Also, as a supporter for a few years now, here are the three "perks" that I make use of:
- No ads
- Vote multiplier
- Support staff income
Of those three, the vote multiplier is least important to me, by a wide margin. But, it does eliminate one of the only three perks that mean anything to me. I can get around the ads with an ad blocker. So, that would leave support for staff as the only reason for someone in my position to be a supporter. The other perks are of zero interest to me. I don't even remember what they are, because I simply don't care about them. I think it is reasonable to assume that some other supporters might feel similarly.
To be clear, I am not threatening to drop supporter status based on decisions made about the voting system. I am simply saying that this discussion does impact something that holds value to supporters. If there are people subbing on alt accounts just for the purpose of vote multiplying, that tells us for sure that the perk is very valuable to some people.
True but it also shows us a broken system which is being abused and if they're alts, they're going to get banned anyway.
I do think the entire vote boost system should be scrapped though, I think Supporter should primarily be for supporting staff but with a few extra perks for users but not perks which negatively affect other users or give more weight to someone's voice which I believe the extra voting power does do, perks should be geared towards more fun and convenience stuff.
I do think name change should be locked behind Supporter beyond the first use, although I don't think that will be a popular opinion but instead of having to go to Trucks all the time, you can just manually change your name, I also think we could take some ideas from Discord, we have an emoticon button in the rich text reply, how about allowing Supporters to upload their own emoticons (a certain limit per tier) for quick access, can be applied to Gifs too, or titles like Era/Gaf has for certain users but in the form of banners? I know that was in development, the titles were game themed but it never got finished, I don't know, can probably add a lot of stuff if we had more Admins.
Oh, more site theme colours for supporters too, currently there's only blue.
Official VGChartz Supporters Thread - New Perks Added
Perks can be suggested in this thread if anyone has any ideas although I will repeat, I doubt many changes will happen anytime soon.