I've said it before, I'll say it again. If everybody who used FA donated a single dollar a year (let alone a month) we could pay for all of FA's services for a full year. And our regular bills are almost $1,100 a month.
It's wonderful that there are so many users donating. I wonder however, Exactly what will the donations go for?
Will it be a server? IS a server over 10 grand? If there is money left over, what about hiring a professional?
Will there be updates so that people will see exactly Where their money is going? After all, donations ARE tax right offs, and of course they have the right and perhaps the need to know.
Like I said, it's wonderful that people are donating, I just hope that everyone who has will at least have updates for them to see where their money is goind.
From what I understand, they are planning to get 2 new servers. If they get enough money they even plan to update the older servers. Also, don't forget that it costs just about $1000 a month to keep this site up and running.
We will definitely be getting two new servers -- a dedicated data storage box with between 4 to 6TB of storage (depending on final config) and a high end web server to process every single page on the site. Both will more than likely feature a minimum of eight cores of processing power via dual Xeons (5420 series) and between 4 to 8GB of RAM.There are other posts describing what they plan to do with the money. From what I understand, they are planning to get 2 new servers.
It will be two servers, with tentative specs noted above.Will it be a server? IS a server over 10 grand? If there is money left over, what about hiring a professional?
Yes, and I have posted several times that I will do this next week. Donations to Fur Affinity are NOT tax deductable as we are a charity. Even if we were non-profit donations to the site would still not be tax deductable because, again, we are not a charity organization.Will there be updates so that people will see exactly Where their money is going? After all, donations ARE tax right offs, and of course they have the right and perhaps the need to know.
Right now we know we have enough for two without question. We will also be dropping in another 8GB of RAM (if not more) to our main database server for a total of 16GB of RAM. Should we have enough money left over yet still, we will upgrade the hard drives on the DB server to 146GB 15K RPM SAS drives which should provide further benefit.Unless I am mistaken, they're planning on three servers now, not two. : )
That's totally frickin' sweet, Dragoneer.
I hope the donations keep coming for the next three days.
I would love to donate to help FA, except, I don't have a credit card, so I can't use Paypal and/or Amazon Honor System. The only way I could donate is by using a domestic money order from the US Postal Service.