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SacredWiki and DarkMatters Supporting Members Subscriptions

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gogoblender    1,630

Hello everyone

We have been asked for a few years now by our members how they could help out with hosting and other costs that have come to the sites. Pride being what it is, we have always wanted to keep the site as much about creativity as possible, while leaving the mundane and grays of life out, like bills and costs, as much out of the picture as possible. For four out of our five years, costs of the site were easy and felt as good to pay as perhaps a heavier weight lifted in a gym with the feeling of accomplishment that comes from a good success.

SacredWiki and DarkMatters' particularly large jump in readership over the last year has had us have to look carefully at what we could do with what we've got with the people we want to share our time and future with regarding the games we love to share, and the stories we want to tell.

We're not a big fan of the "donation" model for helping collect money to run websites, and like much better the idea of offering products from the sites that will offer some value and fun for members to enjoy the time they spend on the forum and SacredWiki.

Donate as little or as much as you wish. The new pay pal buttons are easy to use and are famous for accessibility to a large demographic. Of course, we can't ever let things be simple, and so have tried to put together some nice subscription packages chock full of goodies to have you show off your DarkMatters swag to others with.

 

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All of the subscriptions come with all the same following goodies, the only exception being that differing amounts give the subscription out for differing periods of time.

Subscription costs - Your choice as to what you choose to donate which give you:

 

  • Spiffy and unique Schot-Crafted Supporting Member Badge
  • Increase in avatar size from 120 x 120 to 150 x 150
  • Increase in PM storage to, stand back folks... 200 pms!
  • Unique group title
  • Distinct group color

 

 

As running costs for the two sites almost hit 500.00 CAD last year, we are hoping that money raised this way with the proud showing of a loyalty badge can help pay for this year's round of :

 

 

  • Hosting costs for two sites
  • Two photobucket pro accounts for the wiki and this site
  • Url registrations
  • Yearly renewal of license for IPB Boards
  • Map upload fees
  • IPB Wiki bridge - renewal of software to integrate management of SacredWiki and DarkMatters

 

We also want to thank everyone here at this site who have already contributed, and who now wear their supporter tags.

If you have comments or ideas that you think can help us even more with this, please don't hesitate to post on this topic here:

What is a Supporting Member

Our site supporters are already there, the party has started, please come join us!

:gogo:

gogo

 

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Schot    297

As gogo so well put we're excited by the support that you guys have shown us. Many thanx to all! :hugs:

 

We have a fair number of changes in the works which we're very excited to get underway. I think we're all able to say that DarkMatters has been enjoying a sure and steady rate of maturity and has managed to remain a comfy home. To me that's how I've gotten to feel about DarkMatters. It isn't the "Website of DarkMatters" to me. It's the "House of DarkMatters". I think our kind of house is a unique one as websites go. While many websites that I've known generally have a single distinct strength we have several. Designers, mathematicians, diplomatic specialists and the most wonderful story tellers. Not to mention the many chefs! It seems DarkMatters could go in any direction at any time. That's something I find pretty cool.

So many of us have been here from DarkMatters' infancy and grown up with it. The quality of all who reside here do much for DarkMatters' reputation and it's something I'm extremely proud of. It's a digital safe haven. A Utopia even, as far as I see it and to reach a level of quality and care within a group of people is something to be cherished and nurtured. As with every growing family ours too needs to eat so to speak. In past years, where the house has been more quiet, gogo and I have and enjoyed taking care of things. Finding suitable hosting, picking up extra resources. Some of which were just for fun but great utilities none the less like our Maplib account that hosts the Sacred maps. We'd like to keep doing that. Finding new and cool things to make our house distinct that is. Our supporting members badges will certainly help us do more of that. :agreed:

 

Cheers gang! :P

 

 

Brad

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gogoblender    1,630

Updated...   There is a new link at the top of the forum "Become a supporting member" which leads you to the link 

Get a badge

Link in first post now active again for anyone wishing to purchase a supporting member badge for DarkMatters/SacredWiki

Thanks everyone here for helping out as a Supporting Member these many years!

 

:dance:

 

gogo

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I can't make donate from Russia. Our country is out of list:(

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Edited by WallsOfJericho

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gogoblender    1,630

Alexander, thank you for wanting to help out and support the site!!  I just saw your picture, and you're right, it seems to mean that from the drop down being generated from our widget it's not showng  Russia.

I did some checking around, and found the Russian site for Paypal... 

https://www.paypal.com/ru/webapps/mpp/home

If you logged in there would you be able to send to sacredwiki@darkmatters.org?

 

:)

 

gogo

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Jacek    19

Hi guys,

I love RPGs, I really like Sacred and this site that u guys run :)

I just made a small (monthly) donation to the cause via paypal...it is really small but atm we are on a budget (small one too let me add :( )

anyway, keep up a good work :)

cheers!

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gogoblender    1,630
22 hours ago, Jacek said:

Hi guys,

I love RPGs, I really like Sacred and this site that u guys run :)

I just made a small (monthly) donation to the cause via paypal...it is really small but atm we are on a budget (small one too let me add :( )

anyway, keep up a good work :)

cheers!

