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    This is a duplicate of a post made Wednesday in the Club Matters forum; a forum only visible to Paid Club Members. The data shows that since that initial post, 2/3 of the Paid Club Members who have visited the site, have not read the thread. This may be due to the location in that forum, a too benign thread title, or just the fact that smart people avoid my threads. Regardless, this is important information for Paid Club Members, hence this repost to the General forum and revised title. Please note: this only applies to people who are currently in the Paid Club Member usergroup.

    And now for the important stuff:


    While doing a little analysis we discovered that a bug from 10 years ago is not properly enforcing Paid Membership status, which is designated by the Paid Club Member usergroup. Approximately 90 users who have been members of the forum for over 10 years, but whose Paid Membership dues are not current, have not correctly reverted back to the Registered usergroup. In many cases the paid membership lapsed because the person never saw the renewal reminder or it failed to send. In others, it's because they no longer participate in the forum, or simply chose not to renew.

    To make things fair for the people who are current, we are undergoing a cleanup process next week. This post shows how to check if your dues are up to date, and explains what happens if they are not and your usergroup is changed to Registered. Note: this is not an effort to collect back dues. It's simply an effort to ensure Paid Club Members are in fact Paid Club Members.

    How do I see if my dues are current?
    Follow this link to the Paid Subscription page. http://www.usa7s.net/vb/payments.php You may also access it by clicking Settings at the top right of any forum page, then clicking the Paid Subscriptions link under My Account midway down the left hand navigation.

    If you have made a payment since late 2010, you will see a box at the top labeled Active Subscriptions that shows your subscription's start and expiry date (circled in red below). If the expiry date is in the future, you are current. If it's in the past, you are not. If you do not have the Active Subscriptions box, then your last payment was made prior to late 2010 and you are not current.






    What if I'm not current and want to renew?
    If you opt to renew and remain a Club Member, simply click into the dropdown box on the Paid Subscriptions page, select $20, click Order, then click Order Using PayPal on the following page. PayPal is currently the only payment method the club can accept, however, their Guest option will enable you to input any credit card without having a PayPal account.

    What if I'm not current, but choose not to renew?
    If your dues are not current when we perform the cleanup process, your usergroup will revert to Registered. This has two key implications: First, you can no longer start a thread in the Cars for Sale / Wanted forum, although you can still reply to those threads. Second, your message box limit will reduce from 500 to 50. If you have more than 50 messages, you will be unable to send PMs until you delete the excess messages. However, your ability to receive new PMs will not be affected. To check your total stored messages, go to the Message page (http://www.usa7s.net/vb/private.php) and scroll down to the Folders Control box at the bottom.

    Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Thanks,
    John

    Last edited by JohnCh; 11-14-2020 at 10:14 AM. Reason: added updated PayPal information
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    Any suggestions for those of us whose PayPal account has gone stale and can not be resurrected?(apparently my mother has changed her maiden name, etc.). My wife has a PayPal account, can she pay for me?
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    Hi KitKat, that's fine. Just go through the steps above and when PayPal's login page launches, have her sign in with her credentials and complete the process.

    Thanks,
    John
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    Thx John! I will add some $ for the many years I have apparently been skating by as well.
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    Thanks, but absolutely unnecessary! No one did anything intentionally, the software just...well, there's a technical term for it, but I have a feeling the antiprofanity filtering would change it to something less entertaining. If you feel the need to do something, just spend more time in threads critiquing Croc's driving style

    -John
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    There is an anti-profanity filter on this site?



    Edited to add: Look at that - it works! Now removed the offending text to avoid upsetting our Puritans.

    Always wanted to use that emoticon.


    Thank you to John for his tireless work with a buggy website!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kitcat View Post
    Any suggestions for those of us whose PayPal account has gone stale and can not be resurrected?(apparently my mother has changed her maiden name, etc.). My wife has a PayPal account, can she pay for me?
    Or you can just click the tab that says Check Out as Guest and use any credit card.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    There is an anti-profanity filter on this site?
    Yes. It came packaged with an anti-PC filter, nicknamed the Croc Filter, but apparently it broke from overuse.

    -John
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    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
    '86 Porsche 944 turbo (neglected project car)
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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    Or you can just click the tab that says Check Out as Guest and use any credit card.
    Great catch Panamericano. I've updated the initial post with that information.

    -John
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    '68 Lotus Elan FHC
    '91 Miata w/Flyin Miata suspension & brakes
    '95 Porsche 993 C2
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    Throttle Steer

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    Thx Panamerica, I just paid via PayPal's guest option, using my credit card.
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    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Type R, sold
    '19 Miata Clubsport

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