Premium Screenshot and User Reasons for Upgrading

Discussion in 'Customer Service' started by Kryptonite, Jul 21, 2002.

  1. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    reason for upgrading

    Just wondering, what was your main (or one of your main) reason(s) for upgrading to premium membership??
     
  2. scudley

    scudley New Member

    Mar 13, 2001
    Syracuse, NY
    I need the "view all new posts" option which was pulled today.

    No biggie though as I would have joined for the sake of supporting the site soon enough.
     
  3. thegoofy1

    thegoofy1 New Member

    Dec 8, 2001
    Denver, CO
    I was one of those suckers that donated money when they asked awhile ago, so I was upgraded automatically from that :D

    But if that didn't happen, it would have been for the pull down menus and the go to first post button.
     
  4. Mr Fish

    Mr Fish New Member

    Feb 2, 1999
    W. Orange <-> NYC
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I just want BS to remain. Too many dot-com failures in my world, and I'd hate to see BS go the way of the dodo (or the way of the Branco).
     
  5. obie

    obie New Member

    Nov 18, 1998
    NY, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After something like five years of free news & commentary, I felt like Huss deserved my money.
     
  6. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    i like the "who's online". As well as no "we're busy" messages.
     
  7. Casper

    Casper Member+

    Mar 30, 2001
    New York
    I like the visual format, with the thinner yellow bar down the side. and fewer ads.

    Not as important as my general desire to be supportive, but still relevant.
     
  8. Kryptonite

    Kryptonite Fancy Title Here

    Apr 10, 1999
    Columbus
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    idea.

    perhaps non-premium members could have a link to see the thinner yellow bar in a seperate window?

    This way, they can see what we're referring to.
     
  9. BenC1357

    BenC1357 Member

    Feb 23, 2001
    KC
    Theres my problem right there......

    There is no way to see what I'm getting IF I upgrade. I too have supportive nature, and might upgrade sometime. But my BS experience really hasnt changed all that much. Except for all my old threads that I used to visit being gone. Its no faster or slower, I havent hit a busy signal yet, I could care less who is only cause I am most of the time, and I dont care about the ads because I am not here to look at the ads.

    I'm not seeing a benefit. Not trying to be a cheap bastard at all, just saying. If I felt a benefit would come my way I'd upgrade in a heartbeat.
     
  10. Bill-DC

    Bill-DC Member+

    May 20, 2002
    Toss in a Big Soccer t-shirt for free and I'll join for a year.
     
  11. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    I'll get a screen shot up but it won't show you much except the look.

    All the little features like forum jump and quick links and stuff are usability things not look and feel.

    Though you will see things liek forum jump, search box, no ads and other benefits of senior membership.
     
  12. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    <img src=newmember.gif>

    You can also see links to some things such as buddy list and ignore lists here.
     
  13. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    While we make no promises....
     
  14. Rocket

    Rocket Member

    Aug 29, 1999
    Chicago
    Club:
    Everton FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Same here.

    ((Either Huss or GPK still owe me a T-shirt from last year's Big Soccer Prediction league. Huss says it was GPK's responsibility to distribute the prizes. GPK say's it was Huss'. All I'd like is my T-shirt!!))
     
  15. Huss

    Huss Administrator
    Staff Member

    Aug 1, 1995
    New York, NY
    Club:
    New York Red Bulls
    It was hours, not GPKs. Whenever we got the list - months after - all our shirts were sold out.

     
  16. fiddlestick

    fiddlestick New Member

    Jul 17, 2001
    The 4 8 0
    Quite simply, it's the right thing to do. There's no such thing as a free lunch. If you're a frequent user and you can afford the 30 bones, there really shouldn't be any question about it. Even without the bonuses of avatars, sigs, forum jumps etc, it's obvious that the site needs financial support from its users to continue. I honestly don't get why some people are so upset about it. Would you stop buying your morning paper if the price went up 8 cents a day?
     
  17. vflkirwan

    vflkirwan Member

    Mar 28, 2000
    North Jersey
    Club:
    New Jersey
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    BigSoccer has helped get our website exposure amongst the most ardent fans.

    BigSoccer has helped us (the fans) purchase a 30x60 ft flag.

    BigSoccer has helped us organize events and gatherings, even in other countries.

    BigSoccer has done alot of things for myself and for US soccer in general if you think about it.

    $30 is a small price to pay.
     
  18. eneste

    eneste Member

    Mar 24, 2000
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I propose that the BigSoccer folks change the Premier Membership to a progressive fee. Yacht owners could be charged $100/year while someone who is unemployed with college loans (like myself) could be charged $5/year. $5 is a much bigger percentage for me than $100 is for most of you. A flat tax doesn't work for America and it doesn't work for BigSoccer!
     
  19. Pichi

    Pichi Moderator
    Staff Member

    Dec 17, 1999
    San Jose, CA
    Club:
    Real Betis
    Nat'l Team:
    Spain
    Sounds like a liberal to me. So do you propose that Huss gets to tour the US of A and check out our digs. $30 is a drop in the bucket for the news and views you can get no where else. You can give up your 6 pack for 5-6 weeks and with that get your premium membership plus loose that beer gut! I'll have to give up 6 microbrews at the quakes games for the remainder of the season. It's a big sacrifice but one that I'm willing to take for the Gipper! ;>)

    Regards from a parched Quakes fan who paid off his college loans in 1992!!

    Pichi
     
  20. Ringo

    Ringo Member

    Jun 10, 2002
    Rough and Ready
    Club:
    Yeovil Town FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I paid $30 because I didn't want a free ride.

    It's like going to a restaraunt ... you don't have to tip the waitress but you do anyway because it's the right thing to do. If you appreciate the service you pony up the dough.

    I appreciate the service at BigSoccer so I wanted to help out.
     
  21. Mike Lane

    Mike Lane New Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Atlanta
    I totally agree with Fiddlesticks.
     
  22. FearM9

    FearM9 New Member

    Jul 14, 2000
    On my bike
    Ditto!!! BigSoccer is the best gathering place for soccer and non-soccer discussion IMNSHO. In the past two years I have gotten my $30 worth.
     
  23. soccernutter

    soccernutter Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 22, 2001
    Don't drink beer but like cheese
    Club:
    Tottenham Hotspur FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I agree...and besides, who else is really gonna understand me when I say the Mia is one hot woman!
     
  24. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago
    Club:
    Newcastle United FC
    Communist.
     
  25. skipshady

    skipshady New Member

    Apr 26, 2001
    Orchard St, NYC
    My reason for upgrading: to use my sig line to send a message to freeloaders who complain about having to pay for a sig line.
     

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