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#1
Donations
It's the new year, and I thought I'd take a few moments to thank everyone for their donations last year. They really help pay for the server and keep the community alive.

For those of you who haven't noticed the banner at the top of the forum pages, our server costs around $125 a month to run. This might sound expensive, but plenty of us remember multiple occasions years ago when our cheap hosting couldn't cope with the amount of traffic, and we had to close the forums down for a few days whilst they migrated to better hosts.

Running a heavily dynamic site such as this one takes a lot of CPU power, and we decided to rent a dedicated server which we could grow into rather than constantly replace it every year or so. This year, I may migrate the forums over to the Amazon Cloud, which would probably end up costing us less overall, and we can swap machines in and out easily without much downtime. Until then, we are faced with the $125 bill every month.

These forums are free to use, and they will remain that way as long as I'm "at the helm" so to speak. We tried adverts out a few times, but they never stuck and got annoying after a while. It is also worth mentioning that the staff team (without whom the forum would not run smoothly at all) are made up entirely of volunteers; they are not paid in any way, even though what they do is often complicated and requires a lot of patience.

We don't get close to $125 a month in donations, so whatever is left over I make up out of my own pocket. If you feel that you can donate an amount, however small it may be, it would be most appreciated. To donate, please PM me for PayPal details (or our Bitcoin address). We can also look into other payment options as I understand not everyone likes using PayPal.

Thanks, and Happy New Year!

- Tiberius
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#2
RE: Donations
You're doing a wonderful thing, I wish I could afford to donate.
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#3
RE: Donations
I will... after summer. Sorry about the expenses you've got to deal with in the meantime Undecided
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#4
RE: Donations
I'm sending something over shortly. Wink
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#5
RE: Donations
(January 7, 2015 at 2:04 am)Alice Wrote: I will... after summer. Sorry about the expenses you've got to deal with in the meantime Undecided

And he's got a woman to look after now as well...they aren't cheap.



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#6
RE: Donations
I haven't done much, but I have donated a bit twice now.

What I'd really like is a heads up if we need a lot more to keep this forum running. Yes I know donations aren't covering even half of the cost.
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#7
RE: Donations
Confirmation number: 8FM81005386386255 from the wife's account. (yes she knows lol)

I'll make some more in the future as well Smile
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#8
RE: Donations
We ought to produce our own porn. I hear that pays pretty well. Not that I have any interior motives of my own, of course.
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#9
RE: Donations
(January 12, 2015 at 2:50 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote: And he's got a woman to look after now as well...they aren't cheap.

Lucky him, he found himself a liberated woman of the... late... 80s? Dodgy Irrelevant, the point being: she makes the dough for her fellow.

... I'm gonna go get baked Thinking

(January 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm)Stimbo Wrote: We ought to produce our own porn. I hear that pays pretty well. Not that I have any interior motives of my own, of course.

Two words:

Grindr.

Can't even go get prostituting to make the money now... sex has been inundated with freesource.

That it's not paying peeps is a damned insult. TT___TT Porn makes money largely off of ads...

Or, are you suggesting that we make porn for free, advertise it as such (with a premium package including an unspecified nothing at all), and attempt to increase pageviews of the forum, which could lead to more members, which could lead to MORE donations...? Thinking

Maybe.
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Where the dear and the strangers can play
Where sometimes is heard a discouraging word
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RE: Donations
(January 12, 2015 at 4:29 pm)Stimbo Wrote: We ought to produce our own porn. I hear that pays pretty well. Not that I have any interior motives of my own, of course.

If we are faithful to the god Anusius, he will bestow his blessings of regular, plump, and firm bowel movements.

I'm thinking that makes them photogenic. Now if someone here has some tentacles . . . . .
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