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Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:05 am

Airliners.net is in the process of starting a new service to its members - a paid "First Class" membership. Initially, First Class members will be able to surf Airliners.net without any ads whatsoever (no banners, no pop-ups etc) but more benefits will be added in the near future.

I'm looking for someone who can design a logo to illustrate the First Class membership. It should be a small graphic, absolutely not bigger than about 100 x 50 pixels (preferably smaller), contain the text "First Class" or "Airliners.net First Class" or "First Class Member". The logo should look professional, exclusive, elegant and stylish, just like those logos the airlines have to advertise their first class or lounges.

The person who submits the winning graphic will get three months of free First Class Membership - a value of $15!  Smile

I suggest a simple design, maybe in gold or some nuances of blue but it's all up to you.

I'm looking forward to seeing your graphics! Post them linked in replies to this post or simply email them to me as an email attachment.

The deadline for submitting a logo has been set to Monday the 25th of March at 21.00 CET (that's 3pm EST and 8pm UTC).

Thanks!
Johan Lundgren
Editor Airliners.net
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PS. If you would like to sign up for First Class Membership today, we have a "beta" system setup that should work well. You'll find it here. It would be great if some of you were brave enough to sign up, we need people to test the system.

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:13 am

Wow, first class? This site is becoming a viritual airplane. Big grin

Sounds like a neat idea. But if you enter as a first class member the only difference will be that you avoid the pop up ads and banners?

In other words it will remain the same if you didn't registrer as FC member?

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:29 am

Great idea. I just signed up via paypal and it worked fine. We'll see if the popups go away when I sign on later.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:30 am

Another website I'm a member of did a similar thing and it was a big success for them.
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:36 am

I signed up too. It`s great now, no ads or popups. Very good idea, Johan.

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:40 am

More benefits will be added in the near future

Any idea of what those benifits will be? I probably won't commit until I know...my $ is precious and I don't think getting rid of pop-ups is worth $60 a year!
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 5:42 am

How intriguing.

You go Johan! Though I won't be paying until I get a job.
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:21 am

I just ponied up some skrilla. KROC...First Class? This is the closest I'll get in awhile. Anyway, I hope more people bust out with their support!
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:23 am

$15 for no banners or pop-up adds? That's all? I don't get many pop up ads and the banners are not that annoying,. Can photographers get a "first class" membership on uploading a picture and it will be accepted like the "VIP" list. If that happens, I will gladly contribute you $15. Otherwise, I rather have it free and don't pay. Not really worth it. Or instead make it like $5.

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:24 am

Johan, this is a good idea, but is paying $5 a month the only way to enter? Maybe you should be eligable by the amout of times you visit Airliners.net a week, or the number of topics you post a month. I don't have much money, but I would really like to join the First Class Membership.

What do you think?
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:28 am

I don't have much money, but I would really like to join the First Class Membership.

What do you think?


Here's what I think:



Get a job!!
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:31 am

I'm 15, I can't apply to just any job!

So any way, what do you think of my idea?
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:37 am

I just signed up via paypal, but not really all for the no ads. last year i donated 25 bucks towards the server- a very small amount but its something. now, for about $1.25 a week if i can help Johan out plus no ads and whatever other goodies are in store- this is the bargain of the new century  Smile

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:39 am

Noise

The whole point of this is to raise money, so giving you a free membership would defeat the purpose of this.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:42 am

anyone who says they cant afford 18 cents a day is making a fool of themselves and us- i wouldnt even post that, its embarassing.

Joe
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:43 am

Noise. I would issue you the violin as well. Just because you visit the site so many times a week, or post so many times on the forums does not mean you should get a free hook up.

Plus as my man Flight152 said, handing out free memberships pretty much defeats the point of raising money. Think about it.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:50 am

I'm not going to comment on me being poor, so I'll get back to my original post on my idea.

Yes this is about money, I'm aware of that, but perhaps for the few who do contribute a lot to this site, could get a break(sort of like FF points). Any way, I can see this board doesn't like my idea, so i'll shut up for now.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:51 am

If you can't afford $5 a month then live with the ads, it's not that big of a deal. You aren't being kicked off a.net if you don't pay up, it's basically a donation. In return you don't have to put up with the ads.

Johan: Great idea! Looks like you've been working hard today with the new photo appeal system and all. Great to see some great changes to a.net!!!
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:52 am

Noise: you mow one lawn and you'll have enough for 3 months first class membership. Is that too much to ask of your lazy ass? One lawn every 3 months? Or are you spending all your money on Brittney Spears posters?
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:53 am

This competition is designed for Air Orange lol!
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:54 am

You can't mow snow, and there's no point in shoveling if the neighboorhood all has trucks doing it for them.

Johan, what kind of benefits will these people who pay get?
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 6:57 am

Noise. Did Johan not say THAT HE WOULD mention the other benefits at a later date?

In all seriousness to your "contribution=free ride" idea. How does that work? Who decides if you contribute enough, and what about those that do contribute, AND pay? Your idea I am sorry to say, has no merit.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:14 am

A.Net has just introduced their new First Class suite, and already people're asking for free upgrades. Man!

If you want First Class, then you should PAY for it. It's not fair for the other customers who cough up the dough to see just any-and-anyone get upgraded to the front.

