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    Current Function Upgrades/Add-Ons Planned - Updated 09/27

    These ideas have been considered and favored by Mugglenet Fan Fiction moderators and are currently in serious planning mode if not implementation already.

    Alternate Fundraising Options
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    I'm intrigued. I haven't seen "Epilogue? What Epilogue Warning" explained - so, what is it warning against? The lack of an expected epilogue? The disregard of the epilogue in DH? Probably the last, eh?

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    A lot of our stories now are DH-compliant except for what was mentioned in the epilogue of the last book.. Therefore, this new warning is for the stories that don't really belong in the DH Disregarded classification.

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    The 'Mild Profanity' warning includes words/phrases like 'Bloody Hell!' 'Sh*t!' 'Damn', etc.?

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    Great job to you mods for the hard work you have done so far.

    But I'm cruious about the "Alternate Fundraising Options" and where on the progress chart this has fallen under.

    I've been hearing a lot of rumors buzzing around concering the money being generated from the ads that are running on the site. As an author, and more importantly as a parent, the rumors have been a great conern for me and has caused me to pull a lot of my fics off MNFF.

    I think if this could be address or at least this new option explained, then maybe a lot of the MIA's and maybe the old mods might have a change of heart and return to the forum.
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    In regards to alternative fundraising, this is something that we are busy discussing and planning. As a step-mom myself, I also am concerned about some of the various ads. We have had discussions on how to make them more family friendly, but ultimately, we at MNFF do not choose the ads that are displayed. There are some alternatives in the works, and if members have any viable suggestions on ways to raise money/pay server costs, they are encouraged to PM moderators the details.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix5225
    In regards to alternative fundraising, this is something that we are busy discussing and planning. As a step-mom myself, I also am concerned about some of the various ads. We have had discussions on how to make them more family friendly, but ultimately, we at MNFF do not choose the ads that are displayed. There are some alternatives in the works, and if members have any viable suggestions on ways to raise money/pay server costs, they are encouraged to PM moderators the details.
    But my concern is not about the types of ads that are being run, but what the ads (from what I've been hearing) are being used for. That's what has been bothering me for some months now and has prompted me to this.

    If there are alternatives in the works, what are they and how soon could they be fully implemented?

    And will there be some form of accountablity that we can see so that we as authors know how these funds ,that are being raised, how they are being used? Is there one in place now? Cause if we're looking for or trying to suggest an alternate way of raising these funds, do we have a way to keep track of what is being raised?

    Do we even know how much is being raised by these ads that are on the site now and how it is being used?
    M.R.S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsmcclnt
    But my concern is not about the types of ads that are being run, but what the ads (from what I've been hearing) are being used for. That's what has been bothering me for some months now and has prompted me to this.

    If there are alternatives in the works, what are they and how soon could they be fully implemented?

    And will there be some form of accountablity that we can see so that we as authors know how these funds ,that are being raised, how they are being used? Is there one in place now? Cause if we're looking for or trying to suggest an alternate way of raising these funds, do we have a way to keep track of what is being raised?

    Do we even know how much is being raised by these ads that are on the site now and how it is being used?
    There are certainly alternatives planned. Specifics are not available right now (plus, I bet you can tell we like surprising you :P), but rest assured that we're doing our best to implement a system where funds raised from the site can go towards something that would benefit us, such as an actual, full-time coder, or towards a charity.

    I cannot guarantee transparency about funds being raised or spent now or in the future. What we can give you would probably be information about which coder we're paying or which charity the money will go to, etc. And we will have a responsible accountant that will keep these tabs.

    At the moment, we don't have any information about the ads. It is, however, understandable (I hope) that it it's about time we paid for our space on the Mugglenet server. According to some statistics, about 40% of all viewers on Mugglenet go to MNFF. Using that much bandwidth, our bill must be through the roof. These ads were implemented to pay a portion of the fees Mugglenet has to pay for their server. We understand how annoying some of these ads are, so we're trying to find a less obnoxious way to raise funds.

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    What we can give you would probably be information about which coder we're paying or which charity the money will go to, etc.
    May I suggest "To Write Love On Her Arms"? Its a great charity! MNFF can all support it on November 8th by writing Love on their arms! Its all for a worthy cause!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marauder by Midnight
    understandable (I hope) that it it's about time we paid for our space on the Mugglenet server. According to some statistics, about 40% of all viewers on Mugglenet go to MNFF. Using that much bandwidth, our bill must be through the roof. These ads were implemented to pay a portion of the fees Mugglenet has to pay for their server. We understand how annoying some of these ads are, so we're trying to find a less obnoxious way to raise funds.
    Umm . . . So we have about 40% of the drawing power to the site as well. Isn't there some sort of a power base inherent in 40%? I'm only asking this because I understand when life options make people move along, but when people leave and it looks like they would rather not and are looking a reason to stay, couldn't we explore those options, too? Truly just hoping so!

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