Become an HB Supporter!

Offer your ideas on how to improve the site or report problems.
User avatar
HB
Admin

Postby HB » Jul 02, 2019, 12:29 pm

Prompted by a member's suggestion, there's now an option for making contributions in support of this site. With the new contribute to HB option, you'll automatically be assigned as a seller in the Buy/Sell forum for one year AND your profile will include a nice "Supporter ♡" banner beneath your avatar. :D
Dan Kehn

User avatar
jbviau
Supporter ♡

Postby jbviau » Jul 03, 2019, 1:00 pm

Done! Great idea.
"It's not anecdotal evidence, it's artisanal data." -Matt Yglesias

elbertfunkleberg

Postby elbertfunkleberg » Jul 03, 2019, 10:00 pm

Question (in good faith): where will the money go? I assume it will go to the running of the site, but is there a shortfall on that? It would be good for people to know. Thanks!

User avatar
HB
Admin

Postby HB » Jul 03, 2019, 10:20 pm

You're right, HB is not a charity, hence why I refer to it as a "contribution". Is there a shortfall? If I consider only expenses, no.

My costs include host services, domain registrations, software purchases, supplies, equipment, and some professional services associated with running a business. The balance goes towards my efforts as programmer, sysadmin, promoter, writer, moderator, and business developer. It's my hope to hire more of the "grunt" work out and invest in improvements like last year's Summer of Code. :)

For those who are curious, in addition to running this site evenings/weekends, I work full time to support my family (see my LinkedIn profile for details).
Dan Kehn

User avatar
Eastsideloco
Supporter ♡

Postby Eastsideloco » Jul 03, 2019, 10:59 pm

Pro tip: Make sure you are logged in before making a donation. The system doesn't seem to recognize where the donation came from otherwise.

jyl
Supporter ♡

Postby jyl » Jul 06, 2019, 8:23 am

Thanks for making it super easy!
John, Portland OR
Vintage bicycles, Porsche/VW, cooking, old houses.