That’s not the intention, it’s to gather more support for MSI. It seems there are a lot of new members who are unaware of them and the great work they’re doing. Supporting MSI now is more critical than ever, especially when there are greater chances of success thanks to Justice Thomas.We don't need to turn this in to a place of rankings and comparisons. I'm a member but their an external organization that to my knowledge doesn't fund the site at all.
Put it in your signature
You should have a MDS supporter badge before you start touting other badgesThat’s not the intention, it’s to gather more support for MSI. It seems there are a lot of new members who are unaware of them and the great work they’re doing. Supporting MSI now is more critical than ever, especially when there are greater chances of success thanks to Justice Thomas.
Badges... we don't need no stinking badges...
But with that, I'll add, sure, why not.
Maybe MSI could consider reduced membership fees for young shooters -- or even free for the first year.If it gets more people involved in the fight, I say go for it. I routinely give out flyers at my club to get people to join MDS and MSI. The younger shooters who usually just turn out for Saturday shooting are the hardest to get involved.
This makes sense---Getting more MSI members: Good
Providing a way for MSI’s membership admin database to drive a calendar-based feature on the MDS forum software: Ugh
Maybe instead use the forum’s native donation/support feature to provide a way - just like being an MDS supporter - to donate to the MSI litigation fund, and get a 12-month badge for that (because the MDS system would be self-aware of that activity, and nobody at MSI would have to get dragged into non-stop administration of the badges here).
In such a scenario, MDS could collect the administrative costs of handling those donations and passing (most) the rest of it on to MSI.