I want to thank all our current patreons your support goes a long way to making this place the fantastic place it is and able to cope with bing swings in server demand.
To put this in numbers since TAN started:
714K Liked posts
166K User visits
100K user visits on a mobile
14.9M page views total
2.6M page views people not logged in.
50 gig data
During this time we have had just 2 suspended users. That tells me we have a cools site and a great community !! To keep this place fantastic (this site created for fans, for fans) it would be brilliant if we could get more Patreons to help support the site
This site prides itself on privacy and respect for the community. Thats why we will never advertise and we will never use any data. All money goes directly for paying for the site (and the team all volunteer their time). But it would be a massive help if we could get a few more people supporting the site to help it break even. Full transparency the server costs for the site are $58.74 (USD) per month, our Patreons contribute £31 per month, roughly $36.80.
A few reasons its out of kilter weak pound, inflation costs associated with server. Also we have had a slow drop off in the number of patreons. Although a couple of people have left the site, it actually seems the main reason for decreasing numbers is card date expiry. At the moment we have 13 Patreons. It would be brilliant if we could get that number back up to roughly 20. That help us be self-sufficient
In addition to the patrons, thank you everyone for making this a brilliant site. From @SixpenceNun posting the goals through to @Magnus providing detailed updates on Ukraine. We have lots of fantastic posters who all make brilliant contributions. Its the first and last site I check every day.