Finally, we are given the green light to share the good news!!
IV is opening up of the premium features to all members -- for free!!!!
Expect the change to happen on Weds Sept 12th. They plan on 'flipping the switch" early weds morning :)
Also from the CMs "We want to use this chance to have some fun on the boards! To that end, we'll be kicking off a site-wide "Show Off Your Signature" celebration, where we will encourage all members to come together in a central spot to show off their sig lines, talk about why their sigs are special to them and how they were created. We think this will be a great opportunity to highlight all of the variety and creativity in our community and to celebrate our strong iVillage community spirit. We'll also have a sig "Wall of Fame" to spotlight the sigs that caught our eye along the way."
here is the word from CMcaryn
Dear iVillage Community:
Very soon there will be even more to love about iVillage message boards. We are excited to announce that as of September 12, 2007 we will discontinue our premium message board subscription plans and the features packaged as "Express Yourself" will be offered free of charge to new and existing members. This means that features such as sig lines, message formatting, advanced search and multi message view will be available to all members without a subscription. We look forward to giving all members the opportunity to enhance their message board experience with more options and personalization. To celebrate, we're declaring September "Show Off Your Signature" month, complete with a community challenge where everyone has a chance to show off their "signature" creations. Not sure how to create a signature? We'll also point you in the right direction with tips and resources to give each message you post that personal touch.
Existing subscribers to the premium service will receive a pro-rata refund for their unused subscription portion, and refunds will be handled through Customer Support. Subscribers won't need to contact us for their refunds -- they will be processed automatically within 2-3 weeks of this change.
For more information on these changes, please visit: http://www.ivillage.com/boards/about/0,,c2l4sms7,00.html . For more information about the message board features and how to take advantage of them, please visit: http://www.ivillage.com/boards/boardsplus/0,,pnhh,00.html  If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our Customer Support representatives via our contact form: http://www.ivillage.com/support/0,,qk3v,00.html 
We hope you enjoy using these new features on our boards! Thanks for being a part of our community.