Benifits of being on MASA

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions and Feedback' started by Rubenvm, 7 Mar 2012.

  1. Rubenvm

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    @ Viper: Had a chat with Dave over the weekend.

    Told him that if you would like to get more "active" and "real" activity on MASA, incorporate a reward for joining the site and showing activity say on a weekly basis.

    How?:

    Give the option to contribute R20-R30 bux upon joining and to current members. This will pay for the cost of a MASA member card, this card can be used for a % based discount at our sponsors shops and perhaps the aquarium at the waterfront etc.

    Talk to the sponsors of MASA and see what discounts will be allowed and do it accordingly, then you as supervisors monitor the activity of the members to make sure no posers join just for the card.

    Simple, rewarding and great for marketing, doesnt cost you guys a thing.

    Just something to maybe look into, lemmi know what you think
     
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    RiaanP Moderator

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    Why do we need to go commercial if you want advice.

    Discount, you can always ask your LFS. And loyal customers can get it easily.

    Asking a question on MASA and you can get a reply from a lot of people with experience in that field. Ask a LFS, and you get his sales talk. On MASA there is no personal profit for me in giving you advice. Currently there are
    online. Your question will be answered. And any wrong or incomplete or misleading advice will be corrected by others.

    That, my dear fellow reefer, is the benefit of MASA.

    Not a personal money gain by bigger discounts based on my activity on MASA.
     
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    viper357 Admin MASA Contributor

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    Who's Dave?
     
  5. rakabos

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    Dont need any rewards to be active on MASA ;)
     
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    I like the current Set-up...it has worked so far and seems to definately benefit guests and Members...advise is free and welcome to all who is on MASA at no cost...if it ain't broken, don't fix it...for me atleast in this instance..
     
  8. Wes

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    weird how money always seems to creep into these type of things for a bit of a discount. I've got enough plastic in my wallet, thanks.

    Also I like spending time on here learning and sharing ideas as to how best assist another reefer to save their livestock so the oceans aren't left depleted of livestock at the end of the day.

    And also, I love my fish, sometimes more than my wife.

    Many people think owning a marine aquarium is a hobby, this aint a hobby, this is a lifestyle...
     
  9. Wes

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    if anyone needs to be paying to be on masa it should be the sponsor's for their advertising.
     
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    belindamotion Google Master

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    They are "paying"...hence "Sponsor's"...without them we probably wouldn't have a well run and maintained MASA Forum...
     
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    Wife is gonna shoot you when she reads this.... ;)
     
  12. Wes

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    Again...
     
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    And also, I love my fish, sometimes more than my wife.


    hehe :lol:
     
  15. Nur

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    i think the incentive alone is that you have the access to a vast library of knowledge made up of
    various individuals on the forum. Also, by frequentling the LFS in your area or wich you are happy
    with builds a relationship with them and they after time advise you on your purchases before you
    even ask (David & Dane @Perky pets superstore for me) because they know your system so well.
    That alone is a huge discount if you take into account possible losses that could have occured
    just by taking heed of their epertise and advise.

    Aditionally, take part in the conversations on the forum you might not have the greatest knowledge
    right now but throwing your opinion into a discussion might even let the reefgods rethink their idea
    or opinion. It might not be lifechanging advise, but it might be something that someone else overlooked.

    So, i have to agree with the others, there is not need for MASA to become a paid site. I'm sure that
    implementing "subscription" will let our numbers dwindle as information is easily available via the internet
    and other Forums and Blogs and so on..

    just my 2c :)
     
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    Dave real name is zet
     
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    All good and thanks for the input.

    Just to be clear the idea or main focus is NOT on the discounts, the focus is to increase the activity on MASA. Right now its seeming that only a few people are commenting and leaving advice in most threads so twas just a idea to expand MASA's information and oppinion sharing, and remember the payment is considered optional, just something that MASA can offer to bring more reefers to our site, rather than another.

    Cheerz
     
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    see you this afternoon boo boo??
    were is zet, o wait here he is


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    hey boo boo, we going big tonight, will bring picnic basket, Yogi
     
  20. Rubenvm

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    ooo youuu sonovabiiiiich, hahaha.. btw I took the time to upload that photo of you last night at hooters...for all to njoy!

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    hahahahahahah, what ever
     
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