Support the Site

Shining force Central has been around in one form or another for almost 14 years, and my other Shining sites started out way back in May of 1996. They've become a big part of my life, and I understand the forums and other areas of the site are equally important to a large amount of users.

Over the years the sites moved from host to host, originally at no cost to me. However, with revenue being harder and harder to make online, free hosts always seemed to be increasing the number of advertisements displayed on their hosted sites. Eventually, the number of required ad banners and pop-ups became more than just an annoyance, and coupled with various server issues with my host at the time, I decided to opt for a paid hosting service for SFC.

What does this mean for you? Well, it means you won't be bombared with adverts every time you visit these sites. From time to time I may opt to include a few select advertisers on SFC (but not at my other Shining sites), but only if I feel their products are likely to be of real interest to SFC's visitors, and the adverts will not be 'in your face' everywhere you look! Paid hosting also means there should be less downtime, and less errors at the forums.

To give you an idea of how much this site costs me to run, the yearly hosting fee comes to around US$300. That may not sound like much to some of you, but to a housewife with a mortgage, it's a pretty hefty sum!

If you'd like to help cover my cost of running this site, there are a couple of ways you can help:


Pay Pal Donations

If you've got a PayPal account (or a credit card, as you can now make PayPal payments without having an account), you can send a donation to my account. Note that while any donation is welcomed and appreciated, PayPal deducts a small amount from each transaction as a handling fee. Anything less than US$1.00 is unlikely to actually end up in my account.


Contributing Prizes

If you have any Shining items that you don't want anymore and don't mind giving away, SFC can always make use of them as prizes, or to sell on through the Classified Adverts forum. Perhaps you know a company related to the Shining series, and might be able to convince them to contribute a Shining prize of some kind? If so, that would be super! Maybe you've seen a Shining item in a local store for a low price and would like to send it on to SFC? Should you wish to contribute a Shining prize, please email me to arrange postage.


Other Methods

If none of the above methods of donating/contributing suit you, but you would still like to help in some way, please email me and we can discuss other possibilities.



Remember, you are under absolutely no obligation to contribute in any way, and those who do contribute will receive no benefits besides the knowledge that they have been of help to SFC and myself.

I'd like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who's contributed towards the funding of this site over the years, and to the running of the contests - your help is very much appreciated. I'd also like to thank everyone who'd like to make a donation, but is unable to for whatever reaon. And, finally - thanks to everyone who supports this site in any way at all - visiting, posting at the forums, supplying fan art etc. Without the visitors, this site wouldn't be the place it is today. Thank you!


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