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I'm not sure if I am reading this correctly. Is the Pro plan the only one that allows videos?
Do whatever is best. Yeah, what's $200 a year for all our members? Its not much about $16 per month... Even if only half the number of members are active on this site, (1250) it's only 16 cents per person for the year. I would make the donation optional though, and not a requirement for membership. If the donations end up being more than we need, we can donate the money to charities. It would be one way for us to give something back for all that we have gained. And if we could get an accounting of the money and where it is going, that would be great.
Maybe Tony could do a breakdown of the options and fees and post a poll that we could vote on?
If we choose to go with one of the free sites, I'm fine with that too because I'm sort of upset with Ning about the whole thing... of course they know that people don't usually like change or don't want to do the work to switch or lose their members because of a switch. but on the other hand NING makes out on this one plus they make money off of advertising. They are probably making enough money already... do they really need to do this? I Just don't like throwing money out the window when you can get something for free. When I looked at the free one I thought it was similar... true, we could end up doing the same thing sometime down the road with another site.
Tony, I'm easy going. We can stay and I'll pay my part or we can move to a free network hosting. I'll be happy either way, as long as we stay together! :)
A sticky situation, that's for certain.
In my humble opinion, $200/year should not pose an issue. Considering the number of members we currently have, if everyone donates $1, we're good for a while. Even if not, I'm sure we can find several people willing to donate something closer to $10 to finance a single year of the network.
On the other hand, this community has moved in the past through different services before ending up at Ning for a while. Perhaps it is time to, once more, move on.
The decision is yours Tony, and I'm sure you'll make the right one.
SAVIORS OF EARTH ,WILL GO ON DEFINITELY !!!!!! ,NO QUESTION ABOUT IT :):):).
But wich Plan ,do we choose : Ning Plus ($200) or Ning Pro ($500).
--- If Ning Pro ,I pay $300 myself and for the rest You guys could help.
--- If Ning Plus ,I pay for it All myself. ...Definitely.
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It is really ok that we have to pay a fee. :o) And I have no anger to Ning because they must pay their bills too. I will honor what ever decision Tony makes for SOE ...it only took me a year to find it from the first launch, LOL, I'm sure it wouldn't be so long into the second. :o) Just kidding! But I also do highly support staying here with the embedded video deal....what $200. per year. I think that is a respectable price. The internet is changing and we must change with it.
I understand too well the hard times many people are having financially...this is the first time in my life I have been somewhat financially stable. So I REALLY get that...and please there is no shame in not having the funds to support this. We all bring an enormous amount of wealth in other ways. Buddha Boy...you gave the gift of smiles to so many people this week with the animal videos. That is priceless my friend! (oh crap, I'm tearing up) So you get my point.
Here is another way we can get the money....
An area where people can advertise themselves. For example: I am a writer with books to sell and websites to advertise. If I pay $5. per month then that is already 1/4th of the monthly cost. I am positive there are many of you out there that would also like to have a place to advertise your self. It would only take FOUR PEOPLE to cover this monthly fee.