Keeping the TOG community site free has always been an important goal and one that won’t change. Over the years we have relied on different methods to nevertheless fund the infrastructure to keep TOG operational which unfortunately comes at a significant investment of both money and time.
We have moved from advertising on the site to donation systems to a benefit systems for members contributing to TOG’s supporter plans. Eventually the decision was made to remove ads from the TOG site all together and purely rely on member support.
The current supporter system however was again in need of an overhaul which is where Patreon will hopefully be a good match for a community like TOG.
Different amounts can be chosen so you can can support the TOG community for the price of one or a few cups of coffee a month.
Monthly Patreon contributions go towards the following:
- Dedicated Servers
- 1 x Web Server
- 1 x Database Server
- 1 x Mail server
- 2 x MySQL replication(backup) servers
- Amazon AWS S3 Database backup storage
- Annual Sucuri Subscription
- Annual SSL Certificate costs
- Accounting Costs
- Product licenses for cPanel, vBulletin, Xenforo, DragonByte Technologies commercial addons
- Keeping TOG AD FREE
Once you have pledged yourself as one of our Patrons and you would like to have your supporter banner displaying on the site please perform the following steps:
Browse to The Desk Forum and request for your Patreon banner to be added by one of our administrators.
The banner will be one or a combination of the ones below and will show under your avatar.
Thank you for helping out in keeping the TOG lights on and keeping TOG ad free!
The TOG Team!