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  1. grahamperrin macrumors 601

    grahamperrin

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  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It only costs $25 to find out! Of course, we could offer you a special price for a limited time.... only $50! :)
     
  3. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

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    If that $50 is the sum of $25 annually for the private areas, plus a one-off $25 to regain square avatars: that's shrewd, dudes …

    … and that's how rumours get started ;-)
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    It's where all the cool kids hang out! Come on over and join the demis!:cool:
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Essentially they are little reward areas to thank contributors for their financial support of the forum. It allows contributors to discuss various things outside of the general fora and without the hostility that can sometimes arise in public fora.

    Its a nice place to talk to likeminded community supporters.
     
  6. EvanLugh macrumors 68000

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    Won't let me re-subscribe. :( Sorry if missed something

    MacRumors Forums
    No account upgrades can be purchased at this time. Please check back later.
     
  7. grahamperrin thread starter macrumors 601

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  8. arn macrumors god

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    Ya there was an issue so I turned it off to figure it out
     
  9. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Will the $25 contribution force square avatars site-wide, on all devices?

    If so, hmmm...

    :D
     
  10. Doctor Q, Jun 6, 2015
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    Doctor Q

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    Account upgrades are back!

    Account upgrades are now available for $25, the same price we've had for many years. Their purpose is to support the MacRumors website, but we give you some thank-you benefits for contributing this way.

    Upgrading will give you ad-free viewing, access to private forums, and a special user title.

    To upgrade, hover over your username at the top and select "Account Upgrades" or go to URL http://forums.macrumors.com/account/upgrades.

    Avatars will still be round.
     
  11. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Are those privileged fora moderated and censored too?
     
  12. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

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    The Forum Rules apply to everyone everywhere. But paid members, some of whom have been members for many years, are for the most part our friendliest and most easy-going forum members, so while the moderators do oversee the private forums along with the rest, there are rarely if ever problems there.

    As far as censorship goes, certain "four-letter words" are censored automatically by the forum software no matter which forum you are in. And opinions and ideas are never censored (with very rare exceptions like hate speech and criminal activity) as long as they are expressed within the rules. That too applies to all forums.
     
  13. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    Thanks, I only meant actual words, not thoughts. Seeing as this is a PG-13 message board it is understandable, I just have to come to grips with it.
     

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