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Dungeon Master:
The GMG website costs almost US$2000 per year to run. There are server hosting fees, domain registration fees, hardware and software costs to pay for. It also takes up large chunks of my time to keep it online and running smoothly.

The forum is a labour of love for me. It will always be free to access, and never become a pay site. However, there are ways members can help offset some of the costs of the forum.

[*]Amazon
You will notice a small banner for Amazon.com near the top of every page. I would ask that if you already buy your music, or any other items, from Amazon, please access Amazon by using these links. Amazon tracks the refering website (in this case GMG) and credits the site with a small commission on all items sold (currently about 6%). It costs you no more to buy from Amazon using this link, but that commission helps defray some of the costs of the forum.

Non-US members can use the flags to access the international versions of Amazon.

[*]Advertising
Advertising pays for some of the costs of the forum. I have tried to limit the format and tone of the ads to minimise disruption to the layout of the forum page.

[*]Subscribing
Another way to support the forum is to become a subscriber. All funds collected from subscriptions go into a specially-created account that directly pays for the costs of running the website.  By becoming a subscriber, you get rid of all advertising. That's right - subscribers see a clean forum sans ads. At the request of subscribers, the small Amazon link at top right remains for those that want to buy CDs from Amazon and still support GMG.

Subscribers also get a nifty "subscriber" icon below their username in their profile, a larger Personal Message storage box and a warm glow that they are directly keeping the forum going.

Simply click on the "Subscribe" tab in the top menu, and you will see all the subscription options. Payments are secure and processed through Paypal. You can choose to pay via your Paypal account, or if you do not have a Paypal account, you can pay via any credit card or bank account. Of course, subscriptions can be cancelled at any time.

Of course, I understand that not everyone can afford to subscribe or even have the inclination to do so. And that's fine too.

cheers
Rob Lang
GMG admin

Gurn Blanston:
Here's a tip to offer the Amazon support every time you go to Amazon, whether it is from here or not: click your flag and go to Amazon. Select and copy the address in the bar at the top. Create a shortcut on your "Favorites" bar using this link as the address (it's really easy in Firefox). Then, any time you go to Amazon, it will include the "gmg" tail on it. Here is the link for the US:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/573448?tag2=goodmusicguideco

Since I buy there a lot, I hope it helps, even 6% worth. :)

8)

DanielFullard:
I would definetly help out and use the Amazon links, I would also like to donate occasional money to the site. However, my financial position means I cant commit to a set amount every month but if you pas on your paypal address Ill do what I can.

Keemun:
EDIT:  Post removed for a good reason, as it could be counterproductive.   :)

karlhenning:

--- Quote from: Gurn Blanston on April 07, 2007, 05:25:40 AM ---Here's a tip to offer the Amazon support every time you go to Amazon, whether it is from here or not: click your flag and go to Amazon. Select and copy the address in the bar at the top. Create a shortcut on your "Favorites" bar using this link as the address (it's really easy in Firefox). Then, any time you go to Amazon, it will include the "gmg" tail on it. Here is the link for the US:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/573448?tag2=goodmusicguideco

Since I buy there a lot, I hope it helps, even 6% worth. :)

8)

--- End quote ---

Thanks for this, Gurn!

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