Active Members Group

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by The Sandman, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. The Sandman

    The Sandman Administrator

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    Earlier this month we added an "Active Members" usergroup to TAZ. Initially, this meant only that you were bestowed with an "Active Member" banner and a new username markup color. However, I've decided that I would also remove most of the ads on TAZ for Active Users as well. :)

    To become an Active Member, all you need to do is make a certain amount of posts per month (not that many really). This upgrade goes both ways - active members must maintain their activity or else they will slip back to being normal members again. :)
     
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  2. Tecca

    Tecca Fan

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    Pretty cool. Seeing the changes now.
     
  3. VonDoom

    VonDoom XenForo FTW

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    Thats pretty cool.. As a long time member of Taz i have to say moving to XF sure has made a big difference here.. For whatever reason i was barely ever compelled to visit let alone post.. Today my iPhone has it listed as one of my most frequently visited sites.
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    lol i really hope those arnt listed in order.. I really hope i visit my own forums more then TAZ..
     
  4. couponsaremygame

    couponsaremygame Fun 'N Frugal Gal

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    What a nifty idea!
     
  5. Sylvain

    Sylvain Enthusiast

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    To be honest, I was preferring when ads were visible..... It gave me good placement ideas for my forum :)
     
  6. TrixieTang

    TrixieTang Politically Incorrect

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    You can always log out and view the ads.
     
  7. Robust

    Robust Developer

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    There were ads?
     
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  8. Kyrie

    Kyrie Designer & Developer

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    I didn't even notice there was advertisements.

    I would love if they were turned on again.
     
  9. Danielx64

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  10. The Sandman

    The Sandman Administrator

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    If you are already a Premium Member you weren't seeing the ads anyway. ;)
     
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  11. Alex.

    Alex. The Ancient Dragon

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    Very nice. I thought the active users meant that the user was online. Though I now see the little green corner flag on the user's avatar that notes the user is online. It would be nicer if it were made more visible.
     
  12. Emen

    Emen Aspirant

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    This is an interesting concept, I like how you reward member for their activity!
     
  13. Gordon_Ramsay

    Gordon_Ramsay Enthusiast

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    Oooo how fancy. :D
     
  14. BrandonSheley

    BrandonSheley loving life

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    ah, I was going to say that I hadn't noticed them since the switch.. This explains why :)
     
  15. VICE

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    Kinda think about it, why am I still a Premium Member?
    Feel somewhat honored and it did made Romeo slightly jelly.
     
  16. PoetJC

    PoetJC ♠ Black Jacq! Give Me My Coins!! ♠

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    I was wondering if the "Active Member" usergroup would have any perks other than the rank badge and username markup.
    That's really great incentive for members to stay active, as I know there are quite a few who prefer not to see ads enough to install browser extensions like ad-block. I think that's a really great move The SandmanThe Sandman!

    Well. Premium members have other perks too - like access to posting in the Classifieds & Premium Member sections, as well as access to the new Shoutbox. Pair that with no adverts and knowing you've contributed to TAZ and that's why you should keep your Premium membership and others should purchase :D

    For those interested in becoming a Premium member - see the Account Upgrades page ;)

    J.
     
  17. The Sandman

    The Sandman Administrator

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    :yup:

    And don't forget, Premium Members also get access to Pushover, for smartphone alerts from TAZ! :tup:
     
  18. RaynerMedia

    RaynerMedia Participant

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    Great incentive! Love TAZ!
     
  19. Alfa1

    Alfa1 Moderator

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    The adds are still in the footer.
     
  20. Lisa

    Lisa The Black Widow

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    They're sponsored ads and is the reason Premium Membership states most ads are removed.