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darthrevan
I came across posts that say sorry they aren't active as much due to various reasons; which may lead to their hosting accounts to be suspended. What if there is a option to buy more points so that their hosting doesn't get suspended. That way if somebody is too busy to post because, lets say, their job is keeping them from doing so lately and they would be away longer than their points allow them to be, they could buy points. Possibly allow the bought points make their points be above 45 without going in to their "Coins". Say they needed to only buy 5 points; then their points would be 50 without resetting and allow them to be away for 50 days (if I remember correctly, a point is deducted every day).
Peterssidan
I don't think it's necessary. 45 days is one and a half month. It's quite a long time and in reality you can be away for longer periods because accounts are suspended manually, and not very often so you can often go way below zero without getting suspended. 50 days is nothing to worry about.
darthrevan
Peterssidan wrote:
I don't think it's necessary. 45 days is one and a half month. It's quite a long time and in reality you can be away for longer periods because accounts are suspended manually, and not very often so you can often go way below zero without getting suspended. 50 days is nothing to worry about.


Sure it is probably true and seems like it from other posts I have seen that an account would manually require suspending. Though there may be people that would be away from extended periods, do to many reasons.
deanhills
Bondings is VERY generous. Particularly with regular posters. So there is nothing to worry about really, although he would probably appreciate that you care as much as you do.

If you check your account there is a section where you can ask for a reset of your points after a long absence.
darthrevan
deanhills wrote:
Bondings is VERY generous. Particularly with regular posters. So there is nothing to worry about really, although he would probably appreciate that you care as much as you do.

If you check your account there is a section where you can reset your points after a long absence.


Yeah I post a lot Smile. I guess if Bondings sees this he will tell us what he thinks about it.
RosenCruz
Agreed. We need regular forum activity around here and if people can pay with coins, this may reduce regular activity of users. I believe there should be better ways to suspend non-active accounts to keep this board active.
darthrevan
RosenCruz wrote:
Agreed. We need regular forum activity around here and if people can pay with coins, this may reduce regular activity of users. I believe there should be better ways to suspend non-active accounts to keep this board active.


Could limit how many times a person could buy the coins within a certain time frame.
RosenCruz
darthrevan wrote:
RosenCruz wrote:
Agreed. We need regular forum activity around here and if people can pay with coins, this may reduce regular activity of users. I believe there should be better ways to suspend non-active accounts to keep this board active.


Could limit how many times a person could buy the coins within a certain time frame.


Coins are not earned easily and accounts are not suspended regularly. I believe time limitation would kill the whole idea. Rolling Eyes
darthrevan
I just re read my previous post , it was suppose to say that we could limit how many times they buy points with coins a year our so. I guess it may be why the previous reply said the limitation would be pointless.
ocalhoun
Really, if you're going to be away for more than 45 days, just make a post in the frihost support or request an account change sections.

I'm quite sure your account won't be deactivated if you do that.
darthrevan
ocalhoun wrote:
Really, if you're going to be away for more than 45 days, just make a post in the frihost support or request an account change sections.

I'm quite sure your account won't be deactivated if you do that.


I am not personally worried about mine I stay on here a lot, though I had this thought as an idea for maybe others. Smile
Afaceinthematrix
I have gone into negative points more than once (probably five or six times) and nothing has ever happened to my hosting. You get an email at -5 points and at -10 points (and I have never let it go lower than that). I might get a little extra leeway because I have almost 2800 posts and many of my posts are quite long; I have been an active member for years and will continue to be an active member for a long time. Everyone knows that life happens and there are times where you cannot post for extended periods of time. For me, in the past, those times were usually before exams or when I'd have quite a lot of school work. I also had a period recently where I left my country for an extended period of time and didn't bring my laptop. I ended up getting to around -5 points. I really do not think that it is a major deal if you post enough when you're on and you make valuable posts. Theoretically, you could go to a useless thread such as "What song are you listening to right now" in the music forums and spend a grand total of 30 seconds typing in some random song and artist. If you did that three times a week you'd probably stay afloat and your Frihost posting time would be about 90 seconds a week (that is why I seriously think that that thread should be closed).
darthrevan
Afaceinthematrix wrote:
I have gone into negative points more than once (probably five or six times) and nothing has ever happened to my hosting. You get an email at -5 points and at -10 points (and I have never let it go lower than that). I might get a little extra leeway because I have almost 2800 posts and many of my posts are quite long; I have been an active member for years and will continue to be an active member for a long time. Everyone knows that life happens and there are times where you cannot post for extended periods of time. For me, in the past, those times were usually before exams or when I'd have quite a lot of school work. I also had a period recently where I left my country for an extended period of time and didn't bring my laptop. I ended up getting to around -5 points. I really do not think that it is a major deal if you post enough when you're on and you make valuable posts. Theoretically, you could go to a useless thread such as "What song are you listening to right now" in the music forums and spend a grand total of 30 seconds typing in some random song and artist. If you did that three times a week you'd probably stay afloat and your Frihost posting time would be about 90 seconds a week (that is why I seriously think that that thread should be closed).


