Neptunus Lex is a free site, not a pay site. All people of good will are welcome, regardless of whether they contribute monetary donations, commentary or page views.
But we’ve created a neat little community here, and keeping the plates spinning – while maintaining standards – is a non-trivial effort. And, of course, there are direct costs involved in maintaining a private server to host the site.
Over the course of the years, I have been the grateful recipient of many generous donations – For the Effort! – and any occasional reader who prefers is welcome to continue to support the site and community by that method.
For others looking to provide recurrent support more conveniently, a subscription service via PayPal is now being offered.
The monthly subscription is most the generous at $6 per period, and is roughly equivalent to a magazine subscription. The semi-annual is least expensive at $6 per half year. The subscription cost is fixed rather than amortized because of PayPal’s cost structure – for each donation received, PayPal charges 2.9% plus 30 cents.
In 2009, we averaged a little over 130 posts per month, so a monthly subscription is basically 5¢ per post, while the six-month subscription adds up to not quite a penny. It’s over to you to determine whether these our efforts are quite worth that.
Donations are, as always, purely voluntary and subscriptions may be canceled at any time. If the spirit moves you, please choose a frequency which best meets your desires – and thanks!