Running a website isn't free and there are costs that go into both the backend and frontend of the website. Things like our dedicated server, domain, software, etc. We could easily support this cost and more by adding off-site advertisements, but we do not want to run them for registered members so that you guys can fully enjoy your experience here on GASR without that headache. It may not seem like it, but every little bit helps!
As a sign of our gratitude, we'll give you a gold "contributor" badge on your profile after you send in a minimum donation amount of at least $5 or more. You can also support us by purchasing our Elite membership that starts as low as $5 on a monthly cycle. GASR no longer relies directly on donations due to the generous support you guys provide via store related purchases, Elite included, and we hope to continue this trend and avoid having to turn to off-site advertisement revenue.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: Why can't we donate credits anymore?
Due to the removal of resellers, IMVU credits aren't as popular of a currency as they used to be. We were restricted to only giving them out as event prizes after the removal. However, because of IMVU's credit limits, this made it increasingly hard to send out credit prizes in a timely manner, as we would have to wait up to a month to send full or partial payouts. As of January 2018, IMVU has imposed even stricter credit sending limits, rendering credit payouts on a non-creator account almost useless. Due to this, as of the same date of January 2018, credits have become obsolete for official GASR use, removing credit donations and credits as a form of a prize.
Q: How can I keep track of my donations?
All donations are logged via invoice. You will have a copy of your donation on your manage purchases page.
Q: Can I donate multiple times?
You can donate as many times as you want. Each donation will be logged to your account, and if your combined donations reach $5+, you will still be granted the contributor badge.
Q: What exactly are the donation funds used for?
We use all of our donated funds in combination with our revenue as we see fit for the preservation of GASR and its platform. This can include a multitude of things such as website costs, supplies, official/licensed artwork and merchandise, event prizes, contractor fees, wages, etc.
Q: What if I don't donate?
Not donating will bare no affect on you or your account here on GASR. There are other ways you can support GASR other than direct donations, such as making a purchase in the GASR Store, becoming an Elite member, and/or being an active member on GASR and supporting the community!