As some of you wise people might know, running TFK is not free*.
I’ve always been reluctant to look for money to help support the costs of TFK and extremely grateful and surprised by the generosity of those who have donated money in the past.
I mentioned recently that I would make things a little easier for anyone who wanted to contribute and I’m happy to say that I haven’t made it all that much easier but I’m going to promote it anyway.
that cost €5, €10 and €20 respectively. When you purchase these new membership levels you get absolutely nothing (apart from a warm feeling in your heart).
Why don’t we get anything if we “buy” a membership?
We have a handful of topics that are locked to members. Otherwise everyone gets the same experience. I don’t want to actually create membership tiers because I’m not interested in restricting anybody from anything. And I understand that not everybody will want to pay or feels they should pay or feels they can afford to pay. And that’s perfectly fine. So the list of gold/silver/platinum members won’t be visible to anyone other than @Bandage and me.
Hang on, I gave you money recently, why should I pay again?
Please don’t. There is zero expectation on anyone to pay anything. Ever.
Wouldn’t it be better to just have a few ads?
You fuckers would never click on ads and you scare away all the visitors.
Can I donate more money?
If you have extra money then hold onto it. I’m sure we’ll get around to organising something for a charity related to @Joe_Player soon.
Can we at least get the ignore function back?
Yes. That will be returning very soon.
Where do I go about buying membership again?
FFS sake. The links are above. But anyway, here they are again:
* Nor is it terribly expensive. It costs roughly $30 a month to run though there are some variables in there relating to email volumes and storage space etc. That might not seem like much but there have been some significant one off costs in the past and various times when we’ve needed to have two servers running etc.