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Dear valued Members,

as discussed in this thread, the rules governing the donor status here at the Japan Forum have been revised, with the amended rules taking effect today. In the past, one donation, regardless of the amount, would result in a promotion to the donor usergroup for an unlimited period of time.

As of Oct. 1, 2016, donations will grant members access to the donor privileges for the period of one year. Members who have donated earlier in 2016 will have their donor status extended to Sept. 30, 2017. Generally, your donor status will commence on the day we receive your donation.

Donations can be made
  • via Paypal or
  • through bank transfer (please contact us in such case).
We have introduced the following (secondary) donor groups:
  • Donor I (Bronze), for an annual donation of 500 JPY
    bronze-donor-badge.png
  • Donor II (Silver), 501 - 1,000 JPY
  • Donor III (Gold), 1,001 - 2,500 JPY
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  • Donor IV (Platinum), any donation exceeding 2,500 JPY

Previous donors will be contacted by Conversation as of today. If they do not wish to continue their donor membership, their accounts will be reverted to the usergroup that corresponds to their current number of posts.

While we cannot offer a lot of perks and additional permissions to donors, below are some of the major privileges they will enjoy. Compare to the most senior "regular" usergroup on the right (Sempai):

DONORIIIIIIIVSempai
Time to edit (posts, comments, etc.) in min.36036048072060
Avatar size (in kB)100150no limitno limit75
Signature (printable chars, links, lines, smilies, images)150, 3, 5, 5, 5200, 5, 7, 7, 7250, 5, 10, 5, 5300, 10, 15, 10, 10125, 2, 4, 3, 3
Media storage (in MB)1,5002,000no limitno limit1,000
Media quotano limitno limitno limitno limit50MB max file size
Blogsno limitno limitno limitno limit10 attachments, 1,5MB max attach. size

In the future, donors will also be able to browse the website without any display of advertising. However, please understand that we need more time to fully implement this feature.

Thank you for your understanding! If you have any questions or suggestions, post them right here.
 

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What happens to your +2GB of media when you get demoted from unlimited to back to Sempai?
 

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I'd rather the ads left on. It supports the site, which is my whole reason for donating, and they don't bother me.

I ad block any site which is abusive of the advertising use, but I barely notice them here.
 
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What happens to your +2GB of media when you get demoted from unlimited to back to Sempai?
You will no longer be able to upload media, but none of your files will be deleted.

I'd rather the ads left on. It supports the site, which is my whole reason for donating, and they don't bother me. I ad block any site which is abusive of the advertising use, but I barely notice them here.
Thanks Wonko, whatever we decide on in the end, I'd like to keep the ads at a non-intrusive level.
 

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Seems fair! Ha, I remember first donating as a teenager. That was so long ago, oh man! I'll be sure to send you some cash via PayPal with my next paycheck. Best of luck with the forum, thomas!
 
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Seems fair! Ha, I remember first donating as a teenager. That was so long ago, oh man! I'll be sure to send you some cash via PayPal with my next paycheck. Best of luck with the forum, thomas!
Thanks @Nuala , and nice to see you back! :)
 

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