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    I am 100% in favor of a donate button in place of ads.

    That being said, it'd be cool if the donors got something in return, even if it was something as little as a "donor-only" title.

    Also, donated. Thanks for everything thus far!
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    Those mats, (I want one) can not be reprinted due to Copyright issues.
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    That being said, it'd be cool if the donors got something in return, even if it was something as little as a "donor-only" title.
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    @mini1337s: The custom user group will be rather understated. Only an individual user's name will be a different color (much like mine and other admins' are red). Their posts will continue to look like everyone else's. As for a custom user title, site contributors will be allowed to use "Site Contributor" as their custom title if they so choose. I don't consider this particularly ostentatious or obnoxious. It simply denotes that a particular member cares about the community enough to be involved financially. Technically anyone can change their custom user title to say Kawaiiiii right now if they want to. =p


    @Magic Fanatic: I guess we could do check or money order, if you want. If that's something you're interested in doing, you can shoot me a PM and I'll provide an address where you can send one. Thanks for asking.


    @Que: Honestly we haven't put a huge amount of thought into it yet. Since the mats are for the community, I'm interested in everyone's input. Perhaps we can put together a collection of potential art pieces to use for a Source playmat and have the community vote on the design(s) they like the best?


    @luckme10: As far as I know, proceeds from the cafepress store go to Source admin Nightmare, who original set up the shop years ago. I assume he's been spending that money on beard maintenance. It's possible that we'll set up an "official" shop with other merch like t-shirts and hats once we get the new playmats designed and produced.


    @Bed Decks Palyer: I appreciate the sentiment, but I don't expect compensation for the money I've invested in the site over the years. We've got a great, thoroughly independent community and that's good enough for me. As stated previously, all funds collected will go right back towards site costs.


    @Karadis: Excluding contributions from the admin staff, our users have donated $384.49 in the last day and a half. This is much better than anticipated. You guys have been amazingly generous, and it will go a long way towards keeping the site paid for. We can't thank you enough. You guys are awesome.


    Any amount I set will be somewhat arbitrary, but certainly if we break $600 in contributions we'll be taking the button down, as that would account for at least a year of site costs, which is a nice round number. The button would then be put back up next year, once those funds have been depleted.



    With regards to the Site Contributors usergroup, I know for sure that the following members have contributed (in no particular order):

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    I believe a few names are missing from this list, and I don't want to leave you out. If you contributed and you don't see your name here, shoot me a PM and let me know. If you haven't contributed yet but are planning to, don't forget to leave your Source username in the paypal notes!


    Thanks again guys. Keep kicking ass.

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    I pay for an SCG Premium subscription that I only occasionally read.

    I read this shiz erryday. And I get shaky and nervous when the site goes down for any reason. So I'm more than happy to donate.

    Thanks for keeping The Source up and running all these years. Also thanks for Angel Stompy.

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    Re: Donate Button

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilla View Post
    Any amount I set will be somewhat arbitrary, but certainly if we break $600 in contributions we'll be taking the button down, as that would account for at least a year of site costs, which is a nice round number. The button would then be put back up next year, once those funds have been depleted.
    This sounds like a great idea.
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    Re: Donate Button

    Quote Originally Posted by danyul View Post
    I pay for an SCG Premium subscription that I only occasionally read.

    I read this shiz erryday. And I get shaky and nervous when the site goes down for any reason. So I'm more than happy to donate.

    Thanks for keeping The Source up and running all these years. Also thanks for Angel Stompy.
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    I wish I weren't such a broke idiot. Agree with the post about SCG Premium (not that I pay for that) but yeah I read this daily (hourly?). Will you be accepting donations even if the donate button is not up? I would at least like to pitch in a fair contribution later on even if it is technically paid off for a long while.
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    Donations can be made even when the button's not up by sending money directly to my paypal (patrick.maeder2@gmail.com). Just be sure to make a note that it's for The Source so I can keep the funds separate. Thanks!

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    Zilla i setup a subscription, will you get a note monthly letting you know what it's for? LMK if not.

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    Technics - I don't have anyone else sending me monthly payments for anything, so I'll know what it's for. Thanks for your contribution!

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    Re: Donate Button

    Quote Originally Posted by luckme10 View Post
    Does any of the proceeds from purchasing clothing go to funding the website?
    http://www.cafepress.com/mtgthesource


    Or what about those damn elusive playmats:


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    Donated.
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    Will donate from time to time, thanks for keeping this site up and running.
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    Even as a steadfast lurker for years, I felt compelled to give a small donation. This is the only Magic forum I bother to check regularly anymore due to the quality of content, thank you all.

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    Donated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zilla View Post
    @mini1337s: The custom user group will be rather understated. Only an individual user's name will be a different color (much like mine and other admins' are red). Their posts will continue to look like everyone else's. As for a custom user title, site contributors will be allowed to use "Site Contributor" as their custom title if they so choose. I don't consider this particularly ostentatious or obnoxious. It simply denotes that a particular member cares about the community enough to be involved financially. Technically anyone can change their custom user title to say Kawaiiiii right now if they want to. =p
    I am kind of in two minds about this. Since the Admins don't have Admin in their title the only way to tell them apart is by colour. Having another colour may confuse new posters that the person with that colour could be a secondary level Admin or something.

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    Re: Donate Button

    Quote Originally Posted by Dice_Box View Post
    I am kind of in two minds about this. Since the Admins don't have Admin in their title the only way to tell them apart is by colour. Having another colour may confuse new posters that the person with that colour could be a secondary level Admin or something.
    This is a legitimate concern, but I'm not sure how much of a problem it would actually be. Admins are red, and mods are maroon, both shades of red. Our plan for the Site Contributors was to have them be some shade of blue, different enough that they're distinct from the basic Member, but not so much so that you'd be inclined to think they're part of the staff. Also, we'd likely change the default user title for that group from Member to Site Contributor, so those members that contributed but have not changed their title to something custom would all be represented that way, which would be another cue to new users as to what the different color means.

    This is all open to discussion, of course. It's important to us that users who have contributed are recognized for their contribution, but obviously we want that to be in a way that's pleasing to the community as a whole, so if you have suggestions in this regard, don't hesitate to share them.

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    Re: Donate Button

    Quote Originally Posted by danyul View Post
    I pay for an SCG Premium subscription that I only occasionally read.

    I read this shiz erryday. And I get shaky and nervous when the site goes down for any reason. So I'm more than happy to donate.

    Thanks for keeping The Source up and running all these years. Also thanks for Angel Stompy.
    Wow, when you put it that way. Yeah, the Source is way better than Premium. Admins, you guys are awesome. Finally go around to donating, glad I could chip in.
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    Hope my part helps. Now if only I could get my hands on a playmat.

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    Hope my part helps. Now if only I could get my hands on a playmat.
    Agree 101% on the playmats. Isn't there a possibility to reprint the old ones?
    This looks like a job for me.

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    I've lurked on this forum for years so I'm more than happy to throw in a little bit. The Source definitely made me love legacy.

    Thank you guys for running the site!

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