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Old 2005-11-03, 01:56 PM
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Site Donations

I noticed this site has a donations page, as many of these bootleg trading sites do.

But I was wondering if the admins have ever considered joining the Amazon.com affiliate program or something and advertising official releases for artists torrented here. I think it's like a 5% or 10% commission on every sale. I can't imagine that the record industry would bitch because sales of official product are being promoted--which is what they want anyway.

It looks like running a site like this is expensive.

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Old 2005-11-03, 03:25 PM
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Re: Site Donations

we will never put advertising on TTD

even if it means closing down

but thanks for the suggestion
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Old 2007-10-09, 12:47 PM
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Re: Site Donations

looks like the site needs a little help !

Total running costs to date: $10,921.23
Total donations to date: $10,897.93

a little from every goes a long way.
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Old 2007-10-09, 04:15 PM
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I think it's because of the server upgrades eating up the surplus.
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Old 2007-10-09, 09:14 PM
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I think it's because of the server upgrades eating up the surplus.
funny, thats what I heard too.
..maybe its time to help out a little.
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Old 2007-10-10, 12:28 AM
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I agree, and so I did!
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Old 2007-10-12, 05:30 PM
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Re: Site Donations

and I did to

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Old 2007-11-15, 11:50 AM
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Re: Site Donations

Hi,
Fairly new - so please excuse the naive question.

Is any upload credit given for donations?

Some sites do and some sites don't - I haven't noticed it mentioned anywhere.
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Old 2007-11-15, 12:17 PM
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no upload credit given for donations

its a little too close for comfort to 'selling' downloads

there is no ratio enforcement here and we understand that ppl will help in many ways not only by maintaining a 1:1 ratio (but of course that's good too).

we appreciate all donations, its the only way that we can stay online.
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Old 2007-11-15, 01:27 PM
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besides.. you don't need upload credits here... everything is free.. never any restrictions placed due to ratios. Ever. The ratios are there for you to keep track of your overall karma....
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Old 2007-11-15, 05:09 PM
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Re: Site Donations

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Hi,
Fairly new - so please excuse the naive question.

Is any upload credit given for donations?

Some sites do and some sites don't - I haven't noticed it mentioned anywhere.
I strongly encourage you not to donate.
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Old 2007-11-15, 05:40 PM
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Old 2007-11-15, 08:59 PM
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Re: Site Donations

Yeah, even if you have a bad ratio, chances are you help out in other ways, even if it isn't vining or b+p'ing shows. If you help a lot with tech advice and things like that. I'm not saying to hit and run or anything, but noone has ever been banned for a bad ratio (that I know of, vet members can correct me if I'm wrong).
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Old 2007-11-29, 09:17 PM
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Sorry, Mrs games still has not allocated any money this year for the traders den.
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Old 2008-01-24, 05:39 PM
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Hi all,

Thanks to everyone who has donated over the past 24 hours. I am gad to say that we are covered for this month. We have over $100 for the next month too.

I have added an extra option to the VIP Membership donation option. It is $25 for 3 months. This means that you can donate that little it more if you want.

I have had a few queries as to the nature of the need for donations. The site hosting costs $299 a month. that is for 2TB of data transfer a month. We use about 1TB a month. Also the software for the forum costs $119 a year. The reason Ii ask for donations is to cover these costs only.

If just 30 people donated $10 a month we are about covered.

Also somebody asked me about not using PayPal. If you want to send me a cheque or cash, send me a PM on the site. We can talk about it.

http://www.jpgrmusic.com/forum/payments.php

Lets keep the community alive.

I promise i won't flood your mail boxes with these emails all the time. About once a month when the bill has been paid. I will probably add a few news items about the site/beatlegs in general too.

thanks for reading and donating.

Chris (razorkiller20004)
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