I would post this in the donor forum, but my donor status has expired.
Over at the Umbi, mod szrs posts the following:
$25 is just for the software license, we use the exact same software that the coma uses.
loading images from other sites has nothing to do with the server.
also, this server runs a bunch of other sites, which is why i would never ask for server fees.
the server hasn't had any issues since the start of theumbi.com
Why is the Coma $600/year? What exactly are the donors paying for?