I said something along these lines on Friday, though not at well as you :-)
We're looking at nearly 80,000 registered folks - some have been eliminated, some have dumpred one FReeper name for another - so let's call it 70,000.
If everyone of them contributed $1 a month - a total of $12 a year, there would never be another FReepathon. That's the cost of a large pizza, or if you're like me the price of a case of beer.
There are 149 FReepers who have been willing to say they are regular monthly contributors. Of them 79 belong to the $1 a day club - they have contributions that equal $365 a year. And these are only the folks that are willing to let their names be known - there are lots of others.
These are not the people we are appealing to, it's those that don't think twice about logging in here. If we could get everyone of them to kick in $12 once a year - we'd be done with the FReepathons.
Now, How do we do it?? I don't know, except to use the FReepathons and keep repeating this kind of information.
I wish you would post that on every page.
You state perfectly what the FReepathons are all about. If more of us gave a small amount on a regular monthly basis, we would never have to hold them.
I believe that 99% of the registered FReepers would never miss a monthly donation of $5.00 a month. At the same time, all of us honor our FReeper friends who might be in difficult financial straits and are happy to carry the burden for them.