ConcordeBoy
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Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:47 am

You a payer, or a player?

Lucky enough for me, I got on while it was still free. You guys/gals?
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JetService
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:49 am

I got on free too, but decided I used it so much I joined. The problem is, I have to log into the feature each time, so I don't bother.
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N766UA
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:55 am

Definatly not worth paying for. I joined long ago when it was free.
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KROC
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 6:56 am

 
QANTASforever
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 11:51 am

I mean - is it really worth it, becoming a First Class Member?

KROC - your thoughts?

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Alpha 1
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:00 pm

Yo


And I CHOSE to do so, because I think the site's worth supporting.
 
kimmykun
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:25 pm

Is it worth 5 bucks a month? Eh, not really. But I like posting here, so I will continue to pay.
 
wgw2707
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 12:27 pm

I just bought a Premium membership. It was worth it. For $25 you get unlimited access, and these forums are so good, they rival a computer game for entertainment value. They are inspirational, educational and humorous. $25 is a small price to pay.

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sccutler
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:05 pm

Not "First Class" now, but I did make donation of reasonable substance when donations were sought, long before "membership" was in place.

Got an email from J thanking me.

But I am still not on his Christmas Card list!
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USAFHummer
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 2:52 pm

Grandfathered in...had FC privileges back in the days when I was a chat op but no longer have them...personally I dont think its worth it...the only differentiating feature to me is the instant messaging feature (popups arent too bad anymore), and I can live without that...

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KROC
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 8:04 pm

Yes, I think its worth it, if for nothing more than supporting the site. We all pretty much enjoy the site, and spend time here, so when FC was made available, I signed up. 5 bucks a month is a small price to pay for having the chance to talk with and meet (in person as well) some very cool people. Plus I know as small as it may be, my loot was going towards the site. I even continued to pay for several months after becoming crew, just because.
 
bobrayner
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:26 pm

I'm happy to support the site.
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BOAC
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 1:23 am

I agree wholeheartedly with Bobrayner and KROC regarding paying for it. At the end of the day there is no such thing as a free lunch - if you use it and enjoy it - support it. The more people who pay, the less we all have to pay.
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MidnightMike
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:05 am


I am paying for this site, I believe it is well worth it, like somebody said, there is no such thing as a free lunch. The information/rumors that I get off of this site is amazing, plus lots of interaction with members from other countries, that I enjoy.
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:50 am

For $25 you get unlimited access

unlimited access to what? ...particularly, versus what non-payers get access to
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artsyman
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:58 am

if you use it and enjoy it - support it. The more people who pay, the less we all have to pay.
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Like most of the others, I was grandfathered into the site and therefore do not need to pay, but to suggest that if there was an increase in first class members, that all of a sudden airliners.net would lower the price across the board is wishful thinking at best. I live happpily in a capitilist society, and know that despite the message of the costs for bandwidth being high, this site makes a decent profit. I am delighted that it does, Johan came up with a nice idea, kept working at it, and it has paid off for him. As far as I am concerned this is the perfect story. But roughly 800 members paying 5 dollars per month more than covers the costs of running this site.... by a wide margin.
 
flpuck6
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 3:58 am

I do not pay ... I have been on the site (as a photo uploader and forum poster) for a while, 4 years 135 days according to my profile. Almost the beginning I think???
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kilavoud
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 4:12 am

When flying I wouldn't feel at ease to fly in first class. In coach and business no problem.

On Airliners.net I feel at ease to be a FirstClassMember.

So I think that it is above all a question to feel at ease.

Kilavoud.
 
ConcordeBoy
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:30 am

At what date was payment first required to join?
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cancidas
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 6:34 am

im paying and helping out as well. i know what the costs for running a site are. i also HATE pop up ads!
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Spaceman
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:47 am

I use google searchbar to block all the popups for free.
 
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RE: ATL's Name Officially Changed

Thu Oct 23, 2003 10:43 am

I'm a payer not a player, I support the site with my money, and I feel great about it. Dont be a player...Be a payer.
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funflyer
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 10:47 am

I always thought it was free to join until I joined LOL.
But really I had been coming to this site for years and then decided to join after you had to pay.
But hay its all worth it. Personally I would like my FirstClassMembership to do a little bit more for me but I still LOVE IT HERE!!!
Who cares about status?
 
174thfwff
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 12:14 pm

"But roughly 800 members paying 5 dollars per month more than covers the costs of running this site.... by a wide margin."

Hey Artsyman,
I don't think that covers the cost of bandwidth for a month!

-174thfwff
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vafi88
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 1:09 pm

I got in while it was free, because I only post and submit pictures, so it's not really worth the 5 dollars that I don't even have for lunch.
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mas a330
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 2:57 pm

Just a question. If you got it for free, you upgrade and decide you dont want first class anymore, what happens?
 
artsyman
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:24 pm

I don't think that covers the cost of bandwidth for a month!
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Rather than any of us guessing, what is the bandwidth usage for this site. I do know what bandwidth costs, but I do not know what usage is for this site. But put it this way, the roughly 4000 dollars per month covers such a large amount of bandwidth, that I would be extremely surprised if airliners.net comes even remotely close to that usage.

Just to re-affirm, I love this site, have loved it for years, feel I am a pretty good contributor to the site, but am curious what the bandwidth is, not bashing the site !!
 
kc7mmi
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 4:41 pm

I'm glad I paid $25 for my access to the forums...altho I wish I got it when it was free.  Big grin
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Delboy
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Tue Oct 28, 2003 11:44 pm


Does Johann propose to 'post' the annual accounts for ANet and, if so, when?

That way everyone will know exactly what he does with your money down to the last cent.
 
707CMF
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:41 am

I admit I don't pay for the forum usage.

However, I pay more that 5$/month in photographic equipement/flights/trips, and since my pics go to the database (and I have yet to make profit from that  Wink/being sarcastic ), I think the price is leveled.

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Sabena332
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 29, 2003 12:45 am

I pay to use this site and I do it gladly, I am a frequent visitor here, so why should I not pay 5 US$ a month to support this site?

Patrick

By the way: I was the first member ever who signed up for the First Class membership  Big thumbs up
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ConcordeBoy
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 29, 2003 4:57 am

Again, when did the site first require payment to join???
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EGGD
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RE: Who Here Pays To Use This Site?

Wed Oct 29, 2003 5:57 am

Some time near the end of 2002 I believe... (rough estimate there Big grin).

I joined way before you had to pay, even when I started using this nickname it was still a long time before. I'd pay $5 a month or however much it is if I didn't have so much other things to pay for and have a better more steady income...

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