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schild
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on: February 16, 2017, 04:26:26 PM

Ok. Here's the deal. I've been paying $180 a month to keep this server. It fucking blows. We can get a new server for FIVE YEARS for $4,199.40 $4,252.70 (forgot taxes and fees).

As in we won't need a donation drive for FIVE YEARS.

YES, FIVE.

FIVE.

HOLY SHIT FIVE.

Here are the tiers:

$50: Nothing

$100: Pick your own title. We don't believe in inflation.

$250: I pick your title. I will work as hard as I did before. If you don't like what I gave you the first time, now is your chance to get a new one.

$500: Ban someone from politics for 3 months. (NO STAFF)

$1000: Unban a user. No one is off limits. If they get banned again you don't get a refund.

$2500: Ban someone from politics forever. (or until they pay to unban themselves at the next drive - hopefully in five years.) (NO STAFF)

$xxx (at least $100): Pick your number. Message me with what you think your amount is worth. We will negotiate based on what you're willing to donate. You may make awkwardly strange requests.

This is not a joke. This is what pay to play means.

DONATE HERE

There is no soft goal. I want this fucker paid for. Also, we want to upgrade to the newest version of SMF and kill Wordpress and just do articles in the forums with upgraded forum tech. So forums might look a hair different for a while.
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Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 07:03:00 PM

I'm curious what services add up to that $180? It's higher than I'd expect for a couple modest PHP apps and a database but I assume there's more going on that I haven't thought of.

Anyway, I'll throw 100 bucks into a pool to unban WUA. why so serious?
schild
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Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 07:24:00 PM

Old server, previous pricing, new server is the same and much fucking cheaper. Remember, the last drive was two years and four months ago.

Edit: hmmmmm i guess if people want to pool donations to unban someone I can allow that.
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Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 07:28:45 PM

Can we pool donations TO ban someone?

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Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 07:44:23 PM

Can we pool donations TO ban someone?

Hmm.

You can split in in half. So $1250 a person.
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Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 07:47:18 PM

5.6% of the way there!

(When you make a donation for a specific tier, please message me and tell me) (thx).
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Reply #6 on: February 16, 2017, 08:06:50 PM

Note: If you put in between $100 and $250, you still get to pick your own title. These numbers are just baselines. Also, you do NOT have to give, say, $249 to not have me grief title you, just don't tell me who you are and I'll never notice. We got a lot of $49 and $99 donations last time. It was silly.
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Reply #7 on: February 16, 2017, 08:09:18 PM

9.7% of the way there!

I'm only going to do these at 10% marks now.
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Reply #8 on: February 16, 2017, 08:24:14 PM

Can we pool donations TO ban someone?

Why not start a donation drive to donate money to ban someone in the donation drive?  Erp.
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Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 08:26:25 PM

If Hillary had won, I would have had an option to shut down the politics forum.

But honestly, discourse is too important.

On the banning option - I mostly just want to see who hates someone so much they'll throw $2500 at them to make them go away.

I'm shocked someone hasn't put in $1k to unban Angry Bob - though given the attitude of the rest of the staff that unbanning might be a waste of money.
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Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 09:06:28 PM

Who the fuck would hate the rest of us enough to unban angry.bob?

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Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 09:08:30 PM

I never wanted him banned, well, not as much as others. But much like Magic cards override the core rules, the donation drive overrides our rules.

WUA would certainly be the more fun unbanning.
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Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 09:23:04 PM

Yeah, as nuts as WUA was, some of his shit was actually kinda entertaining.

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Reply #13 on: February 16, 2017, 11:23:45 PM

Has anyone unbanned SirBruce yet?

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Reply #14 on: February 16, 2017, 11:27:07 PM

Boy talk about a waste of a thousand, but give it a shot if you feel lucky,
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Reply #15 on: February 17, 2017, 02:07:37 AM

What are the mechanics of picking your own title at the 100 dollar level?  Throw in the dough and let you know what you want it to be in the special instructions?

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Reply #16 on: February 17, 2017, 03:57:40 AM

Are the reward tiers cumulative?

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Reply #17 on: February 17, 2017, 05:47:27 AM

Has anyone unbanned SirBruce yet?

I wonder if either he or WUA would even post again were they to be unbanned. SB ego is huge but he's got to have found a trolling home by now. WUA probably lost interest a while ago.

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Reply #18 on: February 17, 2017, 08:17:32 AM

What are the mechanics of picking your own title at the 100 dollar level?  Throw in the dough and let you know what you want it to be in the special instructions?


Just message me the title you want.

Are the reward tiers cumulative?

I want to say no. But it depends how high you're going?

Merusk, I plan to email anyone that gets unbanned.  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?
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Reply #19 on: February 17, 2017, 08:30:16 AM

What if Curt has you on his spam block list?

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Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 08:41:06 AM

I.. uh.. hmmm...

I might have to see about swinging a donation to get a title this year.  Maybe.  No promises.

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Reply #21 on: February 17, 2017, 08:50:49 AM

What if Curt has you on his spam block list?

He doesnt. But why would anyne pay to unban him? He wont post. Hes a terrified mutant with the mind of a toddler.
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Reply #22 on: February 18, 2017, 03:32:42 PM

In for $50.  Hope that you hit your goal.  :)

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schild
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Reply #23 on: February 18, 2017, 04:31:34 PM

Ayyyyy, muchos gracias.

Also, we better.
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Reply #24 on: February 19, 2017, 02:59:22 AM

How much for badges though.
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Reply #25 on: February 20, 2017, 03:22:19 PM

Hey is PayPal being wonky? I donated, got the email confirmation, but it hasn't came out of my account yet.
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Reply #26 on: February 20, 2017, 04:29:11 PM

I have one pending and one donation today. No clue if it's you. Maybe paypal is being wonky?
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Reply #27 on: February 21, 2017, 02:22:11 PM

Not gonna sugarcoat it, this is going poorly. Donate money to the black hole that is server fees, plzkthx.
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Reply #28 on: February 21, 2017, 03:33:23 PM

Oh, it could be the holiday, I always forget about holidays since I work nights and weekends and think everyone else does. It posted to you finally today :)
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Reply #29 on: February 21, 2017, 04:54:23 PM

I'll throw in $50. Would be more, but my parent's 50th next month is looking like its going to cost me a fortune.

My $50 is to be pooled towards unbanning either WUA or Angry.Bob, whoever gets closer.

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Reply #30 on: February 21, 2017, 05:15:43 PM

How much do I have to donate to negate Bunk's $50?

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schild
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Reply #31 on: February 21, 2017, 05:22:05 PM

How much do I have to donate to negate Bunk's $50?

$2500 would get him preemptively banned.

So

uh

$2500?
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Reply #32 on: February 21, 2017, 05:22:12 PM

(pay to play)
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Reply #33 on: February 21, 2017, 05:36:35 PM

Can multiple people pool their money toward a contingent ban that is applied as soon as a previously banned person is unbanned?

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Reply #34 on: February 21, 2017, 06:46:55 PM

Absolutely. [pay to play]
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