Before the upgrade to 3.X that took place almost two years ago this forum was using subscriptions. The forum was always free, but one could subscribe and become a sponsor. Once a member selected one of the available packages Paypal has automatically created a recurring payment profile. We haven't had many subscription packages active in the past and most were canceled or became inactive several years ago. Two subscription packages remained active though and were closed this year (bphlpt and pennsylvaniaron).
pennsylvaniaron probably had a serious amnesia and forgot that he was the one who chose to subscribe and donate $10 to support the forum :). With the upgrade to IPS 3.x, subscriptions module was removed from the forum and we had to implement a sidebar donate button.
I have now checked for active supporters and I have removed katie-joy, Cartman586 and BYTE-ME from the sponsors' group as there is no recorded subscription for those users. Although, we also had the policy for the users who have donated to Liam (WinToolkit Developer). Those users also became sponsors even though they haven't donated to the forum directly.
So, to conclude bphlpt and pennsylvaniaron (both canceled packages this year, but remained active), and Thiersee who is donating via international transfer using an IBAN account, are the only current supporters of this forum.
If you want, I can send those donations to you Jan.
Thanks for your generous support and contribution for all these years. I kindly ask you to send the next donation to Jan Krohn.