I think it depends on how it was configured. Let me look at yours tomorrow and I will get back to you. Thanks for your support!Do we need to manually renew our yearly $12 subscription? I thought it was automatically done. I see ads now and the “supporter” banner is gone from my posts.
Plus a zillion on your comments about mobile and iPads. The ads are horribly intrusive, and some are obnoxiously offensive.I'll bump this thread since it's relatively recent and I have the same question.
I was a "Supporter" back when the program was first implemented, but my status has changed, too. Don't know when, but it's just recently come to my notice because of behavior on the mobile platform (see below).
I'm no expert on ad blockers, except that I know I used one for certain sites when I was on a Windows machine exclusively. Now I'm on a MacBook Pro using Safari. I don't believe I've added anything, so maybe it has built-in ad blocking I'm unaware of. (I'm still getting used to the whole changeover to a Mac, so there's probably plenty I'm not quite up on.)
Anyway, at this point, my desktop view of HTF on the Mac seems to be ad-free, or nearly so, and it's a pleasure to use. The mobile is a different story. On my iPad (also using Safari), reading HTF has unfortunately become an experience to tolerate, not an enjoyable one, partly due to certain pages jumping around like crazy with the ads loading (and partly due to a layout difference that we're discussing in "known issues").
So, there's a question on why the difference between platforms. But mainly, does my "Supporter" status need to be reinstated? Because I'd certainly want to continue being one! Let me know when you can. Thanks!
I just got an email saying that "Parron Enterprises, LLC suspended your automatic payments", so I guess it is possible what you ask Jake, but I don't think they send out reminders. At least I didn't get one this year and don't expect one next year. Would be nice, though.I have the opposite question to Tino's from the beginning of the thread. I feel like manual renewal would be better for me.
Is there a way to pay for a membership on a year-by-year basis?
I went ahead and set up the recurring payment and that's fine. But I would rather get an email reminder every year a few days before the expiration date, and then send a one-time payment, rather than having it automatically recur every year.
I set Siri to remind me a few days before my next renewal date. So I'll remember before the automatic payment goes through. I would still like the option to do it manually every year, but this will work too.I don't think they send out reminders. At least I didn't get one this year and don't expect one next year. Would be nice, though.
Just noticed my premium membership re-upped on May 30th but it's not showing up in my profile here.
It appears this was all during a 10 day period when PayPal randomly decided to delete our IPN (Instant Payment Notification) integration that the forum software depend on to detect payments. I'm really sorry for the trouble @Pete York - you should be all set now.
Rod, I'm not sure what happened with your account. I went in yesterday and fixed you up manually but I'm still looking into what happenedJust sent a paypal inquiry about my July 13, 2020 renewal - still seeing ads.
(I probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't received so many emails lately)