Rudyard Kipling and c99p
Kipling begins "The Ballad of Boh da Thone" as follows:
The Ballad of Boh Da Thone This is the ballad of Boh Da Thone, Erst a Pretender to Theebaw's throne, Who harried the district of Alalone: How he met with his fate and the V.P.P.* At the hand of Harendra Mukerji, Senior Gomashta, G.B.T.* Boh Da Thone was a warrior bold: His sword and his rifle were bossed with gold, And the Peacock Banner his henchmen bore Was stiff with bullion, but stiffer with gore.
c99p, as this place is known, lacks both bullion and gore. We generally heartily eschew the latter and pretty much can always use a healthy pile of the former. Bullion, of course, isn't a requisite, bitcoin, dollars, euros or other funds that Johnny can use to keep the place running will do nicely. Above, in the upper left hand corner are some donation buttons and donation information. No ads. No selling your ID to spammers. Just a simple, non-partisan site where we can gather and discuss or expound stuff like adults.
In the upper left of the screen, there is a search bar, and, directly below it, this site's survival tools. There is a "Donate" button, beneath which it says: "One-time Donations". After some asterisks, there is a "Subscribe" button, beneath which it says: "Monthly Donations" followed by more asterisks. This is followed by a statement that: "PayPal, Credit Cards, USPS Mail and PopMoney accepted!" and a link that says "Donation Info". That link takes you to a whole page of information on the various ways that you can contribute without using PayPal.
All of that stuff is there for a reason - to keep this place running. This site runs on donations, and it costs money. Electrons are not free. There is also hardware, software, underwear, rare bear and fancy bear. Look, if they didn't need money, they would hire somebody with talent to shill for them and not rely upon me to do it, however ineptly, for free. Zo, as Johnny says:
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