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illspirit
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#1

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:38 AM


<b>Note: This was our April Fools prank. wink.gif </b>

<p>As of the first of June, GTANET will be turning into a pay-service. A premium membership

programme been planned ever since the beginning of the year, and our frequent forum visitors

might have even noticed a Premium Members group that was setup earlier in the year. We have

discussed this move amongst ourselves and decided that this step is essential in developmening

the quality of our sites. With the premium membership underway, we will be able to provide

financial compensation to our workers, and in turn improve the network. </p>

<p>From the 1st of June, our visitors will be presented with the choice to purchase either a

Basic Plan, a Bonus Plan or a Platinum Plan.</p>

<table class="usertable" align="center" width="80%">
<tbody><tr>
<td width="70%"><b>Features</b></td>
<td><b>Free</b></td>

<td><b>Basic</b></td>
<td><b>Bonus</b></td>
<td><b>Platinum</b></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Reading <b>NEW</b> News</td>

<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...h_by_Moto.gif"> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Posting on Forum</td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...h_by_Moto.gif"> </td>

<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Access to Network Content</td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Access to News Archives</td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Text Styles on Forum (bold, italics)</td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>Viewing/Downloading Media</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>Starting Topics on Forum</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>Signatures on Forum</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>Avatars on Forum</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td>Posting News</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>

</tr>
<tr>
<td><i>No Rules</i> on Forum</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>

<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td>Have <b>Your Own</b> Forum Gang</td>
<td> </td>
<td> </td>

<td> </td>
<td><img src="http://www.gtaforums...Moto.gif"></td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><b>Monthly Payments</b></td>
<td><b>FREE!</b></td>
<td><b>$10</b></td>

<td><b>$20</b></td>
<td><b>$50</b></td>
</tr>
</tbody></table>

<p>So that everyone knows where the money is going, for the hard work that our staff has put into

the site over the years, the founders will receive $2000 and forums administrators and site staff

$1000. Our moderators will continue to fulfill their duties as a hobby, which cannot be unfairly rewarded

with financial gain.</p>

<p>We hope to see all of you enjoying the benefits of our new premium members system soon!</p>


DigitalD
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#2

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:43 AM

It's been a long time coming but we've finally made it happen.

junkie
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#3

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:43 AM

Are the fees one time only fees? Or are they a yearly/monthly fee?

And the most important question: is this just for premium (meaning we can keep our accounts now if we so chose?)

Sauron
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#4

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:43 AM

APRIL FOOLZ!?!?!/1/

Mewish
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#5

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:44 AM

c4k3 hax?

happy AFD staff, <3

junkie
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#6

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:45 AM

QUOTE (Sauron. @ Apr 1 2005, 00:43)
APRIL FOOLZ!?!?!/1/

/me snickers at myself
lol

DigitalD
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Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:47 AM

Sorry to say but no, it's no fools joke. We've been running very close to the 2TB bandwidth limit we are confined to, and to be able to adapt for the San Andreas PC&Xbox rush we will have to start making adjustments. One of these adjustments will be porting the whole network to a bunch of new servers. This needs money which under the current running of things is not freely available.

Remember that we will use the funds to increase the quality of the services offered here at GTANet.

Pilate
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#8

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:47 AM

I'd pay.

PresidentKiller
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#9

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:49 AM

Nah, I'm well-known for spending money on useless stuff ( tounge.gif ), but $50 a month for this is ridiculous (but if we get access to the staff's hidden porn & warez forum, I could re-consider it...).

SWEETSAPRIK
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#10

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:49 AM Edited by SWEETSAPRIK, 01 April 2005 - 04:57 AM.

I think it's an april fools prank, but if it isn't give me a mailing address, and I'll send my cash in now.
(edit)
I'd seriously pay, but this makes me pretty sure it's a prank.
No Rules on Forum

(re-edit)
@illspirit
That new mod pip is friggen sweet.

Raptomex
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#11

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:50 AM

Does this mean I would have to pay to see cheats, post on the forums, etc?

illspirit
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#12

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:50 AM

We're not really supposed to talk about it yet as the details aren't worked. But forum accounts might also be used access to an upcoming online game which can't be mentioned....

eggburt
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#13

Posted 01 April 2005 - 04:56 AM Edited by eggburt, 01 April 2005 - 05:08 AM.

