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We have discussed this a little bit in the "girls of the raptor forum" thread in Media, but I thought since it seems to be kind of a popular subject I would make an official thread about it.

I'm basically gaging interest in a VIP upgrade that anyone could buy which would give them VIP member status (fancy "VIP" image under your name!) and access to an "Anything Goes" board where uh, anything would go :) It would be a very loosely moderated board where nudity would be allowed along with pretty much anything else. Language wouldn't be censored other than to keep things civil between members (the greater rules of the forum still apply such as no trash talking other members, no excessive post whoring, etc). This would also keep pictures private so that the rest of the internet can't see your wife/girlfriend/friend naked on your Raptor ;)

The VIP upgrade would cost $15 and would be a one-time fee (unlike lots of other sites that charge $15 or even $40 a year for "premium" membership). If this happens, I will be giving free VIP upgrades to people as I see fit. Some people have contributed a lot of money in donations, other people have contributed with their time on other projects, etc. so I don't expect those people to have to buy anything.

Anyway, what are your thoughts? Is there enough interest in this to go ahead and do it? I think it could really be a fun board where the rules are more relaxed so everyone has a better time.
 

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$15.00 is a bargain. Sign me up.
 

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I think it's important to note that the inclusion of more "girls of the raptor forum" pictures is not the sole purpose of any proposed vip area. Dracus thought this idea up many months ago and it's charter has been discussed a few times before. There can and may be advantages that are associated and not associated with atvs. Certain grey areas of information sharing are best kept from public boards.
 

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Maddog56 said:
I think it's important to note that the inclusion of more "girls of the raptor forum" pictures is not the sole purpose of any proposed vip area. Dracus thought this idea up many months ago and it's charter has been discussed a few times before. There can and may be advantages that are associated and not associated with atvs. Certain grey areas of information sharing are best kept from public boards.
Yeah, thanks for helping clear that up. I can easily see this becoming the most popular section of the forum because people will be able to post whatever funny/cool stuff they find on the internet or otherwise and not be afraid of breaking the rules. It will just make for a more relaxed environment that is safer because random internet viewers won't be able to see it.
 

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sikraptor700 said:
I say no, the way the site is now is great, This is not a porn site, they can go somewhere else
Yes, the site is great the way it is, but nothing will change for those of you who do not join VIP.

I think $15 is a deal.....Count me in, I would join.

One ? Dracus, Can you make sure members who want to join are of age?
 

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I'm in, but agree with vip's must be for age. Also this does not have to be just for pic, also for things like tips and trick for the bikes. We get a lot of guest on here that just come on get what they need and there out.
 

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If you did that your gonna lose some members also, if you make the vip area to large, most of the site activity will move there. if that happened I would leave. I dont want to pay to give and get info about my 700, I could go to another site

I think all general atv discussion should stay out of the VIP area, except you guys porno pics
 

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Will this "tighten up" the remainder of the site...or, will this just be a "looser" forum?
 

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doubt i'd pay for it, i know you guys are saying other things will be posted but my guess is that 90% of the contents would be porn etc. I like the ability to share information with others for free, and would rather donate to the site than have to pay to get into a VIP section... just my .02, ill probably throw in a donation when i get around to ordering some stickers too :grin_nod:
 

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Ryans Roostin Raptor said:
Yes, I agree that all other atv discussion should remain in the free parts of the site.
The site, as it exists now, will remain open to the public at large. This has always been our feeling regarding a possible VIP area. None of the "tip and tricks", stickies, or existing helpful material will be moved/removed and there will be no "secret tips" availible only to VIP members. The worthy tips and helpful posts will continue to be made in the public forum. A VIP section would be more of a social lounge than anything else. A place for the shameless post whores and publically inappropriate off topic jabber.

Our goal is to keep this site family oriented, respectful, and of a high quality for all members. What we're considering here is a way to cater to the desires/needs of a portion of members who would like to participate in "other than family friendly" discussions while not making parents question whether their son or daughter should be allowed to visit the site.

This is not set in stone that I'm aware of. We're genuinely asking for the input of the members to best serve your interests.
 

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Does it cost anything to add another section to the board? Alot of the forums I've been on have a VIP, private, etc section and it costs nothing.
 

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i think that the site is ok the way it is, there is squillions of other pages catering for porn, so i think that pics without quads sort of loses connection with raptor forum.
topless tastefull pics of girls are good, but i think they should be with quads to count.
what do you guys think?
and i wouldnt begrudge puttin some money on the table cause there are some good answers on here. but at the end of the day it is a quad forum and not a porn site. :)
 

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I don't think this whole idea came about because of naked ladies. This would just be a controlled forum in which to post those pics. I made my donation because of what the site has already given me, not because I'm looking to see your girlfriends hump your quad. I think a VIP section will clean the boards up a little.
I'm all for leaving the quad related Q&A in the public forum though. It is what brought me here to begin with. I think setting some ground rules to separate the garbage(don't get me wrong, I like garbage) from the main content is important to hold onto and attract new advertisers as well.
As with anything, if you don't like something-don't look at it. As long as we know that the Raptor part of this forum stays where it belongs you won't have people threatening to leave.
 
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