As you will have read in some other topics
, to offset the cost of running the site, we've been looking at some options to share some of the burden. Small ads have appeared on the site and forums, and we'd like to offer a few more options for you to donate.
To get these, you currently will need a Paypal account. We can set up the accounts manually, and may do so as future contest prices or such, but payments are far easier to organise this way.
There are three seperate smaller donation options:
- Larger PM Inbox - increase the limit to 200 PMs
- Upload your own avatar - instead of having to hunt for unreliable hosting, have your avatar uploaded to PKMN.NET and it'll just work there and then.
- Upload attachments - Want to show off your work? Don't want to bother with other hosting places? Upload them as attachments for your posts.
One note with the first and last - the better we can afford to run the site, the higher we can push these limits.
Do you want this all? How about standing out a bit while you're at it? The slightly larger price is the big donator package, which offers all of the above, and for a bit less too.
Prices are available at the same place as where you order the accounts. Go to your profile, and under the Actions menu, you'll find 'Paid Subscriptions'. It can all be arranged there. Isn't that easy?
Donations happen through Paypal, and are just that: a gift to us. While we offer these accounts as a thank you, it does not give any further obligation - breaking the rules repeatedly will still get you banned if it's bad enough, stuff like that. We'll be careful, but so should you be. We will try to deal appropriately with site downtime, but can't make any guarantees in that area either. It's a donation first and foremost.
Should our costs be fully covered, the remaining money will be kept first to cover future shortfalls and will then be used for other site-related purposes, such as expanding our feature base or to use for a future contest. Details are to be decided when and if that happens.
The systems do not all seem to be stable yet. If there's trouble between you starting to pay and being set up as a paid subscriber, and this doesn't actually come through, get in touch with us and we'll do our best to fix it.