Well, my final comments on Part I of this thread, which was closed before i could respond: * i never said that Rob should shoulder all of the costs of running this board, i just said i thought it had the appearance of turning into a profit center for one person. * i think it would have come across much better to have asked about the possibility of sponsor support, plus maybe donations. This would avoid any appearance of "now that we've got 'em, lets charge 'em". * for me, specifically, it really isn't the money issue - i'd much rather mail in a $20 every once and a while than have one more thing i've gotta keep with, subscription-wise. It's also not good form(imo) to change to another board, then come up with the idea of 'needing' to charge subscription $$ at the same time. * one thing i'd eventually like to do is put together a detailed pics/description of an servicing of a 328 engine...dunno when i'll get to it, but would still like to(as several others have mentioned on the old board; but, somehow, still hasn't been done yet ) If this thing is gonna turn into a $$ site, does that mean i oughta charge some $$ for all of the time/effort necessary to pull all of this together? I'd like to think that a contribution like this would come back around sometime as other goodies posted by other folks...part of the spirit of a contributor based board... Just some thoughts; if you don't like the opinion, don't shoot the messenger, go take a look in the mirror at someone who's not very tolerant End of thread.