We do not force or require you to donate. It is optional and out of your own free will.
Donating any amount of money to support the Oldschool06 project is a wonderful thing. As of right now, the money to pay for hosting is coming out of the developers' pockets, so any sort of donation is a big weight lifted off our backs. Donating is NOT required. If someone donates, it's their own decision.
When donating, you should automatically receive your donor status, if you have not, contact a moderator on discord.