Most people don’t understand that it costs money to run a website. And the more visitors it gets, the more bandwidth it takes, and more bandwidth means it costs more money.
He doesn’t have to be in it for the money to be angry that people who are benefiting from the site aren’t interested in helping to support it.
So he’s saying, “If you can’t be bothered to help me with the costs, then I can’t be bothered to keep working 7-8 hours a day on the site. I’m making big sacrifices of my time and money to give you this info, but if you can’t make a small sacrifice of financial support to have this info conveniently in one place, then forget it.”
And so he left for the beach for a much-deserved vacation. It’s as simple as that. I don’t blame him one bit.
Oh I get it. Thanks.
Frankly, he shouldn't whine about it though. If he just had a donate button hoping for spare change, and wasn't getting it, he should reevaluate his business model. As with all models, it is about offering value for the cost. Did he try advertising or Amazon accounts? Did he run a fund raising drive? Did he offer products or services for donations? Up until he went under, did he even mention the desperate need for donations to stay open?
Sorry, I don't like it when businesses (even not for profit) blame the customers for not buying the product.