A letter from André

04.19.2008 by André Natta · → Leave a comment

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I want to first of all thank you for your support during the last year while we’ve attempted to provide you a different source of information here in Birmingham.

We recently presented at BarCampBirmingham explaining why we created the site. Click here to view a portion of that presentation.

Last week we reiterated our intentions to launch a voluntary subscription model for The Terminal as a way to sustain it while introducing new advertising rates that, while a little lower than what many would expect, would allow us to expand our ability to maintain and manage this site. It would enable us to pay contributors for longer pieces and cover other expenses associated with running the site.

I wanted to let you know that we have determined that unless we are able to begin to generate revenue before June 30, we will have no choice but to shut the site down. We would stop posting new original content as of May 30.

If you want to help keep it going, you can participate in our voluntary subscription program, purchase one of our Black Terminal t-shirts or encourage local merchants to consider contacting us about advertising on the site. We have held off on publishing our new rates but would be happy to share if contacted.

Again, we appreciate those of you that have received support from in all the ways you’ve provided it in the past year and we’ll keep you updated as things progress.

Enjoy the ride!

André Natta
Publisher/Managing Editor

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