Hi AP Family, we've seen your message board posts and received your numerous e-mails asking if the new Ning pricing policy will have consequences on afropunk.com, if the website will be closing down, etc. We have been paying to maintain the site since the beginning, but the cost is increasing. The new monthly charge doesn't affect you but will add to our expenses. Don't worry, we will keep the site going as long as we can, but we need your help to decide what the best way to handle this is.
- Some of you have suggested on the message board to offer an optional premium subscription for a fee. Members who pay the fee would get extra features. Many of you said they would be willing to do that, and we thank you. What advantages do you suggest we include in what paying members would get? How much would you be willing to pay?
- Do you think we should sell advertising space on the site? What kind of ads would you be OK with? What would you not be OK with? You can help increase traffic to the site by inviting your friends to join (click here to invite them). If everyone on the site asked one friend to join we would have another 5500 community members which would help with traffic.
- Another way to help would be to purchase merch in the store and to tell your friends about it too.
Do you have any other ideas and suggestions? We would love to hear what you guys have to say about this. Thank you so much for your continued support and for being a part of this vibrant community! Looking forward to hearing from you.