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Help us pay for the GDC forum license

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Fuzz

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We have to pay $50 to renew our licence (every 6 months) with Invision. This pays for the forums, blogs, and chat. It's also totally understandable that not everyone can afford to help the sites and that's perfectly fine. Being an active member here is already very appreciated and all we really expect of our members. But if you have $5 and feel like giving us hand, that's appreciated too.

UPDATE: We reached the $50 goal. Thanks to everyone who helped!

You can help out through PayPal by clicking the link below.

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For some transparency: GDC costs roughly $900/year to run in server costs. A few months ago it cost nearly $200/month until we got some new virtual servers to run on. Every 6 months we have to pay ~$50 for the license fees to Invision. Aside from those costs there's the occasional cost to ship out a prize or buy a new theme (not very often). Right now we make very little advertising income since the band isn't doing much, but starting next month I think GDC will be able to pay for most of its expenses through ads. That's the goal anyway. But until things pick up again, there might be a few small things like this where I ask for help.

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Question: What do you do with the extra money from donations after you've already hit the $50 mark?

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Certified Nimrod

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Question: What do you do with the extra money from donations after you've already hit the $50 mark?

Buy alcohol for the annual mod Christmas party.

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Question: What do you do with the extra money from donations after you've already hit the $50 mark?

Last time we did this (in May) we didn't get more than we asked. I don't believe so anyway. But if we ever do I usually just leave it in GDA's PayPal account and use it toward whatever bill comes up next. Basically, money from GDA's PayPal goes to pay monthly bills, postage from merch, and re-stocking wristbands/stickers when needed. If there's not enough there the difference is taken directly from my personal checking account. Ideally we'd have enough to start doing prizes for contests and stuff like that - but it's been kinda barely scraping by since I started working because I've purposely not promoted merchandise too much since I wasn't sure if I had the time to be shipping stuff as often as I used to.

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How much net profit do GDC/GDA make in total?

Hard to say. I know how much I got to keep to pay my rent earlier in the year when I didn't have a job, but that's only because J'net was helping with the expenses of GDA. Ask me again in May after GDA & GDC are paid entirely off their own income for a few months. It varies quite a bit because of ad income and merch income and expenses.

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Khaleesi.

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i'll be sending some money once i have access to my bank account again :)

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"starting next month I think GDC will be able to pay for most of its expenses through ads"

Hint that Green Day is doing something in January? ;) ;)

When are donations due? I still have christmas shopping to do, so I'd like to get my family accounted for before I do other things with my money.

Yea what is happening next month that makes it so different to now?

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Hah, nothing is happening with Green Day. Starting in January I'm switching all the ad revenue to go directly into GDA's accounts rather than make a pit stop through mine. I no longer need ad revenue to help me out, so everything from ads is going back to the site.

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And thanks for the help so far!

Is there a deadline when $$ is due?

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Is there a deadline when $$ is due?

No. I'll just update once we reach $50.

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DookieLukie

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How much would I have to donate to ensure I'd never be banned again?

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How much would I have to donate to ensure DookieLukie is permabanned?

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How much would I have to donate to ensure I'd never be banned again?

Not possible :)

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No problem, Andres! Set it up for monthly recurring as well. I suggest others do the same, especially if you get a lot of value out of the forum.

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