UtaForum 4.0 Kickstarter!

Discussion in 'News & Updates' started by MystSaphyr, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Lolitas-modesty

    Lolitas-modesty Momo's Minion

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    i donated 25$ hhh i hope thats enough to help! I also chose no reward because idk i don't really want anything since this forum really helps me out a lot. So ye! :D
     
  2. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Once again I would like to thank everyone for their continued support.

    This was something that was requested multiple times but also something we did not feel comfortable going ahead with till we knew the Kickstarter was going to be fully funded.

    The ability to contribute via PayPal.
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    This will be done by our new UtaForum HQ subsite. The purpose of UtaForum HQ beyond being another message outlet that will be mirrored in the Announcements section of the board is to be a sustainable way to fund-raise. This is NOT a 'donation' system, this is an ecommerce solution to purchase voting tokens. As with before you will be able to earn these tokens for FREE so do not feel pressured to buy them now.

    The above was necessary because when we move to XenForo not only is there a large licence fee ($140) but there is a smaller ($40) renewal fee if we would like to receive the latest updates. Down the road, when it is time to renew, or the community finds a XenForo Add-On we would like to licence, we needed a sustainable way to fund-raise without having to ask for 'donations'.

    That being said future "Voting Token" fundraising events won't be the [K-Edition] listed. Only people who back our Kickstarter or purchase via HQ during our Kickstarter campaign (HQ sales close on July 26) will recieve the Limited Edition [K] Forum Badge once we move to UtaForum 4.0. So there is still some level of exclusivity for people who back us right now.

    One of the advantages of backing us through UtaForum HQ is the funds become immediately available to the UtaForum staff. In comparison Kickstarter & Amazon Payments may take up to 45 days (after the Kickstarter closes) to finish processing and pledges.

    Right now I have 30 tokens in the inventory. If we can sell these and raise the $140 required I can begin the transition to XenForo immediately and not have to wait for the slow Kickstarter funds to come through and can make the transition immediately. We would then dedicate any KS funds raised for the stretch goal add-ons we want, which are not as immediately important as the main licence.

    No, don't cancel your pledge to back us via PayPal just so UtaForum 4.0 comes out faster, we don't want to fall under our $200 and fail, remember Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing crowdfunding platform, its one of the reasons we choose it. That being said modifying one's pledge is easy enough.
     
  3. amaterasu miya

    amaterasu miya Ruko's Ruffians Defender of Defoko

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    WAAAAAAAH >.< i wish i could help! but i dont have any kind of online banking :'(
     
  4. Euphy

    Euphy "it" Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Hey, I donated $3 (hopefully it got there and i didn't just waste my very little money owo), I know it's not much, but I didn't really have much money on my card anyway. I would've given way more if I did, but hope that helps even a little bit. ^u^




    maybe i'll donate that bigger amount when i do get more money, hopefully i'll just get it before the deadline <w<
     
  5. Zoku

    Zoku heta-tan campaigner 2k16 Defender of Defoko

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    Congrats on getting 150% of your funding goal! Sorry I was too late to do anything, though..
     
  6. Tema

    Tema Living Katsudon Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    It's not too late if you want to give something~ There's 20-some days left, and there are still a bunch of add-ons the forum could get if people donate more. I'm saving up to get the heck out of Dodge or else I'd double my pledge because ahhh some of those stretch goals are shiny
     
  7. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    I would like to personally thanks Adlez27 & Cheese for being the first to back us via PayPal over at UtaForum HQ. I will also personally be contributing $40 toward the transition. With my own contribution along with the other PayPal contributors our pool of funds immediately available is approx 1/3rd of the way toward the XenForo licencing costs. If we can raise the rest of the required funds I can begin the transition immediately.


    Also through Kickstarter we have raised 114/300 or 37% of the way through all stretch goals. While we did reach our goal of $200 our stretch goals total to approx $305. We don't need all of them, but many of the stretch goal add-ons represent significant Quality of Life improvements for UtaForum as a whole.

    If we are unable to raise the $305 needed for all of the stretch goal plugins then the feedback from [Poll] Stretch Goals: XenForo Add-Ons will help decide how we allocate our funds. So I encourage everyone to vote on that thread.

    Finally I would once again like to encourage everyone to support us on Thunderclap. We are 19% toward reaching our goal with almost 6000 social reach. Every little bit helps and all contributions toward our social media campaign are appreciated.
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  8. XJM

    XJM Teto's Territory

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    I have been awfully busy, lately, and finances have not been all there, but with my current venture, if it is possible, I would love to be able to contribute in the future.
     
  9. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Video Blog #2 Out:
    [video=youtube]http://youtu.be/LLkkdpEGajI[/video]
     
  10. samth1815

    samth1815 Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    Aah this is so exciting! I really need to donate still ughhh
     
  11. Euphy

    Euphy "it" Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    Hi hi, it's me again~

    So apparently the $3 (actually 3 euros!) that I donated before didn't appear in the Kickstarter. You know why? It's because I actually didn't have $3 on my credit card after all and I didn't even know about it. It just showed that I backed it up, but couldn't give the amount because I didn't have it. :D

    So, since I got some more money on my card, I decided to donate $5 this time, but kept the $1 reward of just the badge, cause eh. :shy:

    Also, only 35 hours to go~ :D
     
  12. samth1815

    samth1815 Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    Less than 2 days left! I'm excited to see the next UTAForum happen!
     
  13. Hentai

    Hentai Technical Admin Administrator Supporter Defender of Defoko

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    The reason it doesn't show on your CC is because Kickstarter charges NOTHING unless it is a success and not until the VERY END.

    Less than 24 hours to go! I personally won't be back in town till Monday but I will begin testing DB imports then.
     
  14. samth1815

    samth1815 Ritsu's Renegades Defender of Defoko

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    Woohoo!
     
  15. liiina

    liiina Momo's Minion Supporter

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    Backed it!
    Looking forward to the new Utaforum ^^
     
  16. MystSaphyr

    MystSaphyr Procrastinator Extraordinaire Administrator Defender of Defoko

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    Thanks so much, everyone! As you may have seen, the Kickstarter has ended and we absolutely blasted through many of our stretch goals!

    We'll have kickstarter.utaforum.net set up soon so you can see exactly how much has been raised total and where we'll be applying the funds once they process.

    Again, thank you all so much, and please stay tuned for what's to come!
     
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