There are many readers who step up month after month to support our site. Since the turn of the year those few good men and women have not been joined by the lurkers who read this site every day. Some have even taken to lifting my work wholesale to provoke debate on a rival site. A site where my antipathy to two of their members is well known.
I have therefore decided to password protect my articles until the end of this month and if it’s not a logistics nightmare roll it out in March and beyond.
I have done my best to be all-inclusive, but some individuals have no shame.
Passwords will last for one month. If one has paid a basic subscription of £5.55 or a £5 or more recurring donation, all articles will be free. There will be no additional charges.
I will be compiling a data base of my most valued readers and if I can master the technology send out the passwords by block e-mail.
This month has been a disaster. A 60% dip in receipts. But no corresponding dip in visits and hits.
Those of you who have donated £20 or more will have my e-mail address. Please drop me a line to join.
Others can join by making a 1p donation, assuming that they have subscribed.
The levee has been breached.