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Patreon Donations
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Patreon Donations
Hello Folks. This is going to sound like an NPR commercial, and it is intended to. Smile

Recent events on the site have led to a little bit of a fear of the 'direction' of AF due to bowing to the Evil Google Overlords (known henceforth as EGO). The EGO provide a steady income for the site on the Guest user side, meaning if you're not logged in to AF.org with a user account, you will see ads on certain pages, which drive revenue. Unfortunately, those ads have rules.

To overthrow the EGO, we need small donations from any user that can afford it. Literally anything will help.

If you can afford .50 cents a month, $1 a month, $2 a month, please consider signing up to be a site patron. The good thing about Patreon is that it is a set it and forget it type system. You just have to do it once, and you can turn it off if you can no longer afford it or no longer use the site, or pause it if money is tight for a while.

http://www.patreon.com/atheistforums

Another great thing is that you can also see how many users are donating how much, so once we hit or exceed our goal, everyone can back down on donations and share the load equally if they want to.

(1st July 2016, 11:43)Tiberius Wrote: I've done some calculations and updated the cost breakdown:

$20 per month for server costs.
$5 per month for server image backups.
$5.60 per month for remote backups.

$27.64 per year for domain renewals.

Total: ~$33 a month before tax, or $43 a month after tax.

If we aim for $50 a month then we have some leeway for unexpected costs, server upgrades, etc.

There are hundreds of regular, active users. We should have no problem hitting this goal. If you feel like AF.org provides entertainment and community to be worth the cost of a can of soda or an energy drink per month, please consider signing up. Thanks!!!

There's even a mobile app!

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"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

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#2
RE: Patreon Donations
Assuming we can still donate through PayPal as well?
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#3
RE: Patreon Donations
Yes ma'am.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

----->Please Consider Helping out a Beautiful Golden Retriever Just by Using Amazon!!!<-----
                               |It seriously doesn't cost you anything extra, you just buy things on Amazon and Amazon donates...|

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#4
RE: Patreon Donations
SC and I are the first to become Patrons. Can we get anyone else on board? Also, SC, would it be alright if I added the URL to my sig line?
Please consider becoming a patron to help offset site costs and to get rid of EGO
Click here for more info and to sign up Smile
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#5
RE: Patreon Donations
Go fer it.
"There remain four irreducible objections to religious faith: that it wholly misrepresents the origins of man and the cosmos, that because of this original error it manages to combine the maximum servility with the maximum of solipsism, that it is both the result and the cause of dangerous sexual repression, and that it is ultimately grounded on wish-thinking." ~Christopher Hitchens, god is not Great

----->Please Consider Helping out a Beautiful Golden Retriever Just by Using Amazon!!!<-----
                               |It seriously doesn't cost you anything extra, you just buy things on Amazon and Amazon donates...|

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#6
RE: Patreon Donations
I can't right now. For the last couple of years I'm trying to keep myself afloat. But if I shipped the cliff that is july, I might be able to donate a moderate sum.
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#7
RE: Patreon Donations
I avoid doing online transactions requiring personal information, unless absolutely necessary. I would happy to donate if I can use a pre-loaded gift or debit card.

I'll look into it.
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#8
RE: Patreon Donations
I'm in.
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#9
RE: Patreon Donations
I'm gonna stick with donations. Never know when I may need to pool or rocket off. You're all unfair bastards. (sarcasm test)
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#10
RE: Patreon Donations
Voice of experience here:


I have ponied up in the past, and I can assure all, it was a fun and sexy thing to do.

There was no sticky residue, no stranger was wandering around the house while I slept after doing the deed, no pubic hair lodged in the dental work, there was no threat of transmissible contagion, and it was psychologically satisfying.

Better than 95% of my Saturday nights lately . . .
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