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Re: Library is back up

  • Subject: Re: Library is back up
  • From: "H. WILLIAMS" <msbucky@home.com>
  • Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 20:03:41 -0400

Hi Ray

Free is fine, but we have to bear in mind that the site belongs to Bob. 
It is Bob's library, Bob's labour that keeps it running, Bob's headache
when things go wrong, and Bob's decision to make when all is said and

Many very excellent sites started out free... and eventually the time
came when they had to receive income or close down, due to the high
traffic and heavy time commitment on the part of the site op.  I am
simply pointing out that I personally would be willing to support the
library rather than lose it at some future time.  

That there is a slush fund at present is good, and rather than drain it,
perhaps there should be another benefit auction in the near future. 
Since I am located in Canada, sending plant material to the US is a
problem, and I am sure none of you wish to have the irritation of
sending me anything I might bid on, however, I would be glad to donate
plants for Canadian bidders.  

Ray W wrote:
> So, lets give it away. Hosta is the friendship plant. Keep the library free. I haven't heard any issues about lack of fund, but if there are some, another benefit auction could be done. I am sure a second annual would be met with even greater
> enthusiasm than the first.
> The site is incredibly popular and growing. That is good. I see absolutely no gain for any, making it a members only club. Could anyone here guess how many have been influenced by the library via an Ebay auction? The library promotes and educates on
> hosta to all who enter. Charging would limit the site to only the "hardcore" hosta enthusiast.
> Ray
> "H. WILLIAMS" wrote:
> >
> > You might donate, I might donate, but sounds to me like alot of people
> > might be looking for something for nothing...?
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