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BYC Memberships: Help Support BackyardChickens

BackYardChickens.com Membership Upgrades

 

Over the years we've received requests from our chicken forum members that say they want more PM storage space, more image hosting space, custom titles, etc. We’d love to be able to provide these features for everyone, but unfortunately it just isn’t possible with the tens of thousands of members we have.

 

Also, other members have asked for additional ways to support BYC. For these reason we’ve created new BYC forum membership upgrades. Here are the details for each membership group:

 

BYC Forum Membership Type

Non-Member
Member
Golden Feather Member
Platinum Poultry Member

Browse The Forum

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Search The Forum

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Post New Topics

 

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Post Replies To Topics

 

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Create Polls

 

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Subscribe To Topics

 

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Follow / Subscribe to members

 

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Unlimited Private Messages

 

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Unlimited Image Uploads

 

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Create Pages & Articles On BYC

 

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Give "Thumbs Up" to posts

 

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Rate & Review Products & Breeds

 

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Non-business links in signature

 

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Turn off main site ads

 

 

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Turn off side column in forum

 

 

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Special Group Badge

 

 

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Special or Custom Title

 

 

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Attach Files (zip, pdf, xls, etc.)

 

 

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Access Private Member Section

 

 

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First Peek at new features

 

 

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Smileys In Signature

 

 

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BYC Store Discount Code

 

 

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Business Links In Signature

 

 

 
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Edit Your Own Title

 

 

 
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Highlight Ads

 

 

 
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Customize # of posts/page

 

 

 
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Go invisible

 

 

 
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# Active BST Ads

 

1
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20

Days between BST Ad bumps

 

14
7
3

 

Golden Feather Member Details:

You can purchase a GFM in our store. Here is the pricing:

 

 

Do you have 2 BYC members in your house? We will give them a free matching GFM membership if you provide their username when paying. If you wish to upgrade from a 6 month to a one year membership, you may do so within 30 days of the start of your membership and just pay the $8 difference. Custom titles are subject to approval and may not be someone else's username.

 

 

 

Platinum Poultry Member (PPM) Details:

Member Requirements:
• Must have been registered as a BYC member for 6 months
• Must have at least 500 posts
• Must have at least 90% positive feedback in the new BSA feedback system (if selling)

 

Cost:
6 months: $35
1 year: $60

 

NOTES: 
If you are already a GFM you can apply every month of remaining GFM to this new system at a rate of $2 for each month remaining (up to $20 max discount). So, if you have 3 months of GFM left you will get $6 off your Platinum Membership.

 

* The same or similar items should only be listed once, for example:  If you sell different color chicken purses, just make one listing and have the various colors in your listing.

 

How to upgrade to a PPM:
1. Email store@backyardchickens.com with a request to upgrade, your username, and the amount of time (6 months or a year).
2. Our store manager will check your stats (time as member, posts, feedback) and if you qualify you'll receive an invoice from Paypal which will take into account how much GFM time you have remaining.
3. Your upgrade to this new group will happen within 48 hours (usually faster, but it is a manual process so give us plenty of time)

 

Gifting:
If you wish to gift another member, simply purchase the membership you want to gift and note in the comments section the username of the giftee.

Comments (21)

No Lifetime membership available?
What if we don't have paypal? Can we use a regular credit card? I had bad issues with Paypal several years ago, and I don't like using it at all if I can help it.
Guess I need to upgrade to Platinum. Having a GFM is enjoyable and we get to see stuff long before others do!
oh, i thought it was something you received after so many posts
I'm sad. I want a platinum membership (so I can help) but I don't get into town often enough to hit 500 posts anytime soon. :(
What "stevebaz" said. ;)
I thought that it was earned. Thank you
I would just like to donate for whatever membership. This site and the people are wonderful and I would like to help support it. I've sent an email and hope to learn what it will take to help support the site. My forever thanks to Sally sunshine and Ozexpat and all the people I've met for their help and wonderful stories that keep .."backyard chickens" fun and enjoyable way of life!
I, too, would like to see a lifetime membership level.
A lifetime membership would be nice. But I def wouldn't pay anything over $100 for that. Seems too much for a website, unless there's a 12/mo e-mag, and more benefits for a LTM.
How do I upgrade to a GFM? I would be using paypal.
What is a BST ad? 
Buy, Sell, or Trade ad. :) 
I know I'm in the wrong place, but help!   I can't find where I can suggest someone being a "friend"  or an Educator.. or a greeter..like the ones you see under Avatars.  Where do I go?!  Thank you!
I don't think you can suggest that. I think the Mods just pick them
I also thought it was earned.
I have 500 posts! Yippee!
Is anyone else here getting Youtube video ads covering the BYC forum(s) site?  If it supposed to be ad free then is it emanating from somewhere else?  Any suggestions on how to get rid of it?  My latest one is for 'World of Tank Blitz' vid! 
Yeh, that's what I want to look at while I am here checking out chicken chatter!
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