How much does it cost to use the site?
Just $2.95 (US), for an entire year. Where necessary, the amount
is automatically converted to your local currency: it is little more than
3 Euros or about 2 UK Pounds, a one-time charge certainly within reach
of most users.
On the web everything is free, why are you asking for my subscription?
Over the years we have all become used to surfing the web and accessing
a plethora of information and services for free, but as you may well have
noticed, this is slowly beginning to change. In particular sites that
offer original or quality content are starting to ask for a small subscription
fee from their users.
Unfortunately for the large majority of sites any advertising does not
usually cover the expenses of developing and providing the service. The
old model therefore belongs to the infancy of the Internet and the substance
of what is out there will vastly improve in what it has to offer us, if
we can get us getting used to recompensing, even in a limited way, the
efforts of those who make it all possible.
From the beginning our aim has been to create a site worthy of the subject
matter, with quality content, free of excessive advertising, and developed
also in English to contribute to the international awareness of the topic.
This has required both time and resources; among other things the site
is hosted on a server with highly specified connections to the web's infrastructure
with all the related expenses. The level of interest and use is certainly
an important source of moral sustenance, and confirmation that
they're really is a need for just such a project: independent, and therefore
critical in approach, and entirely dedicated to the serious comprehension
of this great talent. It follows however that a site which takes and represents
the follower's, and more serious admirer's, approach must inevitably rely
on the support of they themselves. It has been very gratifying to receive
all your messages and we're pleased to provide a useful service but the
initiative is not sustainable in the long term without a more tangible
source of provision.
How does the subscription work?
After you have read and agreed to the principles of this FAQ, just click
on the link below to access the form in the secure area. After selecting
the correct language, complete the entire form and submit it, your data
will not be shared with third parties or used for e-marketing unless you
specifically give your consent. You will then be able to choose a Username
and Password for immediate access to the site and which you undertake
to keep secret to avoid cancellation of the subscription. The form and
the secure area are handled by one of the most important and well-established
credit-card processing companies on the Internet (see below), this guarantees
you complete security and peace of mind and naturally you have all the
usual rights in connection with this kind of operation. The only and one
time charge of US$2.95, about 3 Euros or 2 UK pounds is valid for an entire
year and will appear on your bill automatically converted to your local
currency as usual according to your own bank's tariffs. The transaction
will occur only once and for no more or less than the correct amount.
Recently a few other sources have appeared on the subject, why should
I support this site?
As you might expect we are confident that you will not find exclusive
and previously unpublished material of this quality and depth anywhere.
Precisely for this reason we encourage you to have a look around the site,
read the first articles released and the review made available and decide
on the basis of these. You will also notice that the style of the site
is what you might call somewhat old schoolfor example you
will never hear the words "fans" or "fan club", certainly
not something intended to be construed as any form of elitism, but we
do believe that the subject goes well beyond the usual commercialized
attitudes. If this approach suits you, you will certainly enjoy all that's
on his way and it will be to your benefit to give us your support.
What is my subscription for, more precisely?
After the various deductions (for example about 15 percent goes to the
company that handles your credit cardexpensive, but well worth the
extra security provided) the amount is firstly intended to cover hosting
and running expenses with the remaining going toward further development.
As for now, of course, your subscription gives you access to eleven more
continuing pages of articles and the picture gallery of images intended
to illustrate them (only available here and published by kind permission),
as well as a discography area enhanced with background details from the
biography, and page headers free of advertising, even if it becomes necessary
(as looks likely) in the free version. Naturally, the extent of further
development depends on levels of participation, but as soon as possible
the remaining reviews will be made available, and if the number of subscribers
permits it, we will move to a multimedia phase, including a license to
publish audio extracts.
I think something's wrong, what now?
The systems in place are among the most secure on the Internet, there
is very little that can go wrong and all transactions are immediately
traceable. If you have any questions or issues get in touch with us immediately
and we will put things right as soon as possible. You can also obtain
our most recent non-virtual contact details by typing "www.swonderful.net"
into the "whois" search-box of any registrar.
I don't have the means but I would like to have access to the site anyway,
what can I do?
The aims of the site are above all cultural and all contributors will
of course be given free access. You can help with translations into your
own language, articles, reviews, providing material for the newsletter
(such as research, accounts of concerts, useful information etc.)
Once you have read and are satisfied
with the above, click the "I agree" button, at the foot of this
page, to proceed to the secure credit card form. The form will clearly
show the amount to be charged and how long the membership is valid for.
details will be handled only by the billing company and will not be shared
with third parties or used for e-marketing unless you specifically give
your consent. After they have been approved, you will be asked to choose
a Username and Password which will be entered immediately into our database.
You can then proceed to our homepage and login.
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