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    Default Server/Donation Status [March 2012]

    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.

    March 2012
    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: $420

    FUNDS NEEDED: $170 MORE FOR March
    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; 04-02-2012 at 05:27 PM.

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    I personally wouldn't mind this site becoming premium, or at least limited free. I know this has been discussed to death in other threads, so feel free to delete this post. I wouldn't know how much of that 165 is off subscriptions like mine, but it seems that's how much you can count on. With your expense transparency, I'm surprised it hasn't come to a head by now. I'd understand if you'd have to change your policy, or change how you do things, I know I can't afford to help any more than I do. If I didn't give automatically, I don't think I'd remember to help out each month. Best of luck either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enialis View Post
    I personally wouldn't mind this site becoming premium, or at least limited free. I know this has been discussed to death in other threads, so feel free to delete this post. I wouldn't know how much of that 165 is off subscriptions like mine, but it seems that's how much you can count on. With your expense transparency, I'm surprised it hasn't come to a head by now. I'd understand if you'd have to change your policy, or change how you do things, I know I can't afford to help any more than I do. If I didn't give automatically, I don't think I'd remember to help out each month. Best of luck either way.
    I am not sure how many subscriptions @ $5/m we've received since when we count the total, I count the full amount. I'd prefer not to restrict the downloads but I might in the future limit people to 30 downloads an hour with 0 restrictions on premium members in the future. For now I can cover my expenses using my own money but the last 6 months I've thought a lot about shutting this site down honestly. I have about 24GB of latest downloads on our server I am working on sorting and not sure if it's worth it since we keep losing money. Thank you for your advice though .

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    Hey, this site is awesome, I've been coming here on and off for years. I had an old username quite a while ago, but since my old laptop died that went out with it.

    Anyways, sorry to hear about the problems, but please don't shut this site down!

    I'm donating a little now. I remember I saw an option on here for premium membership with fasterdownloads and a download manager, but can't seem to find it anymore.

    Is there anyway I could get access to those? If not that's still cool, I've finally got some to give and will try to make regular donations.

    Thanks again!

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    PM me if this is still needed.

 

 

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