I don't pay by mail, but this sounds like a really great idea to me!
My last renewal notice DID in fact arrive a few days late.
I've not had a problem about it (late notifications).. but i've read about 5 complaints about it on my friends list in the past couple days
I didn't recieve my renewal email until very late, after I had already renewed it online.
I've never gotten a renewal email.
I don't like mine coming so early. I got 2 months this time and after about a week, I got a renewal notice.
2003-03-25 06:03 pm (UTC)
I got my notification a month before my account expired, but I didn't get another one closer to the actual expiration date. (tomorrow) Of course, this might have gotten mixed up because of the 4 extra days added on...
But I'm happily paid up for the next year (courtesy of my boyfriend), so no worries. :)
2003-03-25 06:04 pm (UTC)
My renewal e-mail came a few weeks before my expiration (always has). I do not pay by check (I used to pay by PayPal then switched to credit card because I am mad at PayPal right now) but I think that is a nice idea.
Yeah, the first time I got one, it did come really early. But I don't know about last time, I wasn't paying attention to that one, as I was switching journals anyway...
Does not apply here, as am permanent member.
Sounds like a good option, though.
Could you make it optional? I'm sure there are people out there who'd rather not have their entire household know about their LJ.
Yeah, it'd be optional.
I'm just seeing if enough people would even want it before I put much more thought/effort into it.
Come to think of it, the renewal emails have been rather sporadic for me lately. The last time and maybe the time before that, I don't think I received them at all. I know the last time I didn't receive one and I noticed my paid account was expired which was somewhat annoying. I received the renewal emails in good time before this incident though. ::shrugs::
Your idea sounds great! I'm too much of a newbie to have any knowledge of renewals, and I paid by credit card, all that being said ... one question I have is about another form of payment. Perhaps OT in this thread, but here it goes anyway...
Why isn't there a PayPal option - don't remember seeing that offered ... isn't that the single-most widely used online transaction form other than credit cards? I'm an eBay-er and use it all the time. Seems like that might help making paid accounts 'happen' with a little more ease. As with your suggestion, anything that makes 'the transaction' easier, will boost 'sales' - yeah, I know the thought of "sales" here is a bit off, but the same concept.
Just my 2 cents.
well, i see now (while I was typing my response) another post that says paypal IS offered... so nevermind... sorry 'bout that...
You know, that's a great idea, BF. I think that'd make renewing much easier. I personally despise paypal due to past experiences with them. I think Amazon has a program serving as a middleman, and you might want to look into that. It costs a bit more than paypal, but I trust Amazon much more than paypal. Oh, and I'm glad that whitaker's coming onboard, I'm sure you could use some backup.
what is whitaker
going to be hacking?
Does anyone know why all of the sudden all the communities that one is in gets added to the number that he/she is friends of?
Also, I think it's a great idea, although I use paypal.
it doesn't exactly do it automatically. when you choose to join the community, there is a box already checked to also add it on your friends, but you can uncheck it before you join.