That's OK for FEATURED artists (and I wouldn't mind this feature- Everytime you check the main page, a Featured Artist is selected), but what about those of us who can't afford to pay and need the exposure? I think your idea hurts the very people that make FA what it is.
Unless you really don't care about us struggling furry artists, writers and musicians......
The featured artist is not what I'm referring to. I'm talking about the 'recently uploaded' artwork that moves rather fast since there are so many uploads going on. That can be limited to paying members. And since anyone can pay, anyone can have their artwork exposed. It's not FA's job to expose the artwork - but they can at least support those who support it back.
As for those people claiming that FA should NOT be a subscription site, let me rephrase that what is free should remain free. Free registration, free uploads, free gallery, free commenting and so forth..
But if you pay, you should get the better treatment. Multiple galleries, multiple avatars, customized profile page, customized gallery page, Private messaging back and forth (which is currently free for all but they should limit that), and yes, recently-uploaded exposure.
Unless people are okay with watching the site go down every 5 days only to re-donate money. This site needs some major revamping and for those who really LOVE Furaffinity will happily "donate" 5 bucks a month in exchange for...
the search feature?