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12. How YOU can support the MLPTP

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It is an honor to be able to continue to build, maintain, and move toward the future with the MLPTP. It is a job that could not be done without the help of site mods @BethMcBeth, @Gingerbread, @Skybreeze, and @Sassarazzmadazzles. We work together to keep the MLPTP forum updated with state of the art software and features, fix any broken parts, and add brand new features for our members.

However, updating and managing a forum is not as easy as it sounds, and it comes at quite a cost. :unsure:



Here's how YOU can support the MLPTP:


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And Here's What You Get in Return!


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Donations of $5 or more will receive a bronze pony trophy on their profile.

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Donations of $25 or more will receive a silver pony trophy on their profile.

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Donations of $50 or more will receive a gold pony trophy on their profile.

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Donations of $100 or more will receive a rainbow pony trophy on their profile.


These beautiful trophies are displayed below your username in all of your interactions here at the MLPTP! Trophies are also cumulative, as they reflect the total amount you have ever donated.





What Do Your Donations Pay For?
These are the various costs that we incur on a yearly basis:

  • Website hosting: Since we are growing, we have needed to upgrade to a new hosting service that will allow all the features that a growing website requires, such as increased storage and memory, automated backups, top notch tech support, and more.

  • Web Developer services: In order to move to our new host and new hosting package, I needed to source out a qualified web developer to ensure everything goes smoothly and as we need it to.

  • State-of-the-art forum base software: This requires an annual license for usage and support.

  • Forum software add-ons: The chat box, awards software, trader feedback software, donation widget, and many other separate pieces that work behind the scenes to keep the MLPTP secure, functional, and spam-free all come with licenses and fees.

  • The MLPTP is now an LLC! This new development will make moving forward much easier on a financial front, and will allow us to provide more for the community in the future. However, LLC's come with legal fees as well as yearly fees.

  • New artwork and graphics services

  • Prize shipping and packing materials: We are preparing to ship out more than 50 prizes in total this year, to destinations that may be national or international, and postage rates are going up all the time!

  • Some little goodies for fundraiser winners...

  • And many more things in between. Please note that all MLPTP staff work on a 100% volunteer basis and do not receive any financial compensation.



Thank You

It is solely because of your ongoing support that our community can continue to thrive into the future. <3
 
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