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[Official] A community driven and transparent donation system

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Dear CD users,

We recently made an announcement regarding some possible upcoming changes to cdpatcher, aswell as some already in effect changes to auth such as the removal of VIP auth, along with some general information about donations.

 

This thread is made as a follow up to the changes we made recently, donations over the past year have dropped significantly which in itself is not a problem for us as long as they cover the bills, however we are slowly reaching the point where we are no longer banking, and this means losing money. We want to keep CD running in its current form, this means the website, emby(our media server), disabler, rajah and any upcoming projects we might be doing, however this may be difficult a year from now when the bank runs dry.

 

We have 2 options currently, 

1. Let the bank run dry and hand over control to our chinese partners, this might mean the community will see drastic changes, and content on CD may cost 5-10 dollars a month to access(we want to avoid this)

2. Run a community driven donation system with transparancy - This will piss some of you off, but we believe it is drastically better then the first option.

 

We want to try the 2nd option first, but we also know that people are less likely to donate unless they are made aware of the fact that it is actually required for us to survive. This means that every 3 months, we will run a donation drive aimed toward collecting enough donations to cover the following 3 months worth of server bills. During this "Donation drive" all CD services will close down, except the forum, once 3 months worth of bills have been collected, all servers will be paid 3 months in advance and proof of reciepts will be provided publicly to the community as evidence of this. 

 

Starting this Friday, which is june 3rd we will run the first donation drive to raise money for the next 3 months - Hopefully this will be a success and we will be able to keep CD rolling without taking money out the bank. 

 

If by june 4th we have collected enough donations for 3 months of server bills, the next donation drive would happen 3 months from june 3rd. IF enough donations are collected between the period of june 3rd and 3 months ahead to cover 3 months of server bills then a donation drive will NOT happen. Essentially, donation drives can be avoided by the community engaging and actively donating on their own.

 

This thread will be updated on june 3rd with a status of donations so people can keep track of how much needs to be donated, and how much has been donated. We are confident that if everyone contributes just a tiny bit, we should be able to cover 3 months in a short amount of time.

 

DONATION DRIVE IS OVER - SERVICES REMAIN DISABLED FOR NOW!

Donation goal = 1500$

Final donated amount = 38%

Donate link for those that cannot find the button = 

Please login or register to see this link.

Regards

CD Staff

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Good news ! :)

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Doesn't seem like a bad idea at all. At the end of the day we all want to see the this community last and moreso in the right hands. I'm all for this!

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+1 sounds good to me, as long as it goes...

les do it ;D

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It might be a good idea to put this announcement on the site banner instead of just the Discord advertisement. 

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Just now, gollomhonk said:

and wher can I donate? Dont see the Donation Box anywhere -.-

Its on the front page, red button on the right side of the website. 

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Just now, StarWash said:

Looks like for VIP no donations button - right?

It should be visible for you.

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Please login or register to see this link.

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Just now, JohnLinfist said:

Can we use CD Patcher if we are ViP ? or everybody have no access?

damm have you even read the thread?

Troll? or just stupid?

 

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2 minutes ago, gollomhonk said:

Please login or register to see this link.

This is very odd, are you using some kind of adblock? I tried logging in with your account, and the button is visible to me.

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Just now, Puffmutti said:

damm have you even read the thread?

Troll? or just stupid?

 

So rude...

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Is there a way to donate less than 10$? I'd like to contribute but 10$ is kind of a lot for me :/

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how much do you need to have the service up again today?

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would like to see a hourly live ticker how much until we reach the goal...would also be really fair.

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9 minutes ago, Suspense said:

This is very odd, are you using some kind of adblock? I tried logging in with your account, and the button is visible to me.

yeah using Adblock ofc. Im trien to diasble it. But if its a Adblock issue, almost 90% of people wont see it.

 

EDIT

Disabled Adblock, still no Donation Button

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