06.17.13The 5th Annual Lions Donation Drive
[UPDATE] Donation Matching (up to $250)!
The same lovely fellow who asked me to let them remain anonymous last year has once again pledged to match any and all donations made during this drive up to a maximum of $250! So, get to donatin'
We need monies to fill the coffers again, and potentially get us some spiffy new stuff for the server (eg an SSD) if all goes well! Just go down and check out the "How to Donate" section
General InformationIt's that time once again for the Annual TLD Donation Drive! Well, actually, it was 'time' about 6 months ago, but it kept getting put off due to one reason or another. At first, I just decided I wanted to wait until it was not so close to the winter Holidays, as people said last year that they were fresh out of moneys due to present-buying and the like. Since then, it's mostly just been a mixture of not feeling up to writing up the thread and running it and, when I did feel up to it, it completely slipping my mind.
The fact it's taken me so long to do the drive is not a good thing, either, as we are, funding-wise, the most in need of donations we've ever been. Rather than just being low on funds, we're actually at a point where I've been paying out of pocket the last few months, so that tells ya something :P As amazingly generous as people tend to be during the drives, we get 'normal' donations so rarely that I literally don't think we received more than one since the previous drive. There were actually a few people who asked when I'd be running the next drive, and I told those people (a) it would be soon, and that (b) they should feel free to donate it whenever they'd like, and I would include them in the listing once the thread was made and also in any raffles that were done. Despite that, a grand total of 0 of those people followed through So, that all said, here we are!
For anyone interested in details on the previous donation drives, you can check out the Fourth Donation Drive, Third Donation Drive, second Donation Drive, and/or the first Donation Drive! If you're curious what types of things the donations we get do go towards, here's a brief rundown:
- Server rent costs, software licenses such as TCAdmin (our server management control panel)
- repairing stuff when things break
- Server improvement:
- Commissioning plugin authors to write/edit/improve plugins for us
- Upgrading hardware, whether to make things run more smoothly or to allow us to host host more gameservers on the same machine we use now.
How to Donate
Note: I am strongly considering giving some kind of incentive for donating, but I'm not sure how I'd handle it just yet. Don't worry about missing out, though! No matter when you donate, bet it tomorrow or 2 weeks from now, you will be included in said incentive.
- You can send your donation through PayPal directly to jeffsugar AT gmail DOT com, by visiting our donation page, or by using one of the fancy buttons below:
- You can send a check or money order or cash to my address, if that floats your boat. Address available upon PM'd request.
- Some other way I haven't thought of?
I'll be keeping an ongoing list of donors to give credit where credit's due. If you don't want yourself mentioned, please mention such. Additionally, I'll be omitting the donation amount per person by default, so if you want it mentioned, you'll need to tell me
Thanks to the Donors Thus Far! (Donor List)