Contribute to nerd.nu
- Why contribute?
Nerd.nu was founded on the concept of fair play and the idea that when it comes to gaming, everyone should start with equal footing — and after almost six years of operation, we haven't strayed from these important values. Many online gaming services allow users to pay for in-game perks or specialized access, but here at Nerd, we firmly believe that money should be given not for the in-game rewards it might bring, but as a way of showing your appreciation for and supporting the costs of the services we provide.
By contributing to nerd.nu, you will be helping to pay for the hardware our servers are run on. You will not receive any in-game rewards or prizes for contributing, but you will be recognized with an announcement in-game and a permanent place on our contribution list below.
If you decide you'd like to contribute, you may be wondering how much money to give. The contribution amount we've received most often has been $20, but we recognize that our users come from a broad range of varying backgrounds with differing levels of financial means. We've received contributions of amounts from less than five dollars to several hundred dollars in the past, so it's difficult for us to recommend a single amount to contribute. Instead, we'd like to encourage you to contribute whatever amount you feel comfortable with. No matter what amount you choose, all contributions are greatly appreciated.
Our goal at nerd.nu is to provide a high-quality multiplayer gaming experience embedded in a genuine, friendly community. However, hosting the servers needed to provide you with this experience is not cheap. We are currently spending $135 per month on our primary box with an additional $70 per month on a secondary box, totaling a monthly cost of $205.
All of the money we receive from contributions goes toward supporting our servers. While most of this money will be used to pay our monthly hardware bill, some of it may also be used to advertise our servers in order to help grow the community or to expand our services into games other than Minecraft. Our budget for these additional expenses will be determined by the amount of money we raise; we will keep you up-to-date on how this money is being spent.
We value your privacy. That's why we don't collect any personal information about you if you make a contribution. Once you have contributed, your username, the amount of money you contributed, and the time at which you contributed will appear in the table below; that is the only information other people will be able to see about your contribution.
The only other information about your contribution which we retain for our records includes specific information about your PayPal transaction and your email address to uniquely identify you. This data will not be distributed to anyone.
If you would like your username changed as it appears in the contribution list, or if you have any questions about contributing, please contact an admin.
2016 Contribution Drive Progress
We've raised so far with in PayPal fees, leaving for us.
Sustain current level of operation for 3 months.
Sustain current level of operation for 6 months.
Sustain current level of operation for 9 months.
Sustain current level of operation for 12 months.
Sustain current level of operation for 15 months.
Sustain current level of operation for 18 months.
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