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PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:13 pm 
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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 generate a fair bit of traffic, with attachments primarily consuming a significant chunk of bandwidth. We had over 20 million more hits last year compared with 2017, consuming over 1TB more bandwidth. This is certainly positive - activity seems to be picking up a bit more compared with a few years ago (we're now using 2.25x as much bandwidth as in 2015 for instance). We’re aiming for £500 of donations again (around US $650, 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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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: £324.64 / £500.00 (64%)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 12:53 am 
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Only £18?
Let's get that number up closer to the first hundo milestone! :wink:


Come-on chaps! I raise and challenge you all... :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:19 am 
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Thanks very much! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. :)

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 am 
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Amazon link bookmarked.


ps. Use Amazon rather to much but this will make it feel better :)


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:10 pm 
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Over the 20% mark now, thanks for all donations so far!

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:12 am 
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So now the story is complete. I have made my annual donation in an amount fair and proper. The End. LOL!

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:38 pm 
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Many thanks, your generous donations are always very much appreciated!

Thanks to everyone for their support - we're nearly at the 50% mark. :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:35 am 
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Tenner sent your way Owen. Serves me right to miss my 10th anniversary here...

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 11:54 am 
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Sent a little to make-up for my ad-blocker antics! 8)


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Thanks very much, hugely appreciated as always!

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