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May 1, 2006

Trial Silver Membership introduced

Nikonians, the Internet source for a wealth of Nikon information is now offering a "try before you buy" membership plan.

Recognized for over six years as the friendly source for free sharing of ideas, technical information and artistic inspiration, Nikonians will provide free Silver level trial memberships beginning May 1, 2006.

This new trial membership allows Nikon enthusiasts to test the Silver level at Nikonians. The Silver level trial (normally charging only $25 U.S. Dollars per year) is good for 25 days. Members can discontinue the service at any time within the trial period. If the member decides to stay at the Silver level no further action will be required. After the trial period the member will automatically be upgraded to full Silver level.

The free trial coincides with an already announced shift in operations that will discontinue the ability of members to post images directly from outside servers.

Many members were not aware that their choice of servers had different size requirements, which often results in photos that take a virtual eternity to download for fellow members on modems. The Nikonians Team of international moderators found most of these links were coming from excited new members wishing to share their work. On some occasions these links were also leading to copyrighted material that did not belong to the posting member.

All members will still be able to publish links to their work. Clicking the links will lead to their images without automatically posting those images in their Nikonians post.

The Silver level membership, at only $25 U.S. Dollars per year has been the most popular, giving those members the option of posting example images in their favorite forums, building personal online galleries, participating in photo contests, buying and selling equipment and insuring their equipment. It also has served as a gateway to Nikonians workshops worldwide. The Gold and Platinum memberships add increased gallery sizes and increasing benefits, at only $75 (Gold) and $200 (Platinum) U.S. Dollars a year.

Posted by jrp at May 1, 2006 8:26 AM