Now that i sit here and soak up everything about this thread, and read this last post by jayhawk, this does sound verry good.
But the only thing i could suggest now.
Don't block any new users in any way from any forum sections. I don't know about anybody else, but for me if i'm a user...
I totally agree with jayhawk about the $3 dollars a year thing.
I suggest, let people keep there status, credit and wave the fee to access all for any of the members prior to the fee you want to charge (the $3 dollar a year thing)
Let people keep there status, credit and...