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Gackt 11-10-2012 06:30 PM

Subscribing to x360a FAQ
 




Welcome to the Subscribing to x360a FAQ thread. Have questions about subscribing? Donating? Want to help out the number 1 achievement website on the internet? All of your questions can be answered here!

The purpose of subscribing is to help us maintain the site, which helps keep the servers up and running to provide you all with the best achievement site around. The main benefit of donating or subscribing is the knowledge that you're giving back to the community. Ever want to help contribute to the site, but you don't write guides? This is your chance!


Q: Where do I Subscribe or Donate to x360a?
A: You can find the Subscribe/Donate buttons on the top of the page, or by clicking one of the buttons below.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/donate.gif http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/subscribe.gif


Q: How much does it cost to subscribe?
A: There are 4 options to choose from when subscribing.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...s/bronze32.gif Bronze - $10.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...s/silver32.gif Silver - $15.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...rds/gold32.gif Gold - $20.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...rds/plat32.gif Platinum - $25.00 US/month


Q: Can I donate with a credit/debit card?
A: Not directly, no. We accept payments through PayPal, so to use a credit or debit card simply add that to your PayPal profile as the primary fund source.


Q: Why Paypal and not direct credit/debit cards?
A: Paypal is the only way to subscribe or donate, for your protection and ours as well. You can find more information about how secure Paypal is here


Q: Can anyone subscribe, or is this limited to people in the US?
A: Yes! Anyone can be a subscriber, it's not limited to the US only. You simply require a PayPal account.


Q: How long does the subscription last? Are you tied to a contract?
A: Once you subscribe you are a subscriber for a month. There are no contracts.


Q: Do subscriptions auto-renew?
A: Yes, it renews on a monthly basis.


Q: Would it be the first of every month? or last? or is their a specific date?
A: It will charge your PayPal account on the same day next month. If your first payment is on the 9th, it will renew on the 9th the next month.


Q: Can I cancel at any time?
A: Yes. You can cancel at any time, you will remain a Subscriber for the rest of that month even if you cancel early.


Q: How do I cancel my subscription?
A: On the overview of your PayPal page click on details of your subscription, and scroll to the bottom of the page. You will find the cancel option there. Alternately, look at the pre-approved payments list and cancel from there.


Q: My PayPal says the payment was sent to Aleksander Gjengsto, is this the correct person?
A: Yes. He is the site Administrator, RoutineX.


Q: Who do I talk to about issues with subscribing or donations?
A: Creech should be able to help you with most issues, in a situation that he can't assist you, he will direct you to RoutineX


Q: Are there any rewards or perks for being a subscriber?
A: Yes!
You are awarded a forum badge that matches which level of subscriber you choose along with the donation forum award.
Subscribers also have access to a subscribers only forum!
Your forum name will be changed to green to show that you're an active subscriber.
You will be able to join the Maximum Clubs without needing to meet the normal requirements!
Subscribing is the only way to change your forum name.
You get a customizable title to add under your username!
Larger avatar size increased to 150x150!
You will have a higher level of visibility with the staff, the chance to be involved in special projects that are not open to regular members, ability to submit questions for developer interviews and more!

This is a great way to get more involved and give back to this fantastic community!


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Q: If I cancel, will I lose my green name, custom title and my subscription award?
A: Yes. You will keep your donation award but the others will be removed as they are awards for being an active subscriber.


Q: What is the point in donating?
A: Donating is a great way to give a little back to the community!


Q: What perks are there for donating as opposed to subscribing?
A: Donating will give you a forum award based on the amount you donated. You also get these as a subscriber. There are a few different levels to this award.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...1DONATOR-S.png $1-149
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...2DONATOR-S.png $150-249
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...3DONATOR-S.png $250-349
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...4DONATOR-S.png $350-499
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...5DONATOR-S.png $500+



Q: I want to change my forum name, can I just donate to do this?
A: No, only subscribers get the perk of having their names changed.


Q: I have a few infractions to my name, will these get wiped if I show my support to the site?
A: No, but they do eventually expire. They will forever be visible to the staff of the site.


