For those of you who are new to TG, you may not be aware that there is a points store:
The items at the top are purely symbolic, but at the bottom are items that do things. They either give your username a color, or they give you the ability to receive free therian merch, or at the bottom are tokens that will make us make a donation to some animal charity in your name.
I realise times have been kinda hard and we've not been thinking about charity much, however these things really help the organisations we support and we've already sent thousands of dollars their way.
Here are some tips how to earn points.
In short, all you have to do to earn them is be active on the forums and post interesting stuff. I invite you to collect these points and then use them to either help charities, or get yourself something snazzy from our merch.
At this point some of you may be asking yourself... If everything is free and only costs Internet Points, where does the money come from?
Well, it comes from the TG budget:
The budget is funded entirely from donations.
We realise that a lot of TG members are younger people who do not have an income and that's okay, you can keep your savings.
However if you're an older therian and you have a job and maybe want to contribute to TG, but don't have much time, consider donating funds.
To make things easier, you can either make one-time donations with Ko-fi
, or recurring donations with Patreaon
. I've updated the Patreon page
so that you can donate as little as 1 € a month.
I've also wanted to take this opportunity to welcome our latest recruits to the staff:
I have no doubt there will be a number of questions regarding why these particular people were chosen or that we were even looking for people to add to staff. As usual the answer is complicated and I will probably try to clarify it somewhat in a staff journal
For my part I can say I wish we could just recruit everyone who has been helpful on TG, however we can't do that and also I want you to know that as an active contributor you fill a much more vital role in our community than anyone on staff.
I would also take this opportunity to congratulate our new additions and say that I am optimistic going forward. Thank you all.