Last time I felt that good about spending 5 bucks, a lady took me by the hand and led me down a hall with a flickering bulb.
My only complaint is that the ability to turn off your sig by default now requires an intellect greater than mine. I know I did this before. I can’t now and I both forget and will soon tire of remembering to toggle the option off in Miscellaneous Options every time I post.
The conversion to subscription is the only reason I’ve signed up for PayPal. I get money for nothing next Wednesday (another long story), and the first thing I’m doing then is subscribing. Long time lurker, now 2nd post, soon to be a charter member.
I wake up and find in my inbox this notice about Straight Dope subscriptions!
I know 5 bucks isn’t that much. But ever thought it should stay at 5, rather than increase next month? One of the wonderful things about the SDMB community is the constant stream of new members. 15 bucks is a little steep to start out with.
I am not bitching about the idea of subscriptions. I just think a very low subscription rate will still help limit any trolls (who won’t want to waste 5 bucks to piss a few people off). Why is any higher neccessary?
Also, I think you should get rid of the “Charter Member” label. Real charter members are those people who were around back when the board was on AOL. This label will just create an unneeded between members.
I’m feeling a little guilty about the “Charter Member” thing. Granted, I’ve been around a while, but I’m hardly a founder.
Could we perhaps use Charter for the folks who were here before the Board went to pay and maybe “Founding Member” for the people who were here during the first year of the Board? '99, wasn’t it? The first 12 months, anyway.
I just don’t feel I’ve earned the right to be lumped in with the Dopers who put the whole thing together.