Real Jock's supporter service, ie, membership charge

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    Jun 30, 2008 5:10 AM GMT
    http://www.realjock.com/article/1162


    I guess it was inevitable. Will you pay for those extra services? I'm already paying for a couple of other sites so I'm not sure about realjock.
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    Jun 30, 2008 5:15 AM GMT
    Oh no =/
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    Jun 30, 2008 5:52 AM GMT
    I get a badge?! SAWEEEEEEEEEET! icon_razz.gif
    Now all I need to do is get my extending baton back and then I can go rough up some drunks down at the tavern!

    There be truth here!

    Roy asked me to dance last time I went there.. I wonder about him.
  • Timbales

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    Jun 30, 2008 11:25 AM GMT
    I'm not sure about that t-shirt color.
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    Jun 30, 2008 12:09 PM GMT
    If there is a charge I hope it is options and is not foisted on everyone. Last thing I need is another T-shirt I never wear. I have about 10 of them from gay rec. volleyball in my closet that come included in my membership fee to the league.
  • iHavok

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    Jun 30, 2008 12:13 PM GMT
    I don't know if I will.
    I love RJ, but the optional services they offer aren't really that vital to my use of the website.

    Teeshirt is cool though, although i'd really prefer they stuck with the red and gold and gray.
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    Jun 30, 2008 12:45 PM GMT
    Seems like trying to raise money for services and then giving away a t shirt seems dumb. Just be confident in charging for the service and roll on. If i wanted a t shirt i would buy one. I do think that the site is worth a fee though. I have enjoyed myself and met some great guys who are just not interested in cam sex like other sites.

    This is my last week on RJ for some time. Though I would pay to stay on, I need to refocus my energies. Its been swell, but the swelling has gone down. see you later in the year. Good luck all!

    Thanks everyone here for great conversations, the occasional flirt and a whole lot of support and laughs.
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    Jun 30, 2008 12:50 PM GMT
    I probably will pay as I'd hate to see a site this good go belly up. 60 Bucks for a year's worth of contact with this many gay men without ever having to be in the same room with them and being able to shut them up whenever I want to (click) is a treasure not to be buried. 60 bucks is a bargain.
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    Jun 30, 2008 1:21 PM GMT
    Caslon alone costs thousands of dollars in bandwidth with his lolcatz. We should all do our part and pitch in. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jun 30, 2008 1:25 PM GMT
    I'll pay $60 if DJBens doesn't leave.

    Hell, I'd pay the 60 bucks just to stare at Lawson and Zdrew's pics. (props to Chizzad and zdrews, bf.)

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    Jun 30, 2008 1:39 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidI'll pay $60 if DJBens doesn't leave.

    Hell, I'd pay the 60 bucks just to stare at Lawson and Zdrew's pics. (props to Chizzad and zdrews, bf.)

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    I suspect that they have a revenue sharing agreement w/RJ to entice the little people. icon_wink.gif

    I dunno, I think $60/year is too much. I am a paid supporter of a couple of other gay social networking sites, but those subscriptions run about $30/year.
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    Jun 30, 2008 1:43 PM GMT
    Are you saying I'm little?!?!? I AM GONNA KICK YOUR AS..

    oh, wait, I just looked at your profile.

    Yessir...can I get you some coffee, sir?
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    Jun 30, 2008 2:33 PM GMT
    MunchingZombie saidCaslon alone costs thousands of dollars in bandwidth with his lolcatz. We should all do our part and pitch in. icon_biggrin.gif


    That's right...stick it to the guy with cancer...who has been practically house-bound for the past year and a half. For whom, RJ has been a lifeline to humanity. It's all his fault....so let him know it. I guess I should have gotten a gun and blown my brains out rather than struggle thru the depression with the help of RJ, cuz all I do is run up the bandwidth. How much better the world would be without me! Who am I kidding? Nobody is ever going to want me now. I am damaged goods...old and damaged. ...a waste of breath and bandwidth! ...BEGONE, YOU OLD, BALD, BANDWIDTH BURNER, BEGONE! ...I guess there comes a point when people just aren't worth keeping alive anymore....just pull the plug and save the bandwidth. ...Then fight over who gets his computer, because there is someone better to burn the bandwidth than he.
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    Jun 30, 2008 2:40 PM GMT
    I will be willing to pay the $60 a year for all the resources that are provided on this site. RJ is packed with lots of good stuff and I think it is well worth supporting.

    And I like the looks of the muscle shirt.

