The best things in life are free, however running this site is not.
Tender, love and care
I like spending time maintaining the site, interacting with you all and nurturing this slowly but steadily growing community. I have really boosted my tech skills adding new features along the way and automating the support as much as possible.
Apart from the time and effort I am happily investing there are also some recurring costs to host the site (greenhost.nl) and acquire some of the supporting services. So far I have been able to keep these below €20 euro a month, which makes €240 a year.
To cover the expenses made, I figured it would make sense to offer you guys the option to make a support donation. It is fully voluntary and you can choose to donate 5, 10 or 20 euro, whenever you feel like it, once or multiple times a year, or never at all. All up to you.
Not for profit
Should there be any surplus arising from this I will be taking suggestions from the community on what to spend it on. Fund a nice get-to-gether? Batch translation of older posts? Sportina banners to fly on our boats or perhaps better yet, donate to the KNRM (royal dutch rescue brigade).
How to donate
- Scan any of the EU-SEPA QR codes below with bank’s your mobile app. Validate the data and wire the money.
- If that doesn’t work you can create a manual transaction with the details on the QR code. This will also allow you to donate hundreds of euros if you like.
- Not in EU/on SEPA? Brexit=brexit but you can still enjoy the site!
- I will check on a regular basis, but do reply to this post to let know you made a contribution!
Contributors will be rewarded with ‘member’ status which will give you:
- a super cool badge on your avatar
- access to the empty member’s lounge (please don’t tell anyone)
- a say in what to invest our plentiful profits in
- nothing less than eternal fame
Thanks for supporting the site!