for your interest in donating to Ghost Recon.net.
Running a website that gets thousands of
visitors every day is expensive. Below I'll
answer some questions you might have about
donating to GhostRecon.net, as many people
are unaware of the costs involved.
you will agree the service we work hard
to provide is worth a few dollars to keep us online.
that donates will have their Forum membership
with the following benefits.
- Access to the GR.net Supporters forum where
- some mods are released
ahead of public releases
- downloads are available
off the GR.net server instead of queueing at Fileplanet.
- web storage space
- share, upload and download your
own images and files.
- Special forum
- Posting Polls
- Delete your own
- Open and close
- and a neat badge
- Double the PM storage - 100 messages
- File Manager
- Your own personal blog accessed directly from the forums!
- Competition Chances
- In prize draw competitions the Supporters are put in a seperate draw doubling or even tripling their chances of winning.
How much to
contribute? If only 1% of our visitors contributed
just $5 a month, we could probably afford
our own download server! Every regular donation
helps, no matter how small, thanks. We get donations from $5 to $50 and it all helps!
Now - Keep Us Online
Why should you donate?
busy websites is an expensive business.
At Ghostrecon.net we secured some unique
sponsorship which brought our costs right
down, but there are still bills to be paid
for supplying you with this site to enjoy.
I pay those
bills out of my own pocket, so you can enjoy
the services we offer. Some of those services
are detailed on the right, we work hard
to make each one a quality feature for you
of people enjoy our unique content every
day, and my mailbag
sees regular praise and thanks for GhostRecon.net.
If you enjoy our content please remember
it is not free, I pay the bills so
you can enjoy the content.
making a small regular contribution so that
I can cover the costs and we can stay online,
providing you with quality Ghost Recon features.
an honor system, if it works I will not
have to consider the alternatives outlined
I am introducing
this honor system now because, believe it
or not, people have asked for it. Some visitors
recognise the hard work we put in, and have
asked to contribute - which is great. Please
support us and keep us online.
does it cost money?
a site gets a handful of visitors a day, it
can be run for very little, but when thousands
of people use a website the amount of data
transfer from the server to visitor's PCs
is enormous. It is that amount of data transfer
that ISPs use to calculate the charge to website
owners. Because we are so popular, we have
a lot of data transfer - and the charges are
high for high transfer websites.
Don't the adverts cover
adverts like the one you see on the news
page used to cover the cost years ago, but
in todays net economy they have very little
effect. If you want to help, please do click
when you see a new advert - if more people
did we would not need a donation page!
What are the alternatives?
sites use a subscription model - you don't
get in unless you pay. I don't
want to do that - we have a great community,
and a subscription model flies in the face
ofa free community.
use many adverts, including pop-ups, pop-unders or huge full screen flash ads, instead
of the occasional small ads you see here. The flash ads and pop-up ads would bring
in more revenue, but I know how annoying
pop up windows are, and would not inflict
that on Ghost Recon fans!.
please use our honor system and make a small
payment and help keep us online.
like to close with a quote from an e-mail
I received that restored my faith
and encouraged me to continue striving to
bring the very best Ghost Recon content
to the fans on a daily basis.
"I for one
would like to say that the info on GR/DS
that GR.net provides makes the game so
much more enjoyable... Thank you yet again
and I will cease my rambling and send
for taking the time to read this page, I
hope you will agree that what we do is worth
contributing a small amount to - especially
when your donation will help us continue
to help you enjoy the best Tactical Shooter
that ever graced a PC!
News page is updated more than any other
Ghost Recon website, sometimes several times
a day - bringing you the very latest Ghost
Recon information. Sometimes we make almost
100 news posts a month, keeping you informed
of the latest news and greatest mods and
often scooping news you won't find anywhere
Recon section is filled with over 100 exclusive
reports helping fans with modding tutorials,
community information and Ghost Recon tactics
reports. Every month we add new reports
that you will not find anywhere else, for
forums have been massively popular with
over 3000 members and 1/4 of a million posts, solving problems, discussing
tactics and enjoying the fantastic community
that has evolved around this great game.
large sections solving many problems and
difficulties that Ghost Recon gamers encounter.
work hard on the Mods section, making sure
you have the most up to date list of mods
to choose from. Most Ghost Recon mods are
released right here at GhostRecon.net where
we upload them on a daily basis, and
add them to the mods database.