US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 8:13am
by Moogie

News from: http://www.shiningforcecentral.com <br /><HR SIZE="1">SFC News: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!<HR SIZE="1"><br />Hi all and welcome to SFC's Annual Beg!<br />
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As you all know I'm still working on the new CMS for the site, along with the new design & new RPG/shop system. I've been dead busy with work all year and haven't done much for the last few months, but plan to have more time for it again towards then end of the year when things get quiet at work again. I've been so busy that this is my first day off in almost 3 months. So I thought I'd best make the most of actually having some time, and put up the beg ;) I may spend some of today working on the rebuild, or I might treat myself to some gaming time, and pick up where I left off on STHA!<br />
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Since moving to the new server last September, SFC has taken on the <a HREF="http://sf3trans.shiningforcecentral.com">SFIII Translation Project</a> website, as well as having another new hostee planned (sorry I haven't had the time to set that up for you yet dude!!) with a fab Shining site. We're also now hosting <a HREF="http://souk.shiningforcecentral.com">Shining Only: UK</a>, where plans for UK Shining fan meets are arranged. I'm so glad to be able to offer hosting to Shining sites who need it, and of course I don't charge anything for it. The SFC server has been almost entirely fan funded for some years now, so I'm trying to give back where I can :)<br />
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Anyhoo, long story short, the next year of hosting fees is due at the end of September. So, if you've got a few spare dollars kicking around in PayPal, every little helps!<br />
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Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 10:22am
by Koshums
I feel sorry for poor pike-less Moogie :p
So here's $20 to kick things off!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 11:23am
by Cullsoft
Need to wait for money to work its way to Paypal (also got to do my site's fees by the middle of September), but I should be able to contribute something for the SOUK "hosting fee" in time. ;)

Speaking of SOUK, did you get my message from a couple of weeks ago?

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 11:33am
by Moogie
Ta Koshy - you pikey ;)

Cull: Sorry to say I won't be able to attend the September meet - we're doing a bass competition the next weekend and have to get out and research our fishing grounds for it over weekends before!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 5:08pm
by wildrosebc
Does it have to be paypal? I don't have paypal. Do you have Western Union or anything like that in the UK?

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 13 2010 6:04pm
by cyborgx
This site's worth my monetary support. I've sent $40 your way.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14 2010 1:11am
by Alpha
I has sent you teh moneys Moogs!

Gotta keep SOUK alive ;)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14 2010 10:58am
by Moogie
Thanks guys, much appreciated :)

Rose: I've heard of Western Union and can look into it. Otherwise, do you have any friends who have PayPal who could do it for you? Thanks my dear :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Aug 14 2010 5:48pm
by wildrosebc
Personal friends with paypal no. But I have a debit and credit card plus wire transfers of money. Let me kno. Could always mail it the old fashioned way like when I bought my Jogurt. ;)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 15 2010 9:40am
by Moogie
Actually, thinking about it - you can send money through paypal without having a paypal account these days!

If you go to the donate link, on the lefthand side at the bottom you'll see:
"Don't have a PayPal account?
Use your credit or debit card to pay."
and a "continue" button. That ought to do it! :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 2:07am
by JasonMalice
holy shit this site is still around, and holy shit my account still works. did you meet the $$$goal? still accepting donations?
this is my first time back in perhaps 4 years or more...
:confused:

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 7:29am
by Moogie
Thanks to some very generous donations we are now at US$235 (less paypal fees) - thanks everyone, looks like we'll be there soon! :D

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 3:52pm
by thepeaguy
I donated 5 dollars for now. Sorry it ain't much. If I was in a better financial position I would donate more.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 8:49pm
by Moogie
It all helps and is very much appreciated :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 10:53pm
by sbloom85
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Congratulations on ten years of SFC, Moogie!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 19 2010 11:48pm
by Kayin
Early next week, I'll be getting my paycheck and sending $50 your way. :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22 2010 3:56pm
by fanuminski
Hello - don't post much, but read and follow this site.
Can you please post or tell me which paypal address
to send money to?
thanks,
Mike

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22 2010 4:44pm
by Moogie
Thank you for your interest, Mike :)
The address is moogie@shiningforcecentral.com or you can just click through to the news article on the main site:
http://www.shiningforcecentral.com/news ... &story=348
and click on the donate button there.

Thanks sbloom85 for the congrats, and also to Kayin for your kind offer from your next paycheck, it's very generous and I hope it won't leave you out of pocket for the month.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22 2010 5:45pm
by fanuminski
Money sent - I thought if one checked "personal gift"
via Paypal that there were no fees -or at lease minimal fees?
thanks,
mike

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Aug 22 2010 5:50pm
by Moogie
Thanks very much indeed, I've received the funds :) I didn't realise that there was a way to reduce the fees, but you're absolutely right - I didn't get charged for receving the money. That's fantastic!

