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Kennel Account Upgrades

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Nash, May 5, 2016.

  1. Nash

    Nash Administrator Staff Member

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    Hi all!

    As promised, we're now officially launching premium membership on the Kennel.

    You can click the upgrade button at the top, or Gift to others to reward them for quality content!

    In addition to reduced ads on the website and App, you get:

    - Premium username icon like me and the moderators!
    - More options to rate posts with!
    - Exclusive Premium Member Banner
    - Get a username icon displayed next to your name
    - Edit your user title colour under your avatar
    - Delete all warnings on your account
    - VIP Trophy on your user profile.

    Let me know if you have any questions!
     
  2. TANK 2.0

    TANK 2.0 Assyrian King Gilded

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    Thank you for the upgrade brother!

    I feel special now lol
     
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  3. Nash

    Nash Administrator Staff Member

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    I've sent some gifts through to some members that donated very generously and/or are very active on the forum. Enjoy!
     
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  4. dogluva

    dogluva Immortal

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    Thank you so much Nash. I shall use my gift sensibly and wisely.
     
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  5. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    Congrats everyone who got a gift :) Well deserved!
     
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  6. tonee

    tonee Super Moderator Staff Member Gilded

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    Who doesn't like gift :)
     
  7. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    Congrats to all the premium members.......
     
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  8. Boxer

    Boxer THE BOSS Gilded

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    I feel left out, how do you become an premium member?
     
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  9. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    I'm happy being one of the have nots, my previous statements being what they are
     
  10. Boxer

    Boxer THE BOSS Gilded

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    What were they????
     
  11. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    Given that I completely appreciate the Kennels need to generate income to break even, I understand the decision to seek alternate revenue opportunities.

    That being said, I do not feel "Premium" accounts are conducive to keeping people coming back to the Kennel, those of us who cannot afford to be a "Premium" member will develop over time a sense that we have less than the premium members, this feeling of less will result in being unmotivated / disinterested in not only contributing to the forum, but visiting it at all, thus reducing site hits and advertising revenue

    I do not feel a 3 tier membership structure (Mods / Premium / Normal) is best, we absolutely need moderators, and they do a pretty good job of remaining impartial, which results in everyone feeling valued and free to contribute to the site. I think the "Premium" membership will detract from it
     
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  12. Boxer

    Boxer THE BOSS Gilded

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    Fair call, but I think the kennel is growing and with the amount of advertising you see here it backs the popularity of this forum.
     
  13. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    No doubt, as I said, I understand the need to fund raise, with growth comes cost, I am not saying it is the wrong choice, it is not my forum and not for me to say, but I just feel it may not be the right option
     
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  14. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    Mr I, please do not misunderstand me, I completely appreciate that there are cost associated with not only running but building the forum, I do not have the answer, but I don't feel this is is. Look at it already, only on a small scale, but there is already jealousy, from those of us non premium to those who have been gifted the Premium account, even if the people who mention it, mention it in a joking fashion, there is still some form of jealousy, with jealousy comes resentment, with resentment comes fear, and fear is the path to the dark side,. Fear leads to anger, anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Oops I got off track.

    But my point remains, jealousy leads to resentment, and that is not conducive to "Community"

    I'm not trying to create drama here, I LOVE this place, but, I am just concerned

     
  15. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    @Nash ... is the man to answer those questions Ecca :)
     
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    TANK 2.0 Assyrian King Gilded

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    I'm willing to give back the premium member thing, no big deal, just thought it was a nice gesture.

    PS premium members don't need a yellow badge thingy, this place has many premium members.
     
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  17. Mr Invisible

    Mr Invisible Super Mod Staff Member Premium Member Gilded

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    I'll have to wait back for reply from Nash in here, but the other reason behind limiting some features could be because if every user had animated icons next to their usernames, it'd bring the forum to a crawl.
     
  18. Nano

    Nano Immortal Gilded

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    I didn't even get a premium upgrade ☹️

    I need to bash something for being left out wallah!
     
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  19. TANK 2.0

    TANK 2.0 Assyrian King Gilded

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    You can take mine if you want bro
     
  20. Ecca

    Ecca Kennel Addict Gilded

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    It's a lovely gesture and well deserved brother. If we have premium members you need to be one.

    Mr I, I have no questions, just my opinion is all
     
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