CALIFORNIA (OCN) — Are you a member of Nolongerlonely.com? Well, you may find the service dead as soon as February 2011 when the domain registration expires.
With that said, you may want to avoid the upgrade (which the note below mentions ) as if only a few members do the upgrade and it is not enough to keep the site going, you and the other upgraders could be out of your funds.
Is it hopeless? No as all the site owners has to do is get sponsors to support the site and many are online just waiting to do so or sell the domain including the database and website to another capitalist.
If a new owner takes over the site, you will want to find out if they will have access to all your data and if that info will remain private or if it shared with another party.
Without any further delay, here is the note from a New York Forum member.
Nolongerlonely.com is unsustainable in its current form. I started this site six years ago as a way to help a community that I felt deep compassion for. I struggled like many of you and have been fortunate to recover in a profound sense. I truly wanted to help people. However, I am human (and a capitalist) and expected a time to come where I would recoup my investment and maybe make some extra money. I cannot fund this site any longer with my savings.
As most of you probably know, most dating sites make it free to join but if you want to contact someone you must sign up for a membership. Those rates can be quite high. I am unwiling to impose such a system on NLL users. First off, we don’t have enough members to justify it and most NLL users could not possibly pay rates such as this.
My plan is to start offering upgraded membership for a very nominal fee. I’m thinking $10. Paying $10 would entitle you to free LIFETIME membership, you can put up 30 photos with your profile instead of 3, any new features I add will remain free for life. Paying this $10 fee is completely optional but if you are committed to the longterm viability and growth of this site please consider it. You will also be able to pay the $10 membership fee for other members so if you have $$ but your friends do not you can gift them upgraded membership.
I will use this money to fix all the remaining issues (I know there are several) and start aggressively marketing the site. I will also have part-time help to speed up approvals and monitor the chat room.
So look for the links for “Upgrading Membership” in the coming week or two and PLEASE consider making the suggested donation of $10 (or more).
Any comments or suggestions are welcomed
Jim (Your Webmaster)