juish made a particular large donations thanks to some luck on his side. This is an email he sent:
Other than that people are donating periodically to eol which is ensuring that we've not had any issues with paying server fees.Good day Sir,
I have donated $700 USD which = $1000 CAD right now with the exchange.
I would like this money to be used to develop and upgrade EOL and also to be used for server fees for many months to come . Best of Hoyls Elmans!
P.S. Feel free to share this email with the community.
World Cup 6 and 7 prizes have been made, which includes throphies for top 3 and diplomas for top 10. A large part of these were handed out during FEM 2017, some have been mailed, and some are yet to be mailed. I'll try to make sure this happens real soon.
Donations were open during world cup 6 with the promise of throphies and diplomas, with any left overs going to eol server expenses. As we got a lot of donations we decided it would be okay to use these for world cup 7 prizes as well.
World Cup 6 Donations: 296.09 USD
WCup 6 Throphies: 300.63 dkk (46.16 USD)
WCup 6 Throphies postage: 54x3 dkk = 162 dkk (24.87 USD)
WCup 7 Throphies: 232.50 dkk (35.70 USD)
WCup 6/7 Diplomas: 359.00 dkk (55.12 USD)
Wcup 6/7 Diplomas postage estimate: 27x6 dkk = 162 dkk (24.87 USD)
Wcup 6/7 Diplomas postage DK adresses estimate: 18x2 dkk = 36 dkk (5.52 USD)
Total: 194.43 USD
101.66 USD currently residing in the EOL paypal account. Might be some minor differences due to currency exchange rates changing over the years.
Since fall of 2010 donations have been open to help cover the costs of the server expenses. Expenses have stayed at a fixed 26 USD a month. This includes: Database VPS, website VPS, game server VPS. Donations go to a dedicated EOL paypal account, which can be used directly to pay for the server. Currently these donations have not been used for anything else.
Donators can be seen from the donator list on http://elmaonline.net/help/donate however people can choose to to be shown here, so the total amount is higher than what you see here. If your donation doesn't show and you'd like it to make sure you send me a message. It should happen automatically but may not always work.
1.021,83 USD (before today's payment)
http://elmaonline.net/help/donate is updated to reflect correct the actual status.
Future use of money
Considering the amount of funds we have currently it may be worth considering if we should use these on any additional things. This could be prizes, infrastructure etc. So we'd like to hear everyone's opinion on this, since it's your money, what if anything is okay to use it on.
There will be some changes once we start using the new eol website as this will be hosted a different place, might be higher might be lower, but probably not a significant difference.
Some people have suggested some kind of prizes for GAA winners.