Thread Zone is creating internet forums
8

patrons

$33
per month
What is this?
This is a way to support the Thread Zone, a free message board hosting service. Anyone can create a Zone and run their very own sub-community. Your contributions will help pay for hosting fees, also you get a few perks for supporting me.

Thread Zone is similar to an old school "web 1.0" forum but with many modern touches, including:
  • threads update instantly, like a chat room
  • drag & drop to upload images 
  • a responsive, mobile-friendly layout 
  • emoji reactions

We've also got the best of classic message boards:
  • fast page loads
  • simple, no-frills layout
  • no bloat, no unnecessary javascript
  • no analytics tracking, no ads 

Whether it's a choose-your-own adventure web comic, your private guild, or place to discuss a shared interest, I think that Thread Zone can become your new home. The site is still is development, so there will be rough edges, but I'm constantly improving it and always looking for suggestions. If you haven't used it yet, please try it out. It's free!

Who are you?
I'm known as @guregu on GitHub and Tiko on a certain GameF*Qs spinoff. I maintain a few open source libraries for the Go programming language (such as a DynamoDB client that Thread Zone makes extensive use of). I have lots of experience with programming and especially with web forums. 

What do you need the money for?
Hosting. Thread Zone currently costs me a little more than $40 per month. I think the site can support hundreds if not thousands of more users while maintaining a $50-ish cost point. Most of this cost ($18/month) is to maintain a wildcard SSL certificate for the site, so users can connect to any Zone securely. The rest of the cost covers servers, bandwidth, and the database. 
Eventually I plan to add paid premium features to Thread Zone, but for now this is the only way to contribute. 
I'll still pay out of my pocket to keep Thread Zone alive whether we meet the goal or not, so don't worry about your Zone disappearing. Many thanks to anyone who pledges to support us. 
Tiers
zoner
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You're a zoner. You get animated avatars and access to a secret patrons-only subcommunity at patron.thread.zone. 
respected zoner
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a respected zoner. Same as the lower tier but I like you more.
Goals
$33 of $50 per month
Enough to cover hosting fees with a little bit of wiggle room.
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What is this?
This is a way to support the Thread Zone, a free message board hosting service. Anyone can create a Zone and run their very own sub-community. Your contributions will help pay for hosting fees, also you get a few perks for supporting me.

Thread Zone is similar to an old school "web 1.0" forum but with many modern touches, including:
  • threads update instantly, like a chat room
  • drag & drop to upload images 
  • a responsive, mobile-friendly layout 
  • emoji reactions

We've also got the best of classic message boards:
  • fast page loads
  • simple, no-frills layout
  • no bloat, no unnecessary javascript
  • no analytics tracking, no ads 

Whether it's a choose-your-own adventure web comic, your private guild, or place to discuss a shared interest, I think that Thread Zone can become your new home. The site is still is development, so there will be rough edges, but I'm constantly improving it and always looking for suggestions. If you haven't used it yet, please try it out. It's free!

Who are you?
I'm known as @guregu on GitHub and Tiko on a certain GameF*Qs spinoff. I maintain a few open source libraries for the Go programming language (such as a DynamoDB client that Thread Zone makes extensive use of). I have lots of experience with programming and especially with web forums. 

What do you need the money for?
Hosting. Thread Zone currently costs me a little more than $40 per month. I think the site can support hundreds if not thousands of more users while maintaining a $50-ish cost point. Most of this cost ($18/month) is to maintain a wildcard SSL certificate for the site, so users can connect to any Zone securely. The rest of the cost covers servers, bandwidth, and the database. 
Eventually I plan to add paid premium features to Thread Zone, but for now this is the only way to contribute. 
I'll still pay out of my pocket to keep Thread Zone alive whether we meet the goal or not, so don't worry about your Zone disappearing. Many thanks to anyone who pledges to support us. 

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Tiers
zoner
$1 or more per month 7 patrons
You're a zoner. You get animated avatars and access to a secret patrons-only subcommunity at patron.thread.zone. 
respected zoner
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
You're a respected zoner. Same as the lower tier but I like you more.