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    Default Server/Donation Status [July 2010]

    As many of you already know we have been having server issues and we are currently out of space on our server. 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 $700/m. The ads that we have on our site only pay for about ~$100 on a GOOD month. We have tried almost every sponsor out there, and we are left with little options. Paypal seems to be our best bet at accepting money and allowing us to continue to grow.

    We really need to get people donating. We spend a large amount of time collecting updates and it would be really great for people to donate whatever they can, even if it’s only $1.

    I run this site as a hobby and as a student I cannot afford even a $1 loss each month.

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

    July 2010
    Total Server Expenses: $690
    2x Servers + Site Hosting + Server Management
    Total Ads Revenue: ~$100
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    Need to Collect: $590

    Total Donations This Month: $425

    FUNDS NEEDED: $165 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!
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    I just thought I should mention as we have not updated donations in a while. June 2010 = $315 total. I am not sure about the past months.

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    I'm curious.. why not you use filehosting service such as mediafire? It's provide free file hosting and limitless download bandwith for user for FREE too.

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    I suggested that too quite a while ago. 590 dollars every month isn't something that you can hope people to donate. Just doesn't seem like that will work in the long run.

    Uploading the series with the most downloads to a host that pays for every download should help earn extra money. But of course most hosts (almost all) usually come with a waiting period between downloads. That makes downloading several chapters a hassle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiziee View Post
    I'm curious.. why not you use filehosting service such as mediafire? It's provide free file hosting and limitless download bandwith for user for FREE too.
    We would be heavily restricted. We could not offer free Manga reading online for one. It's also a pain to download a huge number of files with the wait. Mediafire is not a service I like with all the flash ads slowing my computer and popups. File sharing services would be fine if we only had a few manga series but at our size it would be nothing but trouble. Another issue is with DMCA's, get one or two and your entire account will be gone, there goes all our downloads. I looked into it before but it would not be something to rely upon I am afraid otherwise I would have done it for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Feanor View Post
    I suggested that too quite a while ago. 590 dollars every month isn't something that you can hope people to donate. Just doesn't seem like that will work in the long run.

    Uploading the series with the most downloads to a host that pays for every download should help earn extra money. But of course most hosts (almost all) usually come with a waiting period between downloads. That makes downloading several chapters a hassle.
    We at one time made our donation goal every month but since I've neglected the site so much we have not broke even in a very long time. Downloading multiple chapters is indeed a hassle. I have to download from Deposit files, MegaUpload, Rapidshare, MediaFire and many others every day to gather downloads and let me tell you it's a real pain, if you came here to download you would probably give up with all of the waiting if you needed a number of chapters. I might have to cut servers or something if I keep losing money but things will depend on how much money we bring in next month. I was hoping this month we could at least make 450 out of 590 as I maxed out my other credit card and now have to use another one. One month at a time though.

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    Nice idea Fiziee,.. I think your idea is really best..

    Nice post..

 

 

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