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Old 10-16-2010, 12:01 AM   #1
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Just so I can get an avatar and read about O'Reilly on the View?

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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No, its so you can have access to those forums, and see just how many internet tough guys there are out there that think they are the only right ones in the bunch. Then just when they are losing, they cry and say "this will be my last post"

There are some other benefits though, no advertising!
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:33 AM   #3
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I don't get much advertising when logged in. Just the 1 banner ad at the top. That doesn't bother me so much.


I deal with enough internet tough guys on my other discussion boards. Why should it cost me $20 to own the tough guys here?

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:33 AM   #4
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And by "those forums" you mean "that forum", the only one that non-prems can't see?

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:35 AM   #5
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:39 AM   #6

Fletch, the number one reason to become a premium member is to support the ongoing upkeep and operation of the forum. If you find it helpful, if you use it, and if $25 isn't too much for your situation, then I say you should take the leap and become a premium member.

Plus there's the secret handshake, but I've said too much already . . .

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:40 AM   #7
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Hmmm - beyond access to the super secret forums - I'll tell you that one time I was one of many people jumping at a guy's offer to sell some equipment on the Classified's.

He chose to sell to me - simply because he figured if I was a paying member of the site, I wasn't going to stiff him for payment.

Membership has its benefits

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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Fletch, the number one reason to become a premium member is to support the ongoing upkeep and operation of the forum. If you find it helpful, if you use it, and if $25 isn't too much for your situation, then I say you should take the leap and become a premium member.

Plus there's the secret handshake, but I've said too much already . . .
What Pappers said. I've saved more by learning from this site than I'll ever pay in membership fees. Least I can do is become a paying member.

 
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:49 AM   #9
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I bought a membership to help support the web hosting and maintenance of the site.

I've worked in the tech industry for more than 10 years and I know that it's a pain in the ass to deal with finding web hosting (that someone has to pay for) and give up your free time to deal with site maintenance.

It was just a nice gesture.

I really didn't do it for getting rid of ads, or being able to see "secret" forums.
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Old 10-16-2010, 12:54 AM   #10
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Almost 100% of my brewing knowledge stemmed in some way from this site, for that reason alone I became a premium member, in fact I payed for 1 year instead of lifetime membership because I am willing to give that 20 dollars yearly to help support this vast trove knowledge.
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