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Author Topic: Please Donate to Keep This Site Going - Link on Left & Top of Page  (Read 302951 times)

Offline martin@ardenley

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Hi

As always we have the begging bowl out. We are never failed to be amazed by the generosity of the readers (not just the posters) of this site.

Why should you donate?

Please Note that this Forum and the Fanzine are completely separate, purchase of a subscription to the Fanzine is just that, it is for the Heroes & Villains fanzine publication (now online). Donations made through this site go towards the running costs of the site. We now carry some adverts, but they only contribute a little towards the running costs. We would prefer not to have adverts all over the place like other websites, so without donations, this Heroes and Villains site would not be able to continue. If you get enjoyment out of the website and its community, then why not contribute a little something back, to help keep it running?

Does the site make a profit and if so what happens to it?

No it doesn’t, in fact only five out of the fifteen years we have asked for donations have we ended up with a surplus (our continued existence is down to the generosity of our much maligned admin Martin). Our aim is to receive enough donations to cover the running costs each year, any surplus is carried forward to the next year to continue covering running costs.

Okay, I’m convinced, how do I make a donation?

Donations can be made via Credit or Debit cards (PayPal) by following the link below. If you'd prefer to donate by bank transfer or cheque, please PM Martin (martin@ardenley).

How much should l donate?

That is entirely up to you to decide. Whilst we’re not completely swayed about having a minimum donation, the donations are for a reason, to keep the site going. People should donate what they think this site is worth to them. For some that will be more than others, and it doesn't make higher donators better than somebody else.

That said, we don’t think it’s unreasonable to suggest £13  (£1 per month plus £1 towards the PayPal fees).  Please note, that whilst we are happy to accept any donation, if you are considering a monthly donation of £1 PayPal fees for twelve months would be £4. Obviously if you want to donate (a lot) more please feel free.

Do l get any benefits from donating?

Well, apart from an almost visible warm glow, as a way of thanking donators, the majority of adverts are no longer visible to donators and you’ll have the legendary Golden Muppet status bestowed on you (this is not automatic but is subject to the discretion of the Admin team), and don't forget to include your username so we can identify donators. This will be displayed under your rank for all to see. Please note that we cannot change your registered username. You can request a change of your display name (subject to approval) but repeated requests will not be tolerated. We will be looking at adding further benefits if and when we can.

Thanks

Mac & Martin

You can Donate by clicking this link, the Donations Tab at the top of the page or the Yellow Donate button in the left hand column.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU INCLUDE YOUR USER NAME, IF YOU FORGET, PM MARTIN WITH THE EMAIL ADDRESS USED FOR PAYMENT AND AMOUNT DONATED
« Last Edit: February 18, 2021, 01:46:24 PM by martin@ardenley »

Offline Rodders

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Just done - been meaning to for ages!

Offline kipeye

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2014, 09:02:54 PM »
Just donated Martin but can't access your pm address for confirmation of user name.

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2014, 08:55:45 PM »
Just donated Martin but can't access your pm address for confirmation of user name.

Donation rec'd, user account updated, many thanks.

Offline Brend'Watkins

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Updated now, put me back in the game please.

Offline Cleybrooke

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Updated now, put me back in the game please.

Any chance you can do the same for me?




Offline Dave Javu

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Just donated, ta.

Online London Villan

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Sent a payment this afternoon.

Cheers!

Mark

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2014, 10:20:50 AM »
Just redonated.

Regards

Dave

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2014, 03:04:02 PM »
I have just donated the contents of my savings account. I hereby reapply to be a Golden Muppet.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2016, 01:37:33 PM by Bad English »

Offline Legion

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2014, 05:11:56 PM »
Dear Darren. Thank you for your £4.16 donation. You have retained GM status but now will be known as Bad Eng.

Offline E I Adio

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2014, 06:05:30 PM »
Re-donated last weekend. Would be grateful if you could update my GM status. Ta.

Offline frankmosswasmyuncle

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2014, 06:51:30 PM »
Have done the deed.

I'm a pensioner now you know!
;-)

UTH&V!

Offline Mortimer's Bear

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Re: Please Donate and become a Golden Muppet - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2015, 10:37:11 PM »
Just donated guys, looking forward to regaining my GM status.

Offline thejoker

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Re: Please Donate to Keep This Site Going - Link on Left & Top of Page
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2015, 07:18:50 PM »
Donated today for the first time, appreciate it if you make me a GM ;-)

 


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