Ok folks, 2012 has officially begun, and that means that we continue to ask for donations to help keep Mercs running on the web. As a bit of quick history, when the site began 5 years ago it was being hosted graciously by Mandalor Novall Talon out of his own pocket. Over time, the site grew so popular that we had to upgrade our web hosting package just to keep the site running smooth and it became too much for one person to bear the cost of. Since that time, we have asked you every year to help raise around $200 a month or $2500 a year to keep the site moving.
The money goes towards paying the server bill each month and any administrative costs like software for the forum, brochures for large events, business cards, and getting merchandise set up. As always, your friendly staff is unpaid and on a volunteer basis, so please take heart that all the donations are going straight to the organization.
We have reset the SUPPORTER tags for this year, so any new donation this year will gain you that nifty tag back. It will reset at the end of the year.
If you would like to help donate, please find the "Donations" button on the top menu, or visit the front page and look for the "Operational Fund" donation button. Thanks again!