It strikes me there's a lot of good will on this forum, both from users and the Typophile volunteers. It occurred to me that there could be additional ways of generating contributions for the upkeep of the site.
One idea that just jumped unbidden into my mind was that we could make a CD or download-pack showcasing some of the talent we have here and bringing together the best resources. A compilation of type specimens, fonts (beta versions or otherwise not commercially ready) and the public domain articles/resources most useful for people in this community. There are probably lots of other things that could be included, but I'm at work and unable to spend time thinking about it for the moment. There could even be opportunities for advertising, why not. Events calendar?
The idea would be for members to submit their ideas, then there would be some selection process and then the resulting pack could be purchased online for download.
There are a few fonts I'm working on which will never get to the stage of commercial release but which I'd consider submitting when a bit more finished. Would anyone else consider submitting pre-release things like this? Could be good publicity. I'd also be able to dedicate time to a project like this if it went ahead.
Anyway, it's maybe a fun thing to do so I thought I'd see what everybody thinks. Sometimes ideas are not to be trusted though, so if this sounds rubbish please post your thoughts.
Better get back to creating training materials templates now...