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    An unfortunate necessity

    This is always an awkward topic to discuss amongst friends, but I'm afraid sometimes the issue of money has to be raised, and this is one of those times.

    It costs a lot to keep Playstuff running. The resources we happily provide drain the coffers more quickly than you'd think. We have many generous subscribers who pay an annual fee to keep Playstuff alive, and our gratitude to the people who do that cannot be easily put into words, but we are running low on funds despite their generosity.

    I'd ask you, if you frequent our forums or are a regular on the Teamplay, to consider giving any small sum you can afford to help us continue to provide the friendly gaming atmosphere that's brought us together.
    We're not going to, and never will, demand or force people to pay. Nor will anyone be looked down upon or treated differently if they can't or choose not to contribute. Many of you (myself included) are students for whom money is always tight. But if you can spare even the cost of a couple of pints it would really help us.

    If you do decide to give, just click the "Monies" button at the bottom of every page, or for subscriptions just click the tab at the top.


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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    I get paid this friday. I'll see what I can spare. I love this site, and I don't ever want to see it go away.
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Ever since I joined Playstuff, I've always felt that I should donate a good amount of money. I use this forum everyday, and has brought lots of great games of TF2 and also lots of other games. But sadly I have no way of paying anything over the internet myself. My best attempt is to persuade my parents to do it, but they are pretty hard to break, especially when it's money over the internet (they have a major problem with it for some reason). I'll try my best to contribute, because I NEVER want to see this community break, and I know it won't

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity



    Problem for me is that the only way to donate is through paypal, and i really hate that company so i will never use it again.
    Could there possibly be another way?

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    I started a subscription as well as a small contribution, it's not much but at least it's more than nothing.
    I've had a lot of fun playing on the TF2 servers and look forward to have plenty more of that.
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Playstuff needs to exist until the ends of time. So thankyou for reminding me about this, several times I have put the donating money thing into my "Do Tomorrow" box. The thing about that box is that it always gets done tomorrow.
    So instead I put in my "Do Right Now" box and did it right now.

    I'm more than happy to contribute to keeping this place going
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    Enjoy dinner.
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    If the teamplay were to go away, where would I do my teamplaying? (and for that matter, who with?)

    Donating.
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    As a personal note - a big thank you to everyone has has donated, it really is much appreciated, every penny does count.
    Even if you don't have any way of donating (paypal issues, not actually having any money to give), your contributions to the community are noticed, welcomed and appreciated.

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Quote Originally Posted by awesome-o View Post
    Problem for me is that the only way to donate is through paypal, and i really hate that company so i will never use it again.
    Could there possibly be another way?
    I'm not sure but I'll try to find out.



    And huge thanks to everyone Much manlove <3
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Still got a sub running but what better use for an averdraft than a wee donation That can be for the football the other week you didn't let me give you anything for Brian
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Manlove to all, man I love this place

    I shall drop some in the pot on my way past
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    I've remained quiet in public on this subject - I was always very happy to cover any shortfalls in our costs; what started out as a passion project has matured into a community stacked to the brim with superb folks who make my life what it is. In truth, I was a little embarrassed to make this post myself since I've always received far more satisfaction and warmth from all of you than anyone could put a price on. Many of you have been long time donators - and Many more have now filled my inbox with Paypal e-mails I've actually been rather overwhelmed by your response and even shed a tear or two.

    So, from me, a huge thanks to Brian (Almightybob.ps) for bringing the issue of our financial needs to the community, to all the other Admins and Moderators who have always worked so hard to make Playstuff special - and to Everyone else - without whom non of this would be possible. I want to echo Grom as well - if you can't afford to give, please don't - just share a bit of manlove around the servers/forum and you'll be doing your bit!

    Thank you all again,

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    I have some money coming through this weekend, kinda waiting for that since I'm a lowly student, but once I get it I'd be more than happy to donate.
    This forum is the best thing I have discovered(well, been introduced to) on the internet and it's such a fantastic community I'll do whatever I can to see it continue
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Quote Originally Posted by awesome-o View Post
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    Problem for me is that the only way to donate is through paypal, and i really hate that company so i will never use it again.
    Could there possibly be another way?
    You could pay me (easy because us being both Dutch) and I paypal it through to PS.

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Quote Originally Posted by Colt View Post
    if you can't afford to give, please don't - just share a bit of manlove around the servers/forum and you'll be doing your bit!

    Thank you all again,

    I love you very much!
    Unfortunately man love isn't a legitimate currency that keeps a server operational, although i am assuming none of the admins are selling their bodies to the staff of their web host for favours.

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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    Now that's an idea!!! <3
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    Quote Originally Posted by grazr View Post
    Unfortunately man love isn't a legitimate currency that keeps a server operational...
    No but our community wouldn't be anything without it.
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    been like equi ("I'll do it tomorrow")
    but I have now set up a subscription
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    Re: An unfortunate necessity

    I don't do subscriptions - only charities get subscriptions! Therefore posts like this are vital to remind me what time of year it is, and therefore it's time to find la wallet and dust off the cobwebs

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