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Old 12-21-08, 08:02 PM
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Yes. But they are all for crackers. And porn. And blow.
so i have to pay $10 so see those ads?!
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Old 12-22-08, 12:02 AM
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I thought for sure that it would be ad-free once premium came out. I'm not seeing any features I would actually use.

I'll probably still bite the bullet any way since it's only $10.
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Old 12-22-08, 12:32 AM
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I'll probably still bite the bullet any way since it's only $10.
That's what they want people to think. Stay with the resistance. Why pay for a whole lot of nothing, even if just $10/year.
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Old 12-22-08, 01:20 AM
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Still on the fence about this. Is there way to pay without signing up to paypal?
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Old 12-22-08, 02:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Norm de Plume View Post
That's what they want people to think. Stay with the resistance. Why pay for a whole lot of nothing, even if just $10/year.
My thoughts exactly. If Geoff still owned the site I'd happily contribute to help him cover his costs. But I don't see the point in giving my money to some big company for a handful of features that are of no real benefit. It's not as if paying the premium means no more ads or the return of XCritic.
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Old 12-22-08, 08:46 AM
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I'm going to pass on this, myself. You all...(cugh)...go on...(ack)...without me....(aaagch).


FWIW, I'm never going to use any of those special features and I'm not paying 10bux just for an avatar. After awhile, everyone else will have avatars but me, so I'll be the one that stands out more!

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Old 12-22-08, 11:16 AM
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Old 12-22-08, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Fok View Post
Still on the fence about this. Is there way to pay without signing up to paypal?
Have your parents send $10 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to DVD Talk, Boston, MA 02134. You'll receive a special membership certificate, a cool sticker for your Trapper Keeper, and the name and address of your own special DVD Talk pen-pal.
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Old 12-22-08, 12:56 PM
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Are there still ads displayed for premium members?
On this forum, there are not any ads displayed for anyone who is logged in. This does not include the rest of the site, as trying to get the rest of the site to follow the same logic is extremely difficult and taxing on the system.

So, basically, you don't need to be a Premium Member of the site to view the forum ads free-- you just have to be logged in.

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Is paypal the only payment option?
At this time, yes.

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This is different. This is paying with your credit card through paypal. I think two days ago, you could pay by credit card directly, but this option has been removed. I didn't use it, so I am not 100% sure, but I remember that's how it was.
We have made no changes to the billing process, what you can / can't do now is exactly the same as when we first opened this up.
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Old 12-22-08, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
My thoughts exactly. If Geoff still owned the site I'd happily contribute to help him cover his costs. But I don't see the point in giving my money to some big company for a handful of features that are of no real benefit. It's not as if paying the premium means no more ads or the return of XCritic.
I agree.
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Old 12-22-08, 03:27 PM
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I'm also not getting this. If they need the money to continue existing, they should say so. Instead, I'm reading about things that entice me not. I need another PM like I need another listen to the latest Bond Title song.

How about sending me 10 bucks to my PayPal and I'll continue to come here.
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Old 12-22-08, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Fok View Post
Still on the fence about this. Is there way to pay without signing up to paypal?
Fok yeah there is.
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Old 12-22-08, 05:00 PM
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I'd consider this if it was truly $10/year. But it isn't. It is $20/year. It may be $10 for the FIRST year, but it's going to be $20/year after that. Or more if they raise the price. I like the features, but it's not worth $20/year to me...
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Old 12-22-08, 05:47 PM
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You could always pay $10 for now and not renew until they have another coupon code.
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Old 12-22-08, 06:01 PM
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Originally Posted by The Infidel View Post
Have your parents send $10 and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to DVD Talk, Boston, MA 02134. You'll receive a special membership certificate, a cool sticker for your Trapper Keeper, and the name and address of your own special DVD Talk pen-pal.
Okay!
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Old 12-22-08, 06:06 PM
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Old 12-22-08, 07:55 PM
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Who's the genius at DVD talk that created the PANIC button? Put a patent on that act of genius...

Now since we are all chipping in, how about DVD talk creating a DVD catalog system similar to DVDspot?
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Old 12-22-08, 08:05 PM
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Now since we are all chipping in, how about DVD talk creating a DVD catalog system similar to DVDspot?
Go to the Premium forum and have your say in the thread that was created.
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Old 12-22-08, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by toddly6666 View Post
how about DVD talk creating a DVD catalog system similar to DVDspot?
Honestly, this is what I figured would be the first thing Premium Membership would entail. I'm surprised it's not there. The other features (other than an avatar) aren't very compelling, though some are fun. I hope that does come about...
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Old 12-22-08, 08:54 PM
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That's what they want people to think. Stay with the resistance. Why pay for a whole lot of nothing, even if just $10/year.
Viva La Resistance.

This is the first message board I've ever been to that makes people pay to have an avatar.
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Old 12-22-08, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
My thoughts exactly. If Geoff still owned the site I'd happily contribute to help him cover his costs. But I don't see the point in giving my money to some big company for a handful of features that are of no real benefit. It's not as if paying the premium means no more ads or the return of XCritic.
The "return" of XCritic would be like a visit from Ted McGinley. No sale!
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Old 12-22-08, 11:44 PM
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Sorry, did I say Ads? I meant all that crap at the top that makes me scroll down further. Reviews, headlines, box art etc. Any way for premium people to turn that off? In 8 years I have never clicked on one of those. I have purchased a lot of products through the affiliate links but never even look at those links. Thus, why I thought they were still ads.

I do read the reviews and stuff but I just go to the home page when I'm in the mood. I don't need it in my face for every click of the forum. Losing those announcements and box art photos would be worth the price to me. I'm just not going to use any of these other features very much.
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Old 12-23-08, 12:03 AM
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You could just adblock them. Use the "Select element to hide" option, highlight the areas you don't want to see anymore, and you're golden.


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Old 12-23-08, 12:21 AM
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No.
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Old 12-23-08, 01:16 AM
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Viva La Resistance.

This is the first message board I've ever been to that makes people pay to have an avatar.
I've been visiting this board for going on 7 years, and the bargains forum alone has saved me hundreds of dollars.

I had no problem giving $10 back.

For some of us (probably most of us), it wasn't about having an avatar, or a countdown.

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