But the new donation system has no specific offering plate for the Monastery!
A program should be light and agile, its subroutines connected like a string of pearls. The spirit and intent of the program should be retained throughout. There should be neither too little or too much, neither needless loops nor useless variables, neither lack of structure nor overwhelming rigidity." - The Tao of Programming, 4.1 - Geoffrey James
I think the Offering Plate link should be removed altogether. Of the little I know, it seems whatever money has been donated isn't being used and no plans have been made that would require additional funds. The hosting is already donated. As someone who gave a few years ago before knowing any of this, I think removing is only fair.
If a circumstance should arise requiring funds, then it can always be included again or a specific call made within PerlMonks Discussions.
"...the adversities born of well-placed thoughts should be considered mercies rather than misfortunes." — Don Quixote
Understand the feeling and if I'd actually been a bit more generous (my donations are basically trivial) I might agree more. Throwing money into a (reportedly) unused account is of course foolish but having a little extra money in the coffer might make it a bit easier to do something if/when the need should arise.
Not that I have much of anything to say about it but I think the donation page should stay. One compromise could be to clarify that no fund raisers are currently running ... but that could simply be inferred by the lack of any being listed.