A Second Chapter for apricotpie

After I posted the announcement last month about closing apricotpie, I received an email from James Dunn. James has been a writer on apricotpie for three years. He is a good critic and an insightful part of the community. James and I began discussing whether there were any possibilities for keeping apricotpie alive. James was adamant that he felt apricotpie should continue if at all possible. Through our conversation it became apparent to me that James would be a great leader for apricotpie, and this is exactly what I hope will now happen.

That is the good news. The bad news is that cost could become a big problem, especially since apricotpie averages $40 a month for hosting.

Can you help? I have setup a Paypal account. If you click the "Donate" button below and give as much as you feel you can to keep apricotpie on the web, that would be great.

Please feel free to comment here as well. James will be posting soon about taking over the reigns of the site. I am quietly hopeful that this will be the beginning of a new and wonderful chapter in the life of the community!

Enjoy apricotpie!

-Ben


 

Comments

The best day of my life! Ok, not really.

THANK YOU JAMES!!! I'm thrilled, the sun has retured!!! And thank you Ben, for always coming through, even when you don't have to. 

I'll give $5 

I am Nate-Dude | Tue, 11/09/2010

Nate-Dude

:-D!!!!!!!!!

*hugs self and dances in circles*  I'm so happy right now!

Bridget | Tue, 11/02/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Still it Remains!!!!

I'm thrilled!!!!!!!!

E | Tue, 11/02/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

It's staying? For real?

It's staying? For real? Awesome! I got on today because I realized I hadn't been visiting the site lately and I was wondering if it was now completely gone. I was not expecting to see another announcement, particularly one like this!

Thanks so much, James and Ben!

Leandra | Mon, 11/01/2010

YAY!!

Yay!!! =D

~An old apricotpie user...who MIGHT return soon...

Anonymous | Mon, 11/01/2010

:)

Sounds incredible. I might just join again....

Anonymous | Sun, 10/31/2010

Huzzah!

I somehow managed to come upon this news rather late, but it is the best news I could possibly wish for! James you are a hero to us all!

Tamerah | Sat, 10/30/2010

Just to shout out.

I'm so excited that AP is staying open!

Just a site that my mother and I made, to shout out that I would really like you to join!

I am not saying that you should abandon Apricotpie, but I would really appreciate it if you joined www.apricottarts.webs.com !

Thanks so much James and Ben for saving AP!

Write on!

Kassady

Kassady | Thu, 10/28/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Woot!!

Thank you James!!!!!  I think you are definitely now a hero to each and everyone of us. :)  I'll try and see what I can do about the donating bit.... 

Clare Marie | Thu, 10/28/2010

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

I am currently jobless,

I am currently jobless, however there's a chance I may be getting one soon. If so, I'll see what I can do. :)

Timothy | Thu, 10/28/2010

secretary and treasurer? lol

Hey Keri - I brought it to forty.

I guess we'll have to keep track of donations somehow...

Sarah Bethany | Thu, 10/28/2010

Wonderful, wonderful!

Really and truly, AP (hopefully) is coming back?! YES! I'm so happy, you guys made my day!!! Thanks James and Ben!!!

Kay J Fields | Thu, 10/28/2010

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To help keep track

Me: $5

Hannah W.: $5

Bridget: $7

Sarah Bethany: Unspecified

Elizabeth: $5

Known total so far: $22

Maybe we can actually set up a place where we can keep track of how much is left to raise each month. It could be anonymous if people like that better. Personally, I don't really feel comfortable with keeping track of who donates as that shows who hasn't donated and it doesn't seem quite fair to those who can't.

Keri | Thu, 10/28/2010

yay!

Thank you so much, James! I am so happy!!! 

I can donate five dollars per month.....

Elizabeth | Wed, 10/27/2010

************

The Holy Spirit is the quiet guest of our soul." -St. Augustine

Same here.

I could spring for $5 a month, too.

