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verix

some dragon
Hell if a new server will fix all the issues, i'll spring for a Dell Poweredge 2800 for $5k.
In my opinion, I'd say save your money. The "buy new hardware!" solution springs up way too often. There's probably a better solution than simply throwing money at it, as in the past that's only cured the symptom, not the disease.
 

Bravo

New Member
Why not go the same route as eBay? You could make PayPal the usual way to pay for commissions on FA, and take interest for bringing artists together with people that have money. Of course without taking all the free pic posting and viewing abilities from us.

Paypal doesn't like porn. Porn is the grease that keeps this crazy machine working. Apparently, we've run out of grease.
 

Dragoneer

Site Developer
Site Director
Administrator
I still like the fact that if EVERYONE could donate $1 it would go a VERY long way to helping this out...
If everybody on the site donated $1 we'd have enough money to fund FA for a year.
In my opinion, I'd say save your money. The "buy new hardware!" solution springs up way too often. There's probably a better solution than simply throwing money at it, as in the past that's only cured the symptom, not the disease.
We were planning on adding a new data server to the main system as well as a backup box, so this is going with the plans that we had originally as well. The disease in this case is downed hardware, so... at this point and time it's the best option we have.
 

Ceceil Felias

Never have I seen fail so huge
I still like the fact that if EVERYONE could donate $1 it would go a VERY long way to helping this out...

Rafeal
Oh, of course, but a lot of people are financially tight these days. You should see what lengths some people are going to save their ass financially *coughPOGOROOcough*

Myself, I don't even have a penny to my name, and I still have bills to pay. I hope my dad doesn't mind me bumming some money off him for that.
 

gravija

Ungulate Extraordinair
i wish i knew about this about an hour earlier . . . jeebus, i coulda atleast gave about ( i know its meager ) 100 bux. I sorta knew something was up when i noticed that whenever i would clear submissions i viewed, the little checkmarks in the boxes would still be there after the page refreshed, that goes fer clearing the journals aswell. I had to referesh the page a second time to get the page to load without the recent checkmarks. I also noticed since the last fer crashes and move to the new colo. . . the servers had a slow response and load time. At first i thought " well this could be because norton systemworks has a websafe feature that sniff each web page in real time as it loads, or the new colo has a different main connection. then i remembered that before the move dragoneer said this place had a faster connection ( http://forums.furaffinity.net/showthread.php?t=20862 ) so something seemed amiss to me . . . but after having to reinstall windows due to my network being hacked i noticed the slow response time even with a fresh install. I had posted it a couple of times when i responding to peeps journals to find out if anyone else noticed the wierd happening that i did . . . but as usual my posts went un-noticed . . .( im used to that tho ). I just wish it was something i coulda said, or had knowledge of what the warnings were to help give a warning about the failure, i may not be the best tech in the world or even the most legit ( basically self taught LOL ) but i knew something was going to happen to the site . . . but what or how long was just completely out of reach to me . . . this only cofirming what i suspected . . . im upset that i couldnt help in any way. I was afaraid of starting a false worry about the failure by posting what i realised more aggressively . . . maybe i need to get into school again and get the proper papers i need to be able to do this professionally, rather than a side job that i currently perform now. Thank you for all yer hard work, admins. yall desrve a break. So peeps, these guys ( whoever is involved other than Dragoneer ) are doing their best, let them be and allow them to maximise their time and effort in getting done what needs to be done. I think i need ot start learning some coding too. LOL I basically excell in troublshooting and physical repair. just no soldering . . . i cant solder worth crap LOL
 

Segremores

Omnifetish
I agree with Verix on this one, there needs to be more investigation into the coding as a possible issue with the site, not the hardware. I mean, if it really isn't coding that's an issue, even beyond the current critical failure, then why don't we have a proper search feature? Why does the site constantly take a e-dump on watches, favorites, and messages that have yet to be looked at? And, more importantly, why do the coders for the site sometimes say that looking at the coding makes them depressed?
 

Amber

Active Member
Why not go the same route as eBay? You could make PayPal the usual way to pay for commissions on FA, and take interest for bringing artists together with people that have money. Of course without taking all the free pic posting and viewing abilities from us.

