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We Need the Money

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by pete, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Here's a brief summary:

    The forum currently costs approximately $55 a month. I don't have that cash per month (unless I actually do get hired at the Library of Congress). So, I'm asking all of you for help. Otherwise, we'll have to go the route of a bunch of banner ads and I really don't want to do that.

    At this moment, the best way to get us some cash is with my PayPal account:


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    Primary Goals
    * A year of hosting: $660
    * Renewing the domain name: $25
    * Donations: $648.91 (as of March 29, 2014)
    * Left to go: $36.09


    "Stretch Goals"
    * New version of vBulletin: $209
    * New vBulletin Theme: $35

    Thank you to all who have donated!
     
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  2. saxhound

    saxhound Moderator Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    jbtsax Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    Thanks for sharing that with us Pete. I will help to the extent that I can.
     
  4. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks very much, folks.

    We've still got quite a bit to go for this year. I'll see what I can do about posting more details in a bit.
     
  5. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    ka-ching! Done.
     
  6. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    Again, major thanks to those who have donated.

    As you can see in the first post, I've updated it with our current progress. I can also mention that Jim's (Gandalfe) is trying to set up one static banner ad. It's a pretty decent rate. (I insisted on no Flash.)

    In the near future, I'm going to look into some other hosting scenarios. If you know someone who would donate a bunch of webserver space and bandwidth, please contact me via PM or e-mail.
     
  7. tictactux

    tictactux Distinguished Member Distinguished Member

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    How many gigabytes of storage are we talking here? (I pay ~140 p.a. for a 10 GB shared server, including apps (phpBB, noVbulletin tho'))

    Just curious.
     
  8. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    I thought I provided a link to the exact plan, but I didn't. I've got it in an e-mail, somewhere.
     
  9. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    http://www.knownhost.com/managed-vps-packages.html



    70gb disk size, 6,000gb bandwidth.

    Edit: Yes, that's a bit of overkill with the disk size, although not terribly so. Hey, one of the options I have is moving my website and the $ I pay for that website here. It's almost 10gb and growing and I just finished doing a backup here and that was over 6gb compressed. I need to get some more details from Ed regarding when payments are due, etc. I've also got some hosting plans through vBulletin that I'm really interested in, but need more details. In other words, I wanted to make sure everything is as-is until I can get my ducks in a row.
     
  10. Roger Aldridge

    Roger Aldridge Composer in Residence Distinguished Member

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    Done!!!
     
  11. Gandalfe

    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    Thanks everyone, so amazing. I love it when a plan comes together.
     
  12. Jacques5646

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    Done, and happy to be back after my being pushed out of the forum by a (now solved) technical problem (thanks to Pete).
    J
     
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    Gandalfe Administrator Staff Member Administrator

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    We live on through the donations of our friends. Thank you everyone for helping us survive another year. Cheers.
     
  14. pete

    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    +1. Thanks to all.
     
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