How is this forum sustainable

Discussion in 'Comments and Suggestions' started by Hector9, May 12, 2017.

  1. Hector9

    Hector9 Senior Member

    Exactly what the title says. How is this forum sustainable?

    Where does it receive its income from? Is there any way to donate money or something?

    I wouldn't like it to disappear neither now nor in the next few years...

    It's too useful.
  2. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    Hello, Hector. I pay the bills. :) This is done using the earnings on advertising here and in the WordReference dictionaries.

    As I've said before here, the general way this works:
    - Dictionary visitors can't figure something out and ask their question here. They get answers.
    - You all (the forum members) get to generally enjoy participating the forums and answer questions.
    - I get to put the titles of forum discussions in the dictionaries in my plan to create an excellent dictionary website and what has become the largest repository of language advice ever created.

    When functioning well, it is a virtuous circle of language questions being recorded that improve the dictionary, we get more visitors, we get more questions, which improves the dictionary which gets more visitors, etc. [insert evil smiley here]
  3. Hector9

    Hector9 Senior Member

    Thanks for your answer, Mike.

    Regards :)
  4. mkellogg Administrator

    South Florida
    English - US
    I appreciate your concern, though!

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