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Drugs Forum relies on donations to operate. We do not run banners or advertisements. Drugs Forum has bandwidth costs, hosting costs, url costs, software costs and hardware costs. The popularity of the sites have become so enormous, that costs have sky rocketed and funding is much needed.

Hardware expansion and new servers are vital to grow and to allow the ever increasing number of visitors, members and new functionality. There are many expansions of drugs-forum planned, which can take place after we get a new server. The total site will get much faster. More info can be found here: Running Expenses & donation discussion

Donating members get a large package of extra functions, which can be found at the bottom of this page plus access to restricted areas. This will make browsing and using this site a very different experience.

Quick donation methods.
Donate with credit card / paypal here:
Donate with all other payment methods
Prepaid giftcards are available here and here.

Faq - Contents




[top]Donation levels

There are 6 levels of donating:
  1. Donating members have contributed between €3.50 a week and €60 a year.
  2. Site Supporters have contributed €100 a year or €25 a month.
  3. Site Sponsors have contributed €500 a year or €50 a month.
  4. Site Benefactors have contributed €1.000 a year or €100 a month.
  5. Site Patrons have contributed €2.500 a year or €250 per month.
  6. Site Patrons+ have contributed €10.000 or more.


If you donate, then as a thanks for your support, you will receive donating member functions for a certain amount of time:
€ 3.50 - 1 week (minimum donation)
€ 6.00 - 2 weeks
€ 8.00 - 1 month
€ 14.00 - 2 months
€ 20.00 - 3 months
€ 25.00 - 4 months
€ 35.00 - 6 months
€ 60.00 - 1 year

You can also opt to donate a custom amount without receiving any functionality. You can do so here.

*excluding transfer fees that PayPal calculates (4.5%)
Please use the currency converter to see what this is in your local currency.


[top]What does it cost to run Drugs-Forum?

Projected costs and income for 2013:

Hosting costs: € 19.400
Software licenses: €2.500
Foundation costs: €660
Extra server & SLA: € 6.700
Needed chat server & SLA: €1500
Software development: €9.000

Total expected costs: €39.760

We need €3.315 per month.
Donations bring in around €1500 per month.
We therefore need to raise €1815 more per month.

Further explanations:
  1. The costs for the extra server & SLA depend upon the time the current setup start to cause performance issues. This will be depending on site popularity and hardware performance.
  2. Currently the chat software is running on the main server and is causing part of our problems. Putting the chat on a cheap server would alleviate our main server.
  3. Software development is party optional except for updating current software setup to keep it secure and functional.
  4. Foundation costs include accountant cost, PO box rent, and other small administrative costs.



[top]Payment methods

[top]Donating by sending cash by mail:

Euro's are welcome. Please exchange currency into Euro's before sending. Do not send cheques or coupons, because many can not be cashed in Holland.
As said you can donate anonymous by sending money through normal mail.

Note that this is the only correct address to send cash donations to:

Substance Information Network
PO box 31008
6503 CA Nijmegen
The Netherlands

Do not use registered mail, because this is a P.O. box and there is no one to sign for the shipment.

When sending cash, only send paper, no coins. Please make sure the envelope does not show there is money inside. There are many ways to do this secure. Some suggestions:
Put the money in a envelope, which is placed in a second envelope.
Put the money between cardboard.
Put the money in a cd casing. (between the back and the cd holder)

Make sure to include a note with your account name.

[top]Donating through Credit Cards

You can donate to DF using a vast array of credit cards. See the credit cards below.
Prepaid giftcards are available here and here.

[top]American Express

Its extremely easy to donate through credit card and takes about 1 minute. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with credit card. PayPal will handle your transaction with any registration. PayPal accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card & VISA.
  1. Please go here to donate. If you want to donate without getting donating functions or if you want to donate a custom amount then go here.
  2. Fill in all fields.
    Decide if you want to do a recurring donation.
    Select PayPal in the payment method drop down.
    Click 'checkout with PayPal'.
  3. Next screen: In the PayPal screen fill in your details including credit card details.
    Click 'review donation and continue'.
  4. Next screen: Review the payment details and confirm the donation.

