As I stated in a previous thread, we’re in interesting times here at The Straight Dope.
It’s obvious we can’t continue as we have; that’s not profitable for the owner of this site.
While they look at the situation and work out what they’re going to do next, we can’t just be sitting on our hands.
While some would argue (and probably rightfully so) that anything involving publishing in today’s crazy world is on a par with arranging deck chairs on the Titanic, I don’t hear the band tuning up yet and the fat lady is not singing at this time, so what the hell, might as well dance anyway.
Which is where you come in.
Since the tried and true isn’t cutting it nowadays, what do YOU think would?
We’re looking for ways to make this site – both the column content and the message board – a bigger, better deal. Since we’re serving you, that means what you think is meaningful here. What would make you more likely to spend time here? What would you find enjoyable, interesting, worthwhile? What would you contribute to? What would you throw money at?
Not expecting home runs here, but want to do more than look for change under the sofa cushions.
To strain the metaphor to the ridiculous place, with your help I believe we can turn this boat around and make this site profitable. It’s either that or go bowling, pretty much.
Looking forward to reading your suggestions.
**ADDENDUM: The Straight Dope site is not for sale at this time and so suggestions to buy the Dope by campaign of any kind are not likely to be useful now. We are still here and still owned by the Sun-Times so we’re looking for ways to improve with the situation as it currently stands. If the situation changes, that’s another discussion for that day. But not now. **
your humble TubaDiva