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Post by Eric » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:37 pm

Hi all,
As you may know, hosting is expensive. From July 3rd until today, about $18 was spent on hosting YSFHQ.com. And that's on Amazon's "Free Tier", so it may cost us quite a bit more once we are off that. I know many of you enjoy HQ as much as we do, so we would really appreciate it if you could chip in to pay our web hosting bills. I'm looking at ways to keep the site fast while lowering the cost of hosting, so I can assure you that I will try to stretch your dollar as much as possible.

I've added a Paypal donation button to the left sidebar of the forums, so if you can donate a dollar or two to help YSFHQ and YSUpload pay for hosting their sites, we'd be ever grateful for your donation. The money will be stored in a Paypal account and it will only be used for keeping HQ/YSU alive. If you don't have a Paypal account, see if your parents can donate some money on your behalf. We'll keep track of the donations, so be sure to enter your YSFHQ username when you donate. Anyone that donates can host any event on my server, and possibly some other privileges ;).

Donate now and keep the site alive!
(and we might remove advertising on the entire site if we get enough donations)

Thanks,
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Re: Donation Button

Post by Ace Lord » Tue Jul 16, 2013 5:46 pm

College is quite the wallet-chasing ho, but I'll try to pitch in some money if and when I can get hired on somewhere. Any particular price range that you're looking at for the site?
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Post by wingzfan99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:09 pm

I'll sweeten that deal, anyone who donates at least $2 USD can advertise their VA or Addon right on the YSUpload homepage for a month.
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Post by Varren » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:24 pm

wingzfan99 wrote:I'll sweeten that deal, anyone who donates at least $2 USD can advertise their VA or Addon right on the YSUpload homepage for a month.
and to entice you even more, we did this for PAVA for a week and they received 12 applications.
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Post by Gunny » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:40 pm

Done no advert required though ;)
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Post by wingzfan99 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 7:05 pm

Gunny wrote:Done no advert required though ;)
Thank you, Gunny.

For the record, there's now about $18 in the account. I plan to play treasurer and post the balance every so often, so that everyone knows we're spending wisely :)
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Post by TB1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:43 pm

Severely skint but managed to find $2 in my account to donate.

Thanks to everyone who's helped to host in the past, happy to do my small bit.

EDIT: Forgot to say it was me whilst donating so [email protected] is me.
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Post by Eric » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks a bunch Gunny and TB1! You guys have helped pay for a month's worth of hosting on DigitalOcean.
I make this website.

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Post by TB1 » Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:49 pm

Eric wrote:Thanks a bunch Gunny and TB1! You guys have helped pay for a month's worth of hosting on DigitalOcean.
Happy to help!
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Post by Gunny » Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:24 am

Ditto.Pitch in if you can older members(Age I mean.). It doesn't have to be an endowment but even a few bucks would help them. ;)
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Post by wingzfan99 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 1:15 pm

A certain donor just sent in quite an amount. You know who you are, so thank you!

TB1, send me what you want put at the top of YSU (or a 660x270 PNG image and the link you want it to point to if you want to take advantage of the banner image).
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Post by Flake » Thu Jul 18, 2013 2:10 am

Check it again wingz.

<3

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Re: Donation Button

Post by Midnight Rambler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:06 am

OfficerFlake wrote:Check it again wingz.

<3
Mine was more.
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Post by Flake » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:06 am

Well, good on you then? :|

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Post by Midnight Rambler » Thu Jul 18, 2013 7:55 am

OfficerFlake wrote:Well, good on you then? :|
Thanks bud! :lol:
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Post by wingzfan99 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 3:36 pm

Midnight Rambler wrote:
OfficerFlake wrote:Check it again wingz.

<3
Mine was more.
He's right, but thanks to both of you anyways!
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Re: Donation Button

Post by Ace Lord » Thu Jul 18, 2013 4:51 pm

Just donated $10.00 to the site.....I know it's not much, but I've got plenty of other expenses to care for.
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Post by wingzfan99 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:31 pm

Ace Lord wrote:Just donated $10.00 to the site.....I know it's not much, but I've got plenty of other expenses to care for.
We're grateful for anything we can get. Thanks Ace!
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Re: Donation Button

Post by VNAF ONE » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:06 am

Hmm, perhaps soji should put up one on his site if it's already gotten this positivity. I'm sure he could use some donations too. The messages on startup of scenery editor just get pushed away :roll:
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Re: Donation Button

Post by Flake » Fri Jul 19, 2013 2:13 am

I'd buy it if it were paypal and not Shareza or whatever the hell it is. (and the program was stable)

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