As many of you know, this Forum has relied on the kindness of donations from members over many years in order to keep the running of this Forum maintained. However, hosting costs to run this software are increasing year by year. It has come to the point where our current donation method is no longer viable and putting a lot of strain in being able to continue affording it. If we don’t act upon it immediately, there is a real possiblility of this great site coming to an end.
Therefore, from the start of next season (2019/20), Online Arsenal will become a subscription based Forum only. What this means is, in order for you to be able to participate on OA, whether you’re posting or viewing, you will be required to signup to a subscription service. Without a subscription, you will not have access to the site. Details regards to costs and available packages on offer will be announced in due course.
I know this will be a big shock to many of you that we’ve taken this approach, but in order to safeguard the Forum’s future, sometimes drastic measures must be called upon. It would be a foolish day if we simply chose to ignore the problem and see this incredible site go to waste, so I hope people understand it’s not an easy solution, but our only option. During this transition period we hope to keep disruptions as minimal as possible.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask myself or any mod.