Our partnership with InterBBS
(also known as Diversity Network Services) is the
Internet Service Provider which developed and
maintained the membership portions of Jim's Penis
Central for the first 3 years of its existence. Due
to onerous new fees and regulations from U.S.
credit card companies, InterBBS was unable to
continue to provide credit card servicing to Jim's
Penis Central beginning (in some cases) in July
2003 -- a situation which apparently became final
in October, 2003. (Or did it? See below...)
If you had a membership in Jim's Penis Central billed through
InterBBS (and/or Diversity Network Services), there is nothing to
worry about. Why?? Because the InterBBS billing
was restricted, not its content or services.
The websites are working and continue to provide you with the content
your membership paid for. Both Jim's Penis Central and InterBBS are
committed to continuing your membership services through the end of
your most recent membership period.
Better yet, the problem was with InterBBS's ability to bill. That
means that you could NOT have been billed during the time of the
membership service interrption, because... membership service was
You have a choice!
It's up to you:
Do you want to continue your
membership in its current form (with access to everything)?
- Then DO NOTHING! You will continue to be billed
regularly for your current one-, three-, or six-month
Do you want to end the InterBBS
portion of your membership and start with the newer, less
expensive, less extensive plan?
Then do this:
- Write to
InterBBS and ask them to terminate your
- Your membership password will continue working to the
end of its current term. To find out when this is, follow
the instructions in the box to the right. *
- When it stops working, sign up for the new
Yes, it's that easy!
1 -- Use your old
membership at the old
locations until it no longer works.
2 -- Then go to the
location and sign up with the new
How to find out when your
- Look at
your credit card statement.
- Find the last
time that you were billed.
Billings should have stopped sometime
between July and October.
- If you were last billed for $12.95,
you had a one-month membership.
- If you were last billed for $35.95,
you had a three-month
- If you were last billed for $65.95,
you had a six-month membership.
- Memberships have been billed for
renewal about two
weeks before their actual
expiration. So take the date of last
billing and add two weeks to get the
actual date of renewal. Then add 1, 3,
or 6 months (depending, of course, upon
your membership term). The result is
your InterBBS expiration date.
- For example, if you were last
billed $35.95 on August 15, that
transaction paid for a membership
lasting from the beginning of
September through the end of
- Your membership gave you benefits
provided by InterBBS,
and other benefits provided by Jim's
- The InterBBS benefits -- such as
access to NewsPix and uncensored
newsgroups -- will CONTINUE
to be provided by InterBBS. Even
if InterBBS is unable to continue to
provide BILLING services to us, they
will continue to provide their
own Internet services through
the end of your membership
- The Jim's Penis Central benefits
-- such as photos of gay naked
gatherings, penis editorials and
features, etc., will
continue to be provided by
Jim's Penis Central. Until the end
of your subscription, continue to
access those features at the old
Jim's Penis Central address,
- There is no need
to formally coordinate your
membership in the old system with the
new system. Just continue to use your
old membership as usual (as indicated
above). When you can no longer access
those features, then your membership
has expired. Just go to the new
membership page for Jim's Penis
Central and sign up with the new
Whether InterBBS will regain the ability to do membership renewal
billing for us is unknown as of this writing
(October 2003). If it cannot resume this service, then your current
membership will run through the end of its usual period and you will
not be rebilled. Write to email@example.com
If the billing service is reinstated, don't worry about being
charged for the months in between. Remember that the problem was with
InterBBS's ability to bill. That means that you could NOT have been
billed during the time of the membership service suspension,
because... membership service was suspended during the time of the
membership service suspension. (Duh!) If billing has resumed by the
time you read this, then that means that all systems are functioning
normally and your membership should work just fine.
Want to sign up for the new membership right away
anyway? It's easy!
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