We have now hit a total of US$270, just $90 away from the target :) Thanks so much to all who have contributed so far!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24 2010 2:11am
by madmax
Happily transfered 100US and if ever need more aid let us Know.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24 2010 7:36am
by Moogie
Wow, thanks very much indeed madmax! We've now hit the target :) I shall request my hosting invoice and get paid up ASAP.

Shazam! :D

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 24 2010 10:21am
by madmax
You welcome and keep up the GREAT work!!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Wed Aug 25 2010 9:08am
by Kayin
Moogie @ Sun Aug 22, 2010 4:44 pm) wrote: Thanks sbloom85 for the congrats, and also to Kayin for your kind offer from your next paycheck, it's very generous and I hope it won't leave you out of pocket for the month.

Nonsense! I got my check yesterday and will be putting it in the bank in a few hours. Will handle the rest by the night. :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26 2010 10:39am
by Moogie
That's very kind of you mate, but not sure if you read the post above - we hit the target, and I've paid up for the hosting :) I also had to pay out for the domain names though, so if anything extra does come through, it'd cover those costs.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Thu Aug 26 2010 7:21pm
by Kayin
Then let the 50 cover that! :p

[EDIT]

Donation heading your way! :) It should be under Howard (used my father's PayPal). :p

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27 2010 7:29am
by Moogie
Thank you very much indeed :)

I can't believe how well the beg has gone this year, despite the economic situation!
SFC will live on for another year :) I had a bit of free time yesterday and did some work on the new CMS. Gotta go out for a bit today and find something for my mum's birthday pressie, but hope to have time to work on the CMS some more this avo :D

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Tue Aug 31 2010 8:15pm
by sbloom85
I can't wait to see what changes are in store for Year 11, Moogie. Hopefully by this time next year I'll be able to donate some money. :thumbsup:

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 03 2010 3:37pm
by gritzcolin
Glad to see you raised enough, I rarely visit anymore but this is the oldest and best community I belong to so I donated $10 anyway, use it for petrol or something useful Moogie!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 04 2010 6:30am
by ZeXr0
I don't have enough money to donate something at the moment. But shouldn't it be time to gather money for next year instead ?

That way, you could reach your target a year before time and buy two year in one shot ? :p

You may even get a discount.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 04 2010 9:11am
by Moogie
Thanks gritz, I'll put it towards something useful - that's very kind of you.

ZeXr0: I've learned never to pay too much hosting up front, in case of problems with the host. One time I lost a few hundred dollars to a host who shut down and didn't give a refund. Plus one never knows if the host might become less reliable, and then you're tied in for ages. It'd be awkward to try to hang on to the money until next year, as it'd be in my PayPal account which I need to use for other things too. Such a shame PayPal don't let you organise your money into different 'Piggybanks' so you can set funds aside for different things!

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05 2010 3:27am
by gritzcolin
Moogie @ Sat Sep 04, 2010 9:11 am) wrote: Thanks gritz, I'll put it towards something useful - that's very kind of you.


No problem but in hindsight that $10 is only like 6 and a half gbp, silly exchange rates.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05 2010 5:33pm
by ZeXr0
You could always open a new paypal account for that :p I don't know if it will work :p

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 05 2010 6:37pm
by Moogie
I'd need to get another bank account & card for that, and I don't like having multiple debit/credit cards. Plus I'd have to make sure I actually used the bank account itself too, most banks don't seem to like it these days if you don't actually use the account or don't have a decent amount stored in it.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10 2010 1:44pm
by Kcid
Edit: nevermind =P

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13 2010 1:45am
by Doomblade66
So....Moogie's been doing this for 11-years now ?? - Since she was 18 ?!? :biggrin: - ;)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13 2010 7:55pm
by Moogie
Actually, I've been running Shining sites since 1995 (or was it '96?), as it all started with my SFII site. So what's that? Since I was about 14.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13 2010 7:56pm
by Bifrostbear
Moogie @ Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:55 pm) wrote: Actually, I've been running Shining sites since 1995 (or was it '96?), as it all started with my SFII site. So what's that? Since I was about 14.

How can you be 23 now and have been 14 in 1995.

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Mon Sep 13 2010 8:52pm
by wildrosebc
Maybe she's counting in dog years. You know women don't like to reveal their ages Frosty. ;)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Wed Sep 15 2010 12:46pm
by Doomblade66
Quite right....Moogie definitely looks like she's in her 20's ! :thumbsup:

(and she loves Shining Force- what a combo !)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sat Sep 18 2010 4:03pm
by thepeaguy
Glad this site is going on for another year. :)

Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19 2010 3:51pm
by Killian22
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Re: US$360 Hosting due end of September - can you help?!

PostPosted: Sun Sep 19 2010 4:39pm
by Moogie
This isn't exactly the place to ask for help about that sort of thing, but I did hear from one of the other admins that while pruning out some spambot accounts, a couple of real accounts may have accidentally been deleted - perhaps yours was one of those. It certainly wasn't a deliberate act.