I have been hosting my Wikis for free on Wikispaces for several years now. One of my most read wikis is my wiki about Windows software and also the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. See here-http://bestsoftware.wikispaces.com/ For those of you who don't know,Wikispaces is a free wiki hosting site that allows you to write about anything and share your own content with the rest of the world for free. And it is one of the few wiki sites that allows you to share your own photos and have full control over your content. Unlike some wiki sites like Wikipedia for example,who will delete a post if they don't like it and won't even let you post your own images. I have recently learned how to install and run Dos games on Windows 8 and Windows 7 and so I wanted add that to my wiki on Wikispaces.And share it with the world. But when I logged into my account I got this message "all public wiki users had to verify their account in order for their wikis to remain hosted on public view or they will be set to private view." At first I thought they meant verify my email address but when I looked it said I had to verify my Wikispaces account by making a $1donation! At first I thought this was some kind of a joke but when I looked on their Wikispaces blog this is what it said. See Wikispaces site here and read for yourself-http://blog.wikispaces.com/2012/07/taking-a-stand-against-spam.html So what this means is that- I and other Wikispaces users who want to continue to host our wikis as public view will have to make a donation or our wikis will be switched to private view only. And that includes all users like me who have had their wikis hosted publiclly for many years.Unless they pay,their wikis will be set to private view only. And no one will be able to see them. I am very angry about this,as I have put a lot of hard work into my wikis and they have been read and liked by many people. Now they will no longer be seen in public unless I pay to host them public. And what is the point in having a wiki if you cannot share it with the public? I never give my credit card details online because it is not safe.And certainly I never bank online or pay my bills online. And I don't see why I should have to pay to host my wikis publically,when there are plenty of other wiki sites which won't charge you any money for public hosting. True,I have a blog on Blogger hosted on my own domain name that I pay for every year. But I could change my website address back to blogspot.com anytime I want and host it for free again,if I want to. Wordpress and Blogger users have a choice to host their blog for free and set it to public view.No stings attached. Or they can buy a domain and have their own chosen domain name if they want. Wordpress and Bogger and give you a choice. And so do many other wiki sites. But now not Wikispaces it seems. As it says on the wikispaces blog,their website, soon that is going to change. And all users will have to pay for their wikis that have been seen and read on the Internet for years and years by the public to remain on the web. I think it is disgusting of Wikispaces to do this. And if that's the case which it is. Then I will gladly find another wiki site. But no way will they get a penny off of me. And other users should not give them any money either. What do you think about this change Wikispaces are making? Most of us including me blog on the internet and write wikis for a hobby not for a living. Would you pay just to keep your blog or wiki hosted on the Internet if you was doing it for fun not money as most people do? I encourage you to comment. Andrea Borman.