I have had email asking how to subscribe, for yourself or for someone else.
To subscribe for yourself, do this:
- Sign in to the board as always.
- Click on the “Subscribe” hyperlink in the blue band at the top of the page (between “Rules” and “FAQ”).
- Follow the prompts. We accept most major credit cards and Paypal.
You can subscribe for up to two years; however, it may take two separate transactions to do so.
If you do not see the “Subscribe” hyperlink you are either not signed in to the board and/or you do not yet have a screen name. Go to the front page of the site, click on the “Registration” hyperlink, and follow those prompts and THEN come back, sign in, and subscribe.
To pay a subscription for someone else, here’s the procedure:
(Thanks to QED, I lifted this from an earlier post)
You don’t need a password to pay up a subscription fee for another user. All you need is their UserID number, which you can get by clicking on their username and mousing over View Public Profile in the dropdown menu, among other methods. The userid will appear at the end of the URL in the Status Bar. To pay the subscription, click Subscribe, then click the Order button on the next page, then click Pay Using Credit Card on the page after that. In the address bar of the next page, you will see a URL which looks like this:
You will now have to change the xxxxx (which will be YOUR userid) to the userid number of the person you wish to pay for, then hit Enter or click the Go button. The page should now display their username and account information, and you can continue the payment as normal, using your CC data.
**To pay with PayPal, you have to do it a bit differently. **
When you get to Subscriptions, you’ll see a link to PayPal like this one. You need to copy and paste the URL for this link (right click it and select the appropriate option for your browser) into the address bar. Then you will need to change some information. The rather large URL looks like this:
You will need to change the information in bold. The XXXXX will be their UserID number, UserName is their SDMB username and the price should be the price of their subscription: $7.48 for Charter Members and $14.95 for everyone else. Once you’ve made the necessary changes, hit <Enter> and you will be taken to a PayPal payment screen. You’ll continue the payment process here as normal.
If you use PayPal eCheck to pay for a subscription there will be a lag of 5-10 business days before it takes effect. This is on the PayPal side and we have no control over the situation.
Thanks to all our Dopers who support this site and the community; you’re the greatest!