Done! This all takes about 1 minute to do.

If you encounter problems with your payment then you can also use www.neteller.com to process your credit card transaction. Submit a donating support ticket for details.

[top]Discover

Its extremely easy to donate through credit card and takes about 1 minute. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with credit card. PayPal will handle your transaction with any registration. PayPal accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card & VISA.
  1. Please go here to donate. If you want to donate without getting donating functions or if you want to donate a custom amount then go here.
  2. Fill in all fields.
    Decide if you want to do a recurring donation.
    Select paypal in the payment method drop down.
    Click 'checkout with paypal'.
  3. Next screen: In the paypal screen fill in your details including credit card details.
    Click 'review donation and continue'.
  4. Next screen: Review the payment details and confirm the donation.

Done! This all takes about 1 minute to do.

If you encounter problems with your payment then you can also use www.neteller.com to process your credit card transaction. Submit a donating support ticket for details.

[top]Carta Si

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Master Card

Its extremely easy to donate through credit card and takes about 1 minute. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with credit card. PayPal will handle your transaction with any registration. PayPal accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card & VISA. Prepaid giftcards are available here and here.
  1. Please go here to donate. If you want to donate without getting donating functions or if you want to donate a custom amount then go here.
  2. Fill in all fields.
    Decide if you want to do a recurring donation.
    Select PayPal in the payment method drop down.
    Click 'checkout with PayPal'.
  3. Next screen: In the PayPal screen fill in your details including credit card details.
    Click 'review donation and continue'.
  4. Next screen: Review the payment details and confirm the donation.

Done! This all takes about 1 minute to do.

If you encounter problems with your payment then you can also use www.neteller.com to process your credit card transaction. Submit a donating support ticket for details.

[top]Postepay

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]VISA

Its extremely easy to donate through credit card and takes about 1 minute. You do not need to have a PayPal account to pay with credit card. Paypal will handle your transaction with any registration. PayPal accepts the following credit cards: American Express, Discover, Master Card & VISA.
  1. Please go here to donate. If you want to donate without getting donating functions or if you want to donate a custom amount then go here.
  2. Fill in all fields.
    Decide if you want to do a recurring donation.
    Select paypal in the payment method drop down.
    Click 'checkout with paypal'.
  3. Next screen: In the paypal screen fill in your details including credit card details.
    Click 'review donation and continue'.
  4. Next screen: Review the payment details and confirm the donation.

Done! This all takes about 1 minute to do.

If you encounter problems with your payment then you can also use www.neteller.com to process your credit card transaction. Submit a donating support ticket for details.

[top]Donating through e-Wallets:

[top]Alertpay

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.payza.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, your payza account and your DF username.

[top]Cabal Cash

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]CashU

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Cobro Express

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]eWire

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Neteller

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]PayPal:

For donations through PayPal, please use the payment screen here.
If you want to donate without getting donating functions or if you want to donate a custom amount then go here.

[top]Qiwi

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Vouchers and retail cards

[top]7-Eleven card

To donate by 7-Eleven Card, go to your nearest 7-Eleven Card retailer or online 7-Eleven Card vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the 7-Eleven Card card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name. This payment method is only available for Mexico & Argentina.

[top]Bancontact Mister Cash

To donate by Mister Cash, go to your nearest Mister Cash retailer or online Mister Cash vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the Mister Cash card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]NeoSurf

To donate by NeoSurf, go to your nearest NeoSurf retailer or online NeoSurf vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the NeoSurf card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]OXXO Card

To donate by OXXO Card, go to your nearest OXXO Card retailer or online OXXO Card vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the OXXO card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]PaySafeCard

To donate by PaySafeCard, go to your nearest PaySafeCard retailer or online PaySafeCard ( https://www.paysafecard.com/en-globa...try-selection/ )vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the PaySafeCard card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]Ticket Premium Card

To donate by Ticket Premium Card, go to your nearest Ticket Premium Card retailer or online Ticket Premium Card vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the Ticket Premium Card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]Todito Cash

To donate by Todito Cash, go to your nearest Todito Cash retailer or online Todito Cash vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the Todito Cash card number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

[top]Ukash

To donate by Ukash, go to your nearest Ukash retailer or online Ukash vendor and buy a voucher. Then submit a donating support ticket and list the Ukash PIN number, the value of the voucher, the currency, and your DF account name.

