Introducing Cyber Tech Help Subscriptions (avatars, custom titles, uploading attachments, removing ads etc.)
Dear Cyber Tech Help Members,
CTH is now offering a Subscriber system which will enable members to gain access to some bonus features on the Cyber Tech Help Forums. Becoming a CTH Subscriber is completely optional.
In this announcement I hope to detail what you can gain from becoming a CTH Subscriber.
Why are you offering this now ?
As Cyber Tech Help grows, so do the server bills I'm afraid. We want to keep the CTH Support Forums Ad-Free! but because CTH is a non-profit website, all the bills have to be paid by someone out of their own pocket. Help keep CTH free and fast!
What you do get ?
Ad-less viewing of the Cyber Tech Help website (currently excludes some newsfeeds)
Ability to use custom avatars
Ability to have custom user-title (will after becoming a subscriber will be changed automatically to "CTH Subscriber")
Ability to post attachments to your threads and posts
Far larger PM inbox's
Subscribers I hope will also like the fact that they can donate to keep a free support resource live
What you don't get ?
CTH was created to enable computer users to interact, and share their computing knowledge with each other for free. By becoming a CTH Subscriber you will not get priority support. This would be against the websites ethics. At CTH EVERY member gets priority!
How Much ?
USD $5.00 per year
How do I become a CTH Subsciber ?
Click on the following link:
Select how many years you would like to subscribe for. You will then be taken to a CTH customised PayPal page. This will enable you to purchase your subscription securely. The introduction of other payment methods is currently under development.
Help I'm having problems!
Please contact CTH Website Support using the following contact form. Please remember to be as detailed as possible with any issues you're experiencing with the Subscription Process.
Finally, as mentioned above, becoming a CTH Subscriber is completely optional! Every Support Forum function you are currently using will remain as is. A subscriber gains only bonus features, and the knowledge that they have contributed to keeping the Support Forums running fast, and free.
Update - 20/08/2008
When on non-forum pages CTH uses a search facility provided by Google. It is not possible currently for the adverts displayed when using this search to be hidden for CTH Subscribers. However, all other ads throughout the rest of the site are still removed from view.
Update - 12/09/2009
It is not currently possible to remove ads from the CTH RSS feeds for CTH Subscribers. With the exception of the non-forum page search faciility and the CTH RSS feeds all other ads throughout the site are removed from view.