Financial Transparency

Some people have been kind enough to send me money to support this forum. I think it’s about time I had a thread to tell people what’s going on. I will leave this locked so that it just shows the state of play - if you want to talk about it, you can do it elsewhere or contact me directly.

I’m going to be arbitrary and assign ⅔ of the hosting cost of the server to the forum (because it’s probably roughly that proportion of what the server’s doing - it’s also a backup mailserver and VPN endpoint for me). Edit: this forum now has its own server that only does things for this forum. Because I pay in Euros, the cost will vary a bit, sometimes retroactively.

This is not a request for money - it’s just so that those of you who’ve contributed can see roughly what’s going on. If you do decide you want to contribute, https://paypal.me/RogerBW will reach me - please make a note in the memo that it’s for discussion.tekeli.li as I take payment for several things through that account.

10 Likes

April 2020
brought forward: £0.00
received: £73.21
expense: £29.21
carried forward: £44.00

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May 2020
brought forward: £44.00
received: £28.64
expense: £29.03
carried forward: £43.61

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June 2020
brought forward: £43.61
received: £30
expense: £29.03
carried forward: £44.58

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July 2020
brought forward: £44.58
expense: £29.75
carried forward: £14.83

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August 2020
brought forward: £14.83
expense: £26.69
carried forward: (£14.86)

September 2020
brought forward: (£14.86)
expense: £30.05
donations: £50
carried forward: £5.09

October 2020 (subject to change)
brought forward: £5.09
expense: £30.05
donations: £45
carried forward: £20.04

Sorry, I’ve been remiss about this.

November:
b/fwd: £20.04
paid: £29.81
received: £45
balance: £35.23

December:
b/fwd: £35.23
paid: £29.92
received: £20
balance: £10.12

January:
b/fwd: £10.12
paid: £29.80
received: £2.73
balance: -£16.95

February:
b/fwd: -£16.95
paid: £29.11
received: £10.95
balance: -£35.11

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March:
b/fwd: -£35.11
paid: £28.55
received: £86.09
c/fwd: £21.43

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April:
b/fwd: £21.43
paid: £80.11 (doubled for setup of new server)
received: £70
c/fwd: £11.32

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May:
b/fwd: £11.32
paid: £40.78
received: £25
c/fwd: (£4.46)

1 Like

June:
b/fwd: (£4.46)
paid: £40.44
received: £30.02
c/fwd: (£14.88)

July:
b/fwd: (£14.88)
paid: £40.33
received: £10.29
c/fwd: (£44.92)

August 2021

b/fwd: (£44.92)
paid: £40.06
received: £15+£10.34=£25.34
c/fwd: (£59.55)

September 2021

b/fwd: (£59.55)
paid: £40.06 est.
received: £25+£15+£20=£60