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Mattyk 02-01-2006 02:16 PM

Important announcement: site costs
 
It's that time of year again, our server plan just renewed and our vbulletin license is up at the end of February. I've spotted the $407 for the server costs for now but I unfortunately can't afford to pay both bills in their entirety so....

I'm 'passing the hat' around The Warpath to help recoup some of the costs.

Here are the actual breakdowns for our '06-'07 costs:

Server: $407
vbulletin owned license: $160

The past two years I've purchased the leased version of vbulletin for $85 per year, but it makes more sense to go with the owned version since it will only cost $30 to renew it each year going forward.

I'm going to contribute $100 of my own money, so I'm asking for the community to help pitch in for the remaining $467.

Please visit our [url="http://www.thewarpath.net/donate.php?"][b]donations page[/b] [/url]to contribute.

Any amount is greatly appreciated! Thank you for your continued support of The Warpath!

TheMalcolmConnection 02-01-2006 02:21 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
Just sent $20.00.

skin4Life28 02-01-2006 02:31 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
Sent $40.00. Thanks a lot Matty.

skinsfanthru&thru 02-01-2006 03:15 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
I hope my $50 can help keep this site as awesome as it has been. :towel:

hail_2_da_skins 02-01-2006 03:23 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
I donated $20.

Monksdown 02-01-2006 03:41 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
I may be poking my nose around more than you would like; and if that's the case, just say so, and I'll let you do your thing. Do you get $ for the running advertisements sometimes seen at the top of this page.

Schneed10 02-01-2006 03:47 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
I'll donate $500 for the right to ban Lawyer Bill from the site. I'd love to be the one who pushes that button. Hey Matty, maybe you should auction off the rights to ban him, I'll bet it's lucrative!

But seriously, I sent you a little something. Definitely my favorite site, I'm happy to help out.

JoeRedskin 02-01-2006 04:03 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
Matty - My donation is on the way. As always, thanks for your hard work.

cpayne5 02-01-2006 04:13 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
[QUOTE=Monksdown]I may be poking my nose around more than you would like; and if that's the case, just say so, and I'll let you do your thing. Do you get $ for the running advertisements sometimes seen at the top of this page.[/QUOTE]
As long as you keep clicking them.

Master4Caster 02-01-2006 04:23 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
OK, 20 and 5.

Mattyk 02-01-2006 04:27 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
[QUOTE=Monksdown]I may be poking my nose around more than you would like; and if that's the case, just say so, and I'll let you do your thing. Do you get $ for the running advertisements sometimes seen at the top of this page.[/QUOTE]

I have no problem with full disclosure. :)

Saying how the google ads make money is a violation of my terms of service, but I think you can figure out how they generate money. But it's very minimal, believe me.

The other ads on the front page make decent money, but the site has it's share of other costs. The domain names [url="http://www.thewarpath.net"]www.thewarpath.net[/url] and [url="http://www.redskinswarpath.com"]www.redskinswarpath.com[/url] are both registered to this site, and during the season I frequently have to purchase additional bandwidth. We were maxing out 80GB 2 weeks into the month at times due to the wild popularity of the film room. I also frequently hire programmers for updates, and for when we had to move the site to a new server, etc.

I wish I was getting rich off this site believe me.

It's all for a good cause and 99% of the money taken in goes right back into the site.

If you'd like to donate feel free, if not that's not a problem either.

JoeRedskin 02-01-2006 04:35 PM

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[QUOTE=Mattyk72]It's all for a good cause and 99% of the money taken in goes right back into the site.[/QUOTE]


AHAAA!! Skimming that 1% off the top and buying urself that vacation home in the bahamas?!?! Man, I am sooooo disillusioned.

jdlea 02-01-2006 05:01 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
[QUOTE=JoeRedskin]AHAAA!! Skimming that 1% off the top and buying urself that vacation home in the bahamas?!?! Man, I am sooooo disillusioned.[/QUOTE]

:lol:

And, since I don't feel like posting twice to run up my post count...my donation was just sent.

Sammy Baugh Fan 02-01-2006 06:37 PM

Re: Important announcement: site costs
 
We have Google Ads on our site and after the first year I "may" be able the cheapest warpath t-shirt.
lol

Our costs are about 1/3 of yers Matty but we are going to do a fund drive this month too.

I'm a little short this week in my PayPal account this week but will slap some in there and on it's way to ya'll. This site is a MUST CHECK site many times a day if near a PC.

A heartfelt thanks Matty and [motley] crew
mike
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