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« on: January 26, 2008, 09:11:20 pm »
Help support BYOAC!

I occasionally get asked how someone can show appreciation for and help support this site. Documenting your projects and participating on the message forums is a great way to help support the hobby in general, but sometimes I'm asked for how to contribute financially.

The Build Your Own Arcade Controls site has been completely free to use since its beginning in 1997, and will always remain so. It does cost a bit of money to run however, over $1000/year as of this writing! There's also the investment in time that the site requires, which is hard to measure but is a definite cost. Many hours a week go into keeping things running here.

If you've gotten enough value out of the site that you'd like to give something back, then thank you, it's much appreciated! There are several ways to do so....

Visit the support page to learn more - thanks!

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Re: Want to help support this site? Find out how here!
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2008, 12:15:07 am »
Good to know about the Amazon link. I'll be using it whenever I buy something from there.

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« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2008, 07:58:05 pm »
Have you ever considered selling rank and/or stars, or other winki-dinks...etc? Perhaps a 1000.00 donation could make you a mod etc.

For example...how does someone get purple stars, or five stars...etc?

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« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2008, 08:16:23 pm »
Would there be interest in that? I dunno how I feel about that. Have to ponder it. Could create a group called "sponsor" and you get special stars or other symbols if you sponsor the site?  Dunno. Have to decide if that's selling my soul or not :)
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Re: Want to help support this site? Find out how here!
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2008, 10:58:27 pm »
>:D Oh come on....it's just a simple little transaction  >:D 

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« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008, 09:05:11 am »
You get special stars if you contribute to the Wiki.

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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2008, 05:22:39 pm »
I still think that selling subscriptions to Post Hell is the way to go ...

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Re: Want to help support this site? Find out how here!
« Reply #7 on: August 18, 2008, 07:15:20 pm »
Perhaps a 1000.00 donation could make you a mod etc.



I don't think some amount of money qualifies a person to be a mod. What if the biggest idiot in the world donates money, (insert clever forum member name here) does that mean he has the judgment to lead others because he has cash?
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« Reply #8 on: August 18, 2008, 08:57:33 pm »
Speaking as the owner, I would like the opportunity to find out.
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« Reply #9 on: August 18, 2008, 09:54:09 pm »
Interesting. What would you say to the guy when he makes a bad call on the forum and he tells you he paid for this mod spot so let him moderate as he sees fit?

You would have to almost share the ownership with a person in this case and I think you have put far too much time and effort into this site to let some guy buy his way into having the right to overrule you.
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« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2008, 10:02:05 pm »
I'm not sure if there's a language barrier or a humor barrier but I was joking.  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2008, 10:06:14 pm »
Hehe, you gotta use the smile faces next time. I was thinking about just dropping this site and never looking back if you were serious.  ;D << smile faces work well in situations where you're kidding.
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« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2008, 12:33:13 am »
Hehe, you gotta use the smile faces next time. I was thinking about just dropping this site and never looking back if you were serious.  ;D << smile faces work well in situations where you're kidding.
You haven't been here long enough to know that the only time Saint is serious is when he uses angry faces

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or bomb faces
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or the little guy driving a car face, when he uses that you know your in trouble
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 08:50:34 am »
I'm not sure if there's a language barrier or a humor barrier but I was joking.  ;)

Yeah, joking like the guy who poses a kinky sex situation to his wife, then follows up with the "just kidding" line to gauge her interest.  ;D

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« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2010, 08:02:42 pm »
The last time you asked for donations, you updated the news page.  While that hasn't been updated lately, I just thought I suck up ask if you wanted to bump that news again so people would be inclined to donate.  Since some people will be getting tax refunds, throwing a few bucks at the man shouldn't break the bank for some.

I'd rather buy access to Post Hell though.   ;D
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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2010, 08:09:32 pm »
I'd rather buy access to Post Hell though.   ;D

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« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2010, 08:36:13 pm »
I got a LOT a benefit from this site, from the Wiki's, from forum members.

Tip 'o the cap to you, John, you've got a great thing going. I threw you a couple bucks.  :applaud:
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« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2010, 06:29:17 pm »
Thank you and much appreciated! :)
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« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2010, 09:27:09 am »
I'd rather buy access to Post Hell though.   ;D

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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2010, 02:59:28 pm »
Just sent a donation through a minute ago...thanks for all your hard work...this resource has been invaluable for so many of us.

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« Reply #20 on: January 22, 2011, 01:22:20 pm »

Just donated (yesterday). Used the site and info for years, don't get much time to post, but appreciate the content and the over the top blind ego bashing threads. :applaud:
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Just bought my copy of the book through Amazon! :D

  
 

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