Sorcerer's Place Supporter (SPS) accounts are our way of giving something extra back to those of our visitors who directly support the operation of Sorcerer's Place by donating a certain sum of money. All members of the SP team get SPS accounts for free.
The harsh reality of the situation is that Sorcerer's Place has long not been able to support itself with advertising revenue alone. Over the years, the ads have gotten progressively bigger and more annoying, and paid consistently less. Coupled with Sorcerer's Place's continual growth, both in size and resource requirements, we have arrived at a fatal combination. To survive, we rely heavily on the generosity of our donors. And since we want to make the donors feel that they are actually getting something in return besides the warm, fuzzy feeling that comes with supporting something you enjoy, we have provided the SPS accounts.
By becoming an SPS account holder, you help support Sorcerer's Place. Here is a list of the benefits that you currently receive by becoming an SPS account holder:
One of the first things that you will notice about becoming an SPS account holder is the option to remove all ads from Sorcerer's Place:
By becoming an SPS account holder, you will have the following unique features added to your account on our forums:
As an SPS account holder you will also gain direct access to a number of exclusive download options.
Additionally, you will be able to download each of the files hosted at Sorcerer's Place without having to wait a few seconds for your download to be prepared. No more waiting in line!
As an SPS account holder you are entitled to a @sorcerers.net e-mail forwarder. You are free to specify the name of the forwarder, as well as the forwarding location.
As an SPS account holder you will have the opportunity to try out and provide feedback on the upcoming site or forum features before everyone else.
We are always looking to add even more value to the SPS accounts, so we regularly keep improving the SPS features. Ready to sign-up? You can do it here!
A variety of subscription options are available. Please see this page for the current prices.
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Yes. Please see this page for details.
Due to the nature of this service (voluntary donation), we do not offer refunds.
There is no formal cancellation process. If you no longer want to use your SPS account, simply let it expire on its own by choosing not to renew once you get the notice that your SPS account is about to expire. We do not automatically renew subscriptions.
Most likely, yes. The reason is the lack of ads. However, there are many factors that determine how quickly a web page loads, and not all of them are under our control. But we do strive to keep our site as fast as possible for subscribers and non-subscribers alike.
We will notify you when your subscription is about to expire, and at that time you can decide whether you wish to renew it. We will save your account information for 90 days after your subscription lapses. We do not automatically renew subscriptions, and no further charges will appear on your credit card.
Yes. We take great pains to protect your personal information. We do not share your personal information with any other parties whatsoever. That is our policy and our promise. We take your privacy concerns very seriously, and we are committed to protecting your personal information from all unauthorized access.
If your account expires, you lose all of the SPS benefits mentioned above, with the exception of your chosen avatar/portrait + title. You keep those for as long as you remain active on our forums.