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We created Reddthat for the purposes of creating a community, that can be run by the community. We did not want it to be something that is moderated, administered and funded by 1 or 2 people.

Current Recurring Donators:

Current Total Amazing People:


In one of very first posts titled “Welcome one and all” we talked about what our short term and long term goals are.
In 7 days since starting, we have already federated with over 700 difference instances, have 24 different communities and over 250 users that have contributed over 550 comments. So I think we’ve definitely achieved our short term goals, and I thought this was going to take closer to 3 months to get these types of numbers!

We would like to first off thank everyone for being here, subscribing to our communities and calling Reddthat home!


Open Collective is a service which allows us to take donations, be completely transparent when it comes to expenses and our budget, and allows us some form of idea of how we tracking month-to-month.

Servers are not free, databases are growing, images are uploading and the servers are running smoothly.

This post has been edited to only include relevant information about total funds and “future” plans. Because sometimes, we reach the future we were planning for!

Current Plans:


The database service is another story. The database has grown to 1.8GB (on the file system) in the 7 days. Some quick math, makes that 94GB in 1 year’s time. Our current host allows us to addon 100GB of SSD storage for $100/year, which is very viable and will allow us to keep costs down, while planning for our future.

Annual Costings:

Our current costs are

  • Domain: 15 Euro
  • Server: $118.80 Aud
  • Server Ram Upgrade: $54.50 Aud
  • Server: $528.00 Aud
  • Wasabi Object Storage: $72 Usd
  • Total: ~$830 Aud per year (~$70/month)

That’s our goal. That is the number we need to achieve in funding to keep us going for another year.


PS. Thank you to our donators! Your names will forever be remembered by me: Last updated on 2023-10-03

Recurring Gods (🌟)

  • Nankeru (🌟)
  • pleasestopasking (🌟)
  • souperk (🌟)
  • Incognito (x2 🌟🌟)
  • Siliyon (🌟)
  • Ed (🌟)
  • ThiccBathtub (🌟)
  • VerbalQuicksand (🌟)
  • hexed (🌟)
  • Bryan (🌟)
  • Daniel (🌟)

Once Off Heroes

  • Guest(s) x12
  • Stimmed
  • MrShankles
  • RIPSync
  • Alexander
  • muffin
  • MentallyExhausted
  • Dave_r
  • Patrick
  • TiffOPMA
    6 months ago

    Hi All,

    A mini-update hiding in the comments but I wanted to let you all know that today marks the day we hit double digits (10) of unique contributors! Especially the 2 who have committed to being a monthly contributor! You rock! 🥳 😍
    (A little ninja en edit but we are now at 5 recurring donations. The post has been updated to reflect those amazing people. ♥ )

    Monthly donations will be the key in the long term sustainability of Reddthat. It will allow us to continue to improve Reddthat, create and run any bots the community needs, and keeping the server filled to the brim with the coffee it needs to serve you your pictures and posts as fast as it can!

    I’m honestly amazed and flabbergasted that there are so many people in our community who want to help out, and have reached out.

    Something that I will be performing in the future (a full announcement is scheduled in the next couple weeks depending when v0.18 of Lemmy that comes out), will be moving our picture storage from “local storage” to “object storage” at Backblaze. This will enable us to dedicate more resources to the database to allow for an extended period of keeping our costs to a minimal expenditure.

    Thank you so much for your contributions in not only a financial sense but for sticking around, creating your communities and engaging in thoughtful discussions around what may be hard subjects to broach. Together we make this a pleasant & interesting place to be!

    From the bottom of my heart,
    Tiff <3