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CHANGE OF PLANS - PRO MEMBERSHIP - PLEASE READ!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'BIKE TALK' started by Rat Rod, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    After a couple of days of consideration, I've decided that I'm not going to restrict the For Sale section to Pro Members only.

    For the past 11 years I've tried to keep everything free on the site and I just decided that I didn't feel right about charging members to use any part of the forum. If the good Lord wants me to run this site, He will provide. :angelic:

    As a result, I'm going to refund all of the Pro Member subscriptions that occurred after my initial announcement which was on March 1st.

    If you paid for an upgrade after March 1st expect to see a refund in your PayPal account in the next day or two.

    Thanks again to everyone who participates on the forum and puts up with the indecisive owner. :21:
     
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2017
  2. ferdy

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    Steve,
    I have always appreciated your display of humility and honesty. May the Lord continue to bless you as you bless us.

    Fred
     
  3. Bicycle808

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    That's rad. Maybe now, i'll finally upgrade to Golden Pro Premium Ultra Membership, at long last...
     
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  4. Wildcat

    Wildcat Pro Member

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    I always try to explain to people that there are people you haven't ever met but that you can trust. Even on April 1st.:21:

    I may upgrade too.
     
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  5. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Thank you Fred. :wink1:
     
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  6. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Go ahead and sign me up anyway.
     
  7. GuitarlCarl

    GuitarlCarl Pro Member

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    Yeah keep my donation. I've never put a thing up for sale, but I have a ton of photos here. I love this place and wanna see it thrive.



    sent from a banana phone...
     
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  8. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Good April Fools joke! You had us going for a full month.:wink1:

    Was donating before and will again, thanks Steve.
     
  9. Funkme

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    I enjoy being a pro member. It's the only site I pay for and is worth it. Keep up the good work. But you can feel free to refund me for all the past years...:rofl:
     
  10. OddJob

    OddJob Pro Member

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    Please keep my subscription fee for Pro Membership as well. And remember, it is better to receive than give...or something like that anyway.

    Thanks Steve for all you do for all of us!
     
  11. Ratrod Canuck

    Ratrod Canuck

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    I would gladly pay for a Pro membership if it would help make the operation of this site better. I'm having freezing issues , and broken link issues . It runs very slow and it just doesn't work well for me , Regardless of what browser I use. Perhaps I Just Need A Miracle.
     
  12. The Renaissance Man

    The Renaissance Man __CERTIFIED DIVER__ (Open Water & Open Dumpster) Pro Member

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    Or, perhaps you may need a new computer and/or service provider. I have never experienced those problems either at home or at work, with a PC or a Mac. Try logging in on another computer at a different location sometime to see if there is a difference.:39:
    Good luck!:forum:
     
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2017
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  13. ADVHOG

    ADVHOG Pro Member

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    I upgraded my membership after reading this post. Please don't refund. Thank you for the fine forum. Chris
     
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  14. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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    Thanks everybody....I really appreciate your responses and generosity!

    I'm hoping to have some cool stuff lined up for the build off this summer....prizes may be going up a notch. :)
     
  15. Boss

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    Best site bar none. No slow downs here. Pedal on
     
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  16. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Where do you upgrade to Pro Membership anyway?
     
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  17. Rat Rod

    Rat Rod Owner & Founder Head Honcho Moderator

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  18. kingfish254

    kingfish254 CHECK OUT MY SALE THREAD FOR COOL STUFF! Pro Member

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    Thanks
    Done
     
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  19. ind-chuckz

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    Same here take mine as a donation.....Keep up the good work!!!
     
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  20. Wildcat

    Wildcat Pro Member

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    Me too. I've been here over 8 years and never could find how to sign up!:rofl:
     

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