Hi! I’m an admin over at https://discuss.pixls.us, a community for photographers who use Free Software. We’re lucky enough to have our costs covered by community donations, but I’m not sure how long that will be sustainable as we continue to grow. I also take the job of spending people’s donations quite seriously and I’ve been trying to think of ways to reduce our costs.
Since we’re image makers, our forum is extremely image heavy. Our largest cost by far is our Amazon S3 bandwidth costs (almost entirely egress bandwidth). Our S3 storage costs are quite minimal.
It would be beneficial to use to be able to have those images and other media load via webtorrent a la peertube.
I would see this feature as two things, (1) users who visit the site download media from other users using webtorrent and (2) some sort of RSS feed that I can subscribe to in a torrent client so users can be “super seeders” that just provide the site with bandwidth.