This is the page where we can discuss the administrative and technical aspects of the site: layout, formatting, colours, functionality, and so on.
It has been suggested that the subscription model may discourage people from signing up to this site. The laudable intention of the subscription model is to try and reduce the number of people signing up just to troll or to be otherwise unpleasant.
These constructive comments are from our newest member Mike Adams, who has experience in other discussion forums and internet groups. He has given his permission for me to share them here.
"Have just signed up. Was a bit surprised there is a monthly subscription of £5, which will deter lots of potential members, as most internet groups are free, although running your own website will have a small cost. I make donations to my two favourite free sites ( lichess.org and Dialup, both of which are non commercial)".
"When we set up our local humanist group we decided to ask for donations rather than a membership fee and always managed to cover our costs, which included our room hire, speakers expenses and Meetup costs. When we had to switch to zoom two years ago, we still recieved enough donations to cover our zoom subscription. By asking for a monthly membership fee from the outset I think you will deter most and may not get off the ground. An orchestra I run had a zoom subscription for committee meetings but eventually we decided to take a tea break after 40 mins and then restarted for free instead".