ButlerHoops.com is an independently owned and operated website covering Butler basketball. We are not associated with or funded by Butler University. All of our funding comes from advertisements around the site and donations from users like you. For only $2.99 a month or $24.99 a year you can help keep us running and become a VIP member. Become a VIP Member Today! VIP Members Receive The Following Benefits: Removal of all advertisements from the site - As mentioned above, the majority of our expenses are covered by revenue earned from advertisements placed around the website. Since VIP members are helping support us financially, we do not feel the need to show them advertisements. We ask that all members viewing the site for free to please refrain from using a advertisement blocker, as this directly decreases site revenue and it makes it harder for us to operate. Custom homepage - VIP members can customize some of the content and layout they see on the front page of ButlerHoops.com. This is done via the "Settings" option seen on the secondary navigation menu from the home page. Look for a separate post coming in the next few days that will show examples of how you can change the home page. Increased virtual betting limit - Registered members have a $500 betting limit per outcome in our virtual sportsbook. VIP members have that limit increased to $2000. Ability to change username - Becoming a VIP member will allow you to change your username no more than once every 30 days. Old usernames will stay recorded in your username history. Custom user title - All members have a title that appears under their names. This is an automatic title that is assigned based on the number of posts a member has. VIP members can give themselves a custom title. Permission to use images in signature - In addition to the traditional signature options, VIP members have permission to use images in their signature. These are limited to 500 x 125 in size. Becoming a VIP member does NOT make you immune to forum rules. Anyone who violates forum rules or is considered to be toxic to the community may see their VIP membership revoked at the discretion of the staff. No refund will be issued to those who have their VIP membership revoked. Frequently Asked Questions Does a VIP membership grant me access to additional content? No. All content at ButlerHoops is currently 100% free. We have tried to provide worthwhile benefits to members who are able to help support us financially without denying access to information for those who can't. My monthly VIP membership isn't up, but I want to purchase a yearly VIP membership. Can I do this? Absolutely, but by default the system will use up VIP days from both plans at the same time. Send me a message after purchasing and I will add the number of days remaining on your monthly VIP plan into your yearly plan. How else can I support ButlerHoops.com? The best way anyone can support Butler Hoops without spending a dime is to participate around the website. A community is only as good as its members. By signing up and posting around the site you can help contribute to the positive and friendly environment we strive for. In addition, you can also follow @Butlerway on twitter and like our Facebook page to help us spread the word.