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« on: April 09, 2011 »
I've installed a different donations module to the site.

I like this version because it's flexible enough to let a person decide what amount to donate.
I'd just like to let you know why I have added this again and why it was removed before.

I had to add the subscriptions because I was in a very bad place with money at the time and I unexpectedly had to buy new hosting after Hostpappa wrecked our site.

The subscriptions were then taken off the site actually because Retro-Remakes shares the webspace.  This year, however I will be handing that site over to Stormbringer or Stormbringer will be making a donation to DBF to cover their side of things - if the latter case happens and we are over target it will be re-invested in the hosting or offered as comp prizes.



This version actually has a bar that shows the progress towards the goal of hosting, it is also automatically summarises the donations and takes paypal charges into account and displays them so that anybody can see the balance sheet :)

Also, I am billed by Xilo each year, the PDF of the bill is and will be available to anyone who has donated via PM (I am not posting it as it contains my home address and phone number).

About comp prizes, some people agree with the giving of cash for comps, and others don't agree.
Whether you agree or not, the giving of prizes in demo competitions is a time honoured custom, even if it is only a few pounds to buy some beer and it's going to continue here.



I will leave this active, my expectations are that I will still be putting my hand in my pocket for some of the hosting and comp prizes, but that's cool.  I don't mind doing it at all, this is just here in case anyone wants to put something towards the site and you shouldn't feel pressurised or obligated at all.

Please pay attention to the above paragraph, the choice to donate lies with the individual.

The donation menu is on the menu bar if you want to check it out.

Thanks :)



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Re: Donations
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2011 »
As I stated over at RR once, this is a good idea and the way that it's gonna happen is cool, too!

But maybe I'm completely blind or dumb (or both), where is that menu?  ??? All i got is:

HOME | HELP| SEARCH | ADMIN | MODERATE | PROFILE | MY MESSAGES | CALENDAR | MEMBERS | LOGOUT

Or am I not allowed to donate as a senior member?  ;)
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Re: Donations
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2011 »
Thanks Padman, could you check again now please?

It should be in between MEMBERS and LOGOUT.

Nothing's working without a fight today ;)
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Re: Donations
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2011 »
Yup, it's working now. Good, I'm not completely retarded then. I was worried.  :D

Looks cool! I mean the donation site. Very clear.
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Re: Donations
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2011 »
I'm glad you pointed it out because I would have had no way of knowing!

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Re: Donations
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2011 »
No prob. ;) Wow, Karma's '69' now, how naughty...  ;D Thx.
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Re: Donations
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2011 »
Great idea about the donations option. This way we get to help keeping a great forum alive and online.

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Re: Donations
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2011 »
WOW!

Thanks for your generosity Zawran!
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Re: Donations
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2011 »
And the other anonymous person who sent 50!  That's much appreciated!!

You're very kind.

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Re: Donations
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2011 »
We just like the place, thats all, and you're welcome. :)

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Re: Donations
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2011 »
lol ... wanted to reach the campaign goal, but I failed  :telloff:

Anyway, a thing it is more than reasonable to have such a donation function in this place. And I like how the plugin
works.
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Re: Donations
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2011 »
Cheers Benny!

Thanks for contributing, it's really appreciated. :)

And I like how the plugin works.

I love how it's so transparrent, it's really easy to reconcile this against the invoice I get from Xilo each year :)
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Re: Donations
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2011 »
There you go, I just robbed the piggy bank. We're at 101% now.  ;D
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Re: Donations
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2011 »
Good times!!!

Thanks Padman :)
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Re: Donations
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2011 »
You're welcome.  ;)
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Re: Donations
« Reply #15 on: April 10, 2011 »
Yeah, cool!
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Re: Donations
« Reply #16 on: April 10, 2011 »
Thanks Raizor!

That was really generous of you!
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Re: Donations
« Reply #17 on: April 10, 2011 »
My pleasure Shockwave, glad to help where I can. This is a geat forum and you do a top job looking after it (as does everyone else involved).
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Re: Donations
« Reply #18 on: April 11, 2011 »
Great idea mate i am more than happy to help  :carrot:
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Re: Donations
« Reply #19 on: April 11, 2011 »
Thank you very, very much Paul!

That's really appreciated :)
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