Newted Community membership fee increases.

It’s one of those things that you really don’t want to have to do, but sometimes it’s inevitable. Due to the rising costs of providing the services of this site, I have decided that I must start charging for basic Newted Community Associate-level membership and also raise the price of the Founders level membership. This will not affect existing memberships or accounts. Anyone who has already applied for or obtained an Associates or Founders account will not be affected. This change only applies to new accounts requested after today. While I do not believe that the amount I have decided to charge is a drastic change, it is an increase nonetheless.
Since Stacey Tenen launched the Newted Community back in 1999, the entry-level Associates membership has always been free. This entry-level membership will now require payment of a minimal one-time $10USD fee. To lessen the blow of the new membership fee, I have increased the default server space available to Associate members from 3MB up to 10MB.
Likewise, the fee for the Founders membership – which previously required payment of a one-time $10USD fee and included 30MB of server space – has been increased to $25USD, but now includes 50MB of server space. All in all, I feel that this is a generous and still quite affordable solution for community-based email access and web space.
For existing Newted Community members, I am also offering the option of upgrading their accounts. Associate accounts may upgrade their 3MB of server space to the 10MB level and Founders accounts may upgrade their 30MB of server space to 50MB. The amount for this upgrade is a one-time fee of $5, payable through this form.
Additional details regarding what is included in Newted Community membership may be found on the membership information page. If you have any questions about these changes or the services the Newted Community provides, please email hidden; JavaScript is required. Thanks again to everyone for your support of the Newted Community over the past five years.

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