Originally Posted by GJ0KYZ
I've no idea. You're an administrator; you tell me.
I have no way of knowing - I don't get access to much that you don't!
At last count there were 42 trade members, each paying £100 p.a. = £4200
I have no idea how many supporters there are but even it is 100, then its only £2000.
So £6k? Advertising incomes are usually lousy from websites. My guess is the total income is less that £10k p.a.!
I've no idea which bits of the forum software we use, but when you add in the Apps, the AppleStore annual fees etc - it will be the best part of £2k.
The moderators get no remuneration - we do it just for the gratitude and happiness we bring to you
- or because we believe the site is a really good resource and want to contribute to the community.
Hosting, backup etc for a site of this scale won't be trivial.
There is a very small back office team in the US who seem to keep the admin, legal, accounting and technical stuff going. They are shared across all the social knowledge sites.
PS. Other than knowing how many trade members we have the above is all total educated guesses - the sort of thing you could do before implying there was a need for transparency and thus suggesting
someone was 'on the make'.
PPS. If you think you could run the site better (whether that is to make more money, or to make less money but 'give the rib community what it needs' then I'm sure Social Knowledge would consider the offer you wish to make).