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  1. Nov 23, 2017 #21

    Grumpa

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    Just a reminder that the "Premium Member" ("dues paying") option disappeared a while ago. I lost mine, don't know whether I messed up with PayPal or the renewal came up during the 3 months I was without a computer? A lot of us want to support the Forum financially but there has not been an easy way to do so - some members will not deal with PayPal.

    Many would rather pay to support the Forum, and do with few or no ads.

    Richard/Grumpa
     
  2. Nov 23, 2017 #22

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    Very, very happy to pay for membership in lieu of ads. I get grumpy though when I pay for membership AND get a bunch of ads on top of my membership fees.

    Every outfit gets to run their website their own way. We get to pick and choose between them.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2017 #23

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    Claude briefly chatted about Premium. When you were a Premium member, did all the ads go away?
     
  4. Nov 23, 2017 #24

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    I never look at the ads so I do not care, but it is hard to get new paying members when they are shut off since 1/20/2017 ref http://www.muzzleloadingforum.com/fusionbb/showtopic.php?tid/301021/.

    Many other statements it will be fixed when on new server promised but never done.

    How about now?
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2017 #25

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    Welcome to the fire 2kuz :hatsoff:
     
  6. Nov 24, 2017 #26

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    No, but until rather recently, the ads were all mostly geared toward what this forum is all about. They weren't "tricky" Google ads trying to make you do something you didn't want to. When Orwell wrote "1984" if he'd have known about Google, he'd have made that the organization spying on everyone.

    I don't mind a few ads and fully understand that revenue is needed to run a forum, which is why I pay, though I guess the auto-pay that was set up is dead now.

    I agree that Premium Membership with it's "special privileges" needs to come back.

    Mike
     
  7. Nov 24, 2017 #27

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    It was always Google ads, so unsure how they were any different, it's the same pool really. Maybe some advertiser was really targeting the site for awhile.
     
  8. Nov 24, 2017 #28

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    I'll get on that, just want to make sure I know the complete program so I know all the features it came with are still working fine.
     
  9. Nov 24, 2017 #29

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    https://youtu.be/-DiIsrJUsRU
     
  10. Nov 24, 2017 #30

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    :thumbsup: AWESOME! Btw, welcome to the forum!
     
  11. Nov 24, 2017 #31

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    things change,,, :hmm: wasn't there like always a happy thanksgiving day banner on top every thanksgiving? will the Christmas light go away too?

    I'm simple I notice that lil stuff..no offense meant but I'll miss Claude!


    we hopin fer the best! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Nov 24, 2017 #32

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    Welcome Keith. Happy Thanksgiving, a day belated.

    Claude leaving has caught a lot of here as a big surprise; he was a good kind shepherd for this flock.

    I've been here a good long time and am hoping nothing will change concerning the direction and focus on only traditional MLs. If that goes away so will a lot of us.

    The members here are a great bunch and won't purposely stir up trouble. Most don't care about technical gadgets and hate intrusions by things like google and popup ads. I did get a couple of emails that had me worried in that they were password change requests?

    I'm hoping You are a fellow traditional MLer and if not that You will be shortly.

    Best regards,

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  13. Nov 25, 2017 #33

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    Not to the forum default but to the new owner.

    Stopping deceiving will be a great step.[needed to be said}
    Calling things truthfully with no hidden agenda will make a great start. Not trying to be negative here.

    Welcome to owning the forum please make it better is the most that can be asked.
     
  14. Nov 25, 2017 #34

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    When you say make it better, is there something wrong the forum?

    I asked Claude about issues to address and he stated the ability to attach images directly into threads has been requested for awhile.

    Anything else broken/missing that needs attention? (Feel like that's a good opening for some jokes though)
     
  15. Nov 25, 2017 #35

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    Directly? Did you miss open the membership? Sorry but that is one prime thing.

    Ability to post photos to the forum like many others Yep that will be good but MEMBERSHIPS needs IMEDIATE attention.

    What are you asking for IMHO????

    A year of deception needs attending to. The paying members should come first.

    Open membership and see what becomes. It has been not offered for almost a year even with many requests.

    Make good on the promised excrement we have been receiving

    I have always supported the owner as he was seeming to be honorable but months of this it has been lost.

    I like the forum why do you think I PAY to be here.


    PM me if you will I will explain in person on the phone if you would like.
     
  16. Nov 25, 2017 #36

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    Are you really saying I deceived you?

    I have always been honest about not upgrading the software, due to lack of funds and no time.

    You still have Premium membership, so I don't know what you're complaining about?
     
  17. Nov 25, 2017 #37

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    Not to you Clyde but to the new owner, Nothing to do with you NOW.

    Sorry but 11 months of it's coming then this? Your upset? sorry Have a good life.

    Seriously what do you expect. You have run a great forum Yes but in the last year No. More information and respect for the members would have been nice but now your offended?

    Again PM if you want.
     
  18. Nov 25, 2017 #38

    Claude Mathis

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    Geez, give the new guy a break, he just got here. He can't just snap his fingers and meet your demands.

    And I'm not offended, I just wanted to know what your problem is. Thanks for the explanation Ken.
     
  19. Nov 25, 2017 #39

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    First off, Thanks to Claude for starting and running this place for so many years. :hatsoff:

    Next, Welcome to the new owner and best of luck to you. :thumbsup:
     
  20. Nov 25, 2017 #40

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    I agree 100 percent!!!!!
     

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