How do you all feel about making some UI changes to prompt more donations to Tildes?
For newer users' edification, at the very least we need to pay Deimos enough to keep working on this project full time. If I understand the situation correctly, Deimos has put around 2 years into this project and I know that we are really lucky to have someone as skilled as he is, working on a project as noble as Tildes.
I feel that the current UI which prompts users to donate is much too passive as compared to a normal "call to action." All we currently have is:
It has no advertising, no investors, and is supported by your donations.
The subtlety of that donate link is part of the coolness of Tildes, but I have come across users' comments about how they were not aware of the Tildes Patreon.
So how can we do better without being annoying? What design patterns for this do you like on other sites?