I donate $100 a month to support FreeRepublic.com because I value its clean, commercial free interface. If everyone who complained did the same, then Jim might be able to afford additional servers for the high traffic nights. So if you are’nt a monthy donor, you are getting what you paid for.
I might consider being a monthly donor if I thought I would GET what I paid for.
I’m a monthly donor. The site loads slow at all times, and I don’t even come here during high traffic - instead I just watch on cable and come back later to read the fallout.
I like the digest of news here, and I like the ability to voice vapid/inane responses without physical consequences, and I occasionally like the depth of insight of some of the analysis, but I suppose I do feel sorry for folks who have to rely on this site during high traffic, and who feel ripped off if they are donating and expect to get their money’s worth during such times. They have bought a solid work horse, but thought, perhaps, they were paying for a thoroughbred.