Admin Posted January 11, 2014 Share Posted January 11, 2014 As many of you know we recently switched hosting plans and moved to our own virtual private server. This new server has significantly reduced, if not eliminated page loading errors, and has greatly enhanced the sites ability to handle the increasing amounts of traffic that we've been getting. As is the case with most things in life, the higer the quality the more expensive things become. CamCaps has reached a point where the costs of hosting, bandwidth, backups, and development have become too much for me to bear alone. As such, I am going to implement a new paid membership policy to help offset the costs of running this site. I thoroughly enjoy this community that you all have helped to build, and I hope that you will stay here despite the new membership policy. My goal here is to be as reasonable and straightforward as possible. I understand that no one likes to pay for porn, but I think what we have here is much more than that. The new membership system is as follows: Paid member: Paid membership is $12 USD per year nonrecurring. Paid members can view posts, make posts, view attachments, add attachments, view links, and view the media gallery (update coming soon). Essentially, paid members have the same access as registered members have now, but they also gain unrestricted access to the media gallery. Basic member: Basic members can read and respond to forum posts, and view links. They cannot view attachments (e.g. pictures or videos), participate in promotions, or access the media gallery. Essentially, they will have what is currently guest access, with the exceptions that they will be able to make posts and view links. The idea here is that you can still participate in the forum, but you won't be able to access costly bandwidth intensive resources. As of now we can only accept PayPal payments. Other arrangements can be made if you don’t have a PayPal account. Feel free to ask me questions. Update: Basic members are able to view and post links, they can also post attachments but they are not able view them. I have added a third party image upload module to make things easier. Please follow the tutorial here: http://camcaps.net/read-me/basic-member-image-posting-tutorial/. However, basic members are not be able to view content hosted on CamCaps.Net (e.g. Any images or videos that have been posted as attachments). Additionally, there is no guarantee on how long the content posted to third party image hosts will remain available. It is solely up to the discretion and generosity of Paid members if they want to post directly to CamCaps, or post to third party hosts. If paid members choose to use third party hosts to share media basic members will be able to see it, if they use CamCaps only Paid Members will be able to see it. Please note that purchasing a membership does not mean that you are purchasing images, videos, or any other form of content from us, all of the copyrights belong to their respective owners. A membership simply grants you the right to use our server as a platform to share data. Note: The integrated upload to third party hosting module does not allow video uploads. Thanks again, and I hope that you will continue to participate in this community. -Admin Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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