# Support Glazy
# Why Support Glazy?
Glazy is 100% free for use by anyone.
Glazy doesn't spy on you, sell your information to third parties, or otherwise profit on you in any way.
Glazy is the only online glaze calculation software that promotes sharing recipes and test results so that potters can learn more about ceramic chemistry while verifying and improving results.
# How to Support Glazy
The best way to support Glazy is to use it! Uploading images of glazes, verifying existing recipes, and sharing your own recipes helps Glazy become a more trustworthy source of ceramics information.
Glazy will always remain open and free. But the Glazy code takes many hours each month to write and maintain, as does providing support to users, creating tests, and importing new data into the database. The web servers that Glazy runs on cost more as Glazy grows. Therefore I am adding some features that are "Patron-only", enabled only for those who financially contribute. Those who contribute help to support the thousands of teachers, students, and all those unable to contribute.
# Free for Student & Teachers
If you are currently a student or teacher, simply register with a .edu email address and you will automatically be given 12 months of Patron status for free. If your school doesn't use the .edu domain, just send a photo of your Student ID or other proof of enrollment to derek [at] glazy [dot] org.
# Recommended Method: PayPal
To avoid the hassle of monthly contributions, just make a one-time donation. Users will receive the Patron badge & special features at the rate of $2 per month.
- One-time $2 contribution for 1 month of Patron status
- One-time $24 contribution for 12 months of Patron status
Subscription donations of at least $2 per month also get the "Patron" badge and special features listed below. NOTE: Please allow 24 hours for your Glazy Patron status to be updated.
# Patreon (Not Recommended)
NOTE: As of October 2020 I'm recommending people who want to support Glazy to use the PayPal link above. If you don't wish to use PayPal, you can still sign up by clicking the Patreon button below. Nothing will change for Patreon Patrons, they will continue to have the same benefits as before.
# Glazy Patron Special Features
Those who pledge $2 per month via either Patreon or PayPal receive a special "flame" badge that appears next to their username in Glazy. Whether you donate $100 or $2 a month, every patron gets the same badge. This badge unlocks some special Glazy features.
# Target & Solve
Just open a Recipe, Material, or Analysis in the Calculator and click the "Target" button. In the new recipe, add materials you would like to use to reformulate the target analysis, then click "Solve". Glazy will automatically calculate the new recipe for you!
Patrons can easily make Line, Triaxial and Biaxial blends between 2-4 recipes.
# Dark Mode
By clicking the "Dark Mode" button, you can easily switch between light and dark versions of Glazy.
# Calculated Thermal Expansion
For Patrons, Calculated Thermal Expansion is shown in the search, recipe, and calculator.
# Decimal Places
Patrons can adjust the number of decimal places they use in the Calculator. This can be very handy when working with exact substitutions in UMF.
Various glaze limits can be layered on top of the Glazy Calculator Chart.
# Patron Badge
Patrons receive the "Patron" badge next to their name in Glazy.
# Alchemist Badge
In order to show appreciation for ALL contributors, the Alchemist badge was added. This badge is shown when a user has uploaded 20 or more photos to Glazy. Photos are essential to understanding what a recipe looks like, as well as to compare differences between materials, preparation, and firing types.
# Patreon Sponsors
The top level of Patreon sponsorship is the Patron level at $100 USD/mo.
Benefits of this level are having your company, school, or organization's logo displayed on the Glazy website footer as well as in this section of the Glazy Help site.
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