Concerning our donations

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  1. zaiger

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    Just so you guys know, Plimus froze our donation account and is holding all the donations we got the other weekend for a period of 90 days.

    This is because apparently is it against their TOS to use their service for donations without prior authorization. We didn't realize this, as we have been using them for donations for months and never had a problem. Someone must have notified them as to our violation of their user agreement and as such they froze our account.

    Because of this we are just scraping by. Once our funds get released around the 15th of October we will be all set, but for the next 2 and a half months things will be tight.

    We may have to beg for donations again in order to pay for next month's hosting. We don't want to, but if it comes down to it that is what will have to be done. Also we may be adding a couple of ads to the forum or something, we haven't decided though. Challenger is a faggot (stop stalking me bro I already told you I don't like you like that)

    Just thought we would let you guys know what is going on.
     
  2. KoalaRimjob

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    Feal free to put ads absolutely fucking everywhere, Its not as if anyones gunna see them.
     
  3. rst8

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    what kind of ads are we talking about?
     
  4. zaiger

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    Exactly.
    I don't know. Fleshlight, Flattr, Teeth Whitening, FACEBOOK OF SEX. I really haven't looked into it yet to be honest.
     
  5. Lucky

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    What's this? The owners of a site actually letting the users know what might happen because of an unforeseen event instead of forcing something on them?
    How strange...
     
  6. Lucky

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    Seriously though, you guys are awesome for actually telling us stuff like this.
     
  7. Moscow

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    Seconded. I've yet to find another place on the net where we're all kept in the loop as much as we are here.

    A few ads shouldn't be a problem, and if it keeps us running then all the better.
     
  8. LIL LOC ANIMOSITY

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    YEAH, EXCEPT LEAVING OUT THE PART OF HOW ALL YOUR MONEY WENT TOO HOOKERS AND BLOW...
     
  9. interpolate

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    flattr isn't an ad..
     
  10. Khanzer

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    I'm ok with ads, only don't put ads with virus like the old ED.
     
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    Stouffer's Ready-to-Eat Chicken Fingers ads everywhere.
     
  12. I_Cant

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    just check the ads first to make sure they're not malicious, I mean, they probably wont affect smart people, but if a NORP stumbles upon the site we don't want them getting scared off by a virus or popup.
     
  13. zaiger

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    Yes we know that, but it is something that we stick on the site that accumulates money, so it may as well be.
     
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    I have two IRL friends that refuse to go to ED ever, because they are afraid of catching a virus. I tried to explain to them that the virus came from the ads that were on ED.com, not ED.ch, but they say that doesn't make any sense, and refuse to go onto ED.ch.
    Are they retarded?
     
  15. Moscow

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  17. LIL LOC ANIMOSITY

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    I SAW THIS AND KNEW THE WHOLE POST WAS LIES.
     
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  19. zaiger

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    Yes they are retarded. We have zero total ads on the Wiki and Forum combined at the moment. If your friends can't grasp the concept of 2 different websites then we probably don't want their patronage anyways.
     
  20. Rape Train

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    One of them really likes Know Your Meme, so I guess there's a place for everyone.
    I'm starting to think I should get rid of my "I LiEK teh inTerneT 2 lololo desu!!!" friends.
     
  21. EvilestDeath

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    Wait a second, everyone including myself uses AdBlocker...now question is, would that prevent the ads from making money for the site since they don't load or do they technically load and still generate some Jew gold for that site?
     
  22. zaiger

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    Depends on the ad.
     
  23. EvilestDeath

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    Ah, well make sure the ads you may have to use make money. If your gonna be an ad pimp then you best be getting the money your owed. A playas got bills to pay.
     
  24. Chorvaqueen

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    Do the 1-star purchases stack?

    I'm from a poor country so...I can only afford one at a time.
     
  25. zaiger

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    Yeah they stack. This is all pretty much just a way of getting donations, but we have to show we are actually selling something in order to not get our account closed, so we are very flexible lol.
     
  26. beefrave

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    unlike other websites. ahem. that will remain unnamed .we actually care about our users and the how you feel about the operation of the site. you HAVE TO KNOW THIS SHIT otherwise we would be just like everyone else. thanks for the supports guys. we fucking love you for it.
     
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    So what are some of the ideas that you all are throwing around for the ones who pay? Because there is already a lot we can do and for heck, just $10 I could do or buy quite a bit.
     
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    There is talk of merchandise, nothing concrete though.
     
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    Well that's lame. I don't know if they got my message when the main site was down but I thought I had a pretty good idea then. For donations give the people more or less "control" ED.ch. Top contributes of the day should get privileges like choosing the "Article of the now, or Picture/Quote or Video of the now" for the next day. Maybe the top contributor of the month would be able to choose next months agenda for every day that nobody donates. I would pay a good bit to be able to choose the quote of the now a few times. But if they had to give something physical then there's always something cheap to add on like stickers or something. We love us some shiny shiny stickers. Oh Banana stickers!

    That way we get something and it might drag in donations from peeps like me who want to share a jolly.
     
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