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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #25 on: 19:00, 23 January 12 »
Maybe, if they do it manually though, not through the automated system unfortunately. I'll add a note...

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #26 on: 19:16, 23 January 12 »
I'm unfortunately faced with the threat of redundancy at the moment, so I'm afraid I won't be able to help just yet. This is probably the most visited site I browse on the net. Rest assured I will donate at some stage.
 
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #27 on: 19:18, 23 January 12 »
Redundancy - I'm there.


Don't worry mate, nobody judges anyone, quite the contrary...


I'd say #3 should read: utter freedom ;)

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #28 on: 19:41, 23 January 12 »
Another site I frequent has an Ebay search box, if anyone buys something from ebay using that search box, the site gets a percentage, maybe Gryzor could investigate that option as an additional means of funding the site.

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #29 on: 20:40, 23 January 12 »
Hm, interesting indeed, but it's not that simple to become and implement an eBay affiliation program... I doubt rewards would be significant, too, but maybe it'd be worth investigating... Can you tell me which site you saw it on?

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #30 on: 20:42, 23 January 12 »
Google Adsense earns me around £20 a month on my Blog...

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #31 on: 20:44, 23 January 12 »
Google Adsense earns me around £20 a month on my Blog...

Huh, that much? Could you share some stats with me?

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #32 on: 23:34, 23 January 12 »
Donated :)


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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #33 on: 10:20, 24 January 12 »
What the heck? Gryzor, I'm definitely expecting an invitation for drinks in your newly decorated house  :P


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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #34 on: 14:36, 24 January 12 »
No probs... where should i send a snapshot?
 
Huh, that much? Could you share some stats with me?

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #35 on: 17:13, 24 January 12 »
@ced64k: received, and much appreciated :)
@rexbeng: why, you're welcome - seriously. I live near Hilton!
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #36 on: 16:03, 25 January 12 »
Donated  :P
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #37 on: 21:56, 19 December 14 »
Noticed that the poor old Wiki needs some donations before the end of the year. I'll see if I can get a paypal account up and running so I can splash some cash here.  :-X
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #38 on: 09:14, 20 December 14 »
Donated!

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #39 on: 00:17, 22 December 14 »
I'm having Difficulty with PayPal with regard to Donating Funds as a Gift. Seems like no matter what I do, the Money is going to have Fees attached to it  :(  Has anyone else been able to Donate and Mark it as a Gift, or has PayPal changed the Rules so that you cannot Donate as a Gift or is there some kind of limit as to how much you can Donate as a Gift?
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #40 on: 01:42, 22 December 14 »
Hello guys,


Well, yeah, believe me when I say that I generally hate it when site owners whine about money, so I hope that this announcement doesn't cause any negative feelings.


The fact is, I simply cannot afford the server on my own. The wiki has grown larger than anything we ever thought it would be, and ever since we lost our last donated host (I won't be repeating the details...) we needed to finally find a robust enough host/server and learn to stand on our own feet.
What this means is this: it costs me almost €600/yr now (already paid for the first year), and this is quite heavy for me to bear alone. I don't mind putting long hours into it and thus making what little contribution I can to the community, but this is more than I can pay myself.


I have installed a donations system, to be found either here or through the button just before the Logout option at the top bar menu[nb]Default theme only for now ;) [/nb]. I have set a yearly goal of €500, but anything that anyone can contribute, no matter how little, is much, much appreciated.


So, thanks for listening, and thank in advance to anyone and everyone who considers donating to the Wiki community.


Themis


PS On last thing - if someone could use the system to do a test donation (which will be refunded - even for €1) it'd be really helpful in testing the system... Thanks again.


No Negative feelings at all. Happy christmas, donated again. Well worth the payment for the service and pleasure that the wiki provides, you have built a friendly environment where people can discuss, reminiss and learn about a little,  3rd most popular in the UK,  8 bit machine that came late to the party amd have fun.


I would not have known about Bumpy's Arcade Fantasy, the x-mem, Playcity or a million other things if it were not for the Wiki, thank you and money well spent.


