Youve been here awhile, why havent you paid for membership?

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by WebleyFosbery38, Mar 23, 2014.

  1. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Ok, I came up with the idea for this thread cause Ive noticed many members here have been here for many years, posted hundred or thousands of times and yet have never bought into the <$20 Supporting Membership. I certainly get that times are tough but most of those Im thinking about arent crying poverty too often.

    A Supporting Membership to FTF costs less than a brick of .22's, < one ticket to the movies with popcorn, < one round of happy meals for the kids, < one subscription to gun porn, I could go on forever but <20 bucks to take your arguments and concerns to the next level seems pretty cheap. Its a different world inside, one that putting your money where your mouth is really is a great deal!

    NOTDKU is pretty flexible about how you pay, I bet he would take a bag of pennies but it would cost you more to ship it than its worth! I sent him a $20 in the mail the first time and he applied it a week before he received it.

    Im not busting anyone's chops here and its not extortion to have a 20 dollar bill as a gateway to great conversations without much grenade tossing or need for overmoderation by our dedicated bunch of cookie munching Moderators.

    I think our numbers count more than a 20 bucks, its nuts to think freedom is actually free and anyone will listen to our concerns if were not willing to pony up a <$20 to grow any real influence we might ever inspire!

    So, I have been authorized to offer a cool deal if you tell NOTDKU that Web Fos 38 Sent You, He will sign you up for a full year of the inside story and give you a really cool FTF Window Sticker to boot!

    Have you signed up yet? What are you waiting for?
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    There. Fixed it for you. You ought to see inside the Moderator's lounge. :eek:

    But I agree with your post. I am surprised by the number of members here that do not upgrade to Supporting Members............then get mad when they can't post political or controversial posts or threads.
     

  3. BigB

    BigB New Member

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    Agreed! It's definitely worth it!:D
     
  4. Mercator

    Mercator Active Member

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    Don't forget, as a premium member you can lose the ads. I had no choice when I saw the digitally enhanced couple on the tactical underwear poster. :)
     
  5. string1946

    string1946 New Member

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    It's well worth the $20 a year to be able to antagonize the mods ALL over the forum. :cool:

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  6. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    That's why we drink.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    As far as the condition of the lounge goes, the cleaning lady said she is not going back in there. Pengie kept trying to pull her into the walk-in freezer.
     
  8. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    ... Because the goat keeps eating all the cookies... :(
     
  9. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    It's a damn good buy for comedy, abuse, great info, and abuse.
    We all must stick together, and this is the place.
     
  10. Point6liter

    Point6liter New Member

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    I have been a member for about a year now I believe... I lurked for about a week or so, and decided that the wealth of knowledge and entertainment was well worth the 20 becks. I still don't post much, I mostly just read and laugh. And I like stickers. Oddly I have a bunch of random stickers but have never stuck them to anything.
     
  11. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Ha......I think she went willingly into the walk in freezer. But.........I did hear complaints about YOU from the cleaning lady. :cool:
     
  12. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    Is there an option to mail a payment for membership? Maybe a form to print out and send in with a check?


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  13. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I have an unintended benefit to add: News Aggragator. I find all sorts of news posts on FTF that never show up on regular news channels. Even some of the right-leaning agencies miss the stories posted here. It's a great place to keep up on everything 2A-related, but some of it shows up in Members Only sub-forums, so the $20 does get you more! That's $1.67 per month, or 5.5¢ per day! If you can affords gun and ammunition, less than $2 a month should be doable. ;)

    I tried almost a dozen gun forums when trying to find a place to call home. Most were rife with infighting, or were so overly moderated that members were just there to get beat up by the owner and moderators in an Internet S&M chamber, so to speak. FTF was the only forum I saw that was the correct balance of policing of idiots and free speech. FTF is run on common sense, and that's worth the price of admission alone!
     
  14. TekGreg

    TekGreg Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Yes,there is,because that's the way I do it! PM Notdku and he'll give you the address.

    Edit: just looked it up. Put your forum name on the memo line of the check and mail to:

    FirearmsTalk.com
    P.O. Box 911
    San Marcos, TX. 78667

    Didn't want Notdku to get a flood of PMs. :)
     
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  15. G30USMC

    G30USMC Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you would like the address, PM me
     
  16. pawjr74

    pawjr74 New Member

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    Thanks TekGreg...hopefully that's not just your address! Please send cash only! LOL :p


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  17. KG7IL

    KG7IL Well-Known Member

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    I've been a paid member since day 2. So my comments don't apply here, but do apply to the MANY other forums I frequent.
    If I drop by occasionally to another forum, I may add a post to a thread, or I may ask a question.
    BUT I CAN"T AFFORD TO SUPPORT ALL OF THEM.
    I have about 30 forum that I frequent, and have been there for years. I don't however, have thousands of posts, so maybe I don't coun't as a poster.
     
  18. WebleyFosbery38

    WebleyFosbery38 New Member

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    Funny, I did send cash the first time, no problem, I was in, done deal! I do think the conversations and new buddies have been worth the couple paper dimes!
     
  19. goldngun

    goldngun New Member

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    Okay you got me...I am in.
     
  20. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Austin, not Notdku, is handling all Admin responsibilities now.

    Whatever you send, PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR USER NAME HERE ON FTF, otherwise Austin won't know who to credit the payment to.

    If your user name is "gunsarefun" but Austin gets a check from Edward Smith.......how's he supposed to connect the two? :cool: