*** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£332.22 / £500.00 raised] ***

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*** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£332.22 / £500.00 raised] ***

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As regular visitors will know, these forums are run on a voluntary basis, funded partially by advertising, but mostly by your very generous donations. While donations are accepted all year, I like to post this topic once a year to try to get enough donations to run the site for the upcoming year.

The forums continue to use a chunk of bandwidth, and advertising revenue is unfortunately declining. We’re aiming for £500 of donations again (around US $680, or €560), to help cover as much of the expense of running the forums as possible. Your generosity is greatly appreciated, and has been appreciated for many years - without your help, the forums may not exist today. If you could spare even just a few pounds, dollars, euros, or whatever currency you use, to help the forums, it will be a great help.

Instead of a single large donation, you may wish to consider sending a regular monthly donation, if this is something you can afford. Hosting for the forums is paid monthly, so this can help to spread things around a bit. If you'd be interested in donating like this, please let me know.

You can find the donation page here. Donations can be taken by PayPal (including credit/debit card payments - you don't need a PayPal account) and direct bank transfer (including international bank transfers). Within the UK, I can also accept cheques and postal orders. If there is another way you would like to donate, let me know and we can figure something out. Your donations are very much appreciated.

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UK: Account number 75798685, sort code 23-14-70 (UK payments only)
US: Please send me a PM for details
EUR: IBAN BE65 9670 3187 7596, BIC TRWIBEB1XXX (payments from the Eurozone only)

Please include some kind of reference to TT-Forums (e.g. "TTF") when making a payment. For bank transfers from any other country, please contact me for details.

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If you don't want to, or can't, send a monetary donation, you can use our Amazon affiliate links when you shop at Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com or Amazon.ca. Again, the donations page here explains that.

Please note that donations to OpenTTD are NOT donations for the forums; the forums and OpenTTD are unconnected (although I process donations for both, they are held and recorded separately). To donate to the forums, please use this link, not the link on the OpenTTD web site.

Thank you all for your support. Please let me know if you have any questions. (This announcement will be removed in the future.)

CURRENT TOTAL DONATED: £332.22 / £500.00 (66%)

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£0.00 / £500.00 raised] ***

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There you go. 10% of the way. Just sent you 50 quid.

Edit: I also didn't freakin read and set the description as money money cash money money. The dumb b**** is strong with me today.
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Heh, it’s no bother, thank you very much!
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£98.30 / £500.00 raised] ***

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I recently made $50 on a NewGRF commission, so this seems like an appropriate use of that money. Half to the forums, half to OpenTTD itself. Both good causes!

Thanks for taking the time to manage this important infrastructure.
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£142.86 / £500.00 raised] ***

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Thank you kindly! And thanks to everyone else who has donated - nearly at 30% already! :)
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£142.86 / £500.00 raised] ***

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I've always meant to contribute, so allow me to add another £25 to the pot.
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£185.45 / £500.00 raised] ***

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Thank you!
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£185.45 / £500.00 raised] ***

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Still using th amazon affilate sight :D
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I think 2021 is my 17th year on these forums. That's remarkable. Looking forward to this year, can't get worse than 2020 eh! :mrgreen:
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2021 [£223.00 / £500.00 raised] ***

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17 years, eh... must be well over half your life on these forums now!

Thanks, as always. :)
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I was 13 when I joined. I turn 30 in April! Incredible.
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