Speaking of "owners, producers", etc., how IS this site financed?
Actually that is an issue. Up until now, we have never surpassed our bandwidth limit of 3 gigabytes. In non technical terms, if your website is a dam, you get charged for the amount of water that goes over it. We have a limit of 3 gigs, but averages around 2 gigs to 2.3 gigs. This month we went to 3.5 gigs which is over. Our provider promised not to charge us this month but says we will have to upgrade to a better plan if it happens again.
Basically, the Administrators of this site, Bobby, Mor Ephrem, and I each pay 1/3 of the amount to keep the site running each month. As it stands, it is very reasonable. It will still be reasonable after the increase for us, but it will not be reasonable when we get to the point where we have 4000-5000 posts a month (where I want to be by next year).
If that comes, we will create ways to pay for the site by partnering: we will continue to bear the brunt of the costs but will ask for donations, for you to shop in our store, which is linked to the main page, and we are setting up a referral service.
We're not soliciting donations now, though, as I said it is still reasonable for the three of us to pay for it out of pocket and will be unless the current trend of mega posting continues (which I hope and pray it does!!)
Thanks for asking!
PS--Aristocles, I will be putting up more chapters of Trebizond soon.