Hi All, I have raised the subscription rates to correspond to a rate of $24US per year. Many are aware of the recent discussion we had about the rates. There are also two rates for students and those who might have financial hardship (mainly international users battling exchange rates). It was a tough decision to do this, and quite possibly a change that will define the future of the site. If subs continue to come in at the new rate, then working apug as a dedicated part timer could become a reality. This means continued improvement of the site and quality growth. If subs die out because of this increase then I would probably have to re-evaluate my commitment to running such a time consuming venture plus a day job (running out of gas). I am optimistic that many will put the cost into perspective and $2 per month will not seem like too much. I would love to keep our momentum going. Many of you have already renewed your subscriptions at a higher rate and I am very grateful. If things continue as they are I could be working apug part time in Jan/Feb. I hope you guys can understand where I am coming from.