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How to Donate

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by CoyoteAssassin, Feb 15, 2010.

  1. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    Ok, I've reached 100 post and I now have the ability to apply for Jr. VIP membership. I'm not quite ready for that step but I will be soon.

    I see people with less than 100 post with the 'Donor' tag beside their name that are not Jr. VIP members. However, when I click on the Donate tag at the top of each screen, I only see two options.

    I'm not sure how much money BHW brings in with the memberships, but I am sure that it is a lot. However, it would be good to see an option for anyone to donate.

    Additionally, I think it would be good for BHW to have a Membership Campaign where they try to convert those with 100+ posts into the Jr. VIP memberships. Offering a trial period for a week will be just enough for us to wet our appetite and make the decision if the upgrade is for us. Most likely it will be but right now, its a step many may not take and BHW misses out on the extra funds.

    With that said, I am not saying that membership should be devalued. I am a membership director of a large association and do this line of work every day and have been very successful for it. We are successful because our members know what they get in advance.

    Thanks.
     
  2. dnreg

    dnreg Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Anyone can donate as it is, just not at any rate they please. Just wanna be clear. You don't have to have 100 posts to be a "premium member," which is the second option on the "Donate" button up there.
     
  3. skagenweb

    skagenweb BANNED BANNED

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    The upgrade isn't really 'worth it'. You don't get that much more. You are donating to give back to BHW, not to get 'premium membership and special access'
     
  4. CoyoteAssassin

    CoyoteAssassin Elite Member

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    @skagenweb - Correct. That is what I mentioned when I said that I want to donate now and then later on I will consider Jr. VIP membership.