Yep you do post long ones Smile. Though I don't have alot to say about some subjects. Though I try to post longer messages than maybe some others.
codemaster
I think that using coins to pay for hosting is most knowledge impared idea. People already are active keep their hosting accounts active. I don't think it's fair you have them trying to stress about paying with coins and trying to get enough post. May I add that could lead to spam which we don't want. This leads to trouble in the end.
darthrevan
codemaster wrote:
I think that using coins to pay for hosting is most knowledge impared idea. People already are active keep their hosting accounts active. I don't think it's fair you have them trying to stress about paying with coins and trying to get enough post. May I add that could lead to spam which we don't want. This leads to trouble in the end.


I have started to decide this idea may not be a good idea anymore or have a better way for it to be implemented(assuming it was). The idea isn't to be used whenever you dont want to post, but only when you really cant for a while and only can use the feature once or twice a year.
manfer
I don't see any reason one can't post in two months. I think it already has been explained somewhere you can earn 45 points if you think you are going to be busy. So you have 45 days without a need to post and admins have said they give some more days before suspension.

Busy on job, going on vacation or the like are not reasons. To make 5-10 posts a month you only need 10-15 minutes at most 2 days each month so anyone can do it to pay for his hosting.

Post to host is what it is. There is a good reason why posts must be done every month in most post to host sites or in this case good reason why there is a 45 points limit to make people come back and continue being active on forum.

Otherwise people will come once and start posting and posting and posting only one day to earn 300 points and never come back again.

In my opinion the 45 days + some extra before suspension is more than generous post to host system.
deanhills
manfer wrote:
In my opinion the 45 days + some extra before suspension is more than generous post to host system.
Agreed. On top of that the management here is enormously generous if one went over that as well. Particularly if one has been posting regularly and has a good size number of posts "in the bank".
darthrevan
Yeah the reason of saying maybe this idea is no longer needed is because I hear it is less likely to get suspended Atleast for a while.


Maybe this thread could be closed?
milkshake01
A good idea. Free web hosting is too easy to obtain in this forum. A monthly payment would be good to keep people active.
RoylanM
I see both sides on this issue. Now keeping an active post number is difficult when you have a busy schedule or work keeps you busy. Now the hosting is completely free and you're not asked to pay nothing and they're offering free domains for coins. You don't need to post like a freak but you should make it a priority to make a few posts a day/week. Both sides are right but we got to consider everything.
sonam
I think this is not good idea. Busy schedule is not good reason for no posting. I have last few month lot of work and I am always find little bit time to come on forum. But I have one other problem I cannot find enough post for reply. Razz

Sonam
deanhills
sonam wrote:
I think this is not good idea. Busy schedule is not good reason for no posting. I have last few month lot of work and I am always find little bit time to come on forum. But I have one other problem I cannot find enough post for reply. Razz

Sonam
Good point Sonam. What kind of posts would you like to reply to?
LxGoodies
You could also start a new topic sonam

And I don't agree with exchange coins for points (or hosting).

Also because if you take the time to request that.. you may as well post something Very Happy

Lx
sonam
Actually the problem is in my mind. For example, I don't like to post on topic what is answered well or if is question posted just for getting points. I cannot post in P&R because this is too complex for my English. For general forum I haven't interest and on the end there is just few forum where I am quite active (scripting, contest, suggestions and few more).

@LxGoodies
Now I am pretty busy and I haven't time to think about new interesting topic.

Sonam
deanhills
@Sonam. So if we could find an IT geek to create new topics in the scripting sub-forum for example, would that appeal to you? And more contests?

Maybe it could be worthwhile to appoint someone, a Frihost topic specialist, to create new topics that appeal to those who aren't really into posting and are uncomfortable to post just for the sake of getting points.

