Subscriptions, Donations and Premium Members
IP.Nexus is the name of the software component we use to process financial transactions on behalf of the community and it is now configured to handle Donations and Subscriptions.
Subscriptions & Premium Members
Historically we have run GWRS such that members who donate towards the running of the community got some premium features as a thank you. That tradition will be continued, except that under the 2.0 system we are able to automate the process of assigning a member 'Premium' status and also removing it when their time expires.
Summary of Premium Benefits at time of posting:
- No Adverts (Once Adverts Are Enabled)
- Exclusive Sub-Forum
- Banner (Unless Higher Status Banner Held)
- Can Create & Comment On Blogs
- Can Create & RSVP Community Calender Events
- Can Join 4 Factions Not 2
- Looser Forum Restrictions (More Ratings Per Day, More PM Space etc)
- Smug Sense of Self Entitlement
A more up-to-date list of Premium Benefits will be created before the end of January and updated to track benefits that are added and if necessary removed (eg limited time things).
You can find the Subscription package within the Store on the Navigation Menu
There are always selfless people who are willing to go just that little bit beyond the call of duty and donate without want of return; we also occasionally raise money for good causes. With Nexus configured we can now cater to them as well, it allows people to donate via multiple Donation goals that we can configure.
Right now there are the June Server fund and the Misc. Donation sections active. We will occasionally increase the automatic count of how much is donated for each goal listed to include Subscription payments; as all money that comes into GWRS goes into maintenance, then upgrades (if applicable), then prizes.
You can find the Donation Page within your Client Area, accessed from your Profile Menu (drop down menu beside Username, below the right end of the Slider)