Cut yourself and everybody else some slack. I say that with love. Life is simply too short. That kind of pressure on oneself properly belongs in the “Engineering Disease” topic. (light-hearted humor intended here
Your support of the work here is clear, and appreciated.
Not everybody is in a position to donate money though, and that’s okay.
I (personally) am absolutely in agreement with you about Simon justly receiving contributions, should members wish to voluntarily donate
Until Simon and I (emphasis on the former) bring more clarity to the “donate button” issue, please understand that you may of course donate (generally) to Simon and the projects we are aware of. No pressure at all.
All that said, I think it was fair of Fbenario to ask this question (re the survival of the forum
in the absence of contributions), and it deserved a straight answer, which I provided. The answer is that THIS forum will survive even without a single donation from a non-Admin/Mod.
That should be liberating for our members. If that changes, somebody here will let you know.
This place will be fine. Our members greatest contributions to CF (specifically) are comprised of well written posts that advance the research.
I strongly encourage them to do so without guilt or shame.
Thank you Observer for your passion and heart towards this issue. I hope this helps.
My Warmest to You All,