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Matt
9 Nov 08, 04:30:07 PM
*ducks*

No, this isn't bad news, I promise!


We've (collectively, mind you) been on this current server for nearly a year, now. Its performance and stability seem more than adequate, and there's plenty of headroom to grow.

We've (again, collective) achieved a stable post-II community, with its nucleus made up of RnR, TR, NN, and CoXM- all separate but connected sub-communities.

Due to this stability with both the community and the server, I think it would be prudent to change our payment structure with the host from a monthly rate to an annual rate. We currently pay $255 monthly for the server. Our host has quoted me what breaks down to $180 monthly if we pay annually. This is a savings of $900 annually, which is nothing to sneeze at.

The catches are these:

Obviously our separate communities would have to agree-- at least on an informal-- to stay loosely connected via the same server for a year at a time. I guess individual communities could go their own way if the spirit moves them, but they'd lose out on the money they put into this server for the rest of that year.
While the server currently receives a healthy (though not nearly full paid) monthly donation total, it hasn't accrued an extra $2160 lying around to pay for this in an annual sum. Fundraising would be needed for the initial capital.Advantages are:

Obviously the server is $900 cheaper annually.
Any current monthly scheduled or one-time donations would accrue throughout the year and, with luck, pay for all or most of the next annual payment.What are your thoughts on this?

(x-posted to TR)

Sinister
9 Nov 08, 04:36:17 PM
Sounds sensible to me. I'm stone broke at the moment, but I'll be glad to donate once I can afford to do so.

the WORST elf
9 Nov 08, 04:43:42 PM
makes sense.

Tartantyco
9 Nov 08, 04:59:54 PM
-If you want my money then you'll have to put out.

Matt
9 Nov 08, 05:06:56 PM
-If you want my money then you'll have to put out.
Consider it done.

xXx_[SSJ] St. Drizzt_xXx
9 Nov 08, 05:17:07 PM
I think we should do this. Although I'm a poor student who can't donate.

Ishmael
9 Nov 08, 05:22:24 PM
if it somehow fucks over TR I would be for it and donate

Patronus Potter
9 Nov 08, 05:34:40 PM
Goodness gracious, the papers! Where the cash at? Where the stash at?

Bartholomew Roberts
9 Nov 08, 05:35:08 PM
I'm never donating, all that does is allow people to come on here and troll me.

Sentinel
9 Nov 08, 07:06:56 PM
I donate a small monthly sum that, over a year's time, accrues into something that's not a fraction of a penny and is, therefore, usable.

Having said that, I would like TR to be randomly shut off at different times of the day.

halii
9 Nov 08, 07:22:24 PM
Hey matt,

TR allows 10 seconds between searches. Can we allow this on RnR? We would appreciate it.

Matt
10 Nov 08, 04:26:59 AM
Hey matt,

TR allows 10 seconds between searches. Can we allow this on RnR? We would appreciate it.
Sure.

BTW, in just one night we are up to 25.9% of the total needed.

Tartantyco
10 Nov 08, 04:44:37 AM
-If you want my money then you'll have to put out.
Consider it done.

-You've now put me in a somewhat akward position...

David B
10 Nov 08, 06:05:33 AM
-If you want my money then you'll have to put out.
Consider it done.

-You've now put me in a somewhat akward position...

Pics or it didn't happen.

David B

Tartantyco
10 Nov 08, 07:20:55 AM
Consider it done.

-You've now put me in a somewhat akward position...

Pics or it didn't happen.

David B

http://premium1.uploadit.org/huggybear/manboobs.JPG

Matt
11 Nov 08, 05:52:50 AM
wtf. for posting that you're contractually bound to donate.

Sentinel
11 Nov 08, 09:30:15 AM
wtf. for posting that you're banned permanently.

:nada:

cockrell
11 Nov 08, 09:38:02 AM
i want my $900 back

Pagnostic
11 Nov 08, 12:15:20 PM
The annual rate option sounds good to me.

