We have adopted a new system for Forum memberships. This includes two (2) upgraded membership levels, Silver ($20/year) and Gold ($50/year). We put these in place so we could automate the donation system which all had to be done manually and was taking upwards of 30 man-hours per month. We also wanted to provide additional benefits to members who contribute to the site. Current Contributors Have Been Upgraded Every member* who has donated as least $20 since 6/1/2016 has been upgraded to a Silver membership that runs through 5/31/2018. Silver Members will have unlimited Classifieds posting privileges for one (1) year (through 5/31/18). Every member who has donated at least $50 since 6/1/2016 will be upgraded to a Gold membership that runs through 5/31/2018. I have to create these Gold Accounts manually in the system, so it may take a couple days. Gold Members will have a number of special benefits, including unlimited Classifieds posting privileges for one (1) year, custom avatars, and enhanced support. In addition when we have gear give-away drawings, the winners will be selected from Gold members. *For Reasons unknown, about 30 members' accounts didn't get upgraded on import. We will work to manually move those guys into silver, but it may take some time to track that down. IMPORTANT: To Upgrade, please use the larger "Upgrade Membership" button, NOT the small "donate" button. This will ensure your member status will be upgraded immediately and automatically. --------------------------------------------------------- Q: Do I Need to Upgrade? Forum members who do NOT upgrade will still be able to use all the Forum areas, just as before. However, a basic member will be limited to six (6) FREE classifieds listings per year. We chose this number as most users post less than six ads per year. The "power sellers" who use the classifieds frequently can get unlimited classifieds with a Silver or Gold membership. Q: Should I Upgrade my Account? We encourage members to upgrade. A Silver upgrade costs just $20 per year or $1.67 per month, less than the price of a cup of coffee. By upgrading your account you can help the site continue to provide services to all our members. Consider this, if you were to sell a $3000.00 rifle on Gunbroker.com you would pay over $50 in sales fees for that one transaction. We are giving you unlimited classifieds for $20 per year.