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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#81  Postby Prof. Faust » Jun 03, 2011 2:49 am

Does anyone know how large the monthly hosting fee is?
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#82  Postby Mr.Samsa » Jun 03, 2011 2:57 am

Prof. Faust wrote:Does anyone know how large the monthly hosting fee is?


Kiore linked to a post by LIFE on the last page which had this information: here. According to LIFE, the site uses around $172 USD per month (129 EUR). That info was from January, so I'm not sure if that's changed at all.

Hope that helps :cheers:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#83  Postby Prof. Faust » Jun 03, 2011 3:02 am

Thanks, Mr.Samsa, it does help.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#84  Postby Latimeria » Jun 09, 2011 8:22 am

Oh I just can't wait to be PURPLE.

Seriously, I've gotten a lot more out of this place than what I was just able to put in. Thanks! :thumbup:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#85  Postby John P. M. » Jun 27, 2011 1:08 pm

Ok - I've made my first donation. :dance:

Figured I'm using this place enough. :nod2:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#86  Postby Latimeria » Jun 29, 2011 8:55 am

Latimeria wrote:Oh I just can't wait to be PURPLE.

Seriously, I've gotten a lot more out of this place than what I was just able to put in. Thanks! :thumbup:


Thank you, LIFE. Does that confer diplomatic immunity for ad hominems directed at the non-purpleite vermin? :grin:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#87  Postby Someone » Jul 02, 2011 6:34 pm

Does that include ____?
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#88  Postby MrCrilly » Jul 08, 2011 11:13 am

LIFE wrote:My main headache is that the site running slow at the moment (for the past weeks actually), in terms of speed. We will have some nice hardware upgrades during the next days, also I will tweak the database performance a bit, clean up the mess :D


It's still running quite slowly. I haven't read through every post on this thread but has anyone suggested or has the idea of load balancing been considered? Perhaps three or four VPS in multiple countries to help balance the work. You could round-robin the DNS and, given a visitor's geographical location, direct them to the relevant server. Just a thought.

I will donate as much as I can afford, when I can afford it (payday).
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#89  Postby kiore » Aug 24, 2011 7:41 pm

Must be about that time again.. A few euros on their way :cheers:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#90  Postby LIFE » Aug 24, 2011 9:10 pm

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LIFE wrote:My main headache is that the site running slow at the moment (for the past weeks actually), in terms of speed. We will have some nice hardware upgrades during the next days, also I will tweak the database performance a bit, clean up the mess :D


It's still running quite slowly. I haven't read through every post on this thread but has anyone suggested or has the idea of load balancing been considered? Perhaps three or four VPS in multiple countries to help balance the work. You could round-robin the DNS and, given a visitor's geographical location, direct them to the relevant server. Just a thought.

I will donate as much as I can afford, when I can afford it (payday).


Cheers for the input! But to be completely honest with you there's not much load on the server actually.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#91  Postby james1v » Mar 20, 2012 6:07 pm

I forgot my pay-pal password. Its been really frustrating. I clicked on the "Ive forgotten my password" link, they send me an email, which directs me to their site, which asks for my fooking password! Ive been going round in circles for a couple of weeks now. Ive even phoned them, the auto voice told me to visit, pay-pal.com where i will be able to recover my password "instantly", it asked for my password before it would let me do anything.

I think the only option is to set myself up another account, but i will have to create a new email address. Its a right pain in the arse!

Any other way of sending a few quid? :scratch:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#92  Postby Nostalgia » Mar 21, 2012 5:11 am

I remember when I forgot my p/w there was some kerfuffle involving a computer phoning my house for confirmation. Pain in the ass but I got it done.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#93  Postby Scot Dutchy » Mar 21, 2012 10:09 am

james1v wrote:I forgot my pay-pal password. Its been really frustrating. I clicked on the "Ive forgotten my password" link, they send me an email, which directs me to their site, which asks for my fooking password! Ive been going round in circles for a couple of weeks now. Ive even phoned them, the auto voice told me to visit, pay-pal.com where i will be able to recover my password "instantly", it asked for my password before it would let me do anything.

I think the only option is to set myself up another account, but i will have to create a new email address. Its a right pain in the arse!

Any other way of sending a few quid? :scratch:


I had the same problem but some how I forget they asked me to fill in my details plus two special things about me and a new password. I did all that and it worked again.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#94  Postby Dawn » May 09, 2012 8:30 pm

I gave a donation back in February (I think it was Feb - sometime around then). I just want to make sure you guys got it. I didn't get put in the donator group (I am not purple). Being purple isn't important, but I do want to make sure you received it.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#95  Postby LIFE » May 10, 2012 3:46 pm

Dawn wrote:I gave a donation back in February (I think it was Feb - sometime around then). I just want to make sure you guys got it. I didn't get put in the donator group (I am not purple). Being purple isn't important, but I do want to make sure you received it.


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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#96  Postby james1v » May 10, 2012 4:41 pm

Just managed to get a donation sent through Paypal, had to do it as a guest (it didnt give me that option last time i tried.)
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#97  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 13, 2012 1:03 pm

I was travelling on the Dutch TGV from Brussel to Rotterdam. It has a WiFi network. Once I was logged on (which is not simple!) every time I tried to open RatSkep it did not stay active. I had the opening page but on clicking through I lost the connection as it was too slow for the server on board the train. Other sited worked ok.

On the way down last week it worked ok.
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#98  Postby Scot Dutchy » May 13, 2012 1:04 pm

Another point.

I have often to double click the submit button for it to work.
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#99  Postby John P. M. » Aug 23, 2012 3:45 pm

The option to donate by putting in the amount, your country, and then hit Submit (from the link in the PM) and being taken to Paypal to finish the transaction didn't work for me. That is to say, I was taken to my Paypal account, but at first I was taken to the login page since I wasn't logged in(doh!), but then when I had logged in and tried again, there was no 'remainder of the transaction' going on there. It just showed my account, as per usual, with no new activity or buttons to click.

Paying the more 'manual' way by inputting the email address worked, though.

...either that, or I just donated three times as much as I had planned... :? :lol:
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Re: Donations, site and server updates

#100  Postby james1v » Jun 18, 2013 4:01 pm

Sending a few bob today. :cheers:
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