Q: How long does it take for my name to turn Green and when will I have access to the subscriber forum? Also what about my forum awards?
A: Once you subscribe, access to the subscriber forum is granted right away. You also will have access to your new customizable title which can be found under User CP>Details.
There is a thread in the subscribers forum where you can post requesting your Green name.
You can find the thread for requesting missing awards here.



Q: I'm interested in subscribing and was wondering if there is a minimum subscription time?
A: Once you subscribe you are a subscriber for the rest of that month, it automatically gets renewed monthly unless you cancel it through Paypal.

Gackt 11-10-2012 06:30 PM

Why did you become a subscriber?

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Originally Posted by P1NSEEKER (Post 365665)
I felt quality and the amount I was on the site and felt I really needed to be giving as well as taking!

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Originally Posted by Minty (Post 365676)
I was on the site loads before I even became a mod, and am proud to say Iv helped the site grow and grow into what it is today and what it will become in the future, and its only the cost of 5 pints, which I wont really miss over a month lol

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Originally Posted by Jdm (Post 383088)
JI Subscribe for the simple fact of giving back.

The site has provided me with so much help, that I felt that Donating was simply NOT enough. I had to Subscribe. I am currently in a Bronze Subscription. I will be upgrading in the near future. Some of you know that I am actually "strapped" when it comes to cash, but no matter...I still subscribe.

I have love for this site and its members. I have met some of the kindest and most helpful people on here. This is what keeps me coming back! The site is clean and fresh with an Excellent Staff! The Guides are extremely helpful and for the most part, the members are Great!

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Originally Posted by Hayden (Post 603937)
Just became a silver subscriber and although i have hardly posted on here i have used this site loads in getting my 100k and like daywalker said i would normally go out and spend 10-15 a time on a guide and i been using this site free for ages so just giving a little something back

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Originally Posted by xRogue 5x (Post 667989)
I became one for the perks and to give the site my moneyz. It felt right to give back to the site and community that has given so much to me.

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Originally Posted by Metabolic x360a (Post 5087300)
I decided to subscribe because I have been using the site for a few years now and wanted to give a little back.

I don't have early access to games like some lucky folks and I don't have enough free time to really dig into a game at release date and come up with a guide or a roadmap fast enough to be of any help to people. So I am going the subscriber/rep route to show my support.

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Originally Posted by Demon9Tom (Post 676989)
Like most people I became a subscriber because of how much help I've received from the site for about a year now, and at the end of the day a little over 10 isn't very much to pay for a subscription, so I'm happy to help out.

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Originally Posted by Nightdragon (Post 677027)
The main reason i subscribed is that ive been using this place for over a year now, but I never really got into the community. Ive only really been posting since january and i love it, and spare a few, love the people here too!

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Originally Posted by Impulse (Post 692885)
I've used the site for so long, without even registering and using the forums, so when i did register i thought.. Why not give back to those who spend so much time writing guides and giving detailed information on games.. So me DID!

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Originally Posted by ThrawnOmega (Post 852038)
1. The achievement info has been extremely helpful

2. This forum community has been by far the nicest and most helpful one I've been a part of, so I don't mind paying a bit to keep it up and running.

3. Forum organization: These forums are by far the best organized forums I've seen. It's really easy to find what I'm looking for, be it a game or anything else.

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Originally Posted by Lucent Beam (Post 880020)
I don't think I've ever spent money on a website besides buying things but x360a is just such a great well of information both in its guides and in its forums that I figured I should financially support something that is giving the internet something really useful.

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Originally Posted by OldWIKI TIK (Post 912793)
I donated for basically the same reasons as everyone else. The guides are mamothly helpful as well as all the other information shared on this site. No other gaming site compares. I suppose the one word that would sum up all the reasons would be Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Mothershed_52 (Post 1006195)
I became a subscriber just because this is one of the best site's I have ever been on. The people here are wonderful and make for a great community. I figured if there was anything I could do to help the site, 10 dollars a month was the least I could do. So I did and I am happy to help and plan on being here for a long while.

