LeviosaKnight10424 wrote:I don't know what sort of customizable stuff there is, but isn't sacrificing those things worth keeping the site and this community alive? This referring to my post on the first page suggesting a free-to-use forum. Personally, if we have to sacrifice a bit of flash, I wouldn't mind. Then again, I'm not a high maintenance person. Perhaps there should be a vote on the options?
I agree with whoever said that most people wouldn't donate because they're in school and don't earn much. I'm in that boat, and it is a sucky one.
Call me cheap, but I think keeping a forum pretty is the last of our worries. It's a bonus, but I thought people were here for the community, not the way the forum looked? Again, should we vote on it?
I'm not the boss, but... it looks like improvements on any shop or donation thing won't work. The main thing I'm worried about with ads is that there would be so many it would become trashy and override any aesthetic quality the forum had. Hm...
I don't think the look is the main reason against a free-to-use forum. That is a point we would get used to. (Except it would be a shame about the work, they invested)
But you won't find any free forum, that is still for free with this amount of traffic, a forum with so many members needs... So it would be posibly a little bit cheaper, but for that there would be many limitations.