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    As I hope you're aware by now, MJJC is in dire need of regular funding to secure the future of the site.
    With that in mind, staff would like to know what kind of things would incentivise you to financially support MJJC. So if you have any requests, suggestions, or ideas, please let us know in this thread.

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    For me personally, you guys are doing enough. This is just a great place and I would like to thank everyone envolved, very much! I just wish there were more monthly donators.

    Right now, there are 882 users online. In the past 24 hours there were 2876 users and 178 members online. If the members just donated a dollar a month, that would be enough. Skip one cup of coffee a month and donate to this place. Shouldn't be a problem.

    I'm amazed there are still only 17 Patreons for a monthly total $ 49,00. Come on people, we can do better!

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    Considering making some donation, but I'm really new here I didn't want to do it "too early". (Wouldn't be a recurring donation though, I know it's very popular, but it's not how I like to see things).

    No real incentive ideas but some things that I wonder whenever I'm making a donation are rather things like what are the (hidden) costs of what I'm supporting. Not necessarily a detailed accountancy but things like: technical requirements such as bandwidth usage, page views/month, data quantity, does it require a costly hosting/server etc. And some idea of the quantity of hidden works for staff member that is required behind.

    I've been into various "free" creative activities, including websites, so yeah, I know that there very visible but also very invisible costs.

    But the biggest incentive here, for me, from my personal point of view, seems out of control from staff, it's rather like "how useful the forum population is when I'm looking for some thing/info."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Make Believe View Post
    For me personally, you guys are doing enough. This is just a great place and I would like to thank everyone envolved, very much! I just wish there were more monthly donators.

    Right now, there are 882 users online. In the past 24 hours there were 2876 users and 178 members online. If the members just donated a dollar a month, that would be enough. Skip one cup of coffee a month and donate to this place. Shouldn't be a problem.

    I'm amazed there are still only 17 Patreons for a monthly total $ 49,00. Come on people, we can do better!
    Thank you for saying this - it's much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxym View Post
    Considering making some donation, but I'm really new here I didn't want to do it "too early". (Wouldn't be a recurring donation though, I know it's very popular, but it's not how I like to see things).

    No real incentive ideas but some things that I wonder whenever I'm making a donation are rather things like what are the (hidden) costs of what I'm supporting. Not necessarily a detailed accountancy but things like: technical requirements such as bandwidth usage, page views/month, data quantity, does it require a costly hosting/server etc. And some idea of the quantity of hidden works for staff member that is required behind.

    I've been into various "free" creative activities, including websites, so yeah, I know that there very visible but also very invisible costs.

    But the biggest incentive here, for me, from my personal point of view, seems out of control from staff, it's rather like "how useful the forum population is when I'm looking for some thing/info."
    Really, the only cost is the monthly payment for the server. That's the only thing the owner has ever asked for assistance with. It really isn't a lot of money, if a larger number of people could contribute on a regular basis. Some people signed up as Patrons last year, but have now dropped off, which is unfortunate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikky Dee View Post
    Really, the only cost is the monthly payment for the server. That's the only thing the owner has ever asked for assistance with. It really isn't a lot of money, if a larger number of people could contribute on a regular basis. Some people signed up as Patrons last year, but have now dropped off, which is unfortunate.
    That's right, the main issue with this place is the forum data base is hugggeeeeeee..... no free servers would have the amound of data space to handle it, almost 20 years of archives and over 3 million posts has its benefits but also its drawbacks in being able to host it, in fact the database is so big that it takes around 4 to 5 days to transfer it when I have had to upgrade to a newer server lol.

    But yes please if anyone can just chip in even a tiny amount collectively then the monthly worry will go away.

    You can even become a MJJC patron for as little as $1 a month - https://www.patreon.com/mjjcommunity

    Oh and of course I am open to new and fresh ideas to keep momentum going and giving something back to thoe who help out, of of which is the roll out of MJJC Live - https://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/t...Community-Live
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxym View Post
    And some idea of the quantity of hidden works for staff member that is required behind.
    We don't get paid, if that's what you mean.

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    Just became a patron, no alot of money, but it literally took 2 minutes to do. Been visiting this site since MJNO, although I never post, I can't imagine not checking on here every few days

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    That's right, the main issue with this place is the forum data base is hugggeeeeeee..... no free servers would have the amound of data space to handle it, almost 20 years of archives and over 3 million posts has its benefits but also its drawbacks in being able to host it, in fact the database is so big that it takes around 4 to 5 days to transfer it when I have had to upgrade to a newer server lol.
    Is there a full backup of the forum?

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    Today for the first time since losing my job due to covid the server fee for MJJC has come out of my bank and taken me into my overdraft, this now means the countdown has begun. PLEASE HELP US >> https://www.patreon.com/mjjcommunity

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    I'm sorry to hear that Gaz. I wish you all the best.

    Come on people, don't let this happen.

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    I’ve just made a donation.

    Hopefully, some more people will sign up as Patrons .

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    Donated #MJFam

    Please join, if possible


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    Not sure what other incentives would be necessary since this already an amazing hub of all things MJ, with lots of content to download and discuss!! I have zero issue donating whenever I can.....currently have a small donation pending. I hope people can help out this great site's cause, because I'd seriously hate to see this place come to an end!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paris78 View Post
    Donated #MJFam

    Please join, if possible

    You are such an asset to MJJC, Paris78!!! Thank you for your help and your positivity.

    C'mon everyone......we can do this!!

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