Its been longer than that since you have been replying to peoples requests. Obviously it wasn't too hard to reply once the fire flared up again. If you are going to be away for a period of time you should have someone else in charge of adding banners etc. I am not sure why someone can't do that while you are away. Things would probably be a little more civil if that was implemented, or put a auto reply on your e-mail when you are away. That way pepole aren't guessing for weeks at a time where there money went, or what is happening with possible advertising.
So is the site being sold?
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