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Postby Matdragon » Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:02 am

Hi all!

I hope everybody is keeping safe and well during these uncertain times!

As you may or may not already know, RC Tank Warfare is a non-profit website run by hobbyists, for hobbyists! I started this site to be a safe and welcoming place for everybody to use without the encroachment of "big businesses" who like to plaster websites in adverts in order to turn a profit and that is exactly the theme I wish to keep going. This means we do not have adverts, other than the occasional advert from certified vendors.

I really appreciate all donations that come in which go towards keeping the site running, they unfortunately do not cover the running costs of the site so I keep the site going from my own pocket which is normally no issue and I am perfectly happy to do, I love this site and am so proud of what we have all achieved here!

However, my partner and I have recently purchased our first home and 17 days ago welcomed the birth of our second child, so as you might expect money is very tight for my family at the moment so it's becoming increasingly more stressful handling the running costs of the website, so I am posting here today to ask anybody who is willing to please donate to help keep the site going. Any amount, small or large is massively appreciated! I understand times are hard for everybody and I would never ask anybody to donate who isn't in a stable financial position to do so, so please do not feel obligated to donate, I don't want to put pressure or stress on anybody else!

Even if no donations are received, I assure you that RC Tank Warfare will continue as I will find a way, but any help with the running costs now or in the future would mean allot to me and give one less stress to worry about (if anybody could donate some "sleep" to me aswell, that would be great, as my new son doesn't seem to like letting us have much :D ).

Information on how to donate can be found here: donate.php
Please feel free to PM me with any questions if you are unsure or would like more information!

Thank you all for being a part of this site, I look forward to watching the site continue to grow and prosper!

Stay safe and keep well!

Many thanks,
Matt
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Postby c.rainford73 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:28 am

Thank you for all you do Matt and congratulations on the newest member of your family. I used the donate link on the top of the forum task bar :wave:
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Postby Estnische » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:02 am

Yes Matt. Thanks for all you do, and all that I get out of RCTankwarfare. My kids are all grown up and I recall the struggle of having to spend my money judiciously.

Donation made.
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Postby silversurfer1947 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:38 am

I have fixed Matt's link, so it now takes you to the Donations page
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Postby spongehoobtank82 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am

I've set up a monthly donation, seeing as I've used the site for 8 years for free I figure I owe you :thumbup: glad we can all help don't know what I would do without the site, am sure alot will want to help as :)
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Postby Model Builder 4 » Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:24 am

Thank you Matt for your continuall hard work in keeping this awesome site going and free to all :clap: It has been a great source of information and inspiration to myself over the past 5 years I have been a member here, hopefully it will get the support it deserves and will be here for many more years to come :thumbup:

Cheers, Lee.
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Postby 43rdRecceReg » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:50 pm

It's my custom to make a decent donation every Christmas, and have done so far. :D This year, I shall do the same again. Of all my outgoings, this is the one that brings real value. :thumbup:

Edit: just in case Covid-19 knocks me off the perch before Christmas :O - I've just made an earlier donation. In the event of my untimely demise, I intend to post via a ouija board. :lolno:
Failing that, if you hear the sound of chains rattling, and tracks clanking in the night- it'll be me haunting you :haha:
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Postby PainlessWolf » Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:02 pm

Good Morning,
I have been unemployed for months but as Roy noted, Of all the talking I do, talking here online to Friends is the real value. I will scrape up some pfennigs, shekels, ha-pennies and groats to donate. This place is the only Sanity I can find online.
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Postby Marco Peter » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:03 pm

More than willing to donate, but is there a way to avoid the 1,99 PayPal fees for donating outside the EU? ;D
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Sun Aug 02, 2020 9:18 pm

Marco Peter wrote:More than willing to donate, but is there a way to avoid the 1,99 PayPal fees for donating outside the EU? ;D

:think: the more money you donate, the smaller a percentage the 1.99 becomes, until it is hardly noticeable :thumbup: :D
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Postby sassgrunt » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:13 pm

Alpha always respected you, Matt, so I'm donating on his behalf.

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Postby forgebear » Mon Aug 03, 2020 7:46 am

matt thanks for keeping this forum up and running have placed a donation
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Postby Marco Peter » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:46 am

Son of a gun-ner wrote:
Marco Peter wrote:More than willing to donate, but is there a way to avoid the 1,99 PayPal fees for donating outside the EU? ;D

:think: the more money you donate, the smaller a percentage the 1.99 becomes, until it is hardly noticeable :thumbup: :D

LOL.

Well, good news, something has changed: If I not transfer money myself but click that dedicated DONATE button there are no fees! So i simply donated more haha! ;D
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Postby Matdragon » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:55 am

Thank you so much to all who have donated, I am truely overwhelmed by the incredibly response that has been received!

I am so proud of how far RC Tank Warfare has evolved and the quality of the membership it contains makes me even more proud of how far it's come and the people that have joined along the way!

I am very happy to keep the site up and running but please all remember that it it due to every single member that makes the site what it is, without you all my efforts would be pointless so a big thank you to everybody on the site, it's the members that make the forum!

Many thanks again everybody!
Kind regards,
Matt
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Postby Son of a gun-ner » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:56 am

Marco Peter wrote:Well, good news, something has changed: If I not transfer money myself but click that dedicated DONATE button there are no fees! So i simply donated more haha! ;D

That's good news to know for anyone outside Britain :thumbup:

The 1.99 is their standard fee for changing currencies, even after giving you an unfavourable exchange rate.
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Postby Neil1966 » Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:28 pm

Have sent a token of appreciation for your efforts Matt. Hoping to utilise the forum more over the coming months as I get into this addictive hobby
Cheers Neil

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