The Ruby.social Patreon now has a couple of benefits available for supporters:
Super supporters can now nominate a custom emoji which will be added to the instance for their (any anyone else's) use!
Companies/bigger organisations can now also show their support of Ruby.social with a logo and link from the homepage.
Find out more:
What about mandatory (or make "strongly" optional?) $5/mo for company/bot accounts? It's not expensive but it might be enough to pay for your hosting and admin work without impacting individual devs.
A Mastodon instance for Rubyists & friends