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Donations

Post by admin » Thu Jun 30, 2011 3:24 am

DAN has a new button in the menu bar: for donations. The DiamondAviators.Net needs to improve further and your support is welcome. We added a donations-link and PayPal-button. It will work with PayPal or credit cards.

If you like DAN and wish to support it, check out our donation site: Donate!

Thank you very much! :thumbsup:
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Re: Donations

Post by Kai » Sat Jan 12, 2013 11:38 am

Thanks for all donations received so far! You guys rock! Apart from your participation your help is greatly appreciated. Quite frankly, I don't care how much it costs me to run this forum as I get a so much back from you which cannot be paid in money.

Nevertheless, I will try to give a bit of an overview of what this site has cost me so far or what recurring costs there are. I never meant to have an exact accountancy on this and I would just like to give a few statements so you get a bit of an idea:

422,40€ for 12 months server lease
113,32$ for a 5-year renewal of Diamondaviators.net, but I also own a few other domains which are redirected to DAN, so let's say 60$ for a year
100$ monthly system maintenance for my coder who used to work for me full-time but when I "retired", he kept a few odd jobs. I agreed to pay him 100$ monthly to maintain DAN and its server. His name is "Miao" and in the last 6 years of working together we have become very good friends. I should eventually mention this on the site and maybe help him promoting his business as he is a freelancer now.
1000$ for the reports-section script
500$ for the market-crawler script
200$ for the world-map
250$ for a linkbuilding campaign paid to Gamit Linkbuilding (we have an "internal" PR 5 now)
220 $ for sending postcards to 890 Diamond owners in the US (was it with "Cactus" mailing?)
100$ approximately in Paypal fees for receiving donations

On this server I also host 3 private domains which make up maybe 1% of the total traffic on this server.
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Re: Donations

Post by Star57 » Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:34 pm

We need to get the donations going, Kai wants to upgrade to a DA62 :D
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Re: Donations

Post by Kai » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:31 am

Star57 wrote:We need to get the donations going, Kai wants to upgrade to a DA62 :D
Thank you, Frank! The idea of helping me fund a DA62 is excellent and must be applauded.

Now, seriously: Donations are exceeding my expectations and currently the needs. Thanks again to everyone who donated so far! If there are any ideas on what to change, fix or improve, please, let me know.
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Re: Donations

Post by CFIDave » Tue Jun 09, 2015 3:54 pm

Kai wrote:The idea of helping me fund a DA62 is excellent and must be applauded.
Kai: To better help you prepare for ownership of your new DA62 ;) , how about creating a separate DA62 Forum on the site? Seriously, it would be helpful for us to have a place to contribute and discuss what we know about this EASA-certified aircraft.
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Re: Donations

Post by Kai » Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:07 pm

CFIDave wrote: Kai: To better help you prepare for ownership of your new DA62 ;) , how about creating a separate DA62 Forum on the site? Seriously, it would be helpful for us to have a place to contribute and discuss what we know about this EASA-certified aircraft.
Good idea. I have just created the DA62-forum.
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Re: Donations

Post by Enrouk » Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:36 am

done for me.
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Re: Donations

Post by Kai » Mon Feb 22, 2016 6:17 am

Here is an updated list of the last 20 donations. In total, my PayPal account has received over 1100€ since I put up the donation link again. It "feels" enough, so I deleted the donation link and will put it up again according to the needs of DAN. Thanks a lot for the support!
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