I don't understand why some instances have membership fees / subscription fees / paid features or pay for followers schemes. This isn't that expensive to run, really. Maybe there's going to be some significant expense when you have 1000 active users or so, but not so much that one should ask for more than donations. Maybe i'll feel differently if i ever have enough users to matter.. but right now both my relay and mastodon itself is basically a background container on my main infrastructure server..
An instance for furries, therians and otherkin. News and info site https://soc.kitsunet.net/