I would like to set my board up as follows: New Users must validate their e-mail. When complete, they are automatically "registered" which only allows them to view content. To post, users must upgrade for a 1x fee of $1.00 for permanent membership (MEMBER). I also want a higher level membership with additional privileges which renews annually. Challenge - I have 2500 users. I want to grand father in users that have at least 15 posts. My first run at this I initially used an SQL statement to change every user with 15 posts or more User Group ID to the new MEMBER Group (which was 9). I had that user group to full rights but for some reason, those users lost ability to post or reply. So I reverted them back to 2 (REGISTERED) and changed the privs back to allow posting etc and things were fixed. Any feedback? I think the biggest challenge here is the grandfathering old users.