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    Default Latest StopTazmo News [06/14/2013]

    It's about time for another news post so what is going on @ ST?

    ALL MANGA HAS BEEN REMOVED

    That's pretty much it. I know a lot of people reading this are going to ask a few things so I'd like to address them again.

    1. The manga is gone because no one donated. I could have paid the bills on my own but it's time for me to move on and if 200-400k unique visitors a month could not chip in $100 for a server, it tells me the site was not worth it to continue maintaining.

    2. I've already tried ads, just does not convert.

    3. No we cannot accept PayPal. Our friends account was closed long ago due to DMCA's.

    I think that this might be it for ST. The server bill is due on the 19th but I will see about moving us to a shared hosting account now that our site is tiny.

    I HOPE THAT YOU WILL ALL CONTINUE TO VISIT AND POST ON ST.

    WANT TO SEE SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR ON ST TO KEEP YOU COMING BACK? LET US KNOW BY CLICKING HERE!!
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    what can those of us (even me living in the ass end of the world) do to bring the site and manga back???? it is my only way of feeding my anime additction!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anifreak501 View Post
    what can those of us (even me living in the ass end of the world) do to bring the site and manga back???? it is my only way of feeding my anime additction!!!!!!!
    Donate.

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    i live in South bloody Africa. how can i donate? R1 is equal to $0.1003. i'd have to donate R100 to make about a $10 difference. i would love to donate but SA credit isn't even worth anything over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anifreak501 View Post
    what can those of us (even me living in the ass end of the world) do to bring the site and manga back???? it is my only way of feeding my anime additction!!!!!!!
    It all comes down to money. I could not get the money to keep the site going and I figured that was because the community did not see the site as valuable. I'd need about $100 in donations each month. We did not get enough money to pay the bills for years so it came to this. I still have all the Manga, site could be saved but no one wants to donate. I do understand your position about the South African currency not being valuable. Thank you though for considering helping but I'd need to ensure that there is enough money to pay the bills each month. It would take a number of dedicated people agreeing to donate to bring the site back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Shiel View Post
    It all comes down to money. I could not get the money to keep the site going and I figured that was because the community did not see the site as valuable. I'd need about $100 in donations each month. We did not get enough money to pay the bills for years so it came to this. I still have all the Manga, site could be saved but no one wants to donate. I do understand your position about the South African currency not being valuable. Thank you though for considering helping but I'd need to ensure that there is enough money to pay the bills each month. It would take a number of dedicated people agreeing to donate to bring the site back.
    Similar issue here. I hop on the site ever 2-12 months, and then download maybe 20-30 chapters then leave again for a long time. I can't be counted on for heavy donations. On the other hand, have you considered switching to an index format that links to scanlators homepages or something? Just not serving the downloads would be a hefty savings...

    Alternatively, have you considered getting a cheap dedicated server from somewhere like ovh? Their "small" SP-16G box (https://www.ovh.ie/dedicated_servers/sp_16g.xml) is 50 of unlimited bandwidth, decently high-performance gear. I know its not much, but it from 100$ to under 70$ is a fairly decent savings. Of course, I'm not counting licenses for software or "prebuilt" setups, but there's enough free software and whatnot that it should be possible to not need licenses at all...

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    I feel bad, I donated 20 dollars....once....like a year ago. But now I barely visit the site because of life dilemmas and etc. This site is still one of the first things I visit when I'm actually free, which is conveniently during summer vacation, and I just know finding out it's gone under. I don't want to go to a different site because of loyalty but I don't any donation I do alone can help at this time.

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    If I could help I would with great pleasure.if I lived in america or a better country I would donate the full amount every month as Manga is one of my biggest joys and seriously this site is in my top 3 most visited. If this site does come back up or you change to a different server please let me know Mr Shiel at mixisme@gmail.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anifreak501 View Post
    If I could help I would with great pleasure.if I lived in america or a better country I would donate the full amount every month as Manga is one of my biggest joys and seriously this site is in my top 3 most visited. If this site does come back up or you change to a different server please let me know Mr Shiel at mixisme@gmail.com
    Don't assume living in America means a better living. My mom has to work 10 hours a day just to make maybe 10 dollars. That is barely enough to buy groceries for a couple of meals today. Also my dad has to work 14 hours a day for a minimal pay so don't assume that living in America means a easy living or that everybody is rich. Its near impossible to find a job here.

    Sorry to the admin for the site, I can't help out because of the long hours my parents have to work just for a small indecent pay.
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    An easy way of avoiding all these costs I think would be to use a file sharing site. This way you can upload files online and allow people to download the files without a cost to you or the person downloading the file.

 

 
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