A Message from Daddy: One of my favorite professors used to say fairly often: "The Data is What the Data is." That's the situation that I'm facing in 2016. As most of you have probably guessed the bulk of my income in the past has been from the flirt4free ads on the main site. As long as the income remained above the minimum for me to survive, I've been content because at heart I'm a computer geek and I really love doing the work. However, for the last year it's been a struggle, because each month that I'm below the minimum, I have to shift hours to other customers to make up the difference and/or ask for donations. This month I'm having to shift a significant number of hours. The strain is almost overwhelming. I've talked to several people about the problem and some of the major theories are on the chart. But as my professor says: "The Data is what the Data is." and I've reached the end of the elastic band. I can cover this month's expense by dipping heavily into savings. I'm in a catch-22 situation. I'm working on the next version of the website. The design has two goals: Lower the processing time for each review from the current approximately one hour. Add a value added membership that has proven to work in the Hooboy Era. However, I'm having to divert a lot of my time just to survive. The design is mostly complete for the first goal, The problem is that I don't have the time to do the research on what's needed for the second. Desiging a secure membership site that interfaces to a payment processor is a major task. Finding a payment processor that allows Adult websites is especially difficult. Finding the time to sling the code is even more precious. One of my younger kids said: "Daddy, you're the type of person that lets people reach their own conclusions." and he's quite correct. He's strongly suggested the I speak up. So here we are. I'm willing to to hear suggestions on where to go from here. I'm willing to hear new theories on why we're at this point. I'm not willing to rehash the stuff we already know. I'm willing to hear how to reach the people that have benefited from website but never thought to slip a few dollars in the mail. Some of the most knowledgeable and influential people in the world are lurking in the shadows. If you are not comfortable discussing this here please send me email at firstname.lastname@example.org or the more discreet email@example.com Please stay on topic and remain civil. Right now there are touchy areas that we're simply not going to discuss. For a discussion of the singular vs plural forms of the word "data:" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_(word) should be sufficient.