Latest StopTazmo News [03/31/2013]
Today is the 31st of March, our servers are due on the 1st of April. We did not meet our donation goal for the month and I've decided to stop paying for the servers because I can no longer afford them. Every month I have to pay $480 and most of the time we get around $350. I invest 30 – 40 hours into this site per month, meaning at $40 hours/month * 8/h min wage, I should be making $320 but instead I am losing about $100 to $150 a month, and this has been happening for a good number of years since our donation goal used to be $590. I cannot afford the time and money any longer. All the time I spend on this site has upset my girlfriend and she even asked that I shutdown ST in April/May.
Since we do not have enough money to pay the bills, I had to move as much as I could to the server hosting our main website. This means that I removed a ton of Manga series (the least popular) from this site and because our main server does not have enough diskspace, I had to shutdown our Manga reader since it requires all the zip files to be extracted.
IS THE MANGA / MANGA READER COMING BACK?
This is what most of you probably want to know. That is my goal really. We just need to get enough donations to pay our $100 server bill and another $100 server, so once we reach $200 in Bitcoins this month, new server will come online. I still have all the old Manga on my desktop computer so it's just a matter of reuploading it to the new server once we get it.
I am still hoping we can get a new server online but I will need everyone's help, otherwise I am just going to close StopTazmo and I would hate to do that. I need Bitcoins to keep the site up and running. We can also accept MoneyPak's(https://www.moneypak.com/StoreLocator.aspx),which you can get anywhere. I will be posting more information about MoneyPak's later though. It now costs ~$100 USD a month to keep the site online. I am going to try to knock that down but that means we might have to move to shared hosting, which means no more Manga which I am hoping to avoid. So please donate!
I might have to close down StopTazmo. Girlfriend is upset with me, Mark has his PayPal account disabled which he is trying to get back. I'd like at the very minimum to keep the site online, but that would mean no Manga unless I can get people to help pay the bills and my time running the site.
HOW TO DONATE
We are now accepting Bitcoins Only! If you do not have any Bitcoins here is how you can exchange cash for Bitcoins by heading to a local store.
MORE INFO: http://stoptazmo.com/downloads/donat...azmo_alive.php
Registered members can POST HERE and guests can contact us through our contact page http://stoptazmo.com/downloads/contact_us.php
Any feedback would mean a lot to me.
Last edited by Kevin Shiel; 04-01-2013 at 12:09 AM.
My regular monthly payment went through to Mark? Should I delete that re-occurring payment? (and yep it was from the "site who must not be named".)
His PayPal was terminated, so your payment is not going to go through, it will fail. You can delete it but when your billing date comes nothing will happen. We can name PayPal now, no longer have any dealings with them.
Originally Posted by MelandStv
Are Bitcoins going to be the only payment method from now on? Asking as I have not got any and never been interested in getting any, would like to continue supporting you though.
I've got to fix the new donation page since our bitcoin links are no longer valid but for the most part yes. We are only going to be accepting Bitcoin/MoneyPak's (https://www.moneypak.com/), I am not sure what other options exist for us really.
Originally Posted by donny_ton