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Keep the Skeptical Raptor website

$910 of $2,100 goal

Raised by 24 people in 16 months
The Skeptical Raptor is the feathery dinosaur who searches the internet for pseudoscience to devour. There is so much bad science out there, it will take a lifetime to get it all.

When the Skeptical Raptor first started over 5 years ago, there were only a 100 visitors to the website. For a whole month.

Now, the website attracts a few thousand every day, and with that comes huge costs. You can't just sign up for an average website host, because the number of visitors overwhelm it.

So, I need a dedicated server which costs $500-800 per month. Plus the website requires constant improvements to meet the needs of modern web design. And these changes require experts, which I am not. Hiring someone just to make a small change costs somewhere between $250-750. 

Right now, I have to invest in a major change in the website. The web address for the blog portion of the website is difficult to manage, and is mismatched with the file structure for the website. This causes a bunch of problems, mostly keeping the speed of the website too slow and throwing off errors when you try to reach the website. This harms the website on Google rankings and for reader enjoyability. 

I am not a wealthy person, so I really need your help to maintain and grow the website. There is some advertising on the website, but that's small potatoes. Again, your help is really necessary to keep this "project going. I am always considering shutting it down because I cannot afford the time and cash to keep it running, but I haven't given.

I need your help to keep the website running, increase headroom for more growth this year,  and to update the file system and web addresses. 

I am extremely grateful for the support I've been given for my website by so many wonderful people. And I will continue to be grateful in the future.

I look at the Skeptical Raptor website as a resource for those of you who have to counteract pseudoscience and bad science. My intention is to keep it alive for as long as I am, so your help will make that goal happen.
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The fundraising (e-begging?) for the Skeptical Raptor website is going well. But I could still use more help to keep things going for the next year.

Anything you can contribute will help.

Thanks. And back to your regularly scheduled Facebook Timeline.
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We're whittling down the funding requirements. Please help out if you can. It'll keep this website running for another year with limited number of ads, better loading speeds, and a year more of content to fight the good fight against pseudoscience.
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We're doing really well, getting over $1100 in contributions. I think that's enough to remove almost all of the ads by the end of November. I've already cut out a few that were the most annoying.

But I really need to hit this goal to support the website. Anything you can contribute would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks everyone.
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Raised by 24 people in 16 months
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LH
$20
Lyle Hicks
5 months ago
MS
$80
Mary Severinghaus
5 months ago
SF
$20
Samuel Freedman
5 months ago
JL
$50
Jonathan Lee
5 months ago
CE
$25
Craig Egan
11 months ago
MW
$10
Marc Walker
12 months ago
$20
Chip Cherry
12 months ago
CM
$5
Clare Maguire
12 months ago
JM
$50
John McCormick
12 months ago
$100
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