Post by Patrick Clinger on Oct 20, 2020 11:33:20 GMT -8
In our previous post we mentioned that the COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted our company revenue. There has been a major downturn in online advertising. In addition, the drastic increase in ad-blocker usage has impacted our income significantly.
Our forums are not going anywhere. We are not shutting down, nor does this have any direct impact to any of our users, but it does affect our day-to-day operations for our team members.
We have been approached by many users who expressed their desire to help contribute to ProBoards, but the only real answer we had was for members to subscribe to PB+, our monthly subscription service for Ad-Free browsing. Now, we have a (much better!) alternative.
I invite everyone to visit www.proboards.com/contribute and look at what we’ve prepared for you. In return for your support, we are offering exclusive rewards for you and communities you are a member of.
We plan to further develop this reward system to grow more community engagement through new and exciting features, benefits, and gifts. Our hope is to continue to offer something that is new, engaging, and fun for our members. If you choose to contribute on an ongoing basis, you will always receive the latest monthly rewards based on your contribution tier!
In addition to the rewards we are currently offering, we are interested in hearing more from you. What kind of rewards would you like to see added? Let us know in the replies, and if you like an idea already posted - make sure to leave a like on that post. We’ll try to bring any highly requested ideas to reality!
Among the rewards available to contributors, you will notice early access to the ProBoards v6 beta! This includes using an early version of v6 on forums where you are the main administrator, running alongside v5 - just like here on the Support forum. Please note that this is not the only way to get access to the beta, just one way to guarantee early access. We will share more information regarding the beta testing very soon!
Our community is full of brilliant creators - coders, designers, artists and writers, all of whom are contributing a small part of themselves to all of us. It would bring us great honor to bring all that effort in front of everyone. Very soon we will be announcing the first of many small competitions aimed at providing an opportunity for these individuals to be recognized. Stay tuned for an update very soon!
For anyone interested in physical products like t-shirts, hoodies, or even a mask - we’ve set up a ProBoards Store on Teespring. You’ll see some familiar characters on various products and hopefully find something exciting for yourself. We are looking to keep expanding the items available. If there are certain things that you wish we offered, please let us know so we can consider them for inclusion.
We will continue to work hard to try to bring new features to everyone as soon as possible. As always, we are committed to a quality product, not only with v6 and its upgrades, but in all future products and features as well.
Thank you once again for your trust, your support and all the love you have shown us over the years. We’ll be back soon with more previews from v6!