Free-DC about to go under. Please consider donating if you like the service.

Discussion in 'Distributed Computing' started by DooKey, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Title says it all. I'm sending the man $20 so he can keep things going. Please consider the same if you use the site.

    Here's what he had to say:

    "Free-DC is unfortunately running very low on funds (< $60) and I can probably only justify sustaining this for a few more months. Bandwidth alone is >$100 per month. I've been running the sites for almost 20years now. If you are interested in seeing this continue, please consider donating via the link on the left side."

    https://stats.free-dc.org/
     
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  2. auntjemima

    auntjemima [H]ardness Supreme

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    Donated $50 myself. I am not sure how much he needs monthly, but I refresh that site 500128747493873 times a day. The least I could do.
     
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  3. Skillz

    Skillz [H]ard DCOTY 2017

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    He setup recurring payments on Paypal so you can pay 5, 10, 20, 30, 50 per month if you wish.
     
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  4. motqalden

    motqalden [H]ard DCOTM Feb 2018

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  5. crashtech

    crashtech n00b

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    Hey guys, I sent some cash but also set up a very modest recurring donation. Like auntjemima, I check stats on that site many times a day most days. I can't imagine DC without Free-DC! If you want to make a recurring donation, don't click the Paypal button, click the "Donation Page" link below it, or follow this link:

    https://stats.free-dc.org/donate

    Even $5 per month from willing donors would make a huge difference, I'd think.

    Cheers!
     
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  6. DooKey

    DooKey [H]ard DCOTM x4

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    Update from Free-DC admin.

    "Thanks all for the great response to donations. Happy to say that the total was just over $2700, so I have more than enough for the next 18months or more. After reference from one of the users I'm also looking very closely into a dedicated server (or 2) at a local datacenter. Waiting on some responses on specs. I'd be able to pay for the full year outright easily. More to come"
     
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  7. runs2far

    runs2far Gawd

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    I just threw some money at the site as well, I don't use it much, but I would hate to see it go.