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Offline Zeus

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« on: 17-Aug-14, 04:57 AM »
Donations needed to sustain the forum


Hello all,


I want to inform you that while it is very good we continue growing steadily, we are starting to become very limited by our current hosting.

During the past month, I've received multiple reports from our host we are exceeding our allowed resources during forum peak times. As a result, the host has been placing (temporarily so far) restrictions on us, which in turn makes forum very slow during such times.

We are at the point where restrictions may become permanent, with the next step being the host account termination, and with that, the whole forum.

We need to start receiving some funding help from you, guys.

Until now, I've been paying forum expenses out of my own pocket. However, we need to move to a dedicated server soon, and this will be costing a significantly more per month than what I can afford on my own.

So if you love and enjoy the forum, please consider starting donations so that we can have a fund to cover the forum hosting costs, now and towards the future.


Thank you for your help!

Regards,

Zeus & the SqueezeQueens.com team





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« Reply #1 on: 24-Aug-14, 09:58 AM »
We are nearing the end of life on our current hosting. Just received a 4th warning from the host on the overuse of allowed resources during peak times (takes 5 to suspend the site).

I was able to get the other fellow mods to step in and chip in for a new server to cover the 1st month of its costs.

I'll attempt the big move probably sometime in the upcoming week. Forum will be offline for an unspecified amount of time.

If everything goes well, new server will be a lot faster and should serve us well into the future.

However, we need fellow forum members to help out with the increased monthly costs to sustain the forum. We will not be able to make it without your help.

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« Reply #2 on: 27-Aug-14, 04:59 AM »
The SqueezeQueens Forum has been upgraded to a new server!


Dear members,

Thanks to a few good fellow forum members who donated, we now have a new home! Forum should run more smoothly.

We still however need to raise enough donations to sustain increased costs of this new more powerful server.

So far we were able to raise (barely) enough to cover initial 1-2 months of the new server costs.

I did go ahead and upgraded us already (as we were getting shut down at the old host), with hopes that more SQ fellow members will step in and chip in to keep us open into the future.

Please consider making donations if you love our forum and want to see it live.

Long live the SqueezeQueens! -Zeus


PS Please report any bugs you might experience (PM or here). There are still things I'm working on in the background, as moving such a large forum has been quite an undertaking. Thanks!

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« Reply #3 on: 27-Aug-14, 05:21 AM »
DONATIONS LIST


Donator   Type   First in   Latest in
Matey   Regular   Oct 2012   Aug 2015
uboat   Repeated   May 2014   Aug 2014
ivyhill   Repeated   Aug 2014   Dec 2014
dark87dan   Repeated   2014   Jan 2016
Stewie_Griffin   Repeated   Aug 2014   Feb 2015
spiezer   Repeated   Aug 2014   Oct 2014
zell04   Repeated   Dec 2014   Aug 2017
squeezeme2   One-time   Aug 2014   
vayeate   Repeated   2014   Dec 2015
bendme   One-time   Aug 2014   
rhett54   One-time   Aug 2014   
IMCJ   One-time   Sep 2014   
Fresh P   One-time   Sep 2014   
logiemac   One-time   Sep 2014   
waffle   One-time   Sep 2014   
Portifoy   One-time   Dec 2014   
egalitarian   Repeated   Jan 2015   Aug 2015
truquillo   One-time   Feb 2015   
llordzzx   One-time   May 2015   
alles1us    One-time   Aug 2015   
wrestling_pi   One-time   Jan 2016   
gbs1   One-time   Jan 2016   
ddelurker   One-time   Feb 2016   
magicstar   Repeated       May 2017
flateric   One-time   Jul 2017   
rhett54   Repeated       Jul 2017
gbs1   Repeated       Jul 2017






Each donator earns an award, to recognize his part in keeping SQ up and running:

  First-time Donator (donated once so far)

  Regular/Repeated Donator (donated more than once / regularly)




« Last Edit: 26-Feb-15, 05:03 PM by Matey »

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« Reply #4 on: 21-Jul-17, 09:29 AM »
It would be nice to see some donations if you enjoy the forum. Lately only magicstar was kind enough to help out with the costs back in May 8)


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« Reply #5 on: 21-Jul-17, 11:18 AM »
I will send first of the month - Sorry for the slacking!!!

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« Reply #6 on: 21-Jul-17, 07:26 PM »

I will send later on today :)

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« Reply #7 on: 21-Jul-17, 08:11 PM »
I would be happy to donate a measurable amount.  Would that allow me access to the HQ Club(s)?

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« Reply #8 on: 22-Jul-17, 02:52 AM »
Such a great forum - donation sent. Hope lots of others do the same

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« Reply #9 on: 22-Jul-17, 02:20 PM »
I would be happy to donate a measurable amount.  Would that allow me access to the HQ Club(s)?


I was thinking the same!

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« Reply #10 on: 23-Jul-17, 05:29 AM »
I think that allot more members would subscribe if they obtained access to the HQ section in return for their donation ::)
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« Reply #11 on: 23-Jul-17, 11:09 AM »
Yes, I get PM's asking to exchange full forum access for donations quite often. It's tempting as it would probably cover the costs to run the forum, but since we've always tried to not let unknown members with no solid previous posting history in there to keep the HQ content from ending up being reposted around, I've so far resisted, and instead rely on asking members to donate just because they enjoy having all these boards in the 1st place and want to help.

Donating may sometimes tip the scales if one already has a good standing here as far as frequent or valid forum contributions, being active and helpful member, etc. But members with zero or very few posts that we know nothing about (from previous/other sites for example) were never able to just simply buy their way in.

(no offence to anyone above I haven't even checked any of your posting history, just expressing my thoughts)

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« Reply #12 on: 24-Jul-17, 10:17 AM »
i will donate when my birthday come and its very close. thanks:Pol:

 

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