# Do moderators get paid?

#### jaygatsby

Joined Nov 23, 2011
182
With the traffic this site generates, I think the owners must make $10k a month on it. Do they pay the trusty mods? #### loosewire Joined Apr 25, 2008 1,686 Do they pay users for what they are worth, what are you worth. #### hgmjr Joined Jan 28, 2005 9,027 Nope! Bertus, Georacer, Bill, and I are strictly moderating gratis. hgmjr #### loosewire Joined Apr 25, 2008 1,686 hgmjr,check your home page,I was thinking about you today. Glad to see your post, answers my question. My pm is full, got any gratis space for me. #### praondevou Joined Jul 9, 2011 2,942 Nope! Bertus, Georacer, Bill, and I are strictly moderating gratis. hgmjr Amazing! Where do you guys find time for this??? #### MrChips Joined Oct 2, 2009 25,036 Wouldn't it be great if I got a$1 for every person I help on AAC.
But no such thing. We are all in this pro bono.

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
They get Free Lap dances from us FL folk! Its our tradition. Like flowers in Hawaii.

#### jaygatsby

Joined Nov 23, 2011
182
If whoever owns it really does make loads of cash, is he laughing all the way to the bank, with people to mod for free?

#### maxpower097

Joined Feb 20, 2009
816
Noone gets paid, I think occasionally people donate money. The web says you can make 100k a year off adds but they don't wanna comprimise the site with adds. I'm for it. Make a lil money with some proper banners. Even $20k a year would be nice. Thread Starter #### jaygatsby Joined Nov 23, 2011 182 I'm motion that we start an official moderator appreciation day. Who seconds? #### #12 Joined Nov 30, 2010 18,223 I second that motion. #### Georacer Joined Nov 25, 2009 5,182 I don't know how much the site hosting costs, but I 'd bet over$500 a year. jrap doesn't accept donations, though, and the ads are very limited, if not non-existent.

We mods get paid though. I have paid my way out of university from moderating... NOT!
(Silly "not" jokes, gotta love English...)

Nah, we do this because we believe AAC is a neat place that deserves to be preserved.

I 'm a uni student, so I have a little time to spend. Bill and bertus, well, I don't know either.

#### praondevou

Joined Jul 9, 2011
2,942
The internet is to anonymous as that people would feel they received a gift. How many just come here , ask a question, you write a whole essay and the never come back? Some of them appreciate the help they get, though.

#### praondevou

Joined Jul 9, 2011
2,942
I don't know how much the site hosting costs, but I 'd bet over \$500 a year. jrap doesn't accept donations, though, and the ads are very limited, if not non-existent.

We mods get paid though. I have paid my way out of university from moderating... NOT!
(Silly "not" jokes, gotta love English...)

Nah, we do this because we believe AAC is a neat place that deserves to be preserved.

I 'm a uni student, so I have a little time to spend. Bill and bertus, well, I don't know either.
So much dedication is pretty impressive. Thanks to all of you.

#### Georacer

Joined Nov 25, 2009
5,182
You 're welcome!

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
25,036
The internet is to anonymous as that people would feel they received a gift. How many just come here , ask a question, you write a whole essay and the never come back? Some of them appreciate the help they get, though.
I have received the gift of knowing electronics. I give this gift back to anyone who wants it. I have received many gifts a hundred fold from AAC.

#### MrChips

Joined Oct 2, 2009
25,036
I'm with Dave and jrap on this. Money pollutes the mind.

#### strantor

Joined Oct 3, 2010
5,752
They get Free Lap dances from us FL folk! Its our tradition. Like flowers in Hawaii.
I've never seen you, but in my mind's eye, you're not someone I would want a lap dance from.

#### tshuck

Joined Oct 18, 2012
3,534
They get Free Lap dances from us FL folk! Its our tradition. Like flowers in Hawaii.
I hear they go by the same name in Florida too!

#### bertus

Joined Apr 5, 2008
21,763
Hello,

I do not get payed.
I would not even except it if it would be offered.

I like this forum best of all forums I have visited.

I am an electronics service engineer for NMR and mass spectrometers.
My main interest is with RF stuff.

Bertus