To become a banner member you must first be registered on the forum. Then simply click this link. http://forums.thehomefoundry.org/index.php?account/upgrades Or go to your username in the upper right and hover over it for the drop down box to appear and select user upgrades You will be given the choice of either showing your support for a full year, or on a monthly basis. Charges are not recurring, when your membership expires you will need to subscribe again. If there is a lapse in your subscription your information will not be lost, removed, or deleted. Simply resubscribe to continue to get the perks that comes with your subscription. What you get as a banner member..... A nifty banner showing your support. Access to the newly created media gallery where you can create your own personal album. The ability to post in the members arena As well as other things Im still working on.