Besides the warm fuzzy feeling that you helped us out, here's the rundown of subscription features:
Unfortunately Anonymous Cowards can not buy a subscription for themselves, but you can, as an AC, gift a subscription to a user. The default is set up to NCommander's spare account, but you can change this to any user you wish (other than the AC account).
Nope. This is a open-source, volunteer-run project for public benefit. We don't seek profits or power, so supporting us just helps pay the bills. We aren't bound by fiduciary responsibility to shareholders, we are instead bound to uphold the benefit of the public in growing and fostering this community of news and discussion. And we look to the community for suggestions on how to improve and further this project.
A snapshot of our finances can be found on the Finances page on the wiki.
No problem. We will never charge for access to the core-functionality of the site.
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