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So, my friend who has been hosting the forum for free for a while needs to stop paying for that server as business is not booming right now.


My options are to take over the payments on the existing server or find somewhere cheaper to host the forum.


I think the current costs are $50 / month, waiting to confirm with my friend. We could probably find something cheaper. Will let you know once I know more.
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 09:36:22 pm »
errr....ah....fixing the Donate button might be a start?  ::)

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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 11:08:28 pm »
Yep, fixing the donation button *is* a start.


Must get my IT guy on that. Oh, oops, thats me.


 ???


Please use this link for donations while I fix the button:




https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=RUCTVMYPSNV6Y
« Last Edit: September 30, 2012, 11:18:28 pm by PaulMM »
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 11:33:49 pm »
Success :) Donate button is now working again.


I have found a possible hosting deal for 19.90 Euros/month with the same company but a smaller scale server (still adequate for our needs) which I think is a lot more achievable (about $300USD per year).
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 12:07:51 am »
Thanks to Chris Gibson for the first donation. Yay!

Initial target is $300 US, with aim of paying for a years' hosting up front.
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 12:50:56 am »
Two! Two donations! Ha, Ha, Ha!


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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:10:22 am »
Three! Three Donations!


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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 03:48:23 am »
Seven! Seven donations! (Small flood there)


Note - All contributors so far have generously supported the forum multiple times in the past. Would be nice to see some new faces in the donator list!
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 04:31:11 am »
Is it possible to do an IBAN bank transfer to an account, say, in the UK with little extra cost? I dislike third parties and credit cards.

If one needs an invoice number to save on transfer costs (some banks have such terms), those are easy to generate.

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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 06:50:35 am »
Did You receive my donation from May ???

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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 07:08:22 am »
If I could once again have a Paypal account, I'd gladly donate some...

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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 09:51:13 am »
Did You receive my donation from May ???

Deino  ???


Yes, I did - we spent most of the last round of donations on Ebay items like the Vought prints, a copy of American Secret Projects for BillRo, DNS hosting. Balance was $20.


I have received 14 donations now and we are close to $300, which I hope should be enough for a year of hosting.
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2012, 12:28:51 am »
Wow. 24 hours, 18 donations, and we are at $455.87. This should be sufficient for at least a year's hosting. Will confirm once I have ordered the new server.

I will probably take the opportunity to tweak the forum a little in migrating it to the new server - probably next weekend as I'm busy this weekend.
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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2012, 01:32:55 am »
Paul,

Now you have reached your target, will you be accepting further donations?

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Re: Future of Secret Projects Hosting - Donations - decisions to be made.
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2012, 07:35:11 am »
Paul,
Now you have reached your target, will you be accepting further donations?
Same question from me also. :)
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