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The Daily ITK Discussion Thread - The day Dragusin arrived - 10th January

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SpursForever71

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Aug 8, 2019
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Good morning peasants

Here's a nice surprise for you all, it's that time of the transfer window again.

HAVE YOU DONATED THIS MONTH/YET/AT ALL?

As you all know, SC relies on your donations to be able to provide a unrivalled coverage of ITK, if it wasn't for you guys, the server would crash left right and centre and we simply couldn't afford to run it without resorting to limiting the number of members or something

We know from previous experience that there's a LOT of you who lurk, one time we had 600 voters participate in a poll.

Six bloody hundred. And that's just the yokes who bothered voting. Whichever way you slice it that's a lot. If everyone slung just three or four quid in the pot we'd be sorted for quite a while, so if you've never donated before, please consider doing so now.

I reckon we've a shedload of lurkmeisters, so come on guys, if you're one of them and you enjoy SC's coverage of the Transfer Window (and lets face it, you do because you're here right?), then please chip in. It doesn't have to be a massive amount.

And if you happen to be a Spurs mad gazzillionaire, cough the fuck up. And if you're Daniel Levy, fucking hell shortstuff, put your hands in your pockets. And get the BSoDL to chip in too.

But A&C, where does the money go?

Outgoings: The server costs £400 per month. Forum software purchases/licenses/misc comes to around £500 a year. So currently, the cost of SC is about £5k a year.

Incomings: Advertising/Affiliates can sometimes cover the costs during the transfer window (January, July, August) but thats sometimes. The rest of the year that falls well short. Its difficult to give an exact figure because the numbers don't stay the same but i'd say £100 a month during the quiet months. Donations during the quiet months come to about £50pm if we're lucky.

Rob will know better than I do, but I reckon we're short by about £2500 a year. And the income from ads is probably down.

If one month we raise more than is needed, it stays in the pot as it won't be long before it IS needed. The shortfall is made up out of Robs pocket. I'll repeat that.......It comes out of his pocket. Think about that for a minute. I reckon he pays an average of £50 a WEEK. Just so you lot can abuse each other

This is why i'm often cajoling, nudging, outright begging and open to bribery during the transfer window. It's when the most of you are about and our last big donation drive raised enough to cover costs for a couple of months or so.

Any excess raised stays in the pot until its needed when donations/income goes right down. Absolutely nothing goes on anything other than SC's running costs. Well, occasionally the odd prostitute.......

So, if you'd like to donate, here's the link.


We use Paypal but you don't need an account with them, you can use your card in the same way as making any other online purchase. Very securely.

Thank you
£50 coming your way once wages come in. Is a great place to communicate, even if it is when people are having a meltdown re dragusin the other night lol.
No matter what the thread, there is always something to make me laugh and forget about work lol.
Keep up the good work :)
 

longtimespur

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Sep 10, 2014
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Just set up a monthly payment of £10,
This site is absolutely fantastic, I don’t post much on the site ( usually because I’m laughing at other members meltdowns ).
I never come on when we get beat because it would depress the life out of you, but I don’t know what I would do without the site and it’s comedy and info from the itks, thanks guys
Same as you, I have a monthly £10 automatic payment out of my bank account. I forget about it until I'm checking my banking.
 

Toast

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Aug 20, 2014
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Yep, it's been discussed and there wasn't the interest
You could pop some designs up on Redbubble (for example) which is free to do, we buy SC branded shite (t shirts, stickers, mugs, hats, duvet covers etc) from there, you take a % for the SC fund, Redbubble does all the fulfilment work, no income tax, no VAT, no money back, no guarantee, etc.
 

nailsy

SC Supporter
Jul 24, 2005
30,536
46,632
A&C’s shit stained Y-Fronts: £250.
Houdini’s spunk stained work trousers: £175
Spursgirls calendar: £500
Bus_Conductor calendar: £5
Signed Dibby home movie DVD: £100
Signed photoshopped picture of derryank tugging off Eric Dier: £4000.
My old liver: £2
Hotspur88’s ball bags: £325
Kai Havertz: Free.

How about an 'I went on Spurs Community and all I got was this lousy stick up my arse' T-shirt?
 
