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#1 FoxFingers

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 12:49 PM

Hi All

The price for me to keep the website up each month is $169.00 dollars. That's the server fee. On a yearly basis that is $2028 dollars I have to pay to keep the website up.

As much as I love keeping the website up it is kind of hard on me financially. So I will be putting a Pay Pal donation button on the site. If you feel like kicking in a few bucks to defray the cost it will be appreciated.

Also I'm going to put up a few Amazon links to deals which may be of interest. (as on the home page http://www.electricferret.com ) If you see a deal which interests you and you click on the link to buy it then we get some minor donation from Amazon which will also go towards the monthly hosting costs.

Anyways, as always, Electricferret in not a for-profit site but it is expensive to keep up so any help appreciated.

Thanks!

#2 treacherous

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 03:32 PM

Uh oh...shareholders.

#3 deojusto

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:25 PM

Don't be silly treach. No one would buy stocks in a website that doesn't actually have a product.........

Is that joke too old? Anyway, I'll try to kick in a little when I can

#4 DamagingRob

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 04:31 PM

If you put a link to something on Amazon I'm interested in, I might be able to help that way. Pretty sure Pay Pal requires a credit card, so that option's out for me.

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:24 PM

If you put a link to something on Amazon I'm interested in, I might be able to help that way. Pretty sure Pay Pal requires a credit card, so that option's out for me.

You have a debit and a bank account Rob?

#6 DamagingRob

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Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

You have a debit and a bank account Rob?

No... But I can order from Amazon, via gift certificates, from certain Coinstar machines.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:54 AM

Even if you don't link it to a bank account/credit card, I recommend opening a PayPal account since most Internet commerce works well with PayPal. If you ever plan on making any money online, it's a useful thing to have.

Also, personally, I wouldn't mind there being an ad or two somewhere on the site. I mean, I'm not sure how much traffic the site gets, but 160+ dollars is a lot to be dishing out every month. Anything to help ease the burden off you serge. Maybe even try merchandise? I'd love to buy an Electric Ferret t-shirt or something. Maybe have some artistic member design a tasteful design?

Anyways, expect some sort of donation from me. This site gives me way more enjoyment than a lot of the stuff I waste money on.

#8 DamagingRob

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 10:56 AM

Question: How exactly does all this work? The Amazon thingies, I mean. You just click the link to the product, and when you order it, it somehow knows you got to it from here, and you get a portion of the funds?

#9 LoneWolf

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:44 AM

I'd donate as well, mainly since this is one of my favorite sites and I spend a lot of time here.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:57 AM

Yes. Electricferret T-shirts. Give me 3.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 11:58 AM

Never mind. I think I got it now. Bad thing is, I'm not interested in any of those things. :blush: I am buying quite a few of the New 52 books. Although, unfortunately, I already got Batman's. If you put more of those up, you'd get some revenue from me. I plan on preordering Batman and Robin and Batgirl's fairly soon.

DamagEdit: I'd have to order them by Monday, to still be able to preorder them.

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 02:46 PM

Damn, I didn't realize how much it cost to run the site. Thanks serge, I appreciate that. I will throw some cash when I can. Have you ever been offered to run ads on the site?

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:13 PM

I will throw some cash when I can. Have you ever been offered to run ads on the site?


The bots try to run ads, but I believe the thing is that if the site starts running a lot of ads, copyright issues come into play.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:52 PM

I remember reading somewhere that spending money is a way that we cast a vote for what kind of world we would like to live it. With that in mind, I'll help out however I can. I'm not a person with a job yet, but, still.

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Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:02 PM

I've just donated $10.00 to the PayPal Fox, hope it helps.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:21 PM

Yes. Electricferret T-shirts. Give me 3.


Hells to the yeah. I'll have me one of them thar shirts.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 01:24 PM

I'd buy a shirt! Also I have no money but I'll donate what I can.

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 07:31 PM

Thanks much for hitting the tip jar some. Those donations all go towards the server web costs and it is much appreciated.




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