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Volunteer based Paid membership thread section 214

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Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« on: January 02, 2020, 07:31:59 AM »
To help with monthly donations and as a extra bonus, I am curious on what other's here think of a paid membership only section on this forum?  This could certainly offset some costs to this site and might even attract new members as well.   

What are the moderator's, admins' and members thoughts on this?  As the title implies, this would be based on voluntarism as the current donation system is. 
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,223 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2020, 09:10:50 AM »
You think like the charter membership subscription we've have? ;)
Full Member Posts: 155
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2020, 09:21:52 AM »
Seems I must have not seen this in the general tools section.  Well that being said, it's still worth talking I suppose.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2020, 09:31:17 AM by CarbideCruzer »
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 14,473 Never gonna run around and desert the SAKs
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2020, 10:48:51 AM »
You think like the charter membership subscription we've have? ;)
What's the charter member secret forum like? :dd:

Hooked, like everyone else. ;)

All hail the hook!
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,223 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2020, 05:05:46 PM »
Seems I must have not seen this in the general tools section.  Well that being said, it's still worth talking I suppose.

Well there's a saying here at MTO ....

Nobody reads tge stickies :facepalm:
Global Moderator Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 20,223 I may get older but I refuse to grow up.
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2020, 05:06:31 PM »
What's the charter member secret forum like? :dd:

Can't tell you, it's a secret  :dwts:
Newbie Posts: 15
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2020, 05:39:57 PM »
I think a paid membership can be interesting from the forum's perspective because the threshold for small often (monhtly) recurring payments is lower then a l less often (yearly) recurrring bigger donation. From a user's perspective donating something for something that is free to access already is not much of an incentive, only if you are really active or involved in the forum this would make real sense.

However as a newbie (correct me if i'm wrong) I noticed this forum is quite big and quite active, maybe there is something more you can do with a subscription. What would be really cool for example would be a subscription where you yearly get a 'multitool.org exclusive multitool' send to you by mail. Now I know this is a lot more difficult then it sounds because this is an international forum and you would need to consider shipping charges, logistics and packing and also not every manufacturer would be willing to cooperate in this idea.

But imagine you can (for example) get a Basic Alox Victorinox in a unique colour that cannot be bought anywhere, it could even be just a one-time welcome gift instead of a yearly recurring subscription. Then I would easily be willing to sponsor the forum with 75 USD while the costs of the product and shipping will be not more then 20-30 USD. Meaning the forum gets a net. donation of 35-45 USD a year per subscription. I am not sure how big the market is for this kind of subscriptions but I imagine there would be quite some collectors wanting to add a an unique piece to their collection and support the forum in one go.

Again, not the most easy solution but maybe something to think about.



Full Member Posts: 155
Re: Volunteer based Paid membership thread section
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2020, 05:58:51 AM »
Personally speaking and in this specific context I am not that interested in physical rewards in regards to a paid membership so much as a membership only section would be more valuable.  There is always the possibility of more in depth conversations and or "inside baseball" if you will of information I presume regarding tools/industry information. 


 

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