I think that would be a good idea... It would take some thinking as to how you would implement it though....
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
We're looking into something like that in the future, but if we go that route we will NOT remove any functionality from the site. On a personal level I loathe DeviantArt because it's a pain in the ass to use unless you pay. If we did something like that it would be to allow userpage customizations and other little nifty features that you could use to personalize your FA without reducing functionality from other people.

0.0; That sounds cool~ I don't like dA either, but gosh... Just the thought of userpage originality sounds really awesome~ And full of orgasmic goodness~ >w< Please let us know if that is a possibility in the near future :'3
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
Oh, of course, but a lot of people are financially tight these days. You should see what lengths some people are going to save their ass financially *coughPOGOROOcough*

Myself, I don't even have a penny to my name, and I still have bills to pay. I hope my dad doesn't mind me bumming some money off him for that.

LMAO! I was waiting for someone to say *coughpogoroocough* something about that!~
 

Echo_wulf

Member
0.0; That sounds cool~ I don't like dA either, but gosh... Just the thought of userpage originality sounds really awesome~ And full of orgasmic goodness~ >w< Please let us know if that is a possibility in the near future :'3


^.^ yes i must have missed that post but that would be a very awesome deal and it would be some extra money in the pocket for the FA funds. i know tons of people would do it ^.^
 

mukichan

Chibi Chubbeh Draggie
^.^ yes i must have missed that post but that would be a very awesome deal and it would be some extra money in the pocket for the FA funds. i know tons of people would do it ^.^
YESH!! Even for poor people like me~ xD
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
We're looking into something like that in the future, but if we go that route we will NOT remove any functionality from the site. On a personal level I loathe DeviantArt because it's a pain in the ass to use unless you pay. If we did something like that it would be to allow userpage customizations and other little nifty features that you could use to personalize your FA without reducing functionality from other people.

It would help a bit, but not as much as you'd think. We've already got some rules in the works to address some issues like that, but more on that... well, later.

Good! I'm very glad that you are thinking about that. Allowing FA members to pay for extra services could benefit both them and FA. For example, I'd pay for a higher data transmission speed. I'd pay for some relief relief from your ill conceived photomorph rules - for example, being able to use properly licensed commercial animal head and tail photos in my photomorphs. I'm sure that some members would pay to be able to post a hundred pictures of their fursuit - which should not cause any problems so long as they pay their own way and then some and so long as 97 of them are posted to their Scraps so that they don't spam the Browse pages. Please don't put off thinking about this!
 

Amber

Active Member
Unfortunately this would cost money to start but what if you offered prints for the FA artists to sell and take a profit off of each print?
 

Trip

House tiger
Please don't put off thinking about this!

No kidding! One feature I would definitely be willing to pay for would be the ability to create different categories in my gallery. That's something I've been wanting for a while now.
 
Yes, because people like Jack Thompson would just LOVE to hear about that site opening up.

XD

Would it pass under his radar if it'd be called PornPal instead?

Anyway, FA is international so we won't need to care about some American preacher. Our PornPal could be anywhere else in the Western world.
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
Unfortunately this would cost money to start but what if you offered prints for the FA artists to sell and take a profit off of each print?

It would cost less than $500 for a good dye sublimation printer and supplies. I think that the problem is who would do the nitty-gritty of keeping track of orders and packaging and mailing them, rather than startup cost.
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
Would it pass under his radar if it'd be called PornPal instead?

Anyway, FA is international so we won't need to care about some American preacher. Our PornPal could be anywhere else in the Western world.

Call it FurryFund(tm) and locate it in the Netherlands...
 

YuchiDaYena

Teh Mobster Yena
Would it be possible to ask a well known artist if they'd be willing to help.

If not I'd be willing to help by making pins for every donation? o.0;

Anyhow x3

Some people are stubborn and only do it if they can get something out of it unfortunately.

I wish you luck and will be sending a donation as soon as I pay off my suit head.

Much love to you Dragoneer, just making a suggestion.

::It's YuchiAngel, the one who made you the preyfar pin :)::
 
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SilverAutomatic

The Sound of Madness
Might be something worth looking into for FAU this year. If you donate like, a dollar, you get a pin or something like that. Wouldn't be a bad idea.
 
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