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Old 04-16-2010, 09:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have no idea how much it costs to host and maintain T-F, but it must be a lot. It's probably been considered before, but how about a donation system for those of us who want to give back to the place that's been home to us? Or a paid membership system, where we can get a paid membership/subscription to T-F which gets us stuff like, allowed a bigger avatar/larger PM limit/different colour username/tf.net email acc (unlikely one that).

Just a thought - I've seen it work on other forums, but again I don't really know if T-F needs any funding or anything.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Doesn't this forum make a tiny bit of money off of advertisements? Like when you are you guest you see lots of them.
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Old 04-16-2010, 09:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I do know that, but I'm guessing that Google ads don't really make all that much money? (quite a wide guess admittedly)
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Old 04-16-2010, 12:40 PM   #4 (permalink)
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We used to have an area for contributors, in fact I believe we only got rid of it recently.
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That's something to think about, Yami. We'll kick it around and see what happens.
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With the amount of ads viewed by guests, this site does okay for itself .

But opening the contributions area again would be a good idea. If nothing else it could help kickstart our review section.
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Review section?! Count me in
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how about selling TF swag? slap a logo on a black tshirt or lanyards, usb drives, etc.
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I'm up for a couple USB drives to give to friends, presuming they have the URL on them. And t-shirts, if they're actually decent quality (it's very difficult to get good t-shirts in the UK, I end up getting all mine from the US) and the logos don't wear off.
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I'd be up to pay like $5 a year for a part of the forum that can only be seen/accessed by other paying subscribers that allows much more free will then the rest of the forum. A MUCH less strict off topic sub-forum if you will (just ditch #2 completely)
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