For four years Specktra.Net has helped spread information to the MAC & cosmetically curious. I'm sure you'll agree that we have quality content and contributions from members. I thank all of you for your support!
Since the site's inception I've been paying for hosting, the cost of the forum software, all technical support and upgrades, as well as licenses entirely out of my own pocket. In the past year I have been implementing changes that are positive and growth oriented, some of which include helping Specktra.Net be able to support itself financially through targeted advertising.
You have a chance to help by removing those ads and subscribing the forum. The costs of memberships vary, and I hope there is enough of a selection for you to find the level that fits you best.
You can find the subscription page here (all payments using PayPal):
Specktra.Net Forums of course, will continue to be completely free for all members to continue using as before. However, subscribing will have certain advantages as mentioned below:
Originally Posted by Janice
Greetings, effective immediately, a few new features have been implemented for the people who donate to Specktra through our Premium Membership program. These features will remain active for 4, 8, and 12 month options on Premium Member accounts after which they will expire, they can be renewed at any point.
The 4 month Premium Member Package ($15.00 USD) aka "Bronze Supporter" includes access to the following account upgrades:
The 8 month Premium Member package aka "Silver Supporter" ($25.00 USD) includes access to the following account upgrades:
The 12 month Premium Member package aka "Gold Supporter" ($45.00 USD) includes access to the following account upgrades:
The Lifetime Premium Member package aka "Platinum Supporter" ($100.00 USD) includes access to the following account upgrades:
Of course, some of these enhanced features might have already been used by some members up to now. Those users have not been affected by this, although it might affect their ability to change these settings without subscribing (staff continue having upgraded account privledges).
I hope you will enjoy these features if you choose to subscribe. There might be future benefits for subscribing members (being planned at the moment), you will be notified of any changes to your benefits should they be altered.
Your subscriptions continue to help pay for Site improvements and Forum upgrades. Your monetary contribution to Specktra.Net has helped fund many of the features any registered user has access to. With your help Specktra will continue to grow as a positive resource for MAC news and information, and cosmetics discussion in general.
Please note that subscribing in no way changes your status as a member of Specktra.Net Forums. You are still bound by the Membership Agreement & Site TOS. Apart from the features mentioned above, you will not experience any upgraded privledges. Contributions are totally voluntary.
Should you have any questions regarding this don't hesitate to contact me. Thanks!
Membership perks updated 5/9/2010 - Due to the constantly evolving nature of this community I can not support custom email addresses for Gold and Platinum membership subscriptions AT THIS TIME. This MAY be changed back in the future. I will do my best to grandfather all existing Platinum memberships and reactivate this perk in the future.
Membership perks updated 4/11/2013 - Due to the switch to a new forum platform AT THIS TIME I can no longer support larger avatars and profile pictures. I am actively working on a resolution with the forum software provider. Also, PM inboxes no longer have any limitations on size so upgraded inboxes are no longer offered with premium membership.