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Donations for the month July 2009

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Bram, Jul 24, 2009.

  1. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    As you can see we are reaching 44% of the donation target to cover our monthly server costs.

    I would like to say thanks too all that helped out so far this month and hopefully more will follow to keep RD online :good:
  2. Knut Omdal Tveito

    Knut Omdal Tveito
    Premium Member

    A briefcase with an awesome 5EUR will arrive shortly Bram:)
  3. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    Thanks. Hopefully this will trigger more of our beloved members to keep us running.

    Thanks in advance to keep us alive.
  4. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium Member

    Lol at the signature, Ramon :D
  5. My donation is in guys. Thanks for this great community. I love racing here.
  6. 15 Euro's added ,lets hope more will help RD to be able to continue there great job !
  7. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Thanks so much guys! As you can see we really need it big time

    Already spoke to Ramon that we need to reconsider a pay 2 race option cause its unbelieveable that a forum with so many members and visitors can't even reach our monthly goal with ease.

    If everybody dropped in a few cents each month there would be nothing to worry about. In the end hopping on the free train will be the end of RD in its current form we fear.

    Nevertheless we are mega grateful for your support :thumb: !!! Let's hope we can pay this months bill without red figures
  8. David Buxton

    David Buxton
    Premium Member

    Have a fairly good wage packet coming up at the end of this month :good:
  9. Bit of left over holiday cash on it's way :island:
  10. Have you considered getting some banners/google ads in? Pay 2 Race would be illegal for most games written by someone else.
  11. Was about to mention some ads, myself i am not able to give some cents, but as soon as I'll be getting studying money, some of them will defo land here.. :)

    pay to race is not illegal, don't know where you read that, but they're wrong. with the meaning of p2r, it's reflected at league and event racing, that's not illegal, to ask a little fee to run in those events/league races.
  12. Send some days ago my montly payment. :)
  13. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Why would that be illegal? There are plenty of sites doing the same online. If you run by the book you can get a license from the publisher of the game, no problem.

    Strictly taken you pay for the service RD provides, not the games it self, they are just a requirement to run online

    About ads thats an option but to get the amount of money from advertising that we need to finance our servers with then you dont want to know how this site will look :( Banners all over the place, yuk.
  14. You don't need the full amount from adds, but as an extra it could help. Most surfers are so used to not look at adds anymore we would hardly notice some/a banner :) Besides, some aimed adds (SimRace-related like race-seats, pc hardware etc) could give an extra dimension to the site.

    Off course this will require (again) some extra work, but this job pays!

    PS: dropped in some €. A monthly reminder could be helpful (or a dissapearing 'Donator' button)
  15. It works already like that. Mine is gone but instead of a small amount every month i donated a big on in the beginning of the year.

    After all.. little small ones is better.

    Even better is when everyone pays 1or2 euro every month :) All Goals would be reached and with the extra money Racedepartment can even be better then it is right now.
  16. Bram

    Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    Interesting, will discuss it with Ramon
  17. I would hate RD to fall into the P2R hole (or worse Pay to use the site). Annoyingly I can't even donate a euro at the moment, so I can't complain
  18. Yup getting a license from Atari would make it legal, no probs.
  19. Yeah, getting a license wouldn't be too hard, but I'd hate for it to have to happen :(
  20. 20115 members and only 54 bothered to donate (probably less, as some kindly donate more than 5 Euro) :( sad sad sad :(

    that's only 0.2684563758389262% of our membership