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Post by Jimmy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:16 pm

Just an FYI for those wondering about the ads showing up on the site. I received an email today from our host saying that we've exceeded the monthly allowable "program and script executions" (and have been for months now - they just haven't said anything). Also, the hosting service no longer includes unlimited space/transfers (well it includes unlimited transfer, but not unlimited executions). We're at about 20,000 unique visitors a month, and have 10G of files stored on the server. I had to upgrade the hosting account to the next service to avoid interruptions to the site...

All that being said - I'm just trying to recoup some of the hosting fees with some click thru ad traffic.
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Post by GuingesRock » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:23 pm

Is it expensive? I'd like to chip in. No reason why you should be paying for it all.
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Post by benwedge » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:24 pm

GuingesRock wrote:Is it expensive? I'd like to chip in. No reason why you should be paying for it all.
Agreed.
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Post by LiverDance » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:29 pm

at least the ads are useful and entertaining http://www.picobrew.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; :rockin:
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Post by Jimmy » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:32 pm

It's not overly expensive. In September I paid $120 for the yearly hosting service and was paying $30/yr for backup service. Today I upgraded the hosting service to the next level up and it was an additional $50. At the current size, it's not something to be concerned with yet, but providing the ability to store all our pictures on this server will likely become an issue again in a couple years (we've used 10G so far, the new service gives us 20G of storage). I'd like to keep the site free for everyone along with the ability to host images/files on the site instead of an external hosting service.

Another option I had thought about was offering some type of "Supporting Member" option on the forum, but as I said above, I'd like to eliminate any costs to the users.
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Post by mr x » Wed Oct 23, 2013 3:54 pm

We have some money from the last group buy we did. You aren't taking no for an answer this time.
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Post by jeffsmith » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:30 pm

Yeah, that's too big of a bill for you to be taking on every year for yourself.

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Post by GAM » Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:31 pm

I would pay for the use of this site.

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Post by dean2k » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:11 pm

Ditto for chipping in.
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:33 pm

Yeah I'm not a fan of the pay-for-different-ranks model, but I'll gladly chip in some money
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Post by dexter » Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:49 pm

CorneliusAlphonse wrote:Yeah I'm not a fan of the pay-for-different-ranks model, but I'll gladly chip in some money
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Post by benwedge » Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:13 pm

Yeah - I wouldn't want ranks. But I get at least $5 in value from this every year. The grain buy tithe is a good starting point.
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Post by akr71 » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:35 am

benwedge wrote:The grain buy tithe is a good starting point.
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Post by Graham.C » Thu Oct 31, 2013 9:31 am

I would be happy to toss in some money too.
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Post by mr x » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:38 am

Or look at the 5% GB money to pay the bills...that's what i would do if I was still running them.
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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:59 am

mr x wrote:Or look at the 5% GB money to pay the bills...that's what i would do if I was still running them.
I like this one.
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Post by NASH » Thu Oct 31, 2013 11:31 am

LeafMan66_67 wrote:
mr x wrote:Or look at the 5% GB money to pay the bills...that's what i would do if I was still running them.
I like this one.
That's the ticket. Fuck ads.



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Post by mr x » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:38 pm

I transferred $175 to Jimmy which was the balance of the GB funds I had. Today, DaveG sent me the GB money he had collected for us ($233), and I am thinking this money should be used to fund the forum fees in the future. Comments?
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Post by CorneliusAlphonse » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:44 pm

that's about as close as it comes to club fees, which should definitely be used to pay for hosting. other uses come secondary, in my opinion.
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Post by RubberToe » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:50 pm

Hosting should definitely be covered 100%. If Google Ads make money, I think we should keep them. Personally I just ignore them but if they help, that's good. If we have money left over, that's a good problem to have. :)

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Post by LeafMan66_67 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:52 pm

mr x wrote: am thinking this money should be used to fund the forum fees in the future.
Makes sense to me.
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Post by jeffsmith » Fri Nov 22, 2013 9:03 pm

LeafMan66_67 wrote:
mr x wrote: am thinking this money should be used to fund the forum fees in the future.
Makes sense to me.
Agreed.

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Post by spears104 » Fri Nov 22, 2013 11:47 pm

I would be glad to chip in a few bucks a year for the site as well.
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Post by NASH » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:49 pm

These fucking ads and pop-ups are becoming extremely annoying. WTF are they still here?? :pow:

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Post by NASH » Tue Dec 10, 2013 6:58 pm

NASH wrote:These fucking ads and pop-ups are becoming extremely annoying. WTF are they still here?? :pow:

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Fack, I found "Bettersurf" installed on my browser somehow. Well, that takes care of the pop-ups :rockin:

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