HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

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HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:47 pm

With NearlyFreeSpeech.net, we are presently paying for an estimated $23+ per month to host everything. This is an improvement from Acorn Host, which charges us a lot each time we upgrade SeptemberClues.info, but it's still a lot of money for people like Simon and myself.

We are down to under $5.00 in our account right now and that means we have enough in there for less than a week of additional up time.

Even if you are annoyed by our moderation style, please consider donating a dollar to keep the site alive for the sake of the archives. I don't want to ask people to pay as if what you are really here for is the most present conversation. I know that can be unideal. But we cannot compromise our values and so we are asking for support for what it is we do: provide strict rules and a semi-passive framework for cutting edge research into Media Fakery and military PsyOps. I think the most value in our site comes from the data we have gathered and the occasional new digging members come up with.

Of course there are free services like Blogspot and stuff but hopefully you value this place in particular. If you do, please consider donating a dollar to pay for over 1 full day of the site's up time.

In the interests of transparency, here is how our present cost breaks down.

2014 Expenses
Category.................April | May | June | July | Total | Average
Bandwidth Charge.....$13.93|$11.47|$08.51|$01.22|$35.13|$08.78
DNS Charge ............$00.02|$00.04|$00.03|$00.00|$00.09|$00.02
Deposit Fee ............$03.40|$00.00|$00.00|$00.00|$03.40|$00.85
Domain Transfer.......$09.49|$00.00|$00.00|$00.00|$09.49|$02.37
MySQL Charge.........$00.44|$00.62|$00.60|$00.08|$01.74|$00.44
Privacy Service.........$00.22 |$00.31|$00.30|$00.04|$00.87|$00.22
Resource Charge.......$07.27|$07.11|$07.18|$01.27|$22.83|$05.71
Site Charge.............$0.23|$00.31|$00.30|$00.04|$00.88|$00.22
Storage Charge........$00.18|$00.14|$00.14|$00.02|$00.48|$00.12
Support Charge........$08.47|$04.99|$04.85|$00.64|$18.95|$04.74
Total . . . . . . . . . . .$43.65|$24.99|$21.91|$3.31|$93.86|$23.47

We are getting rid of the 'Support Option' on some months so that we can save $5/month, and we will not have to pay for the Domain Transfer again, but this still means we will need in the near future over $15 per month ($180+) for this secure and safe web space that is incomparable to previous "all you can use" services where we can apparently get kicked off if a vicsim glitches twice.

So please help out. Thank you.

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by simonshack » Mon Jul 07, 2014 12:10 am

Firstly, I wish to express my warm thanks to all the - present and future - supporters of our longstanding efforts.

Secondly, thanks to Hoi for this thread - which he put up on his own initiative - and without consulting me, believe it or not!

Back in 2009, I remember Hoi advising me not to put any donate button on this site - and fully agreeing with him on this matter. We both cringed at the thought of appearing like yet another fund-raising operation riding the 9/11 hoax-wave which enabled countless scams - and funneled donation monies to fake memorials, fake truth orgs, fake victim families - and whatnot.

Five years on we now realize that, well, it hasn't been easy to stick to that proud, "no-donation-button" policy. Our early idealism has been surpassed by the day-to-day realities of financial survival in this - ehrm - "modern world" of ours...

So once again, thanks to all for supporting our efforts. :)

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 2:56 am

THANK YOU to everyone who has donated in the past, and in the very recent past — like yesterday and today.

We have just deposited another $50 into the account, which should make us alright for a couple months and get us through the 'expensive' part of the subscription. What we will do afterwards, I do not know. Perhaps I'll need to try to earn more using pure capitalistic part-time jobs.

Anyway, thank you again.

lux
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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by lux » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:26 am

Maybe a voluntary subscription type thing of so many $ per month that is automatically paid via PayPal. I know some sites do this.

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:41 am

In the interest of keeping public information as completely free as possible, I think that good idea is not something we should implement. We will just have to find another way. But if public radio can have annoying pledge drives, maybe we can too?

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by AmongTheThugs » Mon Jul 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Nothing wrong with asking. I'll contribute $20 ASAP.

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Mon Jul 07, 2014 8:31 pm

Thank you so much!

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by MrSinclair » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:21 am

Donation made. C'mon folks, its easy and we need this site.

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:01 am

Thank you so much, MrSinclair!

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by bostonterrierowner » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:53 pm

I've just paypaled some Euros. Keep up the good fight!

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Wed Jul 09, 2014 1:03 am

Thank you so much, bostonterrierowner!

lux
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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by lux » Wed Jul 09, 2014 4:32 am

I did too.

Everybody's doin' it!

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by hoi.polloi » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:24 am

Well, thank you very much, too!

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by iCONOCLAST » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:29 am

Heres 40 Euro- :)

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Re: HELP: Please Donate to Keep CluesForum!

Unread post by Farcevalue » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:01 pm

50 Euro. Lack of access to CF could induce withdrawal tics. Not for me, thanks.

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