How to become a Banner Member

Discussion in 'Support the forum by becoming a Banner Member' started by DavidF, Sep 1, 2017.

  1. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    To become a banner member you must first be registered on the forum. Then simply click this link.

    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.
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
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  2. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Just a friendly thought here and a mild suggestion.

    From a individual observation and thinking of how others may see the red "Premium Member " banner.
    Might I suggest the banner be replaced with maybe a little gold crucible or furnace under the members avatar and next to their screen name for a Premium Supporter and possibly a lit burner for a monthly Donations Supporter?

    Not everybody has extra cash they can put towards donating or supporting the forum even if it's only once a month or once a year ordeal and that's fine.

    I hope to think we welcome any and all people to become a part of the forum and metallurgy family of casting regardless if they can financially pitch in or not.

    With that said,
    I just feel from an individuals perspective of somebody that can't financial chip in or donate to the forum, the red "Premium Member" banner is a little clich├ęd and so seemingly makes the supporting members look like they're above all other's, to put it mildly.
    Guess what I'm trying to say here is it makes it look like the financially supporting members are a clique.

    And when this is perceived, people have the tendency to say, Why Both.

    Just want what's best for the future growth of the forum and all the members or possible future members to come.

    Does anybody else want to voice their opinion on this subject?
  3. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Changing the banner to a furnace or other gif is above my programming skills.
    But i can easily change the color and text....
  4. PatJ

    PatJ Silver

    I run and exercise a lot.
    Can you change my banner to read "Athletic Supporter"?

    (Just a little casting humor, its all good.)
  5. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Humbly requesting mine be changed to....... [​IMG]
  6. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Better?? Yes no???
  7. PatJ

    PatJ Silver

    I like it.
  8. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    The forum is open to all, and all are welcome here.

    I started this forum with intentions of keeping it running forever. There is nothing worse than posting your projects on to a forum for years, then one day having it just disappear on you. I have personally had this happen to me.

    The reason for creating a banners members arena was to get help with the costs of hosting the forum and offer something special to the ones who donated. This area is visible to all, registered, unregistered, and banner members. However only banner members can post in it. All other areas can be posted in by any registered member.

    I created the forum to promote the hobby of metalcasting and wanted to keep the site specifically that. However our members have very diverse skill sets and i did not want to deny them an area where they could post their latest endevors with a bit of privacy..
    But having these off topic areas open to all could potentially generate unwanted posts, traffic, and disk space usage.

    More to come....
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2017
  9. OCD

    OCD Silver

    MUCH BETTER!!! <Thumbs Up>

    When I first glanced at the modified banner, I thought it said "Banned Member". [​IMG]

    Yes, I think this lil laughing dude is quite hilarious when appropriately displayed. :D
  10. OCD

    OCD Silver

    Another question here, [​IMG]
    Just curious but why do we have another identical thread below?
  11. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Because people are blind sometimes..
  12. OCD

    OCD Silver

    I see, or rather don't........
    Picking on us handicap peoples with old eyes or 1 eye ball.

    Something like...... Hire the handicap, their fun to watch???

    You do realize we're probably going to hell for that, right? ;)
  13. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Ohhh... maybe, once they see what i just did to someone :rolleyes:
  14. OCD

    OCD Silver

  15. OCD

    OCD Silver

    TOOO Damn Funny

    I nominate you for the Administrator of the year Award.
  16. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    The suspense is killing me!!
  17. Tobho Mott

    Tobho Mott Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    BA-HA-Ha-ha! Good one. :)
    I like the new banner.

  18. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    Im setting a bad example...:(:(
  19. Jason

    Jason Gold

  20. DavidF

    DavidF Administrator Staff Member Banner Member

    ROFLMAO!!!! :D:D:p

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