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 +[06] CAN I GET A HISTORY OF ARPA MEMBER VOTES?
  
 +     ARPA member votes are usually called to help shape membership policies
 +     and dues.  A vote will usually stem from a discussion on the BBOARD if
 +     the topic seems like a worthwhile voting topic. ​ Votes are handled
 +     ​through the '​vote'​ command.
 +
 +     1994 SUSTAINING MEMBERSHIP DUES (pre-ARPA)
 +
 +     A meeting was held at The Great Outdoors sandwich shop at Preston RD
 +     in Dallas. ​ There were 10 SDF members in attendance. ​ Stephen Jones
 +     ​proposed an idea to create an SDF Membership to help with operational
 +     ​costs. ​ Prior to this, donating to SDF was purely voluntary. ​ In order
 +     to make the membership desirable, it was discussed and decided that
 +     the 'ARPA Network Services'​ be a premium and available to SDF members
 +     that supported SDF.  A vote was called on the system to set the dues
 +     at $5/month.
 +
 +     1996 ARPA MEMBERSHIP DUES REVIEW
 +
 +     A meeting was held at Pasand Indian Restaurant at Coit Rd and Campbell RD
 +     in Richardson. ​ There were 16 SDF members in attendance. ​ Stephen Jones
 +     ​proposed a review of the ARPA membership dues as there was only 1 or
 +     2 people paying the monthly dues.  A discounted schedule was proposed
 +     and later voted on SDF to have the following dues schedule:
 +
 +        $8  - Monthly
 +        $20 - Quarterly
 +        $36 - Bi-annually
 +        $60 - Annually
 +
 +     It was also noted that ARPA membership would allow SLIP/PPP via SDF's
 +     ​dialup numbers as well as an IRC BOT process.
 +
 +     1998 ARPA MEMBERSHIP REVIEW AND SUPPLEMENTAL MEMBERSHIPS
 +
 +     In order to make the membership dues easier to pay, Stephen proposed
 +     that it become a one time '​initiation fee'​. ​ It was then discussed what
 +     would be considered an appropriate one time initiation fee.  A survey
 +     was run on the system with roughly 200 responses with ranges between
 +     $200 - $10.  It was decided that the intiation fee for SDF ARPA
 +     ​membership would be set at $36 so that it would be large enough so
 +     ​people would take the membership seriously, but still affordable and
 +     not a financial burden. ​ Also a vote was taken on new supplemental
 +     ​memberships with specific features for ARPA members. ​ These supplemental
 +     ​features would help with operational costs:
 +
 +     ​users ​ - free
 +     ​arpa ​  - $36 one time
 +              100mb home, 100mb web, 100mb mail
 +              telnet, ssh, ftp, ytalk, irc, snarf,
 +              gcc, g++, lisp, perl, python, ruby, php 
 +     ​dns ​   - $20 a year
 +              domain name service for an internet domain name
 +     ​vhost ​ - $14 a month
 +              webhosting for your domain
 +              dns, vpm and a private http log
 +     ​server - $20 a month
 +              ability to run a server (talker, mud, bbs)
 +              background process on a private server
 +              access to crontab ​
 +     ​tweak ​ - $20 a year
 +              ability to customise and increase your quota
 +     ​vpm ​   - $20 a year 
 +              20 '​virtual pop3' mailboxes
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