No Subscription - No Communication - Delete
Saturday, December 08 2012 @ 04:10 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Here's my process. First, I check their email address in PayPal to see if they are a paid subscriber. Hopefully, the email of the person applying for a User Account appears in PayPal and I can see the details of the payment. If so, I immediately approve their account. I normally monitor this (live) during the day so there's less of a delay. If someone subscribes in the middle of the night then I approve their account the next day.
If I can't find a paid subscriber associated with the email address, I do a quick search of my email records to see if there was any other sort of communication or coordination regarding that particular email address. I've worked with some people to overcome particular circumstances, and those things have been documented in email. Therefore, I might be able to approve the account, depending on the content of those emails.
If there is no prior communication or coordination, I add them to a broadcast email asking "are you trying to subscribe" containing instructions on how to pay for the subscription.
Then, I disapprove the application and delete the account.
About 95% (+) have been able to figure it out, so I'm sure that if anyone really wants to subscribe and get access, then they will figure it out as well.
Feedback on the short news videos has been all positive, so I'm going to keep it going. I might be changing the format somewhat to make them easier and faster to produce and publish - to give me time to do more and better things.
That's it for now. Thanks again if you've subscribed. And if you haven't yet...
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