So currently the forum is running a $60-$260 deficit each and every month. Possibly more due to expenses you may have missed.
Based on these figures, the site cannot be maintained. Are there any concrete plans to offset the deficits to create a balance or, more desirable, a surplus? If not, MTS is doomed and any purchase for improvements would be a worthless endeavor.
@ >> DittanyPark >> Doomed is not an options for the Sims members or staff that word is negative we here at MTS have always been "Positive Optimistic, Confident."
Where there is a will there is a way, I think that is our motto, and if we all pull together and donate no matter how big or small then it become "We Can. "
"Nothing in life is a Surprise it just happen to come your way at the time".
This isn't a business, so I don't have profit & loss statements Suffice to say that ad revenue on MTS is by far the largest portion of income, and, as I mentioned, the other sources like subscriptions and the occasional paypal donation make up the rest, plus ads on the wiki. What has happened in the past is that any ad revenue made above the costs has basically been put on hold until such time it's needed - this is, incidentally, why we haven't had to run a donation drive for 3 years - simply put; any surplus goes towards the site and only the site.
Let's not get into discussions about who said what about what to who. This site is most certainly not doomed - at least not while I am running it. We've gone through periods of great and not so great growth, and I loathe to do donation drives. But, sometimes, they a neccessary, especially when there is an ambitious goal in mind. I have the long term goals of the site in mind and have planned some great new features to come (fairly) soon, and I'm eagerly awaiting when I can reveal those to everybody. Let's concentrate on the content and the atmosphere of the site and the the people on it - together we make this fansite one of the best in the community and I just want to thank everybody who donates - big and small - for your contribution. It's very much appreciated!
This isn't a business, so I don't have profit & loss statements
I am aware that MTS isn't a "business". A person's home isn't an actual business either, yet it is practical and wise to run it as such. Allows knowledge of what are the comings and goings, income/expenses, for better financial management.
I get it. There isn't a desire to share specific revenue information.
Wow, bellasaurus, thats very generous of you! Truly! I'm going to add you to the MTS Addict usergroup so you get a bigger avatar and PM inbox, plus a little icon. Hope you don't mind
How could I possibly mind? If it weren't for this site I would have lost out on years of simming due to boredness with ingame content. Without CC I would have given up on sims long ago, and wouldn't have anything to play!
Who knows where thoughts come from....? They just appear.