Dear Gemini Cricket,
Since launching in January of this year, MiceChat has added nearly 4,000 members. Throughout this time, we have continued to add features and forums to help keep you informed and entertained. We don't send lots of email to our members, in fact, this is the first time we have ever done so (and we don't plan to bother you via email again any time soon). However, we have huge news for you today which we wanted to make sure that every member is aware of.
MiceChat will be launching several new features over the next week which will significantly expand your user options. A couple of months ago, we learned the lessons of a growing site when our huge bandwidth and server needs resulted in our needing to move our servers. It was a time consuming and costly move for us. While some sites would begin removing features, we are about to add them. Wednesday 11/9, a new bundle of features will be released which we call MiceChat Gold (MC Gold or MCG).
MC Gold will offer you the following new features:
- MiceSpace - A personal blog and journal that all other MiceChat users can comment on.
- MiceChat Live! - A 24/7 interactive chat room. There's also a computer generated LiveBot to chat with, in case you get lonely.
- MiceClubs - Create, and/or join a personal club! With MiceClubs, each group gets their own private forum viewable only by club members.
- MiceShots – Upload your favorite pictures to our online photo albums.
- Forum Attachments - Post up to 5MB of attachments directly to the forums.
- Doubled File Size for Avatars & Profile Pictures.
- 200 Private Messages, and up to 10 people per message.
- New MCGold Forums - Such as the adults only (18 and older) Espresso Lounge, and Debate Forum.
- A MiceChat E-Mail address - Send and receive E-Mail on MiceChat with your very own MC e-mail address.
- A Special MiceChat Toolbar – Including quick links to Gold features, and easy MiceSpace entry creation.
Because of the expanded cost of offering these features (as well as the growing cost of MiceChat basic), MCG does come with a small fee, $12 per year (That works out to $1 per month, which we hope you feel is worth the time you spend on the site). However, if you aren't happy with MCG, we will be happy to refund any unused portion of your annual membership. We are not a business (we are a hobby site) and do not plan on making money off of MiceChat Gold. Rather, we hope only to support the Basic and Gold feature sets through the offering of this new subscription service.
If you don't want to subscribe to MC Gold, you still get to enjoy ALL of the features that you already know and love about MiceChat for free, PLUS we are adding some additional new features to the standard version of MiceChat as well:
- Monthly moderated chats (Perhaps more often if they prove popular)
- View and comment on other users’ MiceSpace entries
- View and comment on other users’ MiceShots pictures
- MiceChat Toolbar – Get the latest news, quick MC searches, and more!
- View access to the MiceShots photo galleries.
- Support for Skype, Voice over IP, calling
- Plus a few additional surprises
At this time, MiceChat Gold will only be available to members 18 years or older. A slightly altered version of the offerings may be made available to those under 18 at a later date.
Once MiceChat Gold becomes available on Wednesday, you can sign up by going the the User Control Panel and clicking "Paid Subscriptions". Payment is handled by PayPal. If you have additional questions, please visit "The Forums" section of MiceChat, or contact one of the site Administrators.
Whether you choose to become a member of MiceChat Gold or wish to continue using the current features of MiceChat, we thank you for joining our site. Our success would not have been possible without you, and we sincerely appreciate your help and support.
Thank you and have a wonderful week!
The MiceChat Team