deskthority - Donations

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Wild Duck

28 Apr 2012, 00:19

What donations are used for
Donations made to deskthority are used to cover hosting and other costs (maybe in the future the members could choose to use funds to finance certain events, group buys or custom keyboards). Deskthority is a non-profit collection of keyboard enthusiasts, so all is payed for by the community and everything is returned to the community in the end, such as the hosting and availability of our website. We are an official, non-commercial club run by its members. All donations and spendings are listed in this post for transparency.

Donate and get...
In return for your donation of at least 10 EUR, if you want you will get a deskthority email forward address (yourname at deskthority dot net to an address of your choice) and/or a custom title (mine is Wild Duck).

Donation instructions
To make a donation, send a PM to group "Donations" (compose a PM, click on group Donations and click the Add button) with the following info:
  • If you want to pay by IBAN wire transfer (free for lots of parts of Europe, but check your bank) please state so, and for PayPal, see below.
  • If you want an email address and/or custom title, please state them (in case of an email address also give an address to forward emails to).
  • Let us know if we can use your member name in the donations list below, or if you want to be listed as "Anonymous".
We will reply with the IBAN info.

If you wish to donate via PayPal, the donation page is here.

You can now donate bitcoin as well. Please donate to the following address:

Or use this QR code:

Note that this wallet's address will change frequently for privacy reasons (as transactions are public).

Add some comment to your payment like "your member name" (or for anonymous donations, state as such) and the requested info above (so the SEPA/PayPal/Bitcoin donation managers knows to whom to attribute it). Lately PayPal donations are being received with the PayPal email not tied to any user account, so they are credited as anonymous!
We'll send you a confirmation when your payment is received, and update this post.

List of donations:
  • All uncovered costs payed for by the deskthority administrators (hosting and domain costs)
  • 50 EUR from Anonymous, 26 April 2012
  • 25 EUR from Anonymous, 30 April 2012
  • 75 EUR from Game Theory, 1 May 2012
  • 50 dollar from bhtooefr, 1 May 2012
  • 50 EUR from Anonymous, 1 May 2012
  • 50 EUR from 002, 1 May 2012
  • 201 EUR from Anonymous, 6 June 2012
  • 20 dollar from ripster, 13 Jun 2012
  • 20 dollar from 002, 20 Jul 2012
  • 35 dollar from longweight, 29 Jul 2012
  • 20 dollar from 002, 15 Aug 2012
  • 103 EUR from the Mrinterface Switch Sample Bags, 2 Sep 2012
  • 163.07 dollar from 002, 5 Sep 2012
  • 24.84 dollar from Grond, 13 Dec 2012
  • 21.28 dollar from aggiejy, 14 Dec 2012
  • 38.54 dollar from jdcarpe, 22 Dec 2012
  • 18.92 dollar from Phetto, 28 Dec 2012
  • 47.75 dollar from fossala, 31 Dec 2012
  • 31.41 dollar from Anonymous, 1 Jan 2013
  • 28.53 dollar from daedalus, 30 Jan 2013
  • 10 EUR from The_Ed, 1 Feb 2013
  • 7.39 dollar from RougeRambo, 4 Feb 2013
  • 40 EUR from Half-Saint, 19 Mar 2013
  • 23.72 dollar from Anonymous, 20 Mar 2013
  • 14.11 dollar from Halverson, 1 Apr 2013
  • 48.25 dollar from tony94306, 25 May 2013
  • 30.45 dollar from nathanscribe, 3 Jun 2013
  • 48.25 dollar from rknize, 4 Jun 2013
  • 33.33 EUR from suka, 5 Jun 2013
  • 16.00 EUR from ne0phyte, 6 Jun 2013
  • 7.20 dollar from Grond, 12 Jun 2013
  • 58.00 EUR from matt3o, 17 Jun 2013
  • 25.00 EUR from Halvar, 16 Jul 2013
  • 30.59 dollar from KennyR and _robba, 30 Jul 2013
  • 9.31 dollar from tinlong117, 3 Aug 2013
  • 9.31 dollar from MadScienitst46, 5 Aug 2013
  • 87.09 dollar from ninjadoc, 9 Aug 2013
  • 28.34 dollar from terrpn, 24 Aug 2013
  • 57.36 dollar from BimboBB, 9 Sep 2013
  • 51.59 dollar from Anonymous, 19 Sep 2013
  • 28.51 dollar from BimboBB, 12 Oct 2013
  • 20.00 EUR from rindorbrot, 25 Mar 2014
  • 20.00 EUR from mintberryminuscrunch, 11 Apr 2014
  • 20.00 EUR from Anonymous, 16 Apr 2014
  • 9.31 EUR from Anonymous (10.00 - 0.69 costs), 23 Apr 2014
  • 34.01 EUR from Anonymous (35.57 - 1.56 costs), 2 May 2014
  • 200.00 EUR from Slom, 24 July 2016
These are the amounts we have received, Paypal or bank costs may have been subtracted. Thanks for your donations!

