Premium memberships - help support the site

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I added an option for members to help support PMBug by paying $5/month or $45/year to upgrade to a premium membership account. There is a "paid subscriptions" option in your user control panel under Miscellaneous in the left side menu.

Premium members get to create their own custom title (the phrase that appears underneath the username on all posts), get twice as much storage for private messages and get a special gold bug icon underneath their username on all their posts.

Please note that premium memberships do not exempt members from adhering to the forum rules. Payments are non-refundable.
 

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PayPal is the only payment gateway that provides the forum software a working hook to automate the promotion and maintenance of the user group (priviliges).

I know a lot of people do not like PayPal for various reasons, but you can create a PayPal account without tying it to any bank accounts. It can be set up strictly as a credit card processor.
 

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I totally missed the premium membership option so far :flushed:

What about setting up a chip-in with a funding goal in addition to the membership? I'd donate :wave:
 

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Fortunately, pmbug.com is hosted on a dedicated, managed server (ie. I own the server and the only websites hosted on it are my own, but it's maintained by a 3rd party) that is largely paid for by ad revenues from another website that I own (totally unrelated to pms, investing or politics). As such, I don't have any shortfall in meeting a funding goal for necessary expenses (hosting fees/bandwidth, domain renewal, etc.). Money collected from supporters is generally used in efforts to promote/market the forum (or improve it).
 
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