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Following is a thread of toots about how you can support :mastoart:•ART.

Our instance is fully hosted and managed by @mastohost, who does such a fantastic job keeping us updated and running smoothly!

But it also costs money every month, and we rely on the support of our users to keep going.

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We're not a giant corporation making money on your info and serving you ads. This is all just me and our mods, working from our homes, maintaining this community you've all helped us to build.

The current server costs to accommodate our thousands of users is €65/month.

This doesn't include the cost of the domain renewals, or all the manpower from your mods and I to manage and support this community.

€65 per month is nothing to support a community of thousands of artists, but it is a lot for one person to afford. And that's where we have to ask all of you for help!

We have two places where you can donate to •ART:

:patreon: patreon.com/mastodonart
:liberapay: liberapay.com/Curator/

I know many of you *don't* have the means, or just aren't so inclined, and that's perfectly fine! You can support us by replying to folks, commenting on their art, and boosting the heck out of them. That's how we make a fun, inclusive, and supportive community <3

It's hard to think about paying for web services after using other services for free, I know. But we absolutely do not profit from your information, and all we care about is that you are safe and happy. That's worth something!

Mastodon•ART will always be free, and open, and will never profit from your information, serve you ads, or mess with your experience. We care about privacy and empowering your ability to own your data and take control of your online lives.

Not only that, we also love facilitating this wonderful community for you all. :mona_kiss:

All right, that's enough of that! Back to the art! :louis_toots_too:

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Mastodon.ART — Your friendly creative home on the Fediverse! Interact with friends and discover new ones, all on a platform that is community-owned and ad-free. Admin: @Curator. Moderators: @EmergencyBattle, @ScribbleAddict, @TapiocaPearl, @Otherbuttons, @katwylder