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originally posted by: Hefficide
I gave what I could in December and will do so again in January.
For all the fussing, my POV is this. Over the course of my life I've paid a lot of money to see movies that turned out to be garbage, gone on expensive dates that didn't end with a kiss, and purchased products that never did do what they actually said they would do.
I waste money on cable TV every month and barely watch it.
As it happens, I do spend a great deal of time here. Sometimes writing, sometimes moderating, sometimes lurking and sometimes just posting like everyone else does.
Given the amount of information I've gotten here and the countless hours I've spent? I could never donate enough to pay back a reasonable return on what I've received here in simple entertainment value.
$20.00 for a bad movie, or $20.00 here? Personal choice, of course, but to me it's a no brainer.
This money will be used to repay the loan that's keeping us running
At last count, we had just over 5.1 million distinct pages. On any given month, we deliver more than 1 million distinct URL's (unique content pages) to visitors… and Internet spiders typically access 2-3 million distinct URL's every month. A typical month sees over 15 million page views… from humans… add 5x that for non-human Internet spiders. Our RSS feeds are accessed over 10 million times a month. Our database of unique content is so large, and so much unique content is accessed all the time, attempting to cache (temporarily store common queries) database queries fills up the server's 16GB of ram in 10-12 hours. We store and serve (for free) over 3 terabytes of member uploaded images. Every day I get notices from our hosting provider that we're bing charged slightly more because we have exceeded our hosting plan bandwidth.
We've received 131 much appreciated donations, a few of which exceed $100 -- I never expected that. I stuck those higher contribution levels in there just for the fun labels. :p We're about 40% of the way to the loan amount.
Our database of unique content is so large, and so much unique content is accessed all the time, attempting to cache (temporarily store common queries) database queries fills up the server's 16GB of ram in 10-12 hours. We store and serve (for free) over 3 terabytes of member uploaded images. Every day I get notices from our hosting provider that we're bing charged slightly more because we have exceeded our hosting plan bandwidth.
Our revenue will soon bounce back,
originally posted by: Domo1
a reply to: proob4
I have to help them, I have to.
You probably missed it because it got deleted, but last night you inspired me to donate in your name when you mentioned you were going through a rough patch. You also inspired Windword to do the same thing.
Wait until you're on your feet. Your content contributions and spirit have already helped quite a bit.
This should be the last of worries at the moment, and you've already helped more than you probably realize.
Your intentions are so transparent it isn't even funny.
You speak of "gullible, incapable of critical or even simple realistic thought" - but you make pretty wild assumptions with your "calculations"... Let's all just grab random numbers out of thin air and try to sound believable.
originally posted by: IsItSafe
the rest of the post is completely ignored. The only way to deal with it for some, I guess.
You obviously weren't even able to indentify the exact premise of my post since basically your whole reply is irrelevant and non contextual.
Perhaps no-one cares what you have to say.
originally posted by: IsItSafe
a reply to: Gaspode
The only part of your reply worth debating was the line about the numbers I used to calculate the loan.