Posts are way down, averaging 200 some a month so far this year down from
around 500 a month a year or so ago. Oddly membership remains as high as
it has ever been. Harp-l costs approximately $22 USD a month to keep
online. Domain expenses are in the range of $75 USD per year. That's for
2 domains, dot org and dot com. So $339 USD per year. Using a figure of
240 post per month an actual post expenses at about 8 cents. Granted the
archives are still maintained for that $239 per year. This expense is no
longer borne personally by me. However there comes a point where one
wonders given the gradual decline of the list when does it become time to
pull the plug and shut it down forever?
I'm not looking for suggestions on cheaper alternatives for hosts or format
changes like a forum. I'm no longer wishing to hand off the project of
maintaining harp-l. I am simply wondering at what point have we reached a
threshold where it's time to say, we're done? harp-l-listowner
Good question. I'll just say that the fund raisers have been quick and painless -- folks are anxious to help keep this going and they obviously appreciate the service. I don't think you can directly equate volume with value until there's almost no traffic.
Personally, I think harp-l is still a valuable resource.
On Mar 24, 2015, at 1:22 PM, El Rey de los Super Mochomos wrote: