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ABEditor22 | 21:17 Sun 28th Aug 2022 | Editor's Blog
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Historic Monthly Donation Sums:
August 2022: £127
September 2022: £91.45
October 2022: £29.23
November 2022: £8
December 2022: £10
January 2023: £33
February 2023: £31
March 2023: £482.58
April 2023: £50.60
May 2023: £303.38
June 2023: £192.01
July 2023: £88
August 2023: £192.96
September 2023: £110.36
October 2023: £103.58
November 2023: £70.26
December 2023: £54.12
January 2024: £56.14
February 2024: £81.98
March 2024: £81.98

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Dear AnswerBank Community,

I wanted to write to you all to explain a new feature that we have rolled out across The AnswerBank, and, most importantly, to why we have chosen to do so. I am of course talking about the new Donations feature, which you may have noticed recently.

As you know, The AnswerBank is free, and always has been, for our users to access. We have never charged any fees, and, historically, maintenance and upkeep of the website has always been funded by advertising alone. Sadly, over the years, our advertising revenue has declined, in part due to a gradual decrease in traffic volumes, but also due to the rise in the use of Ad Blockers and similar technology.

Whilst we do understand that there are users of The AnswerBank that would prefer to see less advertising on the website, it has always seemed the fairest way to continue to raise funds to cover our costs whilst keeping it free and accessible for all users. However, unfortunately, it is no longer sufficient to continually develop and maintain the platform based on advertising revenue alone.

That’s why we need your help; to raise funds, via voluntary donations. Through your donations, we would like to not only continue to support, maintain and provide the service that The AnswerBank offers; we would like to make it even better. We want to implement new features, as requested by the community, and as part of this, we would like to engage you with our plans to invest the funds raised into the platform.

The new Donations feature is of course entirely optional, but we are hopeful that the community can support this as a way of not only sustaining the platform, but to help it flourish and improve into the future. You can give as much or as little as you would like (although there is a £2 minimum enforced by our donations partner to cover card processing fee’s). You can donate as a one-off, or you can opt to donate regularly on a weekly or monthly basis; whatever suits you best.

We plan to be transparent as we move forwards with regards to the funds we are raising and the impact this is having on the continued success and development of The AnswerBank, so it is out intention to provide updates regularly.

All the best.
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No Elvis working down the chip shop, Fatti?
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I've left everything to Answer bank in my last will and testament
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So that's a no then ?

Asking on behalf of the ED
I've donated, I use this site a lot and have had a lot of help over the years - a lot of fun and learned some interesting things, too. I would miss AB if it were to disappear.
There are some ABers who claim to never use social media - that makes me laugh is AB IS a form of social media. Where would they go if AB were no more?
I appreciate the volunteers that help to moderate the site - I remember the 'bad old days' when I was here with a different hairstyle and really don't want to return to that rodeo (Wild West reference).
Now I have contributed I feel I can activate my ad-blocker guilt free, I really don't believe in 'something for nothing'. I also donate to Wiki and subscribe to other sites to turn the ads off. It's worth it in my view.
Of course these are hard times and not everyone can donate but I hope some of the regulars who also get a lot of value from AB give it at least some thought.
Advertising revenue is decreasing everywhere, not just here.

I'm a tad peeved that PayPal donations are anonymous, though - I like the toadying thank you email that Wiki sends when I donate :D
New user yesitsmeagain writes ‘ the constant sniping from users who have been here for years amusing themselves on a daily basis trying to 'out' returning users’

Shall we guess, yesitsmeagain, or will you tell us?
I’ll happily donate to AB if the multiple names/ banned users are tackled although I concede if they ‘hide ‘ behind a VPN or indeed use throw away emails , it’s a difficult thing to do, the saving Grace is after a few posts, they’re spotted :0)
People in glass houses, Bobbi!
Meaning?
Zac, can you explain that please?
Yep, I think your on name number 3 if memory serves correct.
What are you having for dinner today .
I think Bobbi was referring to people who use multiple IDs at once, Zac, pretending to be different posters.
Ahhhhh, ok. A subtle distinction which I missed. I do beg pardon.
Just paid.
Hope it's not going to be the LadyCG/Bobbi Show again today - nuff yesterday!
Yep, a good show and I'm sitting here laughing! Anyone with any sense can see through them.
I’m not going UI but you know something????
Get on with it, must be a quiet BH Monday is it?
Haz, I’m sorry you feel that way, my thread was interrupted by false accusations !
And Zac, I typed a long reply to you then thought, What the Hell, let people think what they want, I don’t care!
That’s a shame. I also don’t think you were ever banned were you, just suspended?
11.22 It depends if Sheridan is coming. :0)

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