Thank you, ADMIN for providing a place for me to go where people understand my car seat safety passion .
Just to be clear, donations for Car-Seat.Org will be used only for forum and website costs, including but not limited to hosting, domain names, chat room, software, addons, skins or other services/enhancements. If this policy changes in the future, I will make a post about the details.
Seatcheck.net is my own inspection service and a set of webpages for Illinois specific information. DuPage Safe Kids is the local Safe Kids chapter I coordinate. They do not support and are not supported by the Car-Seat.Org forums except that they all depend on my time and effort. I do host a webpage for them, of course, but that is the only real connection to the forums and website.
In the unlikely event of a surplus, funds would most likely be saved for future expansions. At the current rate of growth, it's quite likely that the forums will need a managed, dedicated hosting package within a year or two and those can cost $150-$300 a month or more:-( That doesn't include the costs of the chat room, software and domain names that add up to another $25 a month or more at current prices.
I would expect that there could be a few server/hosting moves in the near future, depending on how the load of our forums is tolerated by providers, especially those who have submitted the less expensive quotes that are possible with the current rate of donations. I'm not making any promises of course, but in any case, I don't forsee my plans for a vacation house in Malibu moving forward anytime soon... I'll just be happy if I can avoid any additional personal expenses beyond those I've made over the last 7 years lol.
I thought you were hoarding the fund to statr a car-seat.org compound in Costa Rica J/K
Thanks again for all your work!
I'm thinking a Car-Seat.Org retreat center for members would be a related expense!
I suspect most of us would be more giddy if you said you were buying a carseat testing facility than if you said you were buying a tropical resort for use by Car-Seat.org members.
I believe the system sends you a notice before your subscription expires. The end date may also be listed in your User CP Paid Subscriptions area.
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