If you're considering donating to the site, there are benefits to doing so. We aren't proclaiming that what we can offer is amazing, but hopefully it might inspire some people to wish to send a donation. We are upgrading our hosting to a VPS very soon so some donated funds could help us out.
-Access to the Subscribers forum. If you donate to the site, we have a forum strictly for subscribers. There is "quality" content in there if you know...what I mean.
-Green Name showing everybody that you have donated.
-Donator Award. All donators will be given a donator award. It is a $ sign that all donators to the site have.
-Custom Award. All donators can make or request a custom award. You can make it pretty much anything you want. A stack of pancakes, Triple H, a picture of Zack...doesn't matter.
-Smilie. Usually we always add smilies to the site that are funny, however you can add a smilie or whatever you want (given it's within reason). Just send it to me and I'll get it added for you.
-Access to early information. We aren't promising a bunch of top notch secret information but whenever we have something planned going on at the site, you'll be the first to know about it. If we have a new design on the way, we'll break the news to you guys first before the rest of the site. We'll eventually tell the whole site but you will get first picking at the knowledge.
-Increased PM Storage. You can now store up to 350 messages in your PM folder instead of only 50.
-Bigger Avatar. Normal members can have 150x150 avatars while donators can use 200x200 pixel avatars.
-Donation must be in excess of $5.00 for full donator status.
YOU CAN DONATE HERE: http://www.chicitysports.com/forum/misc.php?do=donate
Much more than that. Really anything helps, usually I just use money out of pocket for stuff.
ill donate, but can i keep my grey name?
Before it didn't cost much to maintain CCS since we were new. However with our growth, increased well..everything since the BP merge, and insistence on getting away from going down once every day or two with a DB error for 10 minutes....it'll go up a little bit.
I had some solid hosting through a e-friend of mine, but that expense is about to increase about 10-15x over. A little here and there definitely does help I will say. We're going to change to the best hosting the internet has available for vBulletin boards..... vBulletin Web Hosting - vBulletin Management - vbulletin Upgrades - vBulletin Services I am thinking
And assuming I still have money in my paypal account...I'll donate tonight when I get home from work.
CodeBLUE and JustinTCB both have the donator awards if you want to check them out.
Also I added another benefit of donating. Increased PM Storage.....used to be 50, but when you donate it goes up to 350.
I'm happy to do it.