Only just saw this thread.
so some info for youse
We never reach the target, it's far too over ambitious but hey we gotta put something right?
The donations (including those via bandcamp from netlabel albums) are used to maintain a dropbox account to ensure all the catalogue and other assets are backed up, our Soundcloud account and also our pro bandcamp account too. Any extra is saved away to cover years like this or kept towards at some point creating a vinyl netlabel release. Or in the case of this year covering the shortfall of donations
The sample pack for the donations badly needs updating though too, as does removing supporters tags from those who've got the tag over a year ago but not re-donated.
Ads: they do appear on site but for unregistered and new users only. that means after 30 posts they disappear for good, or if you're not signed in. The revenue for those is separate to the donations and is handled by stu (site owner) and is used for the server costs for IDMf.
Hope that clears s couple of things up