U2start is a website focusing on the music band U2 and their fans, you can find more about us and our history on our about us page
Yes, U2start is and always will remain free, we don't expect anything from you. That's what U2 and U2 fans are all about in our opinion. We do accept donations in order to support the site since is costs us more money to run than it gains.
No, U2start is not affiliated with U2, their management company, their record label or any related bodies. The only official U2 website with a real connection with the band is U2.com.
U2start is a busy site, that's why we work a lot with caching (to not reload/refresh all of our content every visit). Some heavy queries are only ran every 10 or 60 minutes to make the pages load really fast(er) for you. As a result of that you might notice that for instance, the list with forum top posters, is not always up to date with the real values. It is possible that the list will let you know that some user has 2340 posts but that the user actually has already 2345 posts. Those kind of statistics and some lists with latest videos/bootlegs/etc. are updated every 10 to 60 minutes, depending on how important the values are and how often they change.
First of all, very kind of you to consider adding your own language to U2start. As you probably already know, U2start can be viewed in many languages. U2 fans are people all over the world, speaking all kinds of languages. To make U2start the best U2 website we also want to be the most accessible website. If you think you are able to translate U2start in your own native language (or any other language you know good enough), please contact Remy (remy at u2start.com). The translation is very easy and will take you a couple of hours, we will of course support you with the original translation. Thanks!
Note: You can also be a part of the translation team of a current language, contact me about that too if you want.