I'm with you, Loren. With the loss of that funding, I now budget for Atheist Nexus.
I had the same question. As of this writing, no comments have answered it. The announcement from Richard gave no information as to the why. 10 mins of searching on this site, Amazon and Google gave up nothing. The last change's in the affiliate referral program according to Amazon was a payout change in March 2017. The answer is probably out there but I've been unable to find it.
With the number of members here, if we knew the details it might be possible to find a potential solution within the Amazon program.
Sorry for the confusion. Being on the inside, I was blinded to the fact I was not being clear. I will be clarifying and giving an update soon. Thanks for your support everyone. -- Richard
I look forward to reading your update, Richard, and continue my emotional support as I begin to contribute to my financial support.
Joan, a few updates have been sent by email. All is heading in the right direction. Thansk for your support. Richard
I too have seen nothing beyond the initial email, and I too found little informative with a Google.
They are all moving towards tigher revenue generation models. Nexus needs to move on, but I cant get Brother Richard to answer posts.
Philip we have made it clear that we cannot sell or endorse people's products.
There is a type of membership prime. Currently, the largest source of support for Nexus comes from those who choose to upgrade their membership. I would hope that those who use ad blocking would consider this option. http://atheistnexus.org/page/membership-options-1
A slight tangent: would it cost Atheist Nexus more (and how much?) to switch to secure SSL, i.e. https:// connections? That would (1) give some confidence that visits to atheistnexus.org aren't being snooped on, and that the site isn't being filtered or impersonated by a man-in-the-middle attack, and (2) even conceal which specific URLs at atheistnexus.org are being visited. As is, with unsecure http:// connections, it's as (not) private as using very very fast postcards.
(People living under hostile governments would still need to take additional precautions. HTTPS by itself doesn't conceal the domain name atheistnexus.org, or the fact of traffic to and from the site. But HTTPS is the standard these days, and we'd look better providing it.)
I absolutely agree. I would even say it’s a necessary step if we are to survive