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Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:18 am


Most airlines offer special programs for their best customers.
In the last 6 monthes, Johan has introduced the "respected user" system. I think that he should now reward the authors of the most beautiful pictures and of the most indepth analysis or most interesting trip reports with the creation of a Gold Membership.
I really think that some of the members here deserve a better thing than a long 'respected by' list.
I think that these premium members should be choosen by the managment team, and would enjoy symbolic treatments such as a enhanced profile page for exemple.

Any comment ?

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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:27 am

Hmmmmm, that sounds like a great idea!  Big thumbs up  Wink/being sarcastic

KLM747 Big grin
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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:30 am

It would be especially useful if the holders of such status can be deemed as members of the press - thereby able to get in close at the Paris Air Show and such events.

I like the idea. Johan, what do you think?

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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 3:39 am

I don't see too much future for this idea: Who should judge? On picture quality, yes, there Johan can choose good photographers. But what about forum contributors? There is always a second opinion - there are always counter-arguments. I also wouldn't approve of the "quantity instead of quality" contributors getting gold membership status, just because they HAVE to make comments on EVERYTHING posted. Sorry, but I just don't see this as an improvement, unless only photographers receive this award. And they are already on the quick lane photo acceptance list, so that's enough elite for this site.
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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 5:36 am

I say we just do away with anything of an "ego based popularity contest" idea. What purpose do they truely serve?
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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 11:19 am

Why must we divide up the list and create popularity contests on this forum? I mean yeah, there are quality photogs here with quality pictures and there are people who write eloquent, poignant, informative, and inteligent posts vs. those who just write about why they would like United to order 50 A380's and fly to 3 a day to their home airport in Otumwa, IA because that would be really cool, and we know who these people are. However, why feed people's egos by giving out tacky awards? Everyone should just be equal on this forum.

RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:37 pm

yep, i agree, these forums have just turned into high school....who likes who? who is liked by the most? etc getting old....

RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:47 pm

This seems a lot like the shot-down "User Seniority Rating" idea from a while back. I feel it's a terrible idea.

Johan, I appreciate everything you do for the site. But anything more than a "Respected Users" list for prolific users will just start wars. And you know what I always say- Make love, not war. Unless that other party just won't get off your back.  Big grin
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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 1:52 pm

One simple word: no.
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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 3:17 pm

Who said anything about popularity contests? All I'm interested in is press credentials so I can take better pics. For instance, this summer's Paris Air Show is open 8 days, but only 3 days for the general public. The other 5 days are for industry types and members of the press only.

Question: can provide press credentials? Does it cost something?

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RE: Gold Members?

Mon Feb 19, 2001 10:44 pm

I agree with Ikarus. We'd get a lot of people posting fluff just to get this treatment. And a lot of the photographers don't regularly use this forum.
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RE: Gold Members?

Tue Feb 20, 2001 1:38 am

Whats the point? Jut so someonecan feel like a bigshot on an aviation website? I'm thinking NO on this idea as well.

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