Your fate is in your hands!
The official “keep Talking Time funded” campaign has begun on Indiegogo. This site’s forums get a lot of traffic, more than our current webhost and plan can actually handle. So we’re going to upgrade, provided we can drum up the cash to do so.
I debated several different possibilities for the issues surrounding Talking Time, and a crowdsourcing campaign seemed a lot better than plastering the site with ads, charging mandatory subscription fees, taking indefinite donations, or just straight up killing the forums. Since there’s a lot of cynicism surrounding Kickstarter, I went with Indiegogo instead. Viva la difference and all that, I suppose.
In any case, I have my fingers crossed that we’ll drum up enough support over the next four weeks to keep the forums running. If not, well, that’s a bridge to be crossed at such a time as we have to face that reality. In the meantime, this campaign is directly entirely toward those who frequent Talking Time and is not meant to be a general fundraiser, so those of you who never visit the forums may cheerful disregard this post.
And to those of you who support the site: Thanks!