Donate $10 USD to join.
After you complete the donate/signup process your information will come to PvtRyan (me) for processing. With the spammers taken out of the picture, I should be able to get you online and posting within 24 hours or less.
Note: The email address you use for your PayPal account, or the one you provide during payment if you don't have a PayPal account, is the one that will be registerd to your forum account. Please be sure that the email address is valid because that's where your membership information will be sent.
If you have any trouble or questions, email me at "support at roderusproductions.com".
Why no open registration?
- The problem of spammer signups goes away instantly, because you can only sign up for an account as part of the payment process. This alone is a huge elimination of administrative burden.
- People who don't really value the site and don't plan on really becoming part of the community would not sign up as even a small donation would be more than the site is worth to them. This works out well as I would not be investing my time approving an account for someone who isn't planning on being around long or being a real part of the community.
- The contributions as a whole will offset the costs of hosting the site and maintaining the hardware.
- New members will be approved faster (I will still manually approve) because there are no bogus signups (so far) and people won't get impatient and register two and three times (as they have done in the past) because of the long wait for approval.