Come on People!!

Support WC Subscription Drive

Friday, February 20, 2009 by hallv5 | Discussion: Community

People, let's get it together!!  If you want to dance you've got to pay the Piper a little bit!

Do you really want to see WC turned into a 'commercial' site?  Do you really want your skinning fix taken way?  No, then pony-up a little dinero and let's get this band playing again!

Based on the number of folk who hit this site a day we ought to be able to get that subscription thermometer popping out the top by the end of this weekend!!!  Sheesh!!!! 

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Snowman
Reply #1 Friday, February 20, 2009 1:45 PM


Do you really want your skinning fix taken way?

Remember, it'll only change - not go away.

DrJBHL
Reply #2 Friday, February 20, 2009 1:45 PM

Well, hallv5, some of us were subscribed before the drive and others joined at the beginning and as it went on.

HOWEVER...to the folks who visit and just take...please join to keep the site the place you've become used to...and the one we love.

Your support will help pay for "third party" software galleries. You will probably lose them (the way they are today) if you don't help and support the site!

Look at this whole thing as an appeal to protect your own investment. As for the rest of the arguments in favor, look up Frogboy's Posts.

Philly0381
Reply #3 Friday, February 20, 2009 3:36 PM

Intesting that we are now down to just over a week left and a thread finally pops up the subscription drive. 

The subscription drive has been going on for awhile now.  Other than Frogboy's analysis of the financial situation there has not been very much discussed in the forums, just a few reminders.  I hang around the IRC and it is not a topic there.

I suppose you can take it one of two ways, the community, in general, is just not all that conerned about it (interest in skinning may be on the decline) or the community is saying to Frogboy that it is your company, do as you wish or need to do so that subscribers will continue to receive benefits.

I personally am subscribed through next year for WinCustomize and through 2011 for Object Desktop Ultimate.  I know there are alot of members that have also done that, some maybe even for a longer time.  We do that because we like the community here and the benefits of subscribing.  It is though somewhat unfair that a small percentage of the members continue to do that so others enjoy the same benefits.

Okay, had my say and voiced my opinion.  Subscribing, like everything else you do in life is your decision.

 

Vampothika
Reply #4 Friday, February 20, 2009 3:58 PM

 remember that not everyone can probably afford it at this time to, everyone has their own circumstances to face.

you could also do what BX did and start a post and offer that a specific post # gets a subscription bought for them........ALOT of people posted, so the interest was there..........

Tailsgirl
Reply #5 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:09 PM

hallv, we've already paid , we can't just manifest money out of thin air hon, and if I had more money, I'd be buying food, and other important items with it.

Snowman
Reply #6 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:10 PM

DrJBHL

Your support will help pay for "third party" software galleries. You will probably lose them (the way they are today) if you don't help and support the site!

A lill further clarification would be needed here, just to avoid missunderstandings:
'Third-party' galleries will not be lost. They will only be 'hidden' from the default gallery-menu, but can be un-hidden if nedeed/wanted

Tailsgirl
Reply #7 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:20 PM

I think skinners and non skinners alike have more than supported the site, I know I've created 5 pages worth for the Community and I know others have way more, so we are all trying, people tend to forget that, and just a little 'thanks' to all of those skinners who have given their time to create Screensavers, walls, Widgets, WB's, Icons  etc.. 

PoSmedley
Reply #8 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:27 PM

I've done evrything but take skinhit hostage to get someone to buy me a subscription.

DrJBHL
Reply #9 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:32 PM

Who'd pay for his release?

jpmurph1
Reply #10 Friday, February 20, 2009 8:44 PM

We do have a worldwide recession kinda going on, when you see police and fire department laying men/women off, that is a good sign that the outlook is bleak , yes i will renew shortly as i do spend a lot of time here, and to me it is well worth it, i do spend a lot of time here and on my pc as it is cheaper than doing other things

PoSmedley
Reply #11 Friday, February 20, 2009 11:06 PM

Who'd pay for his release?

Oh. You mean I would have to release him?

*puts plan for secret dungeon into paper shredder

Skinhit
Reply #12 Friday, February 20, 2009 11:29 PM

it puts on the lotion!

Snowman
Reply #13 Saturday, February 21, 2009 6:06 AM

Skinhit
it puts on the lotion!

Thanks, Jack..... TMI....

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:01 AM

2of3 sent him an inflatable....

hallv5
Reply #15 Saturday, February 21, 2009 1:57 PM

Snowman:  Do you really want your skinning fix taken way?  Remember, it'll only change - not go away.

Well, OK, just changed to a lukewarm, watered-down, low-cal, poly-unsaturated, tastes kinda like cardboard version... 

hallv5
Reply #16 Saturday, February 21, 2009 2:03 PM

To Tallsgirl and all the other regular contributors who're already paying the freight.  Of course my post was NOT directed toward any of you.  It was directed toward the 90k+ hits we've been told the site gets a day that are mostly snaggers, not contributors.

Any, yes, I understand there's a worldwide recession (or whatever) going on now, but still...  For less than the price of a cuppa joe a day for a month you get a year's worth of Wincustomize and help preserve the site we all know and love as it is now.

I know it's only going to change, but I'm just afraid the change is going to be all too much like Impulse (all (ok, 99%, not all) game related with a smidgen of skinning.

Any ways, again not directed toward any of the regulars.  Just the poachers...

Tailsgirl
Reply #17 Saturday, February 21, 2009 4:13 PM

I know hallv hon , and yes it would be cool if all the visitors and what not who drop by often, would Subscribe, it just may take a little longer than the 1 month deadline, to reach that 50k goal.

hallv5
Reply #18 Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:04 PM

Well, then I kinda think it's up to us (those that do participate) to encourage those that don't (yet) to do so. 

I think (or at least this is the impression I have) that I am like many folk here - disabled; with WC (once I stumbled onto it) being a marvelous in-home therapy and, in my case, one of the few creative outlets I have left. 

I was a poacher for a while (just WP's) because I'm far from being flush.  But after a relatively short time I saw the benefit of a membership and purchase of ObjectDesktop Plus.  Took a while to get the OD+, but the Wincustomize sub was pretty easy to come up with and opened up many different avenues. 

I can't speak for anyone other than myself, but my WC and OD+ subs (and relearning the basics of the underlying graphics programs needed to contribute) have paid me back many many more times in mental stimulation (maintaining sanity) than any thing else I've managed to come up with since my disability started.

Tailsgirl
Reply #19 Saturday, February 21, 2009 7:29 PM

It's my only outlet too hon , though I don't download any Subscriber skins or get anything from it.. [the Subscriber benefits for me are none really] it's still all good.

I like the users here, great people, and that's what I enjoy coming back to each day.

starkers
Reply #20 Saturday, February 21, 2009 8:51 PM

I've had a thought on subscriptions!  Won't write it all out again here, but I'm thinking tiered subscriptions may be the way to go... see what I wrote here.

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