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    Default Server/Donation Status [April 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.

    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 ~$350 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.

    April 2008
    Total Server Expenses: $999
    Total Ads Revenue: ~$350
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    Need to Collect: $550

    Total Donations This Month: $535

    FUNDS NEEDED: $15 MORE FOR April
    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!
    Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 04-30-2008 at 09:16 PM.

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    what about the premium memberships? .. dont they cover anything ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eos View Post
    what about the premium memberships? .. dont they cover anything ?

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    The premium membership money is calculated and recorded as a donation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel View Post
    The premium membership money is calculated and recorded as a donation.
    What i mean is.

    How much is covered by the premium membership subscriptions?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eos View Post
    What i mean is.

    How much is covered by the premium membership subscriptions?


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    I have not recorded and most people seem to cancel their subscription shortly after signup, but it looks like last month ~$350. I'd have to recount all transactions to confirm that but it seems about that. The great thing about this is it stays steady so I can count on at least that each month.

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    Aye .. that is was why I was asking .. but yeah .. seems that unless you have more subscribers, it wont work in the long run ..

    damn..

    best of luck with the collection.

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    one of those donation pages might entice people to donate?

    ThisPerson ~ $30.00
    otherPerson ~ $2.00

    and so on?

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    Man, I hope there can be other modes of payment aside from online. I think most manga readers are under age and does not have a credit card or if not, does not have online facilities in their country. That's my situation here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ringmaster View Post
    one of those donation pages might entice people to donate?

    ThisPerson ~ $30.00
    otherPerson ~ $2.00

    and so on?
    I guess we could do this if there was enough interest.

    Quote Originally Posted by barny21 View Post
    Man, I hope there can be other modes of payment aside from online. I think most manga readers are under age and does not have a credit card or if not, does not have online facilities in their country. That's my situation here.
    We only accept Paypal at this moment. We have no other method of accepting payment.

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    I want to donate, but unfortunately I cannot have paypal account. If it is possible please, introduce something like SMS donations and I will definitely donate!
    Your site is amazing, I am grateful for all people who work on it.

 

 
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