December Funding Levels
Posted by Sally
11/30/13 - 01:35PM

Here's our funding update for December:

Advertising Revenue$64.72

Umm... WOW!

From here on out, please make sure you include the user name you want "Donor" status applied to. I'll begin work on the donor status yet this weekend.

Thanks to everyone who donated!


I've been wondering... would it be possible to use the or another Tumblr blog, or a LiveJournal? People would submit to the blog links to the stories they've posted on their own page, whether on Tumblr or LJ or whatever, and the mods would decide whether the story can be categorized on the . The blog wouldn't POST the submissions, but rather would file them under the proper categories on the blog.

Does... this even make sense?
- NuitNoire on 11/30/13 - 03:09PM
Sweet! Looks like Luna's gonna be around for a while if we keep this up. Thanks again for giving us all another chance, Sally!

I was able to donate, but it was listed another a different email address. Hope that was all right.
- GuardianAngel07 on 11/30/13 - 03:23PM
Whoops. Meant to say "under" instead of "another"...
- GuardianAngel07 on 11/30/13 - 03:25PM
See, I knew we could pull together if we all knew there was a problem XD Yay! Good job, everyone!

I think I should only have this username attached to my e-mail (which was JunkGettter lol). So SacredTear will do for me :) Thanks so much, Sally! I'm glad it's working out so far! ^^

Also you said from here on out, include the name we want it applied to...where do we include that, exactly? ^^; Do we put it in with the comments or whatever when we donate? I think I saw a comment box to send with the donations...
- SacredTear on 11/30/13 - 04:50PM
Geez, I knew there would be more than enough donations to last Luna a while but I never expected it to be that much. Can I just reiterate how much I love the people here? Because this is incredible on an entirely new level I wasn't quite expecting.

Can't wait to see how things turn out from here!
- Honey and Milk on 11/30/13 - 05:13PM
So amazing!!! :D
- RemDeRosier on 11/30/13 - 05:51PM
Ummm... this might be a silly question... but where exactly do you donate? I've looked but... maybe I'm just missing it... >.> That aside, it's awesome how many donations you got :D
- Rinnu500 on 11/30/13 - 06:30PM
Rinnu500 - At the bottom of the left-hand column, below the site stats, there's a button that says "Donate." It takes you to the PayPal page.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 11/30/13 - 06:32PM
Wow! That's FANTASTIC! I won't be able to donate for a long time (I'm currently unemployed and in college so yeah...) but I will as soon as I am possible. It's wonderful that everyone else has been able to donate though! It warms my heart to see that everyone else wants to see the site stay up! It's our home, after all!
- Aphrodite on 11/30/13 - 06:41PM
I'm really happy the community is giving back, it shows that we really care. Hopefully we can all keep making small monthly donations and keep Luna healthy and happy! :D
- kumosora on 11/30/13 - 07:56PM

Can I just hug the stuffing out of everyone on this site, especially the donors? I knew everyone was really coming together over the site, but even I wasn't expecting this level of donations. This is why I love you guys~.

Once my budget evens out mid-December, I'll definitely be able to add my own bucks to the pot!
- Raicho Kurubi on 11/30/13 - 08:04PM
nothing like desperation to make the money flow B) but now for real-- that is such a great and heartening amount of money, and holy crap, at least i won't feel like a criminal for delaying my first donation for a few days. thank you so much, guys. and thank you, Sally. we can totally make this work! <3
- Bluewaters on 11/30/13 - 08:08PM
Holy moly, nearly 1k! Thank you to everyone again. Sally, the mods and all the donators.

I'll donate as much as I can each month.

Hopefully the inflow will stay steady. If my math is right, that is enough for about seven months? If we just give what we all can from here on out, money should not be an issue ever again...

XD If we are able to raise the same amount again for the next month, Luna will be fine for another year!

I am just so elated right now.
- Anarnee on 11/30/13 - 10:38PM
That would be enough for 7 months!! Without even adding in the ad revenue for the on coming months!! I'm so glad everyone pulled together and did this. I will also keep making sure to donate on a regular basis so we won't ever have to worry about this kind of thing again. I'm so happy!! I'm glad I was able to donate even just a small $5 earlier. I'll keep pitching in with whatever I can scrape together month-to-month. :D
- KarenaWilliams on 11/30/13 - 10:50PM
Recently joined so I could stop lurking and possibly help out! I would like to ask, how do the ad's make money exactly? I turned off ad-block just for this, so I hope that helps out somehow..
- Amanda-EK on 11/30/13 - 11:28PM
Told you all we needed to know was how much was needed! I'm so glad we were able to come together and help! I'm glad my 20 helped.
- ReinAbel on 11/30/13 - 11:38PM
Oh my... we are awesome. Thank you, Sally, so much for giving us another shot and Mods for convincing her to haha ;) this means A LOT for us all.
"Right on!" to everyone who donated and proved that we could! Now, lets try and keep this going. :)
- WTFrench Toast on 12/01/13 - 01:19AM
Very fortunate.

