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    Default Server/Donation Status [July 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.

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

    Total Donations This Month: $507

    FUNDS NEEDED: $43 MORE FOR July
    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; 08-08-2008 at 09:04 PM.

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    deuce22 is offline Senior Member Community Builder
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    Come on people, help donate to the site. It's kind of sad to say that so many people out there download and don't even bother to be thankful for all the work that you've done to just donate a few bucks. I mean seriously, if all the leechers out there just donated $1 USD, that would be enough to pay for server costs.

    Edit: As for myself, I'm already a premium member. Every month I automatically donate $5 USD.


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    bibitoto is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    I hope my 20$ donation will help you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bibitoto View Post
    I hope my 20$ donation will help you.
    It will very much. Thank you!

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    dsuzana3 is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    hi.....there,

    I just want to get confirmation from you that I've make $5(USD) donation to support you did you have it, the information about my donation is shown below...thanks and GAMBATTE NEEEEE....

    Date of donation on 13/7/2008 (Sunday)
    Recipient information

    Donations coordinator: Mark Darden Internet Co.
    Contact email: mar / k.da / rden/ 007 []@gma/ il./com

    <Note> Edited so he does not get spam </Note>
    Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 07-18-2008 at 10:07 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsuzana3 View Post
    hi.....there,

    I just want to get confirmation from you that I've make $5(USD) donation to support you did you have it, the information about my donation is shown below...thanks and GAMBATTE NEEEEE....

    Date of donation on 13/7/2008 (Sunday)
    Recipient information

    Donations coordinator: Mark Darden Internet Co.
    Contact email: mar / k.da / rden/ 007 []@gma/ il./com

    <Note> Edited so he does not get spam </Note>
    I have not spoken with Mark in the last week but your donation should have been received. He should be back tomorrow so I will go over things with him then, but thanks for your donation and support.

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    alpiena is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Hi, I hope you receive the 10US$ I donated today. I used to download from here but have stopped for a while due to exams. I hope you can continue with the good work. Thank you for all of your efforts. I can't imagine living without mangas! haha.. will continue to support this site in the future.

 

 

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