Due to increased expenses and decreased advertising revenues, this site will beging charging for the use of the Private Message System (PM) and the ability to view photos.
Everyone will still be able to read and submit posts for free. But if you want to be able use the private message system or view the photos, then you will need have a paid subscription.
Note: Senior Members will not be charged. Seniors will remain with full access. And going forward, "Senior Member" status will be awarded based upon the quality of the posts, and not on the quantity of posts as before.
This subscription fee will allow us to do some needed site maintainnce and other site improvements. There are a lot of costs in running the site which most people aren't aware of.
The tenative pricing is as follows:
$5.95 per month
$19.95 for the year
We will also try to setup a special promo where if you pay for two years, you get an extra year for free. ($39.95/total)
This charging will take effect about Jan 7, 2012