TMF Jeff is creating a bigger, better tickling community!
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Introduction

I want to personally and sincerely thank you all! The birth and incredible growth of the online tickling community is something that I've been privileged to have a front row seat for, and I never cease to be amazed by how many of us there are.

The TMF got its start almost twenty years ago as a freeware forum with about 200 members, and I can still remember the day that we registered our 800th member. I was shocked by the idea that there could be so many of us! Now seventeen years later, we routinely have more than that using the forum at once, and we've registered over a hundred thousand members.

With over 10,000 unique visitors every day, we reach English-speaking tickling fans all around the world; and we've had dozens of couples meet on the forum and fall in love in real life, then go on to get married and have children - That's how deep our roots go! We've brought tens of thousands of new tickling enthusiasts together, and we've accumulated what has to be the largest archive of tickling stories, images, comics, videos, and more, in the world!

Why Patreon?

The TMF is very old and our software is out of date and showing its age (a situation that is only going to get worse,) and as we archive more and more material our need for hard drive space gets more demanding. In addition to that, there are a number of things that we need to address if we hope to stay relevant for another twenty years.

Since the TMF's creation I've resisted putting up any kind of "contribute" button. But things keep evolving and getting more expensive, especially when it comes to computers and the Internet. And while I'm happy to keep paying the forum's bills, I'm already putting as much of my own money into it as I can. Without funding, its relevance is going to continue to fade and new generations are going to find it increasingly antique-looking. Eventually it will just be a handful of old-timers, complaining about the fact that there's no more tickling community.

But I believe the forum can grow and evolve into something that can serve the needs of tickling enthusiasts everywhere in the 21st century!

For that to happen - If the TMF is going to survive, and thrive, and become everything it has the potential to be - it's going to need your help!

What could we do if the TMF had funding?

  • Improve the chatroom - Most chatrooms, if not all, are built for businesses; they're not very exciting or fun. With your help, we can get a chatroom built specifically for us. I have all kinds of ideas for what would make a good tickling chatroom, and you probably do too!

  • Newer, better ways for people to connect - Personally, I would love for the TMF to have its own Instant Messaging system built right in, with audio and video capability.

  • A match-making service - We see a lot of people who are trying to connect with each other, and right now the best we've got for them is a not-very-effective subforum. With your help we can really start making some ticklish love connections!

  • Make tickling content easier to share, and easier to find - We would love to provide a better showcase for the talents and contributions of all of your favorite artists, writers and producers! It's another example of us being limited by the age of the software, and our constant need for more hard drive space - probably our two most restricting and pressing issues.

  • And I'm sure the patrons will have other, cooler ideas!
Tiers
TMF Patron
$1 or more per month
  • You will receive a very sincere thank you! Your support is crucial to the future of our community!
  • You'll also have access to behind-the-scenes information and group discussions.
VIP - Very Important Patron
$2 or more per month
  • These good-looking, well-groomed, exceptional people will receive a Thank You on our Scrolling Wall of Patrons, which is prominently displayed on the TMF sidebar!
TMF Giant
$5 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous reward, you'll be invited to Patron-only video chats where we'll get to know each other, talk about tickling and the forum, and just hang out.


  • You'll also get to participate in Patron-only polls & surveys, to help prioritize the forum's growth.
TMF Titan
$10 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get a customized member title. 


If you look under your user name on the TMF, you'll see a title like "TMF Expert." 


These titles are automatic, based on how many posts you've made, but if you subscribe at this Tier you can choose any title you want (subject to my ultimate discretion to prevent trolling.)

TMF BFF
$25 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous rewards, you are Best Friends Forever with the TMF!
THAT kind of friend
$50 or more per month
  • They say that a good friend is someone you can call when you need help moving, and a best friend is someone you can call when you need help moving a body.


  • In addition to all previous rewards, the TMF will help you bury a body if you need it. 
TMF Sponsor
$100 or more per month
  • You can have your own customized forum, which will be a top-level subforum of the TMF forum of your choice. 


For example you could have a subforum named after your video company or brand, right in the Video Clips forum, or the Artwork forum.

