OK, folks. A bit of clarifying is needed. Definition of Donation: a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to a worthwhile cause. Definition of Subscription: A transaction, wherein the buyer purchases a product or service for a period of time. Due to AK being a free web site, we rely heavily on donations to keep this site afloat. The donations do not cover all of our expenses, so we have created an enhanced member category, The AK Subscriber. For your Subscriber fee, you receiver access to private forums, enhanced private messaging capacity, and many other benefits. To become a subscriber you must click on the link in your User CP, then go to Miscellaneous, then Paid Subscriptions (Control Panel) on Audiokarma. If you do not go through the User CP, and, instead, just send your money via the "Donate" button, the software recognizes your money as a donation, and not a subscription. To further complicate the matter, the paypal address of a donor does not always match the AK user email address, and paypal doesn't know your AK name, so we don't either. Please use the correct method to purchase your subscription. We want you to get full value for your subscription. Thank you for your support of Audiokarma.