What am I missing?

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by techlover828, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    Hey,

    I am thinking of contributing to MacRumors but want a little more detail of what I actually get, I here some about "private forums" but is it really anything that great?

    I'm basically looking for a more detailed list of advantages of contributing.


    Thanks for answers

    PS: I'm aware of the FAQ
     
  2. 119576 Guest

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    You get the warm, fuzzy feeling that we each get knowing that we've helped out our favourite website.
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You're not going to get much more info than what's in the FAQ. If you expect anything more than simply supporting the community, there's a good chance you'll be disappointed.

    Fuzzy feelings are nice.
     
  4. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    but what's in the private forum?
     
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    Threads.

    And before you ask what's in the threads; The answer is 'posts'.
     
  6. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    thanks, that's very helpful
     
  7. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    He can't really be much more helpful than that. You get out of it what you put into it.
     
  8. Doctor Q Administrator

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    We don't mean to be unhelpful, but part of the benefit of the private forum area is that the discussions there aren't discussed elsewhere. But perhaps a thought experiment will help: If you were among a more private group of MacRumors members, what would you want to talk about? Chances are that's something they'd want to talk about too!

    Site income comes from both ads and from paid memberships. Just as you get something from PBS for donating during the pledge drive, we give you a few goodies in return for paid membership as a small way to show our appreciation. Avoiding some of the ads, getting to have a special user title, and getting to talk to the other paid members out of the public forums are benefits some members appreciate.

    As the FAQ says,you can also support MacRumors in other ways: by registering, participating in discussions and activities, and helping other members, by buying from our sponsors, and by letting others know about MacRumors.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    As others have said you get out of it, exactly what you put in.

    I can testify that I have received so much more from my membership here this year than I could quantify in a $$ amount.
     
  10. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    gotcha, is there anyway to get your title (ie: 601) and have some kind of indication that you have contributed, like MacRumors 601 (Contributer)
     
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    http://guides.macrumors.com/Help:MacRumors_FAQ
     
  12. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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  13. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I don't believe so. Either you can choose demi god or goddess, contributor or keep your old title. :)
     
  14. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    darn! oh well, I'll probably still contribute
     
  15. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  16. techlover828 thread starter macrumors 68020

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    ok
     
  17. bigandy macrumors G3

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    :eek: i read that as 'we don't mean to be helpful' :p

    ..you didn't mention the mankini! :p
     
  18. Doctor Q Administrator

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    I didn't mean my 'we don't mean to be unhelpful' to appear to be 'we don't mean to be helpful' if I could help it.

    It's true that as a paid member you can have a post-based user title or one of the fixed alternative choices, but not both at once. Changing that has been suggested before, and maybe we'll do that some day. There are no plans for an imminent change.
     
  19. monke macrumors 65816

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    That almost makes me want to join. ;)

    That should be official greeting for contributing. :cool:
     
  20. bigandy macrumors G3

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    it already is. ;)
     
  21. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    You have to be willing to be oh so very eliteist™ as well... Thats important.
     
  22. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Obviously you don't have to be able to spell, either.
     
  23. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    That's not a fuzzy feeling ... even though you do need a shave. :eek:
     
  24. tominated macrumors 68000

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    i'm sold
     
  25. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    No, tahts not impronant.
     

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