Fundraiser to modernize the SWDB

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The Spaghetti Western Database is exactly 10 years old already. That is amazing. It was, and still is, a hobby project. At the same time, the SWDB is the internet’s largest English-language resource on the genre and an international community that I am proud to be a part of.

We are now launching a small fundraiser to give the SWDB some overdue improvements that I am unable to do myself and that we’ll need to pay someone to do.

donate with paypalHere is what we want to do:

  1. Commission a visual relaunch of the SWDB to make it work in all browser, including mobile devices (aka. responsive design) with a consistent visual identity and better usability
  2. Update the software and fix such plugins like Youtube integration, banners, spam protection, SEO, etc.
  3. Improve security and performance of the website, increase hosting stability, pay for running costs and improve The Planet as well as the Forums

We are aiming at raising up to 5.000 USD over the next few weeks or months to get this going.


Here is a calculation: Our Facebook page has almost 15.000 followers. If only a few hundred of them donate a fistful of dollars each, we’re in the safe zone.

Once we do have the funds I plan to have a designer come up with a few proposals that we can all vote on before implementation. Let’s make the SWDB fit for the future. Thank you for your help, this website is truly one of the most fantastic things ever.


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5 Responses

  1. Dr. X says:

    $5000 is a lot of money. We’re gonna have to earn it…
    (you could have asked for $200,000 and the Phrase would be more accurate)

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