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This article defines official ED Policy.
Patreon is a service that will allow you to donate to ED on a monthly basis. Even a single dollar helps. If we receive enough funding per month, ED will stop serving annoying ads, upgrade its hardware so that it runs faster, and hire a dev to help fix a list of issues we've been meaning to update for a while.
Send your Bitcoin donations to 14Qi65o3dQH8JeujiqGcZaCw2qDDMaarjY.
Prepaid Reloads (Reloadits)
If you are from Dumbfuckistan and you want to donate to ED but don't want to use/don't have a credit card or nerd munny, Reloadits is the best alternative. You can get them at convenience stores basically anywhere in with the pre-paid cards. Load money on it at the register, then email the numbers on the back to admin (at) encyclopediadramatica.se.
Any Other Way?
There are currently no other ways for us to accept donations, however if you can think of any different ways (like Cigarettes, Food Stamps, Fan Fiction or anything else) please contact an Administrator.
Encyclopedia Dramatica is an independent non-profit website based in Sweden. All donations go towards one or both of two things:
1. Keeping ED online: Believe it or not there are people who don't like ED and would like nothing more than to see it off the Internet forever. They do things like write to our hosts and advertisers asking them to discontinue doing business with us. Sometimes this works, and sometimes we lose a lot of money that we were counting on to pay for ED.
2. Improving ED: Whether some people like it or not, ED is a very popular site. It serves between one and three million pages per day. As popularity grows it is necessary to add more servers and bandwidth to keep the site from choking. We regularly add and upgrade hardware, software, firmware,
But-but-but-but I have a Dreamhost account and I know for a fact that this site can't cost more than $10 a year!!!:
Ok this is the stupidest shit someone could possibly say, and you might not know it but when someone says something like this it makes them sound like a complete fucking idiot who knows nothing about computers. We have to mention it here though because we hear it a lot. ED cannot survive on shared hosting. Even if it could handle the traffic, which it can't, we violate the TOS of 99% of the Internet's hosting providers, and the remaining 1% are not cheap. That and the fact that ED runs on at least 2 dedicated servers, 5 smaller virtual servers and 7 reverse proxies scattered throughout the globe at any given point in time makes shared/cheap-as-fuck hosting not an option. We need real servers, with real memory, real processing power, and real diskspace, all of which costs real money. Only the best for ED/our users.
Donations are non-refundable.