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    Posted: 07/March/2007 at 12:56pm
Hi Mark,
 
I am just wondering if you are personally footing the bill for this excellent site that helps us all.  If so this does not seem fair that we are benefiting and you are paying.
 
Could we be contributing something?  I think at one point there was a paypal donate now button.  Could this donate now button come back?
 
Are there other options for paying for this site in the long term?  eg a grant from some sort of organization or the CFS?  or CASA? 
 
Thanks for all your efforts in creating and maintaining this site
 
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The site costs me about $300 a year to run... mainly because it needs an MS-SQL database because of the size of the forums and number of posts and members... Software investment has been a one time cost of $200...

I advertise my book on here, so I consider it an investment... and I'm happy to pay for and run this site...

If you want to help, the best way you could do that is to check out my book The Feeling Soul at Chapters or ask your local library to purchase a copy....

The thanks I get for running the site are far more rewarding than the costs!

thanks for your offer though...
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thanks Mark it is very kind of you to donate all your time and pay for the upkeep of this site.
 
On behalf of everyone a big thanks!
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Sometimes crap happens but its how we deal with it..... I went through absolute crap with my loans but something good came of it...

Thanks for the thank you...

Of course, if anyone out there on this site wins the lottery and wants to pay off my outstanding student loan of about 30G I of course wouldnt complain ;)

I've had about 50 Grand in medical bills in the last 7 years because I helped somebody move. We lifted a heavy trunk of books but they dropped their end... I was at the back end of the trunk and got a very nasty whiplash injury that has taken 7 years to heal... but its much better now... (thanks to Chinese medicine, treatment and accupuncture) so now I'm just getting back on my feet.

Instead of being angry and focussing on the negatvie I remind myself that a positive thing came out of it all.

I'm glad this site has been helpful to people!
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