From my perspective and having seen this asked and answered over the years, I've come to the conclusion that all the above and many more yet unknown, apply to our team. The reasons are as varied as the team.
One may do it because they love a complex challenge. Another may do it to 'pay it forward' (Thats a common reply). Yet another may do it for reasons only they know. With the diversity of the team the list of reasons why will be long and varied.
Suffice it to say we are eternally grateful for their help and expertise no matter what the motivation is.
But I will add that Bleeping Computer does not pay any of it's staff for their participation or help supplied. So a fat paycheck is not one of the answers you'll see.
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