There are/were PLENTY of knowledgeable people who can/could post technical info. Big Sky is a prime example of someone who is a total suspension guru, and someone I would trust over most anyone on other forums. MANY others have the knowledge, but they themselves have just gotten "fed up" with the "people" on this forum and have gone to different forums where they didn't have to deal with the "people" here. That's not a fault of Tim, that's a fault of the people who instead of taking it upon themselves to make this place better, just picked up their ball and went home, because they didn't want to deal with "n00bs" or whatever. These are the exact people I'm talking about.Originally Posted by rallymaniac
As far as making money on the site, I think some people are a little disillusioned as to how much money it takes to run a bandwidth hog forum like this. My hosting for my personal site costs me about $300/year. That's with 14GB of bandwidth, about a gig of space, and 99.999% uptime. My site is dwarfed by the requirements of this site...you're talking about thousands of dollars per year to keep this site running, not to mention Tim and his server guy Roman doing 95% of the site design and programming. Moderators aren't paid, and do all their stuff by volunteering. Even charging vendors fees, money alone doesn't keep this site running...it also requires a lot of time.
Thus, why shouldn't Tim be compensated for his time and effort? Not only does he have to support and work on this site, but he also has school full time and his own business to support his schooling. I say all power to Tim...that's why I try to help him out as much as I possibly can, even with my own personal busy schedule.