There’s some unrest because the Open Collective Foundation is stopping.

Don’t worry, we use Open Collective Europe as a donations platform, they’re going nowhere.

We’ve added some donation platforms, so if you would like to support us running our .world servers, you can do so here:

And for those wanting to donate crypto:

  • Monero address: 83tnuFN4f28jRxTBW9qGDad2U23qNE5nfeW4Pfyd85oWMW7J9gqpXi3S8FDbX5uEeCAKcGnSpS2XT5dGwYiELthg8XuDrxH
  • Cardano address: addr1v9qv6xvfwcx9ny56uag4umu6238sw2e7ff2kcxl3qe7p9esayjxgu

Thank you!

[Edit] Some of the links were broken, they should now all work! [Edit 20240314: Added Liberapay]

  • @Serinus
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    303 months ago

    Reddit gold was such a great method of voluntary monetization. It’d be great if Lemmy would support something like that (although there are a ton of caveats.)

    I had a $30/year subscription to Reddit for more than a decade.

    • @taanegl
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      253 months ago

      I think Reddit gold can be benign, but let’s not exploit FOMO plz. That’s how we got loot boxes and micro payments.

      How to do “Reddit gold” on Lemmy, in a non-exploitive and ethical way? That would be the rub.

      • @Serinus
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        413 months ago

        The real danger isn’t on Lemmy.World, where I think the money would go where intended. The real danger is incentivizing people to spin up small instances in the hopes of collecting.

        • @vmachiel
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          153 months ago

          Great point, this will happen instantly.

        • RuudOPMA
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          62 months ago

          That won’t work. I have 340k users on my servers and it just covers the running cost. So with a 100 user instance you would get peanuts.

          • @Serinus
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            32 months ago

            I guess the cross server implementation would be difficult. If you buy credits on lemm.ee, and gild a lemmy.ml user, who honors it to… not show you ads?

            I guess it’s mostly just a decoration thing to support the comment/post and the server. Still, which server displays which awards could get thorny.

      • @RookiA
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        12 months ago

        I would say, through activity, not through paying. Then for activity they will get rewarded.

  • @kylian0087
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    153 months ago

    Would any form of crypto donations be interesting as well? Personally a great fan of Monero.

    • RuudOPMA
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      283 months ago

      Our Monero address is 83tnuFN4f28jRxTBW9qGDad2U23qNE5nfeW4Pfyd85oWMW7J9gqpXi3S8FDbX5uEeCAKcGnSpS2XT5dGwYiELthg8XuDrxH

      • @trymeout
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        3 months ago

        Please add the crypto addresses to the site sidebar under donations. You also may want to consider accepting BTC, BCH and LTC. Glad your accepting XMR though for private donations.

    • @madcaesar
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      53 months ago

      How are you covering cash into crypto without paying bonkers fees? I tried to do it via coinbase and the fees are insane. Fuck that.

      • @NateNate60
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        23 months ago

        You can use exchanges like Coinbase Advanced Trading and Kraken Pro to interact directly with the order book. They use the standard maker/taker model. 0.6% for takers on Coinbase Advanced Trading and 0.26% for takers on Kraken Pro. You can use “market” orders if all you want is a buy button and a sell button

        • @madcaesar
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          13 months ago

          Is there tutorials for this somewhere?

  • Corhen
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    93 months ago

    Thanks for running this. I donated as long as i was able to, but had to stop recently due to my personal financial situation.

  • mesamune
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    3 months ago

    Which one of the platforms do you all get more money? I want to donate but I know each of the services get a cut.

    • RuudOPMA
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      83 months ago

      Ko-Fi or PayPal directly, or crypto

    • @Crack0n7uesday
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      -13 months ago

      As a basic principal crypto has the lowest transaction fees. I’m not a lemmy dev so idk what they prefer, but general rule is crypto is cheapest.

      • qaz
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        I seriously doubt Bitcoin fees are less than PayPal

        EDIT: I just checked and the bitcoin transfer fee over the last 3 years was about $1-2, but it has been around $10 the last 3 months. PayPal charges a $2 fee for a $30 payment. The difference is a lot less than I expected.

        Oh, and Ruud is a sysadmin of the lemmy.world instance, not a Lemmy dev.

        EDIT 2: Ko-fi seems to take a 0% fee on one time transactions.

        • @Crack0n7uesday
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          43 months ago

          for small amounts of money, PayPal, cash app whatever is cheap to free, but if you need to send thousands of dollars and convert your currency from USD to Euro or whatever crypto is the cheapest way to do it.

          • @NateNate60
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            Once you hit the millions mark, strangely enough, it again becomes cheaper to use fiat. For 1,000,000 USD, Kraken Pro’s fee rate is 0.18%, or 1,800 USD to buy and 1,800 USD to sell, totalling 3,600 USD plus exchange rate risk. A USD wire transfer usually costs 20-35 USD to send and 0-10 USD to receive.

  • The Menemen!
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    73 months ago

    Hm, we are missing the “reporting for duty” emoji.

    • RuudOPMA
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      153 months ago

      🫡 Thanks for the donation!

    • JJROKCZ
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      133 months ago

      o7 is always there, no emojis needed

  • @DerpyPoint
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    63 months ago

    Are there any plans to use Liberapay? All of the donation platforms above don’t support my home currency while Liberapay does

      • @DerpyPoint
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        12 months ago

        Thanks! Unfortunately it’s still only accepting donations in Euro

    • @RookiA
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      33 months ago

      We will look into adding the donation platform.

      If there is nothing that blocks us then we will add it.

    • RuudOPMA
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      13 months ago

      Thanks!!

  • RuudOPMA
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    53 months ago

    Hmm. Why does Lemmy mess up the links…

  • @subtext
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    53 months ago

    Is there any preference for y’all on Opencollective vs Patreon? I would us Ko-Fi but not in a place right now to do $5/month, and that seems to be the minimum.

    • RuudOPMA
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      93 months ago

      Ohh I didn’t know there was a minimum setting in Ko-Fi. I changed the minimum there to 1. Thanks!

      • @subtext
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        42 months ago

        Ooo fantastic, I’ll switch over to Ko-Fi!

      • @subtext
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        32 months ago

        They said in the post that Ko-Fi is preferred due to the lower fees

  • @MacedWindow
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    33 months ago

    Cant donate today but will soon. Is there any info on current funding levels/cost to run/goals trying to be reached?

  • @DelvianSeek
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    33 months ago

    Happy to donate a little bit!

  • MCHEVA
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    33 months ago

    Does lemmy not get its money from the trevi fountain?

  • @NateNate60
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    13 months ago

    The Ko-Fi link seems to be broken.

    • RuudOPMA
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      33 months ago

      Yeah almost all links were broken, not sure how. I edited them, saved and they were broken again… For now it seems it’s fixed.