Sorry Luke. Two kids, Full-time job, 24 episodes a year... sometimes some stuff gets away from me... but I always regret it when it does, and this is no exception.
I get requests like this every so often, as well as other variations on our existing monthly donor set-up using different payment methods, or a single annual payment, or... well, lots of things. Truth is, I just can't make any of them work. Individually, each of them seems very simple, and if there were any kind of staff to keep track of these things, maybe they would be... but it's really just me. All I have to tell me who should be added to the permissions list for the members page is the notification from Paypal that we have a new member, and the only thing that tells me to take somebody off is the notifcation that their suport has been cancelled. It's the most basic system possible and to be perfectly honest, I even have trouble keeping up with that. It's not like it's a huge list or anything... but if I added you to the permissions list and three months from now you stopped making individual donations for whatever reason, I would really have no way of keeping track of that... unless we were suddenly so much more successful that we had an administative staff, or I stopped doing some of the stuff that makes people want to support us in the first place.... And since the Members Page is the "thank you" for people to join the monthly program that makes it possible for us to continue, I feel obliged to restrict it's use to those currently enrolled in the system... it just isn't fair to everyone else if I don't try and keep it up, and that means not introducing variables that I know I can't cope with.
I greatly appreciate the gesture of support, and appreciate more than I can say that you'd like to do more... but for better or for worse, the system that we have is all that we can cope with while I'm holding the place together with both hands.
I hope that you continue to enjoy the shows,