The Community Pot
Every night we pay out a portion of the Community Pot (5% or $25, whichever is greatest).
Community Pot Total: $18
The Community Pot has 3 sources of income:
1.) Community Sponsors who donate to the community
2.) Askers who fail to get an answer, but who donate their prize rather than ask for a refund
3.) The per-question Community Pot contribution, which is currently $0.50
Experts are paid proportionally to the amount of money they have earned on the site during the last 30 days.
Good Citizens receive 3 times the normal amount from the Community Pot. That is, their share is triple weighted.