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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old May 28th, 2008, 03:11 PM Thread Starter
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An idea.

To increase premium membership and/or increase site speed:

I've noticed in the first four days of Roland Garros that this site has once again become annoyingly slow. Then I came up with a bright idea while changing the banner in my signature; how about making one of the benefits of a premium membership be that you can access the forums during grand slams/YEC/Miami, while standard members would not be able to access the site for those weeks. It seems that every time a major event is going on this site becomes useless because it is too slow. As paying customers, premium members shouldn't have to wait for minutes at a time to see if their response was posted in a thread. I know some would reject the objective of this thread, but from a financial standpoint, it is a great idea. Either more customers will pay to have a premium membership, or less people will be on the board and everything will run more smoothly. If people do decide to pay the money for premium membership, that means more money will go towards getting bigger servers for the sight to run faster. It is a win-win situation in my mind.

This was just a harmless suggestion, and I don't want a bunch of hate coming this way just because I want this site to run better.
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Re: An idea.

i don't know if that is the answer, but something sure as hell needs to be done. for the past few days the site has been extremely slow, buggy and i've even been redirected to a completely different site while trying to access NT. i thought the membership scheme and the banning of threads over 5000 posts was supposed to help? it certainly doesn't appear to be the case. i can't even get into the bugs thread to report it as i continually get a gateway timeout, so here will have to do!
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Re: An idea.

A dumb idea.
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A dumb idea.
true, especially if you take a look at the Premium Members Lounge if that's how the site would be with premium members only, then kill it off now
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Re: An idea.

how do you become a premium member?




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how do you become a premium member?

Aren't you one? You have a 144x168 avatar, so I assume you are one.
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Re: An idea.

The site always becomes slow during Grand Slams. They generate a massive increase in traffic, and unfortunately it seems like the servers still can't handle that.

I can't speak for the site owners, but I doubt they want to make the site accessible for paying members only though, even if only during certain periods.

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Re: An idea.

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To increase premium membership and/or increase site speed:

I've noticed in the first four days of Roland Garros that this site has once again become annoyingly slow. Then I came up with a bright idea while changing the banner in my signature; how about making one of the benefits of a premium membership be that you can access the forums during grand slams/YEC/Miami, while standard members would not be able to access the site for those weeks. It seems that every time a major event is going on this site becomes useless because it is too slow. As paying customers, premium members shouldn't have to wait for minutes at a time to see if their response was posted in a thread. I know some would reject the objective of this thread, but from a financial standpoint, it is a great idea. Either more customers will pay to have a premium membership, or less people will be on the board and everything will run more smoothly. If people do decide to pay the money for premium membership, that means more money will go towards getting bigger servers for the sight to run faster. It is a win-win situation in my mind.

This was just a harmless suggestion, and I don't want a bunch of hate coming this way just because I want this site to run better.
If you need some extra informations during grand slam week go to rolandgarros.com and find it there, dont try to get rid of us, poor members.
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Re: An idea.

maybe remove credits?

they are not needed anymore

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maybe remove credits?

they are not needed anymore
You can always give yours to me for safe keeping
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Re: An idea.

That's a good idea.

Other ideas:

Disable search function.

Have a 100 page limit on threads. Continue the discussion on new thread when it gets over 100 pages.
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Re: An idea.

Anyone noticed there is about 1000 users browsing the Games subforum? It has been like that for at least 3 days. A bug imo.

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post #13 of 23 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2008, 12:31 AM
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Re: An idea.

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That's a good idea.

Other ideas:

Disable search function.

Have a 100 page limit on threads. Continue the discussion on new thread when it gets over 100 pages.
We are already closing threads once they reach 5000 posts

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post #14 of 23 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2008, 02:36 AM
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Re: An idea.

Can't you just threaten to sue WTA, get a chunk of money based on discrimination and then use that to buy a better server

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post #15 of 23 (permalink) Old May 29th, 2008, 04:47 AM
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Re: An idea.

No I don't think it's a good idea. If this forum wants more premium members then make a reason for us to buy a membership, don't just take away what is already ours (access to the forum!). That's what was so annoying when they first introduced this system.
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