As our server and maintenance (site software, upgrades) costs increase, I have been looking into options for covering those costs, including sponsors (eg, Lensbaby) and affiliate partnerships. At the same time, we have been careful to avoid annoying popup ads and to avoid or minimize distracting advertisements on the discussion thread pages.
Some members have made direct donations to support Serious Compacts, and these donations have been very helpful in meeting our operational costs.
To donate now, follow this link:
Members receive the following perks for a minimum of one year following a donation:
It may take up to a day for these changes to occur since everything is done manually.
- 5x greater storage space in our photo gallery*
- 5x greater attachment space*
- 10x larger private message inbox*
- User title of "Donor"
- Removal of left column banner ads**
Thanks again to everyone who has donated or plans to donate to the site. Donating will never be mandatory, and we appreciate all of our members' diverse contributions to the site!
*Relative to registered members who have not donated. Absolute storage space is subject to change.
**Donors do not get an "ad-free" site. Affiliate links are a necessary part of site fund raising, and donors will still see these and certain other forms of advertising. However, donors see fewer ads, eg removal of left column banner ads on the site main page.