We are pleased to announce that SCCoA membership has re-opened!
Here's the deal. First, please ask any and all questions in this thread. I will be directing people here from various other threads, emails, etc. This is the place to ask your questions. If you have a question - READ THIS THREAD. We're not answering the same question five times. If it's been asked - we won't be answering it again. Not trying to be a jerk - but we're taking our time to answer your questions - we ask you spend a few minutes reading. Appreciate it.
Next - this is an automated system, if you use PayPal. The steps are in the next message below as I'm going to try and keep this message for questions. As such, I may delete your message below to keep this thread clean and condense questions and answers.
If you wish to see your membership status, simply follow step 1-3 in the next message to access the user control panel/subscriptions, where you can see your current status under the Active Subscriptions heading. If there is no active subscriptions heading - you do not currently have a paid subscription.
For anyone that does not have PayPal and does not wish to use PayPal - we understand. Some people just don't like PayPal. You can still send a check or money order in, but this is a MANUAL PROCESS. As many of you know, this often takes weeks or months for us to process. We HIGHLY recommend you get a PayPal account, even if just for SCCoA. Fund your PayPal account with the $15 required for SCCoA membership. We know this is a pain - but our automated system using PayPal will grant you INSTANT access to the member’s forums. Sending a check or MO will take us time to process. You have been warned.
Finally, regarding member numbers - this is not yet included in the automated system. We will make every attempt to stay on top of manually assigning member numbers to individuals as they register. Please be patient. They will be assigned on a first come first served basis. If you previously had a member number, we already have that in our records and the same number stays for your lifetime, even if you stop paying for membership - we never give out the same number to two separate individuals. If you stop paying dues, your member number will simply go into hibernation; if and when you re-join the club, that number is still yours.
We will not be sending emails to each person with their number. You can find your member number in the Garage. Simply click the Garage link in the top forum menu bar, and view any of the vehicles you have in the garage. Your member number will show on the left side of the screen for each of your vehicles. Remember – this is a manual process. Don’t expect to see your number the day you sign-up.
Remember, only dues paying members have access to add cars to the garage. If you haven't added a car, once you join, it's a great time to do so. Additionally, members who stop paying for membership will eventually lose the vehicles they've submitted to the garage (This is not yet in place - we'll let you know before this happens so you don't lose anything if you wish to backup your information manually.)
We will be adding in features to remind you that your membership is going to expire, if you have a one-time membership. Right now, a few days out, the site will add a message near the top of the forums screen informing you that your membership is coming due. We plan to add options to send private messages, emails and warnings further out. You can add additional years to your membership at any time - previous time will not be lost and is incremental, so don't worry about renewing a week early and losing a week.
In the future, we hope and plan to add additional members only features to the site. Have a suggestion? Let's hear it!
Thank you, and welcome to the SCCoA!