Go Back   Aquarium Advice - Aquarium Forum Community > Community Forum > Forum Admin & Announcements
Click Here to Login

Join Aquarium Advice Today
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com
Old 12-29-2012, 02:10 AM   #1
Aquarium Advice Addict
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,275
Send a message via MSN to sudz
Donation e-mail?

Ok, so years ago, I donated - It was a One time donation, that unlocked "Donator privileges" that I didn't really mind.

A while ago, I donated again, Just what I had in my Paypal account. Mostly because I'd just like to see this site stick around, and I've gotten a lot of useful information, and wanted to pay it back.

I just got an e-mail, saying that "Your access to the paid subscription "AquariumAdvice.com Supporting Member ($15.02 Annually Recurring)" is about to expire."

I never signed up for an annually recurring, and found the entire thing to be one big forced money grab. If anything, this has done nothing but get my back up to the idea of donating, when I'd donate freely when I had the money.

I'll donate again, when I feel I would like to donate again. and don't really give a darn about the perks. But telling me that my subscription is going to expire, when really, I just was donating some money, kinda irks me. Not entirely sure why... but it does!

When I first donated, the donator badge was a permenant item that stuck with you forever. Now it can be stripped away?

I suppose you're only as good as your last "donation" (aka Subscription payment)


"In this hobby - Bad things happen over night... The good things take time."
In Progress: Rebuilding 75 Gallon Planted Discus tank
5 Gallon Guppy tank (Daughters tank)
sudz is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 04:31 AM   #2
Aquarium Advice Addict
herp_mommy's Avatar

POTM Champion
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: GA, USA
Posts: 1,656
I was gifted my subscription and I too got this email. I wasn't aware that they expired after two years?

125 malawi cichlid, 110 Discus, 75 reef, 30 reef, 27 reef, 4 planted
herp_mommy is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 11:36 AM   #3
Aquarium Advice Addict
mom2reds's Avatar
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Lubbock Texas
Posts: 1,802
I just got this same email. If I don't donate will I still be able to use this forum?
mom2reds is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 12:49 PM   #4
Aquarium Advice Addict
Nu-Nu the eel's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: So Cal
Posts: 5,455
Its a free site so i assume so? Not sure, but i understand how you guys feel... Its a donation which means its not mandatory, but that email makes it seem like it is
Nu-Nu the eel is offline  
Old 12-29-2012, 01:52 PM   #5
Community Admin
melosu58's Avatar

Tank of the Month Award
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Virginia
Posts: 38,632
This stickie that was posted in this same forum must not have been read. This post will answer your questions.



You can view many of my fish and corals in my photo albums in my profile.

View my tank

AA Community Rules|AA TOS

Forums 101 - posting, accounts, basics
melosu58 is offline  
Closed Thread

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on AquariumAdvice.com

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Photo Contest Winners

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:38 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.