We raised about $13,200 during the fundraiser in April. Time to decide how the money should be allocated.
Here are my thoughts: I would like us to set aside $4,800 x 2 = $9,600 to pay for the next 2 years of hosting.
That leaves $3,600.
I think we want to allocate some of that to give to coders who hang out in the Coding Snacks area to encourage their work in writing code based on user requests, and maybe other coders who share their software and for whom dc is their main "home".
I suggest $1,000. I have no idea how to divvy it up, but maybe some of the DC moderators and coding snack "consumers" can decide?
That would leave $2,600.
Speaking of moderators, I think it would be nice to give a little of the money to the moderators who take time away from their day to ban spammers, etc., so they can at least go out for a meal or drinks. Maybe $500 total?
Lastly I would like us to try an experiment of "funding" one or two dc members who are interested in writing small but regular/consistent write-ups about news in software, technology, etc. Maybe $1,000 x 2? = $2000?
Maybe set aside $100-$200 to help pay shipping costs for me to send out some custom painted 3d cody models..
Those are just my thoughts, I am happy to do whatever the community wants.