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WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« on: February 14, 2013, 04:52:50 PM »
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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2013, 04:54:36 PM »
I sense a crash and burn, that magazine aint gonna get a lot of hits for $100, lol
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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2013, 04:57:50 PM »
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Basic Membership (formerly our Free Membership) is the new entry level.  The Forums (your main resource for finding and sharing technical tips) will remain free and open to everyone in the Autodesk world.  Posting will continue to require membership at some level, but read access is open to the entire world without login or restriction.

hahaha, "We only want your help if you pay us to let you help us"

What kind of business model is THAT?

Maybe next time I go to Texas Roadhouse, I'll offer them a basic patronage package where they pay me to eat their sirloin.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2013, 05:54:27 PM »
*cough*  FREE Autodesk Developer Network (ADN) Standard Membership ($1400) with every AUGI Professional Membership ($100)  *cough*



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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2013, 05:57:10 PM »
Maybe next time I go to Texas Roadhouse, I'll offer them a basic patronage package where they pay me to eat their sirloin.

... You would let someone pay you to eat their meat, wouldn't you!?
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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2013, 06:19:31 PM »
I find the pairing of words "AUGI" and "Professional" one of the most absurd things I've read today, this week, this month, *cough* in a long ephing time.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2013, 06:49:07 PM »
... You would let someone pay you to eat their meat, wouldn't you!?
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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2013, 07:30:28 PM »
OMG!!!!!!
OMG!!!!!!
OMG!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!
YES!!!!!!!

Finally!!!!

What are you guys talking about?

It is a steal for only $25
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Forum Membership Plaque
I've been wanting a Augi plaque since I can remember.

Now for the biggie and worth every penny of $100
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Seriously,
I can care less if they start charging for resources that I never use, but I really wish Autodesk would quit sponsoring them because that cost just gets passed on to us as the customer.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2013, 07:35:50 PM »
I mainly go to AUGI for the Revit boards (S/MEP) since there aren't that many Reviteers over heres.  Word!   :mrgreen:

But yeah, I ain't paying no stinking fee.  I've got logins for other Revit forums if need be.

Just need StickyFace (whatever his user name is.  You know who I'm talking 'bout), RobDraw, Hudson and Snoop Krushy Krush to get up to speed with Revit so they can teach ME a thing or three.


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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2013, 07:47:12 PM »
Don't mind paying personally; though I will wait until the tsunami subsides.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2013, 09:03:36 PM »
I don't care what they call it... I only care about the discounted ADN membership (which is a steal!) and as it happens both free to me after turning down an award which came with a free pass to AU and four nights hotel stay (which ended up going to a coworker ironically)... I'd like to think I got the better one anyway.

Even if you never login again, the discounted ADN membership makes it worth while IMO... If that is not of interest, so be it.
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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2013, 09:25:33 PM »
I don't care what they call it... I only care about the discounted ADN membership (which is a steal!) and as it happens both free to me after turning down an award which came with a free pass to AU and four nights hotel stay (which ended up going to a coworker ironically)... I'd like to think I got the better one anyway.

Even if you never login again, the discounted ADN membership makes it worth while IMO... If that is not of interest, so be it.

Tis the way I saw it as well.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2013, 12:40:01 AM »
Of note...the whole idea for the membership as I understand it is to reduce the direct support AUGI needs to stay afloat from Autodesk.
This is specifically why they went down that other fail path with Solid Vapour trying to find some way to monetize the AUGI community.
As some of you recall at that time I suggested that a better path would be exactly this one, however I do think the price is more than a
little inflated for the value most will get from paying it.
On the upside, there may be a few more members joining us here, and donating for the value we have that AUGI seems to lack
through their stiffling 'moderators' and political alliance to Autodesk.

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2013, 08:47:56 AM »
Maybe next time I go to Texas Roadhouse, I'll offer them a basic patronage package where they pay me to eat their sirloin.

... You would let someone pay you to eat their meat, wouldn't you!?
I won't argue the fact - it's just a negotiation of price.  :lmao:

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Re: WTF .. Paid membership at AUGI ??
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2013, 09:14:14 AM »
On the upside, there may be a few more members joining us here, and donating for the value we have that AUGI seems to lack
through their stiffling 'moderators' and political alliance to Autodesk.

... From your words to Mark's coffers.   :-)
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