$50? that's like 3, I'm in!

Unless it's a monthly thing, no way to that, I have 4 kids to feed! and a drug habit to quench!

EDIT0R:
OMG LEIKS i is 'inclusive' and 20 is the cost of bonus plan, I'm thinking NVB is this hinted at game, bonus gives you the game with initials NVB that was hinted at!


eggburt winz lol

maws
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#14

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:05 AM

C'mon guys, at least leave it for a year. Everyone knew this sh*t was coming.

anuj
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#15

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:06 AM

For an extra $5, members of nvb20i will come to your house and party.

Happy April everyone.

BTW, illy, you're a douche for using that breadfish sh*t and not the original catloaf.

I Love Anna Kournikova
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#16

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:10 AM

So we have to pay to have signatures and Avatars? dontgetit.gif

If so, f*ck GTAForums. confused.gif

I dont think this is real but if it is, read above smile.gif .

chuck430
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#17

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:12 AM

if it isnt an april fools joke, are you telling me i have to pay $50 to keep the Diablos up here? i suggested this to Vido once but not $50 a month. do paying gangs get anything special?

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#18

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:13 AM

So what about the gangs that are already here?

I mean c'mon, too pricey, most of the kids here can hardly afford 20 bucks a month to create topics, let alone 50 to anyone who wants to run a gang...one time memberships would be easier to obtain, and more plentiful in earnings, and would pay for the new servers... bbq.gif

DigitalD
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#19

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:14 AM

Existing gangs will stay, platinum members will be able to make their own ones though.

PresidentKiller
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#20

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:14 AM

QUOTE (chuck430 @ Mar 31 2005, 23:12)
do paying gangs get anything special?

You'll become official and have a nice Diablos logo under your name and avatar. For $50 that's the best deal around. tounge.gif

SWEETSAPRIK
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#21

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:17 AM

QUOTE (anuj @ Apr 1 2005, 00:06)
For an extra $5, members of nvb20i will come to your house and party.

SWEETSAPRIK frantically digs through pockets for the extra $5.

Kutthroat
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#22

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:17 AM

Hmmmmmmm, onward to 2G!!!

Good bye GTAF!

lolz, seriously though. I need to start posting there more.

chuck430
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#23

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:17 AM

QUOTE (DigitalD @ Apr 1 2005, 05:14)
Existing gangs will stay, platinum members will be able to make their own ones though.

does that include unofficial gangs?

@insane - about the only thing i've agreed with you today

Yuck Fou
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#24

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:22 AM

Haha... april fools, no doubt.

You coulda done better tounge.gif

Technical Difficulty
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#25

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:23 AM

Ok, um, this is super retarded. confused.gif

This sucks. I mean, this really sucks.

If this isn't a prank, f*ck this.

Cran.
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#26

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:23 AM

QUOTE
Technical Deeee says:
it's BS
James. Respect its everything. That must mean i'm nothing. (Le tired and sick) says:
April fools, 'yo


Good one illy. Can I pay you in Catloaf?

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#27

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:25 AM

QUOTE (Technical Difficulty @ Apr 1 2005, 05:23)
Ok, um, this is super retarded. confused.gif

This sucks. I mean, this really sucks.

If this isn't a prank, f*ck this.

Go back to Gta hell with Demarest then.

Yuck Fou
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#28

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:28 AM

Some of you tards... haha. This was posted like 20 minutes into April 1st illy's time.

Good one.

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#29

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:29 AM

QUOTE (MyMothersMySister @ Mar 31 2005, 21:25)
QUOTE (Technical Difficulty @ Apr 1 2005, 05:23)
Ok, um, this is super retarded. confused.gif

This sucks. I mean, this really sucks.

If this isn't a prank, f*ck this.

Go back to Gta hell with Demarest then.

All the money goes to the staff? Im not gonna pay the staff because they lock a few topics and ban a few members. They get paid for sitting on there asses and telling people what to and what not do do?

damn, thats hard work.

NOTE: I still dont think this is really true

disco
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#30

Posted 01 April 2005 - 05:29 AM

lol, happy fools day all.


on a side note, i would never pay for this forum.. not while irc is free.




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