The site rental for this address, which is $15 per month, is now due. When Fred handed the site over, it was paid up until November and he generously absorbed that expense, but now it's time to finance ourselves. We have two different options:
1. Apply for new ads, which, if successful, would make the site self-funding again.
2. Have an ad-free space which was paid for by community contributions. This would involve a 'donate' button. If we didn't get enough donated we'd have to put up posts soliciting for more money at intervals or go back to the ad plan; if we got far too much donated, we'd take a vote on which charity to donate it to. [Note: Most boards use PayPal to handle electronic donations.]
Which do people prefer? Please vote; lurkers as well as regular posters should feel free.
The Board Administration Team
(hapax, Kit Whitfield and mmy)