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New Server Hardware For digitalpoint.com

Discussion in 'Support & Feedback' started by digitalpoint, Nov 3, 2004.

  1. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    #41
    I will give 5 bucks if I can change my user name to Elvis. ;)

    10 bucks if I can change it to Led Zeppelin :D

    25 bucks if I can change it to VS :cool:

    Or Shawn could set up a bidding system like Google Adwords so we could bid on the best user names, now that would really be cool if I could high jack the user name COMPAR :)
     
    anthonycea, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  2. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #42
    Well, as I said... donations will be closed once the cost of hardware is covered. There are no intentions to make anything a pay service or turn a profit at all with the tools.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  3. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    #43
    So, to clear things up, is the $250.00 donation a lifetime link or just for a year?
     
    anthonycea, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  4. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #44
    It would be lifetime.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  5. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    #45
    Sounds like you have no problems covering the costs to me ;)
     
    anthonycea, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  6. nadlay

    nadlay Guest

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    #46
    Count me in for a donation regardless of whether you give us something for the donation.

    The knowledge I have gained from this forum already is priceless.
     
    nadlay, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    sadcox66 Spirit Walker

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    #47

    Wondering if the "friends of Digital point" link is
    1.) Different from the PR6 link mentioned earlier.
    2.) Point to any one of your websites.
     
    sadcox66, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #48
    Of course I can cover the costs myself if I really wanted to... I already cover the massive bandwidth costs on my own, and I bought the new server last December out of my own pocket for the sole purpose of the keyword tracker. And truthfully, even if donations end up not covering the new costs, I'm going to make up whatever the difference is.

    Most likely it will end up being the donations page itself (which will be linked to from every page within the tools sections (all individual pages are PR6 and PR7). Which of course can link to any website the donator wants. Even when donations close, that page will remain.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  9. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    #49
    Whatever route is chosen - count me in.
     
    Foxy, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    Trance-formation Peon

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    #50
    Bravo... succintly and nicely said... echoed from over here
     
    Trance-formation, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  11. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #51
    The donations page is up now:

    http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/donate.html

    Linked to it from the major tools (the ones that cause the server loads) a few minutes ago, and already got a couple donations, so it might work. :)

    Do you guys think it's too much blah, blah?
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  12. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    #52
    Looks solid Green Shawn, no need to donate anymore :D
     
    anthonycea, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  13. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #53
    Yeah well... Internet Explorer sucks. :) It's fixed now for IE.
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  14. anthonycea

    anthonycea Banned

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    #54
    How did you know I was using IE, real funny Shawn, REEEEEL Funny :)
     
    anthonycea, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    disgust Guest

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    #55
    I think both of those as well as the donator's page are great ideas

    it's insane that the server can cost that much, though :(

    edit: oops, guess I'm a bit later than I thought

    I'll be donating 250$ once I get my next decent chunk in paypal
     
    disgust, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Overlord of no one Staff

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    #56
    Servers aren't cheap (when you start talking about actual servers, and not a desktop machine turned INTO a server). A Dell runs $11,716 and an HP runs $13,112 when configured as closely as possible (and neither are as good). Those are considered "entry level" servers too. :)
     
    digitalpoint, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    clubbin714 Peon

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    #57
    That was very easy to make the donation. Thanks for setting that up so quickly.
     
    clubbin714, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    lowrider14044 Raider

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    #58
    Now we need to start a new poll on how long it takes to cap out. :) I'll say one week. November 11th. I'm an optimist. Now watch...he'll probably hit his goal in justa few days. :)
     
    lowrider14044, Nov 4, 2004 IP
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    thebassman Asleep at the Keyboard

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    #59
    So how can we change our ranks? ;)
     
    thebassman, Nov 4, 2004 IP
  20. Foxy

    Foxy Chief Natural Foodie

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    #60
    You have our donation - thanks Shawn :)
     
    Foxy, Nov 5, 2004 IP