  • 400 dollar for Wingnut keycaps by clickclack (trophies for our yearly deskthority awards), May 14 2013. This covers part of the costs of 40 keycaps, the other part is covered by the deskthority admin.
  • 157.90 EUR for new server at (EX40-SSD 1 month, EX40-SSD setup, cPanel 1 month), Sep 15 2013.
  • Club founding costs (notary)
  • Continuing hosting and domain costs.
We do open bookkeeping, for complete income and spending details look here: ... t7858.html


28 Apr 2012, 00:50

Just add a PayPal donate button somewhere. I'd be willing to donate a small amount, too.


28 Apr 2012, 22:36

PayPal already took enough money, so a better way should be found if a formal donation system materializes.

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28 Apr 2012, 23:16

JBert wrote:PayPal already took enough money, so a better way should be found if a formal donation system materializes.
Just send webwit all the money, you saved not ordering any key caps from Round 4.

No formal system needed for that.

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Wild Duck

28 Apr 2012, 23:19

And your keyboards and keycaps. Alternatively your firstborn.

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28 Apr 2012, 23:27

webwit wrote:And your keyboards and keycaps. Alternatively your firstborn.
Don't get the point with the firstborn, but if you have some storage space, I could send you some keyboards ...

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Topre Enthusiast

29 Apr 2012, 00:27

I would like to donate but I only have Paypal.
If there is some alternative option that can also be used by people outside Europe, then I'd be happy to register/use that instead.

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29 Apr 2012, 01:11

IIRC PayPal pretty well covers non-Asian countries, which is IIRC the main audience of this forum, although it does have issues with them arbitrarily freezing accounts.

Wire transfer works for Europe, but the moment you say "wire transfer" to someone in the US, they think of 419 scams, and they're horrendously expensive here.

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Wild Duck

29 Apr 2012, 01:14

We'll cover both IBAN wire transfers and paypal. Possibly not a paypal donations button, I have some bad experience with that (see post above), but simply paypal gift payments.

EDIT: Updated OP.

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Game Theory
Mr. Despair

29 Apr 2012, 07:35

Maybe its because I am a newly registered user but I cannot add a group called "Donations" as a to on a PM. Tells me the "The requested users to be added do not exist."

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Topre Enthusiast

29 Apr 2012, 07:49

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Game Theory
Mr. Despair

29 Apr 2012, 17:23

The "Groups:" box and the "Add [BCC]" button do not show up for me in Chrome 18.0.1025.162 m or IE 9.06.
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002 thank you for the clear photo. It matched what I expected from the OP. I am still wondering if its because of my newness and low post count. If so the group box and Donations will eventually show up and Ill donate.
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Wild Duck

29 Apr 2012, 17:58

It's visible for me in both Chrome and IE9. The whole Recipients box looks weird in your picture.


13 Jun 2012, 21:46

Donated, Starting slow at $20 USA (yes, I know, Mexican pesos are worth more...). Will double ASAP if iMav ever returns my May GH donation. Otherwise will be on a PayAsIpost plan to be safe.

Also asked for deskthority email which I will use to register at Geekhack for the lulz.

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04 Jul 2012, 18:18

mintberryminuscrunch wrote:Just add a PayPal donate button somewhere. I'd be willing to donate a small amount, too.
Good idea, i think its better to get a small donation as no donation.
But dont use paypal, i hate them. :P


29 Jul 2012, 16:42

Donated via the paypal button :)

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Wild Duck

29 Jul 2012, 19:33

Thanks! I'll update the list later with donations received from paypal.

EDIT: Updated list.

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02 Sep 2012, 13:59

Added donations from the Mrinterface Switch Sample Bags.

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Topre Enthusiast

20 Oct 2012, 06:44

It must be about time for an update to the donation list? ;)

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13 Dec 2012, 16:13

I just donated 20€. ;)
(Sorry, I forgot to write anything in the comment of the payment)

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14 Dec 2012, 19:28

I just donated $22.22 via form... forgot to put "donation" too, sorry.

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Wild Duck

14 Dec 2012, 20:21

Thanks guys! Updated donations list (minus costs paypal subtracted).

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Mad Scientist

17 Dec 2012, 06:18

For what it's worth, I run the PayPal donations: It tells me Purpose: Deskthority so I know that means I need to PM webwit with an email address (or username) and an amount. If you don't include your username that makes it difficult if you don't use the same email address here.

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Elite +1

31 Dec 2012, 13:16

Donated $50, $5 was something that I got from RougeRanger/RougeRambo/RougeR and he just said donate $5 to here for it.
Last edited by fossala on 31 Dec 2012, 13:21, edited 1 time in total.


31 Dec 2012, 13:19

fossala wrote: RougeRanger

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20 Mar 2013, 09:47

I made a donation of 40€ via bank transfer on 18.3.2013 which came from Phantom MX keychain sales.


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Wild Duck

20 Mar 2013, 13:12

Received, thanks!

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03 Jun 2013, 15:30

Donation made...

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04 Jun 2013, 00:20

nathanscribe wrote:Donation made...
me too :lol: !

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Wild Duck

07 Jun 2013, 22:47

Thanks all, a bunch of donations the past few days.

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