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chatterbox
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Website bandwidth upgrade

Postby chatterbox » Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:45 am

The website was down for a few hours today because the bandwith was exceeded (again!). It is great that everyone is getting such good use out of the site, but this means that I've had to upgrade again, which will cost an extra £12 a month :(

So, if anyone has any spare cash in their back pocket after christmas, donations via the button on the main screen would be very very very gratefully received.

Happy new year :D

xxx

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Postby marinewarden » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:35 pm

I have made a small donation towards the new fee - I certainly do get a lot of usage out of this site so I am happy to make a donation (hopefully it should be in the account very soon?!)
BTW - what's a bandwith? - having very little knowledge of computers/websites makes me clueless! :oops:
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Postby chatterbox » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:43 pm

Thanks marinewarden :D :D

Bandwidth is to do with the amount of data downloaded from the site... therefore, the more visitors attracted to the site, and the more stuff they download, the bigger the bandwidth needed... and the higher the costs :(

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Postby marinewarden » Sat Dec 29, 2007 1:48 pm

Oh right - thanks for that Kim - learn something new everyday, ay?
Your welcome BTW - happy to help! :wink: :D
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Postby goshandcrikey » Sat Dec 29, 2007 5:21 pm

will do a donation after the next payday!!
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Postby faeriequeen » Sat Dec 29, 2007 6:24 pm

I'll do one when my loan installment comes through. :)

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Postby maisie » Sat Dec 29, 2007 9:42 pm

will do a donation after the next payday!!


Me too! Thanks for keeping the site open and ticking over Kim and the mods - it's really great to have a place to squee with other people with such great taste! :D
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Postby Rosie » Sun Dec 30, 2007 2:37 pm

Just sent a contribution, a small price to pay for the sanctuary this place provides. :wink:

Thanks to Jools, Chats, Ducatilady and FQ (and of course our wonderful Julian) for a great year. Here's to 2008! :ta:

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Postby minimarsbar » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:44 pm

I haven't contributed much to the website (post wise) lately as I've been very busy, but I still look every day so I hope the little contribution (financial) will help out a bit. Can't do with this place going under :(

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Postby LinkaNeo » Sun Dec 30, 2007 4:47 pm

Hmm. I don't have enough money to contribute financially to the website, but if you're interested I could get you online with a decent server for a significant drop in cost. (i think it'll work out at about a tenner a month for practicay unlimited bandwidth and stuff). I used to run a website reseller so if you want i coud find it back and transfer you. It's up to you = because i love this site and dont like the idea that it should cost you loads.
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Postby chatterbox » Sun Dec 30, 2007 5:25 pm

Thanks to everyone, whether you contribute financially, or through comments and chat on the site. Closing the site certainly isn't an option, but your help will mean that we can keep the site just as we like it.

In my view, it is the welcoming atmosphere and friendly chat that makes this site such a special little haven, so I think you should all give yourselves a big pat on the back :foru:

So, :ta: and thanks again :D

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Postby tutt-sweet » Tue Jan 08, 2008 11:25 am

Rosie wrote:Just sent a contribution, a small price to pay for the sanctuary this place provides. :wink:

Thanks to Jools, Chats, Ducatilady and FQ (and of course our wonderful Julian) for a great year. Here's to 2008! :ta:


Have made a contribution & as Rosie says it's a small price to pay for such a wonderful place to worship at the shrine of JRT! :)

Thanks Kim & mods for all your hard work in keeping this site going...I'm sure Himself will be very gratified. :wink:

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Postby Lil » Wed Jan 09, 2008 11:45 am

Payday today so can send my contribution.
Felt a bit guilty I don't think about the costs of this site - Chatterbox you must let us know if you need support; we all get so much out of the site.
Thank you!

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Postby Baggiebird » Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:34 pm

As soon as I get paid mate I will send some cash. We got paid early in December so I have had to make my money last 6 weeks.....pay day can't come soon enough !
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Postby chatterbox » Wed Jan 09, 2008 4:54 pm

Many thanks to everyone who has sent contributions over the past few weeks. They are all very gratefully received and will be put to good use so that we can keep adding and downloading photos, videos etc as much as we like!

I will be renegotiating the contract in June, which should (hopefully) be less expensive than upgrading halfway through the year, and I will update you on how I get on then.

It has given me a bit of a warm glow to see how kind everyone has been, and that you enjoy the site as much as I do!! So thanks, and virtual hugs to everyone.

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