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    Default Server/Donation Status [December 2006]

    As many of you already know we have been having server issues, and the end result was us asking for donations to help cover the cost of additional hardware expenses. FDC does not have any more SATA drives in stock, so we will have to wait until next week for our hardware to come in.

    We currently do an easy 100mbps all day long. This is over 32,000gb’s of bandwidth every month.

    Right now our server expenses run close to $999/m. The ads that we have on our site only pay for about ~$500 on a good month. We have tried almost every sponsor out there, and we are left with little options. Most of the time I am the one paying the remaining server bills, which are normally between $500 and $600.

    No longer can I afford to do this. I know many of you don’t want to see us turn into a site that offers a premium service, and I have one last option, and that’s to try one last time to get donations to start coming in. We tried this before and never made much from donations.

    What I am going to do is this. I am going to start posting exactly what we need each month, and if I have to pay out of my own pocket more than $50 for the server for two months in a row, I am going to start offering a premium service for this site to help cover the server costs, and the costs of upgrades. I have worked on this site for over a year now, releasing updates every two days, I should not have to spend so much money to keep it going.

    I am going to post what we need for this month below.

    December 2006
    Total Server Expenses: $999
    Total Ads Revenue: $500
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    Need to Collect: $499

    Total Donations This Month: $520.00

    FUNDS NEEDED: $0 MORE FOR DECEMBER

    I will update the total amount of funds we need as they come in. If you don’t want to see us launch a premium service, make sure to encourage others to donate.

    HOW DO YOU DONATE? CLICK ON THE PAYPAL BUTTON AT THE TOP OF THIS SITE!
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    wtf? it said 499$ for november? its decmeber i thought the donations were 502$ for november shudn't the 499$ be for December?

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    Quote Originally Posted by AznPyroNinja View Post
    wtf? it said 499$ for november? its decmeber i thought the donations were 502$ for november shudn't the 499$ be for December?
    I guess this is what happens when you do things late at night and start copying pasting.

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    Just a quick question (I've already donated my $5), why is the seller listed as animeclone?

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    thats wat i thought ! lol. I hope this server doesn't go to premium i would pay but i need a job and i need my money lol xD

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    Quote Originally Posted by 98abaile View Post
    Just a quick question (I've already donated my $5), why is the seller listed as animeclone?
    Sorry I did not see your post. We got our paypal closed long ago, which is why others need to accept donations for us.

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    50$ on 4 days, looks like ya gonna make it this month too, I would have donated just for the hell of it but paypal have disabled my credit card evul sons of bitches.

    You gonna fix other ways for donation soon?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sensimilija View Post
    50$ on 4 days, looks like ya gonna make it this month too, I would have donated just for the hell of it but paypal have disabled my credit card evul sons of bitches.

    You gonna fix other ways for donation soon?
    I don't think many people have credit cards on this site. Paypal is our best option.

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    My $5 is in...depending on how your donations go (whether it goes premium or not), I may just set up a subscription with paypal for a fixed amount to be paid to you each month (..hehehe...'defacto premium').

    Keep up the good work Kevin, and thanks for all your hard work in making the site work. I am sure that there are lots out there (probably the silent majority) that really, really, really, really appreciate what you do. If only they would 'cough' up some $$$$$, ay?

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    I need a paypal account for donating using Paypal right?

 

 
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