What perks do you give to paying members?

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  1. MordyT

    MordyT Grand Master

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    Ok so what perks do you see being given to members who send you money.
    It doesn't matter if they are subscriptions or just donations.

    For example, on one of the sites I ran, there was no subscriptions. However if you donated, (just once, no min) you got access to donor lounge, custom user title, and a @domain e-mail address. I know on AA you get usertitles and a special logo in your postbit. On a site like that, what happens to a person when he stops paying? Does he lose all his perks?

    What I am looking for is two answers.
    One - Donations: XXX with YYY happening when ZZZ occurs
    Two: Subscriptions: XXX with YYY happening when ZZZ occurs

    Sorry if this is in the wrong section. Wasn't sure...
     
  2. boatswife

    boatswife Regular Member

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    I have a spouse support forum.

    I have regular and subscriber memberships. The subscribers receive the following.


    Private messages increased
    Access to a private forum
    Access to blog (used to be exclusive gallery access also)
    Large image for signature
    View/post on the forum when it's closed for any reason
    Play newly added arcade games first
    Since I routinely prune inactive members, 6 month and 1 year subscribers are not pruned if they are inactive.


    This is a really great question. I'm always looking for more perks.
     
  3. tech

    tech Regular Member

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    Price goes up after xmas, that was a promo price.
     
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  4. Bryce

    Bryce Regular Member

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    I usually look for a custom title to tell that I'm a supporter/donator, and a special forum when I donate to a site, and if it's good I usually do. For example, I just donated to Text and Shoot for no reason other than to get a cool name and badge and then they take my badge XD. I still love em though.

    On my forum IPBAdmin, I'm looking at a couple different plans. Here's a rough outline of them.

    $5-$20 (monthly to yearly): Custom User Title, Private Forum, Increased PM Box (the usuals)
    $20-??? (monthly to yearly): Same as the above plus an @domain.com email address, ability to open, close, edit, delete their own posts/threads. I'll be using Google Apps for the email addresses just to keep my email server from overloading, getting black listed, etc. Still gotta write up the TOS for it though.
     
  5. 50calray

    50calray Grand Master

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    Now when you guys say custom title, do you mean allowing a member the ability to create their own title or are you talking about creating one for them that they can't change?
     
  6. Bryce

    Bryce Regular Member

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    I'm going to have it auto set it to Premium Member or whatever, but let them have the option to change it if they want to.
     
  7. fattony69

    fattony69 Regular Member

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    Support is spelled wrong :p

    I will update when I have my full list.
     
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  8. tech

    tech Regular Member

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    Oops, thanks

    Ill correct it soon.
     
  9. Paul M

    Paul M Dr Pepper Addict

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    None.

    We have no paying members, and dont accept donations.
     
  10. MordyT

    MordyT Grand Master

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    why?
     
  11. Nick

    Nick Regular Member

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    Interesting. Even if a user requests to donate, you won't accept it?
     
  12. Zash

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    I plan on adding:

    - Increase PM Space
    - Ability to edit User Title
    - Exclusive Award (in an awards system)
    - Special VIP Group Image and Colored Name
    - Access to Subscriber-Only Contests and Giveaways
    - Removal of All Ads
     

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