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Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:43 pm

As Doug mentioned in another post, we (Doug and I) have to pay for the hosting of karoousers.org. This was cheaper in the first year (low offer to get you on board), but I've recently renewed the hosting for the second year. I don't want to keep hopping around hosting providers to get their first-year offers because (a) it's a pain to keep moving, and (b) I'm very happy with the service provided by the current hosts (SiteGround, who I use a lot more heavily for some other sites).

So I've set up a Donations link above (next to Quick Links, just below the board photo) where you can make a small donation if you'd like to help us out with this. You don't have to donate, it's totally optional, just that it would help us out. Thanks in advance!

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Psyclist » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:14 pm

Steve wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 2:43 pm
So I've set up a Donations link above (next to Quick Links, just below the board photo) where you can make a small donation if you'd like to help us out with this. You don't have to donate, it's totally optional, just that it would help us out. Thanks in advance!
Has it disappeared meanwhile or am I just too thick to find it? :D I can see only the FAQ to the right of Quick Links. I'd be happy to shoot you a few bucks. But if it's not too much hassle to hop once more, I can also offer free hosting. I'm a sysadmin and have a dedicated server that serves as my playground to try out stuff, but it all happens in virtual machines so I don't have to sacrifice reliability -- it also has my personal blog and email account so I don't want that going down at random. I like to use static site generators for my sites so the webserver is just twiddling its thumbs there. There's no fancy control panel but some SFTP account should do it, right?

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:46 pm

Psyclist wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:14 pm
Has it disappeared meanwhile or am I just too thick to find it? :D I can see only the FAQ to the right of Quick Links.
This is what I see when I'm logged in:
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Thanks for the offer of free hosting, that's very kind. But I've already paid for another year's hosting and moving is a real hassle/

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by nnovod » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:07 pm

This is what I see:
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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:21 pm

Wow that's weird. I'll look into that - perhaps it's only Doug and me that can see it? Thanks.

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:24 pm

Can you access the donations page directly? app.php/donate

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:23 am

Ok, it was a permissions problem and I've fixed it.

Everyone should now (hopefully!) be able to see the Donations link between the "Quick Links" and "FAQ" links above.

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:20 am

Thank you to those who have generously made donations towards the running costs of this site. Thanks guys, this means a lot to me and Doug!

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Scummer » Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am

Dang.. If I would have read that a bit earlier.
I'm running a co-located ESX server, where my mail, web, dns and other apps are hosted and administered by myself.
I could have given you a free virtual machine with the hosting software of your choice. (Linux,Apache, php, mysql)

In case you still want to move it, let me know. It's a 1Gb/s connection with aI 1000GB of free transfer volume per month as well.

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Re: Donations towards the running of karoousers.org

Post by Steve » Fri Aug 30, 2019 8:04 am

Scummer wrote:
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:30 am
Dang.. If I would have read that a bit earlier.
I'm running a co-located ESX server, where my mail, web, dns and other apps are hosted and administered by myself.
I could have given you a free virtual machine with the hosting software of your choice. (Linux,Apache, php, mysql)

In case you still want to move it, let me know. It's a 1Gb/s connection with aI 1000GB of free transfer volume per month as well.
Thanks, that's a kind offer. I'll definitely consider it when renewal comes around again.

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