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Rob

The Boss
Admin
Jun 8, 2003
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You could pop some designs up on Redbubble (for example) which is free to do, we buy SC branded shite (t shirts, stickers, mugs, hats, duvet covers etc) from there, you take a % for the SC fund, Redbubble does all the fulfilment work, no income tax, no VAT, no money back, no guarantee, etc.

We've done this before.
The markup that SC earn would be a £1 or 2 on a £20 item.
Someone spending £20 on a crappy t-shirt with a SC Logo will have "done their bit" and understandably not donate in addition.
We lost money.
If people want branded t-shirts, etc that's a different issue but it's absolutely not a way for us to keep the site funded.
 

TC18

Lurker
Jan 27, 2011
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Il set up a regular monthly paypal as soon as my new bank card comes through. Some scrot has nicked it and gone to town trying to order fake trainers and items from Argos 😂
 

Toast

Well-Known Member
Aug 20, 2014
639
1,962
We've done this before.
The markup that SC earn would be a £1 or 2 on a £20 item.
Someone spending £20 on a crappy t-shirt with a SC Logo will have "done their bit" and understandably not donate in addition.
We lost money.
If people want branded t-shirts, etc that's a different issue but it's absolutely not a way for us to keep the site funded.
Fair enough, I got carried away with the idea of a t-shirt that says BRIGHT LIKE DOG’S BRIGHT, but I haven’t really thought it through tbh
 

Wearegoingtowintheleague

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Nov 10, 2018
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Could we have an update towards the end of the month and see how much this month raised towards the target. Perhaps it would encourage a few more donations to get us closer to whatever target we need to hit.
 

arunspurs

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Aug 31, 2012
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36,203
Initially I was doing lumpsum donation every year or so...then , I have set up through Paypal for last 2+ yrs to donate small fixed amount every month- Thats the easy way to do.

Site stat says
Total registered members -27000+
Currently members online now -467
Guest who are not members online now - 1600+


So, even if 1/3rd of current members online today, set up 3 to 5 pounds a month, SC cost can be taken care of.

For someone outside UK, I feel doing this to being part of the Spurs community.

So, if you have steady income & working, and want to support the team here, subscribe a small amount (could be 1/4th of your netflx or disneyplus cost).
 

InOffMeLeftShin

Night watchman
Admin
Jan 14, 2004
15,107
9,128
A&C’s shit stained Y-Fronts: £250.
Houdini’s spunk stained work trousers: £175
Spursgirls calendar: £500
Bus_Conductor calendar: £5
Signed Dibby home movie DVD: £100
Signed photoshopped picture of derryank tugging off Eric Dier: £4000.
My old liver: £2
Hotspur88’s ball bags: £325
Kai Havertz: Free.
🤣 All good value except Havertz.

Set up monthly payment.
 

InOffMeLeftShin

Night watchman
Admin
Jan 14, 2004
15,107
9,128
Initially I was doing lumpsum donation every year or so...then , I have set up through Paypal for last 2+ yrs to donate small fixed amount every month- Thats the easy way to do.

Site stat says
Total registered members -27000+
Currently members online now -467
Guest who are not members online now - 1600+


So, even if 1/3rd of current members online today, set up 3 to 5 pounds a month, SC cost can be taken care of.

For someone outside UK, I feel doing this to being part of the Spurs community.

So, if you have steady income & working, and want to support the team here, subscribe a small amount (could be 1/4th of your netflx or disneyplus cost).
Well said mate. £10 monthly and it’s way better value than Netflix. Did you see the drama on Dragusin night, can’t find that anywhere else.
 

BAE

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Jul 6, 2015
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Huge thank you to everyone who's donated so far. Amazing!

Those of you who haven't need to stop fucking around and get it done rather than squandering it on food and rent.
TAKE MY FARKING MONEY NOW!!!!

(£20 donated, keep up the good work you beautiful bastards) ❤️👍
 

Insomnia

Twisted Firestarter
Jan 18, 2006
20,224
55,718
I’ve done the monthly thing for ages, you don’t notice it and it’s a small price to pay for the best place on the internet
 
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