Not sure there would be need for a separate website. Author would just need to create a patreon or indiegogo or similar project and keep in mind the Blizzard TOS (no exclusive content for donating users and such).
Because of the massive fraud risk. Below illustrates what I mean.
I could submit "my" project to it and get tons of backing money. However it turns out "my" project is not mine but someone else's highly popular map so I get tons of money and the content author sees none of it. Do not think I will be returning any of because it is now in *insert country which does not respect the west here*.
Obviously I would not do that as I have at least some morals. However there are thousands of scammers world wide who would not flinch for a second to do something like that.
You could always contact a map maker and ask if there is a way you could give them support for their map.
I'm not sure there would be that many people willing to go out of their way to donate to make it worthwhile. I've never advertized or asked for money but I've had one person donate to paypal and I've had others ask me for my paypal account but then not give me anything. I guess when it came down to it they just didn't feel like giving their money away, which I can totally understand.
A big enough project which rellies on funding would probably have their own kickstarter page up and be advertizing it already.
lol, celle la est bonne, donc alors, si tu comprend pas mon anglais je vais te parler dans ma langue natale. Oui j'ai essayer de lancer mon project en ligne vela quelques années, malheureusement, cetais trop bugger. Je nest pas assez fait de test avant de lancer le kickstarter. Mais quand meme, l'idée selon moi, était bonne. J'ai tenter de faire un guide en anglais aussi, pour que les américan puisse mieux comprendre mon projet. Et oui, mon anglais est plein fautes, cest pas ma langue natale! J'aimerais bien te voir écrire une page de 2000 mots en Français voir si je vais tout comprendre.
En plus, cest faux que tout ce que je veux c du cash, je donne beaucoup sur twitch, Stream et indiesgame, alors quand on ne c'est pas de quoi on parle mon gros, ont interprète pas!
I understand brother. I have not spoken or written French in over 10 years so I have no doubt how horrible it would be.
I want you to succeed, the same as I want everyone to succeed, myself included. But I believe it is a waste of time trying to flog the dead horse that is the arcade. Whilst I cannot tell you what to do, I believe in terms of making money we must switch platforms and engines. At this moment it will be easier to get blood from a stone than money from the arcade community simply because the majority of us are poor, and the numbers are not there.