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Originally Posted by LilMissRoxy (Post 1103064)
Well I click refresh on this site every 15 seconds so that's probably more than enough reason to donate. I even made a paypal account to donate.. and I hate paypal :p

It really came down to the great people I've met here so far :)

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Originally Posted by MinPinz (Post 1163693)
I finally got around to subscribing. The main reason is, of course, to have a very cool green name. But I also truly appreciate the achievement guides and all the really useful information I have found when lurking on the forums. The users here are so much friendlier and more helpful, for the most part, than anywhere else. I'm glad I was finally able to help out.

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Originally Posted by NFaMuS one (Post 1698833)
There are endless possibilities on this site, and I was always on here for my achievement needs, or to just vent a bit if I needed to. I always felt welcome, with open arms.

:drunk

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Originally Posted by Callum x360a (Post 1808266)
Seeing as I can never write a guide, and haven't really helped out in all the time I've been here, I decided why not give you money? :p

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Originally Posted by Filter x360a (Post 2082092)
I've been using the site for a long time now and felt it was WAY past time to give back. Just seems like the right thing to do. The fact that so many people put in so much of their time just to provide this amazing site to the public should be enough to make any member want to subscribe.

I'm just glad to be a part of it.

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Originally Posted by Cacky (Post 2229794)
I became a Subscriber today as I love this site and wanted to do my bit for it. I really do appreciate the site and everything they do....and the green name looks sexy. :p

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Originally Posted by Xenization (Post 2655360)
I've been coming to this site for a number of years for both achievements and MP assistance (damn you MP achievements). I was raised with that mentality that you give back when you take something in, so I tried fruitlessly to get on the Review Team and various other ventures. After it all becoming a subscriber is how I am able to give back. It's not much, but it's what I can do right now.

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Originally Posted by DeekBoy (Post 2985815)
paying for a site that has helped me out with a ton of tips!!!! 10$ is nothing for the friends you meet :)

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Originally Posted by hodge (Post 3122645)
x360a rules! Enough said

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Originally Posted by MC B0B x360a (Post 3464274)
I have been a member of this site for about 2 and half years and for some reason it just never dawned on me to subscribe. I have been really active recently on the site and i started thinking about how much help this site has provided me. I recently had a few people sign up to help them with walkthroughs and such. I figured with being so active and getting so much help from th site it was my time to return the favor. There are a bunch of great people on this site that are so helpful and i am glad to give me support to them and to xbox360a.org Keep up the great work

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Originally Posted by rekikire (Post 3720490)
Because subscribing can help to keep this great site going. I've made some new friends on xbox live through here, and the information is invaluable for an achievement junky like me.

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Originally Posted by Thugzluv200 (Post 4126197)
Been using this site for a few years now and thought that i would give a little for taking so much :)

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Originally Posted by ZackNovak (Post 4132105)
I subscribed because I think this website provides an excellent service that should be charged for but the awesome people on here put so time into it and don't even charge for it so I though I'd show my appreciation :)

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Originally Posted by Krueg70 (Post 4157643)
I subscribed because I've been using this site for quite awhile now and am finally financially able to give back. I'm glad to give back some money to a site that gives as much as this one does. I know these guys work hard to maintain this place and if I can help in any way, I'm glad to do so.

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Originally Posted by SteamboatWi11y (Post 4434629)
Well I have been an avid gamer for many, many years, and I found out about x360a almost 2 years ago. It really stood out as it had many features other sites didn't have and a really active and helpful forum. Just started my bronze subscription today, and the main reason for it is, I have wanted to show support for this site as it is pretty much my first and only stop when it comes to anything xbox360 related. :D

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Originally Posted by HabsCen10ial (Post 4445292)
I subscribed mainly because I wanted to do my part to help out this site. I started using this site for the achievement guides and later created an account to use the forums.

This is by far the best achievement site around and I want to help keep it that way.

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Originally Posted by II OE II (Post 4667742)
I actually just started my subscriptions today. Feels nice to give back to a site that has given me so much already.

