<quote who="matt g"> > On the mousepad page, can/will we have more options to make money? i > haven't read all of the fundraising threads/ideas, but i was wondering > about the validity of the following, since it requires very little > set-up and would more-or-less run itself (wouldn't it?). yes and yes to your first questions. the page will hopefully develop into a couple pages once there are products to sell besides mousepads.. page you say, what page? :) http://members.evolt.org/djc/evolt/mousepads/mousepad.html and although i wish i could take credit for the design of such a great looking page, many thanks go to matthewB(meo/bakiwop) for for that. the backend needs to get worked out yet, and i need to get it on an SSL server i have, but its close. i (almost) wish i wasn't heading to a wings/lanche game this weekend so i could wrap it up :) > 2) direct one-time donation via Paypal in any amount, but with > suggestions along the lines of "$33 buys evolt 1 day of bandwidth", or > "It's $1.37/hour, how many hours can we put you down for?". > > 3) *subscribe* via Paypal, giving the user several levels of options to > commit to > - $2,4,5,10/month > - $5,10,15,20,25 quarterly > - whatever else great ideas! > Also, are we going to link to this page from things like the monthly > stats mailing? You know, a link at the bottom (or *top* even) saying > "this bandwidth is not free, and we would appreciate your (voluntary) > help in paying for it." i didn't realize that so many people liked that monthly stats thing(you're the 4th to comment on it this week), but i have considered a nag message on that email as well.. "100Gb a day!! Thats a new record, and *boy* could we use your financial help with the DS-3 connection!" :) thanks for the feedback! .djc.