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Expenses - Spreadsheet
The file is located on Google Docs. Below is a snapshot.
Expenses - March - May 2017
I've worked up a brief spreadsheet for the expense report. There are not many items, basically hosting, dns, and domain name registration. There were donations from four members (including myself) during this time. Three members donated between $7.00 and $9.93 USD (they were asked to for the domain name registration fund). That totalled $24.52 USD. I have donated $39.57 USD to make up the difference, which was ~62% of the total expenses for the period, which were $64.09.
Some costs are monthly, and some are yearly or more. The domain biblio.wiki was registered for 4 years, to lock in the low current price on .wiki domains. Ongoing monthly costs should be between $10-15/month. I've switched over to a different DNS provider, partially to make it easier in case of a problem, but that will also save a few dollars per year. I've not included S3 storage/backup costs yet, as those are mixed in with some other domains, and I have to separate it out into a different S3 account.
All members are asked to donate what they can to help distribute the financial burden more evenly. Payments can now be made via paypal to email@example.com and all help is appreciated. I think it would be healthy if no one person paid more than half of the costs (which I am willing to do). This means that one additional donation of $7.52 and one more of $7.50 for the upcoming month of June, would be a nice gesture. Any amount is fine, of course, there is nothing magical about $7. Any regular visitors who have not yet contributed are encouraged to.
- I'd like to support this call for small contributions, kind regards -jkb- (talk) 08:54, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
Expenses - June 2017
For June, 2017, Vadim donated a second time ($7 this time) and I put in the remaining $2.99 needed for the rest of the VPS host. I'd like to suggest that anyone who regularly uses Biblio.wiki but has not had the opportunity to donate, this is a good time to do it. We are really only looking for $7 per active user of the system, maybe 1-2x per year, for each active editor. Thanks again to all who donated. --Sysadmin (talk) 10:55, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
Expenses - July 2017
For July, 2017, @sysadmin:, the sole donation, donated the full hosting amount for the month ($9.99 USD). We are really only looking for $7 per active user of the system, maybe 1-2x per year, for each active editor. Thanks again to all who donated. Our goal for August is two new donators with a single donation each of $7 USD. --Sysadmin (talk) 04:54, 4 August 2017 (UTC)
Expenses - August 2017
For August, 2017, @Balkanique: donated $15 USD, our fifth editor to donate in 2017, and @-jkb-: donated $7 USD, a second donation for 2017. Expenses were the current $9.99 USD for vps hosting. --Sysadmin (talk) 07:18, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
Expenses - September 2017
Expenses - October 2017
- Note that with AG's donation, editors/readers' donations have now exceeded @sysadmin:'s at $61.54 USD compared with $52.50 USD. This is a good indication of the value provided by Bibliowiki to its participants, rather than being a project funded by a single individual.