Hitchwiki:Hiring

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(not sure if this the right title, but have to start somewhere)

Since its inception in 2006 Hitchwiki has become quite a big project, with thousands of people visiting the site every day. In 2013 we've experienced some server issues and it looks like we just don't have enough free time to manage everything properly. That's why we're considering ensuring consistent man hours going into the maintenance of Hitchwiki by paying a technician to work on this. MrTweek has been managing the server since the beginning and he's planning to start as a freelancer in 2014. We hope to find money that can cover 4 hours per week of his time, every week. guaka (talk) 15:51, 22 November 2013 (CET)

Options

Ads

Not really an option. It's annoying and the money would not be very good.

Accepting Bitcoin donations

At today's rate 1 BTC would be cover more than a month. But BTC is rising, so if we e.g. get 0.1 BTC, it might just be enough to cover a whole year in 2015.

See Hitchwiki:Coin_donations

Money from other projects

guaka (talk) is working on a paradoxical project to earn money with advertising, outside of Hitchwiki. If it's successful enough we are happy to pay MrTweek for working on Hitchwiki and other projects that help grow Moneyless. Instead donating you could simply link to that project on your blog or otherwise send us link and social media love.

Find more volunteers

Ok, I totally don't mind if Mr Tweek will be paid 4 hours per week - or even 400 hours per week. Free use of the website, no commercial things and third party independent information is by far the most important. One option is to pay volunteers. Another is to look for other and more volunteers. First priority is keeping Hitchwiki up and running smooth. I think there are ways to find more people to volunteer for Hitchwiki. --Fverhart (talk) 16:16, 22 November 2013 (CET)

I like this option. I started project:Hitchwiki needs you, can you add some more? guaka (talk) 18:28, 23 November 2013 (CET)

Abgefahren

I'm not aware of all the details, probably guaka or MrTweek know a lot more about this, but as far as I know hitchwiki became 'officially' part of Abgefahren. I'm in the board of Abgefahren since last year and I don't know about a lot of stuff that has happened before. At the moment Abgefahren is a bit like driftwood, since besides the annual races and being a contact point / information provider about everything related to hitchhiking in Germany there is not so much going on. However, Abgefahren has some money (albeit not much, how much money is really needed anyway?) that could be used for hitchwiki and being more responsible for hitchwiki would give Abgefahren another purpose. I just had a quick look at this and this to gain a better understanding about what role Abgefahren actually had in the past, but I'm not sure if I got the full picture. --N0id (talk) 22:15, 3 December 2013 (CET)

Abgefahren more or less acts just as a "legal body" behind the site, that's about it. Maybe it could do more in the future, especially financially. It would be nice to add an indicator on how much cash in whatever currency is probably needed if we have a technician working e.g. 4 hours / week (based of what salary average? this infograph just comes to my mind) during a year. 0.1 BTC can be 100 Euro today, 300 tomorrow and 50 in a week....that's too vague for me. Generally speaking about the whole idea, I'm for it. Maybe a donations bar or something could be done, and as soon as the minimum needed for the span of a year is reached, it can go into the background until a new round is needed (similar to BW annual donations). --Platschi (talk) 15:01, 4 December 2013 (CET)

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