Hello! Just another post and a heads up to everyone,VIP Memberships
Freeforums is putting in a new feature that I think we'll really like for those who chose. They will be putting in something called, 'VIP Membership,' now the great thing about it, is that it costs less than $2 a month and there are NO ads for those who buy.
Freeforums, isn't taking all of the money for it, which is surprising. Half of it would go straight back to the forum in means of cash that could be saved or used for other projects.
If you would like to read more, you can go here: http://kb.freeforums.org/questions/108/VIP+Membership
It looks like a pretty decent set up, and I like the idea. Those interested in the VIP memberships should contact me. I will set up a dedicated Tsurukomaiko paypal that will be JUST for donations and VIP membership cuts.
Also, besides the goodies Freeforums promises, I would also allow custom ranks for each subscriber with a custom rank image for each member of their choosing. Moderators
I would again, like to extend a warm welcome to Hisamari to our oh-so-empty moderating team. Hisamari will be updating the Library and the Hanamachi Subforum. I am *so* grateful of Hisamari's help and work on the forum thus far. Plans?
So, I've had a few ideas bouncing around in my head. But I'd also love some input from the memberbase. I've been thinking of starting, at very least, a subforum for art, and a means to get some more members from that angle. I am also thinking about changing the advance discussion forum to just a discussion forum, where we could have a topic once a week, say, like, "Kanzashi," or "Different Musubi, what's your favorite?" and the sorts of things like that.
I would also like to beg and plead, those who have so loyally stuck around, to help me find some new members or at least see if we can't rustle up some old members who have simply drifted away in the last few months and years and invite them back. I really can't do this all myself, and I'd really like to breathe some new life into the forums and get things kick started. But to do that, we do need some new faces. I never started TsurukoMaiko to be some *huge* forum, but instead being an intimate BUT active place where Geisha and Kimono interested people could chat in detail.
If anyone has any ideas, or any suggestions, please, please, post them and don't be shy!