VIP Membership


What is VIP Club Membership?

VIP Club Membership is a program that has been established to reward users who wish to help support the web site. Multiple levels of membership have been formed at different price points that offer members various rewards in exchange for their financial support.

Why do we need the VIP Club Membership? went online for the first time on May 15, 2000, and has grown steadily since opening. What started out as a safe haven for Detroit Sports fanatics looking for a place to talk, share and debate Detroit Sports in an intelligent and mature fashion, has grown in size to over 5,200 registered members.

As with any web site that encounters this kind of growth, the expense of running the site continues to grow as well. Software licenses, programming and graphic support, marketing and promotions, and web hosting are expenses that the site incurs on a monthly and yearly basis.

The proceeds from VIP Club Memberships will allow to continue operating far into the future and allow us to add new and exciting features, sponsor cool giveaways and contests, and ensure our continued mission on becoming the premiere discussion portal for Detroit Sports on the Internet.

While we certainly appreciate all of our members equally and there is no obligation to sign up for a VIP Club Membership, we do appreciate the help in keeping costs manageable while allowing us to continue to grow the site.

What is included with a VIP Club Membership?

A VIP Club Membership will give you additional benefits unavailable to regular registered members. For a complete breakdown on what is included in the VIP Club Membership as opposed to a regular membership, please view the table to the right.

How do I sign up?

Signing up for the VIP Club Membership is a quick and easy process. Simply head over to the Subscription Center and pick the VIP Club Membership level you’d like to purchase. After you make your selection, you will be directed to PayPal to complete the process which generally takes less than five minutes to complete.

As long as you have funds in your PayPal account, your subscription is generally activated immediately. If you pay via electronic check, it can take several days for the check to clear and properly fund your PayPal account.

If you don’t have a PayPal account, it only takes a couple minutes to register and create an account.

I don’t wish to use PayPal, is there any other way I can join?

Of course! If you wish to join the VIP Club and pay via a check or money order, please contact us for payment information.


If you have any questions about the VIP Club Membership or its benefits, please contact us.

PLEASE NOTE: VIP Club members are still expected to follow forum rules and community guidelines. Any violations of rules/guidelines will be handled according to policy without regard to membership status. In the event that members are removed due to a rule violation, absolutely no refunds will be given. Prices and features are subject to change.

VIP Club Membership Comparison
Features Regular Bronze Silver Gold
Removal of In-Thread Ads
Additional Members-Only Forums
General Options
Can Use Invisible Mode
Can See Invisible Users
Upload Attachments
Attachment Upload Size (KB) 0 kb 100 kb 250 kb 500 kb
Posting Options
Delete Own Posts
Delete Own Threads
Open/Close Own Posts
Avatar Options
Can Use Custom Avatars
Can Use Animated Avatars
Avatar Picture Height (Pixels) 50 px 50 px 50 px 50 px
Avatar Picture Width (Pixels) 50 px 50 px 50 px 50 px
Avatar Picture Size (KB) 10 kb 15 kb 20 kb 25 kb
Profile Options
Can Use Profile Pictures
Can Use Animated Profile Pictures
Profile Picture Height (Pixels) 100 px 150 px 150 px 150 px
Profile Picture Width (Pixels) 100 px 150 px 200 px 250 px
Profile Picture Size (KB) 50 kb 100 kb 150 kb 200 kb
Signature Options
Can Use Signatures
Can Link To External URLs
Signature Maximum Lines 3 5 5 5
Private Messaging
Mailbox Size (Messages) 100 250 500 1000
Message Tracking
Deny Read Receipt
Calendar Options
Can Post Events
Can Edit Own Events
Can Delete Own Events
Membership Cost
6 Months FREE $6.00 $13.50 $27.50
1 Year FREE $10.00 $25.00 $50.00
2 Years FREE $20.00 $45.00 $90.00