Attention All GhostsWelcome back!
As I'm certain everyone is aware, at this point, we have been down since April, and have been discussing over our Facebook group (highly recommended you join the group if you have not done so already, we are there under the same title, Ghosts of the Vanguard) what the future of the site was to be. It was decided the community wanted to keep the site up through donations and that is where we are, currently.
I am not going to word for word reiterate everything that was said on the group, if you're interested in participating in the conversation you'll need to join, but the bottom line is that the only way the site is staying up from this point forward is through your donations. Felina and I have been discussing, for over a year, the lack of activity and community involvement as social media platforms take over fanfiction archives' territory. The site simply was not driving enough traffic to be worth funding, but you as a community decided you wanted to keep the site up and by doing so, have picked up the financial responsibility of it.
You can donate to the site here: PayPal Donations
All proceeds and donations will 100% go toward the site bill that's due by the 10th every month, and your minimum goal, as a community, is $20.00 by the 10th. If the bill is not paid by the 15th of the month, the site will be suspended until the unpaid invoice is handled.
We are currently paid in full through August, but will owe the site bill of $20.00 by September 10th, so please keep up the donations if available/interested in doing so.
No one is required to donate, but with that comes the understanding that if the bill goes unpaid for 30 days and the site is suspended, Felina and I will make the executive decision to close the site permanently.
Felina and I will continue to monitor and will keep you all updated on donations and other updates as needed, including getting a donation tracker up on the site.
Until then, we will update you by Sunday of every week where we stand on donations.
If you have not already done so, please save your work from the site now that it's back up. On the off-chance the site is not funded any longer and we do close it down, we will not be putting it back up for you to save your stories so if you have not done so, please save your work and do not rely on our site for permanent hosting/storage.
Under no circumstances will we be responsible for any lost work from this point forward!
Please feel free to go back to your regular posting, you all worked hard through donations to get it back live, so it's yours to enjoy!
Any questions or concerns, please comment below. Happy posting!
--Madame on 08/04/19 08:32 pm 3 Comments