Table:Donations for new server

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Our current host is great. Don't get me wrong. And we are not paying a penny for it, so it's like Wikia without the ads (and all the other crap). But there is one hitch, it's run by one guy, and that guy is not me. Occasionally, some of his actions would lay the webserver down and it just needs to be rebooted. And rebooting it is snappy, like that. Only problem is; I cannot reboot it, and he isn't always there. Which is why it was down once for 12 hours at least.

And that's not good. Therefore I am suggesting we purchase our own dedicated virtual machine (same setup as now), but our own, with no other things running and just this website. My friend would also prefer it this way, because his other stuff isn't critical to be up 24/7, ours is.

So that's the idea (I'll give you the details on the server when I can finally obtain them). But here's the hitch; servers costs money, and I do not have the currency, therefore I am suggestion we made a call for donations in the sitenotice, like Wikipedia does from time to time. I shall look into what at least one year of this setup will cost, and then ask our readers and contributors for it. It is of course not required to donate, but it would certainly be appreciated.

In addition, I think we should ask for the same curtsey that Wikipedia grants its donators; the ability to be listed (if they want to). But that is more of beauty thing. I'll keep you posted, once I get the details on the server, I will prepare the sitenotice. --SvipTalk 11:36, 26 March 2009 (UTC)

If we must, we must. We certainly wouldn't be the only wiki doing this. - Quolnok 12:09, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
Might also want to put out a call to the other Nerdlingers at PEEL and other fansites. As someone who paid out of my own pocket for the first few years of this site's life, and had a donation link on the bottom since the beginning, I don't hold out much hope. You wanna know how much was actually donated to the server costs of the site? Zero. And lots of it. I am torn as to whether or not I would donate, being so spurned previously. It's like, nobody ever did it for me, so why should I? But on the other hand, if it means the difference between life and death for my precious Infosphere, I guess I must... --Buddy 01:42, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
If it makes it any better, you are donating to me. And didn't I donate a lot of my effort for this wiki? --SvipTalk 01:45, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Time is money. So sure. --Buddy 23:25, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
Do we get one of those cool money-thermometers? --Buddy 23:26, 27 March 2009 (UTC)
I was think we should! Though, it'll probably be a "manual" setting. But let's see what I brew up. --SvipTalk 23:27, 27 March 2009 (UTC)

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I have set up our donation campaign, as well as a site notice, which you have hopefully noticed by now. If you have any suggestions to change of the language, either do it yourself or tell me. --SvipTalk 17:46, 20 April 2009 (UTC)