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Thankyou

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 on OpenCollective:

Current Total Amazing People on OpenCollective:

Background

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!

Donation Links

From now on we will be using the following services.

Current Plans:

Database

The database service is another story. The database has grown to 1.8GB (on the file system) in the last 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 (~$25 AUD)
  • Server: $897.60 Usd (~$1365 AUD)
  • EU Server: 39 Euro (~$64 AUD)
  • Wasabi Object Storage: $72 Usd (~$111 AUD)
  • Total: ~1565 AUD per year (~$130.42/month)

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

Cheers,
Tiff

PS. Thank you to our donators! Your names will forever be remembered by me: Last updated on 2024-05-03

Current Recurring Gods (🌟)

  • Nankeru (🌟)
  • souperk (🌟)
  • Incognito (x3 🌟🌟🌟)
  • ThiccBathtub (🌟)
  • Bryan (🌟)
  • Guest (x2 🌟🌟)
  • Ashley (🌟)
  • Alex (🌟)
  • Ed (🌟)

Once Off Heroes

  • Guest(s) x13
  • MonsiuerPatEBrown
  • Patrick x4
  • Stimmed
  • MrShankles
  • RIPSync
  • Alexander
  • muffin
  • MentallyExhausted
  • Dave_r
  • TiffOPMA
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    11 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

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    11 months ago

    Sent some weird space bucks (outbucks? Lol) your way to keep this thing running, since it’s my new home after the reddit fiasco. Looking forward to see it grow and prosper!

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      Thankyou for the space bucks! Let’s keep that hype train going!

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    11 months ago

    Just sent $20. No idea what I’m doing but if it helps you all replace reddit then I’m game!

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      Thank you so much! 🚀

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    11 months ago

    Happy to chip in! Thanks for giving us refugees a home lol. This feels like the early days of Reddit all over again and I’m excited to be here.

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      It certainly is a great feeling, and the community is just nice all around. Thanks for chipping in!

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    11 months ago

    Thank you for giving us refugees our new home! I’m not financially able to contribute right now for reasons too boring to share, but this is set to change within the next couple of months - as soon as I can I’m more than happy to chip in. Thank you to those who are currently carrying those of us who can’t pay right now, I’ll pay it forward when I can.

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    11 months ago

    A quick question related to the DB, is the data broken into many smaller tables or is most data in one or two tables? If it is all in one, we may run into performance issues as soon as the DB becomes to large as queries run against whole tables unless promised really well.

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      Great question! The data is broken up across a fair amount of tables so I think it’s pretty much fine in that regard. Though the database is the current bottleneck and the Lemmy Devs have said they need to fix it as they are front end people they are not the best with databases.

      Unfortunately we are at the behest of the Lemmy devs at the moment, and I’m sure there are issues as the big instances are really struggling.

      But that isn’t something we will really need to worry about until we 10x our db.

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        Thank you for the answer. I have delt with scaling DBs with tons of data so the alarm bells were ringing. DBs tend to be fine up to a point and then fall over as soon as the isn’t enough ram to cache the data and mask issues of the DB architecture. With the exponential growth of both users and content to cache, my gut tells me this will become a problem quickly unless some excellent coding is done on the back end to truncate remote instance data quickly.

        Sadly I am better at breaking systems in wonderful ways than building systems for use, so I can’t be too helpful other than to voice concerns about issues I have ran into before.

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          Hahahaha, are you me?

          Yeah the db on the filesystem is double the size of it in memory, the current memory usage is about 200-300mb active for postgre. So I’m not worried about it too much.

          There are big wins for sure in the database, and I’m for sure looking at the activity table when I get a few hours to myself. It keeps a log of; every like, from every user that the server federates with, and I think it’s not efficient at all. Each row contains a huge amount of data when I’d expect it to be quite small.

          But I digress. I haven’t delved into the intricacies and I’m sure it’s not as simple as I make it out to be. There will be lots of QoL work in 0.18 for sure so stay tuned. I’ll be using this Announcement community for all of our big milestones and to keep everyone updated, as well as to crowd source solutions!

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      11 months ago

      Thank you for being here!

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    :( I’m forgettable, as per usual

    Lol, I’m just giving ya a hard time; no offense intended! I just appreciate everything you do to keep this place going! Thank you, sincerely, and I’ll probably throw a little more when my own chaos of life settles a bit. It’s the least I can do, because I’ve truly enjoyed my time here :)

    Edit: I just realized I donated after this post was created. I’m just dumb lol, but that’s ok

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      Ah! You found out I’m not infallible! (Edited & Fixed it up)

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    Chipped in a bit to get us started, if this takes off as a viable reddit replacement I’ll have no problem starting monthly payments to keep things running smoothly.

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      Thank you so much!

      I’ve got some short term plans in getting an RSS & post bot working which should help with some extra content, but just sharing content, upvoting and being a part of the community is probably the best way to help make it feel like home

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    9 months ago

    I would like to shoutout to our two brand new members of “The Bag of Coffee”! Thank you so much for your recurring donation!

    You are absolutely amazing!