Ukash is fully anonymous, and can be bought at 420.000 retail locations, post offices, ATM's, petrol stations, etc. You can locate retailers by going to www.ukash.com selecting your country and then go to the 'get Ukash' page.

Ukash is also available online, making it possible to pay with pretty much any payment method.

[top]MyCash card by PayPal

PayPal offers 'My Cash' cards which can be bought at stores in the US. Its likely that the locations will be expanded to other retail locations and other countries soon. With such card you can load cash into your PayPal account to donate to DF.
See this diagram for more information:
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[top]Donating by Online Banking

You can donate through various online banking service:

[top]Abaqoos

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]BaPro

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]BBVA Bancomer

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]EPS

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Euteller

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Giropay

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]HBSC

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]iDEAL

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]InstanBank

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]iXe

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]MultiBanco

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Poli

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Przelewy24

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Santander

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]ScotiaBank

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Sofortüberweisung

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Teleingresso

To donate through this payment method, please go to www.neteller.com sign in and fund your account with the amount you want to pay. Then submit a donating support ticket and post the amount, the neteller ID and your DF username.

[top]Donating through direct bank transfer:

To transfer a donation to our bank account, please submit a donating support ticket here and request the details needed for a wire transfer.


[top]Other methods of supporting Drugs-Forum

You can also support Drugs-Forum by using one of the following affiliate links. Anything you purchase through these links will yield a commission for Drugs-Forum.
Amazon.com: http://astore.amazon.com/drugsforum-20


[top]Functions for donating members

  1. Mobile apps for iPhone, Android, Windows phone 7, Blackberry, WebOS.
  2. Secure and Encrypted browsing with SSL. Access Drugs-Forum through https and encrypt all data between your computer and Drugs-Forum.
  3. See members in thread 'real time' and see them replying. With this live function, the forum experience changes quite a bit.
  4. Chat access.
  5. Invisible mode: Browse without members seeing you online.
  6. Use an Animated avatar. Use bigger and animated clips as your avatar.
  7. Drugs-Wiki editing.
  8. Post our own blogs.
  9. Your Personal Notepad
  10. See reputation comments on profiles
  11. Donating member Title:be acknowledged as a funding member.
  12. Increase your Direct Message storage limit to a smashing amount of 500 messages.
  13. DM search engine to quickly find the messages you look for.
  14. Use DM message tracking.
  15. You will also be able to avoid to be tracked by denying all Direct Message receipt requests.
  16. Set your custom user title.
  17. Use (Animated) signature images.
  18. Expanded posting rights:
    Newbie or not, you can edit your posts, give reputation ratings. Post polls like gold members can. You can also choose anonymous posting in certain forums. You also have the option to disable certain forums from appearing when you click 'New Posts', like the Dutch of German forums if you don't speak the language.
  19. Fast review for Gold Membership and sources forums access and easier promotion to Titanium / Palladium Membership.
    Although donating does not buy you gold membership, it will help get your member status reviewed earlier. It usually takes quite a while to get reviewed, but donating members are at the top of the list. The higher the donation, the higher your rank will be.
  20. Expanded download/ upload rights. Your up/download limits are much larger than other members.
  21. Forum wide various expanded functions and allowances.
  22. Newbies have all privileges of Silver membership.
  23. Donating increases your Contribution Spectrum level.
  24. Change your user name (available to those that have donated €20 or more)
  25. Custom Avatar: Donating members can request one custom animated avatar to be created for them using an image of their choice. See below for some examples. When you have donated, please join the Donating Members Forum Crew and post a request.

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[top]Need further help?

If you can't find out what you need to know here, then submit a donating support ticket to contact a member of staff.

Donations are non-refundable. Banned accounts are excluded from the above functions.


Created by Alfa, 16-02-2008 at 21:07
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