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Neuron Basher
post Feb 18 2005, 02:13 PM
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The donation drive to raise money to purchase additional hardware for Dumpshock.com is now underway!

If you would like to donate via Paypal, please visit Dumpshock.com and click on the "Make a Donation" button at the bottom of the sidebar. If you would prefer to mail a check, please contact us at donations@dumpshock.com. Every little bit helps, and there is no minimum donation. If you can afford to help out, we'd really appreciate it, but it's completely voluntary and we understand that not everyone can or wants to donate.

Background: As many of you know, the server which originally hosted Dumpshock.com went down in December of last year. Since then, we've moved some of the sites that were on the original server to our newer server. As a consequence of these moves, we've put considerably more load on the remaining server. We've reached the point now where we would either be forced to take a very long outage to bring down the remaining server and rebuild it, or purchase a new server.

With this in mind, we decided to go the latter route and purchase an additional server for Dumpshock.com. We estimate the cost of a new server to be in the range of $1300-1500 US to purchase a server sufficiently powerful enough that we should not have to upgrade the system for a long time.

I will be posting periodic updates to this thread as we near our goal. Thanks to everyone for their support over the years.
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Neuron Basher
post Mar 4 2005, 01:17 AM
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We're in the home stretch, the donation meter on the homepage has changed color to yellow as of the last donation, only $436 to go!

Current total: $1064.30

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, it's much appreciated. I'm working on finalizing the specifications of the server we're going to purchase so that we can get it ordered as soon as the drive is complete.

