Thank you Kate, I'm glad you like the site. It's just a hobby, I have a full-time Web Manager job that pays the bills, unfortunately this forum doesn't. The site came about from the fact that I'm a bit nosey and like to know what's going on, I like to whinge about things that aren't right, wanting to find out more about East Dulwich and the people that live here and, without trying to sound too sickly, I wanted to do something for the community. It's quite a busy site now and I have to do proper, mature things like weekly back-ups in case something goes terribly wrong and all the postings disappear. I also like tinkering with the site and I have to stop myself from adding unnecessary widgets and things that would just clutter it up. Simplicity works here.
Advertising, hmmm, there's a question. I am going to start allowing it for the right companies (see here
on the help page) but also I want to keep the list of ten or so recommended businesses, local companies that don't pay to be listed but are just recognised as being genuinely good.
I hope that answers your question and thanks for using the forum.