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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by rob lay, Mar 29, 2004.

  1. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Secure connection (https) for Visa, Master Card, American Express, Diners Club, Discover, and JCB is now available to subscribe.

    In summary, there are three major ways to subscribe...

    1) PayPal (Immediate Activation)

    2) Mailing a Check (Activation When Received)

    3) Credit Card (Manual Activation 4 to 48 hours)

    What: Optional subscriptions are now available.

    Why: 1) Additional features for subscribers. 2) Bonus of 6 months on 1 year subscriptions or 2 years on 5 year subscriptions if you subscribe before May 1st. 3) Help support the site.

    From my perspective we're starting optional subscriptions because with almost 6,000 users and growing at 800 users a month I can't afford the time and money without introducing a revenue component directly inline with number of users. I was happy with 100 users only, but if we have 10,000 users, then I will at least have the resources to bring in help and justify my time.

    From a users perspective many believe the quality of the postings will improve if there's a small token of entry into the site. It's still not finalized if posting privileges will be a feature removed from the Non Subscribed user group. The other benefit to users will be additional resources like professional writers, technical consultants, coupons/discounts and expanded functionality.

    Why Not: 1) Non Subscribed users will still have all the features they do today until at least June 1st. 2) If you are a Moderator, Sponsor, or are accepted to be a Consultant you don't need to subscribe.

    To apply for a Consultant position, please follow this link...

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/consultants/index.htm

    How to Subscribe: Go to User Options - User Control Panel - Paid Subscriptions or http://ferrarichat.com/forum/subscriptions.php?

    Available Subscriptions:

    Silver - One Year
    Silver Subscribed users currently get the following benefits over Non Subscribed users... "Silver Subscribed" title under your rank to show your support, up to 200 Private Messages can be stored, and access to the private Silver Subscribed Forum. Some additional features will be added over time. By the end of May the Non Subscribed users will loose some permissions.

    Validity Period: 18 Months (1 year after May 1st)
    Cost: $15.00 £8.00 €12.00

    Silver - Five Years
    Same as described above, but for a five year term.

    Validity Period: 7 Years (5 years after May 1st)
    Cost: $50.00 £27.00 €41.00


    Rossa - One Year
    Rossa Subscribed users currently get the following benefits over Non Subscribed users... "Rossa Subscribed" title under your rank to show your support, up to 500 Private Messages can be stored, use of an approved signature, and access to the private Silver & Rossa Subscribed Forums. Some additional features will be added over time. By the end of May the Non Subscribed users will loose some permissions.

    Validity Period: 18 Months (1 year after May 1st)
    Cost: $50.00 £27.00 €41.00

    Rossa - Five Years
    Same as described above, but for a five year term.

    Validity Period: 7 Years (5 years after May 1st)
    Cost: $175.00 £95.00 €143.00


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    Please let me know if any questions or suggestions. This has been the result of 2+ years of discussions with hundreds of users and outside analysis. We're taking it slow, but our ultimate goal is the improvement of the community.

    Initial thread when Optional Subscritpions were made available...

    http://ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?p=186593

    Thank you,
    FerrariChat.com
    Curvacom LLC
     
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  3. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Yes am I am idiot for missing it...signing up right now...

    --Dan

    Ok, Rossa 5 (7?) years...no brainer there. Good on you for setting up CC.
     
  4. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    I'll process any subscriptions tomorrow by 10am CST. Thanks.
     
  5. Admiral Thrawn

    Admiral Thrawn F1 Rookie

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    Sounds like this is the one to go for. Just hope Ferrarichat.com still exists in 7 years... lol

    I'll be paying by credit card.
     
  6. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    Thanks for setting up the credit card option - I'm in.

    Only took a year because I may be trading the horse for a bull within next 12 months..
     
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  8. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Welcome. Hey, we talk more about Lamborghinis here than anywhere else. :D:(:D
     
  9. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

    Feb 3, 2004
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    I'm gonna subscribe right now! Very good that it is possible by cc now.
    After how long will my subscription be activated? (edit; I already know, should have seen it sooner)

    Greets, Alexander.
     
  10. dm_n_stuff

    dm_n_stuff Global Moderator
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    ATTA GUY, Rob.

    Welcome to the late 20th century.

    no, seriously, good job.

    Dave
     
  11. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

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    Ok, it's done... and my earlier question is already answered. Just have a little patience now. Keep the site going! It's briliant!

    Greets, "Rossa" Alexander
     
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  13. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

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    Wow, already activated! That's quick! Great!

    Greets, Alexander
     
  14. coachi

    coachi Formula 3

    May 1, 2002
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    SC USA
    would like to subscribe on line...where please? paypal is ok I understand
     
  15. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    Read my first post #1.
     
  16. ryalex

    ryalex Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Aug 6, 2003
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    I was surprised the other day - I finally told my wife that I was going to have to pay for F-chat now. When she asked "How much?" I chanced it and said "$50 a year." She replied, "Oh, that's not bad... it's like a little club membership for you. And you meet a lot of people through it." I was beside myself (my wife is the more frugal of the two of us).

    So I'll send in my payment once I get either back in the US or a temp job here in Canada.
     
  17. ForzaFerrari

    ForzaFerrari F1 Veteran

    Jul 25, 2003
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    Tnx for the creditcard link :) just filled everything in...sadly I don't have that much money at the moment so I only took a 1 year Silver sub. :S perhaps next year I will upgrade to Rosso :D

    cheers,

    Waldo
    ForzaRossa.nl
     
  18. Edward 96GTS

    Edward 96GTS F1 Rookie
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    Nov 1, 2003
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    Rob,
    Can you offer a 1 week trial subscription, just so the people riding the fence can "test drive" the new subscription site?
     
  19. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    There's not a new subscription site. Nothing is different, just a few additional permissions. Like I've said several times, there really aren't any reasons to subscribe now unless you do want some of the minor additional permissions (More PM space, signature for Rossa members, private BS forum) or just want to support the community.

    Eventually some day select permissions will be removed from the Not Subscribed group, but when and what hasn't been determined. So unless you just have to get in on the Bonus offer that ends May 1st, I think most will wait to subscribe when something is actually taken away they want.

    Please let me know if still questions.

    Thanks,
    rob
     
  20. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    I tried to pay by C.C today, and it says an internal error has occured, try again later.
     
  21. rob lay

    rob lay Administrator
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    There's been at least two go through today. Anyone else have this problem? I don't have direct control on the cc software, they notify me when the payment goes through and I activate the subscription.

    Let me know if you still can't get it working.
     
  22. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Ill try again now.
     
  23. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Now i went through everything and it says page cannot be displayed.
     
  24. Dom

    Dom F1 Veteran
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    Allan, try again, but don't use DES/Carbon's credit card. :)
     
  25. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Ok, i think it worked. Took me to a page where its says the process is manual and may take up to 48 hours to view the threads.
     
  26. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    ** deleted **
     
  27. Hubert888

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    Rossa for me :)
     
  28. allanlambo

    allanlambo F1 Rookie

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    Are you kidding me? Lets not be retarded. If this is going to be the Ghestappo (sp), im not interested.

    Vulgar personal attack? Get off the crack.
     

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