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Server Upgrade & Donations

Discussion in 'Announcements and Rules' started by tehelgee, Aug 7, 2017.

  1. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    QQ has steadily been growing since its inception. What started as a small forum of 25~ concurrent users is now averaging 500+ in any given 15 minute window. We're not small time anymore!


    This has consequences. We've had to upgrade our hosting plan a couple times in the past, and that time is now upon us again. We've been having server issues, as I'm sure many of you have noticed, and that is caused by our server running out of disk space.

    Our current plan is $56/mo and has only a 60gb partition. We plan to move to a new plan later today that allows us 400gb, but keeps our current processors(quad-core 3ghz). This gives us almost 7 times the capacity of our current plan.

    However, there is a catch. This new plan is $80/mo and that exceeds our current donations, not to mention our yearly costs like Xenforo license renewals and domain name fee, which adds another $10/mo to our bill.

    We need $25 more a month in donations to cover the new server plan.

    Will you protect our place of lewds with a monthly donation?

    Account Upgrades
     
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  2. Older-Than-Time

    Older-Than-Time Descending into The Lewds

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    I don't see why we (the QQ'ers) wouldn't. Hell, if just a percentage of us dedicated a dollar a month, the bill would be paid in full
     
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  3. Hyp3rB14d3

    Hyp3rB14d3 The Flames of Despair

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    How do we donate?
     
  4. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    I added a link to the bottom of the post. Knew I forgot something, my bad.
     
  5. Firedon

    Firedon Lazy Sleepy Cat

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  6. DuskAtDawn

    DuskAtDawn Of the Thousand Faces

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    I can do $5 a month. I've actually been meaning to for a while now. How do I set it up?

    EDIT: NVM, done.
     
  7. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Well, Paypal does take a small fee out of donations(2.9% + $.30). That's why the minimum is $5 a month. That gives us, iirc, $4.50/mo. Any less and it feels like people are paying Paypal for almost no gain.
     
  8. Hyp3rB14d3

    Hyp3rB14d3 The Flames of Despair

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    Okay, donating $10 a month.
     
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  9. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    QQ appreciates your support!
     
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  10. DuskAtDawn

    DuskAtDawn Of the Thousand Faces

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    And I appreciate it's service and community, so it's the least I can do.
     
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  11. Datcord

    Datcord Giggling menace

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    Ah, what the hell. Let's put my money where my scotch is. In for $5/month.
     
  12. NHO

    NHO Know what you're doing yet?

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    All hail TENTACLES and TENTACLE OVERLORDS!
     
  13. Tavarokk

    Tavarokk Pursuer of perversion

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    Any hope it can be something other than paypal? Direct payment from virtual debit card or webmoney transfer maybe?
     
  14. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    It's all done by Paypal, I'm afraid. The hosting plan is billed to it.

    You can, iirc, pay into a Paypal account by credit card/prepaid credit card without a Paypal account.
     
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  15. Tavarokk

    Tavarokk Pursuer of perversion

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    *tries*

    That pile of scrap demands billing info and contacts, which I'm obviously not giving. To those guys especially. Wonder if it'll work if I just enter gibberish in all fields?
     
  16. TheOtherSandman

    TheOtherSandman Well worn.

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    Obligatory joke about how no-one actually buys porn anymore.
    :D
     
  17. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    It might, if you're using a prepaid credit card.
     
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  18. GhostKaiju

    GhostKaiju is not a deviant; just the resident Xenophiliac

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    I have opted to put in $10USD13CAD a month. Because hey, nice site, might as well put a hand in to help, right? Also, now I have that sweet sweet Gold Title! Er, I mean, "The sites continuation is its own reward", yes!
     
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  19. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    It's interesting how desirable cosmetic changes can be. :)
     
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  20. Groon the Walker

    Groon the Walker The pages and the books

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    Pretty small cost compared to what we all get in benefits! I can't subscribe without giving PayPal a debit card I'd rather not give them, but I've donated $50 for a lifetime of green. If this site is worth this much of my time, it has to be worth that much of my money!
     
  21. heralding_bubble

    heralding_bubble Getting sticky.

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    While I would love to join, I'm going to be a month back on rent next month so I don't exactly have money at the moment.

    So, er, I'm sorry for being a freeloader.
     
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  22. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Well, yeah, don't put yourself out on the street. We're not dealing with MTG here.
     
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  23. CrunchySharpie

    CrunchySharpie Admiral of the Harem Armada

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    This.

    If I had the disposable income I'd definitely drop some cash your way, but money's kinda fucked right now sooooo, yeah, sorry for being a freeloader too.

    Edit: I do provide a service of dank meme's and lewd writings, granted it's only a few chapters in so far but I shall endeavor to add more lewds to the pile, in lieu of money at the moment xD.
     
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  24. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    Increasing the lewdness of the forum is always a worthy offering. :)
     
  25. Datcord

    Datcord Giggling menace

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    Next donator gift: HATS. HATS FOR DAYS. :D
     
  26. Mrouz

    Mrouz Know what you're doing yet?

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    Why don't you guys just purchase OVH or Scaleway servers?
     
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  27. Dakkaface

    Dakkaface Magical Defender of Justice

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  28. Wootius

    Wootius Not too sore, are you?

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    But all I do is have waifu wars in the SFW thread...

    I guess that's worth ten bucks...
     
  29. tehelgee

    tehelgee The stern gaze of justice. Administrator

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    European servers, under European laws. Under said laws, a good chunk of our content would be illegal.
     
  30. january1may

    january1may Not too sore, are you?

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    As someone who 1) doesn't have a Paypal account or a credit card (or even a debit card that can be trusted to have over $5 on it), and 2) doesn't really have that much spending money anyway (not that I have much to spend it on either - food is bought by parents), count me in for "I'd like to donate, but don't really have the opportunity".