It is funded by Ron and donations from we the fans. No ad space and no monetizing by, with, or through third parties.
Since you like the friendly banter in your JK/Christmas Reunion Show thread (and the link to an unkind opinion about WSP), I am happy to share this: some of us have been on this site and its earlier iterations going back to the old DNC days. Many others have been here for years. We have seen various troll attacks from different sources, to include (but not limited to) Zoners and people with deep grudges about one thing or person or the other. They seem to crop up every three or so years and we were probably about due for one now.
The Penn's Peak show incident was reported on other jam band sites, and that is perfectly understandable. Some of the posts on them devolved into less that charitable comments about DSO and its fan base. What we said here was being shared on other sites. Again, that is fair enough. These are public forums.
People are certainly entitled to their own opinions about us as wookies, the fake Jer, and their perceptions of our whole supposed scene. As a consequence some of us are a bit prone to think the worst when a whole new crop of folks come on here within a short period of time with comments very much in line with what we have seen before.
The fan base in general has changed, and on our board new ones have come while older ones have gone. That is natural and the way of the world. But one thing has remained constant here, as it has on other band sites - we know who we are. There is a tendency to circle the wagons and view with skepticism anyone who pops up in the midst of such posting.
Oh, and if you want to refer to JK, the last name is spelled Kadlecik.