The forums at DonationCoder.com are open to the public.
You may make posts once you create a profile and login.
There are a couple of forum boards which are for Members Only.¬† These boards contain the current discount codes for software, as well as occasional beta releases of software, the debates about upcoming award nominees, etc.¬† These boards are only available to those who have officially joined the site by making a donation (of any amount).
Once you have made a donation your member profile status will be upgraded to Charter Member and you will be able to see the previously invisible boards which are in the same section/category as this one.
Note that when you make a donation, an account here at the forum is not automatically created, you still have to create it, and then I have to upgrade your profile, which usually occurs within a few minutes but could take up to 8 hours.
These members-only boards are our way of encouraging you to make a donation to the site, even if it is only for $1.
We know that it's a pain to donate, and that's why donation-based sites usually fail.¬† We are trying hard to strike a balance between providing a great site and making enough money to survive, and that's why we're trying these efforts to encourage donations without becoming jerks about it. I hope that makes sense.
And if you make your donation via Amazon.com don't forget to email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the info about it since amazon doesn't tell us who donated.
More about the ideas behind DonationCoder.com: http://www.donationcoder.com/About/index.html
To join the site with a one time donation: http://www.donationcoder.com/Donate/index.html
Please don't hesitate to email me or send me a pm from this forum with any questions or suggestins¬†