From the blog "Samurai Appliance Repair Man's Blog"

We offer 4 different ways for professional appliance techs to participate in the Appliantology tech community. Three of the memberships are premium, and one is limited. The features and benefits of each option are summarized in the table below: Click the links below for details: 1. Professional Appliantologist: the easy, instant premium membership for less than $4 per week. 2. Fellow Appliantologist: this free premium membership is earned by being an active participant in the Appliantology brotherhood. 3. MST Alumni: this free premium membership is earned by getting certified in the Fundamentals of Appliance Repair course.  4. Legacy Tech: this free limited membership is for professional techs who want to check out the Appliantology community and hopefully like what they see enough to either earn or purchase a premium membership.  Aside from the benefits listed above, every Appliantology tech membership ensures two things that very few other sites out there do: no ads and no data harvesting. We strive to provide our members with an uncluttered, ad-free experience, and during your stay at the Appliantology forums, absolutely none of the content you create or your personal data is collected for our own or any other company's purposes.