From now on, all regular commenters will be requited to donate to the site. Regular means you post on here on a relatively regular basis and at the very least, I’ve seen you before. You guys don’t get to use this as a free platform to shout out your views at 6,000 hits/day at one of the top 100,00 sites on the Net.
You will have one week to comply after you have read this post. Everyone who hears of the policy for the first time will have one week to comply. If you do not comply within one week, you will be banned. However, all bans will automatically appealable. All you have to do is donate one time. After that, just start posting.
The posts will go to the Trash on my blog, but I look at the Trash all the time because it’s mostly non-banned commenters in there. Somehow they just got accidentally banned somehow by email or IP string or whatever. So you will just end up in the Trash and I will see that you were banned. I will go try to figure out how I banned you, but IP string or whatever. Then I will take that ban off my ban list. This is actually something I do all the time. I am always removing people from the ban list. Most of them were banned accidentally somehow or other.
Donations are best done via PayPal, and put a little note by the donation telling me it’s you. I might even unban you right away if I can figure out your IP string and go unban it. If not, just start posting and you will be unbanned soon enough. No hard feelings for anyone who is banned or anyone who got banned and then unbanned. I’m not going to hate you for not donating or for not donating until late. Your money situation is not my business and it’s not my problem. You get to do whatever you want with your money and I have no moral right to comment on it.
But you can donate any way you wish. Just send me an email telling me how you are going to do it, and we will make arrangements.
This rule applies to everyone who has already donated, even small amounts. I already know who most of you are. If I ban you and you have already donated, just send me an email and we will work it out. If you donated and you are not sure if I know about it, send me an email reminding me or or remind me in the Comments Section.
Donations of $10-20 and up are much appreciated of course, and the site is surely worth that for a lifetime reading opportunity. However, any donations from a few bucks or so up will be perfectly acceptable. You just have to show some sort of a commitment to the continuation of the site.
Thank you all for your cooperation.