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- Neuron Basher   Hardware Fund Donation Drive   Feb 18 2005, 02:13 PM
- - Casazil   I got a question? There are 5774 registered membe...   Feb 19 2005, 05:17 AM
- - Adam   That's assuming that those 5774 users are all ...   Feb 19 2005, 08:31 PM
- - Tanka   I'd love for you guys to be proved wrong mysel...   Feb 20 2005, 02:37 AM
- - Casazil   Well you have a good point there Adam although the...   Feb 20 2005, 04:40 AM
- - Spookymonster   Have you considered hiring a host, rather than hos...   Feb 20 2005, 04:46 AM
- - banditf50   I get paid next week, and even a poor college stud...   Feb 21 2005, 03:55 PM
- - Neuron Basher   Good idea, Bandit, I put up a little box on the ho...   Feb 22 2005, 04:13 PM
- - Solstice   well if half those people are still active on the ...   Feb 22 2005, 08:23 PM
- - Nikoli   Ditto   Feb 22 2005, 08:42 PM
- - Ecclesiastes   Man... I just knew that some day, somehow, I...   Feb 23 2005, 06:23 AM
- - Nikoli   Bah, I just made my bank write a check. Fark payp...   Feb 23 2005, 08:32 PM
- - Raiko   Just donated, hope you reach your target soon.   Feb 24 2005, 12:43 AM
- - DarusGrey   Tossed in $5 =)   Feb 26 2005, 03:01 PM
- - Neuron Basher   13 donations so far, totalling $422.33. We...   Feb 26 2005, 03:43 PM
- - Necro Tech   I did my part last night. Got keep my favorite boa...   Feb 27 2005, 12:40 AM
- - GlassJaw   QUOTE 13 donations so far, totalling $422.33....   Feb 27 2005, 07:54 PM
- - Raygun   Thanks for hosting my site, guys. Seeing as how I...   Feb 28 2005, 02:32 AM
- - BitBasher   Donation sent! I'm all for supporting the ...   Mar 1 2005, 02:22 AM
- - paul_HArkonen   QUOTE (GlassJaw @ Feb 27 2005, 02:54 PM) Anyw...   Mar 1 2005, 03:03 AM
- - Neuron Basher   We do have a little "thank you" for foru...   Mar 1 2005, 05:45 PM
- - FlakJacket   Likewise kicked in a bit of change.   Mar 1 2005, 06:24 PM
- - Lindt   Fired off a few еее for ya. Figure thanks to DS I...   Mar 1 2005, 09:04 PM
- - L.D   I donated Though I have some questions (concern...   Mar 1 2005, 10:11 PM
- - FrostyNSO   I'm waiting until I get my meal check on frida...   Mar 2 2005, 03:11 AM
- - Neuron Basher   QUOTE (L.D) I donated Though I have some questi...   Mar 2 2005, 05:06 AM
- - L.D   Got the mail and replied. Thanks.   Mar 2 2005, 08:48 AM
- - Skarn Ka   QUOTE (L.D) Got the mail and replied. Thanks. ...   Mar 3 2005, 09:04 AM
- - Neuron Basher   We're in the home stretch, the donation meter ...   Mar 4 2005, 01:17 AM
- - Casazil   Ok finally did my part a few minutes ago like I sa...   Mar 4 2005, 04:06 AM
- - Endgame50   Donated $5. Good luck!   Mar 4 2005, 04:44 AM
- - FrostyNSO   *click* Done. Finally did like I said I would but...   Mar 5 2005, 11:53 AM
- - Neuron Basher   And with Frosty's donation, we're almost t...   Mar 5 2005, 01:15 PM
- - Aku   making one now, it's only gonna be 5 or 6 buck...   Mar 7 2005, 01:52 PM
- - Shadow   I know I am not around much anymore, but if I adde...   Mar 7 2005, 11:29 PM
- - FrostyNSO   I've always felt like Dumpshock was the ...   Mar 8 2005, 01:07 AM
- - Nikoli   How does the fund stand at the moment?   Mar 8 2005, 06:08 PM
- - Neuron Basher   Current total is $1380.29 according to the ho...   Mar 8 2005, 06:12 PM
- - Nikoli   sweet, glad to hear that   Mar 8 2005, 08:48 PM
- - SirBedevere   Donated. Almost there   Mar 9 2005, 12:40 PM
- - Req   Donated, or will in the next 15 seconds.   Mar 9 2005, 11:10 PM
- - Neuron Basher   We're getting there, though donations have slo...   Mar 10 2005, 03:30 PM
- - Drain Brain   Finally managed to get Paypal back up and running ...   Mar 10 2005, 06:43 PM
- - Neuron Basher   The donation drive is officially completed! T...   Mar 10 2005, 10:49 PM
- - mintcar   Damn. I must have been the last one contributing. ...   Mar 10 2005, 10:59 PM
- - Casazil   Congratulations on a successfull run till next tim...   Mar 10 2005, 11:46 PM
- - Adam   Everyone who donated -- thank you very much. Your...   Mar 11 2005, 03:30 AM
