I would like to say that the above mentioned words are used incorrectly. When I look up the definition for "donation", dictionaries give me the following definitions: 1. a voluntary gift (as of money or service or ideas) made to some worthwhile cause 2. act of giving in common with others for a common purpose especially to a charity However, there is more. The 1st definition is probably what best suites this server. Now what a donation is: gift (something acquired without compensation) - meaning we get nothing in return. The thing is, people are being called donors and are "donating" to the server by buying things online, which will obviously bring compensations. It is annoying in a form because it makes the "donor" look a lot more "contributing" to the server when they are actually getting something in return. I don't get why we use a word that doesn't even match what we are meaning.