After researching all of the available options and doing careful consideration, I've decided to reopen the donations for Sycophant Hex. The funds go right to the dedicated paypal account set up solely for Sycophant Hex.
We currently have enough in the account for the 2014 fees, which are $290 this year. However I've had numerous people requesting that the donation widget be placed back up as they'd like to continue to help ensure that Sycophant Hex has a long, healthy future.
I would like to say to all of you, thank you kindly. Sycophant Hex has always been free to use, and it is because of your generous nature that we are able to continue to support a place where you can find the fan fiction you would like to read for free.
Now, we understand that many users are unable to donate for various reasons, from not having a job, not owning or having a credit or a debit card, or simply not able to afford to put money into a website. Trust me, we've all been there and I know that money is tight, so if you cannot donate, please do not feel badly.
Although any donations made are sincerely appreciated, there is no and will be no rewards to people who donate.
Since this is a donation (not a purchase or exchange), please be aware that your donations will not generate for you any special interests in Sycophant Hex - you will have no say over how we run the site, what stories are posted, or whether or not someone is granted validated author status.
The only thing close to a reward for donating is a very sincere thank you.
If you have any questions, please contact the help desk at sh.userhelp at gmail.com.