FurBuy Owner Changes Mind- Welcomes Donations to Fund FurBuy
Most of you probably already knew FurBuy was online again, but I was reminded that sending a message might be helpful for those who don't check in on the website every day. We turned everything online as normal again this morning. We will be trying this again for two to three months to see how well it does. If you'd like to see FurBuy remain online and continue to grow, please support us in any way possible.
You can support FurBuy in many ways, most of which are quick and easy. We would very much like to see more links from users' websites, there is a FurBuy graphic for such purposes on the Promos page, please feel free to reply if you'd like further assistance with this. You can tell your friends, make a post to your mailing list (if you have one), make posts to appropriate newsgroups when you post a new auction, place messages on appropriate message boards when you post a new auction (such as FurryMUCK and VCL Forum). These will all promote activity and growth of the FurBuy community, which is needed in order to keep the system running.
As you know, we do not charge for use of FurBuy, and we never intend to in the future. However, we are having financial issues at the moment due to the tech employment recession. While we would never ask for donations, they have always been welcome, you can find out more on the Contact Us page. Some artists have mentioned posting donation auctions whose proceeds will go directly to FurBuy, such measures are certainly appreciated.
Finally, I'd like to thank the dozens of users who have graciously sent in their support and comments while we were closed temporarily. We'd like to hear from you all more often, and we encourage you to please write in anytime, we're never too busy. Your feedback and ongoing support keep FurBuy running; the more we get, the more we give. We have some great plans for improving the system, and as long as activity continues to rise, you will see more and more of them come into action on the site. If you feel there is anything missing from FurBuy, or have ideas for improving what's already here, please don't be shy - we want to hear from you!
Thank you all for your encouragement,
--- FurBuy Admin (Jurann)