EDIT: after carefully considering everyone's circumstance--we've changed the policy to fit as best we could. Please read: http://r1db.com/board/r1db-site-news/10352-policy-change-implemented-post119545.html#post119545 This thread is closed. We had originally announced that in order to use subscription credits (earned or otherwise) you'd need to keep a subscription active. I have a way to differentiate between the two, but it takes away from the ability to do some other things. So here's what Im proposing: standard member groups will be required to sustain a "membership" subscription to use credits and post in the forum. (registered users basically). Users in the following groups will not need membership to use credits: admins, Mods, supermods, designer, master designer, scanner, any valid subscription group Doing this does 2 things... 1. we can keep revenue coming in to support bandwidth. 2. keep track of active members and keep spammers off the site (requiring subscription for forums) I know a lot of people probably wont like this idea. The cost to sustain membership (recurring will be 3$ a year). So, you can bounce between subscriptions--then eventually sit at 3$ a year to be a member. Right now I'm just gauging how many people will hate on this. so, please weigh in... if you have other ideas... let me know, this is the easiest I could think of.