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#1

Postby madamimadam » Fri Dec 04, 2015 6:21 pm

I have thought long and hard before posting this.

I have gladly covered the costs for the domain and the host here. However, as the end of the year approaches, I took a look at what I spent to maintain this site and the Treasure Chest of Links (which involves multiple Mediafire accounts, Mega account, Pro Soundcloud, etc.), and I realized that the costs are much greater than I imagined.

I will always maintain MTT and the Treasure Chest of Links... I have poured too much time and energy into it to ever walk away, but I could use some financial support.

Nobody is obligated to contribute of course, but if you can, please hit the donate button on top and help me defray some of the costs of keeping all of this going.

It is killing me to ask for help, but looking at my year's budget brought reality back into my line of vision....

Thanks for any and all contributions.

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Postby svca » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:29 pm

You shouldn't hesitate to ask...after all, we ALL enjoy this site and you're putting a shitload of work into it besides.

Are you looking at a specific goal??

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Postby madamimadam » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:56 pm

svca » Fri Dec 04, 2015 7:29 pm wrote:You shouldn't hesitate to ask...after all, we ALL enjoy this site and you're putting a shitload of work into it besides.

Are you looking at a specific goal??


Well, I find it very hard to ask for myself. I can raise tons of funds for causes, but with this, I feel like a beggar.

I'm not looking to be 'compensated' for my time... That is totally my pleasure... I was just shocked to see how much I actually spend on all the sites/subscriptions for Adam.

I don't have a goal. It costs me a few thousand dollars a year to maintain all my subscriptions to keep this site and the necessary sites for the Treasure Chest of Links.
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#4

Postby svca » Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:24 pm

Good Lord, woman, you should have asked before ::nono::

Let me talk to my hubby, but I will definitely be donating.

Love you ! ::huggy:: ::huggy::

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#5

Postby Aviddem » Fri Dec 04, 2015 10:41 pm

::fear2::

::cha_ching::

::thumbup::

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#6

Postby misswood » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:27 am

I just sent you some money too, Marie. I'm happy to help you out with some financial assistance. ::smile::

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#7

Postby Tiki » Sat Dec 05, 2015 1:27 pm

Santa's Christmas Present is on its way! ::cha_ching:: ::grin::

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Postby hotouthere » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:00 pm

::cha_ching::

Glad to help. You deserve every penny! ::huggy:: All your hard work, and all the other costs, keeps me endlessly entertained!

Of course Adam makes it all worthwhile! ::thumbsup::

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Postby adamazing » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:13 pm

You should not hesitate to ask! Your work gives us so much joy - as much joy as Adam gives all of us!

Money on the way. ::cha_ching:: ::heart::
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Postby madamimadam » Sat Dec 05, 2015 3:44 pm

I just want to say that I am overwhelmed by the support... I love you all (and not for your money!!!!).

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#11

Postby svca » Sun Dec 06, 2015 6:52 pm

Santa was here ::cha_ching:: ::cha_ching:: ::cha_ching::

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#12

Postby vistadiva » Mon Dec 07, 2015 6:38 pm

Mr. McHannukah just visited your PP account!!

thanx for all you do!!

Happy holidays!!

PS...I'm back from Mexico for December...and my first stop...Adam tomorrow night ::drool:: ::drool::
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Postby Lizziek » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:14 pm

Ok, I know I'm not a techie...but where is the donate button? I saw it when it was first talked about but couldn't swing it then, now i can't find it. ::argh::

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Postby adamazing » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:13 pm

Up at the top where the pinkish banner is talking about spammers.
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Postby LuvHisMusic » Wed Dec 09, 2015 11:36 pm

You have given us so much enjoyment through your work.I am very grateful and happy to help.Thank you so much!!!

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Postby Lizziek » Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:51 pm

adamazing » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:13 pm wrote:Up at the top where the pinkish banner is talking about spammers.

Thanks. ::hello::
I couldn't see it until I deleted the board cookies. I sent a small donation Marie. You certainly shouldn't have to support this site on your own. You give so much of your time to this board so we can all enjoy it and be kept up to date. ::huggy:: I will send more when I can.

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#17

Postby madamimadam » Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:48 pm

As all our members know (and many guests), we have gone through a major crash of our board.

It crashed on January 29th and was only restored on Monday, February 13th... SIXTEEN DAYS OF HELL!!!!

Our host was utterly unhelpful. We would email them a request and would get an instant auto-response that they would get to us within 24 hours (sometimes it took longer), only to answer us that they couldn't help... We would try to fix some stuff in our coding, ask them to retry the restore, same routine as above... We contacted them on January 29th, right after the crash so they were aware that we were down. After repeatedly asking for backups, we were told they only had backups created AFTER January 30th, as earlier backups had now 'rotated off their servers'... So here we are, having to rebuild our posts between November 26th and February 13th!

Vampfever does all the cosmetic fixes (the bells and whistles) for the board but when we ran into major coding issues a couple of years ago, she got a friend of hers, Ed, to volunteer what he thought would be a few hours work to fix the problem, but it took a lot more than that back then... Unlike Vampfever, he is not an Adam fan (he might be, I don't really know), and yet he's been here for us.

In this case, it went on for SIXTEEN days! Ed had a family emergency 10 days ago so could no longer help us. Vampfever is in crisis at work right now and is very stressed out as she is presently doing the work of six, yup, SIX, people. The board crash couldn't have happened at a worse time for her!

I reached out to our program provider for support and a support member PM'd me and offered to try to stabilize the board for me... It took several days because of the massive damage caused by the crash.

Once we were back up and running, I asked him if he did any 'private' support for boards and as it turns out, he does... for a monthly fee.

It also goes without saying that I will be moving the board to a new host. The one I am looking at offers a migration service for $150.

They also offer a "Cloud Service" which means our board would be mirrored on three separate servers so that if anything ever happened, they could simply switch us to one of our alternate servers while the 'broken' one could be fixed. The "Cloud Service" also means much greater speed for loading pages, pictures, videos, etc. It's a bit more expensive, but I NEVER want to have to live through the last sixteen days again!

There are many sites that cost money like Mediafire, Mega Limited, Soundcloud, some ripping tools, etc.

All this to say that I need financial support. I'm willing to invest my own money as I have poured too much time and effort... and my soul, really... into building this board. However, it does add up!!!

So if you can, please hit the "Donate" button on top right... Every little bit will help!

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Of course, NOBODY is under any obligation to do so.

Thanks in advance! ::flowers::
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