The way I understand it (and correct me if I'm wrong) but it appears a Gold Supporter Badge is earned for a total of $50 in contributions. I qualified and received that badge last January. In spite of that I want you guys (Carknee & moderators) to know how much I appreciate this site and everything you do to keep it up and running. I sent another $25 to Carknee this evening and will continue to do that each year for as long as I "make my home" here. It's worth every cent . . . . . and more!