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Title: Donations
Post by: Pretty Funky on October 31, 2010, 02:14:58 AM
Just noticed top left.

Genuine I'm sure but what amount would help?


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Exapno Mapcase on October 31, 2010, 03:09:02 AM
Hope he's not having a Tea Party...


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: SMiLE-Holland on October 31, 2010, 04:17:36 AM
I think the donation message should be extended a bit more, but in short: it was announced to the owner of this board that the monthly costs for maintaing this board will soon be multiplied, hence the plea for a (voluntary) donation. 


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: ReggieDunbar on October 31, 2010, 10:06:24 AM
I can need some too... Don't have any fancy buttons... just send me a PM :)

//RD


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on October 31, 2010, 12:43:43 PM
I think the donation message should be extended a bit more, but in short: it was announced to the owner of this board that the monthly costs for maintaing this board will soon be multiplied, hence the plea for a (voluntary) donation. 

Essentially, the cost of hosting this board on the internet is going to have to go up, one way or another. 

For months, people here noticed they were having a hard time getting on the board.  To fix this, I moved the hosting to InMotion.  InMotion has pointed out, correctly it seems, in order to run this board, as well as comiclist.com, I'm going to have to move things to a dedicated server.  The SS board is using the majority of the hosting resources, but doesn't produce any monetary value to compensate for this.

So, I'm asking for donations.   If you can't or don't want to, don't.  If you can, please do so.  Nothing you send is going to make me wealthy.  It will go to keeping this board online.


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Pretty Funky on October 31, 2010, 01:02:07 PM
Fair enough!

I will donate something as this is a great forum.

Will we get a phone-call from Brian willing to answer a question?  :lol


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: SloopJohnB on October 31, 2010, 01:32:31 PM
Will definitely donate a little something next month  8)


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on October 31, 2010, 01:43:25 PM
Fair enough!

I will donate something as this is a great forum.

Will we get a phone-call from Brian willing to answer a question?  :lol

Hmm... maybe not Brian Wilson... but I might be able to arrange someone named Brian to call you!  :)

And thanks!


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on October 31, 2010, 01:43:43 PM
Will definitely donate a little something next month  8)

Thank you!


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: bgas on October 31, 2010, 03:10:18 PM
Fair enough!

I will donate something as this is a great forum.

Will we get a phone-call from Brian willing to answer a question?  :lol

Hmm... maybe not Brian Wilson... but I might be able to arrange someone named Brian to call you!  :)

And thanks!

maybe if you could just guarantee that those who donate won't get a visit from AGD in the night, it might help!  ::)


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Mahalo on October 31, 2010, 03:17:36 PM
Do you accept traveler's chex? SSMB is a home away from home...I will donate to the cause.  8)


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Slow In Brain on October 31, 2010, 10:50:25 PM
I'm on the other side of the world. What is the best way to contribute ?


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: hypehat on November 01, 2010, 02:19:32 AM
Paypal - if you ever bought something off ebay, it's the same process. if not, it's dead easy to set up!

I'll donate at the end of the week when my pay packet arrives  :)


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Stegibo on November 01, 2010, 04:49:31 AM
Right, PayPal is very easy, I used it too.


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: bgas on November 01, 2010, 07:12:14 AM
Right, PayPal is very easy, I used it too.

And you can sleep well at night, knowing you've helped to line Ebay's pockets. 

So, what is to be the standard donation,  $50?


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Charles LePage @ ComicList on November 01, 2010, 07:44:14 AM
So, what is to be the standard donation,  $50?

Whatever you can, whether it is a one time thing, or something on a recurring basis. 

Just to keep everyone informed, I called the web hosting company and they will move all my web stuff from a VPS to a dedicated server today.  They say there will be no downtime.  I have paid for three months.  This takes the cost of web hosting from $40 a month to $200 a month.  While this board doesn't use 100% of the hosting resources, it is easily more than 50%.  And there isn't anything I can do to make the board more efficient, other than what I have already done. 

The only other time I have asked for financial assistance is when I created the Smile Shop board for Jon and John, and that was a brief one time request.    I do not enjoy having to ask for financial help, but now it is necessary.

The other way to help, of course, would be for someone else to host this board.  Obviously, if no new posts were made on this board, the resource usage would be extremely minimal. 


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: joshferrell on September 01, 2011, 02:10:13 PM
I'm on the other side of the world. What is the best way to contribute ?
is that a picture from brians upcoming follow up to Smile called "Frown"? lol


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Andrew G. Doe on December 31, 2013, 10:46:47 PM
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Title: Re: Donations
Post by: Ed Roach on January 01, 2014, 01:57:54 PM

maybe if you could just guarantee that those who donate won't get a visit from AGD in the night, it might help!  ::)


I feel just the opposite - I'll donate if guaranteed a late night visit from AGD!

(Seriously, will contribute shortly.  Know what a burden it is to run these sites, and it would be a tragedy to lose this one...)


Title: Re: Donations
Post by: bringahorseinhere? on February 08, 2014, 05:52:43 AM
im also happy to donate, I live on here...... even if I don't post as often as others....

what would be the 'recommended' payment?...........

if we have a ball park figure....that could make a 'massive' difference....

hmmmm...... good and bad lol...

p.m me! if it can't be discussed here.....

I love this place.

RickB