GENTLEMEN.PLEASE STRONGLY CONSIDER A WEB SITE DONATION!

Discussion in 'donations for site support' started by Grumpy, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    donations made to help off-set the web sites ongoing operational expenses
    , have NEVER , been either consistent or at a level that comes close to making the web site even close to profitable!
    the last few months, especially, have been pathetic!
    PLEASE CONSIDER EITHER MAKING A DONATION, or signing up for a automatic monthly donation,even a small consistent financial assistance will be very much appreciated!
    I truly do appreciate the very few people that do occasionally donate,
    but maintaining the web site is a financial burden
    , and
    I really do need a bit of consistent on-going help in this gentlemen!
    I just paid a web site related, bill that was over $200, this month, money that as usual the funds came out of my pocket, since AUG, we had less than $45 come in, and $40 total was from the same TWO people making donations over those 4 months..
    Im living on a fixed income and the expense of keeping the web site vup is a strain.
    I never expected this to be a profit making , venture,
    my intent was to help as many people as I could,
    avoid making most of the common mistakes most of us go through,
    learning how to work on cars, and building engines.
    theres a huge amount of related useful data posted to help you accomplish that goal!

    If your like most of my friends and I it took you decades to learn the required skills and acquire the tools required, this web site generally has 400-600 people on the web site at any given minute using the posted info, in the threads and links, to do the research, into what ever they may be working on, at any given m minute!
    think about that, most of the members and just people researching on the web site buy a auto related magazine and pay $5-$10 without a second though, and have done it repeatedly for decades, surely if youve benefited from the info you have gained at times you can afford to at least occasionally pitch in $10 once or twice a year , to keep this web site financially solvent!
    I know several people and I spend several hours almost every day trying to help provide answers to posted questions, and many of the guys reading the threads have saved hours of work and avoided making financial mistakes, surely that should that should be worth helping out to maintain as a reference source.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2018
  2. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I donated a $10 spot Grumpy.
    The Wife is watching the money like a Hawk.
    Snuck something in for Ya.
     
  3. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

  4. chasracer

    chasracer New Member

    I'm new here of course so I don't want to offend anyone but maybe if there was an accounting of what the costs are in providing this site, users might be a bit more inclined to help out. Usually knowing what the money is for rather than just a blanket "site expenses" makes the request for funding more credible. I have my own website and while I am not running a forum, my cost per month for it's upkeep aren't staggering. You might include the hosting expenses, any monthly expenses for internet service, add-on packages that you are charged for, etc.

    Just an idea.
     
  5. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I have my own website too.
    I can turn it into a forum but I havent.
    No time to babysit.

    Data storage.
    Grumpy has a Huge data files.
     
  6. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    I just donated $20.00 more Grumpy.
    It shows up on the main page.
    All I can do this month.
     
  7. Grumpy

    Grumpy The Grumpy Grease Monkey mechanical engineer. Staff Member

    thank you, it really helps.
     
  8. Maniacmechanic1

    Maniacmechanic1 solid fixture here in the forum

    Yes Grumpy.
     

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