Hello everyone I am known online as either Manofinterests or Huey.
I’d like to talk about Keebtalk today.
Keebtalk was founded by 3 community minded individuals with a mission and a promise.
What we’re all about is on the Welcome Page of Keebtalk.
An online community is important. We believe a good community is fostered around good principles and purpose. Keebtalk will not ever be a financial entity that is sold off to the highest bidder. Legally - it actually cannot be sold - we can only propose to disband the board and sell off physical assets.
Keebtalk was a reaction. Not to Massdrop buying Geekhack. It was a reaction to the fact a community could be easily and quickly sold and purchased without any oversight. It could have been Zeal, Input Club, an unknown foreign firm, or anyone else that could have completed the transaction, but the result would have led to the creation of Keebtalk.
Healthy skepticism is important, and we understand why there may definitely be many who are skeptical of Keebtalk. Whether it is our intentions, our actions, or ourselves who are what you are skeptical about, we will always stand by our mission and our promise.
As a community, we cannot grow without great leadership, and great people to help make sure that the actions we take and continue to take will benefit this community. With this in mind, Keebtalk would like to announce our two newest board members.
These two wonderful community members will be joining our board to help lead Keebtalk. They are:
Olivia: Designer & lover of rose gold.
Nathan Kim: Youtuber and owner of impeccable sleeves.
In addition to those new members, I (Manofinterests) have been voted as the Chairman of the Board. It is my duty and goal to ensure the board stays fluid and can make changes as necessary. (Also to get to your user verifications)
These updates are reflected on our “about us page.
This isn’t the end of expanding the Keebtalk board, but we believe this is the best step we could have taken and welcome both Nathan and Olivia with open arms.
Keebtalk does not ever plan on paying the board. Everyone on the board understands what our mission is. We understand that we all want to improve the community. We do this because we love the hobby.
In order to continue ahead with our mission to improve the community, we had to create a financial plan in order to be self sustaining and to be able to move forward. We do not want to burden users with advertising banners. We want this to be an open community that everyone can learn and grow from.
Our financial plan is to request the monetary support of larger vendors who are willing to support this community. The money will go to hosting/server costs. These individuals who choose to help us do so out of their confidence in our mission and our promise. The highest benefit that they will earn will be a page titled “Friends of Keebtalk” where their logo and name will be displayed.
In the future, direct donations to our 501©(3) will become an option. We are still in the process of filing the required paperwork. After we obtain the 501©(3), our financial records will be fully accessible by the public for scrutiny.
The charter of the non-profit will require board members to act in their private capacity as keyboard hobbyists for the good of the community. Any attempt to use the community to benefit their own private or commercial interests will trigger mechanisms for voting members off the board.
While we have recently added new board members, we are now looking for moderators for Keebtalk. We are looking for the best and brightest of the community who will set a good example for others to follow. We desire those who will help shape and enforce the rules to the benefit of the community.
If you are interested in applying for a moderator position, check out:
If you believe in the mission and promise of Keebtalk and want to support us, please check out:
The mission of the board has remained unchanged from the establishment of Keebtalk.com.
We invite you to join us in crafting the next era in this hobby we all so dearly love.
Please feel free to Ask Me Anything.