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2018- the state of the forum, donations request and going forward

Discussion in 'Announcements & News' started by Mr Waffle, Jun 8, 2018.

  1. Reveen

    Reveen Upcoming Girls

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    Sunnyvale Trailer Park
    Maybe consider a Patreon or MakerSupport fund? If people were able to donate a couple of shekels every month it might be easier
     
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  2. infinitehippos

    infinitehippos Kenkyuusei

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    Jan 22, 2013
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    Nottingham, UK
    Donated $35

    (my Paypal email is different from my forum email with the username on the later equal to the domain on the former).
     
  3. JoltFiend

    JoltFiend Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Oct 10, 2012
    Location:
    California USA
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    joltfiend
    Made my donation yesterday morning.
     
  4. Tsumu

    Tsumu Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Feb 3, 2015
    Location:
    Finland
    Some pocket money coming in.
     
  5. Shinga Kurukato

    Shinga Kurukato Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Jan 20, 2014
    Location:
    Nueva Ecija, Philippines
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    Miyazato Rira
    already made my donation
     
  6. ichigowota

    ichigowota Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Yokomichi Yuri
    I'm sorry I couldn't offer much, but I have donated a small amount!
     
  7. patapataful

    patapataful Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    May 25, 2013
    Location:
    Germany
    Oshimen:
    Kashiwagi Yuki
    Twitter:
    patapataful
    Did my part.:mail:

    Thanks for this forum<3<3<3
     
  8. Mr Waffle

    Mr Waffle Stage48 Admin Staff Member Stage48 Admin

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    Wow, thank you so much everyone. A ton of donations have come in, sitting at 86% of costs covered in two days!!! :shock: You're all champions in my book :1st:

    I'll be able to sit down tomorrow and make a proper list of names and match them for updating to a "donor" status on your profile.

    I've already received a great list of great things that we need to work on. A VERY rough and totally not-a-promise list includes better user details (eg kenkyuusei, oshimen things), Forum layout, more permissions for staff to do their job, wiki48 permissions (will need to update the software on that too!), the upvote system needs some polishing, better threading, emoticon update... there is definitely more to look at but that's a good start I think.

    (I'll fight to the death to keep the banana emoticon though :banana: )
     
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  9. xinchun

    xinchun Kenkyuusei

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    New York City
    Happy to see the wiki will get some attention. I hope to see the ability to obtain a wiki account without guesswork on who to contact and who can or cannot create one for us, since that one guy whose post it links to is inactive.
     
  10. haruna_hamasaki

    haruna_hamasaki Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Jun 3, 2007
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    Malaysia
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    Takahashi Minami
    Hi Kyobu. I miss you a lot. I still remember that we joined Stage48 on the same day. :p
     
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  11. Trinu

    Trinu Upcoming Girls

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    Okada Nana
    That's a great idea. Would that be possible, @Mr Waffle ?

    Two dozens of people donating 1 or 2 pounds/euro/dollars a month could raise a lot of money over a year.
    Wasn't the bill 750 USD or something? Surely we can raise 60 per month among all the regulars that we are without it impacting much our way of living.

    As for myself, I'm waiting for payday to hit that donate button.
    Too many concerts and drag shows (and beers) lately. :^^;:
     
  12. Merlin54

    Merlin54 Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Location:
    UK
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    Shimazaki Haruka
    Just donated.
    I've had so much pleasure from S48 these past 5 years (3 as a lurker) that it felt right to help out with things going forward. And thanks to everyone for all your hard work.
     
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  13. Akiyama

    Akiyama Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Sep 17, 2016
    Location:
    England
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    Harada Aoi
    I'm only an occasional poster but as a fan this site and the wiki are invaluable to me. I donated.

    I would like to see it become much easier to edit the wiki, which feels stale.
     
  14. marioworldakb

    marioworldakb Upcoming Girls Stage48 Donor

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    Jan 4, 2017
    Location:
    Hinachan's Cell House
    Oshimen:
    Kashiwagi Yuki
    Twitter:
    marioworld929
    Donated. Hope there will be more better updates on this server. If I see more things getting improved then I will keep supporting this forum going onward.
     
  15. Helliezza

    Helliezza Kenkyuusei

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    Oct 14, 2017
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    Watanabe Mayu
    When will the update starts?
     
  16. LNK_Tomu

    LNK_Tomu Kenkyuusei

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    Feb 20, 2014
    donated from the email address I used to register.

    This forum is just too useful to me (not sold on the banana emoji, but OK:))
     
  17. David61

    David61 Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name) Stage48 Donor

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    Reading, England
    Oshimen:
    Ogino Yuka
    Twitter:
    DavidB13
    Having sent a donation, what's the best way of getting the green marker on your profile? I sent a DM some weeks ago to @ithebigc but nothing has yet appeared.
     
  18. Matsui Hikari

    Matsui Hikari Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name) Stage48 Donor

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    I'm pretty sure ithebigc have already gave badges to all the users that donated so if you don't see it on your profile, maybe check whether the payment went through or not and message him if the emails are different.
     
  19. dutchie

    dutchie Kenkyuusei Stage48 Donor

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    Nov 27, 2016
    Location:
    Netherlands
    Oshimen:
    Minegishi Minami
    I got mine the week before this (and I think some others lost it that week), so you might want to do what Matsui Hikari suggested. it's probably just an oversight.
     
  20. Zuu Ryuzuma 48

    Zuu Ryuzuma 48 Rank 81-100 (Temporary Name)

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    Jun 17, 2016
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    Yuihan Hannari Temple
    Oshimen:
    Yokoyama Yui (Team A)
    May i ask what is the min $ to donate? :^^;:
     

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