What is Contributor Status?
A Big Thanks
A big THANKS goes out to all contributors. You Contributors keep this site on the web, to put it simply.
If you’d like to become a contributor but don’t know what to do, it’s easy: donate any amount to keeping this site on the Web, or post a repair in the forum. If you have trouble with posting photos in the forum, just contact me and I’ll have you email me the information and photos, and I’ll put it up.
Become an MVS Contributor and show others in the forum that you value this site and help drive its growth. You get an MVS Contributor avatar (that you can change back), and a bolder brighter blue name on the Volvo Forum home page (scroll down) when you’re online.
Where Does The Money Go?
It goes to pay for the hosting fees for the MVS server and related expenses. (If you donate during an MVS Moderator pledge drive, it goes to them.) The more you donate, the more I can work on this site to make it better. Here’s a forum thread on the specifics. I have a regular job (web developer), so I can’t spend all my time working on this site. However, as this site has provided me with revenue, it’s gotten more attention from me. For instance, I did a major overhaul in October 2008, upgrading the server, the site software and the forum software all in one go. Then another in Summer 2011. [Update May 2017: and several more since then. Some part of MVS is always being improved in some way. I don’t do big releases, it’s all incremental improvements except for the major UI re-dos.]
You Don’t Have to Renew Every Year
Unlike public radio stations (in the US), I don’t ask you to renew your “membership” every year. One contribution and you’re an MVS Contributor for life. But additional donations are welcome, and common. Double/triple thanks to those who have donated multiple times.