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rikitikirhino
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Joined: Jan 11, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-01-11 2:42 pm   Permalink

Howdy folks - wondering if anybody can shed some light on Ooga-Mooga subscriptions. I have a standard subscription that costs $12 a year. I would like to get a Trader account, which it looks like I can do for an extra $2 a month. If my math is correct, you play $12 for a Standard account and then another $24 to upgrade - that comes to $36 a year.

If you try to sign up for a free account, it gives you the option to sign up for a trader account for $1.50 a month...translates to $18 a year.

Now, under the "Gift Subscriptions" you can gift someone a Trader accounts for $18 a year.

Now why would I sign up for $36 a month and not just have someone "gift" me an account for $18 a year.

Unfortunately, I've tried in the past to make contacts with Humuhumu (whom I know is pretty busy) but have always heard only crickets response. Part of the issue could be that there seems to be no e-mail notification for when you get messages on the OM website (which is incrediable irritating if you're a newbie like me trying to contact folks about trades and purchases.)

I just want to know...at this point, how can I get a Trader account for $18 a year? Do I need to wait for my current account to expire?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11130
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-01-11 6:27 pm   Permalink

"Pretty busy" seems a bit of an understatement. She just had a baby three days ago. I think you're gonna have to wait a while to resolve your question

The thing with these endeavors in the Tiki community, like Tiki News or others, is that they are a mainly a result of passion for Tiki, not really a money-making thing. So when life interferes, there is no clean cut off, or clear communication like on any commercial site. Tiki is still mostly a bohemian undertaking, no matter how pro it comes across.


 
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chrisandsarahb
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Joined: Aug 22, 2009
Posts: 556
From: Cucamonga, CA
Posted: 2013-01-11 6:57 pm   Permalink

Amen Brother Bigbrotiki! Listen to this man, he is wise.

 
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rikitikirhino
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Joined: Jan 11, 2013
Posts: 2
Posted: 2013-01-11 8:01 pm   Permalink

First of all, huge congrats goes out to Humuhumu on the new munkin!!! Whether it's a first or another addition, great adventures ahead for her.

Hope I didn't come off as being harsh. Certainly not what I was going for. Like I said, I knew from the message boards and such that she has quite a bit on her plate and the she has a bit of help from others. Was mostly trying to see if anyone had a quick easy answer. I'm not the sharpest guy out there and thought I might be missing something - might be a page or link somewhere that I was missing that would help me out with the upgrade. Love the site, love the tiki and love the help out there.

Again - if you're out there Humuhumu - big congrats!!! Enjoy that new kiddo!!! Mahalo y'all!!!


 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2013-01-11 8:27 pm   Permalink

First things first. If you plan on sticking around these parts, maybe make a post under new members. Let us know a little about yourself, where you are in the tiki collecting/lifestyle, what brings you here, et cetera.

Maybe earn a little good mana after your accidental flub up there, not knowing about the baby and whatnot.

And if you're new to the world of collecting tiki, don't sweat the $6, you're going to be spending a LOT more on the hobby than that. It can be a little addicting, to say the least.

So, welcome! Browse around a bit, see what all we have to offer. Stay for awhile, and have a drink.

ALOHA!


 
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MikeyTiki
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Joined: Sep 09, 2006
Posts: 128
From: Portland, OR
Posted: 2013-01-15 9:54 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-01-11 14:42, rikitikirhino wrote:
Part of the issue could be that there seems to be no e-mail notification for when you get messages on the OM website (which is incrediable irritating if you're a newbie like me trying to contact folks about trades and purchases.)



When I signed up the email notifications didn't start working until I linked my OM and TC accounts. (I don't know if that is still the case.)


 
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DarthMalaguti
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Joined: Jul 28, 2010
Posts: 26
From: SW Florida
Posted: 2014-05-18 08:02 am   Permalink

How can I get in touch with Humuhumu? I renewed my annual trader account on February 5th and have been unable to access my account.

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kkocka
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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 216
Posted: 2014-05-18 08:20 am   Permalink

The site's abandoned: I can't create an account either. Emailed, got zero response. Shitty webmaster.
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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 263
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2014-05-18 08:35 am   Permalink

Humahuma has started posting again on TC & indicated some of her sites will be updated at HER speed!

 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3616
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2014-05-18 3:20 pm   Permalink

There is no disputing, I am a very shitty webmaster at the moment. My apologies.

Darth -- I'll take a look tonight and get in contact. I'm sure we can get you sorted quickly.

In answer to the original (and totally reasonable) question that started the thread: the current state of affairs is my kludgey tackling of a tricky problem. The fees from PayPal are per transaction, so I'm able to offer a substantial discount on annual subscriptions vs. monthly ones. But if someone wants to upgrade from Standard to Trader, I don't currently have an elegant way to handle that in an automated fashion for annual subscribers (prorating & all that). It'll be high priority to improve that in the new version. It doesn't come up a lot, most people who are interested in the Trader features dive right in with the full account from the get-go, and most people who want to take a cautious approach and not go all-in also opt from month-to-month, but I do need to make the upgrade path more graceful.

Thanks for your patience and understanding, everybody!

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
Posts: 4272
From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-05-18 3:40 pm   Permalink

To set the record straight, Humuhumu has never been, nor will ever be, considered a "shitty webmaster"!

Her tireless work has been inspirational and invaluable to this Tiki community since the inception of Tiki Central: Oooga-Mooga, Critki, Arkiva Tropika, Humu Kon Tiki, Viva Kate! etc.

A webmaster with the divergent challenges of a new (and beautiful) child can be cut a little slack.

Humuhumu is on her way back (in due time) and we should all be grateful for that.

DC


 
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
Posts: 3616
From: San Francisco
Posted: 2014-05-18 10:33 pm   Permalink

Dusty, you are so very kind. But it's true--by my own standard, I am indeed a shitty webmaster right now. But I will say that I am a kickass mother!

Darth - found the problem, sent you an email. Let me know if you have trouble!

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heylownine
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Joined: Oct 05, 2008
Posts: 663
From: Agoura Hills, CA
Posted: 2014-05-18 11:30 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-05-18 08:20, kkocka wrote:
The site's abandoned: I can't create an account either. Emailed, got zero response. Shitty webmaster.




Hi kkocka,

Try and appreciate that there are real actual people who run sites like these. There's no giant TikiCo(tm) to rally against.

A little more compassion and/or understanding wouldn't be a bad thing.

Kevin

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kkocka
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Joined: Jul 23, 2013
Posts: 216
Posted: 2014-05-19 12:42 pm   Permalink

Jesus chill, figure of speech.

 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
Posts: 1303
Posted: 2014-05-19 3:28 pm   Permalink

You're being an asshole—figure of speech.

It should be clear to you by now that Humuhumu holds a special place in people's hearts here. Note that she already agreed that she had let her responsibilities slip a bit, but it's the way you said it that got people riled up. Continuing to complain in the same way isn't helping. As Doctor Phil would say, "How's that working out for you?"

Suggestion: Realize that the way you said it wasn't the best way, apologize, and move on. Or piss people off and get nowhere.


 
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