In his AMA, @Tony mentioned that he actually pays a significant amount out of pocket to keep SOH up and running. If he set up a Patreon to help cover the costs of this app, would you donate a few dollars?
Absolutely I’d help out. Been a member for many years
I thought he sold it or whatever if that's the case why would he have to pay upkeep or whatever.
@Tony we are here if you need help!! 😁
I used to pay to be a power user, but I don’t think I would pay unless SOH started to innovate again. They haven’t really added much to the app for years
I already have.
I gave initially with the understanding I would contribute annually.
I've given in the past and would again.
I’d give $50 right now if he were to do that. I was a broke college student when I started out here so it would be nice to give back after all this time for the abundance of entertainment this app and its users have provided me.
All I would ask in return is a little more transparency regarding what’s going on with updates and bringing back the beta user and moderator systems.
If me giving money would help make SOH be what it once was again I would definitely do it. @tony could you at least set up a paypal address that we could send reoccurring gifts to?
What is the financial upkeep of a phone app? Who do you pay, and for what? I don’t know if Tony programmed the app, or had others do it.
he said in his poll it's like a phone bill times 20, if i read it correctly
I don’t know if that’s the only expense involved, missmorganmarie, or just what Tony has been forking over to help keep the thing afloat.
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There used to be a bunch of relatively small but nice “perks” for users who paid for a subscription upgrade (which was initially intended to be an annual payment, but ended up being one-time-only because the program sort of died). At some point most of those were made free for all users, except the major one of allowing more vote on each of your polls before they closed, and maybe viewing ads. Users who paid for an upgrade still retain that higher vote cap (and the designation Power or Pro on their profiles).
You need a ‘probably yes’ answer and a straight up ‘no’ because ideally I would like to, it would just be contingent on if I have enough left over to. The people saying no more than likely have no intention to.
Clarification: I would if I have enough at the end of the day to.
I would throw a couple of bones your way!
I would, and have when it was an option.
There must be a reason he doesn’t ask, though.
He said he might put up a Patreon page.
what is that Alice?
To the best of my understanding, it’s similar to a GoFundMe, but for creative endeavors.
I’ve never paid for an app, but I’d be willing to pay a few dollars a year.
He should introduce some paywall feature that doesn’t do anything substantial so we could opt into a .50 monthly deal or a yearly deal. I would be cool with that too!
Even though he’s making that big tech money and can afford a Tesla Model 3 ($50,000 easy), I would still donate.
The app already had a mechanism for charging. Tony should just restart the charges. Many of us were paying when the app stopped collecting.
I was a power user.
Absolutely if updates were forthcoming.
Absolutely! This app is great.
Maybe, but it's kind of a hard sell if it's just donations to keep the app running without any new updates
I know that a lot of users have expressed interest in helping out around here more, and I know I’d definitely be willing to part with a few bucks if it meant this place could expand.
What do you guys think?
I definitely would chip in.
Absolutely. I was a power user back when that was a thing. I would happily pay a monthly subscription to support the cause. If anyone starts a gofundme please DM me and I will chip in!
Omni ... wouldn’t it be easier and simpler just to reenable the feature in SoH?
I’m all for it! I even suggested it to Tony in his SOH poll.
I thought Tony sold this app . . .
He did, but now, he’s back. My understanding is that he is working for no pay, for the new owners, just out of love of the app.
I’d contribute somehow, to whatever system evolves from this. I did before, when there were levels of upgrades.
If I could do it anonymously, I sure would.