The idea of paying people for writing articles comes up about once a year. So far we've thought it was not really feasible, mainly due to additional costs on top of the recurring costs of which premium users fortunately pay a share. :) Now we are thinking about a donation model, and pay authors from those donations. Below you can find a rough draft of what we are thinking off but this is of course a first setup of the idea and open to discussion and change on every point. So what do you, the community and potential article writers, think about this idea. Is it a good idea, will it attract more people writing stuff on EP, will people actually donate some money for a good article, anything else we should add/remove or change? To increase the output of quality content we are thinking about the following: In each month it will be possible to donate to a monthly pool. Donations can be done in real world cash via PayPal, and possibly in game by purchasing items from a shop/shopkeeper. But also think of more creative ways: donating "TT food" from a small hunt, service providers could donate one of their products/services, for example a flight service could donate a free flight, you can donate a team hunt and provide X PED of ammo, etc etc etc. We ask people to create quality articles (possibly also guides or even videos) that can be put on the EntropiaPlanets frontpage. The topic of these can be diverse and would be up to the author: a review of a new content release/feature/tool (website)/etc, a report on the economy (or any other aspect) of enhancers/instances/melee amps/etc an interview with a player/society/developer/etc, the history of a system/annual event/creature/etc and many more. (All content on EP is published under a free Creative Commons license, so the articles can also be used by other websites) Each month there's a poll to select the 'best' article(s). The pool of donations of a month are given to the authors. Maybe split 3:2:1, so for example if the pool sums up to 240 PED the split would be 120 for first place, 80 for second, 40 for 3rd.