We're phasing out the paid Supporter membership as of today and replacing it with a new membership class that we are calling "Passholder." All the same benefits will remain -- access to the private forums, special deals, and privileges such as the ability to turn off ads -- but the way into this group will be different. All current Supporters automatically will be in the Passholder group and will be sporting a new Passholder badge.
While we will be delaying this process a few months to honor the paid subscriptions of current Supporters, when implemented, Passholder membership will be awarded automatically when one's feedback score reaches 50 points in recognition of the Community's thumbs up on the content that person has contributed.
With that in mind, we have tweaked the Feedback system a bit to more accurately reflect the Community's values in the iconography and to tighten up the criteria. Please stay tuned for more on the Feedback tweaks.
In closing, we wish to extend our sincere gratitude to all current and past Supporters of the site. Your loyalty and support will endow the new Passholder Program with the core values that built EpicSki into the community it is today.
Edited by nolo - 6/26/13 at 12:17pm