Sponsorship Subscriptions & Audit | Veterancraft Dedicated Server | Forum

A A A

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —




— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 4 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS dirt
Sponsorship Subscriptions & Audit
Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
June 6, 2015
12:13 pm
frelling
Senior Tech
Forum Posts: 3232
Member Since:
August 18, 2011
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

The one thing that Meatbawllz and I have always been slightly embarrassed about was the manual processing of sponsorships. Meatbawllz, Emulated, and I did as best as we could but it wasn't perfect. We appreciated the patience that our sponsors have shown as we sometime played catch up with PayPal and our server. We hope we made up for some of that by also being fairly relaxed about yanking perks when the clock runs out, erring on the side of a gentle nudge instead of the axe Wink

The good news is that with the migration to new servers, we have the ability to automate sponsorships and other services without having to rely on third-party products and/or services that seem to break every so often and royally make a mess. However, having said that, it also means that these tasks will no longer be performed by our kind-hearted, understanding, and caring human beings, but instead by cold, callous, and unemotional computing machinery.

The benefit will be that sponsorships and services are deployed in near real-time to satiate instant gratifications. The downside is that at midnight of every day, it will also uncaringly void and kill perks if needed. This should be of particular concern to members that regularly upgrade each month and then immediately cancel their subscription. If you miss renewing by a day, you risk having your sponsorship perks reset. I can certainly understand that new members might be wary about keeping a sponsorship subscription active with an unfamiliar Minecraft server - I did the same things many, many moons ago. But once you are comfortable, realizing our longevity and stability, it would be better to keep subscriptions current.

As part of the fiscal streamlining, I am performing a full audit of sponsorship and other service payments going back to Oct 2013. I've come to realize that there are a few members whose sponsorships have lapsed but yet continue to benefit from them. I'm not going to hound anyone for "back pay" but ask that you bring your sponsorship current or let me know that you do not wish to receive them anymore.

Likewise, for our members with active PayPal subscriptions, I would appreciate it if you could verify that it is with VeteranCraft LLC and not Strike Media. If it is with the latter, please send me a PM. In the past, it didn't matter much, but with the upcoming automation you need to be sure that your subscription is with VeteranCraft LLC.

Best regards,

Frelling

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experiences of others, are also remarkable for their disinclination to do so. - D. Adams
June 6, 2015
5:44 pm
Frenchy
Member

Viceroy

Members
Forum Posts: 181
Member Since:
June 23, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Finally. Now I won't have to feel like crap because I don't ever remember when my last payment was (I have a terrible, terrible memory when it comes to these things). Glad we don't have to hound the mods about it anymore, and glad you are keeping us in check (Especially me).

June 7, 2015
2:13 pm
SlocumFamily2
Member
Members


Knight
Forum Posts: 223
Member Since:
January 13, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Why do I have a feeling you are about to find out Snow hasn't paid since 1997?

June 7, 2015
7:13 pm
Frenchy
Member

Viceroy

Members
Forum Posts: 181
Member Since:
June 23, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Paypal doesn't let you sign up when you are -1 year old. Not my fault.

June 7, 2015
8:53 pm
Rangasp
Member
Members
Forum Posts: 79
Member Since:
June 20, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

lol snow

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 117

Currently Online:
16 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Top Posters:

Emulated: 3206

ryanpitts: 1300

Dalferes: 746

Pherian: 660

Okarim: 590

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 10

Members: 1947

Moderators: 3

Admins: 2

Forum Stats:

Groups: 8

Forums: 45

Topics: 6215

Posts: 27283

Newest Members: ladonnauf18, bradleyzr1, jordanzr69, geraldineue69, Greogysealk, EROdonopay, DrongDib, BeverlyRot, SuzanneSak, Aisfelub, AbakbakoGex, ElyaLelia, Rebecajew, Mshertyuptex, Annated, JamesFlack, Rosejy, panlillita, Michaelelone, TheRealRedCakes

Moderators: terrorisly: 424, mudwog: 127, LightWarriorK: 2117

Administrators: meatbawllz: 2475, frelling: 3232