I received this as an email today:
Your access to the paid subscription “Custom Title Charter Subscription” is about to expire.
To renew this subscription you must visit http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/payments.php
If you do not extend your subscription you will revert to Guest status. As a Guest you’ll be shown banner advertising and will lose some of the privileges of your current membership status. (My emphasis.)
All the best,
Straight Dope Message Board
I hope this message- the last sentence at least is incorrect. My Charter title is due to expire but my Charter membership is paid up until 2014. Hopefully this is only an admin glitch, but I would certainly hope that I don’t have to keep extending my Custom Title to remain a Charter Member (which is paid for separately).