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#91

Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:52 AM Edited by Android, 15 August 2014 - 07:52 AM.

IIRC, from my time being on another forum, they had a Gold membership type of deal. It included a "Gold" membership title/flag, a private forum, and exclusive downloads. Kinda like an official gang here on the forums.. but at the same time it really isn't

 

That's the only way I could see people paying for GTAForums.


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#92

Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:12 AM

Why not just have a donate option?

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#93

Posted 15 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

I wouldn't pay a single dime for any website 

You are through your ISP and ad clicks. Time to request a ban.

 

 

A donate option sounds good actually. I wouldnt mind contributing a couple dollars. Im assuming it would work in US currency.


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#94

Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

It can be done through Paypal so it automatically changes the currency in the used currency.

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#95

Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:56 PM

IIRC, from my time being on another forum, they had a Gold membership type of deal. It included a "Gold" membership title/flag, a private forum, and exclusive downloads. Kinda like an official gang here on the forums.. but at the same time it really isn't

 

That's the only way I could see people paying for GTAForums.

 

Yeah, I've been on a few sites that have offered premium membership packages and it seems to work well enough.

 

What the OP is suggesting though, a paywall straight out the gate, seems like a good way for a site to commit suicide in 2014.  :sui:

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#96

Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

I've seen premium accounts and,it works, but I think they should,go with Donating due the no rights policy

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#97

Posted 16 August 2014 - 01:21 AM

The forums would be dead in a week. 


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#98

Posted 16 August 2014 - 03:34 AM

If you won't pay for pron what makes you think people will pay for gtaforums.

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#99

Posted 16 August 2014 - 11:58 AM

 

IIRC, from my time being on another forum, they had a Gold membership type of deal. It included a "Gold" membership title/flag, a private forum, and exclusive downloads. Kinda like an official gang here on the forums.. but at the same time it really isn't

 

That's the only way I could see people paying for GTAForums.

 

Yeah, I've been on a few sites that have offered premium membership packages and it seems to work well enough.

 

What the OP is suggesting though, a paywall straight out the gate, seems like a good way for a site to commit suicide in 2014.  :sui:

 

I've always kind of wondered. What comes with a premium account?


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#100

Posted 16 August 2014 - 04:39 PM

^ extra benefits

They could increase message inbox limit by 100 (depends)
Special member group
And other benefits depending on what the staff wants
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#101

Posted 17 August 2014 - 04:33 AM

Based on this thread everyone is obviously against a pay to access but just about everyone is up for a Premium Service.

 

Staff, is it possible for a GTAF Premium service to be released?


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#102

Posted 17 August 2014 - 08:11 AM

Daniel, not everyone is up for a premium service.

How about the people in the OGA? We already have certain benefits regulars don't have.

- Increased inbox limit
- Access to private forum
- "Special" member group

What would we get, for example?

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#103

Posted 17 August 2014 - 05:50 PM

Daniel, not everyone is up for a premium service.

How about the people in the OGA? We already have certain benefits regulars don't have.

- Increased inbox limit
- Access to private forum
- "Special" member group

What would we get, for example?

Thats why I said "just about everyone" and the extra benefits we get would be for Staff to think up. 


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#104

Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:32 AM

lol. This is a hilarious idea bud. Thanks I needed the laugh. I guess adults don't troll huh... And you can buy this game at 17 not 18.

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#105

Posted 18 August 2014 - 05:18 AM

 

I've always kind of wondered. What comes with a premium account?

 

 

 

Basically what 'Ceska said, but here's an example anyway from one of the sites I had in mind.

 

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#106

Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:41 AM

I'd gladly pay for a premium account if it had no advertisements(always get the weird ones)/ larger inbox.

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#107

Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:17 AM

Lol I love the "I'm an adult with a job so I wouldn't mind." argument.. just because I have money doesn't mean I would waste it to access a website. Even if it was a few bucks a month, it's not worth it.

This. Exactly this.

 

GTAF is a great place, but there's no way I'd pay a monthly fee to access the forums.


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#108

Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:27 AM

I hope you guys realize that GTAF is never going to be a paid site. Even if premium membership is introduced in the future, access to the basic features of the site will always remain free. That's the vision that the admins of GTAF have always had.

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#109

Posted 18 August 2014 - 12:42 PM Edited by johnny_zoo, 18 August 2014 - 12:42 PM.

I hope you guys realize that GTAF is never going to be a paid site. Even if premium membership is introduced in the future, access to the basic features of the site will always remain free. That's the vision that the admins of GTAF have always had.

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#110

Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

I hope you guys realize that GTAF is never going to be a paid site. Even if premium membership is introduced in the future, access to the basic features of the site will always remain free. That's the vision that the admins of GTAF have always had.

/Thread


Nothing /thread.
This is a discussion whether or not we would pay to access GTAF. Not if it's ever going to be a pay to access site.
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#111

Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:45 AM

I really don't think I would pay...

..but then again, I don't have any money right now. So they may change, and I would probably pay. Maybe.

It all depends on the benefits, but I also wouldn't mind donating for this site, I like it. :)

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#112

Posted 19 August 2014 - 11:07 AM

 

 

I hope you guys realize that GTAF is never going to be a paid site. Even if premium membership is introduced in the future, access to the basic features of the site will always remain free. That's the vision that the admins of GTAF have always had.

/Thread

 


Nothing /thread.
This is a discussion whether or not we would pay to access GTAF. Not if it's ever going to be a pay to access site.

 

It seemed people were getting the wrong idea, but OK as you were.


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#113

Posted 22 August 2014 - 10:06 AM

Lol no thanks.
Just add a couple more meet singles ads instead

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#114

Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:58 AM

  • No Advertisements - All advertisements will be removed to de-clutter your the site for you.

 

But my Adblock extension for Chrome already does this.

 

 

 

Even then, how much would it cost and what will the payments be? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly?


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#115

Posted 26 August 2014 - 01:07 AM

I'd need something a little better like when it comes to searching for things like information on jobs and specific cars and such. Maybe if Forums combined with GTA Wikia and had all that information and let us comment on the Wikia pages' content then had a place to start new discussions I might consider paying. That would also require regular moderation of said commentary areas and punishment of people misusing them and constantly trying to troll people and trying to stir things up.


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#116

Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:01 PM

 

 

But my Adblock extension for Chrome already does this.

 

 

 

Even then, how much would it cost and what will the payments be? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly?

 

 

For the site in question where I pulled that info... US$4 per month IIRC.


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#117

Posted 26 August 2014 - 12:06 PM

Lol no thanks.
Just add a couple more meet singles ads instead


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#118

Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:54 PM

 

 

 

But my Adblock extension for Chrome already does this.

 

 

 

Even then, how much would it cost and what will the payments be? Weekly? Monthly? Yearly?

 

 

For the site in question where I pulled that info... US$4 per month IIRC.

 

 

48 dollars a year to go on a GTA forum just to deal with the peanut gallery of the V section and other dickery?

 

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#119

Posted 27 August 2014 - 03:42 AM

48 dollars a year to go on a GTA forum just to deal with the peanut gallery of the V section and other dickery?

 

Sucks to no longer be in the Hoodz, huh?


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#120

Posted 27 August 2014 - 04:00 AM

 

48 dollars a year to go on a GTA forum just to deal with the peanut gallery of the V section and other dickery?

 

Sucks to no longer be in the Hoodz, huh?

 

Wait, wait, the hoodz?

 

 

Pay to access websites ain't "the hoodz" bro.





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