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holisticboy 13 May 2019 at 3:26 am UTC
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You do a great job at covering gaming on Linux, which is why I have been frequenting this site for years now. Keep it up, and happy anniversary!
vskye 13 May 2019 at 5:45 am UTC
Perhaps someday I can help support you, since I do appreciate your content. We're just not in the position to do this atm due to financial issues. I do try to help when possible. Appreciate it!
buenaventura 13 May 2019 at 7:58 am UTC
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been supporting, has good times and Liam bumps his head 10/10 would support again
wolfyrion 13 May 2019 at 8:08 am UTC
Well I am no more into gaming as much as I used to , literally no time at all but I visit Gaming on Linux often I Can say as well as other gaming sites.

Gamingonlinux was one of the first sites I visited and contributed.
I used to donate in the past with paypal and then patreon and donated some games as well for giveaways when GamingOnLinux had their Anniversary etc.
When I Stopped donating for some time , I lost my support badge and ended with an ugly white theme even though Liam said that it will be forever for people who donated, well that pissed me off a bit since the black theme was only for Supporters so I ended up creating my own theme.

Well since I Stopped/reduced gaming I stopped as well from donating and even if I had the intention to donate via paypal I would still have the limitations of black theme or whatever else is for premium members so instead of donating to Gamingonlinux I have donated to phoronix, plex and some oher services for lifetime subscription and if I feel like I could donate some more from time to time.

Is good to have supporters but dont kick away the people who have supported you in the past.
It was just a badge and a black theme and instead of let us have it you just kick us out.

People who have donated even 1$ should have the black theme and badge support
People who continuously support you via patreon or paypal or other method ,these people should have access to black theme , exclusive articles , steam keys etc.

Anyway I just expressed my complain like it or not , find ways to attract people and keep also your visitors and past contributors happy.

Have a nice day ..


Last edited by wolfyrion at 13 May 2019 at 8:19 am UTC
Liam Dawe 13 May 2019 at 8:29 am UTC
wolfyrionstuff
The dark theme is available to everyone, has been since early February this year.

Also, I don't think I ever previously said either the supporter badge or dark theme (when it was for supporters only) would be a permanent thing if people stopped supporting. Happy to be wrong on that, but I don't think I ever said that.

We don't do lifetime subs, because they're not financially worth it. Other sites, like Phoronix, have adverts to pick up some slack and we do not.

And no, I will never do exclusive articles for supporters only. I've always said that, that's not how we operate and never will.


Last edited by Liam Dawe at 13 May 2019 at 8:31 am UTC
TheSHEEEP 13 May 2019 at 9:16 am UTC
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Why would I possibly support this?!
buenaventura 13 May 2019 at 11:05 am UTC
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TheSHEEEPWhy would I possibly support this?!
TheSHEEEPWhy would I possibly support this?!

Cause you have a SHEEP avatar! Monies over for Liam! \o/
Leeo97one 13 May 2019 at 11:38 am UTC
I think I have done at least two things in my life that are 100% worth it: buying Minecraft and supporting GamingOnLinux.
Creak 13 May 2019 at 11:54 am UTC
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Just 200$ and Liam will get to his next Patreon goal: "safely upgrade the server again to handle all the additional traffic we've been getting over time and gives us a small room for extra spikes in traffic"

(I recently increased my subscription with 3 more $$).

BTW Liam, did you think about giving different badges depending on the reward? ty
chris.echoz 13 May 2019 at 12:00 pm UTC
I have retired my XMPP (who needs this when Matrix exists, duh) server and repurposed the saved cost of the VPS to a $5 monthly donation to GoL.

Are PayPal donations counted on Patreon? I'm hesitant to touch anything Patreon due to some questionable ethics regarding censorship.


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