arn has decided to re-evaluate the mechanism for MacRumors memberships and possibly the benefits too. Starting today, paid members will retain their status, even if the anniversary of their membership is reached or has passed, and no new paid memberships will be accepted. As before, only current paid members will be able to see an ad-free front page, participate in the Private forums, and have a "Demi" or "Contributor" status. To repeat: Current paid MacRumors memberships will not expire. New paid memberships are not available. As before, membership for reading and posting to the public forums is free. The Contributions page has been updated to say "We are not accepting contributions at this time. Thank you for your interest." FAQHow long will new memberships be closed? We don't know. We will tell you as soon as we know. We appreciate your patience. Will benefits change? What benefits might change? We don't know. Why now? The membership system has not been working smoothly and was in need of updating. Won't MacRumors lose income? Yes, but arn is more concerned with the quality of the site and being fair to members than with contributions. Is this a sign that MacRumors is going away? No. I just joined. Thank you. I just renewed. Thank you. I was just about to join. We're sorry. You won't be able to join until a new system is in place, and we don't know when that will be. Why didn't my membership already expire when it should have? That was one of the problems. I was just about to renew. Thank you. Until further notice, your membership will not expire. I just renewed and somebody else didn't, but the other guy gets to stay, which isn't fair. Agreed. We're aware that you could have kept your membership without paying during this period. Thank you for renewing. You are helping the site, and we're sorry that the system isn't perfect. If I can't contribute for membership, how can I help MacRumors? By continuing to participate in the forums, by observing forum rules, by submitting news, rumors, or good ideas when you have them, by using the MacRumors Shop for price comparison and shopping, by supporting our sponsors, and by letting others know about MacRumors. There is an outstanding problem with my paid membership. Send a Private Message to a moderator. I have a suggestion. Please post it here or send a Private Message to a moderator. I have a question. Please post it here or send a Private Message to a moderator, but be aware that this post reports what we know at this point.