*** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£500.00 / £500.00 raised] ***

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*** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£500.00 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 09 Jan 2019 14:13

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: £500.00 / £500.00 (100%)

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£18.52 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by Geo Ghost » 10 Jan 2019 00:53

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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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£95.60 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 10 Jan 2019 07:19

Thanks very much! Your generosity is greatly appreciated. :)

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£95.60 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by mak » 10 Jan 2019 09:21

Amazon link bookmarked.


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

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£105.13 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 16 Jan 2019 22:10

Over the 20% mark now, thanks for all donations so far!

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£105.13 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by AntoninKyrene » 19 Jan 2019 04:12

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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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£225.57 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 21 Jan 2019 14:38

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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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£243.32 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by Nordic Dragon » 11 Feb 2019 08:35

Tenner sent your way Owen. Serves me right to miss my 10th anniversary here...
Very much a retired regular poster..... If you can say that :mrgreen:
Now a moderator for a full time streamer. PM me for details.

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£243.32 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by Whittle » 16 Feb 2019 11:54

Sent a little to make-up for my ad-blocker antics! 8)
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£324.64 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 16 Feb 2019 19:49

Thanks very much, hugely appreciated as always!

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£377.84 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 04 Mar 2019 22:20

We've now hit 75% - thanks very much for all your support!

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£377.84 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by Rob-W » 08 Mar 2019 16:49

Had to donate as I've just re-installed after a 4 year absence. It all just works perfectly!
Best value ever for a help/ideas forum.

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£377.84 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by siu238X » 10 Mar 2019 01:55

£30 for you even though I have been donating monthly for years already.
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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£377.84 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 11 Mar 2019 14:30

Many thanks to you both! And your monthly donations are still very much appreciated - they are taken into account. Thanks for your continued support. :)

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£475.59 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 28 Mar 2019 11:21

95% of the way there now - thanks very much for everybody's support!

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£475.59 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by HockeyD8 » 28 Mar 2019 17:17

I'd Donate, but I'm a poor little poo. :(
So sorry.
Here, have a cookie instead!
:!: :idea: I'm nice so I'll do anime sketches for free just PM me. :idea: :!:
I need someone to play minecraft with :(
I want some grilled cheese. :|

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Re: *** Forum fundraiser 2019 [£500.00 / £500.00 raised] ***

Post by orudge » 29 Mar 2019 14:36

The target has been reached - thank you very much for helping to keep the forums going for another year! :)

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