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RainAndSadness

RainAndSadness

Administrator
Jun 12, 2018
1,835
Hello everyone.

Some members approached me recently and asked if and how they can donate to the forum. First of all, they're highly appreciated. Donations help to keep this place running smoothly and take some of the financial burden to run this community.

If you want to donate, you can use this BTC address: 3BEGzbd98MH3wPcvoXb7APvkkJFEK861KN

You can also DM me privately if you wish to donate in other ways! And once again, thanks a lot to everyone who contributes to the forum.

Sincerely,
RainAndSadness
 
Al_stargate

Al_stargate

Wizard
Mar 4, 2022
657
Maybe you can share some data, about costs and how much it is to run this site. People might be more inclined to donate that way. Kinda like Wikipedia that has that bar thing that lets you know how much they need.
 
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Smart No More

Visionary
May 5, 2021
2,664
Having been a moderator on another forum I can say the costs are not low. Hosting is pretty pricey. Especially when there's a lot of media uploaded. Data heavy Pic's and vid's. It's in the thousands per year. Some forums run raffles to pay for hosting. Unfortunately I'm not sure how that could work here so donations are essential in avoiding the expense falling on Mods and Admin.
Maybe you can share some data, about costs and how much it is to run this site. People might be more inclined to donate that way. Kinda like Wikipedia that has that bar thing that lets you know how much they need.
A countdown/up would be a useful feature I agree. The only concern I'd have is that any encouraging factors to donate would be interpreted as conveniently negative to the likes of fixers. Still, needs must right?! Transparency could have a positive spin too. Bit of a minefield is all.
 
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Maria Luz

Maria Luz

Member
Jul 4, 2022
25
Habiendo sido moderador en otro foro, puedo decir que los costos no son bajos. El alojamiento es bastante caro. Especialmente cuando hay muchos medios cargados. Fotos y videos pesados de datos. Está en los miles por año. Algunos foros organizan sorteos para pagar el alojamiento. Desafortunadamente, no estoy seguro de cómo podría funcionar eso aquí, por lo que las donaciones son esenciales para evitar que los gastos recaigan en moderadores y administradores.

Una cuenta atrás/arriba sería una función útil, estoy de acuerdo. La única preocupación que tengo es que cualquier factor alentador para donar sería interpretado como convenientemente negativo para gente como reparadores. Aún así, las necesidades deben ¿verdad? La transparencia también podría tener un giro positivo. Un poco de un campo minado es todo.
Y si pasan este sitio a una app? Cómo amino o una que creen ustedes mejor
 
Maria Luz

Maria Luz

Member
Jul 4, 2022
25
I was saying what if they pass this website to an application? Like Amino, you can create a community there or else another app that you think is convenient
 
ManicPanic2018

ManicPanic2018

Night of the final day
Sep 11, 2022
182
Do you accept donations in XMR? I've got a bit of change floating around in my wallet that will be going to waste otherwise.
 
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RainAndSadness

RainAndSadness

Administrator
Jun 12, 2018
1,835
Do you accept donations in XMR? I've got a bit of change floating around in my wallet that will be going to waste otherwise.

Yes.

XMR address: 42hxeeaMKgFhA3CCGAFgsHEatsoFL13JK8GYKzDQdRKhBCCWLSh81RZinGCMQXPFrgVu6T37f6ideZmMwuz4pA2dRMyU8Bt
 
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ReluctantSeeker

Member
Mar 5, 2021
33
I've been trying to get into bitcoin (or XMR/Monero) for things like this but now I think the government here requires you to report any crypto transactions, and I'm hesitant to leave anything like a paper trail for any reason. Are local transactions the only way left to get 'physical' money converted into crypto while maintaining privacy?
 
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