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    Default Server/Donation Status [February 2008]

    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.

    February 2008
    Total Server Expenses: $999
    Total Ads Revenue: ~$450
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    Need to Collect: $550

    Total Donations This Month: $655

    FUNDS NEEDED: $0 MORE FOR February
    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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    so many members, everyone only need to donate like 5 bux, i will donate soon, once i get my paypal done, should be in a week, everyone should donate a bit, all adds up
    Last edited by storm.; 02-05-2008 at 04:03 AM. Reason: thought i should write more

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    that kind of sucks. especially since it's been over a week and not a single person has donated (assuming). i think many are just really young adolescents with no money. i'll donate for the heck of it. (of course, assuming that you'll update who's donated, rather than just keep it at $0 to get sympathy)
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    Quote Originally Posted by elevatorgrl View Post
    that kind of sucks. especially since it's been over a week and not a single person has donated (assuming). i think many are just really young adolescents with no money. i'll donate for the heck of it. (of course, assuming that you'll update who's donated, rather than just keep it at $0 to get sympathy)
    well, it still says its uncleared on my paypal, u know any ways to speed things up?

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    No, I don't; mine went through. But I guess if the amount of money donated isn't going to be updated, then there's really no point in other people donating. How are we gonna know if people have reached the "minimum" of $500? We're not - the one on the receiving end could just lie.

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    i just checked, it says cleared now, i dont think the Administrator is updating...

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    Donated o.o

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    Quote Originally Posted by storm. View Post
    well, it still says its uncleared on my paypal, u know any ways to speed things up?
    There is no way we can speed it up. It all depends on your bank and Paypal.

    Quote Originally Posted by elevatorgrl View Post
    No, I don't; mine went through. But I guess if the amount of money donated isn't going to be updated, then there's really no point in other people donating. How are we gonna know if people have reached the "minimum" of $500? We're not - the one on the receiving end could just lie.
    We update in batches, we do not have an IPN setup to automatically display donations. It's true we could lie, but we are not Tazmo and I believe our history should be enough to go on.

    Quote Originally Posted by storm. View Post
    i just checked, it says cleared now, i dont think the Administrator is updating...
    I will be updating the donation counter tomorrow morning.

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    Should be 0 But meh O.o

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    Thank you to everyone who has donated. It seems like in the past few days donations have really been coming in and I appreciate it. We’ve removed some of our other sponsors as many have you have noticed (CPX, Paypopup, Clicksor), so this really helps.

    We’ve already ordered a new DB machine ($2k) and an additional 4GB ram ($220), so this extra amount will really help us grow.

    I will be posting some of the changes we have going on here in the next few days or so.

 

 
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