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Steven P.

Whitelisting the site

Neowin depends primarily on advertising revenue to cover all the costs of running the site.

This includes purchasing hardware, maintaining and upgrading it, we also have paid staff on our team for news article submissions and development, as well as accounting and all costs needed to maintain the business.

Since the beginning we have pledged not to include intrusive advertising, such as pop ups or full page ads, instead we have a maximum of 3 units per page worked into the design. The ads are therefore less noticeable than on other websites because they are accounted for within our design. Simply whitelisting Neowin to allow the display of the ads goes a long way to helping us maintain the site and offer extra features to our guests and registered members.

You can view the major changes to Neowin right here.

Subscribing

Neowin has two Subscription packages, Tier 1 and Tier 2, the latter removes all advertising from the website and costs $28 (USD) a year. Tier 1 costs $14 (USD) and adds a few features to the site such as a personal blog, a subscriber forum in which our rules are a bit more relaxed as well as other features; you can view all the features of the two subscriptions here.

Subscribe to Neowin

Donating

Neowin wouldn't be the place it is today if we didn't get our moderators and fellow admins completely drunk once in a while, it helps us forget such issues as multiple "Post your..." threads, spammers and people that really like to invoke our warn system -not to mention those who get themselves banned, who spend their free time making multiple dupe accounts (a valid email is required for this). Lets also not forget those registered members that gloat that they block Neowins inline ads (our main source of income), despite our having a policy of no pop-ups or intrusive ads throughout our forums.

Secondly, unbelievable as it may sound, some people have actually PM'd me asking how they can donate to Neowin without becoming a subscriber (huh?) or are already subscribers and want to give us yet more money!

If you want to make a donation, simply add the amount you want to donate, to the PayPal account subscribe@neowin.net. Please leave a descriptive message along with your Neowin member name, and Redmak or I will edit this post with your member name.


    People who donated so far:
  1. Have a beer on me! had so much fun using neowin for the past 4 years and I am on my second subscription period. All I can say is many thanks! +Coldgunner
  2. Have a couple of beers on me for keeping Neowin going after all of these years. Beers help drown out the TOXIC USERS. +dDrumz
  3. This should sort out 5 shooters - get Neobond drunk and shave an eyebrow +njlouch
  4. Subscription totally worth it, this place is great. +Berserk87
  5. This round's on me then, thanks for everything Neowin staff and members! +.Vamp
  6. This money is to be used by Neobond to draw rude and funny pictures on Redmak's face the next time they go on a pub crawl. Pics must be provided +Anarkii
  7. I just donated +Breakeven - 15 June 2010
  8. Enjoy! +Vice - 15 June 2010
  9. Have some *halal* beer on me, if that even exists. Neowin... Awesome limok - 15 June 2010

PM me or Redmak if you donated but is not displayed here.

Donate here!

Edited by Neobond
Added whitelisting & subscribing.
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Panacik
Snipped no need to full quote directly under mine! - Neobond

Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

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TurboTuna
Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

Hardly. People are asking about it, just because you don't want to donate anymore then your subscription doesn't mean other people might not. As Neobond said, people do ask to donate more, and rather then PM exchange, its now public and people who didn't think they could donate more now know they can if they wish.

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Mike
Neowin wouldn't be the place it is today if we didn't get our moderators and fellow admins completely drunk once in a while, it helps us forget such issues as multiple "Post your..." threads, spammers and people that really like to invoke our warn system -not to mention those who get themselves banned, who spend their free time making multiple dupe accounts (a valid email is required for this). Lets also not forget those registered members that gloat that they block Neowins inline ads (our main source of income), despite our having a policy of no pop-ups or intrusive ads throughout our forums.

excellent, so the intellitxt ads are to be removed?

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Steven P.
excellent, so the intellitxt ads are to be removed?

There are no intelliTXT ads in the forums for registered members. If banners provided enough income then yes we would remove the intelliTXT links but they dn't and I'm sure you'll agree they are better than pop ups or full page (in between) ads?

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DrCheese
Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

You say that but this morning someone posted about coming into some money and asked how to donate more. I'd link the thread but it looks likes it's been deleted :o

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DrCheese

ah ok :p I was looking under site and forum issues. I searched for a poster in that thread but couldn't find it either :p Thanks

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Mike
There are no intelliTXT ads in the forums for registered members. If banners provided enough income then yes we would remove the intelliTXT links but they dn't and I'm sure you'll agree they are better than pop ups or full page (in between) ads?

true they aren't on the forums but are on the main page/news areas and i'd put them on a same level as popup ads as they do in fact popup

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Rob
true they aren't on the forums but are on the main page/news areas and i'd put them on a same level as popup ads as they do in fact popup

Key point though: popups often steal focus away from the current page being browsed. Intellitext ads are inline and so don't disrupt scrolling or the user's interaction.

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Coldgunner

I've gotten so much out of neowin over the years I geniuinely felt they deserved a beer for their work. mine was only a small donation but worthwhile. There are many so called tech sites who want subscriptions to get their so called answers, a neowin sub is a bargain.

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+StevoFC

I would consider giving more money to Neowin but I refuse to use paypal ever again.

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se7en.hu

Have a beer on me guys :)

(just subscribed)

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DrewJW

Wednesday and expect some kerching from me :D

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+.Vamp

I figure donating a little for a service I've used for so many years even before signing up is long overdue on my part, and I don't count the subscription as that was so cheap.

Just make sure it goes towards a GOOD beer :p :beer: cheers!

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Lee G.
Um... ok... You turned to outright begging almost now :s

Not really. The admins have the right to ask for donations anyway; they put great work into this site - $14/?10/?7 is a more than reasonable price for a year's subscription anyway.

I would consider giving more money to Neowin but I refuse to use paypal ever again.

Out of interest, may I ask why?

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-Vivicidal-

When I come across enough money (yes - I am quite that skint at the moment), ill subscribe.

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what

What's it feel like to have people begging to throw money at you? :p

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+StevoFC
Out of interest, may I ask why?

I've had to close 2 bank accounts because of Paypal and their ****ty service.

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Damo R.
I've had to close 2 bank accounts because of Paypal and their ****ty service.

Yeah same here I am currently banned due to their bank extractions, I have to use it I use my dads.

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NJ Louch

Subscribed this morning, and donated a small amount now. I want proof that this is going on alcohol (in the form of pictures) rather than anything sensible ;)

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Brad.
Subscribed this morning, and donated a small amount now. I want proof that this is going on alcohol (in the form of pictures) rather than anything sensible ;)

I'd like to subscribe too, screw the 143 posts, I want to contribute! ha..

Yeah so I'll subscribe when I caaaan, good luck with the beer fund, you deserve it :D

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Denis W.

I subscribed at about 1 AM Christmas Day last year, so the next renewal will be this coming Christmas Day.

So make that Christmas Day beer. Cheers with the fat red white-bearded man. :p

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Coldgunner

Can't believe I'm still the only one listed...

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