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Post Post #26  (ISO)  » Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:49 pm

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Post Post #27  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:44 pm

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Post Post #28  (ISO)  » Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:54 pm

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Post Post #29  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:55 pm

Money is very tight right now. Baby formula is expensive. The good news (as far as mafiascum is concerned) is that we aren't too far off breaking even for the year-to-date: $917.08 in donations (less fees), -$990.00 in server fees.

In related news, I am toying with the idea of creating a Patreon account, or other subscription-based service. I kinda feel like if I do Patreon I should offer some sort of creative incentive for patrons, but also don't want that to affect use of the site itself (like, no levels for titles or admin rights or anything stupid like that, or exclusive games).

Would there be any interest in that in the first place?

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Post Post #30  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:53 pm

what about those like boxes that you see for people that have won the scummies
what if you got those
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Post Post #31  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:53 pm

Oh my god I actually have a little money for the first time in my life. PM me let me know how I can toss you a benjamin
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Post Post #32  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:24 pm

Phpbb 3.2 may enable some nifty features that could be tied to a Patron type thing?
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Post Post #33  (ISO)  » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:10 pm

In post 32, xRECKONERx wrote:Phpbb 3.2 may enable some nifty features that could be tied to a Patron type thing?


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Post Post #34  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:08 pm

In post 29, mith wrote:Money is very tight right now. Baby formula is expensive. The good news (as far as mafiascum is concerned) is that we aren't too far off breaking even for the year-to-date: $917.08 in donations (less fees), -$990.00 in server fees.

In related news, I am toying with the idea of creating a Patreon account, or other subscription-based service. I kinda feel like if I do Patreon I should offer some sort of creative incentive for patrons, but also don't want that to affect use of the site itself (like, no levels for titles or admin rights or anything stupid like that, or exclusive games).

Would there be any interest in that in the first place?


Ik I'm late on this, but, Town of Salem forums does something similar for donators and such.
They give tiered titles for donators, which does nothing except change your name color and give you a title and title icon.
The more you donate the better and better the title looks, (not saying the lowest ones look bad, but, it gets fancier in the icon).
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Post Post #35  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:08 pm

It'd do nothing except for looking cool.
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Post Post #36  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:37 pm

I feel like the title thing is kinda over-stepping as special titles are meant to be earned
The special color for donators is something I am okay with, and will probably raise awareness and interest. Probably keep it simple though.
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Post Post #37  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:55 pm

Yea, I wouldn’t mind a name color change versus the title.
I was just throwing the idea out there.

I also think for it, the different pateron tiers get different colored names, with the highest one being gold/platinum, or something similar to help show how much the person is supporting.
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Post Post #38  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:03 pm

Yeah tiers are a decent idea but don’t have like 20 of them
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Post Post #39  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:33 pm

Yea, no obviously.
I was thinking like Bronze/Silver/Gold/Platinum for name colors to keep it simple.
Bronze is the lowest, silver is medium-low, gold is medium-high, platinum is highest.
For how much people are pledging, as well.
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Post Post #40  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:41 pm

Problem identified: what if one barely shows up on a specific theme?
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Post Post #41  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 10:47 pm

Find a similar color that works on all themes.
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Post Post #42  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:41 pm

I think a donation based on site tiering system is kind of an affront to good taste and to the egalitarian image MS has atm

Obviously slightly opinionated, just my two cents

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Post Post #43  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:42 pm

Wat
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Post Post #44  (ISO)  » Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:46 pm

If I hypothetically donated I'd rather donate to a MS without a fancy glowing donation oriented name/title system

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Post Post #45  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:12 am

you should be able to ask not to have that
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Post Post #46  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:12 am

or something idk
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Post Post #47  (ISO)  » Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:46 am

I wouldn't mind what Invis said @tw.
When you donate, you have the option of getting the title or not.
If you don't want it, you don't get it. If you do want it, you get it.
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