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We'll be brief and to the point, folks. We're in a pinch. 
APC relies on donations to stay running, and those have dried up.
The server cost is $2400 annually. This calendar year, the admins have paid the entire amount to date. What has been donated in 2016 so far, about $65, hasn't even covered the annual cost of the software support renewals ($170). 
We hate the thought of having to "monetize" the site with advertisements, and really do not want to have to go to a "paid subscription" model to continue running the site, but we're left with few options.
We take pride in the fact that APC has been free to use for all, and really want it to stay that way, but to do so means that our member base has to step up and help. The alternative is to shut down the site, or sell it, and we truly don't want to see that happen.
We have an active member base numbering in the thousands.
All it would take is roughly 100 members making an annual donation of $25 each, to cover the server costs and software support renewals.
If you would like to donate, please Login, and then see the "Forum Donation" sidebar block shown on the main forum page in the upper right. Click the number field and fill in the amount you wish to donate, then click the "Donate" button.
Make sure to include your forum name, or post in the Donations topic, so that you can be promoted to the Donator Group: http://www.amateurpyro.com/forums/topic/2698-donations-can-be-made-here
Your support over the years has been greatly appreciated, and we hope we can continue to keep APC free for all, via donations. 

Thank you.
APC Staff and Administration

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