We've been spoiled. For the most part Active Rain has functioned fairly well for years, with the exception of the occasional glitch.
Recently we suffered a serious crash, which to this date still hasn't been resolved. People are up in arms, some complaining bitterly on the Q&A section seeking revolution.
We recently learned that our sponsor/owner Ben Kinney is actually losing money each and every month that he keeps the lights on here in the rain. It's literally costing him money to keep the site that takes regular shots at him online.
Yes, I know that some members are paying a monthly fee to participate. But in fairness, it's a pretty modest monthly fee for what they get back.
I know that the powers-that-be are working on a solution. They're no happier about the effects of this crash than we are. I, personally, am going to give them as much slack as I'm capable of in order to resolve this. I'm grateful and happy that they've kept our lights on this long, and allowed us all to share with each other.
If AR went down permanently, (heaven for-fend) I don't know what I'd do with that extra six-hours of my day.
So, I'm willing to move Ben Kinney, our benevolent owner, from the category of blood-sucking-leech, to that of hero-of-the-day. How about you?
Now, for those of you who feel this makes me a toady or suck-up... y'all go ahead with your bad self. I'm good with my position.