Speaking of $$$ to support teh forumz: I also proposed in the sales area, on a thread where somebody was complaining about a member having 10 sales threads going simultaneously, that those members that want that kind of premium exposure could pay for it... with a 1% fee or something for premium membership. Non-premium membership just gets the standard... like... one thread at a time, no free-bumping, etc. That would 1) cut down on people circumventing the rules and/or 2)get you guys some cash. There are probably $10K's of transactions going through there each month... surely you ought to get some sort of kickback.
As well, 1% is way less than Ebay and any similar selling arena. As well, many of the sellers who have that many threads are certainly not running charities. Some are making some decent scratch and could afford it.