Apply for an APS Contributor Rank

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Revision 3 updated and reviewed by APS staff - 05/24/2016



Are you an active and long-time member of APS? If so, you have a chance to upgrade your status and gain access to the VIP Area!
Apply to become an APS Contributor and get your rank status changed. Get access to VIP materials and be able to enjoy and share your rare finds inside the VIP area exclusively.
Requirements for application:
(1) Must be a member of APS for at least four (4) months, in good standing, and has shown positive forum activity*
(2) Must have at least one hundred fifty (150) posts to apply**.
(3) Must have at least fifty (50) NEW TOPICS with sense contributed (excluding the application)***.
(4) Must have uploaded at least 25 files (image sets, videos, softwares, other media) in zip with a password on this format "yourname"****.
(5) Must have at least 200 likes on profile (Likes are more of your reputation too. Means your posts are being appreciated by members)
*"In good standing" means have not been reprimanded, warned, or banned; "positive forum activity" refers to having logged in the forum at least a couple of times a week and have interacted with members and staff alike (APS understands that not everyone cannot log in on a regular basis; however, it is expected that a prudent member would have the effort to check in once in a while to see minimum activity); furthermore, it is of utmost importance to emphasize your, the applicant, trustworthiness as established through your interactions with the staff and the members. Any breach in confidentiality between you and the other members and/or staff could potentially result in your application being turned down (this is the cornerstone of becoming a part of an exclusive community; think about this, if you're keeping something important but would like people to see it, wouldn't it make sense to show it to people who you know for sure you can trust?)
**Post count includes the total of both topics started and replies to posts/topics you and/or others started; bear in mind that one-liner replies, speed-posting, and non-sense posts do not count and will be deleted per the discretion of APS.
***Topics started can be in any categories viewed in the members' area; you can start a new one by first introducing yourself in the Welcome Area, so that's one down! Please remember that, much like regular posts, the topics you start must be sensible, or it will be deleted.
****Uploaded files must be zipped using winrar or winzip and password protected; if you have any questions on how to, please refer to the Tips and Tricks forum or ask any of the staff. Your files can either be attached to the topic you started or be hosted from an external file-hosting site.

If you are interested, then make a NEW Thread here with the subject "Applying". Include ALL YOUR BOARD TOPICS Links (Direct Links Allowed) below your thread so they can be evaluated by APS staff   ;) If, however, you do not meet or do not satisfy any one (1) of the above five (5) requirements, then please don't bother to apply as your application will be ignored.


Your application shall be reviewed by the APS staff, which will decide whether or not the team will grant you an APS contributor status. If your application is denied, The admin will disclose the reason of rejection.

When application has been rejected please be advised that you have to wait minimum of 1 week.

Please comply with the requirements before considering to reapply again.

Good Luck!



For APS Contributors: Please continue on contributing and visiting us (NOT necessarily everyday). Inactivity for 60 days will automatically change your status to APS Alumnus. Thanks!


Edited by N
UPDATED Requirements
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