We have a twitter poll - After a week, we'll see how that goes then we will bring it here on FX. 

FurriesXtreme is a free network, running on the donations of generous furs and ShyMatsi's paychecks (because we don't get enough donations). Unfortunately, Shy cannot front the bill much longer and now we are considering various options. The goal is to keep the site running and to keep it free, however in 2017 we may go to a paid/free membership structure. 

The current plan would be to start charging for standard memberships in January of 2017, for $4.00USD per year. However, we aren't planning to get rid of free memberships, they will just have limits that are similar to other niche sites like FetLife. Similar to the limits we have now, so you may not notice much of a change depending on your contributions and activity on the network. 

What are your thoughts about this? We'd like to know! 

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  •  Eclipticca: 

    Sorry but I really don't like sites that force users to pay for better site features, in fact it turns me right off and I usually end up deleting my account because of that. Too many furry sites do this already (especially dating sites), and there are very few good furry sites left out there that still offer full site features. Perhaps down-scaling some of the site features would reduce costs? Just my opinion.

    2 points
  •  JiraiyaHull: 

    Four dollars is extremely reasonable. Also, many thanks to Shy for his contributions. If this plan goes into effect, I'll gladly pay.

    0 points
  •  Techwolf_Lupindo: 

    Only if there is no paypal involved. I suggest a pre-paid card like Steam and may other online games use. This way one can pay with cash without having to sign over there firstborn of info.

    1 point
  •  Brexxie: 

    I would glady pay 4.00 a year

    0 points
  •  KFP: 

    I'm assuming that the chat wouldn't be a free "membership stat"?

     28.11.20161 replies1 replies 
    0 points
  •  Doberman_Guard: 

    The site being free is always going to be a big plus, especially for the ocean of furs with low funds to share on such things, but having such a low fee if I read that right (Kinda wondered if 4.00 was a typo:P) makes it quite a reasonable endeavor, cause even the poorest can afford that.  My only concern then is if it suddenly got hiked by a huge amount, just to see how well that would go over. 

    But yea, you guys do what you gotta do.  The donating process definitely needs to be streamlined and able to accept credit/debit cards like any site that is selling some sort of product.  I was going to donate recently but the process that allowed me to last month has since disappeared, and instead replaced with ones I've never used in my life. 

     23.11.20161 replies1 replies 
    1 point
  •  etherkye: 

    Ask Bad Dragon, they are rich!

    Also could do some covert branded goods to sell.

     23.11.20161 replies1 replies 
    2 points
  •  shymatsi: 

    Ads are not a great option for a network like FX, because most of the ads in the furry community come from Artists, and our network isn't art based, so there is little interest. We do have two ads going at the moment, Fetish Zone and Puppy Pride. 

    0 points
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