New XDA-developer donations system introduced!
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This site is growing like crazy. All of us generate gigabytes of traffic per day, and we use a sustantial part of a rack-mounted server. It's not the most expensive thing in the world, but it has reached a point where I can no longer pretend it costs absolutely nothing to run. Looking at the not-so-distant future, we may need our own server, pay the going rate for our bandwidth and maybe even hire people for some freelance odd-jobs. I'd hate to see this great community suffer because it lacks some source of revenue.
Banner-ads, 'special XDA-developers offers' and a more commercial approach would be the obvious solution. Face it, our community is a commercial wet dream: Early adopters, buying lots of expensive gadgets, and then telling all our friends how cool they are. I'd really dislike going that route, I prefer an honest site, loving technology but free to publicly say something sucks when it does.
This brings us to the only reliable and independent source of funds: ... you. You can donate some money to help make sure this community can continue to grow and prosper. For every ten Euros (around USD 12.40) you donate, you'll get a small
above your name with every forum posting. To avoid clutter, there's a bigger
for every ten. Can you think of better way to show off your wealth than to show you care about your community? Donating is easy, and you'll be done in about as much time as it takes you to read this whole page.
Check out our donations page to learn more
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