Hope one day to become part of the guide team or something like that. ^.^

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Originally Posted by DaBearzilla (Post 4877957)
Well, I finnally subscribe because I have coming to this site for quite a few years and I wanted to give something back. Also I have met quite a few good folks here that like to help team up on some GS. Glad to be here.

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Originally Posted by Nozza x360a (Post 5396526)
Mainly because I'm rich and can afford to. Money coming out of my ears.

So I might as well help the site I'm on most of the time and give back what they've given me!


iGrenades 03-17-2013 11:18 PM

about to donate right now. :)

Gackt 03-18-2013 12:47 AM

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Originally Posted by iGrenades (Post 5639680)
about to donate right now. :)

Awesome :)

Delta3519 03-18-2013 05:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Gackt (Post 5387662)
Q: How much does it cost to subscribe?
A: There are 4 options to choose from when subscribing.

http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...s/bronze32.gif Bronze - $10.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...s/silver32.gif Silver - $15.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...rds/gold32.gif Gold - $20.00 US/month
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...rds/plat32.gif Platinum - $25.00 US/month

Are there any changes from one subscribing level to the next other then the badge?

Scotty 03-18-2013 05:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5640333)
Are there any changes from one subscribing level to the next other then the badge?

No. The badge is representative of how much you are donating, but there is no real difference other than the badge.

Jackalus88 03-18-2013 04:57 PM

So strange, I was planning on finding out from one of the guys and gals in green what the benefits of subscribing were and this pops up, thank you! I'll definitely subscribe within the next week.

Corrupt. 03-18-2013 06:10 PM

Subscribe before 30th March and you will be eligible to enter the staff & subscriber tournament!

Jappe XBA 03-18-2013 06:14 PM

Or even better join the Ambassador team and join in the Ambassador tournament!

Read more about the Ambassador program here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...lay.php?f=2936

Creech 03-18-2013 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jappe x360a (Post 5641470)
Or even better join the Ambassador team and join in the Ambassador tournament!

Read more about the Ambassador program here:
http://www.xbox360achievements.org/f...lay.php?f=2936


Or they can do what you did and do both! :woop:

Jappe XBA 03-18-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Creech (Post 5641540)
Or they can do what you did and do both! :woop:

I'm only running the Ambassador tournament :p I hope no-one thinks I'm taking part in it :D my list of tournament game(s) was just an example ;)

Delta3519 03-18-2013 07:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scotty (Post 5640370)
No. The badge is representative of how much you are donating, but there is no real difference other than the badge.

Ok thanks :)
I plan on subbing some time soon. It will be a while, still have a few things to work out first (One of them is getting a PayPal account :p)

Gackt 03-18-2013 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5641663)
Ok thanks :)
I plan on subbing some time soon. It will be a while, still have a few things to work out first (One of them is getting a PayPal account :p)

Let me know if you run into any issues or have any questions and I'd be happy to help.

Delta3519 03-19-2013 09:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Gackt (Post 5641673)
Let me know if you run into any issues or have any questions and I'd be happy to help.

Thanks I will :D
BTW: I have another question. As for the donation badge, is it cumulative or is it the most you have done at once?
Thanks in advance

HadMatters13 03-19-2013 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644131)
Thanks I will :D
BTW: I have another question. As for the donation badge, is it cumulative or is it the most you have done at once?
Thanks in advance

The donation awards are cumulative from all your donations to the site. Whether they are just donations or from monthly subscriptions, it all counts towards the next badge. :)

Scotty 03-19-2013 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644131)
Thanks I will :D
BTW: I have another question. As for the donation badge, is it cumulative or is it the most you have done at once?
Thanks in advance

its cumulative. you get the level 1 badge after donating your first payment, and then each subsequent badge after reaching the amount for the next upgrade, and so on.