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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #41 on: 10:16, 22 December 14 »
First of all, thanks so much to all and each one of you for your donations :) I will update your status soon, but I'm ever grateful!

@AMSDOS , never heard of this issue before, so I'm going to look into it. However, you can just send the donation to me (krakout g mail) and I'll add it manually to the donations registry, if you prefer...

T

PS Ok, I just went to do a test trasnfer and it doesn't add any fees. Weird...? Anyone else seen this? Are you sure you're following the procedure from the Donations page?

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #42 on: 10:20, 22 December 14 »
I'm having Difficulty with PayPal with regard to Donating Funds as a Gift. Seems like no matter what I do, the Money is going to have Fees attached to it  :(  Has anyone else been able to Donate and Mark it as a Gift, or has PayPal changed the Rules so that you cannot Donate as a Gift or is there some kind of limit as to how much you can Donate as a Gift?
In order to send as gift with no fees, you have to associate a bank account (besides the credit card) or have some funds saved in the Paypal account.

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #43 on: 10:23, 22 December 14 »
Huh, never knew that! Thanks, Manu!

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #44 on: 10:31, 22 December 14 »

@AMSDOS , never heard of this issue before, so I'm going to look into it. However, you can just send the donation to me (krakout g mail) and I'll add it manually to the donations registry, if you prefer...

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PS Ok, I just went to do a test trasnfer and it doesn't add any fees. Weird...? Anyone else seen this? Are you sure you're following the procedure from the Donations page?


I was following the page from the Donations Link, all seemed well when I saw it now, but earlier when I was going to pay it looked as if it was slugging $2 Aussie Bucks from my Contribution. The Image at the top of the Screen wasn't displaying itself and it appeared as if that page wasn't secure (no padlock on show).


I went to the main page (Paypal.com) and it was saying I had $2 Bucks in the Account - so I sent that $2 dollars to your email address, can you check to see if you've received?


Thanks.


Sorry I'm hardly using this Paypal, so I might be stuffing it up somehow.


I'm in the process of using a Visa Gift Card to contribute that way, if you've got the $2, I can sent some more money.  :D


P.S. I forgot to mention when I was in the main PayPal site, I was able to send money without any other charges by putting it under Goods & Services, otherwise it was going to be 40 cents.
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #45 on: 10:34, 22 December 14 »
In order to send as gift with no fees, you have to associate a bank account (besides the credit card) or have some funds saved in the Paypal account.


Huh, I just stated I was paying for Goods & Services and there was no fees. I haven't got my Bank Account Details on there though.
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #46 on: 10:38, 22 December 14 »

Huh, I just stated I was paying for Goods & Services and there was no fees. I haven't got my Bank Account Details on there though.
When you are paying for good & services, the one who receives the money pays the fees to Paypal. When you send money as gift and you have money or a bank account, neither pays fees ;)

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« Reply #47 on: 10:44, 22 December 14 »
When you are paying for good & services, the one who receives the money pays the fees to Paypal. When you send money as gift and you have money or a bank account, neither pays fees ;)


Which I presume would be deducted from the PayPal amount as sent. I've only sent a mere sum of $2 Dollars as a Trial. I'll send More when this other account has sorted itself out (in a day or so).
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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #48 on: 10:48, 22 December 14 »

Which I presume would be deducted from the PayPal amount as sent. I've only sent a mere sum of $2 Dollars as a Trial. I'll send More when this other account has sorted itself out (in a day or so).
Yes, the receiver get less money. That is also true for donations (and that is a shame).

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Re: Donations to the wiki
« Reply #49 on: 10:49, 22 December 14 »
@AMSDOS : The image at the top that doesn't load is supposed to be the logo of the wiki - let me fix it real quick... Ok, done. The padlock doesn't appear because the Paypal page contains this logo, which is an insecure element (an image from a third-party server, the wiki server). So it's correct, though I wonder if some could think it's a security issue and if it could be rectified... Anyone?

I did get your AUSD2 donation, though the email was different from every other email notification I've received :D And yes, it's withheld AUSD0,40 from the total, so @Manu is correct!