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    Kevin Shiel is offline Administrator Community Builder
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    Nov 2004

    Default Server/Donation Status [November 2007]

    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.

    November 2007
    Total Server Expenses: $999
    Total Ads Revenue: ~$500
    Need to Collect: $500

    Total Donations This Month: $405

    FUNDS NEEDED: $95 MORE FOR November
    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.

    Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 12-04-2007 at 11:03 PM.

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    celebi is offline Junior Member Newbie
    Join Date
    Sep 2005

    Smile Do you know about mangatraders?


    i don't mean to advertise for this site but you should see for yourself. This site has a more convenient service and it still needs donation. In term of service quality, the only better point that i see in stoptazmo is the speed of download.

    Perhaps, you should join or coorperate with them. If not, you should apply the way they build their site.

    My english sucks, i dont mean anything else and i think it is good to know how the others are doing.
    Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 12-03-2007 at 07:05 AM.

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    steffenomak is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Mar 2006


    is sad that it has to be so expensiv for site owners, and its sad that ppl who you services like this sometimes don't even think about doneting




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