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Discuss: Premium Membership and recent changes to the forums - page 11

please use this thread to discuss this announcement: premium membership and recent changes to the forums thanks admin note added: after further consideration, it would have been better to... Read More

  1. Visit  JacqueOCS profile page
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    What happened to our signatures?
  2. Visit  Brian profile page
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    Quote from JacqueOCS
    What happened to our signatures?
    The first post in this thread, covers the changes, signatures are now for premium members only, along with several other perks.
  3. Visit  PMHNP10 profile page
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    Quote from brian
    The first post in this thread, covers the changes, signatures are now for premium members only, along with several other perks.

    I know you aren't a prophet, but as far as you know are the changes that have been made (and the ones going into affect on the 2nd) the end of the changes, or are there some more modifications planned in the upcoming year?
  4. Visit  LPN,RNNow profile page
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    I have enjoyed this site. And as soon as we have the money I will be sending my $15 in. My husband and I run a small BB. It is costly and time consuming. I think it is fair for certain places to be off limits, if you don't pay.
  5. Visit  donmurray profile page
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    Let me work this through. Rather than getting a better service for the extra payment, the current ordinary members will get back the options recently taken from them?
  6. Visit  Nurse Ratched profile page
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    I actually moved that post to current events as I felt it was more relevant there. The issue there was not premium status but the fact that until the changes happen on the 2nd, there is still a 50 minimum post limit in current events. That was in place to make sure people focus on nursing first, as opposed to coming here strictly to discuss non-nursing issues. Since the thread in question is now in volunteer/disaster nursing (a good choice, whoever did that) it should be accessible.

    The mods do a certain amount of pruning on an ongoing basis that consists of redirecting posts to specific forums. Non-nursing topics that turn up in nursing forums will continue to be moved to appropriate forums after the 2nd. Thanks for your understanding.
  7. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Quote from psychrn03
    I know you aren't a prophet, but as far as you know are the changes that have been made (and the ones going into affect on the 2nd) the end of the changes, or are there some more modifications planned in the upcoming year?
    Brian is constantly coming up with improvements for the bulletin board as technology and creative minds develop new features! This is not a static bb, but a growing, evolving community.
  8. Visit  PMHNP10 profile page
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    Quote from NRSKarenRN
    Brian is constantly coming up with improvements for the bulletin board as technology and creative minds develop new features! This is not a static bb, but a growing, evolving community.
    I guess I was more inquiring about changes like loss of PMing privileges or further restrictions of forums where nonpaying members can post. As I understand the circumstances, these changes were made to pay for keeping this site up. So to word my concern another way...what goes if the actions already taken don't cover the bill? Or is it certain that these new changes are adequate to cover the costs, therefore further steps are definitely not going to be necessary?
  9. Visit  Brian profile page
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    Quote from psychrn03
    So to word my concern another way...what goes if the actions already taken don't cover the bill? Or is it certain that these new changes are adequate to cover the costs, therefore further steps are definitely not going to be necessary?
    While looking into my crystal, I do see any other changes in the near future , but, it is too early to make any speculations as there are too many unknowns.

    In regards to what changes will be taking effect on the 2nd, I think all the settings have been changed except access to the two non-nursing forums Current events and the Breakroom. Hope that helps answer your questions.
  10. Visit  sayward profile page
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    Quote from brian
    yes, premium members will be able to see who's online, they have the option to be invisible, not showing up the who's online section.
    greetings and best wishes-still-of the season.
    i would like to buy my premium membership. at first i thought i cud do that by credit card. then i had some cmptr problems and decided to buy a money order in u.s. funds - have carried that around the last couple days, but will send that off tomorrow. thanx. :-)
  11. Visit  gypsyatheart profile page
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    Wow! I've been gone a while, several weeks, in fact. I came back recently, now that life has settled down for me, etc, and I noticed my pic was gone, as well as my sig line. I thought maybe it was my computer or something. Then I came upon this announcement.
    First, I have no problem w/the owner of the site/Brian requesting money for the "premium services". Other sites have done similarly.
    What would have been nice, for me, maybe others, is perhaps an email a month or so before the changes , so I could've upgraded then and saved my pic and sig line. I'm on a new computer so don't have access to a lot of my "hard drive" stuff. However, I realize that it would've been next to impossible to notify everyone by email, so....
    It's been hashed and re-hashed as to the timing of the changes...water under the bridge now.
    Second, I just finished reading all the pages in this thread and had a lot of conflicting thoughts.....from time to time during my membership here I have been frustrated by certain threads, as I'm sure we all have (ie: this isn't a nursing issue, this thread doesn't belong in here, and my personal favorite: this isn't even a nurse posting this thread...yikes, we deal w/patients all day at work, now here.... :uhoh21:! )
    However, I totally understand the need for the change,and I've always been of the mind...if you don't like something or don't want to do it, then just say no! :chuckle If you don't like certain threads, don't read 'em, or certain forums, etc.....
    Ultimately, I do intend on upgrading....this is a wonderful community, I am honored to be a part of it and grateful to have found this site.
    So, to wind up my lengthy post.... :imbar ....thanks for the site, Brian, and keep up the good work!

    Oh and P.S.: I don't plan on upgrading so I can post in certain forums, or have my pics or anything....I will upgrade, because the site needs it...so, of course, I will offer it!
  12. Visit  KRVRN profile page
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    It does kind of upset me that my signature is gone now. I don't remember exactly where I found it and I don't remember the wording exactly and since it was a quote I don't want to try to fudge it. So now I won't have a signature unitl I find another catchy line.
  13. Visit  CseMgr1 profile page
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    I can understand why these changes had to be made. My son, who is Director of E-Commerce for a company, and runs his own web design company on the side, says that maintaining these websites is terribly expensive and time-consuming. But, like many others here who are also strapped for cash (and who isn't, these days?), I'll have to wait until Uncle Sam gives me back my money that he's been using all year...to get my alvatar and signature back.


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