Donation Thanks and a Task List

I’d like to thank everyone who’s donated so far (see previous entry). I appreciate it very much.

One problem with the donation model is that the value-for-money equation is poorly defined: a subscription model yields tangible benefits, but a donation has no explicit quid pro quo. However, there is at least an implicit promise to keep it up, and not, say, run off with the money and leave the site lying fallow — which was the complaint on one major site after a successful fundraising campaign.

I hope I don’t run into that problem. Apart from the posts, I’ve got some plans to keep the site fresh. You can see them on this task list I’ve just set up. Health issues will interfere with my progress from time to time, but you’ll at least be able to see what’s in the queue.