I’ve decided on the membership price and ability for the new site. There are two types of members: those with Free accounts and those who have Premium accounts.
Premium accounts will have the following abilities:
Have more room in their PM
Can send out more PMs at one time
More folder options in PM, friend’s folder, album folders, etc
Can upload 10 images at one time to the Gallery
Can view 100 images in the Gallery per page
Can upload bigger images to the Gallery (10MB) and profile images
Can post more bulletins per day and also attach more items to each bulletin
Opt to turn off receiving newsletters
Free members will basically have everything the Premium members will have but to a lesser extent plus they cannot do the first five items listed (i.e. they cannot create a blog or make a group, they have to endure ads, etc) The marketplace is open to all members plus everyone can choose their own preferred theme for the site.
Those with NO membership will NOT be able to view the Group Board areas, polls, quizzes, groups, and bulletins. I am planning on running contests which will be open to members only plus doing more in-depth coverage of certain tutorials that will be viewable by members only. Non-members can lurk the usual areas such as the tutorials, videos, gallery, forum, oekaki, blogs, and marketplace though.
The pricing structure is as follows for Premium Membership:
1 month – $4.95
4 months – $12.95 ($3.24/mo)
1 year – $29.95 ($2.50/mo)
Be aware that I will offer the one year subscription at a discounted rate for one month after I open the new site before I pull it back up to the aforementioned $29.95 price-point.
If you guys have any questions about anything, feel free to ask here at the forum.