Mike Wall

is creating the Hantsmoths website and forum

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I first created the Hantsmoths website in 2003 as a 'pet project', somewhere to store my growing portfolio of moth photographs taken in my garden. Over the coming decade and a half it has grown to be one of the most used county-based mothing websites, and has a user base not just in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but across the country - and further afield.

However, as someone who is a full-time consultant, parent and amateur cycling and duathlon competitor, I face considerable time pressures, with finding time to update the website becoming increasingly difficult, and web hosting costs rise annually as content increases.

I have been asked whether there is any way that my investment of time in Hantsmoths can be rewarded, and I am therefore setting this account up to provide that means. I am not looking to 'monetise' Hantsmoths in any way, although annual contributions will offset the cost of web hosting and provide a continuous incentive to keep the site updated. I may however be able to reward generous donors (!) with more personalised feedback.

Thank you for looking in

Mike

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Supporter
$1 or more per month
A regular monthly contribution of $1 will help pay the annual webhosting fees. Thank you
Macro Supporters
$3 or more per month
A regular monthly contribution of $3 will really help offset my annual costs, not just for web hosting, but email and internet costs I incur as county recorder for Hampshire. It will also incentivise me to 'go the extra mile' to generate content for the site. 
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$0 of $10 per month
$10(~£8) a month will fully fund my current annual hosting fees!
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I first created the Hantsmoths website in 2003 as a 'pet project', somewhere to store my growing portfolio of moth photographs taken in my garden. Over the coming decade and a half it has grown to be one of the most used county-based mothing websites, and has a user base not just in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but across the country - and further afield.

However, as someone who is a full-time consultant, parent and amateur cycling and duathlon competitor, I face considerable time pressures, with finding time to update the website becoming increasingly difficult, and web hosting costs rise annually as content increases.

I have been asked whether there is any way that my investment of time in Hantsmoths can be rewarded, and I am therefore setting this account up to provide that means. I am not looking to 'monetise' Hantsmoths in any way, although annual contributions will offset the cost of web hosting and provide a continuous incentive to keep the site updated. I may however be able to reward generous donors (!) with more personalised feedback.

Thank you for looking in

Mike

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Tiers
Supporter
$1 or more per month
A regular monthly contribution of $1 will help pay the annual webhosting fees. Thank you
Macro Supporters
$3 or more per month
A regular monthly contribution of $3 will really help offset my annual costs, not just for web hosting, but email and internet costs I incur as county recorder for Hampshire. It will also incentivise me to 'go the extra mile' to generate content for the site.