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What is the Premium Membership all about?

This site has always been free, and will continue to offer free access. Memberships on GMInsideNews.com are optional and you should not feel obligated to pay. The economy is very tough right now and we understand if this is not the best time.

More than 8000 new members registered in the past 12 months – a jump of over twenty percent. You started more than 14,000 new topics in the same period. Obviously, you see this site as more than just a News source, because collectively, you post more than 27,000 messages every month.

Others see this as a valuable resource too, because the ratio of lurkers to registered members continues at about eight to one. As I write this, there are 236 registered members and 1738 guests using the system. At the beginning of June this year, there were more than 4,000 people connected to GMI at one time.

You might well guess that all this capacity and bandwidth does not come for free. Yes, we run ads, but as you know, the automotive industry has not grown by 20% in the last year, nor has their ad spending. To help support this continued spiral of growth, we are offering Yearly and Lifetime Membership options.

Registered Users- As always, registered users will have free access to the site with standard registration. Users can navigate the site, send private messages, and contribute to threads on the forums. Registered users can uniquely express themselves with avatars, profile pictures and signatures.

Premium Membership- The premium membership package offers the same level of access as above, with the addition of being able to use a larger avatar, more private message space (750 vs 250 messages), bigger gallery space (50 vs. 15 Mb), as well as the option to remove most of the ads. Also, you will receive a nice shiny new tag under your username. The premium membership costs $15 per year and will help support further upgrades and better servers for GMInsideNews.com.

Lifetime Membership- Lifetime Membership is a one-time donation to have everything that is included with a premium membership, and also includes a sticker package to show your GM Inside News support on your car or toolbox. The fee goes towards supporting GM Inside News, including further upgrades and better servers.

Hopefully this site has saved you more money than a premium membership will ever cost you, in addition to providing access to information that simply cannot be bought anywhere else. We certainly appreciate the contributions (posts, answering questions, etc.) that many of you have already provided. Your financial support is appreciated, but it is by no means a requirement.

I can't post new topics in the Press Room, why?

Members are not allowed to post new topics directly in the Press Room forums. If you have a news article to post, please post it in the forum titled "Suggest A News Article." A staff member will move it into its proper forum.

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