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CAG Premium Insider Membership Program - APRIL FOOLS!


#1 CheapyD   Head Cheap Ass Administrators   18268 Posts   Joined 19.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:39 AM

April Fools Update

Thanks everyone for a great April Fools Day! It was really quite touching to see how many people were willing to pay for a membership to help support CAG. I received at least 20 emails with rsvp's for Platinum level memberships. Despite the interest from the CAGs, I do not have any plans, nor any desire to ask the community for money. I'd much rather have you support the site (and me) by continuing to shop through the CAG affiliate links.

Looking foward, I think everyone is going to be completely blown away when we launch CAG 2.0 in the next few months. I'm really looking forward to seeing the community's reaction.

Thanks for your continued support!


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Here's a great IM conversation I had with a CAG regarding the PIMP program.
I'm posting it with his permission. He's the guy who made this awesome Halo 2 video.
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In an effort to create a more tightly-knit community and to cover escalating server costs, I'm excited to announce our new Premium Insider Membership Program. I believe this move will help eliminate some of our less-desirable members and bring the community closer together. The program will kick-off next week.

Accessing the site will still be free for all, but we will now have different tiers of membership. Each tier will have accompanying benefits as outlined below.

Guest (Free)
  • Can read the site, create one topic, one post, and one private message per day
  • Private message box limited to 10 messages
Silver ($10/year)
  • Can create unlimited topics, posts, and private messages
  • Private message box limit raised to 250
Gold ($50/year)
  • Can create unlimited topics, posts, and private messages
  • Private message box limit raised to 500
  • Can upload and attach images to posts
  • Can have avatar and signature
  • Site is advertisement free
Platinum ($100/year)
All Gold benefits, plus:
  • Private message box limit raised to 1000
  • Private deals and coupons from your favorite retailers
  • Custom avatar drawn by WhipSmartBanky
  • Immunity from infractions/bannings (some limitations apply)
  • Be a Forum Guide in the forum of your choosing (optional)
  • Can download CAGcast 2 days early
  • Access to private forum for Platinum members only
  • CheapyD autographed photo
  • 1 day tour of Tokyo w/CheapyD (airfare and accommodations not included, scheduling conflicts may occur)
Platinum memberships will be limited, so please contact us to reserve your spot.
No deposit is required at this time.

#2 Scorch   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   37487 Posts   Joined 19.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:49 AM

Omg

#3 blueweltall   Kill the Batman CAGiversary!   8205 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

blueweltall

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:51 AM

Boo! Bad April Joke!

#4 delete000000000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3209 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

delete000000000

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:52 AM

sellout

#5 Dark Slayer120   Banned Banned   3838 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Dark Slayer120

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:52 AM

Put me down as Platinum Cheapy!

#6 eliter1   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2979 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

April Fools'

#7 delete000000000   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3209 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

delete000000000

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

april foos

#8 Sarang01   My Use Name Is Saber CAGiversary!   5588 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

Boo! Bad April Joke! Best Buy Gamer was better.


Thanks for reminding me it's April Fools day.

#9 guynextshore   Old Fashion CAGiversary!   2554 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

guynextshore

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

4/01 right.....?

#10 anotherjeff   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   151 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

anotherjeff

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:53 AM

I'm gonna buy two platinum memberships and keep one in the plastic to sell on ebay later.

#11 whoknows   Time and Eternity for all of time and eternity CAGiversary!   40133 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:54 AM

Platinum is tempting

#12 billg   Never loses battles CAGiversary!   284 Posts   Joined 17.9 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:56 AM

D,

When you and I discussed this months ago, you assured me that Platinum Membership would be $500/year. I just double-checked the e-mails, and you definitely said $500. I have this IN WRITING. Now I'm seeing $100. This had better be a typo. A contract is still a contract. You will definitely be hearing from my lawyers.

#13 Esperado   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   215 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:58 AM

Good one, it got me until I read about the immunity to banning.

#14 TheN8torious   Shhh...I'm Invisible CAGiversary!   16969 Posts   Joined 16.2 Years Ago  

TheN8torious

Posted 01 April 2008 - 07:59 AM

4/01 right.....?


either 4/1 or 4:20...not sure which one Cheapy's enjoying, but he's smoking somethin! haha

#15 Trenchalicious   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1626 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Trenchalicious

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

Nice Try Greedy D

#16 freakyzeeky   Trophy Ho CAGiversary!   3931 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

freakyzeeky

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

LOL, you almost got me Cheapy... :lol:
That was a good one. :applause:

#17 Ragekod   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   611 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

Ah Cheapy, you almost had me there. Good one though.

#18 courageous  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

Man. this is horrible news. I just read on Wombat's blog that he quit the CAGcast to work for UGO's new Wombat Cast. What a terrible day.

#19 TahoeMax   Tastes good with milk CAGiversary!   1762 Posts   Joined 16.3 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:02 AM

A number of years back GameTZ actually did become a subscriber-only site for like 2 years. Quite a disaster, it was.

In other news, instead of investment advice Motley Fool is offering a Guitar Hero 101 guide today:

http://www.fool.com/...hpdspmrc0000001

#20 SpottedNigel   That Guy CAGiversary!   5223 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

SpottedNigel

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:03 AM

Thank god I already got my Bankatar.
Shit. This was my one post wasn't it...

#21 Genocidal   Summer of Punk CAGiversary!   4845 Posts   Joined 17.7 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:03 AM

Not convincing, sorry.

#22 Loonknight   Dirk The Daring CAGiversary!   791 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Loonknight

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:04 AM

Nice one had me for a few seconds

#23 hiccupleftovers   Worst Poster on CAG CAGiversary!   18072 Posts   Joined 18.5 Years Ago  

hiccupleftovers

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:05 AM

heh...

#24 lowgear26   Marriage Kills CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

lowgear26

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:07 AM

I think it's worth it......if I can host amateur midget porn through my platinum membership

#25 Nelo Ice   Same CAGiversary!   3881 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:07 AM

give me platinum!

CheapyD autographed photo

:drool::lol:

#26 Master Shake   I AM IMMORTAL! CAGiversary!   1700 Posts   Joined 15.5 Years Ago  

Master Shake

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:10 AM

You forgot about the titanium membership which involves sleeping with Wombats or your wife and then a threesome with the shipwrecks. No strings attached!

#27 IvanHood   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   597 Posts   Joined 16.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:12 AM

A Cheapy autograph and Tokyo tour for $100? I almost wish it wasn't April Fools' Day!

#28 kube00   Keeping in Cheap since 2005 CAGiversary!   11102 Posts   Joined 16.0 Years Ago  

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:13 AM

And I just crapped myself until I remembered the date.

#29 Quintessence   The Darkness Consumes CAGiversary!   1441 Posts   Joined 16.5 Years Ago  

Quintessence

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:13 AM

I am so in for this! Is there a step above Platinum I can buy?

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#30 lowgear26   Marriage Kills CAGiversary!   513 Posts   Joined 18.3 Years Ago  

lowgear26

Posted 01 April 2008 - 08:14 AM

Cheapy, how can I get a life size cut out of you. I also want a talking Wombat one with a cartoon caption that says he's here for the children.