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Old 08-08-2018, 02:13 PM
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Changes in subscription pricing here at The Straight Dope

We have had the same rates for a very long time. After consultation with the moderators I have decided it's time for some changes.

Here's the new price structure:

Regular Membership: WAS $14.95 yr/$29/95 2 years NOW $20 1 yr/$35 2 years

Charter Membership: WAS $7.48yr/$14.95 2 years NOW $10 yr/$17.50 2 years

There's a new category called "Friend of Cecil." I had hoped to be able to set this up so people could contribute anything they liked, but the system doesn't work like that. So I came up with price points from $10-$50.

Right this minute Friends of Cecil don't get anything tangible for their donation except our everlasting thanks. (BUT as I get my hands on merchandise, yes, we would send you something for you contributions, so at most you'll just have a bit of a wait while supply catches up to demand.) And you also get the satisfaction of knowing you helped make things go better around here and who can put a price tag on that?

I hope you check our paid subscription offers and use them often! The "Friend of Cecil" option can be used once a day every day.

AND ... coming soon: The Great Charter Membership Resubscription drive. Stay tuned for this $30 option to regaining your lost Charter Membership.

your humble TubaDiva

EDITED TO ADD: (copied over from another posting)

"Friend of Cecil" is a category on the Paid Subscriptions page.

Click on UserCP in the blue band at the top of every SDMB page.

Click on "Paid Subscriptions" in the list on the left. It's towards the bottom of the list.

You will then be presented with a page showing you the categories of paid subscriptions:

When you click on the drop down menu on "Friend of Cecil" you will be presented with an array of donation choices: $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $30, $50. Make your selection and follow the prompts.

What do you get for being a Friend of Cecil? Our thanks. At some point some kind of gift, I don't have any merchandise yet but that's something else I'm working on.

We will also give you the title "Friend of Cecil" or another custom title if you prefer. That title is good for a while, I'm still figuring that part out.

Give early, give often, spread the joy around!

your humble TubaDiva

PS For those who really think big, yeah, we can have the "Generous Donor Memorial Forum." For rent, like the Jumbotron at the ball park. "Brought to you by ..." This could be you. Talk to me!

Last edited by TubaDiva; 08-10-2018 at 06:15 PM. Reason: Adding How Friend of Cecil works