Right. A big, big thanks to those who’ve given so far. We’ve raised a credible £268 since lunchtime. I’ve asked the Big Blog Company to look at the problem and come up with an estimate so we all know what we’re going for more clearly. I really don’t want anyone to overstretch their budgets. I repeat, (and no doubt will again) if only half our regulars stretch to a tenner, we will be able to transfer Slugger to ‘industrial strength’ no problem. There is no other way around this. We have cycled 88,000 comments in the last 13 months. There are no free off-the-peg solutions to that kind of comment traffic. We’re relying on the readers (and well wishers) to get us back in the saddle!
A slightly inhuman presence that bans bad comments and works late at night to remove the wrinkles in Slugger’s technical carpet. You will need to know about the comments policy to stay off the fightin’ side of me and there is a bit of background about me here. You can email me using this spam-proof link if you really need to, and Slugger is @sluggerotoole on Twitter. But above all, remember, Play the ball and not the man.