ETA: donated. :richdamian:

Matt
11 Nov 08, 02:09:33 PM
Thanks, Pag.

Tartantyco
11 Nov 08, 02:10:25 PM
wtf. for posting that you're contractually bound to donate.

yay

Matt
13 Nov 08, 03:20:25 PM
Anyone else want to donate?

Bartholomew Roberts
13 Nov 08, 03:29:10 PM
We all want to donate, Matt.

Febble
14 Nov 08, 01:03:37 AM
Done, and thanks, Matt, for giving us four good pubs on the same street.

aca
14 Nov 08, 02:02:45 AM
Done yesterday and will do it agin as soon as i can

ShavenYak
14 Nov 08, 08:00:33 AM
We've (collectively, mind you) been on this current server for nearly a year, now. Its performance and stability seem more than adequate, and there's plenty of headroom to grow.

I've seen a crapload of "server is too busy" messages in the few days since you posted this. Whassupwidat?

Smite
14 Nov 08, 08:32:12 AM
Seconding what ShavenYak wrote. Over the last hour I've gotten "server too busy" about 15 times.

Plognark
14 Nov 08, 08:58:49 AM
Hey matt,

TR allows 10 seconds between searches. Can we allow this on RnR? We would appreciate it.
Sure.

BTW, in just one night we are up to 25.9% of the total needed.

How is that possible? I thought this place was full of emotionless misanthropes.

Matt
14 Nov 08, 09:04:38 AM
Seconding what ShavenYak wrote. Over the last hour I've gotten "server too busy" about 15 times.

I think it has to do with the rantbox.

Matt
30 Nov 08, 02:03:38 PM
Hi people. Take out your fucking wallets and throw money this direction via paypal so we can get the server paid for already. This is not a request, you cheap bastards.

the WORST elf
30 Nov 08, 02:17:36 PM
speaking of which, can you tell when the amazon thing is working? I've made a few purchases and want to make sure i'm doing it right.

Matt
30 Nov 08, 03:26:49 PM
This is orders we'll get money for from the last month:



Dark Tower: The Long Road Home (Exclusive Amazon.com Cover) N/A 0 0 1 1
Fables, Vol. 11: War and Pieces N/A 0 0 1 1
Northlanders Vol. 1: Sven The Returned N/A 0 0 1 1
The Joker N/A 0 0 1 1
Music
A Midwinter Night's Dream N/A 0 0 1 1
Back To The River N/A 0 0 1 1
Rockferry N/A 0 0 1 1
Siren Songs N/A 0 0 1 1
Toys & Games
Battle Line N/A 0 0 1 1
Lost Cities N/A 0 0 1
Ignore the crappy formatting and the random numbers. Total referral fees equal $8.20

the WORST elf
30 Nov 08, 03:32:34 PM
sweet.

Matt
30 Nov 08, 03:47:19 PM
I purposely left the anal plugs and associated accessories off the list so not to implicate or embarrass you, damian. I'm your friend like that.

the WORST elf
30 Nov 08, 03:48:26 PM
thank you.

eta also that comic book faggotry is someone else's purchase.

SkepticTank
30 Nov 08, 04:05:13 PM
throw money this direction via paypal

Can you be more specific? I don't see "throw money in the general direction of RnR" as an option on PayPal.

Matt
30 Nov 08, 04:19:45 PM
Click the donate link at the top of RNR.

Patronus Potter
30 Nov 08, 09:30:26 PM
I'm not gonna be donating any money to this board. I've got just one thing to say, and it's this: You people make me sick.

Patronus Potter
30 Nov 08, 09:31:31 PM
vote Quimby

the WORST elf
30 Nov 08, 09:32:08 PM
we didn't really want any of your jew money anyhow.

blueskyboris
1 Dec 08, 04:10:04 AM
Goodness gracious, the papers! Where the cash at? Where the stash at? More interesting when was moderator.

