Upgrading your DarkStarlings account to an Andromeda Membership not only helps to support this site but also gives you access to some ass-kicking extra features:
Extra Pictures - Upload up to 100 pictures to your account (the regular limit is 25).
No Ads - Google ads are removed from all pages.
More Open Cams in Video Chat - View as many as 7 video streams at once (the regular limit is 5).
See Your Visitors - See who has been viewing your profile page (the 100 most recent visitors). You also receive a list of the 20 most recent viewers of each photo in your photo gallery.
Invisible Mode - Log into your account while still appearing to be offline.
Profile Privacy - Broadly control who may view your profile. Available options: 'Everyone', 'Members Only', 'Friends Only' and 'No One'.
Additional Picture Privacy - Have more control over the privacy of individual pictures in your gallery with two additional picture privacy options: 'Members Only' and 'No One'.
Other Privacy Settings - Control who can send you private messages as well as who can view the instant messenger names you have listed on your profile. Available options: 'Everyone', 'Friends Only' and 'No One'. In addition, it is possible to make it so that all comments made to your profile are automatically private with the 'Force Private' option.
Broadcast Comments - Send mass comments to all people who you have listed as friends (who have also listed you in return.) This is great if you need to quickly let all of your friends know about something important.
Favorites - A special favorites list that no one else can see; use it to keep track of your favorite members.
Special Page Counter - Enable a special counter on your profile that will count the number of times your page has been viewed by other members. This gives better information than a generic page counter because it will not add to the count when you view your own profile and will only count other registered members.
Block Music - Block music, videos, etc., that people have added to their profile pages; if you're trying to listen to your own music and are tired of being interrupted, this is very useful!
Toggle Comment Pictures - Decide whether or not you want to see the member pictures that are shown next to the comments on profile pages.
Change Your Profile's Logo - You can change the DS logo in the upper left hand corner of your profile to one of your own design. Some people attempt to accomplish this effect with floating DIV layers but it is difficult to do and the effect is not perfect. People with different resolutions and browser sizes will sometimes see that a DIV layer is floating off center (showing the real logo underneath, looks tacky!). With this Andromeda feature, the DS logo will actually be replaced with whatever logo you link to so it will always look perfect.
More Polls - You will be able to have up to 15 open polls (instead of 5) and submit up to 9 polls weekly (instead of 3).
Extra Signatures - With a regular account, you only have one signature that will be added to all of your posts. With Andromeda access, you can enter up to 10 signatures so that when you make a post (in comments, articles, forums and groups) a random signature will be chosen from those you have entered. This way if you have lots of favorite quotes you can have them all rotating to keep things more interesting. In addition, images of up to 400x100 in size are allowed to be posted inside of these signatures (images are disallowed in regular signatures).
Create and Manage More Groups - Create (or be appointed as a Founder on) as many as 5 different groups. Normally, you are limited to creating (or being appointed as a Founder on) no more than one group.
A New Title - Your title will be changed to "Andromeda" to reflect your contribution to the site.
Future Additions - You will have access to any future extras that are added to the Andromeda feature set.
Ready to Sign Up? An Andromeda Membership costs only $10 per 3 months or $20 per year. When you pay with your credit card or checking account your membership will be instantly activated.