You have reached MilesCity.com, the premiere community website created for the greater Miles City, Montana
From May 1, 1998 to Dec. 31, 2009 (a period spanning 11 years 8 months), this site was constructed from scratch (twice - this is version 2), hosted (on a series of dedicated servers), updated and maintained by a single person (Larry Antram a.k.a. "MilesCity.com Webmaster"). No request for outside funding or assistance was ever made during that period.
In fact, the opposite occurred. MilesCity.com donated to the community at its own cost. One example, prizes were purchased and given away in contests and donations were made to outside raffles and other events.
On Jan. 1, 2010 the model of the site changed from being solely-funded by one person towards the goal of it becoming a self-supporting entity.
2013 Donation Drive
MilesCity.com is a community-supported website made possible by people like you. If you appreciate MilesCity.com, please make a contribution today to help ensure its continued existence.
2012 Donations vs. Expenses
As you can see MilesCity.com was self-sufficient in 2012 due to the generosity of its users.
2013 expenses are expected to be about the same. Any excess (should it exist) would be applied towards development of new MilesCity.com sites and services and/or carried over to the next year.
2012 Traffic Statistics
Using those simple aggregate statistics, it is not difficult to see MilesCity.com attracts quite a few eyeballs.
Third-Party Website Promotion
MilesCity.com drives many visitors directly to outside third-party sites from the Web Directory. This has always been provided as a free service and has helped promote and bring traffic to sites that may have otherwise gone less noticed.
Free Classified Ads
MilesCity.com provides a system for free classified ad listings. It isn't perfect, but it works. It's one of the most popular areas of the site. There has never been any charge for this service. It is one of the ways the site attempts to give back to the community it serves.
Spirited Public Discussion Forums
Since October 1, 2000, MilesCity.com has provided an open public forum for the free discussion of all topics, local to global, from all views, but most importantly - even from those you don't agree with. And while our little site is not unique, it's become a piece of 'Net Americana, served to the world with a slant from Miles City, Montana. Moderation continues to be a challenge, but we like to think we're getting better at it. :)
To those who donated towards 2012, many thanks. To those who haven't yet donated towards 2013, please consider doing so. Donations are accepted securely in any amount via any payment method accepted by PayPal.
Collected funds only go towards the continued operation, administration, maintenance and development of the MilesCity.com sites and services.
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