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phia_one



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
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Location: Pennsylvania

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:55 am Reply with quote
So I was browsing the forums when I see my username and Subscriber underneath it. I was just on the forums yesterday and it wasn't like that. I checked to see if someone hacked my account but it doesn't look like it.

I hope it's just the site being goofy...
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 11:58 am Reply with quote
Someone may have gifted you a subscription. It's possible for a pre-existing subscriber to do that now.
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phia_one



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:04 pm Reply with quote
Really? I'm curious as to why someone would give me one. I mean, I don't have any significant interaction with any particular user on the site.
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st_owly
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 12:19 pm Reply with quote
As far as I'm aware, if it was an anonymous gift, the only way you'll definitively find out is if the gifter tells you who they are.
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Alan45
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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:49 pm Reply with quote
If you can access the subscriber forum you are probably a subscriber. If not it is just the site being goofy. You can also see if you have subscriber settings where you can turn off some or all of the ads on the site.
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Polycell
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Joined: 16 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 1:54 pm Reply with quote
The bottom of the subscription settings page will also tell you how long you have - it should be roughly a month, a quarter or a year out. If not, goofiness is at fault.
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phia_one



Joined: 15 Jan 2012
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 3:53 pm Reply with quote
st_owly wrote:
As far as I'm aware, if it was an anonymous gift, the only way you'll definitively find out is if the gifter tells you who they are.


Thank you for the info!

Whoever gifted it to me gave me 1 month. I suppose I could just ask on the subscriber forum.
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Tempest
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Joined: 29 Dec 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 5:08 pm Reply with quote
Someone recently bought gift subscriptions for a whole bunch of people. I could find out who, but the actual reports don't tell me who it is, so you'll have to believe be when I say that I have no idea who you should be thanking.

-t
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GokuMew2



Joined: 15 Dec 2007
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Location: Tokyo, Japan

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:09 am Reply with quote
Just noticed that I'm a subscriber too, so I guess I'm one of the people who was gifted? I'm surprised, to say the least.

Thank you, whoever you are!
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Alan45
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Joined: 25 Aug 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:31 pm Reply with quote
I would like to encourage you and anyone else who finds themselves to be an unexpected subscriber to come and join us in the Subscriber forum. Say Hi and join us.

And no, it wasn't me. We don't know either.
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TsunaReborn!
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Joined: 08 Sep 2012
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Location: Cheltenham UK

PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 3:26 pm Reply with quote
GokuMew2 wrote:
Just noticed that I'm a subscriber too, so I guess I'm one of the people who was gifted? I'm surprised, to say the least.

Thank you, whoever you are!


This is very pleasing news! Laughing
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yuna49



Joined: 27 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:52 am Reply with quote
I guess I must be blind, but I just noticed the Subscriber entry under my avatar this morning. Granted I have been pretty busy lately. I'll drop by the Subscribers' forum now to see what it has to offer.

And thanks to our anonymous benefactor!
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errinundra
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Joined: 14 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 6:46 pm Reply with quote
Come on over to the Community forum and say hello.

We don't know (or aren't admitting) who the sponsors are.
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TsunaReborn!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:52 am Reply with quote
We are a very secretive group of people Wink
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CrowLia



Joined: 24 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:03 am Reply with quote
I didn't see this thread last night when I created mine, but it's a very nice and unexpected surprise. I always wanted to use the "Thread Killer" tag, so thank you guys Very Happy
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