Tradition Football Membership

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    Tradition Football Membership

    Well gentlemen, it's been nearly a year since we launched out on our own site and close to two years as an organization. Growth has been EXTREMELY intense the last eleven months, growing from thirty-two members to over 650 registered users and probably around 400 active league participants at the moment.

    Growth on the internet can be unpredictable. Word of mouth is a powerful tool in the gaming world. The most important thing for us to do as we grow is stay true to our core values as a place for mature, sim gamers to find a home and build online rivalries with friends, no matter what the game.

    To facilitate the continued implementation of these core values for a community this large takes resources. Resources for server costs, software, advertising, development and management for all the leagues we host are constantly in demand.

    Up to this point, Tradition Football has been funded by management staff and generous donations throughout the ranks. It has been a blessing to have members that understand the costs involved and give to help us grow this community over the last two years.

    As the site owner (along with Drifter), I can't continue to rely/ask on the generous few to continue to foot the bill for everyone. So with that in mind, we are rolling out a new level of membership here at TF.

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    Tradition Football will always be a free site to come and find a great community and sim experience, but we have found the requirements to facilitate, police and create a home like this are demanding and in order to deliver the best experience online that you can get, we need find the real DEDICATED guys who are willing to put some skin in the game.

    A Tradition Subscription will look like this.

    Membership levels will be as follows.

    Free: No Cost Membership
    1. Access to post in the general forums.
    2. Access to join Tradition Football supported non-premier level leagues.
    3. Private messaging inbox 50 message limit

    12 Months: $12 - Must renew yearly
    1. Access to 1 premier league spot per software title based on availability (IE: one NCAA spot, one Madden spot etc..).
    2. Access to the premier level forums.
    3. Access to participate in Tradition Football Tournaments (IE: NCAA Launch Tourny, etc...).
    4. Custom league signature for your premier league teams.
    5. Tradition Ranking system access (Will discuss this in detail in another post, it's going to be awesome).
    6. Blog access for any of your premiere league teams.
    7. Image hosting (unlimited for now and is subject to change).
    8. Increase in private messaging inbox to 200 messages.
    9. Profile Awards (IE: the trophy's and such under your forum name).
    10. Access to Chatbox starting (6/10)

    Lifetime Member: $50 - One time fee
    1. Access to multiple premier league spots per software title (IE: multiple NCAA spots, multiple Madden spots, etc).
    2. Access to the premier level forums.
    3. Access to participate in Tradition Football Tournaments(IE: NCAA Launch Tourny, etc...).
    4. Custom league signature for your premier league teams
    5. Tradition Ranking system access (Will discuss this in detail in another post).
    6. Blog access for any of your premiere league teams.
    7. Image hosting (unlimited for now and is subject to change).
    8. Increase in private messaging inbox to 200 messages.
    9. Profile Awards (IE: the trophy's and such under your forum name).
    10. TF Contributor Award.
    11. Access to Chatbox starting (6/10)

    Foundation Member: First 100 Lifetime Members
    1. Access to multiple premier league spots per software title (IE: multiple NCAA spots, multiple Madden spots, etc).
    2. Access to the premier level forums.
    3. Access to participate in Tradition Football Tournaments(IE: NCAA Launch Tourny, etc...).
    4. Custom league signature for your premier league teams
    5. Tradition Ranking system access (Will discuss this in detail in another post).
    6. Blog access for any of your premiere league teams.
    7. Image hosting (unlimited for now and is subject to change).
    8. Increase in private messaging inbox to 200 messages.
    9. Profile Awards (IE: the trophy's and such under your forum name).
    10. TF Contributor Award.
    11. TF Foundation Member Award
    12. Priority for league spots and team selections
    13. Access to Chatbox starting (6/10)


    NOTE: Please understand, if your interested in a lifetime membership, we have to review your history/activity here at Tradition Football. We don't take lifetime membership lightly and we want to make sure that it's a good fit, so we may deny your request and ask that you go yearly until we get a better feel for the type of addition you will be to the community. Please don't get offended by this, it's a main aspect of keeping our core values tied in with the community we are building.

    NOTE: These membership levels can be adjusted to fit the needs of the site at any time, without notice.

    Now some of you have already reached the lifetime membership level. If you currently have the donation award, you are a life time Foundation Member already, thank you for your generosity.

    Some of you have already donated generously, but not yet to the Lifetime member level. If you interested in applying that donation towards your lifetime membership, I will do that for current TF league members if you make up the difference between your previous donation and the Lifetime Membership Fee.

    Also, if you've donated $10 or more dollars to TF, consider your first year membership on the house and gratitude for your giving when you didn't have to. Any other questions around your donation/membership status i will be happy to answer on and individual basis.

    We will have a sponsorship forum for individuals who can't afford the $12 for the year, where other TF members can sponsor these guys for the year by paying their membership. I would expect that sponsorships would be given based on that persons history and activity at Tradtion Football. Please don't be offended if nobody sponsors you, this should be used as a last ditch effort to help those who are extremely financially challenged.

    Also, commish's of Premier Leagues will have there membership fee's waved for as long as they are in good standing and their league is in compliance with Premier requirements during the year.

    We are working on an official "Terms of Service" document that will basically outline the additional benefits and expectations of Premier members.

    Due to the rush of applications and new members we get in June/July.. we want to have a large part of our premier membership in place well before then and will start taking subscription applications now if you know for sure this is something you want to be a part of. All memberships purchased prior to June 1st will be good through 6/1/2011, so there is no penalty for getting paid up now. You will be allowed access to help beta test the Tradition Football Ranking System before we take it live for the 2011 games. Deadline for an assured Premier spot for 2011 is 1/15/2010, after that spots will be open to new members

    This will also go a long ways in determining which of the current leagues (both NCAA and Madden) will be earmarked for Premier status for the '11 version of the games. Leagues will have to apply and all members will have to be premier level members to be able to play in the league.

    League applications will be reviewed based on current membership, leadership and activity in the forums.

    If you are currently in a Tradition Football league of any type, it is not going away... we will still provide forums and general support to leagues for our non-subscription members. There is no required fee for you to have your league hosted here.

    There will be a limit to our ability to help police, administer or enhance these non subscriber leagues, but they will have the same level of functionality that you see now.

    FAQ

    Q: How do I donate to TF?

    A: Go to your User CP> Scroll down to PAID Subscriptions> Choose membership level> Follow the Instructions for payment through paypal> Post in the subscription thread> Wait to be confirmed

    Q: Will you confirm with us when you received the donations?

    A: Yes, you will receive confirmation via e-mail or PM. You will also receive the award for the level or your donation.

    Q: Will there be more premier leagues?

    A: Yes, we will form as many as it takes to support the community. As long as we have the people and the right leadership in place, it's a fairly smooth process.

    Q: What will be the other controls that prevent people from reaching premiere status?

    A: Paying for a membership level does not mean you can disregard the rules and act like an ass. The same discipline you see now will be dealt out regardless of membership level. This is why we reserve the right to refuse membership to anyone at anytime. Additionally, regardless of membership level, you are not guaranteed a spot in a premier league. The rosters for these leagues will still operate much the same as you see currently. Management will choose leadership while rosters spots will be tendered out based on a member's qualifications and how well they fit into the league.
     
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