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WB9YZU
12-29-2013, 12:43 PM
If the Membership subsciption is good though the 31st, I'm wondering why it's been canceled as it's only the 29th. The Forum wants me to sign up for 2013 so I can see the full Forum.

BTW: The message that says to PM someone if there are problems (Item 8) doesn't give a name, so I am posting this in OT.

-Ron

Crocodile
12-30-2013, 01:43 PM
I agree that things should be adjusted a little. I plan to hand in the 2014 dues for my club in person at the January meeting. I assume my access is restricted until then? What about Go-4 members? I am pretty sure their membership dues deadline was extended until the March meeting by a vote at the November meeting. Will they be restricted until then?

Crocodile
12-31-2013, 12:00 AM
Thanks for whatever was done to correct this!

WB9YZU
01-02-2014, 12:02 AM
When I logged in tonight, even though it states that dues are not "Due" until Jan 31, the system still did not recognize me as a Member - gave me limited access and told me that I was not a Member. No matter, I know I joined in 2013 and I have a card to prove it :)

I just renewed tonight for 2014 :)

-Ron

ecrist
01-03-2014, 01:24 AM
I'm the one to PM. Just because dues are't due until the 31st doesn't mean you are automatically active for the previous 30 days. Once your subscription expires, you're not active again until you pay.

With regard to the Go 4's, those folks pay late every year. It actually takes a board vote just to allow that to happen. The Go-4 site access is blocked until dues are paid, as well.

WB9YZU
01-07-2014, 12:35 AM
I'm the one to PM.
Perhaps that would have been helpful info to include in the message ;)


Just because dues are't due until the 31st doesn't mean you are automatically active for the previous 30 days. Once your subscription expires, you're not active again until you pay.

Than that's wrong.
The Membership Card I have in front of me for 2013 days... Expires 12/31/2013. Thus my Membership was active until 12/31/2013, and I should have had access to the Forum.

So if that's the way the game is played, there is little incentive to pay the next years dues early as your benefit of this Forum ends before your Membership.
I believe that the Association should encourage early Membership renewal and that you change your "Subscription" Policies so that unpaid Memberships end on Dec 31st.

So what if someone gets a few days or a Month free? It's an easy trade for good will and continued Membership.
Perhaps if that was so, the Go 4's would pay early instead of late :D

-Ron

ecrist
01-07-2014, 12:45 AM
All memberships end on the 31st of December. I don't know why you had a problem as no changes were made. If you renew for 2014 on November 1st, you would see no lapse in access.

ecrist
01-07-2014, 12:48 AM
Despite what the membership system in the forum says when you pay, subscriptions run from January 1st until December 1st. There is a script that runs every few minutes to correct incorrect subscription dates. It's a problem with the forum software the vendor won't fix and is explained in the subscribe message.