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  • #1042528
    Techno Viking
    Participant

    Party Vibe is almost 10 years old now and it’s always been about freedom of information rather than elitism or secrecy but I’ve set up a private forum today and made it subscribers and staff only in order to give more back to the kind people who’ve supported us over the years. The aim here is to create an area where they can relax and talk privately without worrying about addressing the forum or the internet…

    The full list of subscriber benefits:

    1. Access to our subscribers only forum
    2. Video avatars
    3. No banner advertisements
    4. Post party advertisements for free
    5. Access to ‘Who’s Online?’ (see what other members are doing)
    6. Special username color
    7. Extra storage for attachments (flyers, pictures, etc…)
    8. Increased private messaging ability (more storage, recipients, etc…)
    9. Invisibility from other users if required
    10. And the knowledge you’re helping a good cause…

    Becoming a subscriber:

    http://www.partyvibe.com/vbulletin/payments.php

    And remember it’s your donations that keep this web site running so please consider making a contribution…

    #1121178
    Angel
    Moderator

    Really great idea..

    More private for sensible subjects :weee::weee:

    #1141950
    Angel
    Moderator

    Really great idea..

    More private for sensible subjects :weee::weee:

    #1121177
    suffolkravas
    Participant

    to be honest i dont really like the idea, as it gives me a kind of exclusive feeling as this IS a peace and love type forum and we’d hafta pay, its kinda like a VIP section. what we SHOULD do is have a private forum for these ‘tender subjects’ which only well known members get access to :bounce_fl considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway… dunno about the whole subscribing thing, i guess its cool but it gives me the vibe of a free party forum that aint free :weee: just my opinion i guess

    #1141949
    suffolkravas
    Participant

    to be honest i dont really like the idea, as it gives me a kind of exclusive feeling as this IS a peace and love type forum and we’d hafta pay, its kinda like a VIP section. what we SHOULD do is have a private forum for these ‘tender subjects’ which only well known members get access to :bounce_fl considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway… dunno about the whole subscribing thing, i guess its cool but it gives me the vibe of a free party forum that aint free :weee: just my opinion i guess

    #1121179
    Angel
    Moderator

    Never mind

    #1141951
    Angel
    Moderator

    Never mind

    #1121175
    Techno Viking
    Participant
    suffolkravas wrote:
    to be honest i dont really like the idea, as it gives me a kind of exclusive feeling as this IS a peace and love type forum and we’d hafta pay, its kinda like a VIP section. what we SHOULD do is have a private forum for these ‘tender subjects’ which only well known members get access to :bounce_fl considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway… dunno about the whole subscribing thing, i guess its cool but it gives me the vibe of a free party forum that aint free :weee: just my opinion i guess

    This place is expensive to run, I wish it wasn’t but it is. So because it isn’t fair for me to pay it all (and I’ve given a lot over the years). I have to ask for donations, sell advertising and subscriptions which mean giving something back. It’s give and take you understand. So unless you or anyone else want to pay to keep it free I don’t see an alternative…

    #1141947
    Techno Viking
    Participant
    suffolkravas wrote:
    to be honest i dont really like the idea, as it gives me a kind of exclusive feeling as this IS a peace and love type forum and we’d hafta pay, its kinda like a VIP section. what we SHOULD do is have a private forum for these ‘tender subjects’ which only well known members get access to :bounce_fl considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway… dunno about the whole subscribing thing, i guess its cool but it gives me the vibe of a free party forum that aint free :weee: just my opinion i guess

    This place is expensive to run, I wish it wasn’t but it is. So because it isn’t fair for me to pay it all (and I’ve given a lot over the years). I have to ask for donations, sell advertising and subscriptions which mean giving something back. It’s give and take you understand. So unless you or anyone else want to pay to keep it free I don’t see an alternative…

    #1121180
    Angel
    Moderator

    Mmmmm

    Did you read my post before I deleted it :crazy:

    Different words but same meaning..

    I just couldn’t put it as nicely as you :crazy_dru

    #1141952
    Angel
    Moderator

    Mmmmm

    Did you read my post before I deleted it :crazy:

    Different words but same meaning..

    I just couldn’t put it as nicely as you :crazy_dru

    #1121182
    starlaugh
    Participant

    Yep I see the subscribers/staff only forum part as a nice little thank you from the Doc,

    Its only a very small part of the site, anyway the cost of subscribing is really reasonable.

    Cant always take take take :biggreen:

    #1141954
    starlaugh
    Participant

    Yep I see the subscribers/staff only forum part as a nice little thank you from the Doc,

    Its only a very small part of the site, anyway the cost of subscribing is really reasonable.

    Cant always take take take :biggreen:

    #1121176
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    I can understand why younger people / those with less money are concerned but its not going to be like people would be missing out on much. its just a gesture for those who are able to support the site, the rest of the forum remains open to all.

    The whole ethos of the original internet works on people pooling resources. Unfortunately we don’t have the

    suffolkravas wrote:
    considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway…

    realistically there is no safe haven for doing illegal stuff on the net, it is under surveillance like any other telecoms network.

    That said, if/when a cop tries this it would mean a senior officer would have had to authorise the spending of public money on the subscription, and to access data where there is no clear evidence of serious criminal activity .

    Under British/European law, this throws up all sorts of potential legal/human rights issues.

    #1141948
    General Lighting
    Moderator

    I can understand why younger people / those with less money are concerned but its not going to be like people would be missing out on much. its just a gesture for those who are able to support the site, the rest of the forum remains open to all.

    The whole ethos of the original internet works on people pooling resources. Unfortunately we don’t have the

    suffolkravas wrote:
    considering OB could just pay to become a subscriber anyway…

    realistically there is no safe haven for doing illegal stuff on the net, it is under surveillance like any other telecoms network.

    That said, if/when a cop tries this it would mean a senior officer would have had to authorise the spending of public money on the subscription, and to access data where there is no clear evidence of serious criminal activity .

    Under British/European law, this throws up all sorts of potential legal/human rights issues.

    #1121181
    MisterDuck
    Participant

    altho i aint a subscriber i dont mind the idea, i cant subscribe ‘cos i’m short on cash (gotta a lot of expenses at the mo, a mac n car/insurance) and i dont have a credit card,

    (gotta get me pc fixed n back to pv soon!)

    #1141953
    MisterDuck
    Participant

    altho i aint a subscriber i dont mind the idea, i cant subscribe ‘cos i’m short on cash (gotta a lot of expenses at the mo, a mac n car/insurance) and i dont have a credit card,

    (gotta get me pc fixed n back to pv soon!)

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