- - Tanka   No, thank you for providing all of this free of ch...   Mar 11 2005, 03:49 AM
- - Neuron Basher   Server has been ordered. For the curious: Dell S...   Mar 11 2005, 04:06 AM
- - Kanada Ten   Hey, great, that has almost enough juice to run th...   Mar 11 2005, 04:41 AM
- - Kagetenshi   Sad as I am that Dell is getting money, I like tho...   Mar 11 2005, 04:43 AM
- - Neuron Basher   Once the wrinkles are ironed out of the new system...   Mar 11 2005, 04:58 AM
- - Kagetenshi   Like Bobo the Love Troll ~J   Mar 11 2005, 05:01 AM
- - Eyeless Blond   Hm. No RAID 5 controller? Kinda surprised about th...   Mar 11 2005, 10:28 PM
- - Neuron Basher   No, no RAID5. It's hard to do RAID5 with the ...   Mar 11 2005, 11:08 PM
- - Kagetenshi   QUOTE (Eyeless Blond) Hm. No RAID 5 controller? Ki...   Mar 11 2005, 11:52 PM
- - Neuron Basher   A static webserver is quite a lot like a fileserve...   Mar 12 2005, 12:07 AM
- - Tanka   Anybody would miss an unlimited hardware budget.   Mar 12 2005, 02:26 AM
- - Neuron Basher   Just a quick note by way of update: The new serve...   Mar 16 2005, 01:46 PM
- - Neuron Basher   http://www.dumpshock.com/new_server.jpg   Mar 17 2005, 12:35 AM
- - ThatPaolo   Awww....   Mar 17 2005, 02:07 AM
- - Neuron Basher   Going to try to find a matching drive at a local s...   Mar 17 2005, 02:06 AM
- - Nikoli   It's so cute   Mar 17 2005, 03:05 AM
- - Kagetenshi   Cute li'l feller. Not dead sexy, but very cute...   Mar 17 2005, 05:38 AM
- - Neuron Basher   It'll be running Linux, quite likely Gentoo or...   Mar 17 2005, 11:24 AM
- - Tanka   FreeBSD! FreeBSD! Heh, sorry. FBSD fanb...   Mar 17 2005, 03:37 PM
- - Nikoli   Adam, is it possible for those that kicked in to b...   Mar 17 2005, 07:05 PM
- - Kanada Ten   Talk about wishful thinking.   Mar 17 2005, 07:38 PM
- - Bigity   I guess I will play devil's advocate and vote ...   Mar 17 2005, 08:47 PM
- - Neuron Basher   I mean this in the nicest possible way, but in res...   Mar 17 2005, 08:53 PM
- - Nikoli   lol, a guy can wish.   Mar 17 2005, 09:34 PM
- - Kagetenshi   QUOTE (Neuron Basher) I mean this in the nicest po...   Mar 17 2005, 11:07 PM
- - Tanka   QUOTE (Kagetenshi) QUOTE (Neuron Basher @ Mar...   Mar 17 2005, 11:13 PM
- - ThatPaolo   QUOTE (Neuron Basher) I mean this in the nicest po...   Mar 18 2005, 12:43 AM
- - FrostyNSO   QUOTE (Nikoli) Adam, is it possible for those that...   Mar 18 2005, 02:03 AM
- - Kagetenshi   QUOTE (FrostyNSO) QUOTE (Nikoli @ Mar 17 2005...   Mar 18 2005, 02:37 AM
- - Adam   Actually, those that donated $50 or over will...   Mar 18 2005, 01:39 PM
- - Tanka   QUOTE (Adam) Actually, those that donated $50...   Mar 18 2005, 04:29 PM
- - Nikoli   lol, I had the same thought   Mar 18 2005, 04:43 PM
- - Casazil   gee and here I though I was doing well with donati...   Mar 18 2005, 07:15 PM
- - Nikoli   Hey, I'm willing to buy it at full price. I j...   Mar 18 2005, 07:14 PM
- - Kagetenshi   That's what GenCon is for ~J   Mar 18 2005, 10:38 PM
- - spudman   w00t! It's a pity I couldn't wrangle a...   Mar 19 2005, 12:18 AM
- - Kanada Ten   Hey, so what are we naming this puppy? I vote f...   Mar 19 2005, 05:04 AM
- - Kagetenshi   I vote Leela, 'cause it's like Cortana onl...   Mar 19 2005, 05:33 AM
- - Nikoli   How about ZeroOne   Mar 19 2005, 10:00 AM
- - Neuron Basher   Server naming thread.   Mar 19 2005, 01:11 PM
- - Casazil   QUOTE (Kagetenshi) That's what GenCon is for ...   Mar 19 2005, 05:18 PM
- - Neuron Basher   Just thought I'd post a quick update -- the se...   Mar 25 2005, 02:26 PM
- - Tanka   Anything yet on the new server? The time issues a...   Apr 5 2005, 04:29 PM
- - Neuron Basher   Tomorrow or Friday, depending on how things work o...   Apr 5 2005, 04:47 PM
- - Tanka   QUOTE (Neuron Basher) Tomorrow or Friday, dependin...   Apr 5 2005, 05:09 PM
- - Ecclesiastes   Good to hear its going in soon, cause the Clock is...   Apr 6 2005, 12:16 AM


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