WHO OWNS THIS FORUM, HOW DOES IT PAY FOR ITS SELF

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    jim davis

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    HI FOLKS
    i WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION ELIZABETH OWNED THIS FORUM AS A HOBBY OR SOMETHING

    But was just informed she is just a wonderfully helpful member

    does anyone know-

    1. who bought the program for the forum , and who is this person

    2. How the forum pays for it self
     
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    Chiron

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    I'm curious too.
    It's quite natural that people with a common goal (in this case keeping XP alive and kicking) gather together and join efforts to face the common problems.
    Yet setting up and maintaining a forum costs dear money, and someone has to put it up front.
    Who should we thank?
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    members/ IAN, he is the one I report spam postings to.
     
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    Chiron

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    Why thank you Elizabeth for this information and for your excellent work, and thanks a lot Jan for keeping this forum alive!
    Maybe due to my hardly earned ad-blindness I haven't spotted a single ad in here, which is definitely exceptional.
    But I haven't even seen a "Donate" button, that would allow us users not just to contribute occasionally to your efforts, but also to confirm you that your work and dedication are appreciated. Not that I have any big money to spare (never met anyone who did:)), but still buying you a coffee or a beer every now and then would make me feel less of a parasite...
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    Forum programs are made to make money thru ads, Did he get a endowment

    what pays the bills

    who is Ian ????
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    go to members/IAN and ask him, :)
     
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    I had a friend who bought a sports forum and ran for his life when he saw how much work it was, this, XP being a sunset machine, makes one wonder what kind of labor of love he had in mind, I will invite him here.

    I left Ian a message to visit here.

    My friend really had to let go of his forum purchase, Can't remember the name but it was
    no small amount of work.
     
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    Ian Administrator

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    Yep, it's me that runs the forum - I just wanted to make sure there was a place that people still running XP could get technical support :). I really enjoy running forums, and although it costs money I thought it was important there was still somewhere to get help. @Elizabeth23 has been such a huge help at answering so many questions from members over the years :)
     
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    Elizabeth23

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    Thanks Ian for the kind words and for the forum, :)
     
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    This is definitely the best resource I've seen for the finest OS Microsoft has produced in decades.
     
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