SkepticTank
1 Dec 08, 11:03:41 AM
I purposely left the anal plugs and associated accessories off the list so not to implicate or embarrass you, damian. I'm your friend like that.

Amazon's butt plug selection is seriously lacking. I recommend shevibe for your adult toy needs.
http://www.shevibe.com/ProductImages/xxx/main/RR_kelly.jpg

Rivers Cuomo Fan #754
1 Dec 08, 11:49:01 AM
is rnr really going to die because of funding?

the WORST elf
1 Dec 08, 11:53:51 AM
no. rnr and tr use the same server so there is no reason for only one to go away.

funding is still an issue though.

Rivers Cuomo Fan #754
1 Dec 08, 11:56:22 AM
no. rnr and tr use the same server so there is no reason for only one to go away.

yeah my reply was a set up for a "somebody should tell ty that!" and then a link to his post, but you already told him, thanks a WHOLE BUNCH DAMIAN

SkepticTank
1 Dec 08, 11:58:36 AM
I thought it was a reference to Alcyonian's begging.

the WORST elf
1 Dec 08, 12:02:50 PM
no. rnr and tr use the same server so there is no reason for only one to go away.

yeah my reply was a set up for a "somebody should tell ty that!" and then a link to his post, but you already told him, thanks a WHOLE BUNCH DAMIAN

np

Rivers Cuomo Fan #754
1 Dec 08, 12:04:45 PM
I WAS BEING SARCASTIC :whyyou:

I_pity_the_fool
5 Dec 08, 05:02:58 PM
Hmm. Does this (http://www.ex-muslime.de/) website run on rnr's server also?

Imaginary Mark
5 Dec 08, 07:31:33 PM
this (http://www.councilofexmuslims.com/) may be the one you're thinking of.

Matt
6 Dec 08, 10:41:50 AM
Speaking of the fundraiser, why don't you donate today?

Only $455 more is needed. With that, you give one starving child in Africa food and an education for 5 years. RnR is clearly more important.

Bartholomew Roberts
6 Dec 08, 11:47:13 AM
we should all use our socks to encourage donating over on TR so they can pay for it.

Matt
6 Dec 08, 12:06:05 PM
That sounds like an awesome plan because clearly you are too fucking cheap to send even $5 towards the server. This is evidenced by the fact you spend so much time on this site you either lack a job or have such an ultimately meaningless and unimportant job that your financial compensation for said job gives awe only to coffee baristas and record store losers and after paying down your weekly amphetamine and burger king habit you have just enough spare change left to catch the 305 bus to nowhere, because that's where you're going in life.

Have a nice day, asshole.

Rivers Cuomo Fan #754
6 Dec 08, 12:39:07 PM
That sounds like an awesome plan because clearly you are too fucking cheap to send even $5 towards the server. This is evidenced by the fact you spend so much time on this site you either lack a job or have such an ultimately meaningless and unimportant job that your financial compensation for said job gives awe only to coffee baristas and record store losers and after paying down your weekly amphetamine and burger king habit you have just enough spare change left to catch the 305 bus to nowhere, because that's where you're going in life.

Have a nice day, asshole.

holy shit :owned:

eta i should probably donate

Imaginary Mark
6 Dec 08, 12:43:12 PM
You just had to throw burger king in there, didn't you Matt.

Bartholomew Roberts
6 Dec 08, 12:50:55 PM
:crying:

Tyrannowhale
8 Dec 08, 09:44:21 AM
ha ha Bart is poorer than me

SkepticTank
15 Dec 08, 09:34:08 AM
Speaking of the fundraiser, why don't you donate today?

Only $455 more is needed. With that, you give one starving child in Africa food and an education for 5 years. RnR is clearly more important.

What's the latest, Matt?

Monty
15 Dec 08, 09:54:46 AM
The latest is RnR is hanging onto TR's financial coattails.