The donation program is back!

thomas

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Dear fellow Finalgear users!

As most of you are probably aware, the donation program was started by Alex / Viper a little over a year ago was later disabled due to the lack of access and the uncertain circumstances. And the whole deal came back to "haunt us" just a few weeks ago, when some of the the subsciptions auto-renewed. So after talking to his family, I am happy to announce that the donation program is enabled and available again.

To read the whole thread how it started and what you get, feel free to check the old thread:
https://forums.finalgear.com/threads/feedback-on-a-donation-program-status.3555460/

What you get In short:
You'll get to upload images and video files, set your own custom title and get a donor banner.

Where do you get that?
https://forums.finalgear.com/account/upgrades

What happens to the money?
The money now goes into the Ringmeet Paypal account (and possibly subsequently bank account) that I have been using for many years (minus some fees probably) and that is separated from all my private accounts. It will pay for the recurring software licensing fees, the hosting costs (assumingI can convince Q to take the money) and finally paying for the actual domain of Finalgear (which is owned and paid for by Alex's family). That is all that I can think of right now. The IRC-server has come up for questionable use/cost, so maybe that too.

Is this really neccessary?
I'll give you a clear answer: No!
The costs are not exorbitant, with what should be left once things are sorted with the family should last a bit, and even if not, there's plenty of people that will prevent Finalgear from going anywhere, so don't worry.

IMPORTANT FOR OLD RECURRING DONORS:
You need to cancel your automated payment within Paypal to Alex's paypal account! You should find the automated setup in your account under this link: https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/autopay/ with his name Alex Mills. If it is "Active", click on "Cancel". I don't know whether the software is smart enough to request payment from the new address when the payment is triggered next year or not, but I'd rather just make sure that it does, so please do the above.

tl;dr:

Got too much money and want a green donor badge? Go for it. Otherwise, please ignore :)


So long
Thomas
 
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Kiki

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Thanks for the update Thomas! All donated! :giggle:
 

thomas

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Updated the first post:

IMPORTANT FOR OLD RECURRING DONORS:
You need to cancel your automated payment within Paypal to Alex's paypal account! You should find the automated setup in your account under this link: https://www.paypal.com/myaccount/autopay/ with his name Alex Mills. If it is "Active", click on "Cancel". I don't know whether the software is smart enough to request payment from the new address when the payment is triggered next year or not, but I'd rather just make sure that it does, so please do the above.
 

Alasondro Alegré

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Glad I finally had the opportunity to help out here. Over the years, I've donated to Wikipedia, a few other forums, even a couple of Youtubers lol. Felt terrible not ever having done so here.
 
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