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What inspired you to purchase Premier Membership?

Measuring Premier antiquity and effectiveness (anonymous poll)  

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It seems odd to me that people are paying $40 for a blog (or a subscription) when one can go to wordpress.com or blogspot.com and get a blog with more features for free.

Perhaps this is an antiquated system in need of overhaul?


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i bought premier membership before you got a blog for it


man remember when no one would dream of making a forum site without signatures

 

 

that was tight

 

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On 6/9/2020 at 3:05 AM, Voltaire Rousseau said:

It seems odd to me that people are paying $40 for a blog (or a subscription) when one can go to wordpress.com or blogspot.com and get a blog with more features for free.

Perhaps this is an antiquated system in need of overhaul?

Nononononono. While it is true you can start a blog for free on one of those sites, who's going to read it? BZP has (or had) plenty of active members that would (exclusively in some cases) browse the blogs here. It's so convenient having the blogs built into a site where you already have an account and friends as opposed to having to seek out something offsite, create a new account, and try to get your people to join and read.

Plus you're supporting BZP with your purchase sooo... I'd say it's a win-win. *shrug*

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15 hours ago, Wrinkledlion X said:

I bought premier membership because I was a very strange child. I don't think they even had blogs yet, but there was a LEGO brick with "BZPower" printed on it which sealed the deal for me.

I think that's when I bought my first premier membership. That was so long ago!

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It's been so long I don't even remember what the reason was, other than to support the site.

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On 7/22/2020 at 12:24 AM, Wrinkledlion X said:

I bought premier membership because I was a very strange child. I don't think they even had blogs yet, but there was a LEGO brick with "BZPower" printed on it which sealed the deal for me.

unfortunately i was too late for the brick

I think I bought it mostly because I wanted to start topics in the Games & Trivia board. Back then that was restricted to premier members. (Note that you could ask a premier member to open a thread for you, but that was a hassle.) Keep in mind that the rules for G&T were way more broad than they seem to be now; it allowed roleplaying games.


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that was tight

 

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i never bought Premier and i don't think i ever will (can't afford it nowadays)! sorry! :) 

i am curious, though; IF for some reason i DO decide to to purchase Premier, how much are we talking? 

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20 hours ago, TheZOMBIEJ said:

i never bought Premier and i don't think i ever will (can't afford it nowadays)! sorry! :) 

i am curious, though; IF for some reason i DO decide to to purchase Premier, how much are we talking? 

Prices can be found here.


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Didn't realize there was a brick perk back the day. Hm.

I loved working my way through the rank images (old system seems to have counted differently). Proto boost was nice. I also got it pre-blogs, and didn't really know what to do with them when they came out.

Let it lapse at some point. Re-subbed to support the place. :)

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Pretty sure I bought PMship twice in the pre-2010 days. Being a somewhat conniving teenager, I really only did it for the proto boosts. I think I was one boost away from achieving Outstanding BZPower Citizen status (which I thought I deserved! C'mon, I gave you people BORNICLE for years!), so I bought it one last time. This was all before the blog became a part of the perks, too.


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I honestly lived more on BZP than the real world back in 2009-2011. It made more sense to me to have a "more advanced" account.

Also I was, like, 13, so that reasoning made sense.

I still think it was a good move. I'm glad I supported this site with money, it deserved it.


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Please keep in mind I was literally 12.

 

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quick question: IF i purchase Premier, do i pay using PayPal or do i send a check (or cash) in the mail to Black Six (since he's basically the main head/admin ov the site)? or is there any alternative payment methods? 

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So, an update after looking through my Private Messenger: apparently, some wonderfully kind soul gifted me Premier Membership back in the summer of 2004 as part of a promotion BZPower was doing for their anniversary celebration. So that was my first time. After it expired, I bought another membership for myself for a sweet Proto boost.

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On 8/5/2020 at 6:10 PM, TheZOMBIEJ said:

quick question: IF i purchase Premier, do i pay using PayPal or do i send a check (or cash) in the mail to Black Six (since he's basically the main head/admin ov the site)? or is there any alternative payment methods? 

You could always message him to find out.


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On 7/30/2020 at 7:57 PM, Canama said:

unfortunately i was too late for the brick

I think I bought it mostly because I wanted to start topics in the Games & Trivia board. Back then that was restricted to premier members. (Note that you could ask a premier member to open a thread for you, but that was a hassle.) Keep in mind that the rules for G&T were way more broad than they seem to be now; it allowed roleplaying games.

WOW I forgot that that used to be a rule.

I bought it sometime back in '08-'09. I was just thinking "y'know I didn't really use the perks that much" but I definitely took pride in being able to start threads for people (and group PMs, post-Downtime).

Now that I think about it, it's crazy that we ever played Mafia without group messaging.

 

 

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On 8/8/2020 at 3:47 PM, Unit#phntk#1 said:

Now that I think about it, it's crazy that we ever played Mafia without group messaging.

~Unit#phntk#1

Right? I think I was lucky enough to suffer that only once before the functionality was added. But as someone, who I can't remember at this point, once said "The mafia used to operate one PM at a time."

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I got mine because my friend had it and I wanted what little BZP prestige it gave me. Plus, I wanted to support the site. Having a blog was nice, but I never ended up using it.

Does BZP still offer lifetime membership? I didn't see it in the store. Or can I not see it because I already have it?


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I bought it because after finding my way back to the forums after being gone for so many years, I wanted to show my support for the board I called home for so many years.


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I was like 12 and this website was about the only one i ever went to at the time (other than runescape). So becoming a premier member just seemed to make sense at the time. I wanted to make polls and host games and stuff. I don’t remember how much it cost at the time to become a permanent member but i do remember it still took some time to talk my mom into it, haha.


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