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#16 articuno1au

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:24

The 10 minute time thing isn't a bad idea..

I'm also in favour of more give-aways. I just think it's good business sense if somewhat unrelated to the topic >.<


#17 Steve B.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:28

I really like the 10 minute idea, as well as the idea of giving away a few more subscriptions to members.

#18 McKay

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:37

I'll subscribe right now if Neobond posts a picture holding a sign saying "McKay is awesome"

Yes, I have a giant ego.

#19 Simon-

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:42

Allow further profile customisations like the mods have!

http://www.neowin.ne...t__p__595324516

Extend this to backgrounds on the back of posts (like a birthday) or on mini-profile next to each post, and perhaps also enforce a 50% transparency to stop it from being overbearing.

Only thing is you would also have to add an option in the User CP to ignore others' customisations (the same as signatures can be turned off in the User CP)

I think that customisations like this are worth a TIER 3 option level. IMHO. Would cover the cost of modding the board software for it.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:47

Give us banning permissions on trolls (At our discretion :p )

#21 Simon-

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:49

Give us banning permissions on trolls (At our discretion :p )

Oh if only! Ignore list doesn't cut it. I would even put money into a pool towards banning certain members I severely dislike (not on grounds of political opinion in RWI but purely because they constantly make stupid troll posts), but then that is a slippery slope that could just as well back fire.

#22 Shaun N.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:55

Well here is my critique which is just my honest opinion.
  • Your own Neowin blog.
  • Unlimited edit time for your topic titles & posts.
  • Boosts PM storage to 500 messages, allows PM attachments and up to 10 participants per conversation.
  • Removes flood control.
  • Raises the upload limit for attachments to 4mb (per post).
  • Includes a private & support forum.
  • Sneak peaks and testing of new features being added to Neowin.
  • All advertising removed professionally by Neowin.
  • Never used it and I don't think I would incase I didn't resub I lost it.
  • I guess this is handy however I haven't noticed not having it since my sub expired
  • I guess this is handy however I haven't noticed not having it since my sub expired
  • I guess this is handy however I haven't noticed not having it since my sub expired
  • I would host attachments externally
  • This can be interesting for the special threads but the internet is a big place and I can find these elsewhere just as easy
  • Can't say I noticed any in the year I was subbed
  • This saves me having to get an addon.
So as you can see these are some good reasons to sub, however not good enough for me. I think other than the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting such a great site there is no other reason I can see that I would like to sub.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a good enough reason to want to but that just isn't here yet unfortunately :(

#23 Simon-

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:59

Well here is my critique which is just my honest opinion.

  • All advertising removed professionally by Neowin.
  • This saves me having to get an addon.
So as you can see these are some good reasons to sub, however not good enough for me. I think other than the warm fuzzy feeling of supporting such a great site there is no other reason I can see that I would like to sub.

Don't get me wrong, I'd love a good enough reason to want to but that just isn't here yet unfortunately :(

The way I see it, advertising pays for the use of the site you visit. Either whitelist the Ads or buy a Sub (or both). You're just freeloading otherwise.

#24 Shaun N.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 11:59

The way I see it, advertising pays for the use of the site you visit. Either whitelist the Ads or buy a Sub (or both). You're just freeloading otherwise.


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#25 Enron

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 12:01

Make a Windows Phone app and I'll subscribe

#26 Damien R.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:13

I really like the 10 minute idea, as well as the idea of giving away a few more subscriptions to members.


I agree as well I like it!

#27 Shane Nokes

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:20

Make a Windows Phone app and I'll subscribe


You know. I've been waiting for something like that as well. I mean I do use the mobile site, but I'd love an official app with the quality of something like the WPCentral app for the front end. I'm not sure how they could work the forums in though...as forums can be tricky in a mobile app.

#28 Crisp

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:25

Microsoft shares or MSDN access.

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:38

Microsoft shares or MSDN access.


How much do you want the subscriptions to cost ! :p

#30 episode

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 19:43

1.Up the price in a combo of tshirt + sub, eg, $35 for a sub free tshirt included or whatever, just at a lower price than just getting tshirt + subs.Though shipping outside of UK and US would be expensive.


I had the same idea, and was going to post this before I saw your response.