Crazy as it sounds, yes, there can be drawbacks to donating (with
the obvious exception that you lose a chunk of money ;) Please note that
I said there COULD be drawbacks; it depends entirely on your
Sometimes people will try to use their status as Starmen.Net donors to
sort of give themselves a high status on the forum or in the community.
This is a bad thing, because it will only make people dislike you. If
you flaunt your badge and constantly make allusions to how much money
you spend on the site, people are really going to get sick of you.
Please keep this in mind, because being a donor doesn't guarantee that
people are going to love you. Acceptance isn't something you can buy,
but its not that hard to earn here. Just a friendly word of warning to
be yourself and to avoid trying to artificially inflate your status in
the community. Be helpful, be concise, use grammar and spelling, and
most importantly of all, be friendly. THESE things will gain you
acceptance and friendship.
Also, please note that being a donor doesn't give you any special
privileges beyond the cool stuff that you get. We won't hire you as a
staffer. We won't make you a moderator on the forum. We won't necessarily
use your ideas (although we will listen more carefully because
people who donate often care much more about the site than normal
visitors). Please keep this in mind, and don't try to use donations to
bend rules; you're under the same rules as everyone else.
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