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This comment will probably be unpopular, but I just have to say that I don’t understand the need for the premium membership thing. If that had been a requirement at the beginning I never would have joined this site. Everyone says that it is to cover the cost of the site, but I know that the site has a lot of ads on it - Yana makes money from those ads. I enjoy the fellowship of the site and think there are some great friends here, but I am not in favor of the charge for membership. Sorry.



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jun 6, 2009
    • Holly, in all honesty, Yana or anyone else who uses those ads make barely a pittance. I understand the feeling of those who would rather not pay for membership, I really do. Eventually I feel the social networking sites like facebook, myspace and twitter will have to at some point charge something. And these are huge organizations. Yana is one person. She has spent countless hours and dollars to create this site. Many who have paid for the premium membership did so to show their support for what Yana has created here. But, really, it doesn’t even scratch the surface of what she has put into it in dollars and time. This site was truly a labor of love for her.



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      Jenni0811 wrote Jun 6, 2009
    • No disrespect to your opinion Holly, but I feel Chocolatier described the realities of a site like this very well.

      I personally jumped at the premium membership to show my respect and praise for what Yana has created here. She has put herself wholeheatedly into creating this site, listening to each of us, solving site difficulties and conflicts, and keeping this a quite a safe and secure place for us to gather in cyberspace.  

      The fact that any of us can, from the start up to now, message her and she will personally respond shows how deeply she cares about all of our well being while we are “guests in her house“. You won’t get that on FaceBook.



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      Vikki Hall wrote Jun 6, 2009
    • Holly I agree with Cynthia and Jenni... it’s a show of respect and honestly nothing good really is free.
      And I imagine if you are in business and you advertise your business in any form on here you could use it as a tax deduction for advertising or something like that.
      But even if you decide not to go premium it still is a wonderful site for friendship, support, knowledge and laughter.



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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jun 6, 2009
    • From my point of view, the premium membership here is just a chip of a big iceberg.  I do like it personally for it gives me privacy.  It is my preference. happy



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      UK Girl wrote Jun 6, 2009
    • Actually Holly I'm going to wade in here and just point out a few facts so we are all in the picture.
      1st the advert revenue is nothing compared to the cost of running the site and maintaining it.
      2nd – yes it was free but that was a basic site
      3rd- Yana has spent a huge amount of time and effort on maintaining, improving and just running this site.
      4th – over the last few months you'll have noticed a lot of new additional features which have enhanced the site all this costs money and time – her tech guy costs money ......Yana is not Bill Gates she doesn't do this herself .....
      The $40 when worked out for a year is nothing when you think of the pleasure and also the friendships – I paid my money to support Yana and help towards the running of this site – I also spend time on here welcoming new members – wishing every member whose birthday it is that day "happy birthday" – I answer queries and I do this because I see the value of the site and I want to help Yana .
      This is my view and proud to be a Fab40 lady .....



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