WiiHacks is pleased to announce the introduction of a monthly newsletter available exclusively for qualified donors to the WiiHacks site. This newsletter will focus on recent noteworthy Wii modding developments. Members who have donated an amount sufficient to merit a starred banner will have access to this monthly newsletter in the Exclusive Access Info area of the WiiHacks Private Forums.
The WiiHacks Private Forums is a relatively new area and we will be developing Private Access Forums, exclusive services, and more. Your donations are much appreciated and truly help in maintaining WiiHacks.com as the site with the world’s largest Wii modding support community.
I think this is a great idea and was well worth the read, I encourge everyone to donate a few bucks here and there so you too can have access to this and any other new "donar" perks that come our way.
I read through the newsletter and it's a very nice gesture towards anyone willing to help the site out. And I'll be honest, I was surprised the first time I peeped in the private forums at some of the other perks offered to donators. It's quite generous. Give a little, get a little more - this on top of everything that's already offered here.
Anything that helps keeps this site running is worth it in my eyes. The people are great, and the collective knowledge and instruction of the members and staff here far exceed that of any other site I've seen. And when they're followed properly, the guides here don't brick consoles!
Bottom Line: Spare a couple of bucks if you can, when you can, whatever. The resources here are worth keeping around.
"I think that the Wii is a beautiful piece of hardware, and a broken Wii is a tragedy. It doesn’t matter why or how." -- Bushing
Can I ask what the amount brackets are please? Seen as though there's zero info about that in the other thread, and it would make sure people have no false expectations.
I have to agree with this to a point. I also looked for that type of info before giving anything to see what some of the perks would be but couldn't find anything. While I gave ultimately because of what was available to me in the open sections (and I think everyone else should too) it would have been nice to an idea of what's offer and what different types of levels there are, if any.
People tend to "move" better if they are working towards a goal and have a general idea of where that goal is. Another forum I admin on we have these types of goals that open up new areas and perks to users once they hit different levels, for example number of posts or number of times they've been thanked by others. It keeps people involved and willing to help.
The other thing a high level guide would do is entice some to give more money in place of contributing content in the forums. Truth is that there are tons of people that just don't want to be a part of community but still want what that community has to offer and while we'd (those posting) like everyone to offer their thoughts, help and content it's just not going to happen all the time. If those people are willing to give money in exchange for what other are willing to earn by adding content then it's still a fair deal that benefits everyone.
You might have 1000 posts be a member of all the cool torrent sites and be the best wii hack mod or admin but at the end of the day those traits won't pay the server and bandwidth bills.
This rant\book is just my $.02, take it for what it's worth.
I don't mind helping the site. Hell, that's the reason I donated. It helped me out, so I figured it's only fair to give something back. My amount wasn't a lot, so i'm not exactly expecting anything big. I wasn't expecting anything. It's a donation not a purchase.
However, my point was, to have some sort of indication of what donators are entitled too. Because people will see things like the private lounge (why is that even visible to non-high level supporters?) and they may start to expect things, which they may not get. That's all.
There is nothing wrong in having a clear, concise, honest, open and upfront donation table which stipulates that this amount or that amount of whatever a member can afford will grant you this or that access or level of participation.
The current clandestine secretive way actually discourages the more discerning members (me included) of digging in my pocket and chipping in, as we just don't know what benefits, if any if it is below a certain amount, that this donation will bring.
Honesty is the best policy.
Running costs per month is $xxxx
This months totals is currently $xxxx
Your donation helps running costs, if you donate:
A one off payment of between $xxx & $xxx will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling and a donation icon underneath your name
A one off payment of between $xxx & $xxx will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling and a donation icon underneath your name and access to yyyy forums
A recurring payment of between $xxx & $xxx will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling and a donation icon underneath your name with a star
A recurring payment of between $xxx & $xxx will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling and a donation icon underneath your name with a star and access to yyyy forums
A recurring payment of between $xxx & $xxx will give you a nice warm fuzzy feeling and a donation icon underneath your name with zz stars and access to yyyy forums
Thanks for what? Did I miss something, lol :P He just re-iterated what I put. Staff?