CowArt Posted October 5, 2018 Share Posted October 5, 2018 Way back in the day (when the water was clean, and sex was dirty), there was no difference in features between being a Paid member or a Hero member. The only difference was the way the membership was obtained. You could purchase a membership for $12 and then you became "green", or make at least 30 posts in the forum and become "orange". Many of us oldtimers were also bumped up from "black" to "orange" on the chat by BTR. The only real difference I ever noticed between being Paid/Hero or a "normal" member was access to the gallery which back then was a real gold mine of pictures and videos. Since November 1st 2016 it was no longer possible to become a Hero member: https://reallifecamfan.com/forums/topic/2411-membership-policy-change/?tab=comments#comment-51360 @Admin promised that "Current Hero members will retain access to the Gallery indefinitely". Clearly Admin has a different definition of "indefinitely" than I do, because on October 15th 2017, @StnCld316 issued a statement that from that day forward a Hero member that didn't log on for 30 days would lose his Hero status: https://reallifecamfan.com/forums/topic/3163-all-hero-memberships/?tab=comments#comment-68244. From then taking a long vacation was enough to make you lose your Hero status. Today I noticed that for every RLC apartment a "Paid members only" section has been added, that is not accessible to Hero members. So I would like to know: As of today, what exactly is the difference between being a "Member", a "Hero Member" or a "Paid Member" on this forum? Are the "old" Hero members such a burden on the forum's resources that they should be phased out? If so, why not just say and do so instead of first introducing an expiration date on "indefinitely" and now creating forum sections that are not accessible? Why wasn't there a topic created by the staff of this forum when the "Paid members only" were created? The whole point of creating these sections is in my opinion to sell memberships. Nothing wrong with that of course, but nobody's going to buy acces to these sections if they don't know they exist, or what can be expected to be found in them. From the title alone, I can't judge if I should spend my $12 on acces to the "Paid members only" section or on a couple of heavily overpriced coffees instead. Plank, Scotsman84 and Bandit 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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