End of free Forum membership ?

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  1. Nov 24, 2015 #1

    xpylonracer

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    Are all Forum members receiving the following PM
    or is it a scam ?

    Holiday Special! Discounted Supporting Membership
    I hope you enjoy the Home Model Engine Machinist community and technical resource. We rely almost exclusively on Supporting Member accounts to keep this website online and we appreciate people like you investing in keeping it active.

    To celebrate the Holidays I have a special offer for you. Starting today until midnight November 30th, we are extending a huge 25% discount on all the Supporting Memberships. It was $19.95 but now only a mere $14.95 investment.
    As a Supporting Member you receive these benefits:

    - Discounts from Supporting Home Model Engine Machinist Vendors.
    - Helping us continue to support and grow this hobby.
    - Turn off advertising!
    - No mobile advertising.
    - Unlimited private message space, attachment space and gallery space.
    - Larger Avatar & Profile Picture.
    -Access to Private Forums
    - The satisfaction that you are supporting a great community with a great cause that works hard to promote it and advocate for it.

    To sign up visit: http://www.homemodelenginemachinist....?code=discount

    We appreciate the support you show the forum by participating in this Supporting Membership. If you have any questions or comments please reply and let me know.

    Thanks so much for your support!
     
  2. Nov 24, 2015 #2

    redhunter350

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    Yep I got one ! Anyone else ?
     
  3. Nov 24, 2015 #3

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    That is a special discount for the season from the forum. All current forum members are receiving the offer. It is only good with that link as it's not just for someone registering now, unless they have the link.
    I was coming in to make a post about it, and will still do so, later today or in the morning.

    Thanks for bringing it up so quickly.

    And that does not mean there is no free membership, just if you contribute you get a few more perks.
     
  4. Nov 24, 2015 #4

    Swifty

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    For the last few years members have had the opportunity to pay a small contribution to gain extra benefits, I took up the offer when it was first presented. I considered it worthwhile because of the information that I got from the forum.

    Paul.
     
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  5. Nov 24, 2015 #5

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    I paid my $15, it is cheaper than an end mill.......
     
  6. Nov 25, 2015 #6

    SmithDoor

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    I Supporting by uploading to the down load fils

    Dave
     
  7. Nov 25, 2015 #7

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    I just paid up. This forum is well worth supporting, in my opinion.

    Chuck
     
  8. Nov 25, 2015 #8

    xpylonracer

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    The notice says I will receive the following benefits if subscribing.

    - Turn off advertising!
    - No mobile advertising.
    - Larger Avatar & Profile Picture.
    - The satisfaction that you are supporting a great community with a great cause that works hard to promote it and advocate for it.

    I believe I already have the above benefits but have never subscribed.
    Perhaps Austin can confirm if existing benefits enjoyed by forum members are being taken away if no subscription is made ?

    Emgee
     
  9. Nov 25, 2015 #9

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    I am surprised that you have all those features as you are not a supporting member. But we are taking nothing away from the members.
     
  10. Nov 25, 2015 #10

    Mark Rand

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    Since I'm one of those awkward sods that run an ad-blocker and haven't contributed much yet, I've made a contribution. Spend it wisely.:p
     
  11. Nov 25, 2015 #11

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    Just paid mine $20.00 Canadian money :)

    damm exchange rate:eek:
     
  12. Nov 25, 2015 #12

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    Thank you for those that have chosen to help out via this Discounted Support Membership offer.
     
  13. Nov 25, 2015 #13

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    Well this is my first and probably only post:-0 but since I am a professional level "Lurker" the 15 large is a bargain in my book!
     
  14. Nov 26, 2015 #14

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    Just signed up
     
  15. Nov 26, 2015 #15

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    I just re- uped. Well worth it to me to support the forum.

    Admin; I was a supporter before, not sure when my sub was up but please extend it.

    Thank you

    Scott
     
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    Being retired, there is no Monday, heck, is too much effort to keep track of the years, so the other option 'Lifetime' is perhaps for those like myself, who spend most of the time trying to avoid the 'Honey Do List'
     
  17. Nov 27, 2015 #17

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    Thank you to all that joined or rejoined to help keep this forum going.

    I'll be checking on those extensions today to make sure all have a full year added onto their current Supporting Membership.
     
  18. Nov 27, 2015 #18

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    My EU currency well spend. This forum is simply too interesting to not support :)

    But advertisements are still there.
     
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  19. Nov 27, 2015 #19

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    I have just been having to transfer money to top up my Spanish bank account following my wife's death and legal problems and what I hope the rest of you haven't to endure.

    However, it would cost me far more for the physical transfer than the expected contribution to support the forum. Is there some British contact to send a cheque, please?

    No, I don't do telephone or whatever banking as I am far from computer or internet savvy at 85.

    Norman
     
  20. Nov 27, 2015 #20

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    Norman

    If you mean you can send a cheque for payment in UK£ to a UK bank then I can help, making your nominated payment to the forum with a Paypal transfer when your cheque clears the banking system, this is around 10 days after banking to be certain of cleared funds.

    Emgee
     

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