Wow! You guys are the best! We'll think about adding a donation button...in some of our spare time!
It's great we have so many people that are willing to contribute. It's a great crwod here. My impression is the issue is not so much of cost but simply it's a detail that needs to watched. Things go fine for long periods of time, but we do keep growing and periodically need to check up on it.
Horizen nailed it. The time invested in the site dwarfs the cash costs. Without Team Mod's tireless efforts, this site would have gone offline (or overrun with spam, trolls and idjits) long ago.
Hmm...maybe instead of donating a cash, it will take ten minutes to click on "Donate." That ten minutes would then extend my day by nine minutes. (TimePal gets a cut, you know.) If this site REALLY took off, I could live to two hundred...if not forever!
Then again...maybe if enough people clicked, I'd live weeks or even months before tomorrow. If we got slashdotted, I'd be old and dead by noon.
Maybe that's not such a good idea.
Maybe we'll just leave things like they are.
-dave "plenty of spare time, thankyouverymuch" hempy
ps. Next time a member of Team Mod passes through your town, buy him dinner and offer him your couch to sleep on. That will earn more goodwill than anything!