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Redjack
post Aug 22 2011, 02:37 PM
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In the past, the board has solicited donations from the member community to offset hosting and software costs. The board is user supported and ran. All admins and moderators are volunteers. All costs are currently paid out of pocket. We are asking for your support to covering hosting costs and allow us to upgrade our board software. Several questions surely come to mind:

1) What about moving to a cheaper hosting service?
Our current hosting service is pretty cheap for what we get. We are happy with the stability provided at this new host as well as the security afforded. Any reduction in costs there would sacrifice some stability &/or security. We have elected against this.

2) What about changing to free software?
All the software we use is free except the forum software itself. Given the small size of the administration and moderation staff, we are resistant to that. Given the options, the current software is paid for and we are not seeing security/stability issues on this version so we would just stay status quo.

3) So what are you asking?
Several members have said that a $20 donation per user to get "Dumpshocked" is fair. We are running with that.
Paypal = redjack (at) dumpshock.com

4) What about ads?
Dumpshock is an ad-free board and we are committed to remaining so if possible. I guess we could consider this a last resort option.

5) So what is Dumpshocked?
a) Your group changes from "members" to "Dumpshocked" announcing to the world that you are a committed supporter.
b) Dumpshocked members can email a moderator a custom avatar to be linked to their account. [PG-13 friendly]
c) Did I mention the prestige of being in the "Dumpshocked" group?
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Brazilian_Shinob...
post Aug 22 2011, 02:40 PM
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How can we donate?
Paypal?
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Redjack
post Aug 22 2011, 02:43 PM
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I have a paypal account set up for redjack (at) dumpshock.com
(change (at) to @)
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Stahlseele
post Aug 22 2011, 03:25 PM
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i'll try and get one of my buddies who has paypal to donate in my name . .
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Redjack
post Aug 24 2011, 02:04 AM
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Thanks! Every bit helps us towards hosting and upgrade costs.
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LurkerOutThere
post Aug 24 2011, 02:51 AM
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Redjack is there a certain dollar amount your trying to reach? Maybe a donation drive bar somewhere?
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Redjack
post Aug 24 2011, 03:00 AM
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$500 covers hosting, software upgrade and maintenance for one year.
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Redjack
post Aug 25 2011, 12:06 AM
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Got a new twist. As I'm working through the second issue of the Dumpshock Datahaven, I don't want to use Jack Pointer's for the commentary, I want to use Dumpshockers - Preferably members of the Dumpshocked or Admin groups. So here's the rules:

1) Use your real handle, so one submission per member.
2) Description of you as a character. If you handle is not based upon a character of yours, what character would you create for your handle?
2) Give me a brief description of your areas of expertise. You cannot be an expert on all things.
3) Give me notes about your posting style.
4) Allow any submitter or editor of the Dumpshock Datahaven full creative license.

Example:
Redjack
Description: A hermetic mage shadowrunner in and out of the shadows since 2050.
Expertise: Hermetic magic, summoning, metaplanes, initiation & enchanting. To a lesser degree: dragons and business.
Posting style: Matter of fact with a diversified vocabulary. Can be witty, depending on his mood. Sometimes states the obvious and will admit if he's wrong, but digs in if he's right.
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Redjack
post Aug 25 2011, 01:54 PM
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[ Moved this topic to the Shadowrun Discussion forum to increase visibility ]
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Redjack
post Aug 25 2011, 02:01 PM
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QUOTE (Redjack @ Aug 24 2011, 07:06 PM) *
I don't want to use Jack Pointer's for the commentary, I want to use Dumpshockers - Preferably members of the Dumpshocked or Admin groups.
This means all current and former moderators and anyone in the Dumpshocked group, current or previous drive.
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hermit
post Aug 25 2011, 08:24 PM
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Can we also submit a character who is not our handle? I'm willing to pay up for that.
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Redjack
post Aug 25 2011, 08:38 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Aug 25 2011, 03:24 PM) *
Can we also submit a character who is not our handle? I'm willing to pay up for that.
I'll take you up on that. I would allow an alternate handle if you didn't want to use your DS handle, as long as it does not conflict with an existing account or canon.
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JanessaVR
post Aug 25 2011, 08:40 PM
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Just sent you $10 - I'm half laid off now, so that's what I can afford this month. Hope it helps a bit.
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hermit
post Aug 25 2011, 08:53 PM
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It's a character of mine. Nothing previously in canon. Thanks. Will scramble the money and send you what I get, under my handle. Rest via PM?
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Ryu
post Aug 25 2011, 08:55 PM
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I think you guys are well worth the price of a book, Im getting a bargain there. Hunting for a friend with Paypal account as we speak.
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Redjack
post Aug 25 2011, 08:57 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Aug 25 2011, 03:53 PM) *
Rest via PM?
Yes.
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Stahlseele
post Aug 25 2011, 09:09 PM
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ok, seems i have to hunt for a buddy with paypal as well, seeing how they all seem to have had some kind of problems with paypal as of late <.< . .
damn it, one of the 20 has to still have an active paypal account!
also: fuck a twenty, you're getting much more from me <.<
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hermit
post Aug 25 2011, 09:39 PM
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Yeah. Currency exchange rates work in dumpshock's favor.
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Ryu
post Aug 25 2011, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Aug 25 2011, 11:39 PM) *
Yeah. Currency exchange rates work in dumpshock's favor.

Edit: Something wrong. Sorry.
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Stahlseele
post Aug 25 2011, 09:56 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Aug 25 2011, 11:39 PM) *
Yeah. Currency exchange rates work in dumpshock's favor.

yeah that too


right now, 1,00€==1,42$
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CanRay
post Aug 25 2011, 09:59 PM
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Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...

CAN$20.00 = US$20.23

Damn, now I wish I had PayPal.
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enkidu
post Aug 25 2011, 10:12 PM
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And Done. I'm impressed that you guys knew today was payday. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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Seerow
post Aug 26 2011, 02:46 AM
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QUOTE (Redjack @ Aug 25 2011, 01:06 AM) *
Got a new twist. As I'm working through the second issue of the Dumpshock Datahaven, I don't want to use Jack Pointer's for the commentary, I want to use Dumpshockers - Preferably members of the Dumpshocked or Admin groups. So here's the rules:

1) Use your real handle, so one submission per member.
2) Description of you as a character. If you handle is not based upon a character of yours, what character would you create for your handle?
2) Give me a brief description of your areas of expertise. You cannot be an expert on all things.
3) Give me notes about your posting style.
4) Allow any submitter or editor of the Dumpshock Datahaven full creative license.

Example:
Redjack
Description: A hermetic mage shadowrunner in and out of the shadows since 2050.
Expertise: Hermetic magic, summoning, metaplanes, initiation & enchanting. To a lesser degree: dragons and business.
Posting style: Matter of fact with a diversified vocabulary. Can be witty, depending on his mood. Sometimes states the obvious and will admit if he's wrong, but digs in if he's right.


Holy crap that is awesome. If I had the money I'd donate for that. Oh well, maybe another time.
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Angelone
post Aug 26 2011, 01:28 PM
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I get payed Monday and I'm getting a bonus so I'll definitely throw in.
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Sengir
post Aug 26 2011, 03:33 PM
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QUOTE (Redjack @ Aug 25 2011, 12:06 AM) *
2) Description of you as a character.

Heh, I doubt anyone would want to play ME as a character (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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