New: Support Anime-Planet on Patreon, and dark mode now available for all users!

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by sothis, Mar 1, 2021.

  1. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Mar 1, 2021
    Founded in 2001, Anime-Planet is a site created by fans, for fans. Though millions of users a month use the site, we're staffed by a small team of volunteers including the founder, developers, and content moderators.

    Until now, we've relied on a very small amount of ads on the website to cover Anime-Planet's hefty ongoing costs, given the community's size and growth. But with most folks using ad block programs nowadays and ad revenue performing poorly across the web, we now need to look elsewhere to be able to continue to keep the lights on. Thus, today, we're excited to launch a Patreon page!


    If you choose to become a patron, you're helping us improve our infrastructure due to Anime-Planet's rising traffic needs, work on future features and projects, and offset our increasing server costs. Patreon's platform also enables us to finally take a look at widely requested features such as the ability to donate to browse ad-free on Anime-Planet, and flair such as avatar outlines and other rewards. We hope to launch these sorts of rewards in the near future, and will keep you posted.

    Though site-based rewards are coming soon, our launch updates include a number of Discord and Patreon specific perks, such as:

    • Discord perks: choice of colors, pre-release bots and features, exclusive channels & commands, and more
    • Exclusive sneak peeks and updates for upcoming website features
    • Trending charts, community stats, and other feature posts


    Dark mode available to all users

    In addition to our Patreon launch, we've also opened up Dark Mode to all users. Previously, Dark Mode was only available to logged in users. Now, all users (logged in or not) can switch modes in the footer on the page. Dark Mode was one of the most requested features on Anime-Planet, and we aim to work on more features like this through our Patreon project.


    (note: we plan to adjust the size of the text in the footer soon as we know it's rather large :) )

    Thank you, as always, for your support of Anime-Planet <3
  2. randomredneck

    randomredneck Well-Known Member

    ...Wait, there was a dark mode this whole time?
  3. Gazsi

    Gazsi Member

    Posted by Gazsi on Mar 1, 2021
    nice, I hope you give badges for patreon members
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  4. Mayank

    Mayank Database Moderator

    Posted by Mayank on Mar 1, 2021
    Where have you been? Join the dark side right now.
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  5. osaka

    osaka New Member

    Posted by osaka on Mar 1, 2021
    yes it was haha- but as sothis mentioned it was only available for logged in users ^^
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  6. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Mar 1, 2021
    This is a goal of ours as well - we have to spend some time looking into the Patreon API to figure out what's possible, but we do want to have supporter badges on the site in the future yes
    Dissey, Nicknames, osaka and 4 others like this.
  7. Feinraf

    Feinraf Developer Gold Supporter

    Posted by Feinraf on Mar 1, 2021
    Excited for the future and the opportunities this opens up!
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  8. Grizz

    Grizz Database Moderator

    Posted by Grizz on Mar 1, 2021
    One step closer to Hentai :megusta:
    Starletka, osaka, Nicknames and 6 others like this.
  9. Trix0n

    Trix0n Silver Supporter

    Posted by Trix0n on Mar 1, 2021
    This is awesome! Just joined at the silver tier for now. Hope it all helps and looking forward to the future!
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  10. a0dbxza

    a0dbxza Silver Supporter

    That is great news!
    Starletka likes this.
  11. Quin15

    Quin15 Member

    Posted by Quin15 on Mar 1, 2021
  12. Kari5

    Kari5 Database Moderator Silver Supporter

    Posted by Kari5 on Mar 1, 2021
    Signed up for Patreon!
    I was always bad at remembering to send Paypal donations...
    How did i not know this O-O
  14. desacron

    desacron New Member

    what is role is reference to discord?
  15. Hesperide

    Hesperide Database Moderator Silver Supporter

    Signed up! Looking forward to the future. :love:
    Nicknames likes this.
  16. Almamatotogoo

    Almamatotogoo Active Member

    just turned off my adblocker for this site :)
    thanks for reminding me!
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  17. tychon

    tychon New Member

    Posted by tychon on Mar 1, 2021
    It's been a while.
  18. sothis

    sothis Forum Moderator Anime-Planet Founder Developer

    Posted by sothis on Mar 1, 2021
    I recognized that 3.14 :) good to see you again, and thank you!
  19. Akkiatsu

    Akkiatsu New Member

    Joined the Patreon brigade.
    I am not active in the forums and chat, but i love you for all these years AP. >:D
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  20. Vuh

    Vuh Gold Supporter

    Posted by Vuh on Mar 1, 2021
    tfw you paid off your phone after two years and can afford the extra $25/mo no problem.

    Anyway, this place has served as my go-to anime/manga database for 12 years and an on-again-off-again forum to blow off steam through three separate forum resets. Of course I'm going to support it.

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