Hannah W. | Wed, 10/27/2010

If I can somehow figure out

If I can somehow figure out the donation thing, I can usually do $7 a month

Bridget | Wed, 10/27/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Thank you so much, James!

Thank you so much, James! Words can't express how happy I am that the site is staying up!

Heather | Wed, 10/27/2010

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

I read this last night and

I read this last night and didn't know what to say.  I thought I hadn't accepted the fact that AP was going, but I guess I had, because I was shocked and almost (never completely) speechless again.
I'm so happy now.  I don't sound like it but I'm smiling.  See >    :-)

Thank you so much, James, and Ben too, for allowing him to take over.

Bridget | Tue, 10/26/2010

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

AHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAA!!!!!!!!!!

AHAHAHAHAHHHHHHAAAA!!!!!!!!!! I really hope that this works!! Unfortunately, I will not be able to donate, however much I would like to. Crossed fingers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

E | Tue, 10/26/2010

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:)

Oh, James!!!

I feel like bouncing off walls! Thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! I'm all smiles right now and think I'm going to have trouble falling asleep like I'm supposed to in the next hour.
 

Kyleigh | Tue, 10/26/2010

And I don't know yet about

And I don't know yet about donating, mostly it would be hard logistically from over here. But definitely let me know if there's anything else I can do. I'm not great with technical stuff but I can do some things! 

Kyleigh | Fri, 10/29/2010

Sweet Frabjous Day!

James, you are our hero. I am so thrilled!

Anna | Tue, 10/26/2010

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

Thanks, James!

I'll donate

Sarah Bethany | Tue, 10/26/2010

YEAH!

YEAH!

I'm so exciting!

But I'm afriad I won't be able to donate anything, my family is a little on the poor side. So I hope you get enough money! I really hope AP stays up! 

If I don't donate, will I have to end my membership? Or can I still stay on? I'm really sorry that I can't help... I have my fingers crossed!

Good luck!

Write on!

Kassady | Tue, 10/26/2010

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
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Write On!

Just to clarify

Hey, Kassady!  Just to clarify: donating has absolutely nothing to do with membership or status.  Not everyone can donate, and that's OK.  Don't feel bad.  :)

James | Tue, 10/26/2010

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

YAY!

Awesome! Thanks for persevering in the name of AP, James.

Hannah W. | Tue, 10/26/2010

Exciting

I'd donate if I could...but no  $ and no credit card here...best luck with raising the funds/

Julie | Tue, 10/26/2010

Formerly Kestrel

Horrah!

Thank YOU, James. :)

Mairead | Tue, 10/26/2010

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"Sweet is the love that never knew a wound, but deeper that which died and rose again." - Mother Mary Francis

Is $40/month really

Is $40/month really necessary? That is a very high fee. Unless you guys are storing terabytes of data on here and/or getting simply tons of traffic, you shouldn't be paying that much. I could help find you guys another host if that would help (and maybe even make a new website for you).

Anonymous | Tue, 10/26/2010

Oh Bravo!

 I am so glad that James is doing this. Thank you so much James! I've been so torn up about the loss I was expecting and now I don't have to be! This means so much to me, and the rest of the apricotpie community. Thank you, thanks and merci.

Keri | Tue, 10/26/2010

  James, my hat is off to

  James, my hat is off to you! I have been preparing to say my official goodbye to a community that has meant the world to me over the last five years, and now it looks like I may not have to! This is truly exciting. :)

Timothy | Tue, 10/26/2010

YAY JAMES!!!

Thanks so much for doing this! I hope AP lasts for another decade or more : )

Clare | Tue, 10/26/2010

 Thank you so much to James!

 Thank you so much to James! I intended to set up a discussion about ap remaining active but -- alas, my procrastination and extreme business stopped me.

 

But hoorah again! A thousand more years of life to apricotpie.com I shall help donate whenever I can!

Sarah | Thu, 11/04/2010

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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