You may be asking yourself "Why does a site this large need funding, I'm sure that the advertising does it's job"... Well, unfortunately the advertising only helps with a small sum of all needed funding... The advertising never actually ended up with funding much of the site (or various services), most of the funding for this site has always come from the user base and private organizations. In the past funding has gone towards Licensing, Hosting, Domain Renewals, Coding, Design, and various site projects, all of which are brought to the users free of cost.
If 5k users donated just $5 each we'd end up with enough funding (5k * $5 = $2500) to keep this site going indefinately, but unfortunately there are a lot of users who just like to idle around; not that we're saying that we don't want them, but there is a serious reality to how long any site can go with no funding.
We ask that every user donate what they can to UGN Security to keep us going for a long future; we've been here since 1998 (that's 17 years) and we hope to be here for another 10, 25, even 50 years!