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  • #165735


    Skie
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      BEST CAPTCHA EVER

      ahora han puesto esto para entrar, pero no sé si será por el april’s fools o irá en serio :risa:

      [spoiler]As many of you know, late last year Metal Archives hit the 100,000 bands milestone. Back in 2002, when the site was founded, I doubt anyone thought we would ever reach this mark. Unfortunately, these achievements come at a price – a very literal one. As the site grows bigger, requiring more and more server space, and traffic increases, requiring more and more bandwidth, the associated costs have increased as well. Back in 2002 it was no big deal to run the site for free – but now, 13 years later, the costs run hundreds a month, even after factoring in the revenue from referals and the donations of a generous few. The owners and staff aren’t interested in profits, or we wouldn’t have gotten this far, but when it comes to taking money out of our own pockets there’s a limit. This means that unfortunately, it’s just not feasible to run the site for free anymore – at least, not without making some changes.

      However, as we have always tried to be open with you, our fellow metalheads, we will try to be as frank with you as possible during this transition period. The question is, how can the site best support itself? Short of selling the site entirely – and some very lucrative offers have been made – the most obvious answer is through selling adspace. There’s really no way around it. Going forward, we will be introducing some unobtrusive banner ads, which won’t obstruct anything important but will bring some much-needed revenue to offset costs. Don’t worry, no popups!

      Still, we know a lot of people hate ads, and Metal Archives has always tried to be ad-free, so in the spirit of that we will also be introducing a few compromises that we hope will keep people happy. These will come in the form of a subscription service. Before we get into the details, we would like to stress that all the basic features of Metal Archives will and always will be available for free – no paywall, now or ever! What these subscriptions will do, however, is provide an easy way for members to help support a site that provides services we all use, while also providing some conveniences they might appreciate.

      Firstly, to conserve bandwidth, all non-subscribers will be limited to 15 band page views per day. This should be plenty for most people to get the information they need, while cutting down on pointless (and costly) aimless browsing. All subscription tiers meanwhile will allow for unlimited* browsing, and provide the option to hide the upcoming banner ads. All reports, reviews, and bands submitted by subscribers will be highlighted in their respective queues. Finally, all subscribers will have access to a members-only forum! [/spoiler]

    • #165737


      asylum
      Participante

        El año pasado o hace dos ya gastaron bromas, así que… XD Pero está cachondo.

        ENEMIES OF METAL, YOUR DEATH IS OUR REWARD!

      • #165738


        Buddy
        Participante

          Por la mañana me ha salido el mensaje de cuando fallas :(

        • #165747


          Triptych
          Participante

            A primera hora me salio, ahora parece que ya lo han quitado.

          • #165748


            katathema
            Participante

              Sigue saliendo.

              Hace unos años metieron a Korn.

            • #165751


              Joeymes
              Participante

                Pues yo he entrado de milagro porque hay cosas que NPI.

                Imagino que es por sus inocentes, porque eso de pagar :despollo: :despollo: :despollo: :despollo:

              • #165755


                Atland
                Participante

                  Yo me he quedado roto :midios:

                  Total, entro para buscar a una banda y no aparece!

                • #165758


                  asylum
                  Participante

                    También podéis pulsar Escape, desaparece la ventana.

                    ENEMIES OF METAL, YOUR DEATH IS OUR REWARD!

                  • #165764


                    Joeymes
                    Participante

                      También podéis pulsar Escape, desaparece la ventana.

                      Ni lo he intentado :despollo: :despollo: :despollo: :despollo:

                    • #166142


                      bakanly
                      Participante

                        Jooo, me perdí esto :no: :no:

                        Si eres feo escucha Death Metal.

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