I am NOT earning ANYTHING from mstdn.social 😉 In fact it's the opposite, Every week I work about 40-50 hours for a company so I can earn money and pay for the servers, domain, media storage and email services and don't get me wrong. I'm VERY happy to do that ❤️ and I will NOT stop doing that for a long time!
We do get donations and that's a BIG help! But still I need to pay much from my own pocket so keep that in mind. We are not a company, we are not Twitter, we drive on #love! ❤️
@stux you have created a beautiful place. Thank you for your great work.
Really sad that this had to be said.
You continue to do what you do, please.
It's really sweet of you to address everyone's concern too, even though some come across as mean.
@stux I'm not a member of your instance, but I appreciate your work, efforts & creativity, in building an instance with extra custom features, & added personal friendliness. You are giving more than you have to, & that's as good as it gets. Ty.
@stux that's the beauty of mastodon
@stux keep going! Don't stress yourself :-)
@_lunawinters Aaditi you're a nice person
@madeline_ this made me smile!! Thank you🤧
I pay a few dllrs a month to my instance admin;
I think all users should be able to afford spending only one dllr/mo.
❤️ Please support your admins ❤️
@stux We love you Stux. You are doing some great work. 🤗
@stux thank you so much.
@stux Thank you for your service ! 😊😊😊
@Salm456 Very welcome! 🙇
This posting from @stux perfectly outlines the dichotomy of Mastodon. The overwhelming majority of instances are privately operated and that presents some benefits and challenges.
@Jeff Thank you Jeff 🙂
@stux I am not on mstdn.social but thank you for your contribution to the fediverse
@stux and also you are so quick in responding to users' queries. You are very hard working and nice! Prayers.
@stux Curious what’s the per month cost of keeping this instance running?
@tariquesani Currently around €125-€150 ;-)
The figure on that page is weird.
User count is less than active user count. I don't understand how that works.
Shouldn't active users be less than total users?
If that's the case with 4.51k, effective cost per user is EUR - is 0.03
But suppose only 500 end up paying 5 euros / year could work no?
@raining_night M.S had us silenced a while back too, we refused to cave at the time and even brought up an official appeal where we demanded them to back up their claims. After several weeks of pushing back we got unsilenced by them, thankfully we never had to cave to their demands.
Donating to mastodon may not be easy for indians , unless u hv an office here.
@stux we can't thank you enough for doing this.
@stux not on your instance, but thank you. 😊