greetings to all!
we have been looking at a few ideas to help enhance your experience here at pcper.com. we have had many discussions on various ideas but this one seems to pop up in almost everyone.
now hold on before you click out of this thread. have a read through and see what we have in mind.
first off...this will not be a mandatory thing. completely optional. we are currently considering 2 options for paid subscriptions:
monthly - this will cost $2.95 per month
yearly - this will cost 24.95 per year
either subscription will carry with it some or all of the following benefits:
- ad free browsing
- private members only forum(s)
- increased PM limit
- some sort of identifier that shows everyone you are a paid subscriber (image of some sort maybe...not sure yet)
- possible members only download section
we would plan to roll out this deal when we upgrade to vbulletin 3.5.
these are just options we have come up with off of the top of our heads. we would like to hear your thoughts and ideas on this. would you subscribe? what features/benefits would you like to see? please give us your comments.
the following is subject to change without notice. we reserve the right to add/remove from this list as we see fit.
/////////////// Approved List //////////////
- ad free browsing - done on 3.5
- private members only forum(s) 1
- increased PM limit
- paid subscriber identifier 2
- download section 3
- subscriber only deals 4
- subscriber attachments 5
- personal page for subscribers 6
- referal system 7
- regular contests 8
- profile image
///////////// Possible Features ////////////
- different subscription packages*
- allow money orders**
- game server***
- teamspeak server****
//////////////////// Key ////////////////////
1 approved but subject to administration approval. ryan does not wish to see highly controversial topics as dedicated forums.
2 unsure of the method. will either be an image or text. will most likely be viewable in posts. possible external page listing all subscribers.
3 limited to drivers, patches, bios upgrades, etc...
4 this largely depends on the retailers. set deals have yet to be worked out. ryan believes he can get at least one etailer to participate.
5 attachments will be limited by size and extension. exact limits have yet to be set.
6 dependant on a modification that is currently in development at a vb resource site. as it stands now...the modification has a few bugs. once they are worked out...this will be implemented for sure.
7 dependant on getting a referid to function correctly and successfully integrated with the subscription process.
8 frequency of contests are uncertain at this point. will largely depend on companies who agree to participate.
* this will depend on the number of subscriptions we get initially.
** depends on the overall success of the subscription feature.
*** this depends on how a project pans out that ryan has in the works.
**** dependant on whether or not a game server is possible.