DONATE OR RETRO DIES ON THE 20TH

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  1. Scarred Sun

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    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.
     
  2. Chimpo

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  3. Ambil

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    Ahahahahaha.

    I sent $10 for each account. With the $30 I donated last summer, that makes $50.

    I'll have to give myself a PRRRRRRRROMOTION!
     
  4. Chimpo

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    I'm getting paid this Thursday, so I'll see what pain I can dish out.

    Come on Christmas bonus.
     
  5. Skaarg

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    I sent $40 back last summer so if that hasn't been used up yet there's that. I should be able to send another $20 or so in about a week.
     
  6. The Segan

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    Because this is the only Sonic site I like, and I'm a faggot who just can't let go, I'll pitch in.

    But first, I think we should at least have an idea of what the monthly bandwidth or startup costs will be. Surely you have a reasonably close guess as to what that is if you plan on moving, right? Could you give us an estimate?
     
  7. RamiroR

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    Have anyone done this?
     
  8. If I lived in the US I would donate but... since US$1 = R$2,50 and the minimum sallary here is US$160 (I live in a semi poor country! =O) even if I made a donation of R$ 10,00 it would be converted to US$ 4,00... Sorry =(
     
  9. RamiroR

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    Not to mention here, One dollar = P$3,25 , sorry :S
     
  10. ChaotixTails

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    I could certainly donate some money, but I'd like to know exactly where it's going first.
     
  11. See, what happens is SS has two budgets in her life - one for this place and one to get herself absolutely trollied on beer and fags. We'll call this second budget "booze" for time.

    So when it comes time to renew subscriptions, or in this case, purchase a new server (or whatever the correct jargon is, I am not good with computer), if SS does not have the appropriate funds in her Retro purse, she must transfer money from her booze funds in order to make the payment. Alas, this leave SS with less money with which to hospitalise herself, and so she must make up the extra cash somehow.

    Enter Retro.

    So basically, SS has always been able to make payments on time, and we do our bit by making sure she can stay nice and drunk benevolent.

    Hope that helps! :D
     
  12. Scarred Sun

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    OK, here's some stuff I want to buy:

    http://www.zzap64.co.uk/zzuperstore.html

    I'd like to buy some of these magazine archive discs (Mean Machines/Mean Machines Sega and Sega Force, most notably.)
     
  13. Hivebrain

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  14. Scarred Sun

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    Need a UG invite, then—I'd go on IRC and ask myself but their ircd thinks my IP is a proxy.
     
  15. Hivebrain

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  16. Overlord

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    Mine is. Send me an email address via PM SS, and I'll fire one over.
     
  17. Hybrid Project Alpha

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    You should stick a big Paypal button on the front page too
     
  18. Lostgame

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    <!--quoteo(post=296799:date=Apr 2 2009, 05:23 PM:name=Hybrid Project Alpha)--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Hybrid Project Alpha @ Apr 2 2009, 05:23 PM) <a href="index.php?act=findpost&pid=296799"><img src="public/style_images/retro/snapback.png"></a></div><div class='quotemain'><!--quotec-->You should stick a big Paypal button on the front page too<!--QuoteEnd--></div><!--QuoteEEnd-->

    Yup, because people's eyes aren't trained to ignore that by now. =P

    I guess it really sucks to run communities like these because 90% of your audience can't have a credit card yet, and 50% of their parents wouldn't allow use of their credit card/bank account for use of donation.
     
  19. Hinchy

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    <a href="http://forums.x-cult.org/index.php?showtopic=4503" target="_blank">http://forums.x-cult.org/index.php?showtopic=4503</a>

    So guys, our host dies on the 20th if we don't donate.

    Just thought I should let you all know.
     
  20. Sokaris

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    I'll be sending $20 once it transfers through to my paypal account. :thumbsup: