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Patreon -- Keeping the community pay bills.

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A reminder for everyone, In order to keep the community sustainable and to afford the payments for the ts3 and server hosting our site, as well as new things to come such as:

1) New forum themes, as Xenforo keeps updating itself, so must we.

2) Tourney games -- More into it from @Hawk.

3) add-ons, such as ratings, Steam integration and more on this to come.

4) I leave this option for suggestions, if people would like to suggest, feel free.

Recently, we've had a problem regarding payments and we found out that we're not getting enough funds to even sustain ourselves, from Patreon we're getting 12$ month, as example, The community needed a sum of 26$ to sustain it self on a monthly basis, now that's an issue.

After some checks and adaptations we did some changes that lowered the amount needed to pay monthly, however, we still are in dire need of Patrons.

I don't want to ask people to do it, but I think we can easily achieve 1$ patrons from many people, we have more than enough people to afford such a thing, that aside, my reasoning for this thread was simply to put awareness in the community's situation as well as alerting some problems we face.

Rest assured, the community aside is doing terrific, With @Hawk on the Tournaments planning and forum games back again, and with the arrival of WoW Classic, WC:Reforged, We'll have many games to invest in for all of us, I hope to see you all there :)
 
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The current bills are about half of what we used to pay, just as a heads up. But that doesn't mean that overflow will be wasted, as draggie said tourneys and other upgrades also cost money.

I really do urge everyone to drop a penny or two, as I always feel like a dick when I ask the staff members with actual jobs chip in to pay the bills. As draggie said that 2 bucks a month really don't seem a lot, but they ARE.

Anyway if you got any questions about how your money would be spent or anything else ask away :)
 

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If I'd give for example a 100 fucking $
What do I gain for it?
 

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If I'd give for example a 100 fucking $
What do I gain for it?
Donator rank, access to the music bot, custom rating and title. And premium quality Bath water.
 

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"And premium quality Bath water. "
Alright I'll pay half then, since that's the only interesting thingy
PM tomorrow
 

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Why pay for a ts3 server when u can have a free discord server?
 

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Why pay for a ts3 server when u can have a free discord server?
Because 20+ people use it every day over Disocrd. And teamspeak is actually free we're just paying for the forums.
 

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Apparently we are at 14$ now. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to increase my monthly donation anymore until October. So I'll revisit it then. However, I recommend Draggy or Hawk get in touch with everyone who donates to make sure Patreon is tallying up the donations properly. Because I have a feeling it's not.
 

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Apparently we are at 14$ now. Unfortunately, I cannot afford to increase my monthly donation anymore until October. So I'll revisit it then. However, I recommend Draggy or Hawk get in touch with everyone who donates to make sure Patreon is tallying up the donations properly. Because I have a feeling it's not.
Patreon does take a cut of the donation. So that might be the case.
 

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Why not just use the old forum style one from what was it? 2015?
That one may be looking old and not in touch with nowadays standards but it did its job by making a place where the people could write and post something and (I can't remember it 100%) it was free/ a very low amount of money
The donations won't increase by giving the donators those little things, either increase what the donators can receive or get more donators, who really just want to support this 'clan'/'forum'
just an opinion
 
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Why not just use the old forum style one from what was it? 2015?
That one may be looking old and not in touch with nowadays standards but it did its job by making a place where the people could write and post something and (I can't remember it 100%) it was free/ a very low amount of money
The donations won't increase by giving the donators those little things, either increase what the donators can receive or get more donators, who really just want to support this 'clan'/'forum'
just an opinion
first donate, you fek, then i will do it, you haven't even donated once!!
-.>_<.-
 

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first donate, you fek, then i will do it, you haven't even donated once!!
-.>_<.-
Why would I donate to something what I wouldn't Support .
Also, it's a free choice and Not a forced one .
And it seems like you're in a desperate state and have No Idea onto how to Deal with this mess, apart from asking the community.
 

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Why would I donate to something what I wouldn't Support .
Also, it's a free choice and Not a forced one .
And it seems like you're in a desperate state and have No Idea onto how to Deal with this mess, apart from asking the community.
far from it, but your sentences earlier would mean something to me if you were to show contribution of any sort to it, Here now you're saying that you wouldn't donate to something you wouldn't support.

However. that is the contradiction as I've stated--i'll explain, that in order to have the forum appeal to you just like it was in 2015, as well as giving donators more than 'little things', I would also be more encouraged if people like you were to support, as well as show the same idea, you just said you wouldn't donate to something you support despite suggesting something that would encourage you to show some form of support, Or is it made just out of selfish reasons that you have, because your suggestions so far are only called for by you, isn't it safe to assume that only you want it? therefore I can call it selfish.

Mess? It's only to shed light to problems we have, as community that depends on people to support itself, and is a non-profiting community, anything we do cost out of someone's pocket, No idea how to deal with it? I think the reason of this whole thread is a testimony to the fact that we know how to deal with it, BUT TO EACH HIS OWN.
 

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far from it, but your sentences earlier would mean something to me if you were to show contribution of any sort to it, Here now you're saying that you wouldn't donate to something you wouldn't support.
That was Just an option, my opinion and nothing more.And ofc I dont donate I dont get/have money and even If I could I wouldn't donate more than some months before I think it's pointless. I'm not kind enough for this.
However. that is the contradiction as I've stated--i'll explain, that in order to have the forum appeal to you just like it was in 2015, as well as giving donators more than 'little things', I would also be more encouraged if people like you were to support, as well as show the same idea, you just said you wouldn't donate to something you support despite suggesting something that would encourage you to show some form of support, Or is it made just out of selfish reasons that you have, because your suggestions so far are only called for by you, isn't it safe to assume that only you want it? therefore I can call it selfish.
I agree that it was selfish but is it wrong to state my opinion? Perhaps it is selfish but because I think the old Forum was more fitting to the theme , the plain and simple design was still somehow more inspiring to come and it was somehow more active too.
Back to the topic, proposing ideas which attracts or are worthwhile to get will get you more donators. I mean giving some ideas of how it could be in the future is free and is a nice advertisement. People having the same idea is not something you can achieve by talking and or give them something but to have a common goal and what is the current goal? Getting money to have this forum and receive the same thing? There is so much potential here but without a change in a while it will become boring and donations will decrease.


Mess? It's only to shed light to problems we have, as community that depends on people to support itself, and is a non-profiting community, anything we do cost out of someone's pocket, No idea how to deal with it? I think the reason of this whole thread is a testimony to the fact that we know how to deal with it, BUT TO EACH HIS OWN.
I agree with you on this and apologize if there were any harsh thoughts that came up by reading my post,it's been a month since this thread was made and just discovered this existed , so I can't say this if it was dealt with but if you're not dealing with this soon it will become worse .
 

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Hello. I'm glad to see the financial support increased since the start of the post.
Gj all and many thanks to the people who can donate.
 
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