As a note to our new tumblr friends, the fediverse is a primarily volunteer-run thing with the admins paying for all the server costs out of their own pockets

If you'd like to chip in towards keeping the fediverse running then most admins have patreon or kofi links somewhere that you can throw a couple of bucks at from time to time

@ThisIsMissEm I wouldn't be a massive fan of that, I prefer the sort of "hey, we've got this running, come join, maybe help if you want" vibe that's the norm at the moment but if an instance wants to go that way then that's fine

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@troubleMoney yeah, but then no one actually regularly donates. I kinda like the ideas of the coop instance.

And sharing the cost between all members dynamically makes sense to me. The more people that chip in, the less it costs; if the total amount needed increases, everyone gets to either cap their max, or chip in more.

@ThisIsMissEm you might be surprised, with an admin that's approachable and a good community people generally try to chip in a bit when they can

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