Hi there, from your “Team URNA” Staff!
Please, take 5 minutes of your time, read all of the following:
As most know, URNotAlone was purchased from the original owners earlier this year. There were several reasons that Jon wanted to sell the site after 20 years. One reason is that the underlying code is becoming outdated, and the revenues from the site were not supporting the cost to keep it running.
Once the sale took place it became obvious that the site and chat client needed to be updated. As many of you will recall Dan, tried to do this about a year ago, but had to go back to the previous version.
Instead of just updating code, a rewrite of the entire site is in progress. This effort started in early May. There have been many obstacles in the past 4 months, but hopefully, the first phase of the effort will be finished soon. We are adding features – better search, mobile dating app, a forum, a new chat client optimized for mobile – all to make your URNA experience better.
The total cost to rewrite the code will be over $50,000 with none of this cost covered by normal revenues.
Everything is about the numbers!URNA is not here to make a profit, but needs to pay for itself.
There are 31,000 active URNA profiles, but only 300 Gold Members. The Gold Memberships are the primary revenue source to keep URNA running.
Basic access to most of the site is free, as is Chat. What is needed now is for regular users and chatters who visit multiple times a day, buy a Gold Membership or make a one-time donation. Your support is really needed.
If all of the 31,000 members gave $2.00 (only two dollars!),the update would be covered. We would also have a surplus in a rainy day fund for future needs.
And that is what “Team URNA” is asking for, $2.00 – from every profile, every chatter, every member!
We do not feel that is too much to ask for a one time total redo of YOUR site. (And yes, this is your site!)
URNA needs your help! Two dollars won’t break your budget…..
The following link will lead you to our donation and fund raiser page.
here is a quick link to PayPal
Now before you discount this plea:
Please consider is having URNA worth: $2, $5, $10? We are there 24/7 for you, for over 20 years. Is URNA worth: the cost of a cup of coffee? A gallon of gasoline? 10 minutes of your time to send a donation?
If you can’t afford $2.00, can you send $1.00? Can you send $10? $20? Can you buy a Gold Membership? Everything helps!
Surely everyone can give something, to help bring Your Site up to a level that carries it forward for years to come.
We at U R Not Alone do not like having to ask for assistance, but the numbers necessary to complete this upgrade must be met at least in part by those that the site serves on a daily basis.
PLEASE, take a moment and click the link, select your preferred method of remittance, and GET IT DONE!!!. We currently accept PayPal and credit cards and bank drafts through PayPal. You don’t need a PayPal account to use the link. We also accept cash, and a postal address is available. A few dollars, $2, $5, $10, is not too much to risk sending it through the mail. We have options of a one-time payment or a recurring monthly payment. We can’t make it any easier for you to support your site !!!!
We are adding an incentive, $100.00 donations get your chat name listed on the supporters list and a one year gold subscription to the site.
Watch in Chat for the announcements about this fund raiser. When you see it, post back: “I gave and supported my site”
The bottom line is this: the rewrite is under way. Over $25,000 has been spent out of pocket. Remember, memberships only cover the costs of daily operating expenses. There is very little left over. URNA operates on a very strict budget. No one is getting rich or drawing a salary. Chat Moderators give time and some give money. Even the owner takes a loss at times.
It’s your site, always has been, always will be, Help support your site for the next 20 years. Send in your donation today !!!
Yours, “Team URNA”