UPDATE: WE MADE IT TO OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL! THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED!!! VERY IMPORTANT: PLEASE STOP DONATING! I WILL NOT ACCEPT ANYMORE MONEY, SINCE WE HAVE REACHED OUR GOAL. I'M HUMBLED AND TREMENDOUSLY APPRECIATIVE WE ALL CAME TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. BRAVO! Old thread below: ================= Dear fellow cuckolds, cuckoldresses, bulls, and long-time members, I have some important news that will affect the future of the site. The site is in danger of closing down forever. This will take a bit of technical explanation, but is worth the read, so you understand what is happening, and why the site is in danger of being shut down. Here are the important points: First, we run our site using vBulletin, a very popular forum software package. This software runs on a programming language called "PHP". In the programming world, PHP has updates, much like your Mac or PC gets updates. And sometimes when there are updates, "old" programs no longer work on your computer. Second, all websites (including this one), are run on "hosts" - a service that makes the site publicly available for everyone to use on the web. It's kind of like internet "rent" so people can visit your page. Think of the vBulletin software as your program, and the host as your computer. My host has decided to upgrade their software (PHP) to a newer version. Why is this good? It creates more security for the site. Why is this bad? It means our forum will no longer work! When the host upgrades their software, the site will no longer work... UNLESS... we upgrade the site software to the newest version. This costs several hundred dollars. I've run this site for free for a number of years. The only things I've charged for were the gallery (now deactivated because it cost too much to run) and my book (no longer available). I make very little money from the site, all of it through ads, and ALL of the revenue goes straight to paying for hosting. I do not make a profit of any kind on this site, and haven't for years. I don't plan to. It's 100% free to everybody, and always has been. The cost of hosting this site comes out of my own pocket on a monthly basis, and I ask nothing in return. All in all, I'd say I've spent thousands of dollars on hosting alone. However, the site upgrade is a wee bit beyond my means at the moment. It costs several hundred dollars to upgrade. So, for the first time in our 9+ years of hosting this site, we are asking for donations to help defray the cost of an upgrade. We need your help to buy the new upgrade which will keep the site online and thriving like it always has. My host tells me they will upgrade on the 31st of this month, which equivocally means if we don't upgrade by that time, the site will be shut down. If any members wish to contribute a small donation to cover the upgrade, it will prevent the site from going offline. More specifically, this is the software I will be upgrading to: Buy vBulletin 5 Connect Specifically, we will purchase the "Mobile Suite" version on that page, which costs $399. We need your help. If any members can do so, I will accept donations at Paypal until we reach $399. I will not accept donations beyond $399. Any amount helps, even if just $15. Goal is to reach $399 by the 31st. The future of the site is at stake! Let's all pitch in and keep it as the #1 place to visit for cuckolds! If you are interested in helping, please respond below. Thank you!