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Make a donation to support your favorite Star Trek community!

Did you know that it costs more than $1,300 each year to keep our community’s website, forums, and wiki online? As an all-volunteer organization, funding those costs requires the participation of our entire community. That’s why once or twice a year, we put out a call to all of our members to pitch in a few dollars and help us reach our funding goal.

Click here to start a donation of $5, $25, or more to our yearly hosting costs. It only takes a few moments, and your donation is processed securely.

Here’s how your donation will be used:

  • Domains: $105 per year. We have seven domain names that we renew each year to protect our brand.
  • Web hosting: $850 per year. Our forums, wiki, and other peripheral areas of the site are hosted on a Virtual Private Server.
  • SSL certificate: $100 per year. Using an SSL certificate on our server ensures that our traffic is secured, increases our search engine rankings, and creates trust with visitors.
  • Forum licensing: $50 per year. This allows us to run our forum software and get regular security updates as necessary.
  • Backup: $120 per year. Daily, weekly, and monthly backups of our site.
  • GravityForms: $99 per year. A website plugin that makes administering our dozens of forms easier, as well as cutting down on spam trafficking.
  • Website caching: $20 per year. To help our main website load as quickly as possible, we use a plugin which requires a yearly subscription.

We’ve already raised over $400 for our 2017 costs, but we still need about $900 before the deadline in March. Please consider donating today to help us reach our goal!

About Tristan Wolf

FltAdml. Tristan Wolf, real name Jordan, founded UFOP: StarBase 118 – a Star Trek Play By Email RPG – in June of 1994. He previously served as the Commanding Officer for a number of simming installations, notably the first of StarBase 118 Operations. He currently lives in San Francisco with his partner and their Humane Society rescue dog named Baxter. Jordan works in politics, loves scifi (natch), fantasy, and new technologies.
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