With 86% voter participation, the French have chosen Nicolas Sarkozy (31.1%) and Ségolène Royal (25.8%) to continue on to the second round of the French presidential campaign. Round 2 voting - and thus the selection of the next French president - takes place May 6. Who do you think will win?
April 2007 Archives
Over the years, I have been asked about putting up a donation button on the site on several occasions. For some reason, I have always been opposed to it. I suppose it was because I was an assistant myself, I know how tricky it can be to live on an assistant salary, and I generally felt weird about taking money from people for doing something that I enjoy (running this site).
However, I haven't been an assistant for the last two years. I see the value in keeping this site alive, as I know lots of current and future assistants benefit from it. With the increase in spamming and the need to require admin approval of new accounts, my workload has increased at the same time my enthusiasm has waned. I am still happy to see the site is lively and gaining new members, but I myself am no longer in the assistant circuit and therefore have less interest in the goings-on in the forums. So I feel a little more justified in asking for donations, but please only give if you feel I deserve it.
I pay all of the server costs out of my own pocket (now at a reasonable $16/month) and I have for the past four years. The occasional donation will help offset the costs in the way I was hoping Google Ads would -- and it would definetly motivate me to keep the site up and running.
Thanks in advance to anyone who donates.