    ...now how much do I have contribute to get a strap with Real Jock stenciled across the band ... icon_wink.gif
  • DiverScience

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    Jun 30, 2008 2:42 PM GMT
    8$ is annoying.

    Personally, the "rise to the top of searches" feature is one that a lot of sites do and pisses me off royally. It's frelling stupid and just makes for a haves and have nots situation.
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    Jun 30, 2008 2:47 PM GMT
    ruck_us saidI dunno, I think $60/year is too much. I am a paid supporter of a couple of other gay social networking sites, but those subscriptions run about $30/year.


    RJ isnt supposed to be a social networking site. Do those social networking sites give you info, plans, and articles that compare to what is provided here on RJ?

    If someone doesnt have a trainer, he can really get great guidance on exercises, workout plans, nutrition, etc. here on RJ. I am very impressed with not only what is presented, but also how it is presented...all those vids demonstrating the exercises. Not to mention the 12 week workout plans and diets.

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    Jun 30, 2008 2:50 PM GMT
    McGay saidI probably will pay as I'd hate to see a site this good go belly up. 60 Bucks for a year's worth of contact with this many gay men without ever having to be in the same room with them and being able to shut them up whenever I want to (click) is a treasure not to be buried. 60 bucks is a bargain.


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    Jun 30, 2008 3:08 PM GMT
    Better features to offer to yearly subscribers are:

    1) You get to edit the title of your thread

    2) You get to delete the whole thread you have started if it goes terribly, terribly wrong

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    Jun 30, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    Caslon4000 said2) You get to delete the whole thread you have started if it goes terribly, terribly wrong


    definitely worth it now!
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    Jun 30, 2008 3:18 PM GMT
    jaydub said[quote][cite]Caslon4000 said[/cite]2) You get to delete the whole thread you have started if it goes terribly, terribly wrong


    definitely worth it now![/quote]

    Pffft! If I'm shellin' out the dough, I wanna be able to make entire members disappear! icon_twisted.gif

    Kidding. I don't think I'd use any of the extra services, but I'd gladly pay if it helped keep the quality of the site high.
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    Jun 30, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    Maybe they'll be kind and give us current members a break after they realize noone's buying it.
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    Jun 30, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    tommysguns2000 saidI'll pay $60 if DJBens doesn't leave.

    Hell, I'd pay the 60 bucks just to stare at Lawson and Zdrew's pics. (props to Chizzad and zdrews, bf.)

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    Jun 30, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    Caslon4000 said[quote]

    RJ isnt supposed to be a social networking site. Do those social networking sites give you info, plans, and articles that compare to what is provided here on RJ?

    If someone doesnt have a trainer, he can really get great guidance on exercises, workout plans, nutrition, etc. here on RJ. I am very impressed with not only what is presented, but also how it is presented...all those vids demonstrating the exercises. Not to mention the 12 week workout plans and diets.



    "Supposed to" being the key term. However, if you Google the term "social networking," you'll find definitions that describe RJ pretty darn well. I wouldn't mind paying a $30 annual fee for the additional personal training-type content; I just think $60 is excessive. RJ could also contract with a couple of freelance ad execs who could increase that revenue stream.



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    Jun 30, 2008 3:43 PM GMT
    ruck_us saidI wouldn't mind paying a $30 annual fee for the additional personal training-type content; I just think $60 is excessive. RJ could also contract with a couple of freelance ad execs who could increase that revenue stream.


    It sounds like $30 is the going rate for a social networking site. Then if you add in $30 for the additional personal training-type content, you get $60. Just what the Powers That Be are asking for a site that gives you both.

    That's only a little more than a dollar a week.

    And look at the quality of men here!
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    Jun 30, 2008 3:57 PM GMT
    Just remember that it does take money to run a site like this, probably more money and time than you realize. Why we a lot of people always seem to expect something for nothing is beyond me. Besides it is only an option which one does not have to choose to take part in. If you are already a member of other sites that you pay for yet spend most of your time here then well, that should tell you something. The workout articles, training tips, videos, the people here, and everything that makes up this site has been accomplished by people that have devoted their time and effort to make it a good place to be so chip in just to show your appreciation if you want to. Guys can make assumptions as to why all they want to but I do not see them spending their hard earned money and time to create something as well created as this site. For those that think it is easy and cheap to create a place like this then I will expect to see your new site up and running in a month.icon_twisted.gif I for one will support the site because the information is good and most of the guys here are pretty cool. Besides I piss away $60 on 15 gallons of foreign fuel all the time so what is it to spend here?