Please donate to help AST develop further

Forum rules, site updates and general news.
User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:14 pm

Greetings!

I promise I won't be using this feature to spam the masses, but this is important.

I need those with a little cash to spare to donate and send to allscaletrek@gmail.com. Whether it's $5 or $50, it all adds up.

For the reasons why, read on.

I found out the hard way that I can't split the AST "pot" 3 ways, with the hosting extras I wanted, funding site updates, site development and projects to help have AST ultimately pay for itself.

If you think I'm being whiney and bugging you, my apologies. I want your experience at AllScaleTrek.com to be a good one.

The reviews from R2 would be a good start. More reviews from the guys that now run Revell Germany and EagleMoss would be another. Giveaways, contents, interviews, are all planned.

However, I'm feeling the strain due to rl hassles. Health not as it should be and horrible people jumping on me when I have the least amount of resistance. The point being no pity party from me, but that it makes the job all the more harder.

At the end of 2017 I had ninja members come out of the darkness and regulars alike donate and tell me how much AST mattered to them, so this old place must be worth it for some of you.

End of blurb. Enjoy your day. :vulcan:

Xen

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:16 pm

I'm doing my best to avoid using ads partly for revenue, but that's up to the community if they want a clean site or not.

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:53 pm

The Paypal button at the bottom of the main page has been fixed.

Some have said it should be more visible, but I feel having it at the top is akin to whacking a visitor over the head each time they visit the site. Besides, sending donations to allscaletrek@gmail.com is just as effective.

If you guys want the button at the top, I can put it there. It's up to you.

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Thu May 03, 2018 7:18 pm

so far four have donated. many thanks for the help. :) :vulcan:

however, is that the best we can do folks? :S

User avatar
MEATLOAFr
Resolute Rear Admiral (UH)
Resolute Rear Admiral (UH)
Posts: 2029
Joined: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:46 pm
Location: MOVING TO TEXAS

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by MEATLOAFr » Fri May 04, 2018 2:43 am

Xen wrote:so far four have donated. many thanks for the help. :) :vulcan:

however, is that the best we can do folks? :S
Wish I could, but right now RL has my privates in a vise - and we're moving to another state at the end of next month

hopefully after moving I can drop a few buck toward the site
If the world ends tomorrow, it's ALL YOUR FAULT!!!

Custom Decals, and Vinyl Cutting services available
E-Mail direct to my [USERNAME] @ GMAIL account for Decals & Vinyl services

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Fri May 04, 2018 1:34 pm

no problem loafr! this is going out to all the community and isn't aimed at any one person.

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Mon May 07, 2018 1:59 pm

six donations so far. i just had a question put to me if donations were still open. ast accepts donations anytime. it just so happens that i do a mass forum pm from time to time to get attention.

the 'donate' button is at the bottom of the main page. some have suggested putting it at the top. personally, i find that would ruin a visitors viewing pleasure if they had a donate button 'smack' them upside the head.

what do you think?

User avatar
mophius
Crafty Captain
Crafty Captain
Posts: 1074
Joined: Thu Jan 05, 2017 7:04 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by mophius » Mon May 07, 2018 3:19 pm

Xen wrote:six donations so far. i just had a question put to me if donations were still open. ast accepts donations anytime. it just so happens that i do a mass forum pm from time to time to get attention.

the 'donate' button is at the bottom of the main page. some have suggested putting it at the top. personally, i find that would ruin a visitors viewing pleasure if they had a donate button 'smack' them upside the head.

what do you think?
I think at the top of the page would be to in your face too.
Leaving it at the bottom is a-ok
There is no dark side of the moon really, matter of fact its all dark.

Imgur
Shapeways Shop

ironman150
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Lemme At Em Lieutenant
Posts: 90
Joined: Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:13 pm

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by ironman150 » Thu May 17, 2018 11:05 pm

That donate button is really hard to see. Maybe make it bigger. Change the color or something. I DO like that it is at the bottom of every page. Maybe on the home page in between one of the frames or something would work tooo.

User avatar
Xen
Bear with me
Bear with me
Posts: 1436
Joined: Sat Sep 08, 2012 1:19 am

Re: Please donate to help AST develop further

Post by Xen » Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:49 pm

it looks big and orange to me. could you let me know what devices you're using when you say it's small?

i have added it to the top index and navigation bar for higher visibility.

Post Reply

Return to “Important”