I might not be able to donate, but I will as soon as I can get my hands on some cash. I've turned off adblocker for this site only for my computer, and I also go to Luna on my phone, so I can see the ads, and I go on the site from both my computer and phone quite a bit, at least everyday.

I hope that it would at least help with ad revenue, when I have no money to donate.
- Red Vengeance on 12/01/13 - 04:12AM
Amanda-EK - Project Wonderful is a bit different from most ad companies. Basically, people who want to advertise on site traffic from a given region (US, Canada, Europe, and "Elsewhere") make a bid. As long as they're the highest bid in a particular region, their ad is shown. When someone outbids them, the ad changes. It's not directly by pageviews, but people are more likely to bid higher for an ad on a site with more pageviews. People viewing the site with adblockers don't show in the Project Wonderful stats, so, to a potential bidder, it looks like Luna gets far fewer pageviews than it actually does according the host.
- Kerrigan Sheehan on 12/01/13 - 04:37AM

Together, we are strong.

I'm so unbelievably proud of EVERYONE.

Thanks Sally, for keeping the site running, and allowing us the chance to show you what we can do if we put our minds to it.

- redraposo13 on 12/01/13 - 05:40AM
Wow. Congrats and good job Luna! To see how quickly that has happened!
- Hal on 12/01/13 - 12:02PM
This is insane. I am very happy.
- coffeerepublic on 12/01/13 - 12:06PM
Holy... people weren't kidding when they said they would donate. This is absolutely amazing guys! TT^TT I'm so glad we get to keep luna! *huggles everyone*
- Tsula on 12/01/13 - 05:08PM
I am elated to hear that there are so many funds already! I really wish I were able to donate. I do feel a little bad about that, but I absolutely will if I manage to make a little moo-lah. Regardless, I'm just so happy Luna is set for another 6-7 months, this place is my haven and I turn to it when I get bouts of depression, which come far too much in December. Because of this, I would like to give out my deepest gratitude for Sally, the mods, and everyone who has donated! Thank you all so very much! <3
- DesolateBanshee on 12/01/13 - 08:47PM
That's amazing! I'm glad my money went to good use :) and even with all the money Luna has from the donations I'm still going to donate month by month ;D

Glad to see everything is working out so awesomely!!!
- ninka on 12/01/13 - 09:43PM
Wonderful news! Thank you for allowing this site to operate, and please keep us updated with the financial status of the site as time goes by! :)
- abnormal on 12/01/13 - 11:13PM
See Sally? We just needed a warning to keep our favorite site up. I can't wait for submissions to be back up and everything to be running smoothly again. We love you!
- OnyxbirdGrace on 12/02/13 - 12:22AM
AMAZING. I wish I could donate every month but I'm currently unemployed. :(
Thank you to everyone who donated to keep the site up.
- ShiroSola on 12/02/13 - 03:27AM
I'm so glad we got all this together for Luna~ I really love this site, as I'm sure all of us do. Here I thought I didn't donate enough, but it seems as a community, we've got this ^w^ I'm so excited for the site to be running strong, and can't wait for submissions to be up. Much love to you all!
- Ja_ne_chickie on 12/02/13 - 11:49AM
So glad to see the amount of donations received. Thank you for keeping the site up, Sally!
- key on 12/02/13 - 01:08PM
Oh my, this is great news! :D thanks for the second chance, Sally. I feel bad that I'm not able to donate since I don't own a credit card and I don't have PayPal :( not for the status as Donor but because I would have loved to contribute with something to keep the site alive. Either way, I can only be grateful to those wonderful users that have donated out of the kindness of their hearts. Thank you!
- UltraVioletSoul on 12/02/13 - 03:39PM
.... 1k worth of donations? Dayum. Glad luna will be not be terminated in the immediate future.
- Mister Pseudonymous on 12/03/13 - 09:47AM
I just donated $20.00. I would've done it sooner but I was worried you weren't accepting any more donations because you were closing down the website. I'm very happy the site will continue to work! It's been a home for me for many years :)
- TatiYunie on 12/03/13 - 11:29AM
Oh good, you'll still be up in January. I can't donate before then, but I will join asap.
- Relocation on 12/03/13 - 02:31PM
Oh man. This is AMAZING. I am SOOO happy you gave us all another chance Sally. I knew we could all band together and make it happen. I plan on donating in January (it's the holiday, and I have two step kids @_@). But just... Wow.

I am close to tears at work, haha. It's been a pretty blah day, but just seeing everyone's dedication, it's so heartwarming. Super love for Luna and everyone here. You are all stupendous. <3 <3
- ChibiChi on 12/05/13 - 10:14AM
Woahhh..thats amazing.. congrats :D i'm glad luna still running until now :D
- SJin93 on 12/09/13 - 12:24AM
That's amazing! I'm so happy! :D
- nahtzeehoe on 12/14/13 - 02:36PM
I tried to donate today, but it wouldn't let my transaction go through. I checked my account balance, and I do have enough money in there. I wasn't sure why Paypal wouldn't let me, though.
- CapturedGiggles on 12/20/13 - 08:11PM
I donated under a different email address, and I also didn't see a place to include a name I want the status applied to... ._.
- versatility on 12/25/13 - 03:49AM