Thrilling having you here on the boards jacek!! I’ve been reading about your Adventures with this game and everyone you have met up with on this board it’s always satisfying to meet up with people who love his game as much as we do I’ll be happy to add your badge on the soon as I get home in a week thank you for thinking of us as a Contributor.  The size of your donation is Absolutely perfect. Thank you

❤️

Gogo

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gogoblender    1,630
On 2017-12-16 at 5:36 PM, Jacek said:

Hi guys,

I love RPGs, I really like Sacred and this site that u guys run :)

I just made a small (monthly) donation to the cause via paypal...it is really small but atm we are on a budget (small one too let me add :( )

anyway, keep up a good work :)

cheers!

You got your new badge Jacek.. thanks for the support, once again Welcome to darkmatters!

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gogo

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gogoblender    1,630

FireSt0rm, thank you for your purchase! It comes timely this year as its about time for us to pay down the servers costs for both the websites and licensing on our software.  I'm happy you found us, and are enjoying your time on the boards.

Let that shiny badge show :D

And welcome to DarkMatters!

:)

 

gogo

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Serboi    27

I've sent my small contribution for now, just to see if it works. 

Regards!

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gogoblender    1,630
14 minutes ago, Serboi said:

I've sent my small contribution for now, just to see if it works. 

Regards!

I just saw it, this is awesome, thanks Serboi for your support.  You now stand on your posts with a cool new shiny Supporting Member Badge and new Yellow Group Member Color!

:)

 

gogo

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My dear community  I love to become support member! I wish to can effort more love you all  my Ancaria family xxx

 

The prt sc  my automatic payment every month with my paypal  My oficial name is  Nicky Mckay

 

 

 

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gogoblender    1,630
10 hours ago, NuketTunaKeles said:

My dear community  I love to become support member! I wish to can effort more love you all  my Ancaria family xxx

 

The prt sc  my automatic payment every month with my paypal  My oficial name is  Nicky Mckay

 

 

 

Nuket, thank you for supporting us! I'm sorry to get back to this so late, but I saw your post go up early in the morning and I was at work.  We're delighted that you enjoy this game and have found love for our small community of Sacred lovers here at the far end of Ancaria.

Your new shiny supporting members badge is now proudly affixed, and you now have a fabulous glow to your group color. Thank you for being here with us!

:gogo:

 

gogo

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On 6/2/2018 at 9:57 AM, gogoblender said:

Nuket, thank you for supporting us! I'm sorry to get back to this so late, but I saw your post go up early in the morning and I was at work.  We're delighted that you enjoy this game and have found love for our small community of Sacred lovers here at the far end of Ancaria.

Your new shiny supporting members badge is now proudly affixed, and you now have a fabulous glow to your group color. Thank you for being here with us!

:gogo: I'm very proud with my badge, you deserve more  my dear Ancaria family. Yes we love our game and will be always until you give up I'm with you  lots of love from australia. I am trying to settle  gold edition in my windows  10  so far  just download steam but may need help just started but after freezing :( is ok I try to find a solution!!!

 

gogo

 

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Spock    210

OK, I thought I would try this again and was elated when I saw there was a way to donate VIA credit card. I got all the way to the end only to find that it still requires a PayPal account. :(

I have  a PayPal account, but cannot remember the account information, refuse to create a new account, and just want to have a hassle-free way to donate ...

Maybe next time. :(

 

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gogoblender    1,630
6 hours ago, Spock said:

OK, I thought I would try this again and was elated when I saw there was a way to donate VIA credit card. I got all the way to the end only to find that it still requires a PayPal account. :(

I have  a PayPal account, but cannot remember the account information, refuse to create a new account, and just want to have a hassle-free way to donate ...

Maybe next time. :(

 

Thanks Spock for thinking about us.

We've found however that PayPal seems to be the safest and trusted way to send money as so many of our members are from all over the globe.

Don't worry about the supporting my friend

just your presence and wry sense of humor is enough

:hugs:

gogo

p.s. we do however accept gold bars and fine quality cheeses by mail :D 

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Spock    210
16 hours ago, gogoblender said:

... p.s. we do however accept gold bars and fine quality cheeses by mail :D 

Hmm, I will have to see if I still have my Ensign bars lying around somewhere ...

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gogoblender    1,630
8 hours ago, Spock said:

Hmm, I will have to see if I still have my Ensign bars lying around somewhere ...

Spock, you big teddy bear

Thanks for making this happen :hugs:

And... I was actually able to dig out a very rare "Fellowship Supporting Member" tag from way way back when...  it's a cool forest green color, not many here have it.

Thanks again... enjoy the badge

:gogo:

 

gogo

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Posted (edited)

nothing help me steam have issue with compatibility I miss my sacred 2 :cry:

I didn't liked sacred 3

plss plss:starwars:

Edited by NuketTunaKeles
I done sacred 2 but still dailing with sacred 2 Gold

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gogoblender    1,630

yah sacred 2 was a dud

There some topics here in DarkMatters where players were discussing why they found it so dissapointing

:(

 

gogo

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DreDBanGeR    32
Posted (edited)

I'm pretty sure you mean sacred 3 gogo :P

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rm3000    80
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If Cthulhublender says 2, it's 2!

ilyaa n'gha mnahn' hlirgh

/me bows down and crawls back into his hole

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gogoblender    1,630
11 hours ago, DreDBanGeR said:

I'm pretty sure you mean sacred 3 gogo :P

 

4 hours ago, rm3000 said:

If Cthulhublender says 2, it's 2!

ilyaa n'gha mnahn' hlirgh

/me bows down and crawls back into his hole

LOL...  these early early morning posts at 5 30 am will be the end of me :lol: ... indeed 3...three...threeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

:4rofl:

 

gogo

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