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#1 echeng

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 02:55 AM

Hello guys. First of all, membership and information at Wetpixel will always remain free, but some of you have expressed interest in supporting Wetpixel financially.

I'm sure we'll eventually have t-shirts, hats, calendars, etc. etc. but for now, I've set up a special paid package called, "Team Wetpixel" that you can subscribe to by using the subscriptions control panel.

Team Wetpixel

Offers a way to support Wetpixel! Funds are used to build new features and to support the hard-working staff behind the scenes.

Aside from feeling warm and fuzzy, you also get more image upload space per post, attachment support in private messages, and more storable messages. Most importantly, you'll get access to a "Lite" version of the Wetpixel forums, which will allow you to browse and participate more quickly.

This package does not auto-renew, but you will receive a warning e-mail two weeks before expiration. Payment is via Paypal or credit card only (you can pay via credit card through paypal without opening an account).

[more info: subscriptions control panel]

As mentioned in this poll, I'm working on a way to have a low-cost subscription that enables a low-bandwidth, ad-free version of the forums. This package is just for those of you who said you'd probably donate even if there wasn't an ad-free version as a perk. ;)

Thank you for your support!

UPDATE: Here's a movie of the new low-bandwidth skin at Wetpixel.


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#2 loftus

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 05:00 AM

Well I signed up. Not sure I'll even use any of the additional features, but I just wanted to say that Wetpixel has given me enjoyment way beyond the 30 bucks it just cost me. Just the information on gear available has been worth it, though the Gearlust forum has surely landed up costing me a good part of a year's income. :)
I think that the 'Internet Generation' really take for granted how much value is provided, and are just so used to getting everything for free. I know, I know,....you get money for advertising etc, but just like I indicated 'Tipping is in the culture' thread I am all for voluntarily paying more for great value received. Going the extra mile sure beats just providing what is necessary, and should /will be rewarded, at least that's what I teach my kids.
Good luck Eric, may you be famous...and rich. :)
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#3 echeng

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:28 AM

Good luck Eric, may you be famous...and rich. :)

Thanks for the well-wishes. Wetpixel is going to make me a thousandaire! :)

But seriously. What I'd love to do is have a team working to make Wetpixel better as their primary jobs (without the need to have jobs on the side, as we all do now). I'm no sure how to do that yet, but I'm working on it.
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#4 DeanB

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:05 PM

If you need anyone to do trip reports from across the U.k and the Med, I'm your man. :)

Dive safe

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#5 ce4jesus

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 12:20 PM

I came here a beggar in search of bread and ate freely at the table of kings. :P Now I can support the mission of "the Devil" :) in his quest to provide underwater photography food to the needy. At $30 bucks for the entire year, 'tis a steal! :)


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#6 scorpio_fish

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 04:51 AM

Good luck Eric, may you be famous...and rich. smile.gif


He's already famous. His underwater passions now guarantee that he will never be rich. If you want rich, start a religious cult.

What I'd love to do is have a team working to make Wetpixel better as their primary jobs (without the need to have jobs on the side, as we all do now)


Interesting pronoun "we". Must be with NSA or CIA or something. :)
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#7 jbonehoss

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Posted 13 January 2007 - 06:43 AM

30 bucks is the deal of the century - I'm in!
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#8 NickJ

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Posted 20 March 2007 - 06:04 PM

Totally agree. I'm in.

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#9 philmayer

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 09:44 PM

As the newest Team member, I'd like to vote for having the forum remember where the heck I am. If you want, I'll research the problem and write the code for you too.

It's annoying to come out of a thread and get returned to the top of the forum page. I'm old and feeble minded, it's not funny!
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#10 jcfig

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 02:39 PM

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute in some small way. The advise and knowledge I've obtain from the site, and its members, are worth so much more.

#11 Undercbon

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Posted 26 June 2007 - 03:41 AM

Money well spent!

#12 loftus

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 08:47 PM

I just got my reminder notice for to renew this, but can't find a way to actually do it.???
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#13 ScubaSpen

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Posted 29 December 2007 - 07:48 AM

Hi all

Just want to thanks to all the members for getting me into this UW photo stuff. I am based in Phuket, Thailand and I will happily subscribe to WP and would like to offer my local knowlegde (6yrs only) to all WP members. I am happy to provide advice, reports, assistance etc to all WP subscibers.

I have built a web site dedicated to this area (Andaman Sea/ Mergui Archipelago) area and I will have more detailed dive site guides and reef maps on my site in the next few months for Burma. There does not seem to be any up to date info about Burma and the dive sites, so I would like to offer my services as a local contact in anyway I can.


Happy new year to all
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#14 JoelD

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 07:56 AM

I just got my reminder notice for to renew this, but can't find a way to actually do it.???

Just one? The subscriber notice policy must be set to every day from about the 350th day down to 365th.

i.e., I've been getting them every day for about a week...........
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#15 echeng

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Posted 31 December 2007 - 08:27 AM

Really! that is no good. I have to figure out how to change that.

thanks for bearing with me while I get this sorted out...
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#16 dbh

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 05:54 PM

Just one? The subscriber notice policy must be set to every day from about the 350th day down to 365th.

i.e., I've been getting them every day for about a week...........


Same here. I just scrolled through this thread before I e-mailed you Eric to see if you can change this feature (or tune it up a little). Mine doesn't expire until 1/22 and I have gotten 4 notices already. I am going to renew.......on the 22nd....:-).

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#17 diggy

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Posted 13 January 2008 - 10:52 PM

My money's in the "Piggy" Bank :ninja:

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#18 echeng

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 12:41 AM

Argh. really sorry, guys. We just took delivery of a new server, and I have to get all the software updated before I can look into this.

We're a couple versions behind -- the new version SURELY has options to prevent the needless emails... right? :ninja:
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#19 NickJ

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Posted 11 March 2008 - 09:30 PM

I guess this is not fixed yet Eric, I've been getting daily reminders for a while now, but as I'm only back to email after traveling, my inbox is now shouting at me <_<

Happy to renew when I know how to! :)

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#20 echeng

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Posted 26 July 2008 - 03:35 PM

Hey, guys. We've just upgraded to the new system, and it may be possible to renew now. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'll give the subscription system a test as soon as I can to make sure...
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