Good evening everyone!
I'd like to first off thank each and every one of you for making the bot the success that it is today. I'm calling to arms the collective family that is the IRC. I'm asking for help, help to keep the bot running and functioning properly.
In short, I'm moving the bot to a new home. This isn't free; it costs something to maintain the bandwith, power, and hosting that these bot require.
I'm asking for you, the users of the bot, to help me cover this fee. There's no set price yet, but I'm aiming at approx. $80 USD. This would cover server costs for a whole year.
I'm a 19 year old college student - I don't have infinite funds, really, I have very few. However, we can pull together, and make this request a possibility.
CURRENT GOAL: $80 USD
CURRENT DONATED: $43.85 USD
'How much?' As much or as little as you like. Every cent will go directly to the server. I'm not a greedy miser. If I was, I wouldn't have written that much code!
'I donated $X and the 'current donated' didn't raise by $x?' Because PayPal applies a 2.9% + $0.30 USD fee. You can decide who pays the fee.
'So what? It works okay for me now.' You're right, it does work okay. But with this new system, the bots will be online 24/7. They will also be a bit faster, and generally more reliable.
'Does anyone have to know I donated?' I'll make sure your name and amount is posted...IF YOU WANT. I will post a section to who donated, and how much. Your name will be immortalised here if you want :]
'I'm afraid of PayPal.' I completely understand; it's okay to be nervous. You don't have to use a Paypal account, although everything is confidential and safer than if you'd just given me the money. Seriously, PayPal is super secure. If you're still wary, please don't hesitate to contact me.
How do I contribute?
- Money order - http://www.wikihow.com/Fill-Out-a-Money-Order
- First, get an envelope!
- In the middle of the envelope, write:
Adam Fowler 127 Peyton Avenue Irvine, Kentucky 40336
- In the upper left hand corner of the envelope, write:
Your Name Your Street Address City, State, Zip code
- In the upper right hand corner of the envelope, append the appropriate stamp. If the letter is from outside US, you'll need a special stamp.
Either way, I'm going to make sure to thank you. And if you provide an address, I'll make sure to send you a letter back. Maybe with a drawing, and a thank you note :]
Faethin - $5.00 USD on Jun 30, 2010
ScatheMote - $10.00 USD on July 3, 2010
KrytenKoro - $10.00 USD on July 4, 2010
CloudofDarkness - $5.01 USD on July 6, 2010
Deadlyslashsword - $11.00 USD on July 6, 2010
BebopKate - $5.00 USD on July 12, 2010
(Contact me if you have ANY questions: firstname.lastname@example.org)