Have you not been using it for free for some time now?
No, our users do not have to pay for their use.
And lilac, please -- in more than one post, we've gently mentioned not knocking off one-liner posts just for the heck of it. Our guidelines also ask that users post in standard English (such as the word "to" rather than "2"). That said, please do not reply to this post with a one-word "sorry" post.
Scarleteen is a pretty great community, but some of the impetus on the boards is to address particular topics and serve particular needs -- some of that is because of fiscal limitations, some is simply because this is a sex education site, rather than a more general site. If as a user you're feeling lonely, or looking for a place just to hang out and chat, I'd suggest looking for a more standard chat service.
Otherwise, feel free to use this service as needed within the guidelines and within reason.
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