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Glen you need some more donations?

Discussion in 'Ask the Staff' started by RonG, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. RonG

    RonG All for one

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    Talk about make my jump out of my chair, I hit refresh then bam contact billing. I was like ooooooooooooooNOOOOOOOOOO
     
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  2. TAS

    TAS -____-

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    I am guessing it was the high volume of traffic that overloaded the server. I think we exceeded the bandwidth limit with everyone clicking refresh every two seconds.
     
  3. RonG

    RonG All for one

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    ya I am sure that is what it was, I turned off all the avatars and sigs to reduce the bandwith I was using a week ago. Next year site needs to go to low bandwith mode. Offer still stand for Glen though.
     
  4. Ben

    Ben Administrator Staff Member

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    While we always like donations this was not a billing problem. We were sending out too many emails an hour due to the high volume. Problem has been corrected and we shouldn't have any more trouble.
     
  5. TAS

    TAS -____-

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    Glen works the phones better than Ferry. Got this baby running within minutes. :chuckles:
     
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  6. Sir Charles Barkley

    Sir Charles Barkley Currently on the Larry O'brien Safari

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    Yeah i totally flipped out LOL
     
  7. RonG

    RonG All for one

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    not gonna like I almost wish you had to pay for a membership here, it would weed out some rift raft and wouldn't get those other teams fans jumping on here to just talk smack.
     
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  8. Chardon

    Chardon Hall of Farmer

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    I just thought i was banned and thought " It was bound to happen"
     
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  9. Trill Cosby

    Trill Cosby Trill Scott Heron

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    LOL talk about the most inopportune time, i went ballistic rofl
     
  10. blank964

    blank964 Sixth Man

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    I'm looking at this on my cell phone so I thought it was referring to my cell phone bill
     
  11. Glen Infante

    Glen Infante Founder Staff Member

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    I stopped working right away and did nothing but contact our host. They were understanding enough to realize that this is the busiest day of the year on these forums and just gave us a warning. However they said if it happens again then a 100 dollar fee would occur.

    So if you would like to help and donate to pay for future fees, or to purchase a better plan to prevent this from happening again, it would be great.
     
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  12. Coyote850

    Coyote850 Gold Star Member

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    Just sent ya a small donation. Not much, but every bit helps. ;)
     
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  13. Chardon

    Chardon Hall of Farmer

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    I can donate like 10 dollars. Link me!
     
  14. Coyote850

    Coyote850 Gold Star Member

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    Task bar at the top. "Quick links" Donate tab is all the way at the bottom.
     
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  15. Cratylus

    Cratylus Brunette Connoisseur

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    I donated last week. I'm considering donating more, but I'm still waiting for the magical gold user name thing (and my 1000 rep points for the SI LeBron cover). ;)

    No rush, Glen, I know you're busy. Just giving you a friendly reminder with all you've got on your plate I didn't want you to forget. :)
     
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  16. The George

    The George almost back...

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    I would love for this to be a pay site... I would sign up immeadiately and be a lifetime member

    I think you should think about it glen
     
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  17. Jon

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    If it was just the emails, perhaps you can add some sort of throttle back on that or just turn it off on busy days.
     
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  18. Lee

    Lee Golden Shower Member

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    Even just a dollar a month, what regular here wouldnt pay a dollar a month, or better yet, $10 a year. That means you must shell out $10 to sign up, keep the traffic to those that really want to be here. Anyone here think $10 is to much to pay for this sight for a full year?

    I think a mod should start a thread about that to see what people really think. There are a lot of quality posters that i dont want to scare away for the $10.
     
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  19. WUJU

    WUJU Wine and Gold Forever. Staff Member

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    Where do I sign up?
     
  20. Cratylus

    Cratylus Brunette Connoisseur

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    Personally, I think this is a great idea. I've donated more than that already this year and I'm thinking about donating more. This a great site and you are right: the membership fee would definitely keep out a lot of the riff-raff.
     

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