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DMF RUNNING COSTS - AN APPEAL FOR SMALL CONTRIBUTIONS - domains & subscriptions expiring soon!
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Hi Molonians

DMF has been up and running for nearly six years (in fact our birthday is coming up on the 21 March!).

I have always wanted the forum and connected sites to be free to use, but they are not free to run. It has always been very important to me not to have to ask for help with costs, and that the fandom can enjoy and explore the sites freely.

Over the years, many of you have kindly made contributions at specific times, which together with my own have enabled us to afford cards and flowers for Damien, with associated delivery and postage costs, for which I am hugely grateful. Any remainder has gone towards subscription costs. However these contributions have never covered the large costs of running the sites. 

 

damienmolonyforum.com (this site) and damienmolony.org are not for profit and do not generate any money, but do have annual costs and subscriptions are expiring soon, which I find myself struggling to afford at this time.

The fansite (damienmolony.org) annual subscription is expiring this week

The forum subscription (damienmolonyforum.com) expires in June

The domain names associated with both sites expire in April

 

Last year was a struggle and I took the difficult decision to add donate buttons to the sites, but sadly there have been near to zero donations that way.

So for the first time, I am appealing to all who have enjoyed DMF over the years to consider making a small contribution towards running costs. 

 

 

 

To be completely transparent about costs, and where any donations will go, below is a breakdown.

 

DMF costs

 

FORUM (damienmolonyforum.com)

SUBSCRIPTION COSTS

Which includes:

Custom domain name, chat box, no ads, custom emoticons, image and file attachments, extra page views / bandwidth

 

$94.50 Canadian dollars 

£53.40 UK pounds

with £35 % discount (the kind hosts always apply this for me)

$62.01 Canadian dollars

£34.74 UK pounds

 

FANSITE  (damienmolony.org)

SUBSCRIPTION COSTS

This includes Custom domain name, 13 GB space upgrade (for galleries), advanced design uptions, CSS design option, remove adverts, 

$99.00  US dollar

£71.29 UK pounds

 

DOMAIN NAMES

damienmolony.org £17.99

damienmolonyforum.com  £12.99

 

TOTAL COSTS

Forum subscription £34.74 + domain £12.99 = 47.73

Fansite subscription £71.29 + domain £17.99 = £89.28

 

TOTAL: £137.01

 

Please note: The above costs do not include other payments throughout the year for Photobucket subscription, Damien's cards and postage, competition and fundraiser postage.

 

HOW TO MAKE A DONATION

At the bottom of the forum you will see a donate button, one click takes you to a dedicated Paypal account used solely for the purposes of DMF costs. If any contributor wishes to have a copy of these accounts please contact me.

I will update here with any contributions made, all donors will remain anonymous unless they wish to comment in this topic.

Huge thanks,

In fandom

domino

 

 

 



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Thank you to the two kind donors who contributed in recent days. That is £30 towards our subscription costs! All donations will remain anonymous, but please feel free to comment in this topic.

The payment for damienmolony.org has come around sooner than expected and has been paid today using these donations and I've paid the the balance. (receipt attached below)

 

 



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Thank you to our latest contributor for their £25 donation - that is another £25 towards DMF running costs!

All donors will remain anonymous, but please feel free to comment in this topic.



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I am in awe of all that you accomplish on this site. If my token amount helps at all, I'm thrilled because I certainly reap the benefits as I enjoy this site so so much!!!

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Thank you for your contribution and kind words Susan, very much appreciated. So good to hear you're enjoying the forum, fingers crossed we have some new Damien projects to get excited about soon!



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Update on DMF running costs:

As previously mentioned the yearly subscription for damienmolony.org has been paid for.

Domains and the negotiated lower photobucket subscription have also now been paid.

Contributions have covered 60 % of these costs, the rest I have paid for.

Still to pay in June is the forum subscrition costs, but after that we are covered for the year.

 

Many thanks again to all who have donated! smileyflowers



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