TAKING THE FORUM INTO THE FUTURE
As Iím sure you are all aware, we have recently been suffering from the forum being down on numerous occasions. This is due to how the forum is currently hosted on the internet and the huge increase in new members this year.
In order to be able to provide a better, faster service to all members of the forum we will be changing to a managed server with more space. Additionally, this will give us a back up system so none of the forum content can be lost. However, in doing this the costs of hosting the forum will be dramatically increased.
During a recent discussion between administrators and moderators it has been decided that in order for the site to continue to function correctly it will be necessary to introduce an annual subscription for full membership of the forum.
The cost of this subscription will be £12.00 annually and details of how to pay this will be posted shortly.
For full membership, subscriptions will become payable from 1st August 2008.
Subscription is not compulsory, and you will be very welcome as a registered member of the forum.
If you don't subscribe however we will limit the functionality of the forum. We need to encourage you somehow.
The following will apply.
All registered members that haven't subscribed will have the following restrictions:
Subscribed members will be able to do all of the above plus will get an exclusive Forum Sticker signifying membership. **PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY**
- You will NOT be able to start new posts in the For Sale/Wanted section.
- You will NOT be able to use the Private Message function.
- You will NOT be able to have a picture gallery or signature.
- You will NOT be able to view discount/deals threads.
- You will NOT be able to view/join the social groups.
Obviously, we will not be restricting any members from full use of the forum straight away. We will be imposing these restrictions from 1st September 2008.
Payment of subscriptions will also enable to us investigate and implement additional features and functions of the forum, improving your enjoyment of the forum.
We hope that you are all able to understand our decision to make this a subscription forum and that you will continue to support the forum now and into the future.