Still nothing new in the member area, sorry. I’m working on a redesign based on wordpress.
I haven’t received a lot of feedback on the 100$/character thing, but a number of people have signed up again with long term options which I guess is a “yes” to that…
I’m thinking of offering “points” equivalent to membership fees for collaboration towards the site. For example for writing a review of a particular movie or OVA you get 15-25 points that can be added to the total to request a character.
I’ll also add a section where you can combine requests, say you’ve got 50 points you can join up with one or 2 people who also want that character done to make the total.