JamRover, I thought screened people pretty good.
The only reason I sponsor people is because I hate to see people with potenial held back by either free domain services, (we all know those places hijack the names later) or free hosting with slow load times or pop ups.
I want people to do well. I forbid banners, (because in my opinion, 1. They mess up the look, and 2. If they can get people to pay for ads, then they can pay for hosting in the first place) but will allow "hosted by" buttons as long as it doesn't say it is being sponsored for free. I give them all the space (up to 300MB and 15 gigs BW) they need. If they neeed more than that, they aren't as starving as they claim.
I will even pay for domain name and register it in their name for crying out loud!
The only thing I ask is that the need is legitimate, they keep a clean site, (no bad language and it must conform to our TOS) and update it regularly (every 30 days is suggested, but not enforced).
Because I will only sponsor two or three sites at a time, it bothers me if it isn't used.
Oh well, I feel better, now that I got that off my chest!
Life goes on.