>Behind the Scenes>The conundrums of a free site
The Year of the Monkey
Hey zoom-zoom, there's a PayPal link on the home page of the site. I've donated that way once (so far!)
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.
Orange Man and Eric.
Eric - Just wondering, if you even get a chance to read or respond to this in this crazy Coolrunning conversion time - does your basic operating cost increase as your user numbers go up? I, for one, absoultutley LOVE that there are zero distractions of ads on the site. I would be happy to rally the troops to keep it this way!
Gandalf the Grey
Since I know a little programming, this is how I can give back to the community.
Running ... just keep running! Fancy a holiday running in the French Alps?
It's a 5k. It hurt like hell...then I tried to pick it up. The end.
Beatin' on the Rock
1) why not have a "donation" line on the check-out form when someone orders a shirt? Until I read this thread I would have assumed that by buying a shirt I was financially supporting this site, but it sounds like you're breaking even on the shirts. This may actually be working against you in terms of donations (e.g. people think they've done their part supporting the site). But if you remind people of the need for support while they've got their credit card out, who knows.
I like this idea an awful lot.
Almost as much as I'm liking this site.
Thanks for the blessing.