To me it makes sense that those people would be interested in everything associated with building Websites. Maybe if the IT Sub-Forums could be completely re-organised, and we get golden oldies in to revamp them until they are feeding on themselves that may be helpful?
zimmer
deanhills wrote:
Bondings is VERY generous. Particularly with regular posters. So there is nothing to worry about really, although he would probably appreciate that you care as much as you do.

If you check your account there is a section where you can ask for a reset of your points after a long absence.

I agree.

Bonding sometimes notified you thru pm.
sonam
This is little bit off topic, sorry mods.

@deanhills
I can create blog posts if I want post something about scripting. But this is not interesting for me like posting in forums. Smile

People is very busy (and me too). If any topic don't keep my attention on it then I will just close forum and come next day or week.

Sonam
bukaida
Yes, the same happens to me. Sometimes I find more than one topic to reply, and sometimes I simply visit the forum and leave because either there is no new/answered topic that attracts me or there are lots of topic that are not my cup of tea. So there may be a tracking system for regular visitors (Members) for whom the speed of negation may be slowed down to something like -0.25 instead of -1 daily. I mean, member who is a regular visitor should be differentiated from a non-active member.
manfer
bukaida wrote:
Yes, the same happens to me. Sometimes I find more than one topic to reply, and sometimes I simply visit the forum and leave because either there is no new/answered topic that attracts me or there are lots of topic that are not my cup of tea. So there may be a tracking system for regular visitors (Members) for whom the speed of negation may be slowed down to something like -0.25 instead of -1 daily. I mean, member who is a regular visitor should be differentiated from a non-active member.


You always can open your own threads so I don't see how not having enough threads you like is a problem.

45 points, which means you can stay out from frihost 45 days, a month and a half, is more than enough generous for a great resources free hosting. And as already said more than once I think Bondings doesn't suspend accounts inmediatly after getting negative points so he gives even a grace period of some days.

Considering anyone can earn 45 points with just 9 posts, if his posts has enough quality, I really don't see the point of this thread at all. (5 points is the maximum amount of points you can earn for a post).
sonam
Quote:
You always can open your own threads so I don't see how not having enough threads you like is a problem.


I cannot if I haven't idea and if I looking for inspiration from other threads.

Sonam
bukaida
sonam wrote:
Quote:
You always can open your own threads so I don't see how not having enough threads you like is a problem.


I cannot if I haven't idea and if I looking for inspiration from other threads.

Sonam


Absolutely Sonam. Simply opening a thread for the sake of gaining point ( I hate "What is your opinion"/Poll-- type threads) ruins the idea of a healthy forum. I am sure Bondings would not like it. Thats why before asking for a new hosting, Five "Quality Posts" are needed (used by himself).
Peterssidan
@bukaida
Bondings have actually created a few such threads himself.

What is your operating system?
Where do you live?
What is your favourite movie?
manfer
bukaida wrote:
sonam wrote:
Quote:
You always can open your own threads so I don't see how not having enough threads you like is a problem.


I cannot if I haven't idea and if I looking for inspiration from other threads.

Sonam


Absolutely Sonam. Simply opening a thread for the sake of gaining point ( I hate "What is your opinion"/Poll-- type threads) ruins the idea of a healthy forum. I am sure Bondings would not like it. Thats why before asking for a new hosting, Five "Quality Posts" are needed (used by himself).


We are in a hosting which payment is made with posts (no matter if those are the first post -a new thread- or a reply post). You can open the threads you want. I don't see how you can associate opening new threads to "What is your opinion"/Poll-- type threads.

It is up to users to be honest with their posts or just try to find a way to fool the system: with nonsense post/threads, copy&paste, etc... That's the quality posts problem which is something totally different.

It is very very very easy to make posts, the forum is open to any subject. If there is something that you can't find where to post, there is always the general chat forum for posting it.

"what is your opinion" is just exactly what a forum is all about. It is a place for polite discussion about each one opinions. And even threads that start with a simple question can be elaborated honestly and replied in same way, instead of just "yes", "no", "maybe"...

In resume and in my own opinion.

  • This free hosting is payed with points.
  • You earn points by posting -replies or new threads-.
  • You can earn 5 points -at most- with a post.
  • You can earn 45 points -at most- Something that can be achieved with only 9 posts.
  • On having 45 points you can stay one and a half month without posting (and a little more grace period).


So I don't see what more we can ask Bondings for.
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