Discuss: Premium Membership and recent changes to the forums - page 2

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  Owney} profile page
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    Brian,

    Thank you for AllNurses. I have been without any source of income for over a year, and being home so much, the discussions have been very helpful in staying in touch with the nursing world.
    I only wish you would have chosen something other than the current events forum to limit postings. It is my favourite, and without ANY income it would be at least a few months before I MIGHT be able to afford even the $15 student rate. Couldn't you include unemployed and retired nurses at the student rate? :kiss
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  3. Visit  NurseFeelGood} profile page
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    I agree that it wasn't a good idea to just spring this on us at Christmas without a warning. I loved this site but do not believe I will be coming here anymore and that is too bad. I also think a lot of others will be leaving. BB's have always been free as long as I've been surfing. Back in the days of modems there were certain charges if you dialed into someone's house but those days are long gone. I'm shocked and I believe a lot of others will be as well. I will miss a lot of the peeps I have became friends with through here, however. Merry Christmas to you all and I will see you at the next free board that pops up as I'm sure one will come up. By the way, it doesn't cost THAT much for domain usage etc. *hugs* to PresC and the rest of the gang
  4. Visit  akcarmean} profile page
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    Nursefeelgood take care and email me if you would like akcarmean@hotmail.com


    Angie
  5. Visit  brian} profile page
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    i'm sorry some of you feel upset that we should have given you a notice. but these forums are not nursing related and this is a nursing website. all the nursing forums are free of charge.

    if you want to discuss non-nursing topics, you still can, you just need to pay a nominal fee of $2.00 a month ($0.06 a day) even less if you are a student to use these forums help pay for the expense of these non-nursing forums.

    please do not post your disagreements publically, respectfully post your comments in private in the feedback forum.

    from our terms of service that you agreed to:
    public disagreements with administration/staff or guidelines
    you agree that if you disagree with allnurses.com website policy or action of a staff member, you will not post public arguments or disagreements nor attempt to petition the owner/administration to change policy through posts, polls, email, pm or any other service found within the allnurses.com website. if you disagree, you may respectfully post your comments in private in the feedback forum where only admins and you can see the your conversation.
    Last edit by brian on Dec 7, '04
  6. Visit  weetziebat} profile page
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    Hey, Charlotte and PresC, don't know if I will be able to get premium membership at this time, but did want to say I will really miss you guys on the Good Morning thread.
  7. Visit  weetziebat} profile page
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    Hi, as I am possibly (no, still haven't decided 100%) moving overseas next month, and won't have access to a computer for ??don't know how long, was holding off on joining the premium membership.

    Now find myself unable to post in the Break Room, and just want to say to everyone that I am thinking of you all, and will have to wait till I know what I am doing before I possibly see y'all again.

    Love ya all -
    Weetziebat
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 7, '04 : Reason: PM Sent to OP
  8. Visit  Nemhain} profile page
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    These sites cost a lot of money to run and they are a lot of work to keep running. The time and effort is that is put into the great site is certainly appreciated by me. Premium Membership is a good idea for revenue. It allows extra perks for those who pay. I just don't understand why we weren't given any notice. A few weeks notice would have been nice given it's the holiday season. It would have given me time to save.

    take care everybody!
  9. Visit  chris_at_lucas_RN} profile page
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    I never thought I'd see the day.

    I really thought that this was a "pro bono" (for the general good) effort, and that the point was that we put up with the ads along the side, at the bottom of our posts, etc., because that was how this was funded.

    Then came premium membershp. Okay, I can see if it's a voluntary thing, and people can get some kind of perks with it.

    But the Break Room and Current Events? These are areas where we vent, support, complain, hug and love on each other, argue, and really have community.

    Allnurses has been where I have come for community for over a year. I've provided a lot of support to people I "met" in the break room.

    Now you want to charge us? What, the ads aren't pricey enough?

    I'm sorry, but I consider that my contribution to this BB is my support and counsel, and my spreading the word (and believe me, I do) about how useful and important it is. I've had it on good authority that this was appreciated.

    You didn't even tell anyone in advance. And before Christmas? With the card exchange list located in the break room? We are already up to 93 members--but now we can't communicate on our own thread unless we pay you?

    Not any more.

    This is a major violation of our trust. Not even a warning. And before Christmas.

    Thanks a bunch.
  10. Visit  brian} profile page
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    after further consideration, it would have been better to give a warning, so i will be opening both the break room and the current events forums until jan 2nd. give me a few minutes to re-open the forums and modify the announcement.

    sorry for the error in judgement. (i'm human)

    happy holidays!
  11. Visit  presC.} profile page
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    Quote from brian
    after further consideration, it would have been better to give a warning, so i will be opening both the break room and the current events forums until jan 2nd. give me a few minutes to re-open the forums and modify the announcement.

    sorry for the error in judgement. (i'm human)

    happy holidays!
    really! thanks brian!!! :kiss
    i'm soooooooooo happy
  12. Visit  Nemhain} profile page
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    Quote from brian
    after further consideration, it would have been better to give a warning, so i will be opening both the break room and the current events forums until jan 2nd. give me a few minutes to re-open the forums and modify the announcement.

    sorry for the error in judgement. (i'm human)

    happy holidays!
    yes, we're all human! thank you so much for your consideration. it is appreciated. happy holidays to you too.
  13. Visit  lisamc1RN} profile page
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    I am a little disappointed in this decision. I do have a few questions, too. Does becoming a premium member mean that we wouldn't have to put up with the ads? Why are the ads there if it isn't to offset the expense of the site? I know this is only $15 or $24 to some people, but to some of us, it is a huge amount. Thank you for at least keeping the nursing forums open to us. Also, how can we be sure that the charges for a premium account won't go up, or that all the expenses will now be covered without new surprises for us? Is there a way to break up the cost? Say, pay for 6 months at a time? I have never been denied access to a board because I couldn't pay for it before.
  14. Visit  brian} profile page
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    Quote from lisamc1
    I am a little disappointed in this decision. I do have a few questions, too. Does becoming a premium member mean that we wouldn't have to put up with the ads? Why are the ads there if it isn't to offset the expense of the site? I know this is only $15 or $24 to some people, but to some of us, it is a huge amount. Thank you for at least keeping the nursing forums open to us. Also, how can we be sure that the charges for a premium account won't go up, or that all the expenses will now be covered without new surprises for us? Is there a way to break up the cost? Say, pay for 6 months at a time? I have never been denied access to a board because I couldn't pay for it before.
    Lisa,

    I'll look into offering different payment options, maybe monthly or q3 mos or q6 mos.


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