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ta0

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ITSA Membership auto renewal
« on: April 05, 2022, 05:00:06 PM »

I have added Paypal subscription buttons to the registration page so people can sign for auto renewal of their ITSA membership at the end of one year.  If you plan to be a long term supporter of ITSA and its goals, it will be extremely helpful to ITSA if you select this option. You can cancel the subscription at any time and if you forget to cancel you can still ask for a refund up to 2 months after the automatic renewal.

https://spintops.org/membership/

In the next week I will update the forum so those whose membership expired will show as junior members.

Thank you for your support in spreading this beautiful hobby.


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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2022, 08:31:10 PM »

Subscription's s a great idea! Errored out at PayPal's end just now, but I plan to use it.

PS: Looks like subscription went through despite the PayPal error message.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2022, 08:43:58 PM by Jeremy McCreary »
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2022, 09:55:32 AM »

Thanks Jeremy for using this method to renew your ITSA membership! It helps a lot!

PS: I saw on the ITSA account that we received the payment. For some reason I didn't receive an email notification. If you renew and don't hear from me within 24 hours, I probably didn't get a notification.
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2022, 12:50:22 PM »

I guess this can be done when I need to pay the next time. Doesn't make sense to try to switch to subscription now only a few weeks after me paying for a year, right?
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2022, 02:49:32 PM »

I guess this can be done when I need to pay the next time. Doesn't make sense to try to switch to subscription now only a few weeks after me paying for a year, right?
You are right. My fault for procrastinating on this.
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2022, 03:53:13 PM »

If I wanted to donate a little extra but not re-subscribe, I could do that at the link above, right?
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2022, 04:18:40 PM »

If I wanted to donate a little extra but not re-subscribe, I could do that at the link above, right?

Or you could PayPal to my email address. In that case you could also forget about the "little" part.  >:D
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #7 on: April 07, 2022, 10:38:15 AM »

Is it still true that when you sign in, your name at the bottom of the home page is red, then you are paid up?
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2022, 11:27:49 AM »

If I wanted to donate a little extra but not re-subscribe, I could do that at the link above, right?
Thanks for asking!  :) There are two options. I you want to donate an extra $10, you could use the regular 1-time membership renewal button.
But you can always send a Paypal payment for any amount to treasurer[at]spintops.org.

Is it still true that when you sign in, your name at the bottom of the home page is red, then you are paid up?
No. I need to update the website with the current membership status. I will try to do it in the next few days. The best way is to look for what it says below your Avatar (in a week from now). If it says ITSA your full membership is current, if it says ITSA Jr., it needs renewal.
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2022, 04:13:04 PM »

Made!
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2022, 09:22:20 AM »

If I wanted to donate a little extra but not re-subscribe, I could do that at the link above, right?
Thanks for asking!  :) There are two options. I you want to donate an extra $10, you could use the regular 1-time membership renewal button.
But you can always send a Paypal payment for any amount to treasurer[at]spintops.org.

Is it still true that when you sign in, your name at the bottom of the home page is red, then you are paid up?
No. I need to update the website with the current membership status. I will try to do it in the next few days. The best way is to look for what it says below your Avatar (in a week from now). If it says ITSA your full membership is current, if it says ITSA Jr., it needs renewal.

So until I post I will not see what my status is?
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2022, 11:06:41 AM »

Made!
Thanks a lot Maurizio for renewing with the subscription method!

So until I post I will not see what my status is?
I have not yet updated the forum with the membership status info (but I just checked, and you are due for renewal.)
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2022, 03:19:17 PM »

Amazing idea, now I won't have to feel bad if I don't remember renewing my membership! Which I'm not sure about right now  ??? I will just subscribe now  ;D ;D
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2022, 12:04:18 PM »

A little over 75% of new renewals (14 out of 18) have selected the auto renewal option. Thank you very much! This helps ITSA a lot!  :)
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2023, 06:45:55 PM »

The new green patches are finally here! There was an extra delay due to the Chinese new year (yeah, they are made over there).

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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2023, 02:03:07 AM »

Hope that the auto renewal that I just subscribed to is working. It seems no information about that shows in the profile or anywhere.
Anyways, save the money for sending me a patch, I guess I am not so much into patches. ;)
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2023, 02:59:28 PM »

A second look at the patch makes me wonder ........ is that string supposed to run between the index finger and the middle finger? For me it is most of the times between middle finger and ring finger. Maybe that is just an "artistic interpretation" or since there are so many ways to throw a top correctly it might also just be a different technique that I am not familiar with.
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2023, 04:19:44 PM »

A second look at the patch makes me wonder ........ is that string supposed to run between the index finger and the middle finger? For me it is most of the times between middle finger and ring finger. Maybe that is just an "artistic interpretation" or since there are so many ways to throw a top correctly it might also just be a different technique that I am not familiar with.

I went for so long with the string between those two fingers, mainly because I originally learned to throw a top without using a button(I would wind the string around my index finger a few times). Then when I started to get serious about doing tricks I found a video by a certain mr Pulpowsky about snapstarts. He said he had seen better results with snapstarts from players who had the string between their ring finger and index finger  :P, so I just decided to completely switch over to that. It took a while but now I’ve become uncomfortable with the button behind my other two fingers.  ::)

The new green patches are finally here! There was an extra delay due to the Chinese new year (yeah, they are made over there).

I completely forgot about patches! Thanks for the update! They look pretty cool.  8)
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Re: ITSA Membership auto renewal
« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2023, 12:02:09 PM »

A second look at the patch makes me wonder ........ is that string supposed to run between the index finger and the middle finger?

Here is a thread with a poll on the subject: Button Placement.
Every variation is possible. Koma players usually place the knot between the pinky and the ring finger.
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