In an ideal and just world, GRcade would live on the love in our hearts and the smiles on our faces. Unfortunately, server companies only take hard cash and it can be tricky building up this funding.
Many of us consider GR to be our home on the Internet. Chats, banter, laughs, comments that annoy us for days... it's all here! We'd love to have access to this vibrant place for free but perhaps we could also consider chucking in the odd gold coin to keep it going?
I want raw facts now!
> We're looking to establish roughly how many folk would be willing to pay to support GRcade; a couple of quid per month to cover the necessary hosting and maintenance costs (note: not "payment" for anyone related to GRcade - the funding would be purely for the tech costs)
> There would be no "benefits" to paying - beyond seeing GRcade continue to be up and running! - so folk would not become owners, mods, exempt from rules, entitled to meet (meat?) Gecko every Wednesday night, or anything else. It would be a voluntary, no-contract payment
> We hope to have a direct debit option for folk who wish to contribute a small amount each month, as well as other payment options such as PayPal / Stripe for people looking to make an ad-hoc payment
Will my account be emptied if I vote?!?
Of course, by voting you are not "signing up" - this is just to get a flavour for how many people would support such a scheme. Thanks for taking part!
Last edited by jawafour on Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:40 am, edited 1 time in total.
jawafour wrote:> There would be no "benefits" to paying - beyond seeing GRcade continue to be up and running! - so folk would not become owners, mods, exempt from rules, entitled to meet (meat?) Gecko every Wednesday night, or anything else. It would be a voluntary, no-contract payment
For £2 a month I would expect to be able to ban at least one person.
I would be more than happy to donate £2 a month to keep this place going, it's the only corner of the internet I always visit. Other places come and go, but GRcade is literally my home on the internet and I love it and everyone* on it