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Is Area51 Worth The Premium Membership Fee?

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by spiritfly, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. #1
    I'm an old DP member, but I haven't been active for some time and these Premium stuff are new to me. I don't sell nothing here (at least not yet) but I would like to be a part of this forum as much as I'm dedicated to online business and such.

    So I would like to know is Area 51 worth paying the fee? What exactly am I missing? And if the guides and info that is worth $$$ are in a premium members only area does that mean that the other sections are left with junk? Can a regular member learn and have fun here just like it was a few years ago?
    SEMrush
     
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  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #2
    If you are just after Area 51, it's probably not worth it.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 4, 2011 IP
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    Laceygirl Notable Member

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    Like Shawn said Area 51, Although a secret society of premium webmasters, alone is not worth your money. Now if you need more links in your siggy, use the bump button and want to be able to do it every 7days(instead of 30), etc than its worth it. Its also good & bad if you deal a lot in the forum. Its a badge of honor, but I do often get some stranger pms by people who think I am a mod and want help.
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #4
    There are a lot of other features you get with premium membership, but if you don't already know what they are (since you already use them), you probably aren't going to care...

    http://tools.digitalpoint.com/tracker.php lets you track up to 200 positions deep (instead of default 20).

    http://tools.digitalpoint.com/phonehome.php lets you view the exact IP of your lost/stolen computer.

    http://products.digitalpoint.com/vbulletin-sphinx-search.php "must have" if you run a large vBulletin 4 forum.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 4, 2011 IP
  5. deluxdon

    deluxdon Catch Me If You Can...!!!™ Staff

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    As a premium member you'll get 2 extra signature spots under you besides so many other advantages. Have you look into that ?

    DON.
     
    deluxdon, Apr 4, 2011 IP
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    thalada Well-Known Member

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    Also Eternal happiness acquired by supporting this community.
    :)
     
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  7. psharma

    psharma Prominent Member

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    True. In fact I used it just once and it was boring.

    Bump/Edit features is good for me, since I am seller. PMs stay longer in my inbox. and yes people ask me for help too because of one of my threads


    most of yours are nofollowed by the automated spam prevention feature of this forum.


    in my case not eternally, but yes, I am happy.
     
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    Phil213 Peon

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    How to get a Premium Member?
     
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    nihangshah Prominent Member

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    laxman363 Active Member

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    Phil213 Peon

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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #13
    Lol... nice logic. hah

    "I can't see it, but I would bet my life it's terrible because another section that has nothing to do with it has more posts." hahahaha
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 5, 2011 IP
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    Refresher Notable Member

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    Wonder who's side you're on.. [​IMG]
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #15
    I'm not on anyone's side... I was the first one to say Area 51 isn't worth premium membership.

    I was just pointing out that your logic is completely flawed (which it is).

    You might as well have said you would never buy an Apple product because bananas are slippery.
     
    digitalpoint, Apr 5, 2011 IP
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    Aquarezz Notable Member

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    He's actually comparing DigitalPoint with the link above (WebcosmoForums?). At least, that's what I think Refresher does :)
     
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    @Aquarezz-- Yeah. I was. Wrong timing, though. :p
     
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    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    Oh... lol Thought he was comparing Area 51 to B/S/T here. lol
     
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  20. spiritfly

    spiritfly Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm divided opinions eh?! Now does this mean that: "Those who know, do not speak. Those who speak, do not know." :confused:
     
    spiritfly, Apr 6, 2011 IP