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A sea that raged no more09 Sep 2016 1:35 a.m. PST

As an alternative to being able to frequent the Lounge. For example:

1. A finely crafted miniature representing TMP
2. A TMP patterned tee-shirt
3. Discount at Bill's favourite diner
4. Entry into a monthly draw for a book or miniatures prize
5. Something of your choice

Chokidar09 Sep 2016 2:27 a.m. PST

Dancing girls and free booze…

Winston Smith09 Sep 2016 2:37 a.m. PST


miscmini Fezian09 Sep 2016 2:54 a.m. PST


Andrew Preziosi09 Sep 2016 3:12 a.m. PST

Discount at Bill's favourite diner

LOL ! ! !

vtsaogames09 Sep 2016 3:19 a.m. PST

A set of Ginzu knives. But wait, there's more!

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 3:37 a.m. PST

Don't forget it also offers
Plus Boards
ability to use the Marketplace

jsans7309 Sep 2016 3:44 a.m. PST

It still really surprises me that you have to pay for both the PM facility and to use the trading boards, none of the other gaming forums I use charge for this, is their a particular reason for this, as I would assume if these were free to use, it would attract more traffic/members?

Timbo W09 Sep 2016 4:39 a.m. PST

How about a one-time 'get out of jail free' card for the Dawghouse?

skipper John Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 4:40 a.m. PST

And don't forget that little blue TMP square next to your name!! That's why I pay.

Ceterman09 Sep 2016 4:49 a.m. PST

One of my favorite line's of all time… A set of Ginzu knives, "Slice meat so thin, your in-laws will never come back!"

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 6:32 a.m. PST

They should be able to post in the lounge (and just the lounge) when doghoused.

ubique109 Sep 2016 7:07 a.m. PST

How about sex and drugs and rock and roll?

The Hound Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 7:24 a.m. PST

not a paying member. but if someone was paying they should have google hangouts,games done over the twitch and whatever they do now, like some paetron pages do

Weasel09 Sep 2016 8:13 a.m. PST

Give them a search function that works proper?

Joking aside, it's been pretty clear that zero feature additions are taking place.

Hafen von Schlockenberg09 Sep 2016 8:27 a.m. PST

1. Except I'd change it to "poorly crafted" and "the TMP Bug".

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 9:39 a.m. PST

Wait. You mean to say we're NOT getting the Ginsu Knife set (and a second set free paying only postage and handling)? So it really ISN'T on back order?

Mardaddy09 Sep 2016 9:47 a.m. PST

Anyone can use the Marketplace and post and read the Plus Boards.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 9:53 a.m. PST


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian09 Sep 2016 10:58 a.m. PST

What, you didn't get the decoder ring?

Mako1109 Sep 2016 11:52 a.m. PST

I like Chokidar's ideas, as well as the get out of jail free card.

Free pizza and popcorn too.

Old Contemptibles Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2016 1:05 p.m. PST

Money for nothin' and your chicks for free.

deephorse09 Sep 2016 3:23 p.m. PST

It would take a lot to make me want to give Bill any more of my money.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Sep 2016 3:36 a.m. PST

PM, Market boards (starting threads), as well as a get out of jail free card come with supporting membership already.

At least I got one. I got a warning about my dawghousable behaviour once. I figure the next time (if it happens) I will go straight into the pokey.

The card may come with regular membership, though.

nazrat10 Sep 2016 8:20 a.m. PST

No, they deserve nothing extra.

Mardaddy11 Sep 2016 3:37 p.m. PST


Marketplace access We may need to check with the Editor on that one A few months ago I found an ad in the Marketplace selling something by a non-member.

I PMed Bill about it to confirm the FAQ about Membership and Marketplace access per his rules and was told by Bill it was OK; hence my assumption that you do not have to be a member to sell.

Unless I am mis-remembering, making a factual error or mis-stating somehow.

(or is that politics…?)

Personal logo John the Greater Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2016 9:59 a.m. PST

I got a nice foot massage when I joined. I guess because the prestige of having me as a member rated more than just entrance to the Lounge.

Hafen von Schlockenberg12 Sep 2016 11:27 a.m. PST

Ooh,don't forget,you get to have an icon!

If you can figure out how to put it up. . .

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2016 3:16 p.m. PST

I like being able to private message other members!

jsans7313 Sep 2016 1:43 a.m. PST

i still don't get it, all(most) of the so -called benefits of membership, are typically free on other sites(free marketplace, free PM's, free Avatars etc) so why are the benefits here at a price rather than free? Would it not encourage membership if these benefits were free?

nazrat13 Sep 2016 5:11 p.m. PST

It might make more people "members", but it would make Bill no money so it will never be that way. Any extras a paying member gets are simply there to thank the person for financially supporting Bill and his editors.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP15 Sep 2016 5:11 a.m. PST


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