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Jenson

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2019 TLO Donations Drive
« on: January 08, 2019, 10:55:03 am »

DONATE NOW!

TLO Donations Drive 2019

Hello everyone,

It's come time again for TLO to open its arms unto you and issue forth this plea: Although we enjoy providing you with the servers, games and events that you love, there is a cost involved. We rely on your donations to keep up with operating expenses!

Here's a breakdown of our annual costs:

RPG-X Server Hosting (2 severs) @ $10/mo: $120/ year
Web Hosting @ $112.39/ year
Domain Name: $12.16/ year
Domain Protections: $2.88/ year

Total Regular Yearly Expenditures: $247.43/ year
Current Budget Reserve: $161.63

...and that doesn't include incidental expenditures, or expenditures in the case of an emergency (which we've had in the past).

The Last Outpost doesn't have ads. We don't monetize any of the services we provide in any way. Nobody in the Cabinet gets paid *sniff*. We're here because we love it, and we know you love it too - which is why we're asking now for your help.

Our goal for this drive, which will run from today and will close January 22nd, 2019 is $175 USD. This year's goal is much lower than previous years primarily due to the elimination of the Space Engineers' server which represented a significant portion of our budget. Also, since we had budgeted to run the server through last year, we end this year with a much larger budget surplus than usual. After conferring with the President, we agree that we can afford to draw on our surplus to help make our goal less this year while still leaving a very comfortable reserve fund for any unexpected emergencies (we'll be left with a reserve fund of around $90 if we meet our goal this year which is roughly 37% of our annual budget). Any amount higher than that goal will go up to continuing to build our reserve funds.

Donating is easy, just click here or on the many links on this and other pages and fill out the simple form. Via PayPal, we accept most currencies and all major credit cards. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

We also have an array of wonderful prizes that are on offer this year! These include:

-Freshly Roasted Coffee (Compliments of Rick and include shipping!)
-A key to the game Cause 3 XXL Edition (Courtesy of Dendo)
-A key to the game Half Life 2 (Courtesy of Scott Archer)
-A key to the game Sniper Elite 4 (Courtesy of Shoot)
-A key to the game 7 Days to Die (Courtesy of Shoot)
-A key to the game American Truck Simulator (Courtesy of Shoot)

Prizes will be offered to anyone who donates $5 or more towards the donations drive. The highest contributor will be offered their pick of a prize first, and we'll go down in order of amount donated. In the event that two people donate the same amount, I'll give the one who contributed first seniority in selecting a prize. Only one prize per donor.


I sincerely thank you in advance for your generosity in contributing to TLO. Your contributions help keep our community going--and for that, we all thank you! :)

THANK YOU TO THE DONERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED SO FAR THIS YEAR:

Andzzy: $50
Criminula: 20 Quid ($25.70)
The Investigator/Gregory House: $25
Shoot: $20
Shoot: $10
Shoot: 25 Euro ($26.07)
Callum: $28 (Pledged to pay in May)
« Last Edit: January 24, 2019, 10:41:30 am by Jenson »
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Re: 2019 TLO Donations Drive
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 06:13:44 pm »

The treasury program on the forums appears to be acting up and not always showing donation totals. Apologies in advance. We will post all donations here unless you ask us not to! :)

A special thanks to Shoot for his generous donation of $10!  ^_^
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Re: 2019 TLO Donations Drive
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2019, 11:30:24 pm »

The treasury program on the forums appears to be acting up and not always showing donation totals. Apologies in advance. We will post all donations here unless you ask us not to! :)

A special thanks to Shoot for his generous donation of $10!  ^_^

This should now be fixed.  I've switched the treasury from the way you had it setup to a different setup, I will PM you regarding this.
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Re: 2019 TLO Donations Drive
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2019, 02:41:08 pm »

We're halfway through our donations drive but we've only reached 5% of our goal total. Please consider making a donation to support our services. Every donation helps!
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2019, 08:48:16 am »

THANK YOU to all those who donated last night to help support TLO! I'm still having issues with the treasury system (I'm sure it's user error more than anything), but I'll be manually adding these donations into the treasury at some point today. In the meantime, a special thanks to our donors last night:

Andzzy: $50
Criminula: 20 Quid ($25.70)
The Investigator/Gregory House: $25
Shoot: $20

Thank you so much for your generous contributions!  ^_^

Thanks to these donations, we now have raised a total of $130.70 which means we are not only $44.30 cents short of our goal for this year!
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2019, 10:30:51 pm »

We're just about $45 short of our goal! Please consider donating if you haven't already made a donation! :)
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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2019, 07:29:31 pm »

Thanks to Shoot for donating another 25 Euro ($26.07 after Paypal fees)!

We are now just $18.23 short of our goal. One donation of $20 will end our drive! :D
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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 09:28:40 pm »

Correction:

Callum has brought to my attention that my math is wrong (I suck at math) and he's updated the treasury to reflect current donations. We're actually now $25.75 short so a donation of $28-30 will put us at our goal!
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« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2019, 09:28:14 am »

Correction:

Callum has brought to my attention that my math is wrong (I suck at math) and he's updated the treasury to reflect current donations. We're actually now $25.75 short so a donation of $28-30 will put us at our goal!

Today's the last day of our donations drive! Thank you to all who have given so generously and have put us so near our goal. We're just $25.75 short so any donation of $28 or more will definitely put us at our goal after paypal fees. Please consider donating today if you haven't already. Thank you! :)
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« Reply #9 on: January 24, 2019, 10:41:04 am »

Callum has graciously agreed to donate $28 in May--so therefore our donations drive funding has been met! I'll be contacting individuals who donated to see what prize you all want. If you wish to decline a prize, please let me know.

Prizes will be given with preference for those who donated the most money. I ask everyone to list in order which prize they most would like so I can figure out how gets what. Thank you again to everyone who donated and ensured that TLO can continue its operations in 2019! :)
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