• LinkOpensChest.wav
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    187 months ago

    You’re asking someone who’d spent a good chunk of my life creating Skyrim mods for free and volunteering for services in my community with no recompense or desire for money how I expect people to contribute things they presumably enjoy without getting paid? To be clear, you’re asking me this from a server on a federated platform that is held together with community love and free-will donations?

    I know we’ve been conditioned by capitalism to reduce everything to its monetary worth, but I feel like we should know better here.

    • @limelight79@lemm.ee
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      87 months ago

      Fair point, but the instance I use doesn’t allow image uploads because of the disk space issue. Videos take way more space than that. And, of course, you can’t just slap in a single drive, you need RAID or something so when a drive fails, you don’t lose stuff.

      Add in bandwidth concerns, and it’s a legitimate question. Hosting a general video site can’t be cheap, and people generally won’t pay for it.

      If we did want a community run video hosting site ala Lemmy, how would that work? What would it cost the hosters?

      • @thegiddystitcher@lemm.ee
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        67 months ago

        That’s PeerTube. Idk what it’s costing the hosts exactly, but my server is apparently bringing in enough in donations to be viable.

      • LinkOpensChest.wav
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        37 months ago

        Idk I don’t really care that much about video content, so I’ll leave that up to someone else to parse. If someone provides an entirely free, ad-free way to share videos, then great. If not, then oh well.