The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #116135   Message #2491424
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
11-Nov-08 - 11:53 PM
Thread Name: From Max: Mudcat Update
Subject: RE: From Max: Mudcat Update
Max, Mudcat is a marvel and a model that some other sites could follow and benefit from. I seem to recall a discussion in years past of your being asked to use your skills to help others develop their site software. If you do that for income while letting Mudcat help fund itself it wouldn't be a bad thing. You have done so much--there are few who would protest that you need to "get off your butt" for anything. Those of us who have bonded with Mudcat do mightily appreciate the technological advances as they come along, but we loved it before, also.

It has run so smoothly lately that it is too easy to forget that this is an operation running out of your dining room, or den, or wherever you have the server set up now. Contributing to place that is loved and admired is a good thing for members. Like PBS and NPR, if we have an interest in keeping it going, we should contribute. It's only fair.

I have another Ellis Island Immigrant Cookbook I have been saving to sell now, since it is such a good holiday gift. Just ask those who have already bought them through the auction. I'll probably list that tomorrow or the next day, to spread these auctions out a little.

I still think you should incorporate, but we've discussed that before also. Good luck, and keep doing what you love to do--that is the best thing, no matter what else happens.