[Announcement]: TONMO.com Subscriptions

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    TONMO.com is pleased to announce that you can now become a TONMO.com Supporter by subscribing to the site. Details can be found on our Subscriptions page. By becoming a TONMO.com Supporter, you are not only supporting the site, but you also have access to our private TONMO.com Supporters forum. I'll see you there! :wink:

    Also, members who subscribe will have their rank value set to "TONMO.com Supporter" (as opposed to Larval Mass, etc.). The rest of the TONMO.com site offerings remain "free", and we will continue to post exciting news and happenings in the cephalopod universe in all the appropriate forums and places throughout the site. The subscribers-only area is designed to be a special, private, additional place for ceph enthusiasts to gather and discuss our favorite creatures. Thanks!
     
  2. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Re: [Announcement]: TONMO.com Subscriptions

    TONMO,

    In the new forum, will subscribers be allowed to use the F-word?

    Clem
     
  3. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Yes, discussion pertaining to the firefly squid is most welcome. :P

    There is a welcome note posted in the forum now, which talks about the kind of discussion / tone that is welcome there. Why don't you go have a look? :twisted: :roll:
     
  4. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    I did, but there was no specific mention of the use/prohibition of the F-word.

    The word "intimate" was used. It's not that kind of forum, is it?

    :shock:

    Clem
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    I suppose it's all what you make of it. :) That said, general board guidelines do still apply...

    What I was referring to was the welcome note on the TONMO.com Supporters forum itself (not the Subscriptions page). But, really, it's essentially saying the same thing I'm saying here and on the Subscriptions page: it's pretty much a place for "extra" discussion, in an environment where only TONMO.com Supporters (and staff) are allowed.

    Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go remove the word "intimate" from the Subscriptions page... :oops:
     
  6. krin

    krin GPO Supporter

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    Subscription costs

    I assume costs are in US$?

    KRin
     
  7. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    That's correct, KRin, I've updated the Subscriptions page to reflect this.

    As I understand it, PayPal accepts several international currencies and will convert the price for you accordingly.
     
  8. Melissa

    Melissa Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    Hi Tony

    I'm sure the bandwidth usage on TONMO is enormous, especially after the colossal squid news. I always wonder how friends with popular blogs or elaborate websites keep going, so I'm happy to subscribe to help defray costs. It's still a lot less than New Scientist and more focused on my fetish. There's that f-word, Clem!

    Melissa
     
  9. Clem

    Clem Architeuthis Supporter Registered

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    Finally.

    Yours truly,

    Flem
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Thanks for your support, Melissa!

    Free forums for fun; funded forum for future festivities...
     
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    DocidicusGigas GPO Registered

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    Gah.... I can't go on! And I can't donate anyway!
     
  12. Toren

    Toren Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    I want to subscribe but ONLY for one year. How do I do it?
     
  13. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Hi -- just responded to your email on this subject... the answer for all reading is that you can just pay through PayPal and then cancel your subscription -- I'll track it and then "downgrade you" after one year.

    Checks are accepted as well, just email me for details.
     
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    Toren Vampyroteuthis Supporter

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    What if I'm worried that I'll forget to cancel in a year because my memory is like pudding?
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    well you can cancel in a day and you can rely on my pudding-like memory to make sure you are "downgraded"...

    or... you can just let your subscription renew... never a bad thing to support TONMO.com, is it? :wink:
     
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    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    FYI, the [URL2="http://www.tonmo.com/store/subscribe.php"]Supporter Subscription program[/URL2] is now available for a fee of $5 (US) per month. The annual subscription has been retired.

    8-)
     
  17. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    I SUPPORT TONMO.com AT $60 A YEAR!!!! WYGALLII!!! :madsci:
     
  18. cthulhu77

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    Well, after going over some of the things that our staff is talking about, I can understand why the price is jumping a tad. Prior to coming unglued, try it and see.

    greg (trust me on this one)
     
  19. Cephkid

    Cephkid Sepia elegans Supporter

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    'Tis worth it, so 'tis.
     
  20. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    Updated pricing model:

    $5 / monthly
    $40 / annually
    $3 / monthly (student rate)

    Students must email me personally with their school and/or university name. I'd be interested in learning about the marine biology program at your school, too! (but that's not required :smile:)

    Also note that Supporter forums have been split into two: one is "Off Topic Discussion" (and new posts will NOT show up on the homepage), and the other is "Premium Ceph Discussion" (and new posts WILL show up on the homepage).

    As you might guess, the former is for chit-chat and banter. The latter will contain premium content only accessible to Supporters. The Staff has agreed that Ceph Care content shall NOT be held behind the Supporter wall, out of interest for cephalopod well-being. That is, we'd hate for a cephalopod to suffer because a non-paying member or visitor was unable to get information that may have helped the user better care for his or her cephalopod.

    So -- if a post or discussion specific to ceph care is made in the private forum, and if it is deemed of unique quality and should be shared with the masses, every effort will be made to do just that.

    Thanks to the TONMO.com staff for helping me arrive at the right offering here.

    Stay tuned for more benefits for TONMO.com Supporters...
     

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