How many are interested in pitching in to keep ITR going?
I wanted to start a new thread dedicated to keeping ITR going. I know we had some discussion on the “Thank You ITR…” post, but that is more of a “thanks to the guys…” and i want this to be strictly for those interested in keeping it alive, in one form or another. In case you haven’t heard – Steve, Jack and Tracy are calling it quits at the end of the year. Many have proposed that we find a way to take over the site from them at years end. I have volunteered my expertise in the IT side of things and others have mentioned “giving to the cause” to help pay for taking it over. This post is an extension of that discussion.
In reading over your posts, it seems to me that there are many of you willing to pitch in to keep the site alive, if it is something that is possible. I will offer my technological expertise in that endeavor, as well as my writing skills, to keep it going creatively; but, there are several things we need to figure out before that happens.
Would you be willing to pitch in some money to take over the site?
Would you be willing to donate money (not much i’d think) to pay the monthly costs that aren’t covered by ad’s. I personally think the Ad’s would cover the cost of IT (hosting, etc.), but there might be a bit of distance between the two that i can’t afford myself.
Would those of you that are regular readers/posters (and can string a coherent sentence together), be willing to take over sections of the site as far as updating goes? I like the idea of having weekly or monthly pieces like, “Prog’s Thoughts” and “Ed the Ump’s Insights”, etc…
I really need to get a pulse from each of you, because this would be a big undertaking and something that I can’t hear 50 “yes, let’s do it – I’d pitch in”, but when it comes down to it only 4 people really do…i LOVE this site and have really enjoyed each of your comments over the years. I personally want to do what it takes to not let it end, but know i can’t do it alone. Oh how i wish i could just write them a check and take it over tomorrow!
So, let me know what you guys think…i’m all ears.