Greetings, ----- TLDR: - To donate, head here and purchase some RDF Credits (in the amount you want to donate). After doing so, your donation is considered complete! Feel free to come back to this thread and read up on what exactly RDF Credits are/what they will be used for in the future. - To get a Premium Membership, head here and follow the instructions in the descriptions (which basically state purchase some RDF Credits (with PayPal or Bitcoin) and then exchange them for which Premium Membership you'd like to order. Of course, if you have any questions, feel free to ask in this thread or PM someone from the leadership. ----- I will be updating this thread later on with a much more in-depth overview of what we are calling RDF Credits, but the system is more or less almost done being setup and a few people wanted to send some donations and pay for RDFCloud service, as well as sign up for Premium Memberships, so I figured I'd go ahead and at least activate it for the time being so those things can be taken care of. I will, as said, be updating this thread after I am done with a few other tasks outlining the purpose of RDF Credits, as well as our vision of what we have in store for the new system. A while back we used a system we called "RDF Points" to handle paying for premium subscriptions, and to make donations, and the "RDF Credits" system is essentially a version 2.0 of what RDF Points was. Going forward, to donate to us, pay for premium memberships, RDF GDrive accounts and various other RDF-provided products & IT services, you must first exchange your real currency (USD) into RDF Credits. From time-to-time we will have discounts/bonuses available, but in general the exchange rate is $1 USD for every 1☪ RDF Credit. The little ☪ symbol is our symbol representing RDF Credits, just as $ is to the US dollar. By having our own little currency, it allows us to more easily create giveaways, raffles, rewards, so forth and so on, which can then be exchanged for any product or service we provide which normally is a paid item, such as Premium Memberships, donations, RDF GSuite accounts and etc. So lets say I wanted to purchase a lifetime RDF Premium Membership. I would first head to the page where RDF Credits are purchased, here: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?credits/buy-credit This page can be accessed from the menu when hovering over the respective link on gray bar at the top of our forum: From there you can choose how you would like to purchase RDF Credits, i.e. with PayPal, Bitcoin or any other payment method we may be offering at any given time: You can see how many credits you currently have in a couple various parts of the forum, including on the Credits statistics page viewed here: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?credits/ You may also transfer credits to other members - as a gift or for whatever reason you might have - by doing so on the credits transfer page here: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?credits/transfer As we start to add more products or services which can be purchased with RDF Credits, they will be added and announced at that time so you know where to find them. In the mean time, we currently have all of our Premium Membership packages available for purchase on the XenForo "Account Upgrades" page, which can be found in the list of settings on your account page, which can be found here: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?account/upgrades At some point I will be importing the database of Premium Membership subscriptions so everyone's account is up-to-date as far as their status goes according to the RDF Credits system. Purchasing a Premium Membership with credits is an easy task! Simply head to the Account Upgrades page and follow the buttons, as seen here: Once you subscribe (or purchase, if it's a one-time payment i.e. for a lifetime Premium Membership), your RDF Credits will be deducted immediately from your RDF Credits balance and your subscription/purchase will be immediately activated. You can find out more about Premium Memberships from this thread: https://www.rdforum.org/index.php?threads/54015/ I will be implementing an actual donations addon which you will be able to donate RDF Credits into, but for the time being, consider any RDF Credits purchase a donation (in the event you were looking to simply donate to RDF and not buy anything) - in the mean time just let your RDF Credits balance sit and once the donation addon is active, I will go into details on how donations are being handled now that we have the RDF Credits system in-place. As said, I will be updating this thread later on with more details on the RDF Credits system - in the mean time feel free to use it and what has been implemented so far, and let me know if you have any questions here in this thread. Thanks!