tl;dr: Help us pay for better servers (that can run better software)!
As discussed elsewhere, WFG is currently hosted on a shared server, in order to keep costs low. This means we have (quite) limited computing resources for doing interesting things with the software. For instance, one of the reasons a lot of stories don't have an episode list is that we can't process all that many RSS feeds on our current system.
To date, I have refused to put ads on WFG, and I would like to see that policy continue. However, moving WFG to its own server would significantly increase the monthly hosting costs. So, I've created a Patreon account for those of you who want to pitch in.
Authors please note: your donation, while greatly appreciated, will in no way benefit your listing. We have to keep things fair for everyone.
Currently, I've set us two goals for AWS hosting, both in USD. The first is for $60/month, which gets us a single all-in-one AWS server, where we'll run all of the site software. If we can get to $85/month, I'll put the database on a managed server where someone professional can deal with security patches and backups, which will save me a bunch of time and headaches. Note: these prices are for mid-line machines. If after some real world testing I find I can get away with less, I'll do so and adjust the goals appropriately.
Thanks for considering supporting WFG!