How do we make sure that the site remains free?
A lot of people speculate that some of the major issues which made Stack Overflow/Stack Exchange decline are
The focus of the company upon generating more popularity for more funding and ad-views, and
Neglecting the core Q&A experience’s development to focus upon the paid services like Teams.
There’s no point in considering the addition of premium paid features for the site we’re presently working on, but we should have a vague plan about keeping finances up.
The Wikipedia foundation is pretty big and well-known, so it’s fairly easy (or at least possible) for them to pull in donations. SE has ads. What will we have? I don’t have the best understanding of how databases for sites work, but I’m pretty sure that if we start building a large repository of content, it will not be free.