Become a Thank You membership from Venus Fly Traps and other Carnivorous plants For Sale at FlyTrapShop for just $15/yr! The benefits are listed below (but subject to change at any time if need be. Hasn't been done before except to add features, but just in case.).
-Your name in green
-No targeted advertising
-175 MB (183500800 bytes) of upload space where you can upload pictures directly to topics rather than needing to use other hosting services.(That's about 1400 images) You can post up to 20 of these in a single post.
-Quicker refresh rate on the chatbox. Currently registered users get a refresh rate of 20 seconds, but subscribers of this group get a refresh rate of 15 seconds.
-Can PM other thank you members on the chatbox to hold a private chat.
-Open and Close your own threads all over the forums (do NOT open your topic if a mod closes it for moderation reasons. Doing so you will lose your "Thank you" membership immediately.)
-Can store 300 PMs (instead of 75)
-Can list items for sale in the classifieds section (2% transaction fee VS. 7%)
-Can view and seach chatbox archives
- Can participate in the Thank You members only trading forum
Remember to PM me (adnedarn) with your full name so I know that you have an account here to link the Thank You membership to.
HOW TO POST PICTURES USING THIS UPLOAD SPACE:
1) Write your post
2) Scroll down PAST the submit button and you'll see "Manage attachments"
3) Click "manage attachments"
4) Click "browse" and browse to the location on your computer where the file is and click on the file you want to upload
5) Click "open"
6) If you want to add more photos click "browse" and repeat steps 4 and 5 above. (you can upload 3 at a time)
7) Click "upload"
--If you want to upload more (I think you can upload 20 to a single post right now) you can repeat steps 4-7
HOW TO CLOSE YOUR TOPIC
1) Go into the topic you want to close
2) Post a reply stating the topic is closed
3) Go to the top of the post and in the green bar you'll see "Thread Tools" click that and in the drop down select "close thread" then click "perform action"
HOW TO PRIVATE CHAT IN THE SHOUTBOX
1) Click the down arrow by the person's name and select "Send a private chat to *username*"
2) Enter your message and click "Save"
3) For each extra message you want to send privately, you MUST type /pm before your message in the normal shout imput box. If you do not, your message will be public.
What happens when your membership expires?
-Your name goes back to gray
-You can no longer upload pictures and your current pictures are subject to deletion, but likely won't be done any time soon, pending space and such.
-Your chatbox refresh rate goes back to 20 seconds
-You can no longer open or close your own topics
-You will lose your extra PM storage. You don't lose PMs in your box, but your box is instantly full until you delete some out or renew your membership
-Classifieds now collects 7% rather than 2%
-You can no longer post listings of items you're looking to buy
-Lose access to Thank You Member only forums
-Can no longer view or search chatbox archives