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Discussion in 'Forum Management' started by Econox, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. #1
    What sort of features do you think a premium membership on a forum should have?
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    Econox, Mar 22, 2012 IP
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  2. Forum Topsite

    Forum Topsite Peon

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    I think you could give extra PM capacity, Larger Avatar, Special Premium forum area, Special privillages in other parts of the forum, A premium Usergroup name, and then you could give them special board permissions, like close, lock or delete their posts etc..
     
    Forum Topsite, Mar 22, 2012 IP
  3. webinsane

    webinsane Well-Known Member

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    #3
    I think forum already has special premium area :)
     
    webinsane, Mar 23, 2012 IP
  4. deluxdon

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

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    #4
    Thread highlight feature if BST forum is there.

    DON.
     
    deluxdon, Mar 23, 2012 IP
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    Forum Topsite Peon

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    What features are you going to give them and then we can see if we can add to it :D
     
    Forum Topsite, Mar 23, 2012 IP
  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #6
    It depends on the forum really...
     
    digitalpoint, Mar 24, 2012 IP
  7. HostOwnage

    HostOwnage Peon

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    - Increase Inbox storage.
    - Something fancy with the user title.
    - Custom rank given on the forum.
    - Access to private boards with premium content.
    - Increase upload size for avatars and or signatures.
     
    HostOwnage, Mar 31, 2012 IP
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    Forum Topsite Peon

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    I may even give free forum hosting to Paid Premium members
     
    Forum Topsite, Mar 31, 2012 IP
  9. initiotech

    initiotech Active Member

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    #9
    Lol... that is if you are into Forum Hosting :)

    Features you can give for Premium Members are

    1) Do Follow Signatures . (Regular members signature should not be displayed to guests) Its here on DP :)

    2) Allowing them to make their Threads Sticky(You would need some Modifications to detect how many Threads this user has already made Sticky and then Restrict him)

    3) A special Micro Blog User Page available on his Profile where he can link back to his Blogs.(Moderation would be required)

    4) As deluxdon said Highlight their Threads with a different colors.
     
    initiotech, Apr 1, 2012 IP
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    Forum Topsite Peon

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    Well hosting is pretty cheap nowdays get yourselves a reseller account, and offer basic hosting for members and an upgrade to premium if they want it
     
    Forum Topsite, Apr 1, 2012 IP
  11. Econox

    Econox Well-Known Member

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    #11
    Oops, forgot to get back to this. Any ways I took your suggestions into consideration and started implementing some of these. So thanks to all.

    I should have been more descriptive as to what the forum was all about, instead of being so vague (Seems like it was just a general question though I did want some suggestions for myself :D ).

    It's a general discussion forum and it's being run on Xenforo. I'm still getting used to this forum software since I've used vBulletin for the past few years.
     
    Econox, Apr 21, 2012 IP
  12. dumindushalika

    dumindushalika Notable Member

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    #12
    Dofollow sig links, more PM store capacity, Highlight sales threads, more thread bumping features etc.
     
    dumindushalika, Apr 25, 2012 IP
  13. raindog308

    raindog308 Greenhorn

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    #13
    I honestly never thought more PM inbox was all that significant.

    dofollow is interesting, though.

    How about free advertising? Seriously - devote x% of your rotation to premium members' banner ads and setup some kind of fair share of them.
     
    raindog308, Apr 25, 2012 IP
  14. Darthmaul

    Darthmaul Member

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    #14
    He's got a point.

    Depending on what forum niche you're in, it would be better to offer different premium options. However, at the least, I think you should offer a premium forum ;)
     
    Darthmaul, May 31, 2012 IP