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Introducing: UER Premium Membership
< on 6/25/2004 6:29 PM >
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June 25th, 2004, For Immediate Release

The Urban Exploration Resource (UER, located at www.uer.ca) has begun offering a Premium Membership service. Premium members acquire special options and features that are not available to Free accounts at UER.CA.

Premium membership can be obtained by using the UER donation form to send a donation of $5 US or more. Each single donation of $5 US or more will grant you exactly one month of Premium membership. It should be noted that donating a larger amount, like $50 in one month, still only gets you one month of premium membership. We would like to encourage regular donations, instead of larger one-time amounts.

For those who would like to maintain their premium membership, an option is offered to purchase a premium membership and subscribe to the service. See the donation page for more details.

Premium members enjoy the following additional features:
  • A "Premium Star" appears in their profile and beneath the name
  • They are able to create a weblink for their "personal picture"
  • They are able to define a "bio" or "more info" text which appears in their Profile page
  • WatchWords - Define one or more words to watch for -- when a post is made containing one of those words, you will receive an email. Never miss a discussion about your favourite subject again.
  • Access to UER Corporate Edition -- View the urban exploration resource at work without getting in trouble!
  • Access to UERChat Corporate Edition, a plain white version of UERChat.


    ... and more!

    After the month has expired, the premium features become unavailable until another donation is sent in.

    The money from Premium Memberships will be used to pay for hosting fees for UER.CA.

    Don't delay! Get your Premium Membership today! Members sending fees after the current date will automatically have their accounts upgraded to premium.
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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 1 on 6/25/2004 8:54 PM >
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    i was going to donate $50 anyways but im not sure that i want to now if this is how your going to get people to donate.

    but i also dont see these as enough incentive for a $5 donation.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 2 on 6/25/2004 8:58 PM >
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    Posted by Avatar-X

  • A "Premium Star" appears in their profile and beneath the name



  • Someone will most likely buy this so called "premium" just for a star... Scary. True but scary.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 3 on 6/25/2004 9:02 PM >
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    Posted by fatLouie
    i was going to donate $50 anyways but im not sure that i want to now if this is how your going to get people to donate.

    but i also dont see these as enough incentive for a $5 donation.


    What the hell does that have to do with you donating ? All Av did was try to offer donators that gave that much added functions as a thanks for donating essentially.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 4 on 6/25/2004 9:17 PM >
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    ok, say you donate for one month of membership and you cant for some reason the next month, will your profile be saved so that the next month you donate you will not have to retype it and such?


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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 5 on 6/25/2004 9:18 PM >
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    Jester,

    I think 'Thanks for donating' is a nice form letter from Av and a title 'noble donor' or as mine 'Nobler donor' as I've donated a few times.

    Av,

    If you need more money for hosting the site I can well understand.

    I think you would be better to just mention that though... That it takes cash to do what you have done (Which is HUGE) sometimes people lose site of the fact that everything needs money... Me included - so I'm gonna go donate now.

    I'd rather not have any 'premium' or 'special' status though please. I don't like the idea of UER Gold Membership of any kind and the idea would I think put myself and a lot of people who maybe can't even afford $5 [Yes, there are some of us] off donating anything at all.

    Just my opinion is all.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 6 on 6/25/2004 9:43 PM >
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    It sounds good to me. It will keep a income for him on a montthly basis. It will provide all the extras that some of you really wanted. Im happy with what I have now and dont need the extras but hey if they want a star or personal profile etc then what the hell right?

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 7 on 6/25/2004 10:07 PM >
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    can I get a receip ? for income tax
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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 8 on 6/25/2004 10:18 PM >
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    Okay, so how does this compete with the other donor star and title? Basically if you donate you get both stars and if you wish to keep the "premium" membership you just have to donate on a regular basis?

    Anyway, yea, so I take it that donations aren't quite enough right now to compensate for your time/server costs Av? I would almost like to see something different, maybe have a monthly donation goal posted on the side of the site which would encourage people to chip in...

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 9 on 6/25/2004 10:25 PM >
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    UER Premium is intended to be a reward for people who donate

    Kbasa: Yes, your info is saved when the time is up, and re-placed when you donate again.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 10 on 6/25/2004 10:49 PM >
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    Posted by Avatar-X
    UER Premium is intended to be a reward for people who donate


    I say UER itself is reward enough

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 11 on 6/25/2004 11:01 PM >
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    The lines are blurring a bit now.

    Because it's not a 'donation' any longer - you are paying for a 'service' - Premium membership.

    I don't need ANY of the things that being a premium member affords me... Should I then stop donating ?

    I'm sure a lot of people will wonder at the answer to that one.

    Chris...

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 12 on 6/25/2004 11:04 PM >
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    Ugh, it's not that complicated. Donors are given premium benefits in return for donating. It's like how when you donate to your local PBS station, they mail you a plush toy or some junk.

    Some people will donate cause they want to help out.
    Others will donate because they want a plush toy.

    Both types of people should still donate however.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 13 on 6/25/2004 11:06 PM >
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    Posted by Avatar-X

    Others will donate because they want a plush toy.



    I want a plush Avatar X toy


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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 14 on 6/25/2004 11:11 PM >
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    I think it's fine what he's doing.

    AV is just offering a gift to those who send him a donation.

    Just because you can't afford it shouldn't matter. It's a gift.... it's his way of saying thanks. Maybe it shouldn't be called a Premium Membership ... maybe some other name, like Donator Membership... I dunno that's kind of dumb but I'm sure someone can come up with something creative.

    It would probably ease the pressure. It's all in how you perceive things.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 15 on 6/25/2004 11:22 PM >
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    av who the fuck do you think you are giving people stuff for sending money to the forum, fucking douchebag! I HATE UUUUUUU!

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 16 on 6/25/2004 11:23 PM >
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    Posted by fatLouie
    i was going to donate $50 anyways but im not sure that i want to now if this is how your going to get people to donate.

    but i also dont see these as enough incentive for a $5 donation.


    The idea isn't a subscription. It's to reward those who donate.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 17 on 6/25/2004 11:24 PM >
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    Posted by The Hitman's Daughter
    av who the fuck do you think you are giving people stuff for sending money to the forum, fucking douchebag! I HATE UUUUUUU!


    Please tell me you're being sarcastic.

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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 18 on 6/25/2004 11:25 PM >
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    Posted by Frost


    Please tell me you're being sarcastic.


    lol, but of course. maybe i should have included a winky face or something

    heh. i said winky.



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    Re: Introducing: UER Premium Membership
    <Reply # 19 on 6/26/2004 12:28 AM >
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    I'm gonna still donate anyways, regardless.

    I mean - I turned up here one day and dumped a whole Country on ya!!

    Least I can do!!



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