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SFC Annual Beg 2014!

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SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Moogie » Mon Aug 18 2014 10:57am

I've always hoped that one day I'd be well off enough to just cover the hosting bill for this site myself. Unfortunately life keeps handing me lemons, and lemonade doesn't pay the bills!



This last year has been a bit of a strange one for me, and I've not been at the forum much. My husband and I moved house at the start of the year, a process which began some months prior. As if this wasn't stressful enough - packing up all our stuff and taking on a bigger mortgage, this year has decided to be particularly unkind. Shortly after the move I was diagnosed as having extensive bilateral massive pulmonary emboli - many large blood clots on my lungs. No wonder I hadn't felt well during the move! Had it not been spotted (I was misdiagnosed twice over the course of a couple of months) when at was I wouldn't be here to tell the tale. Recovery is slow and difficult - very frustrating too - I can't work as much as I used to, and of course "don't work, don't get paid" when you're a contract worker & self employed. As if that wasn't bad enough my husband was made redundant in April and has had to take a job on less money. You'd think that's enough bad news for one year, but the horrible, mouldy cherry on top of the miserable cake which is 2014 was the death of my dear cat Phoebe after almost 17 years together.



Argh! I really can't wait for 2014 to be over.



Anyway, what with trying to keep up with enough work to keep our heads above the water and feeling exhausted all the time from my 'serious medical event' as the doctors call it and being back and forth to hospital and the doctors surgery for regular check-ups and follow-up tests I've had no time at all for SFC. I've tried to deal with emergencies when folks have contacted me about them but that's all. Sorry. Then I suddenly realised we must be due for hosting renewal soon.


So, here it is. The 2014 SFC Annual Beg. We need to cover the hosting bill of $360 n time for the invoice towards the end of September. I must have a built-in timer or something after all these years, as that gives us 6 weeks. It always seems to be 6 weeks!



Anyway, I hope life has been rather more kind to all of you this year and that you're still enjoying SFC and finding pleasure in the old Shining games - long may they live on! :)

Update: 27th August 2014
Big thanks to all who contributed - we did it!
The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Simpelicity » Mon Aug 18 2014 3:54pm

Moogie wrote:Anyway, I hope life has been rather more kind to all of you this year and that you're still enjoying SFC and finding pleasure in the old Shining games - long may they live on! :)


Not to mention its upcoming legacies! :thumbsup:
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Stordarth » Tue Aug 19 2014 4:08am

I really want to donate, but my finances are squeezed stupid tight right now. If I get a good wage this month I'll see what I can spare.
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Prince of Lums » Tue Aug 19 2014 6:27pm

Happy to assist. I attempted to last year but people were so fast to donate!
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Patrel Rushlock » Wed Aug 20 2014 2:50am

To battle! Will get a fundraiser stream going asap one of these upcoming weekends.
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby shiningsaga » Wed Aug 20 2014 9:43pm

Always happy to help for such a fantastic site!

Now back to lurking in the background until next year ;)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby DAJO » Thu Aug 21 2014 9:34am

I've been lurking here for years and years and years. I'd be happy to help a bit. Where do I donate?
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Moogie » Thu Aug 21 2014 12:30pm

Thanks all - the response so far has been great and we already have close to $200 after paypal fees! :)

DAJO, welcome out of the shadows - and thanks for asking :) There should be a link in the first post for the paypal donate link, but otherwise click here: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?c ... XNFPTG6V4E

I swear one day I will make my fortune and cover SFC's hosting & domain for all time :)
The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby shiningsaga » Thu Aug 21 2014 10:21pm

Gotta love this site and the sheer time and energy you have put in to creating this repository :) :thumbsup:
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby DAJO » Thu Aug 21 2014 10:49pm

Ok. Done (johnhudgins@cox.net). Thanks!
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Patrel Rushlock » Sun Aug 24 2014 12:33am

Anyway to see a real time progress? Just asking for the sake of pointing to the support page during a fundraiser cast :)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Rune » Mon Aug 25 2014 11:18pm

Hah! I noticed the announcement in time this year.
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Moogie » Tue Aug 26 2014 11:24pm

Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, we are now just US$10 from goal! :) fantastic!
Patrel - unfortunately I can't seem to find a way to give real time updates. Nice idea to look into ahead of next year though! The only services I found so far want a monthly fee for the privilege!
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby shiningsaga » Wed Aug 27 2014 8:17pm

Chucked $12 in the pot this should hopefully give you $10 after the paypal fees? Lemme know if not and I'll add a little extra in ;)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Moogie » Wed Aug 27 2014 9:53pm

Many thanks! That oughgta do it, well done all :) I'll update the site in the morning, I gotta get to bed as I'm not doing so well today. Hosting bill sorted, Shazam!
The SFC Forum RPG is now live! Enjoy :)
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Patrel Rushlock » Thu Aug 28 2014 9:28pm

Understood, most I see resemble a thermometer :D Didn't consider it would cost o.O
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Mupen64 Man » Sun Sep 07 2014 4:45am

Where is my money going? I will donate! I missed last year!
EDIT: Damn it, I missed. Sorry guys. :c
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Daria » Tue Sep 16 2014 10:32pm

Rune wrote:Hah! I noticed the announcement in time this year.


Once again, I did not. I'm very sorry to hear about Phoebe though. :(

I know how tough it is to lose a pet, especially one that has been a part of your life for so long. My cats were like children to me until Damian was born. Now they're more like red-headed step-children. But still much loved. :P
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby hornetmx » Sat Oct 04 2014 7:42am

Gosh, I havent been here in so long but I just started playing SF3 again. Glad to see SFC still going strong. I know is kinda late but I threw in $10 into the pot. Best Wishes from Sacramento, California!
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Re: SFC Annual Beg 2014!

Postby Metal Bird » Wed Oct 29 2014 9:06pm

urggg I'm late this year, to late ... donatet anyways^^
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