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Post by Chrill » 05 Jan 2007 10:18

RiTi wrote: Why is there then a list of persons who made a donation?
It is very out-of-date. Or so I think. You don't donate cus that'd give you a higher rank. You donate cus you like the forums and want them to stay :wink:
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Post by Lakie » 05 Jan 2007 10:56

The red bar goes from 'Engineer' to 'Tycoon', based on how many posts you have.
The special statuses are because some people do certain things, like I write small patches TTDpatch, thus I have a 'rank' of 'TTDpatch Developer'.

I don't see why you would need something extra, if you donate it is for the good of the forums.

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Post by Illegal_Alien » 05 Jan 2007 11:01

Well, if there will be giing ranks to people who give money, i want to have the "Locomotion Modder" status instead thanks. [insert huge ass wink ;)]
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Post by Purno » 05 Jan 2007 13:47

RiTi wrote:Why is there then a red beam with a status of the person?
Why is there then a system with difference titles?
Why is there then a list of persons who made a donation?

So, why not giving persons who do something extra, each in there way (a dev, a moderator, a donor), a kind of status? By giving persons a status you give them a simple kind of reward and maybe it gives a positive signal to others to make there contribution.
One should not contribute because he gets 'status', like a extra fat rankbar, but one should contribute because he wants to. Besides, your idea has been suggested before, check the suggestions forum, you'll find some old opinions there.
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Post by orudge » 05 Jan 2007 17:25

Well, this has been discussed in the past. The donor hall of fame was intended as a way to represent those who have donated. Unfortunately, it is at the moment very out of date. At some point, I shall try to go through my accounts and assemble a reasonably complete list of users who have donated. (It's made more difficult by the fact some donors have wished to remain anonymous, and I can't always remember who wanted that or not!). At the moment, a custom rank isn't being assigned for donors or anything, as we feel that a donation is, like Purno says, not intended to be a way to buy "status" so to speak. Your donations are very much appreciated, and I will try to get the hall of fame updated at some point in the near future.

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Post by Dave » 05 Jan 2007 17:52

orudge wrote:Well, this has been discussed in the past. The donor hall of fame was intended as a way to represent those who have donated. Unfortunately, it is at the moment very out of date. At some point, I shall try to go through my accounts and assemble a reasonably complete list of users who have donated. (It's made more difficult by the fact some donors have wished to remain anonymous, and I can't always remember who wanted that or not!). At the moment, a custom rank isn't being assigned for donors or anything, as we feel that a donation is, like Purno says, not intended to be a way to buy "status" so to speak. Your donations are very much appreciated, and I will try to get the hall of fame updated at some point in the near future.
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Post by andel » 05 Jan 2007 18:49

RiTi wrote:Why is there then a red beam with a status of the person?
Why is there then a system with difference titles?
Why is there then a list of persons who made a donation?

So, why not giving persons who do something extra, each in there way (a dev, a moderator, a donor), a kind of status? By giving persons a status you give them a simple kind of reward and maybe it gives a positive signal to others to make there contribution.
I think the moderators should have a little rank called "Area Mod" else how else would you know? Anyway - whilst its nice to give (Owen, note I may or may not have donated), isn't it also nice to not blow your horn or whatever?

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Post by Raichase » 06 Jan 2007 03:41

I donated to tt-forums to give back to the community, not to buy myself anything "better" than anyone else. We all contribute to the community in different ways, and we are recognised if we are worthy. I was elected to moderator so that I could better keep discussions on track. While I have had my failings, I am honoured to continue my position.

If I found that people could buy any sort of rank or privelage on a forum, I would leave. I'd rather than people get rewarded for their merits, not their wallets.
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Post by John » 06 Jan 2007 17:28

Jan 06 17:08:34 <Johnmit> speaking of which, i need to donate to tt-forums again...
Jan 06 17:08:39 <orudge> Yes, you do. ;)
damn......

well suppose i should keep up my tradition of donating yearly..

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Post by orudge » 06 Jan 2007 17:50

Thank you very much, John. :)

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Post by XeryusTC » 06 Jan 2007 18:06

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Post by orudge » 06 Jan 2007 19:17

Not got it yet, but thank you! :)

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Post by m4rek » 06 Jan 2007 20:09

I donate that penny you owe me.

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Post by spaceman-spiff » 09 Mar 2007 07:36

Small donation coming your way, Owen
Well, back to work, lot's of it in the near future

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Post by orudge » 10 Mar 2007 16:33

Thanks spiff, as always, your contributions are really appreciated - especially so now that we have higher bills every month!

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Re: Donations

Post by jvassie » 12 Jan 2008 23:15

Been a while since anythings happened here.

Small donation for the forum Owen, i hope it can help keep the forums going for even a small amount :)
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Post by GoneWacko » 13 Jan 2008 00:08

I will probably donate when I get my bank balance back above the 0,00 euro mark ;(


Plus I'm sure my hosting package needs renewing soon-ish. ?(

Edit: oh I'm actually good for 3 more months. Sorry :p
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Post by Mr. X » 13 Jan 2008 01:34

Owen, after a few fails in the past to send money, I now can play bank over the interwebz, can I make a international transaction?
It it can, PM me the details if you want. :)
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Post by GoneWacko » 13 Jan 2008 01:58

Just in case anyone from the Netherlands wants to use paypal: Since recently you can now confirm your paypal account in the netherlands without the need of a credit card. ;)
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Post by spaceman-spiff » 13 Jan 2008 07:10

Another small donation coming from the richest man in my street, thanks for the gentle prod Owen :mrgreen:
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