Contribute to Nerd.Nu

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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 ten 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 $118.07 per month on our primary box with an additional $59.89 per month on a secondary box, totaling a monthly cost of $178.

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.

In order to pay these expenses, we hold an annual fundraiser event; information about the 2019 Fundraiser event is available here. Once the fundraiser has finished, we will reevaluate our financial state and let you know what our plan is going forward.

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.

Help Nerd.nu pay its hardware bill


2019 Contribution Drive Progress
We've raised 3,259.30 so far with in 135.31 fees, leaving 3,123.99 for us

652.0% Complete
Sustain current level of operation for 3 months.
552.0% Complete
Sustain current level of operation for 6 months.
452.0% Complete
Sustain current level of operation for 9 months.
352.0% Complete
Sustain current level of operation for 12 months.
252.0% Complete
Keep the lights on and the servers running even longer, with some room to expand!
Username Amount
sansapants 100.00
ninti 20.00
defi 50.00
robr 20.00
DjentleGiant/DetectiveDupond 25.00
pez 55.55
TheAcademician 50.00
paleeye 10.00
totemo 120.00
JamesMcProgger 50.00
Spartan____ 20.00
kumquatmay 30.00
smileylich 20.00
ghrey303 30.00
WyndySascha 25.00
cheezychicken 20.00
b00ds 101.00
Zomise 30.00
ttsci 100.00
EternityOfDeath 66.60
SirLyle 25.00
Tronxx 10.00
JdP 75.00
Cujobear 25.00
forty_two 42.00
Tadrogers 40.00
cmdrtebok 178.00
LadyCailin 50.00
zedadex 50.00
Tharine 50.00
paying my bamboo tax! 25.00
Verros 250.00
Armas_DSasi 50.00
OleToothless 50.00
Muskogee_Red 100.00
Challenger2 100.00
Tidusblue 5.00
Bardidley 80.00
Tedbear 10.00
Admanta 100.00
Tulio 10.00
AshenRayne 100.00
32ndFlava 69.69
tict0c and iCe 25.00
Spook6 45.56
buzzie71 20.71
assasymphoni 200.00
pandas love bamboo! 25.00
JacquiPotato 50.00
Weazol 50.00
tompreuss 200.00
marting11 50.00
Aurichu 20.00
fazaden 5.00
Norami 100.00
Tulio 10.00
King_of_queso 20.19
Username Amount
Verros 250.00
tompreuss 200.00
assasymphoni 200.00
cmdrtebok 178.00
totemo 120.00
b00ds 101.00
ttsci 100.00
sansapants 100.00
Norami 100.00
Muskogee_Red 100.00
Challenger2 100.00
AshenRayne 100.00
Admanta 100.00
Bardidley 80.00
JdP 75.00
Cujobear 75.00
32ndFlava 69.69
EternityOfDeath 66.60
pez 55.55
zedadex 50.00
marting11 50.00
defi 50.00
Weazol 50.00
TheAcademician 50.00
Tharine 50.00
OleToothless 50.00
LadyCailin 50.00
JamesMcProgger 50.00
JacquiPotato 50.00
Armas_DSasi 50.00
Spook6 45.56
forty_two 42.00
Tadrogers 40.00
kumquatmay 30.00
ghrey303 30.00
Zomise 30.00
tict0c and iCe 25.00
WyndySascha 25.00
SirLyle 25.00
DjentleGiant/DetectiveDupond 25.00
buzzie71 20.71
King_of_queso 20.19
smileylich 20.00
robr 20.00
ninti 20.00
cheezychicken 20.00
Tulio 20.00
Spartan____ 20.00
Aurichu 20.00
paleeye 10.00
Tronxx 10.00
Tedbear 10.00
fazaden 5.00
Tidusblue 5.00