Visa wants to steal my socks, and we need your help
Reported by: Tazmo on Monday, September 5th, 2005 at 12:58AM
This is a late post (1:30 AM as I write it) because frankly I have been putting off doing this, and thinking of coming up with alternate methods to make this work. Unfortunately short of putting more pop-up advertising on the website (and not just on the index for users who aren't logged in) and generally more ads everywhere which would go against everything we had originally aimed this website to be in the beginning, there really is no way that it can work. So it is now with deep regret, but with much optimism, that I do one of these posts announcing that donations are once again necessary in order to keep up with the bills that are steadily rising and now in to the multiple thousands each month.
Earlier in the week we were given 48 hours notice from our data center to purchase more servers to spread the bandwidth usage (cut it in half on a per server basis, actually) or risk cancellation and pretty much the end of things as we know it here. As of then NarutoFan.com mantained 15 web-servers that were in use one way or another through-out the site, and we have been forced to purchase 10 additional servers, which we have done and will be online within the next couple of days as we complete the setup. This huge payment was not expected and we have had to put these servers on credit that really needs to be paid off, all $1290 USD of it hopefully. In the past we have looked towards our members for help and you have always come through and I really hope we will see the same results this time around.
We do understand that this is a bad time to ask for donations considering the current world events and charities that could use the extra money to help those effected by Hurricane, but we hope that there is a place in your pocket book for the "Keep Visa off of Tazmo's doorstep, and help keep NarutoFan.com up, whilest having a great chance at winning an Xbox 360 Premium Edition Package + extras (pre-order to be delivered upon release this Fall) charity". I thank you for taking the time to read this "blegging" of a post as they call it in the blog world, I have the greatest confidence that our members will come through, because afterall, you have shown to be the best members you'll find on any website all the time.
Read about this, and donate what you can on this page.