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RE: hort.net fund drive

Chris: Just one other thing...in looking over the hort.net site, I
noticed a complete absence of corporate sponsorship/advertising...I
assume this is a purposeful move on your part, but was curious about the
reasoning behind it...I would think that with the audience you are able
to reach from hort.net, this would be a good place for reputable
businesses to advertise in order to attract potential customers for
themselves, while generating much needed funding to keep hort.net going
strong. Just curious...

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 12/30, Christopher P. Lindsey < lindsey@mallorn.com > wrote:
From: Christopher P. Lindsey [mailto: lindsey@mallorn.com]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 20:53:18 -0600
Subject: [CHAT] hort.net fund drive

Hi everyone,<br><br>Things have finally come to a point with hort.net
where I need<br>to ask for contributions to keep it going. In the past
year I've become<br>disappointed by the lack of support for the site
from other people. It<br>seems that I get more criticism from folks
about what the site<br>doesn't do, how lousy certain images are, etc.
than positive feedback.<br>This is hard to take, especially since I've
been putting lots of money<br>into hort.net to keep it alive. So here's
the test -- if people are<br>willing to support hort.net, then it's
actually worthwhile. If not,<br>the critics are right.<br><br>I should
say that I don't feel unappreciated by the gardenchat folks.<br>You guys
are great and always have been, which makes it strange to<br>post this
message here. *You* are the ones that give hort.net life.<br><br>Anyhow,
here's the information about the hort.net fund drive:<br><br>
http://www.hort.net/funds/<br><br>I've also added the URL to the bottom
of messages from gardenchat. Please<br>don't feel obligated to donate --
we love you just as much either way.<br>But if you have some extra money
or find hort.net to be worthwhile, I'd<br>appreciate it if you'd
consider donating.<br><br>Thanks, and have a great New
Year!<br><br>Chris<br><br>P.S. I'm not just asking you folks. There's a
link on every page on the <br> hort.net site and I'll send out notices
to the other lists. I just<br> feel most comfortable testing the water
with you because you'll be<br> nicer if you have any criticisms.
hort.net -- join the hort.net fund drive!<br>


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