EDIT: Ninja'd, :(

Delta3519 03-19-2013 09:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Madhatters13 (Post 5644146)
The donation awards are cumulative from all your donations to the site. Whether they are just donations or from monthly subscriptions, it all counts towards the next badge. :)

Let me see if I've got this right. If I sub I will get both badges? (donate and sub)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scotty (Post 5644148)
its cumulative. you get the level 1 badge after donating your first payment, and then each subsequent badge after reaching the amount for the next upgrade, and so on.

EDIT: Ninja'd, :(

Thanks for your help :)

Scotty 03-19-2013 09:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644163)
Let me see if I've got this right. If I sub I will get both badges? (donate and sub)

correct :), plus all of the other perks, green name, custom title, secretive forum, etc. you will need to wait for the green name though as it isn't instant and is done by Creech, manually. so he will need to find the time.

Delta3519 03-19-2013 09:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Scotty (Post 5644166)
correct :), plus all of the other perks, green name, custom title, secretive forum, etc. you will need to wait for the green name though as it isn't instant and is done by Creech, manually. so he will need to find the time.

Cool, I can't wait to get everything lined up so I can sub :cool: :D
Thanks for your help

Edit: Do the secretive forums add to post count?

amacteur 03-19-2013 09:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644171)
Cool, I can't wait to get everything lined up so I can sub :cool: :D
Thanks for your help

Edit: Do the secretive forums add to post count?

It's secret... you'll find out after subscribing :D

Delta3519 03-19-2013 10:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by amacteur (Post 5644179)
It's secret... you'll find out after subscribing :D

lol :p I'm still going to sub target out does or not, I was just wondering

Jappe XBA 03-20-2013 04:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644204)
lol :p I'm still going to sub target out does or not, I was just wondering

How else would you think the staff and subscribers have so big post counts?

The answer is simple: because they have their own boards :p

Corrupt. 03-21-2013 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Delta3519 (Post 5644171)
Cool, I can't wait to get everything lined up so I can sub :cool: :D
Thanks for your help

Edit: Do the secretive forums add to post count?

You never know, posts may count double there!
Also, they may not.

Delta3519 03-22-2013 03:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Corrupt x360a (Post 5648465)
You never know, posts may count double there!
Also, they may not.

That would be nice, but I doubt it :p

UberPirateNinja 03-22-2013 07:27 AM

i was looking for something like this the other day, glad this popped up! i will be subscribing when payday rolls around at the end of the month. that's the only time i can guarantee i will have money!

Gackt 03-31-2013 01:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pete_2 (Post 5649544)
i was looking for something like this the other day, glad this popped up! i will be subscribing when payday rolls around at the end of the month. that's the only time i can guarantee i will have money!

Great! Look fwd to seeing you in the subscriber forums :D

UberPirateNinja 03-31-2013 01:42 PM

I'm gonna do this today. One question I couldn't see answered above. I gotta use PayPal to pay in dollars, but I'm in the UK, so will there be any sort of conversion cost on top of the subscription cost? I don't really use PayPal much, so unsure of this sorta thing.

Cheers!

Gackt 03-31-2013 01:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pete_2 (Post 5668890)
I'm gonna do this today. One question I couldn't see answered above. I gotta use PayPal to pay in dollars, but I'm in the UK, so will there be any sort of conversion cost on top of the subscription cost? I don't really use PayPal much, so unsure of this sorta thing.

Cheers!

You know, I'm not really sure. I will find out asap though.

edit: I asked a fellow subscriber who is from the UK, so hopefully he will post here shortly with any info for you.

Scotty 03-31-2013 01:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pete_2 (Post 5668890)
I'm gonna do this today. One question I couldn't see answered above. I gotta use PayPal to pay in dollars, but I'm in the UK, so will there be any sort of conversion cost on top of the subscription cost? I don't really use PayPal much, so unsure of this sorta thing.

Cheers!

no there is no extra cost. it takes $15 off me every month and thats it.

EDIT: just saw gackt's edit. im not who he asked, but hopefully this was helpful:)

UberPirateNinja 03-31-2013 01:58 PM

cheers both! just done it, it actually said on the paypal confirmation screen the cost in sterlings, so that's all good.


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