Thought Maybe is an entirely self-funded and independent operation, paid for by site administrators, editors and sometimes contributed to by generous user donations. We don’t receive any outside funds, nor do we receive or accept money from corporate or government entities. We also don’t run advertising on our site as we find it repugnant, compromising and unwanted for the same reasons.
We also run this independent site as part of our conscious objection to ‘free’ corporate-controlled publishing portals such as YouTube. As such, we encounter numerous costs such as paying for bandwidth and server spaces in order to maintain an independent platform to publish on. This is where you can help.
If you’re able to contribute financially, please use the button below. You can also contribute using Bitcoins. Thank you!
Bitcoins are a secure and anonymous digital currency which cannot be easily tracked back to you, and can be a safer and faster alternative to other centralised donation gateways such as PayPal.
You can send a donation using Bitcoins to us by contacting us for a secure encrypted Bitcoin address. You can also use the option below.
There are many websites available to allow you to exchange other currency to and from Bitcoins to enable you to donate. There are also services available so you can trade goods for Bitcoins, for instance. Bitcoins are not subject to central regulations and as such, are gaining value and popularity. To learn more about the process, you can visit weusecoins.com which is part of the Open-Source project, and the movement to change the way money operates in society.
If you’re able to donate your skills or time—this is excellent and also likely more valuable for many reasons. Please contact us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Where does my money go?
All donations and fundraising efforts help cover direct costs for running our independent server network and publishing system. This specifically means funding ongoing server costs such as bandwidth, server storage space and redundancy. This currently costs about $500 per year. All donations—no matter how big or small, financial or otherwise—are extremely valued and welcomed. All such contributions are massively supportive to this project. Thanks for your support!