OpenPowerlifting is creating a public-domain archive of powerlifting history
89

patrons

$306
per month
We're archiving the history of powerlifting and building cool and helpful things, like the Lifter Rankings. The goal is to remember every lifter at every level of the sport across every federation, and bring them all together. All the data and code are released for free!

Although this project is a volunteer-run service to the powerlifting community, we need funds for things like servers and paid help with data-entry work. There are lots of things that we'd like to be able to do, but that require dedicated hardware.

We've kept our Patreon pledge tiers very low because honestly the project's projected costs are not tremendous, and it's possible that we can become sufficiently funded with only a small amount of support. But please know that everything contributed will all go back into making the project better.
Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Preserve all of powerlifting history for future generations -- not just the record-holders, but of everyone who ever competed!
Supporters Plus
$3 or more per month 79 patrons
Support the project, and style your name however you want, as long as it doesn't break the site. Pink text! Comic Sans! Small Caps! Other good ideas.

Plus sincere thanks for helping the project stay alive.
Goals
$306 of $600 per month
Add Video Hosting!

This project is a historical archive of powerlifting meet results, and we would like to also host video clips of those meets' lifts under Fair Use.

Unfortunately, we can't just use YouTube -- 1) YouTube has harassed non-profits to force them to display ads. 2) YouTube may take down videos due to ContentID, even if that video falls under Fair Use -- clips of meets with music in the background may be randomly deleted. 3) YouTube gives no assurance that videos will remain hosted permanently, so they're not good for a historical archive.

So we'll have to build our own hosting infrastructure ourselves, and pay for the data storage costs. But the end result is that we can archive meet footage too, and show it on the website!
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We're archiving the history of powerlifting and building cool and helpful things, like the Lifter Rankings. The goal is to remember every lifter at every level of the sport across every federation, and bring them all together. All the data and code are released for free!

Although this project is a volunteer-run service to the powerlifting community, we need funds for things like servers and paid help with data-entry work. There are lots of things that we'd like to be able to do, but that require dedicated hardware.

We've kept our Patreon pledge tiers very low because honestly the project's projected costs are not tremendous, and it's possible that we can become sufficiently funded with only a small amount of support. But please know that everything contributed will all go back into making the project better.

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Tiers
Supporters
$1 or more per month 11 patrons
Preserve all of powerlifting history for future generations -- not just the record-holders, but of everyone who ever competed!
Supporters Plus
$3 or more per month 79 patrons
Support the project, and style your name however you want, as long as it doesn't break the site. Pink text! Comic Sans! Small Caps! Other good ideas.

Plus sincere thanks for helping the project stay alive.