Thank you so much for the replies!
A few things I think I can address at this point -
For those that didn't know, subscriptions can be made through this page -http://www.thecatsite.com/forums/payments.php
We use paypal at this point, basically because it's the easiest to use credit card processor. You don't have to have a long term paypal account. If you don't have one, you'll be instructed on how to open one. Personally, I feel that Paypal is a respectiable and well established company, the same one tha owns EBay, and I feel safe running a large and active account there, but I guess that's just me
Now, here's a tip, you can actually pay by check
if you go for the year long subscription. PM me for details if you're interested.
As for trial periods, I will look into that. I'm not sure how it's technically feasible. If this is important to you, drop me a PM, and if you're a long standing memeber, I can manually let you take a peek before you join).
Generally speaking, the plan is to upgrade the premium membership perks. My intention is to keep everything related to cat advice available to any member, while keeping the perks for paying members. Things on my mind at this point are a chat system, a gaming arcade, virtual cat cards and more. The first will almost surely be limitd to premium members, for various reasons.
Another idea that I had was a monthly, or maybe even weekly, internet radio show, where myself or someone else would host the show, talking about cats, bringing up relevant topics and interviewing experts. A chat room will be open during the show to all members, where questions to the experts can be brought up. Just a thought at this point, the technical aspects are daunting lol, but I know it can be done.
Please do keep feedback and ideas coming! I enjoy reading them and they are very helpful!