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    Hi everyone,

    As you may have seen recently, this forum just celebrated its 9th anniversary online. The forum was originally created by Bilbojr as a tribute to Suzy with the intention of providing a place on the net where any member could come, relax, let their hair down, and express their thoughts and opinions without fear of retribution. It also became a place where members could share their content just for the sake of sharing. We are different from every forum like this on the net because none of us are people who post for money. Bilbojr has paid the costs of keeping the forum online all this time mostly out of his own pocket because unlike most forums, we have no ad revenue to sustain the forum or make a profit either. This was done intentionally on his part from the start.

    Unfortunately, as you know, life seems to throw everyone a curve ball eventually and unfair as this may seem, life threw a curve ball at Bilbojr. He is currently dealing with some pretty serious medical issues and he is unable to work at this time. This means that he is no longer able to pay the server costs by himself.

    Staff has already pitched in to keep the forum online but we need your help too. Please understand, we would never think less of anyone who is not able to afford to help. We’ve all been there sometimes and we would never want anyone to put their financial well being in jeopardy by donating when they cannot afford it.

    However, if you really like this forum and you want us to be here for you, we would like to ask you to donate any amount that will help us to pay the monthly server costs.

    Just click on one of the donate buttons at the top or bottom of the forum and you can donate anonymously if you wish using PayPal or a credit card. In order to see the donate button, please deactivate your AdBlocker (uBlock origin, AdBlockPlus, etc). We do not receive any payment information or store it so your payment details will be safe.

    On behalf of Bilbojr and my fellow staff members, thank you for your support.

    We love you all.

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    I appreciate this place, and I'm willing to donate, but is there anything like a "monthly fundraiser ticker" that could be created?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Persephone View Post
    "monthly fundraiser ticker"
    Mind you, this is my own comment and any opinions are my own.

    We're not trying to make this a regular monthly thing. Just a few bucks from members here and there
    and when there's enough to have a buffer, we'll shut it down like we did the last time.

    There's no magic goal number. Just some help.

    Plus I absolutely hate those forums that have a ticking monthly money begging over the top of them.
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    I don't believe we have a way to create an automated ticker or countdown on the forum itself.

    I can tell that that the invoice comes due in the middle of each month and will be automatically debited from the account that we are using for donations.

    We are currently paid through the middle of June. If we could raise just @120 US total, this will keep the forum going for an entire year at current costs. However, this is not in itself a goal.

    Any donation made if it is possible will help.

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    Even with no adblocker I see no donate at the top, but the one at the bottom still works. Happy to help.

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    And as always, you have my thanks...



    I go through the top donate button but I completely forgot another one was at the bottom.

    Thank you for bringing that up.
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    When I donated just over four years ago, I wrote as follows:
    In terms of the philosophy that underpins it and the commitment of everyone involved, this board must be almost unique...I've donated because I couldn't think of a reason not to.
    Like many others, I came over here from the pink place years ago. I came for the N.U.T.S but stayed for, and was fascinated by, the banter, the games, the discussions on everything under the sun, the technical support, the exchange of ideas, the camaraderie and the sheer generosity of spirit.

    Nothing has changed from what I can see, so consider it done.
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    Even I broke a set-in-stone rule, blew the cobwebs off my wallet and made a small donation.

    This place is worth it. Better said, the people in this place are worth it. Thank you all.

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    Not much, but I have just donated. Keep up the hard work. Thanks once again.

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    Any amount no matter how small helps a great deal.

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