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View Poll Results: Which 1 feature do you think should be made un-Premium?
Can use Search 51 44.35%
Can post Polls 8 6.96%
Can use Private Messaging 29 25.22%
Can view Who's Online 2 1.74%
Can view Member Profiles 14 12.17%
None. 11 9.57%
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Old 09-01-2006, 05:57 PM   #16
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I duplicate threads.

Give me PMs!

LOL, just kidding, the more stuff the better. Thanks for thinking of us Elvis.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:02 PM   #17
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I would like to be able to go into Mr.Pussy's Cafe De Luxe but since it isn't on there I would do polls.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:07 PM   #18
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The ability to search is a necessary feature for any forum. I still find it a bit strange that the search feature is only available to premium members. Just think about how many of those Head Shoulders Knees And Toes threads we could have avoided if regular posters had the option of searching.
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Old 09-01-2006, 08:30 PM   #19
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The ability to search is a necessary feature for any forum. I still find it a bit strange that the search feature is only available to premium members. Just think about how many of those Head Shoulders Knees And Toes threads we could have avoided if regular posters had the option of searching.
or the bush singing SBS threads
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:03 PM   #20
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I chose PM's, because I would like to PM some non-premium members sometimes.

Although I use Search (mostly the View New Threads function) and like it, I suspect that most people who start new threads without scanning even a couple pages back aren't likely to use search anyway.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:14 PM   #21
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I chose PM's, because I would like to PM some non-premium members sometimes.

Although I use Search (mostly the View New Threads function) and like it, I suspect that most people who start new threads without scanning even a couple pages back aren't likely to use search anyway.
I agree I don't think I ever would. (feels bad now)

I'd love PMing.
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Old 09-01-2006, 09:16 PM   #22
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I'm thinking of going premium because I really want to be able to search, and if you had that as a non premium benefit I don't think I'd bother paying the extra. So if you made that un-premium, i don't think as many people would bother going premium.
I say PM's!
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:53 PM   #23
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I'm thinking of going premium because I really want to be able to search, and if you had that as a non premium benefit I don't think I'd bother paying the extra. So if you made that un-premium, i don't think as many people would bother going premium.
I say PM's!
I'm just waiting for the right time to go premium
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:41 AM   #24
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I think it would make the most sense to make member profiles an un-premium feature.
1. If people can't respond when they are PM-ed then the site has a higher chance of that person becoming a premium member. It wouldn't make sense to cut off a source of possible income.
2. I thought I read somewhere that the reason the search function was made premium was because it slowed the site. If this is true, then the site would gain nothing from making a un-premium feature.
3. Also, if the search function is available to everyone, the site would have huge threads that would be closed because someone didn't know that there existed a thread of the same topic.
4. The ability to view member profiles on a larger scale would make people fill them out. It would also allow new members to get to know other posters better and make their transition into the Interference community easier.

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Old 09-02-2006, 02:48 AM   #25
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I honestly think that all of these features should be standardized and made available to everyone. I know of no other forum where you have to pay to make polls, to search, or to PM.

That said, if making some of these features pay-only is the only way to keep the site running, then I guess I understand that.

If I have to pick one thing to make free...well, it's a tie between search and making polls.
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Old 09-02-2006, 02:54 AM   #26
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I voted profiles because I'm nosy and want to know everyone's business
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Old 09-02-2006, 04:02 AM   #27
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I honestly think that all of these features should be standardized and made available to everyone. I know of no other forum where you have to pay to make polls, to search, or to PM.
Hmm I know a site or two that makes you pay just to post.
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Old 09-02-2006, 08:29 AM   #28
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One thing to keep in mind... part of the original idea behind making certain features Premium were actually to verify members true, or likely, identities. The majority of folks use PayPal to subscribe or send a personal check. I'm not going to go into details, but in the past certain members had been harrassed either by someone PMing them, or emailing them (via their Profile), as well as doing frequent searches on all of their posts, and targetting/stalking them on the forum.
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Old 09-02-2006, 11:56 AM   #29
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To be fair though...the search function is such a huge plus of becoming premium. I think that some people who already paid for a premium membership may feel a bit screwed if that feature becomes available at no cost. If you are gonna make a feature or two available...I think that maybe it should actually be something as simple as viewing who is online or creating polls.
yep.

which is why i voted for creating polls (although my first thought was to vote for none).

there are people here who have been coughing it up for years.

i mean, is the cost of being a premium member going to decrease if the functions available to a non-premium member are going to increase?
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Old 09-02-2006, 12:48 PM   #30
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I went Premium so I could view profiles and use PM. Give one of those free and I might cancel my subs.

I went for Search 'cos I use it only rarely.
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