02-20-2015 until 02-07-2106
On 11/15/2010 the requirements for paid memberships were updated.
If you are offering your services as a sheathmaker you are required to upgrade your membership to Knifemaker/Craftsman/Service Provider. It's only fair since the knifemakers have been doing it for some time. This level of membership is the same price as Platinum. A Gold or Platinum membership no longer allows you to advertise yourself.
If you are listing your business homepage in your profile and/or sig line you will need to upgrade if you wish. If not you will need to remove the homepage listing in your profile and remove your sig line advertising your business and carry on as a Gold Member and you can't advertise.
If you have already purchased a Knifemaker/Craftsman/Service Provider please update your User Group in your User CP to reflect the change in your profile.
Please refer to Section 1 Line 3 in the above announcement.
The above has been copied from Ken C.'s sticky and made into an announcement where it might be more prominent.