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Discussion in 'Feedback' started by D'Snowth, Dec 26, 2005.
Drop the 60 second rule please? It's really annoying!
That would be awesome!
Also drop the 3 smiley rule
the 3 smiley rule stinks
And how about extending the signatures to a maxium of 300 characters and let us have animated avatars again>
I guess we have to give up privleges for the conveniance of others. When I was on my old computer that crashed everyday lol, it took me 3-5 minutes to load a page and I couldn't get on sites with tons of graphics. It sucked. So, I could kinda understand... but most people don't have a Windows 98 computer that crashes all the time now a days lol
I think it's more of a bandwidth thing for Philip. Because if we all had big signatures, etc., that would cost him more money in the long run to keep the forum up in the first place.
Think of it as a good thing, it used to be 120 seconds!
I think Phil does a wonderful job hosting this site for us with nothing to gain. I think we should be grateful for it rather than complaining about small personal inconveniences.
I agree with you 100%. We're extremely lucky to have this site.
Quick, lure in the cows with poptarts! (Injoke)
I think the 60 second rule is necessery. It annoys us, but it also gives us a chance to look over our posts and realise that maybe they arn't worth waiting 60 seconds to post, in which case they wern't really worth posting at all.
If that make any sence?
I also like the feature with the new bulletin upgrade that tells you how long you need to wait before you post again in he instance you post too soon. So I'm gonna' echo that not only do I agree with the 60 second rule, but also that complaining about it is so meticulous that it's rather insulting. Phil once said it costs close to $400 a month I think to run MC? I don't remember the exact amount, but it was up there. Think about it, it's ad free, there are many harsher forum rules that other sites have that MC doesn't, the mods are extremely fair and kind, most members are kind and fun-loving, members on here share a unique bond rarely seen in other forums and fights are very rare!
In all honesty (not that I'm suggesting this at all), but if MC were a pay site, I'd still be a member.
*puts up hand*
Sorry, I thought that required a hand-putting-up.
As long as your deoderant is fresh; keep that hand up all you like.
Better put it down, Beau.
OOooooh! That one to you, Vic. *flips over scoreboard*
I've been on forums before that are free but run on donations. Well not entirely on donations, but it's a big part of it's funding. Those members get slightly longer signatures and larger pictures as an incentive to donate. It wasn't even that much, it was $6 for basic and $12 for a full paid member.
I'm not saying that we should implement a system like that; it would probably be hard to do. But I think if we had a system of donation, that would be cool. I don't know how much it would help in the long run, but probably alot of members would want to help in some way.
That's a good idea MrsPepper
I don't think the issue is that Phil is asking for money or needs help with the site. It is apparent that he does this from his heart. And asking a membership fee or donation would limit many users. It's great to have a free site that you can trust that any family member can visit, no matter the age. I think the bigger problem is the lack of appreciation and complaining about the rules of the forum. They are what they are! It is just poor form to complain about the rules when the Chapman's are so generous to host such a wonderful site.
Agreed. Well said MuppetsRule.
True, but the donation could be toatlly optional and you would not be pressured into donating. Even acouple of people donating would help. Just a thought though.
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