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Author Subject: Changes to Club Membership
captainash Admin

Location: Ferndown

Registered: 10 Dec 2002

Posts: 3,940

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Post #1
The current membership structure needs changing. I don't think anything was wrong with the original idea - a tenner for membership, a fiver for limited membership or £20 for a "trader" membership for people who would regularly be selling parts, several cars etc. Non-members would have access to a few forums, and if they needed to ask technical questions, would have to sign up. Easy.

As it worked out, this resulted in everyone posting technical questions in the General forum, and hostility between the different levels of membership.

So ... over the coming weeks, I'll be converting the club to one flat membership level. Non-members will still have access to all the information on the forums, but will not be able to post anywhere. Members will have full unlimited access to everything. The standard annual rate for membership is a measly £5.

But I've already paid!
All existing members have two options. Their membership can either be part-refunded, or converted into a longer membership. For example, if you paid £10, I can either convert your membership into a 2-yr membership (2 years @ £5 pa) or refund your 2nd year.

The other benefit is that people wanting to spam the forum with multiple accounts will have to pay to do so. Chances are not so many people will be keen to do that.

The downside is that we'll completely lose people who do not want to pay, which is a regrettable shame.

This solution has been Blah at great length, and is intended to solve problems, but if you're completely unhappy, I'll be more than happy to refund your membership. Pro rata, of course Wink

Unfortunately, the membership levels are tied into every aspect of this site, so will take a while to re-do. Watch this space ...

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 08:59
captainash Admin

Location: Ferndown

Registered: 10 Dec 2002

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Post #2
For current members who have given up all hope and will not be renewing their membership, I'll be adding "PM Export" functionality, so you will be able to export your PMs before losing access to them.

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 09:04
scib4

Senior User

Location: East Kilbride

Registered: 28 Jul 2007

Posts: 771

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Post #3
captainash wrote:
The downside is that we'll completely lose people who do not want to pay, which is a regrettable shame.


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08 BMW 320d M-Sport touring (Superchipped Spec)
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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 09:11
welshpug!

Capt Pedantic

Location: Bigend, Wales.

Registered: 27 Mar 2007

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Post #4
I think Membership should still apply to those using the site to trade Thumbs up

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 09:35
russbez

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Location: Inverness-Shire

Registered: 19 Dec 2005

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Post #5
sounds fair and on par with other car forums

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 09:42
m306

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Location: south coast

Registered: 16 May 2011

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Post #6
So how do we let you know what we want to do if we've paid for higher membership... Is it by comment here or PM or do you have a different plan?

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2010 megane rs250
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 09:57
captainash Admin

Location: Ferndown

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Post #7
No plan at the moment, but I'll let you know. Email might be the best idea.

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:02
matt evans

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Location: Stourbridge

Registered: 16 Sep 2009

Posts: 2,290

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Post #8
Thats Pugplus f**ked then. Unless he finds a magic fiver to join after all these months.

As far as my membership - stretch it to the 2 years please Ash.

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2004 Aegean Blue 206 GTi 180 (also gone...)
2006 Skoda Fabia vRS in Sprint Yellow

honestly3k wrote:
Do you wrestle for a living matt? You sound like a monster LOL


owain wrote:
Nothing involving a 306 can be considered worthwhile.

Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:03
welshpug!

Capt Pedantic

Location: Bigend, Wales.

Registered: 27 Mar 2007

Posts: 25,710

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Post #9
matt evans wrote:
Thats Pugplus f**ked then. Unless he finds a magic fiver to join after all these months.


tfft! and Mrs Wampy LOL

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Bring on the Trumpets.

Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:06
billyboy99

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Location: London

Registered: 12 Nov 2010

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Post #10
Gentlemen...it has been an honour
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:17
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

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Post #11
Shame it has come to this.

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:22
rikky

Forum Pikey

Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,762

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Post #12
less than 2p a day you cheapskates, get your hand in your pocket. it's worth it

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:30
tommy_306

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Location: Manchester

Registered: 18 Oct 2004

Posts: 409

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Post #13
I really can't believe people are not willing to pay the £5 membership! At the end of the day, what's £5? Just have one less mc'meal this year and you have the money!

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 10:39
pugheaven

Seasoned Pro

Location: Fareham

Registered: 17 Dec 2006

Posts: 4,602

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Post #14
Will the connection errors be sorted as that's the main reason I haven't paid, 9 times out of 10 I get a connecting error, sock error....
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:03
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

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Post #15
As above.

Are the competitions remaining?

For a bit of clarity, What level of membership is the £5 all round fee going to give.

