UPDATE 06/04/09: http://forums.x-cult.org/index.php?showtopic=4503 It's been no surprise lately that we've been having some issues with uptime due to server load. When this happens, the IRC basically gets flooded with a ton of "waaah, my penis"-esque messages. That's getting really old, so we finally have a solution! What we want to do is take our MySQL databases off CulTNET, where they are currently hosted, and give them a dedicated server. Q. Won't that slow down Retro, though? A. No. It should be no different, and most likely a bit faster. Q. What kind of server would this new dedicated SQL server be? A. Depends on what we can realistically purchase after donations. Q. How much is this going to cost? A. Once again, depends. This obviously would be a recurring cost, so we'll need to budget for it. Q. I hate Sonic Retro and I don't give a shit so why should I donate? A. When we overload CulTNET's databases, we take down all of CulTNET with us. If you enjoy any other facet of CulTNET, it's in your interest to make sure we don't have to use its MySQL resources and force downtime as a result. Q. I want to donate but I have no money. Can I annoyingly post about how I'd donate if I could? A. Don't waste your time. Q. Where do I donate? A. To donate, Paypal [email protected]. In addition, seeing as Saz helps us out tremendously by letting us use his hosting, please also donate to [email protected]. Q. I don't have Paypal because I am underage/hate banks/a rebel without a debit card. Halp! A. You can buy a prepaid Visa card either from a bank or major box store (in the US or Canada, at least—not sure about other places) and use that to make a Paypal account. Q. Do you accept other forms of payment? A. Shoot me a PM and we'll talk. I'm pretty flexible.