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File Attachments Update! How IS VGS doing?


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Administrator · Posted

Hey all!

Work has been done and numbers have been very roughly crunched and some updates have been made.


First off, we're always looking for ways to give back to the folks who give... back... Yeah. So I'll start with the subscriber benefits.

Each tier of subscriber (there are 4) will now get progressively more total storage, and post size cap. As follows:

  • Tier 1 ($5/month, or $60/year)
    • 500mb total
    • 10mb available per post
  • Tier 2 ($10/month)
    • 1gb total
    • 10mb per post
  • Tier 3 ($20/month)
    • 2gb total
    • 15mb per post
  • Tier 4 ($50/mth)
    • 5gb
    • 20mb per post

If you'd like to become a subscriber yourself, you can do so here: https://www.videogamesage.com/subscriptions/


Everyone else

Everyone on the site has been bumped up to 200mb total limit for file attachments as a base. You all will have a 5mb cap per post.

In general, this is easily mitigated by some general good internet practices - instead of uploading an image to VGS you can always just copy-paste the link to an image (or any media really), and it will automatically embed the image. As long as you're not manually uploading, you're not using your space up. IMGUR is a decent site for hosting images - you get unlimited space on there.


But I need more!

Hey man, if you need more just reach out. We can talk about why you need more and figure something out. Not everyone can sub and that's understandable. If you CAN sub, it will help keep the site going. 

As time goes on, these numbers may change. They are what seems reasonable right now. In a month, or a year, we may find that it's not enough. The solutions we provide to keep the place alive are an ongoing discussion and as much as possible we want the floor open to you all, the folks using the site. Realistically if the numbers are too low, we'll just bump it up for everyone.

If you all hate ads (same, bro), you'll never see ads on the site (unless we're having a laugh for fun). Tell us what YOU want, and we'll do what we can, always. 


We're doin' good

Something that I don't think enough sites share is just how they doin'. This is YOUR site, so you shouldn't have to worry about it if there's nothing to worry about, so hey, how we doin'? Well first off, we're saying "doin'" far too much in this paragraph, so I will stop now. Beyond that, things are good. You can all thank the subscribers who are putting in enough to keep this place going, it really means a lot to all of us. If you see a user with a coin charm (little Mario coin site award), maybe consider giving them a virtual high five.

The site's not in danger of disappearing, in fact we're growing quite nicely. New users come in pretty regularly, and some of 'em even stick around.

Could we use more subscribers? Always, of course - the more in the coffers the more we can do to build this place up. More money means more flexibility to take on ventures like merch, homebrews, prizes for site contests, stuff like that. We'd love to be a place that gives back to the gaming community so if you have any ideas of how we can have a positive impact, always feel free to share.

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