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* August 5, 2019 update: There seems to be an issue with the BMR website not confirming payments via paypal for paid memberships. Therefore, if you decide you would like to become a Verified, Premium, or VIP member, it may not take effect immediately after payment. If you make your payment and your subscription doesn't update on the website, please wait for 24 hours for us to update it manually. If your status on the BMR website does not update to your paid membership group within 24 hours of payment, please message our facebook page with your paypal email address and BMR user name so we can update your subscription for you. We apologize for the inconvenience, and hope to get it repaired soon. In the meantime, we will do our best to keep on top of making sure your paid membership statuses are updated within a few hours of cleared payment.

Due to the overwhelming amount of spambots on the website, we have decided to add a verified membership option. This will prevent (or at least drastically minimize) the flooding of the website of spambots and spam posts by these bots. 2 or 3 times a day, an admin has to clean the forums of spam posts that are irrelevant to what the website is about. I mean, seriously... who the heck wants to read about spa treatment in india, shoe sellers from germany, and vicodin vendors from mexico? And even if people do, those links are not the way to go. 99 percent of them are fraudulent, contain malware, and the like.

So, here is what we are doing. At the top of the page, you will see a link for Paid Memberships. If you click that link, it will take you to a page where you can sign up for Verified, Premium, or Elite Memberships. There is a $1.00 fee for becoming a Verified Member, a $1.49 fee for becoming a Premium Member, and a $1.99 fee for becoming an Elite Member. These are all one time fees. You will never have to renew it, nor will it ever expire. (Due to the settings of the server, however, the subscription has to have a expiration. We set it for 999 years, which is the max length allowed by the server.)

Becoming a Verified Member will not only allow you to post on the forums, but it will also hide all the ads on the site and allow you to be assigned a number. (but no, we still do not mail out decals.)

Becoming a Premium Member will give you all the benefits of a Verified Member, and will unlock a few new boards. (but no, we still do not mail out decals.)

Becoming a V.I.P Member will give you all the benefits of Verified and Premium Members, and will unlock even more boards. (but no, we still do not mail out decals.)

Those of you who have already been assigned a number will keep your number, whether or not you decide to become a verified member. However, you will not be allowed to post on the site unless you become a Verified Member or higher.

Becoming a Verified Member or higher does NOT give you the right to post spam or anything like that, however. The rules of the website still apply to you. Should any of these rules be broken (hate posts, troll posts, spam, and the like), your membership will be revoked and you will not be entitled to a refund.

Again, the Verified Membership is a one time fee on $1.00 and is in place to ensure that our members are genuine members and not spambots. Automated programs that post links on forums like ours are programmed to follow a specific set of commands, which does not include signing up for a paid membership. The Premium and Elite memberships will give you the same perks of Verified Memberships as well as unlocking new threads. Premium Members will also have their names show up in yellow, and Elite Members will show up in purple, just like how the Admin names appear in red.

Thank you for your understanding!
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