kind of big decision time.
The site is beginning to break down... stuff fails regularly, such as the photo issue.
This is partly due to forced obsolescence with the board software... they have moved on to much higher versions and we have been using the version that is several years old.
keeping this site going is about to get exponentially more costly. Not just the upgrade to the new software, which will probably break into low 4 figures, but the bigger issue is that we have to migrate to a new server.
Our old server was sold last fall and the new company is not as accomodating. We have reached the limit on some our hosting package features.
The upgrade to the necessary new server capacity will mean that we pay more each month than we currently pay for the year.
What I'm getting at is this. There are still a few regular site supporters. I'm grateful to you.
On the other hand, the vast majority of you, even if you continue to visit the site, have cancelled or never contributed.
The $37 annual level comes out to about $3 a month... but too few will spend that, even though a cup of coffee at a lot of places will be more than that now.
People just don't value the site. I do not expect those of you who have remained loyal and supportive to do more. There is frankly no reason why others couldn't kick in 2 to 4 dollars a month. It's almost nothing! A freaking gallon of gas will run you $3.50 here in California right now.
I'm probably going to just do it and it's going to pinch me financially. Myself and the few people who have remained site supporters shouldn't have to do this alone frankly.
Please give it some thought. Is the site worth the cost of a starbucks coffee one time a month? If so, you know where the link is.