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Old 05-03-2012, 01:07 AM
AaronX AaronX is offline
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Can anyone get chartered membership?

I'm thinking of getting it. Are there any benefits? Where does the money go?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:24 AM
Oakminster Oakminster is offline
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Nope. The "Charter Member" tag is only available to those who subscribed when this board first went pay-to-post, and who have continually renewed that subscription every year since. There will never be any new "Charter Members". You could, if you wished, become a "Member", by purchasing an annual subscription for about $15.
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:25 AM
Princhester Princhester is offline
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There was a time when the board looked like it might disappear through lack of funds.

To raise funds, a one off "charter member" deal was offered by which for a payment posters could obtain charter member status. This entitled the poster to a fancy title, and discounted membership, and the warm inner glow of knowing you had chipped in to keep the boards going.

It isn't on offer any more.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:57 AM
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As the above posters have mentioned, new Charter Membership is no longer offered. It was a one-time deal and if you missed it, that ship has sailed, sorry.

The regular member subscription plan is available to you. We appreciate your support, it's ads and subscriptions that keep the Dope operational.
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