Christmas libcom donation appeal

… or maybe we'll just get one of these

A Christmas appeal to our users and readers for donation pledges to help keep libcom.org running and improving!

Hello all,

Last Christmas, we asked for your time. This Christmas, we are asking for your money!

As you will probably be aware, libcom is funded overwhelmingly by donations.

The bulk of our costs are covered by the membership dues of our admins, with regular donations from a couple of lovely site users.

However, as our traffic has continued to increase our hosting costs have done as well, so that our incomings are no longer matching our outgoings and we are currently running a shortfall of around £40 per month. While we have some funds remaining from past fundraisers, these will eventually be exhausted if we don't get new donors.

Also we would like to upgrade our servers to get the site faster, as well as do things like publicity and some print publishing, all of which will cost money.

So if you use libcom, and appreciate the work we do, please visit our donate page here and slip us some cash. Please post below to say how much you are pledging. If you could make a regular donation that would be particularly great, as it would mean we might not have to do future appeals like this! You can do these via PayPal, or e-mail us for standing order details.

If you don't have any spare money, visit our help out page for other ways you can help make the site a better place for our users.

A Merry Christmas and happy New Year all our users (except the Telegraph journalists) from all of us at libcom.org!

Donations so far
Pledged: £166.50 + "a couple of quid" + "a few quid" from revol (pledged on Facebook) + £4 per month
Received: £146.50 + £4 per month
Additional donations received but not mentioned here:
£141.50 (including £50 from one individual - thanks!)
£16 per month (including £10 per month from one generous individual)
£10 per year

Comments

Choccy
Dec 24 2011 17:07

ONE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED pence coming your way!
FULL CHRISTMAS

Harrison
Dec 24 2011 18:38

donated, because thanks to libcom i am now ANArKY 4 LYF (fuck middle class cunts)

(plus i was talking to a prospective member of my SF local who has only just got interested in anarchism and he'd already heard of libcom)

Steven.
Dec 26 2011 14:22
Harrison wrote:
donated, because thanks to libcom i am now ANArKY 4 LYF (fuck middle class cunts)

middle upper ruling class cunts actually.

But it's cool we could help you with that. (I'm not sure you will always be thankful for it though!)

Cheers also choccy - and expropriate some money off revol to give us if you see him.

Choccy
Dec 26 2011 14:48

I can't extort someone whos just lost their job! sad

flaneur
Dec 26 2011 16:08

I'll shout you a tenner. Merry Christmas Libcom you gimps.

flaneur
Dec 26 2011 16:08

I'll shout you a tenner. Merry Christmas Libcom you gimps.

Steven.
Dec 26 2011 16:55

£20 from flaneur, thanks very much!

PS you are a gimp

Chilli Sauce
Dec 26 2011 20:51
Steven. wrote:
Chilli Sauce wrote:
I donated some books to appear in the library. Remember that? Steven? ;)

I told you I couldn't scan them unless I could cut them up, which you said I couldn't!

TBH I probably shouldn't have taken them off you, but I guess now I have them I might read them!

Alright then, that's my libcom appeal. Who's willing to make labourious .pdf scans of entire books, page by page, without damaging them so they can go into the library?

Arbeiten
Dec 27 2011 04:32

cough cough. Let us say, a libcom admin owed you a fiver, could you wipe that off your christmas appeal and give 15 rather rather 20?

Juan Conatz
Dec 27 2011 06:43

chili sauce, is that even possible? I thought to scan books, you either had to cut out the pages or break the binding...

Steven.
Dec 27 2011 10:02
Juan Conatz wrote:
chili sauce, is that even possible? I thought to scan books, you either had to cut out the pages or break the binding...

sometimes you can do it if the spine is flexible enough - although the book will still be damaged. Unless you are lucky and there is a big gap in the text in the middle of the two pages.

TBH we are probably better off buying additional copies of those books and destroying them

Arbeiten wrote:
cough cough. Let us say, a libcom admin owed you a fiver, could you wipe that off your christmas appeal and give 15 rather rather 20?

yes, unless it is Ed or Jim