2 ideas about ways to support the forum and user flairs

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Sartre

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I just bought the Premium member status to support the forum. Would be cool if it had some kind of styling like:

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thanks to @sam55 for CCS'ing this.

My second idea is making a "The Real G" status for $1000/year with no benefits whatsoever that would be very visible, flashy and bling-bling for the high-rollers who want to support the forum even more.
 
My second idea is making a "The Real G" status for $1000/year with no benefits whatsoever that would be very visible, flashy and bling-bling for the high-rollers who want to support the forum even more.
Fun idea @Sartre and the badge looks dope! :)
 
How buying member signatures would help forum? Wouldn't buying upgrades to members be more supportive for forum?
 
How buying member signatures would help forum? Wouldn't buying upgrades to members be more supportive for forum?
The problem with that is if you want your banner on the members signature space it will become against the rules since non upgraded members can not sell. But sure, if you just upgrade a member without any signature space it would be ok.
 
I just bought the Premium member status to support the forum. Would be cool if it had some kind of styling like:

screenshot_17-jpg.220791

thanks to @sam55 for CCS'ing this.

My second idea is making a "The Real G" status for $1000/year with no benefits whatsoever that would be very visible, flashy and bling-bling for the high-rollers who want to support the forum even more.

Interesting style, the premium is currently black on white, we're looking into a lite brand refresh next year once we have MP2 nailed.
Additional paid membership status levels are currently not a consideration above the enterprise level. Detail on our membership levels is available here https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/updated-bhw-member-levels.889577/

The problem with that is if you want your banner on the members signature space it will become against the rules since non upgraded members can not sell. But sure, if you just upgrade a member without any signature space it would be ok.

Not exactly as unpaid members can't have signatures, for more information on member status please visit https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/updated-bhw-member-levels.889577/

One of the ideas we're toying with is providing a service which gives members the opportunity to bid for other members signature spaces on a PPC or CMP basis (opt-in only for those selling their sig space, obviously). Would this be of interest?
 
One of the ideas we're toying with is providing a service which gives members the opportunity to bid for other members signature spaces on a PPC or CMP basis (opt-in only for those selling their sig space, obviously). Would this be of interest?
Absolutely. It will make the whole ecosystem helpful to each other. And we could build our own creator economy hear on BHW. Very excited if that feature gets built. :)
 
One of the ideas we're toying with is providing a service which gives members the opportunity to bid for other members signature spaces on a PPC or CMP basis (opt-in only for those selling their sig space, obviously). Would this be of interest?
I would be very interested if I could pay CPC and direct a user to a BST thread while dropping a cookie so that later when the user clicks buy now or clicks on a link to my site in the BST i would know which signature space converts better.
 
I would be very interested if I could pay CPC and direct a user to a BST thread while dropping a cookie so that later when the user clicks buy now or clicks on a link to my site in the BST i would know which signature space converts better.
Thanks for adding that @Sartre - Yes, @Diamond Damien if you could also do this, that would make tracking and projection so much more effective. :)
But I doubt if that's possible.
 
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It's nice to have multiple badges on your profile this is why I've been considering to get the marketplace seller badge as soon as I publish my new selling threads.
Same.
 
Yes, I know that. Thus the problem if someone wants to upgrade you so that they could use the banner space in return, it is not allowed since the non upgraded member would be selling his/her signature space for the upgrade, when they are not allowed to sell according to the rules.

Can you point out which rule you're referencing here? Section 5 of our terms covers signatures https://www.blackhatworld.com/help/terms/ there is no rule against upgrading a fellow member and is a popular process (one which we're considering automating). It's between you and them how that's paid for.
 
Can you point out which rule you're referencing here? Section 5 of our terms covers signatures https://www.blackhatworld.com/help/terms/ there is no rule against upgrading a fellow member and is a popular process (one which we're considering automating). It's between you and them how that's paid for.
If someone asks to upgrade you against that you let him use your signature space, your selling as a non upgraded member, the payment is your signature space.
 
What forum needs is an Escrow system in place to protect buyers from the scam. Ofc buyer will have to pay the fees to cover the Escrow process.
 
If someone asks to upgrade you against that you let him use your signature space, your selling as a non upgraded member, the payment is your signature space.

I think I can see your logic, but that's not how it works in practice for signatures on the forum.
Jr. VIP has a dedicated marketplace section for buying and selling of signature spaces https://www.blackhatworld.com/forums/jr-vip-only-signature-space-for-sale-to-buy.191/ (need a Jr. VIP account to access) but I fully appreciate you need to be a Jr. VIP first to work this. As the payment is your signature space you're not competing on the deal without complying with the rules (paying, in some way, for a signature space) so whilst there is an invitation to treat, there isn't a sale and for a signature space that's as good as it gets. There is always the want to buy section https://www.blackhatworld.com/forums/want-to-buy.92/ if you're looking to buy peoples signature space, but this needs to be an agreement between you and the member, we don't get in the middle of any disputes over the use of the signature spaces.

What forum needs is an Escrow system in place to protect buyers from the scam. Ofc buyer will have to pay the fees to cover the Escrow process.

Thanks Strong suggestion and is coming as part of marketplace 2.0 please start a dedicated thread for new suggestions.


Getting back to the OP
@Sartre ASKED- if we can change the premium member branding, currently no but it's something we're looking into as part of a redesign.
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Can we have an increased membership level "The Real G" status.
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Interesting style, the premium is currently black on white, we're looking into a lite brand refresh next year once we have MP2 nailed.
Additional paid membership status levels are currently not a consideration above the enterprise level. Detail on our membership levels is available here https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/updated-bhw-member-levels.889577/

Closed - with some clarification around the membership levels and use of signature spaces.
 
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