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Since when are non-profits not allowed to accept donations? Also, how did a gaming community become a non-profit organization?

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16 hours ago, =S2N=BURNOUT said:

Just wondering if anyone has been able to add a donation app to the in game XM8. As we are listed as a not-for-profit community, we are not allowed to have a paypal donation button on our website. However putting one in the app on the servers would be allowed.

 

 

Anyone?

You can do whatever you want but its not our fault if someone comes after you for it.

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To answer your question yes, just make a app with some text that would be linked to a donate page. Which kind of program you would use to take the donations is a different story. But have a hyper link to any page.

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Just be forewarned that if you're using CUP, RHS, MAS, or a map made by Icebreakr then RIP your server when someone reports you. They will shut BE off on your server and a3launcher will warn people that your server is unsecure as well.

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12 minutes ago, Flosstradamus said:

Just be forewarned that if you're using CUP, RHS, MAS, or a map made by Icebreakr then RIP your server when someone reports you. They will shut BE off on your server and a3launcher will warn people that your server is unsecure as well.

wish BI could do more to those servers :S

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On 10/19/2016 at 5:35 PM, BetterDeadThanZed said:

Since when are non-profits not allowed to accept donations? Also, how did a gaming community become a non-profit organization?

B.I. considered it re-sale of their items. This is how I believe it started.  What they don't get is simple economics.  Servers like CCG, MGT just to name the top two big groups actually produce sales.  These sales of their (B.I.) client FAR exceed the monetary take-in by larger or even smaller groups / individuals. DayZ, (not SA) when it was still without a lot of (good) mods, raised their revenue 500% in sales.  Arma 2 was  a VERY small, dying community until the DayZ mod showed up.

 

My take is: it's a socialistic point of view to enforce the BE/B.I. fist on the heads of those that try to grow a community through donations.  Equalize the playing field where people who don't have a lot of  $ can play equally with those that do.  Donations as donations are accepted (unless they changed this lately) are ok. They didn't want you as a server owner being able to charge for "building supplies" or "special load outs" where this is considered "resale" of their product.  The B.I. forums exploded with "play-to-win" crying that won over the EU developers which in turned us down the path where we are now.

 

Do I agree with them (B.I.) yes and no.  I will silently abide with the rules and regulations.  I don't care if someone has a pay-to-win server or not if it is a good server I would play on it.  

 

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8 hours ago, Flosstradamus said:

Just be forewarned that if you're using CUP, RHS, MAS, or a map made by Icebreakr then RIP your server when someone reports you. They will shut BE off on your server and a3launcher will warn people that your server is unsecure as well.

BattleEye RIPs your server before any of those can.  A friend has server up and the IP was BE banned with that lovely popup message about "monetary...blah blah blah" and every server sliced from that IP was getting that message.  (another server, not my friends was charging for prem spawn-in locations)  

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23 hours ago, Gattaca said:

B.I. considered it re-sale of their items. This is how I believe it started.  What they don't get is simple economics.  Servers like CCG, MGT just to name the top two big groups actually produce sales.  These sales of their (B.I.) client FAR exceed the monetary take-in by larger or even smaller groups / individuals. DayZ, (not SA) when it was still without a lot of (good) mods, raised their revenue 500% in sales.  Arma 2 was  a VERY small, dying community until the DayZ mod showed up.

My take is: it's a socialistic point of view to enforce the BE/B.I. fist on the heads of those that try to grow a community through donations.  Equalize the playing field where people who don't have a lot of  $ can play equally with those that do.  Donations as donations are accepted (unless they changed this lately) are ok. They didn't want you as a server owner being able to charge for "building supplies" or "special load outs" where this is considered "resale" of their product.  The B.I. forums exploded with "play-to-win" crying that won over the EU developers which in turned us down the path where we are now.

Do I agree with them (B.I.) yes and no.  I will silently abide with the rules and regulations.  I don't care if someone has a pay-to-win server or not if it is a good server I would play on it.  

I don't think "Non-Profit Organization" means what you think it means.

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On 10/21/2016 at 5:25 PM, BetterDeadThanZed said:

I don't think "Non-Profit Organization" means what you think it means.

I was more venting than anything.

Edited by Gattaca

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