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Site Help & Support - Subscriptions, Affiliate Links & Donations to HPC:Factor

When we started the site, it was always under the mantra that we would never force banner adverts or pop-up messages onto our users in the name of generating revenue. We want to ensure that continues.

From it's inception and to the present day, the site has remained entirely self funded and self administered, including the hardware, software, bandwidth and development time that goes into making HPC:Factor the site that it is. With the exception of support that we receive from you, the community, the operations of the site are funded entirely by C:Amie, Insurgent and SeanF.

As the demand for downloads increases, power and internet charges rise and hardware needs to be replaced, our costs inevitably go up. So we need your help to continue to exist.

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+Subscriber Status (Premium Membership)

+Subscriber status is given to any registered forum member who donates towards the running costs of HPC:Factor. There are four membership levels for subscribers

Bronze Member

Awarded to any member who donates £10 - £24.99 to the site.

Duration: 365 days

Silver Member

Awarded to any member who donates £25 - £49.99 to the site.

Duration: 365 days

Gold Member

Awarded to any member who donates £50 - £199.99 to the site.

Duration: 365 days

Platinum Members

Awarded to any member who donates £200+ to the site.

Duration: For Life!

 

Bronze Membership

  • An exclusive HPC:Factor Bronze Member profile badge indicating your subscriber status
  • An entry in the Bronze Members Badges list, highlighting your contribution to the site as a premium member
  • Receive a Bronze Member badge on your forum posts
  • Raises the upload limit for attachments to 1MB (instead of the default 100KB)
  • Unlimited access to downloads via the Download Centre
  • Can store up to 200 messages in their site Private Messages (PM) inbox
  • Will be offered access to any beta testing for improvements to the site before ordinary users are given the opportunity to view changes
  • Lasts for 365 days from the date of processing

Silver Membership

  • An exclusive HPC:Factor Bronze Silver profile badge indicating your subscriber status
  • An entry in the Silver Members Badges list, highlighting your contribution to the site as a premium member
  • Receive a Silver Member badge on your forum posts
  • Raises the upload limit for attachments to 4MB (instead of the default 100KB)
  • Unlimited access to downloads via the Download Centre
  • Can store up to 300 messages in their site Private Messages (PM) inbox
  • Will be offered access to any beta testing for improvements to the site before ordinary users are given the opportunity to view changes
  • Lasts for 365 days from the date of processing

Gold Membership

  • An exclusive HPC:Factor Gold Member profile badge indicating your subscriber status
  • An entry in the Gold Members Badges list, highlighting your contribution to the site as a premium member
  • Receive a Gold Member badge on your forum posts
  • Raises the upload limit for attachments to 4MB (instead of the default 100KB)
  • Unlimited access to downloads via the Download Centre
  • Can store up to 500 messages in their site Private Messages (PM) inbox
  • Will be offered access to any beta testing for improvements to the site before ordinary users are given the opportunity to view changes
  • Lasts for 365 days from the date of processing

Platinum Membership

  • An exclusive HPC:Factor Platinum Member profile badge indicating your subscriber status
  • An entry in the Platinum Members Badges list, highlighting your contribution to the site as a premium member
  • Receive a Platinum Member badge on your forum posts
  • Raises the upload limit for attachments to 4MB (instead of the default 100KB)
  • Unlimited access to downloads via the Download Centre
  • Can store up to 500 messages in their site Private Messages (PM) inbox
  • Will be offered access to any beta testing for improvements to the site before ordinary users are given the opportunity to view changes
  • Lasts for the lifetime of your account!

 

Bronze
Silver
Gold
Platinum
£10.00
£25.00
£50.00
£200.00
Note: Please add your HPC:Factor username to the 'Notes' field on the PayPal donation - this is especially important if your PayPal email address does not match your HPC:Factor email address. If you are gifting a donation to a second member. Please indicate who you would like it to be applied to in the notes field.

 

Donations

How to Donate Financially

We have a ubiquitous PayPal donate link. If you would like to donate to the site, you can simply click on this link and it will be up to you how much you donate.

Please Note: Donating values of less than £1.00 will incur between 40% and a 100% processing charge by PayPal. The donations process is not hooked up to an automatic system. As such, donating £0.01 will not trick the HPC:Factor server into unlocking any features for you.

To donate a custom amount, please use the form below, or any donate button that is located throughout the website.

Custom Donation
Please Note: +Subscriber status can only be added to your account for a donation greater than £10.00 GBP.

 

 

Affiliate Links

HPC:Factor has affiliate programme membership with the following companies. By using our affiliate links, you help to support the site without it costing you any more for your purchase.

 

Amazon

HPC:Factor makes use of Amazon affiliate links under the Amazon Associates programme. As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases. Using our links does not increase the purchase price for you in any way.

The best way that you can help us is by updating your bookmarks and links with our affiliate link to the Amazon home page.

Our Amazon affiliate link tags can be appended to any Amazon link made through the Forum and are found in the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) to help to source hardware purchases.

Our Amazon affiliate link ID's are

Country Tag Append to URL Link
DE hpcfactor0f-21 &tag=hpcfactor0f-21 amazon.de
UK (GB) hpcfactor-21 &tag=hpcfactor-21 amazon.co.uk

The Forum link editor has a 'Create Amazon link' button, to allow you to link to Amazon products in a way that helps the site earn a small commission on your purchases.

 

eBay

HPC:Factor makes use of eBay Partner Network links. The EPN allows us to earn from qualifying purchases. Using our links does not increase the purchase price for you in any way.

The best way that you can help us is by updating your bookmarks and links with our affiliate link to the eBay home page.

Our EPN link tags can be appended to any eBay link made through the Forum and are found in the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) and Devices & Specifications sections to help to source hardware purchases.

Our eBay affiliate link ID's are

Country Link
AT Visit eBay
AU Visit eBay
BE Visit eBay
CA Visit eBay
CH Visit eBay
DE Visit eBay
ES Visit eBay
FR Visit eBay
IE Visit eBay
IT Visit eBay
NL Visit eBay
UK (GB) Visit eBay
US Visit eBay

The Forum link editor has a 'Create eBay link' button, to allow you to link to Amazon products in a way that helps the site earn a small commission on your purchases.

 

 

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Please Note: Technical Support requests will be ignored over email at the discretion of the recipient staff-member. HPC:Factor does not offer Technical Support over e-mail.