Tentative Beta Date is September 9, 2009 (09/09/09) however, I am trying to much earlier.
I scaled back what in hindsight was overly ambicious goals and features.
In order to try to keep everything (read: users info / profiles) intact, I spent most of the time fixing and tweaking things.
So, recently I decided that 12+ months offline wasn't worth it and a lot of that info would have changed so I 'nuked' the site.
All that is left is the usernames/passwords/email addresses of the members.
I am going to be sending out an email to all of the registered members soon on how to get back online and update your info.
The site is now going to be 100% free. Not just free for most stuff. Formerly it was free for everything but those things that cost a lot of money to run (such as video/audio chat.) In the last 12 months some things have changed in available technology so I am testing bringing the FLASH server 'in house' to cut back on costs as well as some other features.
The new business model is based upon donations and ads. Ads will be shown to anyone who visits that is NOT logged in. If someone has donated ($5+), they will not see the general ads anytime they are logged in. Plus, any month that the site meets the donation goals, the general ads will be turned off for ALL members who log in for the rest of that calendar month.
So, what does "general ads" mean? When the site is 'ad-free' it will only show ads for furry related events (ie. FC, AC, FurFright, etc.) and ads for the site itself (for example self-promotion of features or alerting you to something upcoming on the site.) All other ads are 'general ads'. So, if you don't want to see ads, donate. =)
The site will have Instant Messenger and Audio/VIdeo chat enabled for all registered members.
I expect some issues as it comes back online and appreciate your patience.
There is a survey link and a feedback form to get your feedback.