Does it replace the current £5 benefits such as the 25 PM inbox size, 4 photos in adverts (2 a year limit) or is it going to replace the £20 partner and give 100 PMs, 10 photos in adverts, 10 cars a year and be able to watch threads etc.

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Bianca Rallye-S Flowers
205 GTi6 on ITB's
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:11
roland rat

Yeeeah Rat fans!

Location: Swansea

Registered: 29 Nov 2006

Posts: 22,254

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Post #16
dangti6 wrote:
As above.

Are the competitions remaining?

For a bit of clarity, What level of membership is the £5 all round fee going to give.

Does it replace the current £5 benefits such as the 25 PM inbox size, 4 photos in adverts (2 a year limit) or is it going to replace the £20 partner and give 100 PMs, 10 photos in adverts, 10 cars a year and be able to watch threads etc.



I'd say the first one mate more than likely.come on surely you have a deep sea diver spare?
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:23
dangti6

aka JKshooter

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Registered: 15 Jun 2006

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Post #17
I'l check my sofa. I said a long time ago that I would cough up when the site improves. Now that we have more admins, Ash is showing his face more and keen to continue to improve the site and we are going in the right direction again; my hand is rustling.

When the site is more stable and doesn't have the connection issues I will donate. I think that's fair.

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Bianca Rallye-S Flowers
205 GTi6 on ITB's
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:28
jsoulman

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Location: Bristol

Registered: 19 Apr 2006

Posts: 13,661

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Post #18
I cannot spend money on stuff I cant touch. However, if anyone needs to get hold of me or would like to buy a passport then hit me up on james.soulman@gmail.com

In regards to the Captains decision I think fair play, its a good one! Me not paying is my own personal problem.
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:30
roland rat

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Registered: 29 Nov 2006

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Post #19
jsoulman wrote:
I cannot spend money on stuff I cant touch. However, if anyone needs to get hold of me or would like to buy a passport then hit me up on james.soulman@gmail.com

In regards to the Captains decision I think fair play, its a good one! Me not paying is my own personal problem.


If you pay a fiver to join you can touch me in my "special" place,deal?
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:34
CUJ

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Location: Southampton

Registered: 18 Apr 2006

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Post #20
roland rat wrote:
If you pay a fiver to join you can touch me in my "special" place,deal?


Swansea?

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:37
rikky

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Location: cheshire

Registered: 28 Feb 2004

Posts: 26,762

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Post #21
or we can set up sympathy accounts where we pay people in who we want to be here who cannot afford it / don't want to pay, but as a forfeit they get a 'SENIOR CHEAPSKATE' under their username

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306 rallye reproduction decals (full sets/individual decals) | 306 b-pillar textured vinyl weatherstrips
306 slam panel esso stickers | 306 yellow / orange / pension fund red side door badges
306 red '6' 3d-printed badges (old part no 866503) | gti6 inlet manifold badges | 306 rear boot badges (p2/p3)
winner of Extraction of toys from prams with outstanding vigour award 2009 [source: gti6 owners club]
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:37
jsoulman

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Registered: 19 Apr 2006

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Post #22
roland rat wrote:
jsoulman wrote:
I cannot spend money on stuff I cant touch. However, if anyone needs to get hold of me or would like to buy a passport then hit me up on james.soulman@gmail.com

In regards to the Captains decision I think fair play, its a good one! Me not paying is my own personal problem.


If you pay a fiver to join you can touch me in my "special" place,deal?


I knew you were gonna say that. If I can hold you in my arms and stare into your dreamy eyes its a deal.
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:39
jsoulman

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Post #23
rikky wrote:
or we can set up sympathy accounts where we pay people in who we want to be here who cannot afford it / don't want to pay, but as a forfeit they get a 'SENIOR CHEAPSKATE' under their username


And Avi's have to locked on a picture of a smelly tramp, or someone signing ont Dol! Basically a picture of me... although I dont sign on, I do stink of urine.
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:46
yippeekayay

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Location: wilts

Registered: 27 Oct 2008

Posts: 4,139

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Post #24
CUJ wrote:
roland rat wrote:
If you pay a fiver to join you can touch me in my "special" place,deal?


Swansea A pretty, s**tty city........?
only thing special about swansea is rolands needs Thumbs up

Happy to pay membership again. If it stops newbies firing in one add and doing one after. Met some great "car friends" on here. Worth every penny.

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Marmite and cheese sandwiches anyone???

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Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:51
smegal

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Location: Leeds

Registered: 26 Dec 2005

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Post #25
If this goes ahead, it may be worth setting up an unlocked to non paying members introductions section

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Ex SC-6

Now in a Megane R26
Posted 26th Mar 2012 at 11:53

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