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Server Hardware Fault

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Panpan

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I'm a little confused by the concept of basing what the site needs on how much you are able to make people shovel out...

I -really- hope the admins are doing what absolutely needs to be done, and not just making assumptions or being like 'Wow, this is cool, let's do it because we can!' Y'know? ...Because that is a very strange thing to do.
 

Ruffyluv

New Member
I'm a little confused by the concept of basing what the site needs on how much you are able to make people shovel out...

I -really- hope the admins are doing what absolutely needs to be done, and not just making assumptions or being like 'Wow, this is cool, let's do it because we can!' Y'know? ...Because that is a very strange thing to do.


its not strange at all, what they're trying to do is build for the future so they dont run out of space in a month or this failure happens again because they just did the minimum of work to get things up and running

i'm hoping they buy the best they can get so that it can keep running a few years before it needs upgrading again
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
I'll be chipping in $5 later today.

For all those needing their porn fix....try VCL, Furry Art Pile and Yiffstar?
 

Ainoko

The Wild And Crazy Hybrid
Any new updates on the Amazon link or with PayPal?
 

Kraton

Single Wolf
I don't blame the ones who haven't donated especially with the current state of the economy if you live in the US that is. With the way things are going every penny you can get your paws on is important. It's not that they don't care about the site or are ungenerous. They are just taking there life into account before they donate. I don't see anything wrong with that. That is why FA is great, it allows you to have the choice of whether to donate or not. Just my opinion though.
Heh, and when I said I didn't have any money, that was meant literally. XD
Oh... wait, I have 1 penny in my wallet.
Too bad that will equal to 0 once donated, cause of Amazon and Paypal taking away a certain amount of it... XD
I promise though that once I have money to donate (I'll also have to open up a new bank account once I move. I'll see what has to be done at that time), I will donate some.
I just really don't have anything. XD
 

seaweed

... is not a piece of flotsam
I'm a little confused by the concept of basing what the site needs on how much you are able to make people shovel out...

I -really- hope the admins are doing what absolutely needs to be done, and not just making assumptions or being like 'Wow, this is cool, let's do it because we can!' Y'know? ...Because that is a very strange thing to do.




As it was already said before.. they are not doing things "just because they can", Dragoneer has already explained that if they get more than they need for the servers, then they will use it for more RAM to make the servers run faster.

They are not doing things "to be cool", they are doing things to give us a better experience here.
 

foxystallion

Born Furry
I don't agree with a yearly or monthly charge for the privilege of using furaffinity, especially since most of us don't have credit cards and paypal's too stupid to not bitch about a site like furaffinity.

if I were to have to pay and I didn't have any mean to pay, and I'd get kicked out from the site just because of that, that'd really suck.

imagine if you were to kick out hundreds of users who don't have a way to pay? that'd be very bad.

Anyone of any age can go into any US Post Office, purchase a Postal Money Order, and snail mail it. In any case, most of the discussions have referred to voluntary payments for extra services such as additional viewing bandwidth, a CSS customizable userpage, or the absence of annoying flashing ads.
 
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Ainoko

The Wild And Crazy Hybrid
As it was already said before.. they are not doing things "just because they can", Dragoneer has already explained that if they get more than they need for the servers, then they will use it for more RAM to make the servers run faster.

They are not doing things "to be cool", they are doing things to give us a better experience here.

But he also stated that they would get the best servers they can with the donations. So the more donations = better servers not to mention more RAM as well.
 

Kraton

Single Wolf
You guys and girls are so awesome. I didn't even have to donate (though I plan to in the future), and already I'm going to have a better experience on FA than before.
A personal thanks to everyone here. ^_^
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
On the mention of absence of ads for premium, I find that useless for those who are using Firefox with the Adblock Plus and Flashblock plugins as those completely negate the use for even giving that option for no-ads on FA. I already block everything but the donate ads anyway.
 

Astro Fenn

Delirious dreamer
Eghh.... I don't understand Computers, ahh well, hope this thing is fixed soon.
 

CrystalMendrilia

The Mad May Hare
I think that was referring to the post some 20-odd pages back between myself and Nrr. Best leave it there, I think.

I dunno if that post was meant for you, I know that going through some of the posts in this thread that there are people that were causing drama waves. Hopfully that's over now.

Whew. ^_^ Good I didn't want to partake in a 'flame war' or something just as silly. ^_^

For all those needing their porn fix....try VCL, Furry Art Pile and Yiffstar?

