TFW2005 New Server Donation Drive Open!

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  1. Tony_Bacala

    Tony_Bacala Car Robots Professional Administrator

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    <a rel="lightbox" target="_blank" href="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages/boombox-profile-small.jpg"><img align="left" src="http://www.tfw2005.com/news/data/upimages/thumbs/boombox-profile-small.jpg" alt="boombox-profile-small.jpg" border="0" hspace=5 vspace=5 width="150" height="170"></a> TFW2005 has officially launced it's <b>New Server</b> Drive! As many of you know, we have been overloaded for a while now, causing the dreaded "500 Internal Server Error" and more. <p>We have consistently tweaked our settings to try and cope, but we think we have officially reached our peak.<p>In order to cope with the increase in users (as can be seen now in the "users online area" - the front page is now counted in our users online), we need to basically double our server specs. We currently pay over 3000 dollars a year to bring you TFW2005.com, and if we upgrade, that price more than doubles.<p>So, we aren't asking you the fans to foot the entire bill, but we are shooting for a chunk of it. If we can raise 3000 from you guys, that will allow us to move forward with an upgrade to the server, and to the boards, that should keep us going for years to come.<p>If you are feeling generous, head on over to our new <b><a href="http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/donate.php">Donation Page</a></b>. You do not need to be registered to donate. This will securely allow you to use paypal to donate to us, and keep a record of all the posters who have. On top of that we have a set goal, so you can watch along with us as we move towards the 3000 mark.<p>In return, anyone who donates <b>over 25 dollars</b> will get a <b>set of perks</b> here on the boards. You can check those out <b><a href="http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/rules.php#donateperk">here</a></b>.<p>Thanks for reading, and thanks to all those who have donated already! <p>
     
  2. Nightrain

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    My pleasure :) 
     
  3. Kickback

    Kickback Proud father Administrator Super Mod News Staff

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    Thank you to everyone in advance for donating, and the small group of you who beat us to the punch and donated without even knowing what was going on :) 

    Come Friday, I'll be pledging some much needed dinero.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Glad to help. Paying 25 dollars for over 5 years of entertainment, news and friends is a small price in my eyes.
     
  5. DevilzFan

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    I should be able to contribute some once I get back from vacation yay.
     
  6. Joe Moore

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    Friday is payday and I'll be adding in. Though I might justy have to drop off cash instead of paypal.
     
  7. Boo

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    Ah. Well, money. Sure, i can pitch in $25. This is my favourite place on the net. Just need a few days to scrounge up some cash....
     
  8. Dark_Convoy

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    Once my kids get back into school and stop eating me out of house and home, I'll be sure to donate!
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

    MegaMoonMan www.megamoonman.com TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can spare $25 for this place. Done and done.

    Looking forward to a bigger sig and avatar!

    EDIT: Make it $30. I'm gonna stay near the top of that donor list as long as I can! Seems like a worthy competition...
     
  10. omega knight

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    my mom said we will see how they do in 2 weeks I might lets you if they are doing well.yay!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. kronos

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    I will surely be donating $25 this friday! This place has become my haven from the real world. Its a small price to pay for the sheer amount of news and sence of community I get.
     
  12. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've got to talk to my financial advisor and get him to shift some stuff out of my... Swiss bank account...

    *strokes beard*
     
  13. Orodruin

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    I'll throw some green in pretty soon, always said I'd be willing to help this place out if it was needed.
     
  14. Jetfireinthesky

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    Is there anyway for those who don't have PayPal to donate?
     
  15. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    I hope there is because i want to donate but i dont have it either???
     
  16. Tony_Bacala

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    As of right now no, Im not really that comfortable taking cash/money orders for this.

    You can use your Credit Card or Debit Card with Paypal's site even without an account however, and they will transfer what you donate to my PP account.

    After you click the amount you desire to donate, the second "block" says...

    If you do not currently have a PayPal account, Click Here

    Click that, and you can use your CC like checking out at any online store, without an account.

    (for reference, you can do this with Paypal everywhere now).
     
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    Just donated $394759034759073490...... or $25 of your dollars :p 

    Seriously though more then happy to donate some green to the cause, will defiantly be throwing some more cash in by the end of the summer as well once I've collected a few more paychecks :D 
     
  18. Soundwarp

    Soundwarp Next victim please TFW2005 Supporter

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    OK i am concerned because i live in Australia, i don't want to click the link and not be able to do anything..... I only have a normal debit card.:benghead:
     
  19. Tony_Bacala

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    Feel free to click the link, and try the CC only method. If it doesnt work, you wont get charged, and we wont get the donation. No harm no foul. Appreciate the thought either way tho.
     
  20. Pimpimus Prime

    Pimpimus Prime (┌∩┐(◣_◢)┌∩┐) TFW2005 Supporter

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    Are you buying actual hardware or just leasing/renting a beefier server? In fact, you might be better off with two.. one for content and one for the database.
     

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