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Old 3rd August 2017, 11:28 PM   #31
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I'm a subscribed member but just the other day ads started appearing directly after the first post on each page.

I don't know why or what's that about but I've never had that before.
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Old 4th August 2017, 12:58 AM   #32
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You're still showing as a subscriber in your account. Usually the ads start up when one drops off the subscription; right now, since apparently no one can subscribe, I doubt auto-renewals are going through for members who have those. Happy to be wrong though. Ad-blocker kills the ads if no joy on that.

Oh, one thing you can check is your PM box. If you have a lot of messages in it and drop off subscription, and have over 70, it'll lock up until you delete messages to get down from 250 or whatever max over 70 to 70. If you still have a 250 box, then your subscription is still going.

ETA, also, check here:

https://www.loveshack.org/forums/pro...editusergroups

Your premium subscriber status should show up there if you have it.

Try checking the box for supporting member and see what happens

Premium Subscribers Site Supporting Membership
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Old 4th August 2017, 1:15 AM   #33
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I switched over to showing me as a supporting member but I'm still seeing ads.

My subscription expires next February so I have a little time for you guys to figure this out. Maybe they cut a deal with advertisers so that we need to all see ads now because it's more cost effective?
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Old 4th August 2017, 9:41 AM   #34
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I think there was a glitch on ads that left them up for everyone but I thought that resolved. There's a thread in Q&C on it somewhere unless Paul deleted it. I'll take a look. I remember a couple moderators suggested an ad-blocker like Ad-Blocker
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Old 4th August 2017, 11:54 AM   #35
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I've recently had an issue trying to transfer money to a friend's business Paypal account.

The same error message appeared. He notified Paypal about it and their response was that no funds (whether they be from donations, subscriptions or renewals etc) could be added due to him having a limit on what he could receive and send out. According to him he's been disputed a few times and Paypal had taken caution + action from the disputes they've received and limited his account completely.

So to summarize, the owner might have received some disputes from various payments and Paypal had given him the same repercussions. Obviously this may not be the case, but it's a realistic possibility due to the nature of Paypal's history with handling disputes and chargebacks.
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Old 4th August 2017, 12:21 PM   #36
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That's an excellent point and there have been reports, in the past, of the system double charging members and in one case apparently charging them odd amounts with LS.org as the payment recipient. Back when Paul wasn't responding, I suggested to members in those cases to open disputes of the erroneous charges.

However, that was quite some time ago, years IIRC, and plenty of premium subscriptions have been successfully processed since. While no reports of similar problems have surfaced recently that doesn't mean they haven't occurred.

Oh, I found one thread on ad-blockers from the past when spam was being complained about and banner ads started showing up

https://www.loveshack.org/forums/gen...pping-spammers
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Old 10th November 2017, 12:02 AM   #37
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Member Subscription Not Working?

I can't seem to be able to link to Paypal. It has said things don't appear to be working at the moment for a long time.
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Old 10th November 2017, 6:44 AM   #38
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This has been an "on again, off again" problem with the premium subscriptions that has apparently started again.

I'll see what happens when I try it.

In the mean time I've added this to the the existing discussion thread ~T
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Old 10th November 2017, 7:05 AM   #39
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Taking a quick look, seems this issue started early this year although reports died off over the summer either due to a temporary resolution or lack of folks trying to start new subscriptions.

Scanning the forum, most members known to be supporters are not showing as subscribers and the Journal section, which is reserved for premium members, has not been used since April. I would expect these issues to persist as fixing this is outside of the authority given the moderators.

Anyone else experiencing this or anyone that has successfully subscribed, a post here with more information would be appreciated. ~T
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T, I've been trying every week or two since August and Paypal always responds that the page is not working. I just tried a few minutes ago and got the same response.
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Old 10th November 2017, 8:52 AM   #41
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PayPal works on other purchases. I used them just this week for online shopping.

Maybe someine needs to contact them.
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Old 10th November 2017, 9:19 AM   #42
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Paul, or someone using his account, fixed the cryptocurrency issue and contacted moderation privately about that so we've updated that person on the Paypal and other significant forum health issues and that's about all we can do at this point. Thanks for the reports.
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Old 10th November 2017, 9:33 AM   #43
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Meanwhile I've just spoken to someone at PayPal, two people actually, and have asked them to see what's going on at their end, although half of me thinks they just told me they would to placate me and make me go away.
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Paul, or someone using his account, fixed the cryptocurrency issue and contacted moderation privately about that so we've updated that person on the Paypal and other significant forum health issues and that's about all we can do at this point. Thanks for the reports.
So if the issue is fixed does that mean the payments are now going through?

It was frustrating because at PayPal they were saying that they can't look into it for me due to privacy concerns but I had to clarify that I did not need to know the outcome. I just needed them to take a look to see what's blocking payment.

I had to use the angle that I pay for my LS membership using PayPal so that they'd see it as an issue worth looking further into but like I said, I don't think they're going to do anything about it without hearing from whoever set up the methods of payments. I guess Paul is the only one authorized to speak with them?

I guess membership money is nothing compared to that of advertisers.
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Old 10th November 2017, 10:56 AM   #45
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Cryptocurrency was the infected ads that were slowing down member computers and popping up security warnings. That is a separate issue, now resolved with a software fix, from Paypal and subscriptions.

My comments were based on actually getting a personal e-mail from the site owner for the first time in years and, as a response, passing on your member concerns on the Paypal issue. Silence has resumed for now. For all I know he doesn't want your money. I really don't know.
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