Yiffstar pissed me off. XD Some mod there calling himself 'Snoopy' decided one of my (not worst) pictures didn't meet their 'quality standards'. Obviously he's never looked at the art on the website he mods because, sure I always see a world of problem with every picture I post, they simply aren't that bad. XD I personally like VCL. I also forgot about Furry Art Pile. Haha thanks for reminding me! I think I actually did make an account there once. XD

Yiffstar's community has too many jerks, that's why I focused my art on Fur Affinity, this place is actually nice to be at.
 

nothingkat

FARTSMELLA
I say make Furaffinity an optional paysite. Let those who pay have special options such as multiple icons, an actual whole-site search feature, unlimited amount of watches, faster connections, no ads, their artwork featured on the front page of Furaffinity as "newly uploaded art" and so on.

Those who don't pay get only one avatar option. A limited amount of people to watch, Advertisments, speed limits, and no whole-site search feature, and no "newly uploaded art" front page exposure.

It's my understanding that those who truly enjoy Furaffinity would gladly support it and in exchange Furaffinity can offer them a faster furry art finding experience.

If you do it THIS way, I can guarantee that Furaffinity can go on and on. Learn from the mistakes of previous sites. Eventually donations will dwindle and the site will go away. Take hold of this feature now.

You want to save FA? This is the way. "Optional" payment NOW!

It will still be free, technically.
 
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I think the Amazon counter is broken again.



It's my understanding that those who truly enjoy Furaffinity would gladly support it and in exchange Furaffinity can offer them a faster furry art finding experience, and no "newly uploaded art" front page.


Am I understanding you correctly in that the recent uploads would only show for unsubscribed users? I'm not really sure what the point of that would be. I've found most of the people I watch from the new stuff on the front page.
 
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Sekhmet

New Member
Just letting you guys know I donated too! I hope we can get some awesome technology for the site! =)
 

nothingkat

FARTSMELLA
Am I understanding you correctly in that the recent uploads would only show for unsubscribed users? I'm not really sure what the point of that would be. I've found most of the people I watch from the new stuff on the front page.


I re-edited my last post to make it correct. I propose only allowing 'paid' artists to have the front page. It makes the most sense.
 

Ribbonpaws

one Cookie at a time...
i wonder how many would go else where with what peeps are proposing for a "paid site"
Dragoneer said he would post a thread on this later and that if we went to a subscribing membership thing, non paying users wouldnt lose anything that we already have....even the front page.

While i dont mind having a subscription, i say we pulled together nicely when needed to donate.
 

nothingkat

FARTSMELLA
i wonder how many would go else where with what peeps are proposing for a "paid site"
Dragoneer said he would post a thread on this later and that if we went to a subscribing membership thing, non paying users wouldnt lose anything that we already have....even the front page.

The front page is a GREAT way to get people to pay, if you ask me. If people want to go elsewhere, let them. There is no other site that panders this specifically to furry artists like FA. If they want VCL, they can enjoy being lumped in one giant ball of a million pictures.

I say bring the search feature back to those who pay. Let the front page go to those who pay. Even increase bandwidth to those who pay, if that's an option they can manage. I'll even go as far as to say 'Private messaging' only to those who pay. Furaffinity is not free and should be free to collect a small portion so it can run without trouble.

Think about it. Everytime it goes down, people pour a lot of money to get it back up in a few days. If it had the money there, it can take care of everything with little delay.

Even as little as 5 bucks a month can help this site. Donations can now lead to a better FA experience. I know we like the word 'donation' but a FA Supporting Member title doesn't sound to bad, either.
 

Armaetus

Nazis, Communists and Antifa don't belong on FA
OK, $5 sent your way Drago.

I don't know about 'paid' artists being on the front but what about new or amateur artists? How will they be recognized if all the 'big' artists are hogging the spotlight? I'd not want my commission pieces to not be shown because I am not a 'big' artist..it's just not fair...perhaps a grace period for new users and to keep the fake accounts/trolls at bay by not allowing them to comment or submit for two days..
 

nothingkat

FARTSMELLA
That's just it. There won't be 'big' artists. Just 'FA Supporting Member' artists. Or to put it in another term.

$5 will make you a big artist on FA.
 

WarMocK

I like to nuke ^^
Hey! Where's the donation link to the amazon site? Oo
I just wanted to have a look at the current donation stats and it's gone. :-(
 
well.. i guess we will have to wait a little bit till things are back online again

OH MAH GAWD MAH PENIS WILL DIE!!!

rofl take yer time ill be back when yah set stuff workin again
 

kaarsten

Member
That's just it. There won't be 'big' artists. Just 'FA Supporting Member' artists. Or to put it in another term.

$5 will make you a big artist on FA.

It's just that. It's not fair to the other artists. He already said it'll probably be for stuff like more user page customization and such. He already said he's not taking away existing features from free users, if he ever does make a subscription feature.
 
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