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Old 31-03-2004, 22:35:09   #1
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$140 for lifetime membership to poly?!

O_o

Are people actually going to pay for the privilige of ad free browsing?
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:41:14   #2
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Let's see pay the gas, electric, and water... or poly. Tough choice there.
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:47:37   #3
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Polyester slacks of the month club?
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:48:49   #4
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I'd rather pay $140 and get shot in the kneecap.
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:58:28   #5
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Does that mean that we'll get a load of Poly twats here?
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:58:51   #6
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Old 31-03-2004, 22:59:30   #7
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God I hope not.
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Old 31-03-2004, 23:00:02   #8
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They'll all start "Is Poly worth it?" threads.
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Old 31-03-2004, 23:00:43   #9
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Ooooh good one!
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Old 31-03-2004, 23:01:30   #10
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Old 31-03-2004, 23:05:35   #11
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Figures, I almost didn't post it because it didn't seem funny.

Then I remembered that I never let that stop me in the past.
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:21:21   #12
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That is absurdly over-priced.
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:25:33   #13
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:50:07   #14
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Actually DanS was the first to sign up for a lifetime membership!

I always thought that guy had rocks for brains and this just about clinches it!
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Old 01-04-2004, 01:59:28   #15
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That's ridiculous.
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:05:19   #16
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Yep he is!
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:07:36   #17
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8 years 'til that pays off. I wouldn't bet $140 on Poly being around (and worth paying for...) for the next 8 years.
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Old 01-04-2004, 02:29:38   #18
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DanS probably doesn't care how much he pays

so what is the difference between 140 and 20??

but he does want to support that incredibly nerdy civ site

I don't have 140 lying arround, so I will probably send 20 in the future

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Old 01-04-2004, 03:08:31   #19
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Anyone who signs up for this is automatically wrong in any Poly argument.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:11:17   #20
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As a 'poly regular I am thinking about it...



shit!!!

what was I thinking about again?

oh, yeah,

Venom, yer an asshole!

No... that wasn';t it
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:12:32   #21
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Says the dumbfuck thinking about paying Poly $140.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:14:58   #22
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You can pay them as little as $12 if you want.

It's really a donation scheme in disguise as the purported "benefits" are pretty much useless.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:16:17   #23
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I'd rather post here.
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Old 01-04-2004, 03:18:38   #24
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same here recently

and actually I ahve always posted more here, just sometimes here is a little slwo

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Old 01-04-2004, 03:19:57   #25
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yup

Sad...

CG SUCKS@!!!!@!1!!








I'll still post herE though.
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Old 01-04-2004, 09:00:53   #26
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That is absurdly over-priced.
I (my dad actually) had paid LESS for a National Geographic life membership 30 years ago...

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Old 01-04-2004, 09:15:29   #27
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Old 01-04-2004, 11:06:31   #28
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Lets all get ad blockers and set up a macro to refresh poly 100k times a day. I got a computer lab we could set up with 20 computers for 10 hours a night
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Old 01-04-2004, 12:19:39   #29
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Now that's just being mean.

Get to it!
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Old 01-04-2004, 12:19:42   #30
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refresh poly 100k times a day
That's once every .864 seconds
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Old 01-04-2004, 14:47:02   #31
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what if this is just an april fools joke?

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Old 01-04-2004, 14:49:34   #32
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Marko and Dan are full of it.

No way do they need subscribers to keep running, that is just a scam to make extra dough.
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Old 01-04-2004, 14:49:50   #33
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Interesting. Would be a corker.
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Old 01-04-2004, 14:58:47   #34
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It is true, what are they spending on?

One google banner add (NOT a pop-up) would pay for the site host, a decent DL server is only between 80-150 bucks American, and that is a ONE TIME expense.

What do they need a $140 bucks for?
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Old 01-04-2004, 14:59:51   #35
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Figures, I almost didn't post it because it didn't seem funny.
Then I remembered that I never let that stop me in the past.
Yes, we all remember that.
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:01:07   #36
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:03:22   #37
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Awesome, I'm going to start offering life memberships to the SU site.
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:03:46   #38
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Let's make all new Poly refugees from now pay 150 euro for a lifetime CG membership, and then close the site.
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:04:04   #39
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Can you supply 13 year old commies?
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:20:17   #40
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:21:59   #43
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Old 01-04-2004, 15:31:14   #44
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Sounds like an April Fools joke to me.
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Old 01-04-2004, 19:25:35   #45
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Well you'd have to be a real fool to sign up frankly...

Though I am finding the fact that I would be able to have a 100x100 avatar to lord over the unsubscribed plebs. Now where was that $140...?
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Cyanide suicide capsules hidden in their teeth. Make sure they are defective and leak.
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:43:55   #47
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For all those who are saying its an April Fools joke, teh last April Fools joke I remember Poly playing is coming to ACOL to announce that MtG would be a mod with Ming. They listened to the whines, then said APril fools. 2 weeks later he became a mod.

So... get ready for 140$ a year!!!
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:45:05   #48
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I'd rather pay $140 and get shot in the kneecap.
I'll shoot you for that amount. You want to be shot by a 22 or 38?
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Old 02-04-2004, 07:49:09   #49
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It is true, what are they spending on?

One google banner add (NOT a pop-up) would pay for the site host, a decent DL server is only between 80-150 bucks American, and that is a ONE TIME expense.

What do they need a $140 bucks for?
Bandwidth? New hardware? What's their service agreement? What's their bandwidth requirements? Storage space is cheap, so that shouldn't be a big deal...

Money for ads to run on Google?

Their mortgage, gas, heat, water, and food bills?
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