As far as the entire 'not paying everyone who has put forth effort into the perlmonks engine', I don't believe that such a thing is really necessary. I think the real reason that tye was put forth as the one who should be given a little $$$ is because he is willing to focus entirely on perlmonks, letting even his job fall by the wayside for a short period of time. Sure, others have contributed to the perlmonks codebase, but we are talking about a major project here that only one person appears brave enough to devour :)
Don't take this the wrong way. I'm not saying that tye is the only contributor around here: he just happens to be one of the most productive and the guy that wants to put the time in to do some really wonderful things. To members of the pmdev group: there is no way in the Monastery Hell that this site would be as great as it is without your efforts. Don't even start to believe that your work goes unnoticed. I'm sure we'd be short a few features and we'd be a little slower without the lot of you. If you want to be paid as well, think of some huge project that would greatly benefit the site and you too may be on the funding-for-<insert name here> list.
What I am saying is that I support the idea of donations being contributed for a let-tye-take-some-time-off-work-fund. Give me two months and I may have a credit card of my own to throw in a few bucks :). In regards to the whole fund setup, would it be possible to simply allow us to enter a little comment with our donations? That way, little comments such as 'for tye', 'for development', 'for hardware', 'for anything' could be tagged on, so it would be clear as to where each donation should be directed?
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