These forums cost quite a bit to run - some €150/month or so now - most of which comes out of my own pocket. The advertising on the site helps greatly to cover the cost of the dedicated server, but it's not always enough. Therefore, it would be greatly appreciated if people could donate something - large or small - to the forum fund. Please do consider donating something, however small - every little helps! If you like, you could set up a recurring payment by PayPal - to pay, for example, £5 a month into my account, which, over the course of time, would help quite significantly.How to DonatePayPal
The easiest way to donate would be via PayPal. Simply click the following button to send an amount of money. You don't have to sign up for a PayPal account if you don't want to: you can simply pay directly by credit or debit card. (GBP) (USD) (EUR)
If you'd prefer to donate in another currency, please send a donation to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please mark it as a gift/donation within PayPal, and state that it is for the forums.Other online payment systems
If there is another online payment processor you would like to use, contact me - I may be able to set up an account with them to receive payments.Cheque or postal/money order
If you live in the UK, I can accept cheques and postal orders. Again, send me a private message for more information on this. Cheques from outside the UK carry a charge to pay in, so please contact me beforehand to discuss the matter. If you have previously sent me a cheque, please send me a PM and get my latest address, since I change address fairly frequently as a student!Direct bank transfer
I could accept a direct bank transfer. I would prefer not to do this, but if there is no other way, then it's a possibility (I have received money successfully this way before from forum members).
As a last resort, you could send me money by post. Just don't blame me if it gets stolen by a postal worker!Amazon Affiliate Links
Another way of providing a bit of money would be by buying an item from Amazon via one of my affiliate links:Amazon UK
Amazon UK is the preferred link to use, if you are able to. Use http://www.owenrudge.net/amazon/
as your Amazon link in future..Amazon Canada
I have also set up an affiliates account with Amazon.ca. Use http://www.owenrudge.net/amazon/ca/
as your Amazon link in future..Amazon.com
If you use the main Amazon.com, you can help support the forums by using this link: www.owenrudge.net/amazon/us/
when making purchases.
Thank you very much for your help. You are a very generous community, and it's thanks to you that this forum can survive.