Monthly Donations

Discussion in 'News & Updates' started by The Dark Wizard, Sep 30, 2015.

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  1. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

    Hey All,


    So we've sorted through everyone's input on the matter and have come to the conclusion that the best way to handle the site raising money is to just do it every month with a decent number so the Donation Manager doesn't lock it self.


    Doing this monthly has several advantages:

    • Not having to solely depend on this once a year
    • Flexible, the goal can decrease or increase as needed, unlike this last fundraiser which while allowing us to do many things, was still a failure because the server got upgraded several times through out the event and we couldn't just update the goal midway through the event.


    We will be working on monthly icons to collect but they will NOT be three tier(bronze, silver, gold). They are not ready yet and will be retroactively applied for anyone who donates before they are done being created. You can also get a gold ribbon/name for that month.


    What monthly donations cover:

    • Hosting
    • Mandrill.com (its what keeps our emails from hitting your spam box or worse, never reaching you at all)
    • Advertisements (Its what keeps RpNation number one on Google Search Results)
    • Features/Addons


    If we ever need to do yearly fundraisers, they will be for extremely large undertakings like hiring a programmer to create something custom for us, fixing bugs, what ever have you that isn't normal to RpNation's continuation.


    If you have any questions or concerns please post below. You can check out the new donation page here: Donation Campaigns | RpNation.com - Best Roleplay Forum which also has a Recurring Donations button by popular demand.
     
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  2. Mogwai

    Mogwai She's.... Baaaccckkk

    Nice, nice. Now the only thing for me to do is to get a job.
     
  3. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

    There are many ways to help RpN, like recruiting your friends :) !


    But yeah, this way is much easier for us, and as needed we can lower it when ever we manage to cut down costs, and raise it as needed. This last fundraiser allowed us to do much, but we still didn't cover the whole year's hosting costs for example, because the goal was for like 2 servers a go, we updated twice in the middle of the event.
     
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  4. Civetta

    Civetta E̥ͤͨͪͤ̏́nͩ̏̀͂c̓ͯryͦ̐p̉ͮ͌te͑ͭ̅d̓ͨ ̄͑̒̈Traveler

    I'll do what I must.

     
  5. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    #5 TheHappyPikachu, Sep 30, 2015
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    I'll make sure to donate!! :D ....





    ... *silence*...


    Next time I have money!!! xD
     
  6. Mogwai

    Mogwai She's.... Baaaccckkk

    Hm... well, any way to help the site I will do my best at. :)
     
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  7. Queen of Fantasy

    Queen of Fantasy I can't draw

    What happens if I do not donate? Because I'm in high school, I do not have a job, and the chore money I make goes fast.
     
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  8. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

    [QUOTE="Queen of Fantasy]What happens if I do not donate? Because I'm in high school, I do not have a job, and the chore money I make goes fast.

    [/QUOTE]
    Nothing?


    Its not required :P !


    The site is currently kept afloat by the Administration. This is our passion, so we won't ever let the site go down.
     
  9. Queen of Fantasy

    Queen of Fantasy I can't draw

    [QUOTE="The Dark Wizard]Nothing?
    Its not required :P !


    The site is currently kept afloat by the Administration. This is our passion, so we won't ever let the site go down.

    [/QUOTE]
    Oh thank goodness!!
     
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  10. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    [QUOTE="Queen of Fantasy]What happens if I do not donate? Because I'm in high school, I do not have a job, and the chore money I make goes fast.

    [/QUOTE]
    Same!! but if I ever get some money that I don't need I'll be sure to help out best I can!!! :D :) "^.^ xD
     
  11. Ginko The Mushishi

    Ginko The Mushishi Traveling Mushi-Shi

    Ohhh, I'm quite interested in new keys/icons you'll be creating. I'd love to donate as much as possible when the time arrives. I'm also quite ecstatic that it will be monthly rather than yearly, I'll be donating sooner or later I'm sure though, anything to help the community and website itself! (<3)(<3)(<3)
     
  12. King Of Imagination

    King Of Imagination Jak, The Third J of the Apocalypse

    #12 King Of Imagination, Sep 30, 2015
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    I approve of this. More opportunities to force money down the throats of our overlords.
     
  13. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

    Thanks so much :) !


    The Donations were already open as of this announcement. Yeah making it Monthly allows it to be more flexible and allows us to raise what we need. The big yearly events when and IF they are needed, can be for really big stuff.

    [QUOTE="King Of Imagination]
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    I approve of this. More opportunities to force money down the throats of our overlords.

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    That would certainly please the administration, pretty sure at least two out of the three of us are only eating ramen and tea :P !
     
  14. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    #14 TheHappyPikachu, Sep 30, 2015
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    Me when donating on sites:

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    More Features?!?!?:

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    Pretty much I'm just happy about this news!!!! xD :D :D :D

    RPN summed up:

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    -(WE HAS COOKIEZ!?!?!? :3)




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    -(That moment... when people go too far without fade too black. -_- )




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    - (PLOT TWIST!!!! xD )

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    1. (^^ Love dis' one.)



    2. (Yup!!)



    3. (Role-play Cs gone wrong....
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    Me all day, every day... on RPN. (Is this song, right here. xD ):


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    @The Dark Wizard
     
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  15. Mordecai

    Mordecai the traitorous queen

    Thanks for all the support and love. (: The admin team loves this site and it's so nice to see so many people sharing your passion.


    We have the best community on the net!
     
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  16. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    Agreed!!! *high-five!*... prob not gonna get response so... umm... *Air high-five!!* xD *sigh*.... it works. lonely-... but works. :D
     
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  17. Mordecai

    Mordecai the traitorous queen

    *air highpaw*
     
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  18. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    (I probably should've used my paw too.. considering I'm a Pikachu... whatever, lets just say I made Ash Ketchum high-five you instead!! xD )


    SO happy right now!!!!! #SENPAINOTICEDME!?!?!? (:3)(:3)(:3)(:3)(:3)(:3)(*U*)(*U*)(*U*)(*U*)(*U*)(*U*)(*U*)
     
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  19. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

  20. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    [QUOTE="The Dark Wizard]<3 to all

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    <3 back!! :3
     
  21. Musician

    Musician The Pear Queen
    Moderator Supporter

    My favorite part about the new donation system is that every time you load the homepage, the cute little tracker bar loads until it represents the amount of donations that have been made. It makes the small, five year old child inside of me giggle with glee each time I see it.
     
  22. welian

    welian Grim Mistress

    The "Top Donors" page shows users who haven't donated - is there a way to change that, to filter all those $0.00 people, or are they there to stay?
     
  23. LishaRose

    LishaRose Active Member

    Maybe when I'm eating something a little more then Ramon I can pass along the spare change. -claws back in to my hole-
     
  24. The Dark Wizard

    The Dark Wizard Unity is False
    Administrator

    In less then a day we reached 33 percent :) !


    Thanks everyone :P !
     
  25. TheHappyPikachu

    TheHappyPikachu WE DID IIIIIIIII- Is everyone else feeling hungry?

    [QUOTE="The Dark Wizard]In less then a day we reached 33 percent :) !
    Thanks everyone :P !

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    Yay!!! :D :D :D
     

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