Time for the riot police

So I was flipping through pages here, and I see a lot of piercers, a lot of people with interesting mods, and even lots of suspension groups and people into all sorts of play. I see quite a few people who are very generous and always do their best to help out here and on BME.

I don't want to charge for this site. But I also don't like getting screwed. Am I asking to much when I suggest that you email me a photo from time to time? I see them being posted on pages here… Is there a reason you want to enjoy the fruit of BME's resources (IAM), but do not want to support BME?

I'm not sure why I'm even bothering to mention this… The end result will be that the same generous people send me more photos, and the freeloaders don't lift a finger to help. I understand if you're a person with a mod or two that you don' always have something new to send every month or two. But there is no excuse if you are a piercer or person who's got new mods for not helping out!

I'm not telling you that you need to pay for access. What I am trying to emphasize is that without BME growing, the bills for IAM don't get paid. Because I believe that people are, at heart, good, I hate forcing anyone to do anything. I'd like to believe that when people are informed and know what the deal is, they are more than willing to contribute in an appropriate manner.

Since the trip is cancelled, I have some spare time to do programming… I don't really want to spend it developing some sort of “forced contribution” program, but it sure does seem like a more and more sensible thing to do the more I browse the site… But I realllly don't want to do it as no matter what is implemented, it will punish many people that don't deserve it…

So please — if you enjoy using this site, support BME with photos and stories. If you don't feel like doing that, support it financially. If you don't feel like doing that, at least do your best to let people know about BME and encourage them to support it.

To those of you who have been helping: Thank you. If it wasn't for you, this site couldn't exist. Everyone here owes you a debt of gratitude.

Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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