Patreon - Support Diplo!

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  1. CNiper

    CNiper Join us on Steam! DiploGuard Administrator

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    Happy 10th birthday, and with that occasion, we have several new initiatives we'd like to share with you which we will be unveiling in staggered stages. ABDeL has recently been brought on as a Site Advisor along with The_Phalanx and advise, they will. As the two masterminds of this idea, they think these new initiatives will make Diplo even better with a heavier focus on strengthening the gaming community we are trying to foster.


    You may remember around seven years ago that Diplo was in serious financial straits, ABDeL was in the hole financially for several hundred dollars, and if not for the intervention of Csigs and Baledwyr, Diplo would have most likely perished. We must not allow this to happen again, or allow for Diplo's survival to hinge on any one person or even a handful of people. This is why we're moving towards communal funding of the site's expenses

    We're starting a patreon will solve this problem. Where the admins have been generously shouldering the burden themselves, regular members can chip in small or large dollar amounts every month towards supporting Diplo's overhead cost, projects, gaming events and tournaments. You will be able to donate as much as you like, or none at all. This is purely voluntary and not required, but any help would be appreciated.

    In the event that we meet our overhead costs through, we will aim to buy games on sale for giveaways during Diplo gaming events and tournament prizes.

    Diplo Patreon Tiers and Perks:

    Diplulzer Level $2
    • Gets the Diplulzer donor bronze tier forum trophy.
    • Sneak peak at stuff coming down the tube from the admin team.
    • Full look at financial statements, general spreadsheet of where the money goes.
    DiploMVP Level $5
    • Gets all the perks from Diplulzer and...
    • Gets the DiploMVP donor silver tier forum trophy.
    • Gets the option to remove ads from the site.
    • Custom Banjoball accessory
    DiploGuard Level $10
    • Gets all the perks from DiploMVP and...
    • Gets the DiploGuard donor gold tier forum trophy.
    • Gets a gold portrait around forum avatar.
    • Gets to create a custom unique forum rating within reason.
     

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  2. ponasozis

    ponasozis SOVIET HATE MARINE

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    oh look a more flashier donate button

    i ain t failing for that again you bourgeoise capitalist dogs!
     
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  3. ABDeL

    ABDeL DiploGuard Our Creator Site Advisor

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    We should all aspire to be as selfless as Pona, the humble Lithuanian capitalist furniture salesman.
     
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  4. EagleMan

    EagleMan Administrator Administrator Map Maker

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    Everyone knows Diplo is how we admins hope to retire. We aim to take the venture public by 2019.
     
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  5. ponasozis

    ponasozis SOVIET HATE MARINE

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    thats right
    in my mind i don t sell furniture
    I GIVE it to the people for FREE
     
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  6. Feanor

    Feanor Member Liaison Officer Site Staff

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    In your mind you are communist. But in reality you are imperialist lap-dog with nationalist tendencies.
     
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  7. nodle

    nodle Budtender

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    Unique gold bar and unique rating? Don't take away mah noodles!
     
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  8. ABDeL

    ABDeL DiploGuard Our Creator Site Advisor

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    This is a heads up: All custom ratings will be removed and will be reserved for DiploGuard patrons.
     
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  9. Ser_Fergus

    Ser_Fergus Professional Shark Hater DiploGuard

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    Is this srs?
     
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  10. ABDeL

    ABDeL DiploGuard Our Creator Site Advisor

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    The custom ratings like noodle, and heresy, yeah.
     
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  11. Ser_Fergus

    Ser_Fergus Professional Shark Hater DiploGuard

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    Why? It just makes more work for behind the scenes to do that, while also ruining what exists as a sort of reward for notable community members.
     
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  12. CNiper

    CNiper Join us on Steam! DiploGuard Administrator

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    To be fair its not that much work for us to make these custom ratings for people, we wanted to reward donators with something cool and customized.
     
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  13. ABDeL

    ABDeL DiploGuard Our Creator Site Advisor

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    This is a hard decision nobody wants to make, but for me, it comes down to fairness. A few token members have had ratings to enjoy for a number of years. I understand that they've grown attached to this exclusive and preferential treatment. But we want to give something special to our most generous patrons by allowing them to leave their mark on the site.

    For those patrons who want to support Diplo with the custom rating in mind, it simply isn't fair that others keep theirs for free. CNiper has mentioned that we could delay the removal of ratings for a later time, but they would slowly become a DiploGuard exclusive feature (I was also thinking a tournament winning prize, but we havent had that conversation yet).

    In short, either everyone should have access for free, or everyone should have to pay for them. In the spirit of fairness and doing the most good towards supporting Diplo, we went with the latter option. I understand it sucks for Pona and Nodle but it isn't fair to those who are willing to support Diplo that they keep their ratings. I have mentioned on the game giveaway stream that I will be losing my "Our Creator" tag as part of this shift.

    That being said I have donated to the patreon DiploGuard tier and I'm open to giving up my rating so Pona or Nodle can keep theirs. And we'll be discussing it further throughout the coming days and weeks with more input. The last thing we want to do is do something unpopular, but growing pains are to be expected.
     
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  14. MaceMaul

    MaceMaul Main Editor of LR DiploGuard

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    $$ PLEDGED $$
     
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    ABDeL DiploGuard Our Creator Site Advisor

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    And with Mace's generous pledge, we are now in the black when it comes to Diplo's operating costs! Thank you to all who have contributed thus far. Now that the cost of basic necessities are met, all other pledges will go towards gaming events, giveaways, tournaments and other Diplo expansion ideas.
     
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  16. War4life

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    LMFAO

    CUSTOM BANJOBALL ACCESSORY? the fuck is this
     
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  17. Feanor

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    Diplo Inc. Micro transactions in WC3 maps.
     
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  18. Kalthramis

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    I mean I get the site's gotta be funded, but removing features because now you can get perks for donating is like removing existing content from a game and making it DLC.

    "Oh hey guys, the Humans race is now a paid DLC for wc3 because we need to fund the battle.net service"
     
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  19. ponasozis

    ponasozis SOVIET HATE MARINE

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    you can take away my heresy rating
    you can take away my liberties and freedom of speech
    you can put me in the deepest hole you can find
    you can put a bullet in my brain

    BUT DON T YOU DARE TAKE NOODLES FROM NOODLES
    IL RISE FROM THE GROUND IF I HAVE TO SAVE THE NOODLES
     
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  20. The_Phalanx

    The_Phalanx Man with the Pointy Sticks DiploGuard Administrator Map Maker

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    Go back to your bodka. Nothing to see here.
     
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