We thought this image would be apt for our final campaign blog. The horse on the left, Pearls Legend, is in a midday race at Ludlow on Wednesday January 20. What's significant about this?
One of our supporters put £10 on it for openDemocracy at 20-1. And it won! The picture shows him jumping the final hurdle, his ears pricked forward in anticipation.
We're very pleased that the ears, nose, and backside all made it across the line. The support you have given us is also a legend. A cheque with the winnings was sent to Magnus made out to openDemocracy.
We want to thank you again for the collective effort to keep openDemocracy open, whether you donated, spread the word or provided us with moral support.
In earlier posts we included comments and suggestions from those of you who had donated, including comments asserting that oD needs to enter a dialogue with its readers about its future priorities, and calling for a lively debate about how oD could be put on a sustainable footing.
Next week we're going to start up a new blog - the oD blog - and we hope some of those issues can be discussed with you there.
In the meantime here are some other comments that we received during the campaign:
What would I read when I'm pretending to work if you guys closed.
[oD] hosts important voices. I don't by any means always agree, but that's the point, isn't it?
Unbiased and open debate...