Goals
39 of 100 patrons
I'll know that this is a viable way to make sure the TMF grows, and I'll start out immediately by finding some great new software for the forum to run on.
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Introduction

I want to personally and sincerely thank you all! The birth and incredible growth of the online tickling community is something that I've been privileged to have a front row seat for, and I never cease to be amazed by how many of us there are.

The TMF got its start almost twenty years ago as a freeware forum with about 200 members, and I can still remember the day that we registered our 800th member. I was shocked by the idea that there could be so many of us! Now seventeen years later, we routinely have more than that using the forum at once, and we've registered over a hundred thousand members.

With over 10,000 unique visitors every day, we reach English-speaking tickling fans all around the world; and we've had dozens of couples meet on the forum and fall in love in real life, then go on to get married and have children - That's how deep our roots go! We've brought tens of thousands of new tickling enthusiasts together, and we've accumulated what has to be the largest archive of tickling stories, images, comics, videos, and more, in the world!

Why Patreon?

The TMF is very old and our software is out of date and showing its age (a situation that is only going to get worse,) and as we archive more and more material our need for hard drive space gets more demanding. In addition to that, there are a number of things that we need to address if we hope to stay relevant for another twenty years.

Since the TMF's creation I've resisted putting up any kind of "contribute" button. But things keep evolving and getting more expensive, especially when it comes to computers and the Internet. And while I'm happy to keep paying the forum's bills, I'm already putting as much of my own money into it as I can. Without funding, its relevance is going to continue to fade and new generations are going to find it increasingly antique-looking. Eventually it will just be a handful of old-timers, complaining about the fact that there's no more tickling community.

But I believe the forum can grow and evolve into something that can serve the needs of tickling enthusiasts everywhere in the 21st century!

For that to happen - If the TMF is going to survive, and thrive, and become everything it has the potential to be - it's going to need your help!

What could we do if the TMF had funding?

  • Improve the chatroom - Most chatrooms, if not all, are built for businesses; they're not very exciting or fun. With your help, we can get a chatroom built specifically for us. I have all kinds of ideas for what would make a good tickling chatroom, and you probably do too!

  • Newer, better ways for people to connect - Personally, I would love for the TMF to have its own Instant Messaging system built right in, with audio and video capability.

  • A match-making service - We see a lot of people who are trying to connect with each other, and right now the best we've got for them is a not-very-effective subforum. With your help we can really start making some ticklish love connections!

  • Make tickling content easier to share, and easier to find - We would love to provide a better showcase for the talents and contributions of all of your favorite artists, writers and producers! It's another example of us being limited by the age of the software, and our constant need for more hard drive space - probably our two most restricting and pressing issues.

  • And I'm sure the patrons will have other, cooler ideas!

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Tiers
TMF Patron
$1 or more per month
  • You will receive a very sincere thank you! Your support is crucial to the future of our community!
  • You'll also have access to behind-the-scenes information and group discussions.
VIP - Very Important Patron
$2 or more per month
  • These good-looking, well-groomed, exceptional people will receive a Thank You on our Scrolling Wall of Patrons, which is prominently displayed on the TMF sidebar!
TMF Giant
$5 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous reward, you'll be invited to Patron-only video chats where we'll get to know each other, talk about tickling and the forum, and just hang out.


  • You'll also get to participate in Patron-only polls & surveys, to help prioritize the forum's growth.
TMF Titan
$10 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous rewards, you'll get a customized member title. 


If you look under your user name on the TMF, you'll see a title like "TMF Expert." 


These titles are automatic, based on how many posts you've made, but if you subscribe at this Tier you can choose any title you want (subject to my ultimate discretion to prevent trolling.)

TMF BFF
$25 or more per month
  • In addition to the previous rewards, you are Best Friends Forever with the TMF!
THAT kind of friend
$50 or more per month
  • They say that a good friend is someone you can call when you need help moving, and a best friend is someone you can call when you need help moving a body.


  • In addition to all previous rewards, the TMF will help you bury a body if you need it. 
TMF Sponsor
$100 or more per month
  • You can have your own customized forum, which will be a top-level subforum of the TMF forum of your choice. 


For example you could have a subforum named after your video company or brand, right in the Video Clips forum, or the Artwork forum.