-Version update, we went from version 3.6.8 to 3.6.12. This update incorporates many bug fixes and also adds some anti spam measures.
-Left hand column - The left navigation bar was only on the main page before, and it has now been enabled on all pages. The left nav contains advertisements, which in turn generate revenues to help support this community. If you do not like the left column, for your convenience, all registered members can turn-off the left-column in your User CP as follows:
Step 1: Click on your “User CP” (on the top “nav bar”)
Step 2: Click on “Edit Your Details” (in left menu)
Step 3: Click “Disable” on Sidebar option (under “Additional Information”)
- Google advertisement – we have added a new Google ad placement for “Guests only” between the 1st and 2nd post of each thread. This placement does NOT appear for registered members, and hopefully will encourage more of our guests to register for the website.
- New premium membership program – see #2.
WE HAVE NOT REMOVED ANY EXISTING FEATURES OF THE SITE.
2. What is this Premium Membership? Do I have to pay now?
No you do not have to pay. However, we are now offering a one-year Premium membership and a Lifetime membership in addition to our FREE membership. This site has always been free, and will continue to be so.
Registered Users- As always, registered users will have free access to the site with our regular registration. Users can navigate the site, send private messages, and contribute to threads on the forums. Registered users can also turn the “left nav” off.
Premium Membership- The premium membership package offers the same level of access as above, with the addition of being able to have a larger avatar, more private message space, bigger gallery space, as well as the option to remove most of the ads. Also, you will receive a nice shiny new tag under your username. The premium membership costs $15 per year, and will help support further upgrades and better servers for DSMTalk.com.
Lifetime Membership- Lifetime Membership is a one-time donation to have everything which is included with a premium membership, and also includes a sticker package to show your DSMTalk.com support on your car. The lifetime membership costs a one-time fee of $40 and once again goes towards supporting DSMTalk.com including further updates and better servers.
Memberships on DSMTalk.com are optional, and you should not feel obligated to pay – the economy is very tough right now, and we understand if now is not the best time. Hopefully this site has saved you more money then a premium membership will ever cost you. We certainly appreciate the contributions (posts, answering questions, etc.) that each of you has already provided. Your financial contribution would be appreciated, but is by no means a requirement.
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