I just got an e-mail from Martian, who is incredibly busy with school, but this is what she had to say about the MN Friends Photo Page:
"I will not continue going to MN if I am expected to pay for the privilage. I never do the mysteries anymore anyway, I'm only interested in the people there. If I'm not there anymore, the photo page will not be there (it belongs to me and the other members, not MN). Until then, I'd like to leave it as is."
Don't want complete strangers LOL over my face!
You have no idea what you guys have seen me thru in the past couple of years. Without this lifeline I do not think I would have survived. I know this isn't important and I should post somewhere else, but what the hay...... I await my scolding!!!
December 11 will definitely be like Black Monday all over again. People lost everything then when the stock market in the US crashed. There was a long depression. It looks like that will be repeated.
I, also, am also not going to be able to pay for a subscription. I shall miss each and every person. Most especially Anthony. Whenever I needed a laugh, he was always there.
((((((Each and every MN'er))))))
I apologize in advance if you have already read this in Announcements. I post it here also because I think we are losing sight of the fact that MN is a business like any other, with a staff to pay. With that said...
First let me make clear that this is a personal post, as a MN
member and is in no way sanctioned by MN - they do not know I
am making it and in fact, they may get mad at me for posting this. I
am hoping that this will not cost me friends, but I had to speak out.
For five years MN has brought us mysteries to read, mysteries to
solve, teasers to have fun with and above all, a close and unique
community not found anywhere else on the internet. All for free.
Many came into the site in a way that they did not even have to see
ads, let alone click on them.
Now, MN needs our help to stay a viable site. The only possible
way to do this was to charge a small fee (and it is very reasonable)
or lose MN entirely. I think people have panicked because they did
not know what to expect. The new site will be even better with new
features. I am stunned that so many have said they would not come
back - I thought what we had here was worth paying a small fee to
keep. I, for one, would be willing to pay someone's fee if they still
want to come and are unable to pay it. I realize that MN has kept
you in the dark about what is happening, and maybe that was a
mistake on their part. It started a panic that grew like a snowball.
More information will be forthcoming shortly.
For those who have links here, I was very unhappy to read you
were taking them down. My feeling on that is that anyone who
happened to wander in here could see those things, without anyone
ever knowing they had. All they had to do was read and not post. It
seems to me that it would be even more secure now, with only
members having access. Of course, that is your decision and I will
respect it. Members who belonged to other areas of the site were
free to come here also. Members who sign on for the new club are
more than likely, already members of MN.
All I am asking you to do is think things over and not do anything
rashly. Do we really want to lose this? Don't we also owe MN
something for the years of enjoyment we've had? Thanks for
I love you all. - Fran