Recently, I have seen posts or received PM's regarding a Paid Member having lost the ability to post pictures. Usually, that is because that Paid Membership has expired. Or I have received questions regarding the status of a members Paid Membership.. First of all, there are two types of Paid Memberships. One is one-time for one year donation. The other is Recurring Annual Paid Membership donation. The best way to pay for a Paid Membership is through PayPal. If you become a Recurring Annual Paid Member, remember to keep enough funds in your PayPal account so that when automatic renewal comes up the system will automatically renew you for another year.
Now, how can you tell what the status of your Paid Membership is? Very easy! If you are a Paid Member and you no longer see the MEMBER icon by your user name, you will know that your Paid Membership has expired. Also, anytime you want to check it, all you have to do is to click on User CP up in the black border on the far left. That takes you to your Control Panel. Slide down the left side til you get to the Miscellaneous section. In it you will find the link to Paid Subscriptions. Click on it and it will tell you when you became a Paid Member and when that Paid Membership ends.
The income from Paid Memberships goes to driller to pay for server fees to maintain the Forum and keep it up... If you would like to support the Forum financially, it is very easy to do. If you do not have a PayPal account, create one, and put some money in it. Paid Membership is $20 a year. Once you have done that, click on the button at the top right of this Forum that says Donate to Site. It will take you to PayPal and through the procedure to do so. We encourage all of you to become Paid Members if possible! For those who already are, we thank you!