We recently implemented a forum account upgrade feature for the forum. This upgrade feature gives members the option to upgrade the forum account to remove all the ad banners on the forum. Currently the following three account upgrades are available: Supporter (Non-Recurring): 12.00 USD for 1 year Supporters see no banner ads on the forums, gets a "Supporter" badge, and can use bigger avatar file size (100 KB instead of 50 KB). Supporter (Recurring): 12.00 USD per year Same benefits as the first one, but is recurring. Supporter (Permanent Upgrade): 36.00 USD Same benefits as the other ones, but is a permanent account upgrade. These options are available under Account Upgrades on the profile page. Payments are accepted via Paypal. After payment, your forum account will get immediately upgraded and benefits take effect immediately. Thanks for your support! EDIT (11/24/18): Supporters are no longer limited by the time between posts. EDIT (1/21/18): Lowered the 1 year cost to $12 from $15. Lowered the permanent upgrade cost to $36 from $45. EDIT (12/2/16): Change the permanent upgrade cost to $45 from $50.