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Accounting - 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 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 protected] 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)

Accounting - 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 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)

Accounting - 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)

Accounting - 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)

Accounting - September 2017

For September, 2017, a plumbing company donated $10 USD. Expenses were the current $9.99 USD for vps hosting. --Sysadmin (talk) 07:18, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

Accounting - October 2017

For October, 2017, AG, a reader of, donated $10 USD. Expenses were the current $9.99 USD for vps hosting. Current balance is $12.03 USD --Sysadmin (talk) 07:18, 27 October 2017 (UTC)

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.

Accounting - November 2017

For November, 2017, Vadim donated for a third time in 2017, in the amount of $8 USD, total $22.59 for the year. Expenses were the current $9.99 USD for vps hosting. Current balance is $10.04 USD --Sysadmin (talk) 02:39, 4 December 2017 (UTC)

Accounting - December 2017

For December, 2017, a new donor K. Daniszewski donated $3 USD. Another new donor El Verduggo donated $10. Expenses was $9.99 for Hosting. Current balance is $13.05 USD

Donors and Donations for 2017

For 2017 we've received 14 donations from 9 individuals (three of these from sysadmin) to support this site in 2017. Total raised was $147.07 and spent was $134.02, with a remainder of $13.05. Sysadmin has donated $52.55, slightly more than a third, and for the past five months donations have been self-sustaining. This is due to new donors nearly every month, and two donors (besides Sysadmin) who have made multiple donations.

Accounting - January & February 2018

For January and February we had 1 donor (koavf) who provided $ 20 USD. Expenses were the standard Hosting costs, as well as a new 1-year subscription to DNS services from DNSmadeEasy. Their performance is much improved over the NameCheap DNS Pro service which prompted use of this other service.

Current balance in the Bibliowiki account is $ 3.08 USD --Sysadmin (talk) 02:56, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Accounting - March 2018

For March we had two donations: one from a 2017 donor and one from a new donor, totallying $17.50 USD. Expenses were the same $9.99 USD for the VPS hosting. The end of March balance was $10.59 USD.

Accounting - April 2018

So far for April we had a new donor donate $12.79 USD, and a repeat donor of $10.00, with expense of Hosting at $9.99 USD. Total remaining funds at month-end: $23.39 USD.

Accounting - May 2018

No new donations in May, expense of Hosting $9.99 USD. Total at month end: $13.40 USD.

Through May 2018 we have had five donations: 3 from new donors, and 2 from 2017 donors. This compares with four donors at this date in 2017.

Accounting - June 2018

No new donations in June, expense of Hosting $9.99 USD. Total at month end: $3.41 USD.

Accounting - July 2018

No data.

Accounting - August 2018

No data.

Accounting - September 2018

No data.

Accounting - October 2018

AWS costs from 22 October onwards at an approximate cost of $9 were paid for by Jeremy Lee-Jenkins.

Registration of was covered by Emblyn Jónsdóttir at a cost of $12.

Accounting - November 2018

Additional AWS costs of $30 were covered by Jeremy Lee-Jenkins

A new lightsail server was started.

Note: As of 11/11/18 the server costs $300 p/a. In production this is expected to be cut to $120 p/a when Arthur installs it on a single server as opposed to a server plus database.

Accounting - December 2018

Tim donated $5. Remainder paid by Jeremy Lee-Jenkins.

Accounting - January 2019

Sv1xv donated $5.

2019 budget

The 2019 budget is expected to be covered, any donations will go towards the 2020 hosting costs.