Thanks for the kind comments!
Originally Posted by Kevin Kirby
Sounds like you need to start getting more income for all the work you are putting into this site. I believe they call this type of ongoing work project "a labor of love", if I'm not mistaken.
Originally Posted by David Wedemeyer
I know that it costs money to run this site and you spend a great deal of time making it habitable for all of us.
Forums are not a good 'business' model and for me its not about the money (its a hobby).
The costs to run the site include hosting; bandwidth costs; software licencing; software upgrades; design changes; modifcations installations; subscription to news, research and patent altering services; occasional paid advertisments to attract more users; etc. The Google adverts; the Amazon book adverts and the occasional other advert we sell (I do not actively go after these) usually just covers these out-of-pocket expenses.
I am not the only one that spends time here; there are the other Admins and Moderators
who help; and there are also those who post a lot (see here
) who contribute the content; the beer is for them (the next round will be at PFOLA in Vancouver)
Originally Posted by cornmerchant
Why do we have ebay links? if anyone wants to do a search on ebay they can do it direct- It would certainly save you a lot of work and it would save me looking through the new postings and disregarding the ebay ones!
1. As a service as some jems sometimes turn up on eBay
2. If you follow one of the links from here to eBay and join (if not already a member there) or win an auction, then we get some $ (a grand total of $8 so far this month!)
So if anyone is looking to go to eBay for anything, follow one of our links! - it does not matter what you eventually win, it as long as that session at eBay was started from a link on Podiatry Arena ...we get the $ that then can go toward the running of the site!