By the way Johan, plan on having a FF program? (Maybe I could make First Class that way, I log tons of minutes on A.Net every day!)
 
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Joe...

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:17 am

Joe , Be fair on people...... how many 15 year old kids do you know with credit cards ?
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:18 am

I don't mind the ads if it keeps A.net running whatever.
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:20 am

Aps, Joe Pries made a very good point, especially since this idea has been around for about 2 hours, and already someone is crying for a free ride.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:22 am

I don't have credit cards.....How do I pay then?

But I think it may not be a big deal for me, because I'm used to those ad banners.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:24 am

Has he...... ??

i respect Joe a lot but he has dug in a bit deep , dont you think?

everyone remember its OPTIONAL !





 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:29 am

The only "free rides" that would make sense would be for some photographers (maybe those with more than 500 photos in the database or something) since the reason most people are here is for the photos which indirectly brings in income through the hits. Screeners, moderators, or anyone else who helps run a.net might get it as a benefit too. But as for the rest of the ideas I would bet a lot of money it isn't happening as it would defeat the purpose. The ones who visit and use the site the most are the ones that SHOULD pay.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:30 am

No kidding!!! I come up with a good idea, and he and other members bash it to the ground. Geez, you guys aren't very open minded, aren't you. Calm down.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:38 am

I come up with a good idea...

If it were good then it wouldn't have been "bashed into the ground" now would it? Laugh out loud
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:38 am

I am on it... 3 months... Deal!  Laugh out loud

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:42 am

No kidding!!! I come up with a good idea, and he and other members bash it to the ground. Geez, you guys aren't very open minded, aren't you

Noise, you just earned yourself your first
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:48 am

Dear Johan,

Take a pick... If you can get me some more details I would be thankfull. BTW, did you already find some database edditors?









Im not realy fine at the moment, but MORE to come...


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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 7:58 am

I don't have a credit card or a job at the moment, so unfortunately I can't join at the moment, but I like the idea, and hopefully I can join in the future.

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:01 am

You don't need a credit card people. All you need is a checking accout. Not sure if a savings account works. Either way, you don't need a credit card.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:06 am

How much time do I have to design a logo? I'm very interested in submitting a design. Please provide me with a deadline and I will try and make it in time. Thank you for this opportunity.

Regards
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:11 am

I'm sureyou can send a chec or money order to Johan but if you want to send via paypal, you will need to enter your credit card number and a checking account number, I believe. At least I had to when I registered paypal.

Kevin/DCA
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:36 am

Am I typing in Chinese?

For PayPal, you only need a checking account, OR a credit card. I am not sure if it works with a savings account.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 8:44 am

"..you can't mow snow.."
I like that!
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:05 am

Johan, what if we already donated previously to airliners.net via PayPal? Will some of our donation be considered for a possible discount on the price?
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:18 am

I've signed up!

I'll admit I've been an airliners.net member for over 3 years and never once clicked on a banner, I don't want to waste my time viewing sites I have no interest in. I don't mind supporting the site by paying a very low monthly charge.

I'd never want to pay for the forums, but for the photos it's a small price...

Can't believe how many people are complaining about the price, or trying to get around payment.

$5USD/£3.50GBP per month is a pretty insignificant amount for the huge variety and quality of the photos available on airliners.net. I lose more money than that on an average night out, at least I know where this money is going Big grin

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:20 am

I don't mind those banners, but I hate the CheapTickets pop-ups I have been receiving lately. Those just piss me off.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:32 am

Sounds like a Good Idea Johan! I'm Siging up tomorow! (I'm Broke and Don't get paid till tomorow lol)
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:47 am

what credit cards and checking accounts guys, how about putting a couple of paper bills in an envelope and sending off to Johan?? i may have dug deep but the guy who puts his blood sweat and tears into this site is asking for 18 cents a day "if you want to give it" and he's getting his balls broken so it upset me a bit, im not gonna kid anyone.

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 9:48 am

I completely agree with Mr. Pries.
 
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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:08 am

I can see this board doesn't like my idea, so i'll shut up for now.

Hmm...  Insane

You can't mow snow, and there's no point in shoveling if the neighboorhood all has trucks doing it for them.

I suppose people there don't wash their cars, either. Wait, they probably don't even have cars, just snowmobiles since there's so much snow. So you can't wash anyone's car... I guess people there don't work, either. Wait, is there anything to do where you live?

I come up with a good idea, and he and other members bash it to the ground. Geez, you guys aren't very open minded, aren't you. Calm down.

"A good idea?" What would that be? "I have a good idea, give me something for free, but make other people pay for it to support my laziness." GREAT idea.  Yeah sure

I don't mind those banners, but I hate the CheapTickets pop-ups I have been receiving lately. Those just piss me off.

As I said before...

You don't HAVE to come to this site and deal with the popups. If you don't like them, don't come here. Most of us don't mind. And those who do now have an option to pay rather than deal with them. If you want something, you have to pay for it. Don't expect to go through life getting free rides.  Insane

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:18 am

Alright fellas, check this out:




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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:19 am

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RE: Airliners.net First Class Membership - Logo Needed

Fri Mar 22, 2002 10:23 am

I tweaked it:


(it looks better on a white background)

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