Popular Post Saru Posted October 29, 2021 Popular Post #1 Share Posted October 29, 2021 (IP: Staff) · It's hard to believe that UM has been around for more than 20 years. When we first started, the Internet was a very different place, but despite all the changing trends and web technologies that have come and gone over the years, we are still here - providing the same news and discussion that we've always been known for. Traditional old-school message boards, in particular, have become somewhat rare in recent years thanks to the rise of social media and the difficulties inherent in monetizing them. Many others have fallen by the wayside or are struggling to make ends meet. As a small independent website and discussion forum, we have always depended upon advertising revenue to help pay for the site's upkeep, to fund further development and to maintain our independence in a world increasingly dominated by huge social media platforms and multinational news corporations. In recent years, however, it has become increasingly difficult to rely on advertising alone, with most advertisers (and even the Google search engine) favoring large, mainstream sites over smaller, niche platforms like ours. This is why we have partnered with Patreon in an effort to help support our costs and to distance the site from its reliance on (increasingly unreliable) third-party advertising. Patreon is a popular platform with small sites, YouTubers, artists etc. because it provides the opportunity for content creators to compensate supporters with access to additional content and exclusive perks, while also enabling them to help shape the future of the platform and content that they enjoy. Our own Patreon page is no exception, offering a selection of perks - you can find a full list of these at the bottom of this post. You can check out our Patreon page here: https://www.patreon.com/unexplainedmysteries There is of course no obligation to subscribe, we will not gate off site features, forum sections or anything like that and any new features or improvements developed and implemented onto the site with the support of our Patreon subscribers will be made available to everyone. That said of course, any and all support we do receive will be greatly appreciated and will help to keep UM running well into the future. With your help, we can make the site the best that it can possibly be. Thank you. ----------------- Patreon perks (each tier includes everything from the previous tiers) Tier 1 Access to our subscriber-exclusive weekly 'UM Insider' newsletter here on Patreon. (Optional) Enable 'Subscriber' status for your UM forum account, giving you a special badge and username color. (You can enable/disable this at any time) Access to our Patreon VIP Lounge where you can keep up-to-date with all our Patreon content directly through the forum. Early access to select new site features which gives you the chance to try them out before anyone else. We'll also send you a thank you message to express our appreciation for your support! Tier 2 Access to exclusive behind-the-scenes news and gossip as well as sneak peaks at upcoming site features and updates. The chance to discuss and cast your vote for which features and content you'd like us to add next. Access to additional exclusive content on Patreon. [NEW] Access to our 'Weird E-Mails' series - an 8-part series of strange queries, submissions and communications. [NEW] Access to our upcoming 'Lost Ghost Stories' series. Tier 3 The option to completely disable all the advertisements on the entire site and get the ultimate ad-free UM browsing experience. https://www.patreon.com/unexplainedmysteries 16 5 Top Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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