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Old 06-18-2018, 04:56 PM
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Default It's that time again: "Keep Talking Time alive"

Hi, it's me! The person who set up these forums.

I received an email reminder a few days ago that Talking Time's annual web hosting bill is coming due at the beginning of August. Thankfully, the pre-payment rate at Bluehost brings a decent discount versus month-to-month billing, but the total still comes to $1500, which I'm afraid is quite a bit more than I'm able to cover out of pocket. So, as usual, I've opened up an Indiegogo campaign to help cover the costs. (For the record, we're on the Standard plan here — the $79.99/mo. rate is sadly only for new customers, so we're paying the standard $119.99/mo. rate.)

If you'd like to help keep Talking Time on its current high-speed dedicated server for another year, you can do contribute here. Anything from $1 on up is much appreciated. And if you don't have the financial flexibility to help, or you just don't want to, that's OK, too.

I am definitely able cover a few hundred bucks if there's a shortfall, but I just don't have the financial wherewithal to handle the whole bill. But it's OK if we fall short! we'll relocate the forums to a shared server that fits within the available budget... whether that's VPS, shared, or whatever. The show will go on no matter what. The campaign will simply determine how things go from here.

Anyway, that's the pitch. Thanks, and here's hoping we can keep things running smoothly for another year. Again, the campaign is here if you're interested.
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Old 06-18-2018, 07:21 PM
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Hey Parish! I'll chip in when I get paid early next month.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:25 AM
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Cool beans. Between pledges that have already come in and what I can contribute, we're already locked in for a mid-range VPS solution at worst, which isn't too shabby.
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Old 06-19-2018, 11:56 AM
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I'll contribute, but I'm going to wait until after an upcoming trip before seeing how much I can give.
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Old 06-19-2018, 12:05 PM
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I'll be contributing in early July!
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Old 06-21-2018, 12:22 PM
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CONTRIBUTION SUBMITTED
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Old 06-21-2018, 06:47 PM
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Done.
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Old 06-21-2018, 07:42 PM
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A third of the way there!
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:33 AM
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yeah, I'll be contributing early next month post paycheck. Thanks again for keeping this crazy place going!
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:06 PM
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I never saw this thread when it first went up, but put in my tithe after it was made a header on all pages during the upgrade. Unfortunately, it looks like the shortcut is still pointing to TT 2.5. Can someone update the link, so we get more traffic here?
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:14 PM
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I never saw this thread when it first went up, but put in my tithe after it was made a header on all pages during the upgrade. Unfortunately, it looks like the shortcut is still pointing to TT 2.5. Can someone update the link, so we get more traffic here?
Clear your cache and it should work.
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:56 PM
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Past halfway!
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:47 PM
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Sorry if this is a silly question, but is there any way to donate via Paypal? I find that easier than credit cards a lot of the time :blush:
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:01 AM
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yeah, I'll be contributing early next month post paycheck. Thanks again for keeping this crazy place going!
I donated! You guys should too. <3
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Old 06-29-2018, 10:24 AM
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Sorry if this is a silly question, but is there any way to donate via Paypal?
Not on IndieGogo, at least.

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Old 06-29-2018, 10:03 PM
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Aww. Oh well, guess I'll use a card anyhoo.
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Old 07-01-2018, 03:07 PM
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In for $10/month, same as every year.
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Old 07-02-2018, 05:39 AM
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Not on IndieGogo, at least.
Um... Okay, that kinda makes me unable to contribute for now...
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Old 07-02-2018, 06:50 AM
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If anyone can't donate because of Indigogo's "no Paypal" rule I'm happy to act as a go-between. I'll put your donation on my credit card for anyone who wants to send me the money via Paypal.

ETA: PM me if you are interested.
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Old 07-09-2018, 09:16 AM
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90% there!!
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:19 PM
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Hey, we're funded!
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Old 07-10-2018, 05:28 PM
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:33 PM
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Oh thank god because everything is happening at once and I do not have the cash to spare to chip in this time around
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:00 PM
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Yeah, I had a shitty set of financial weirdness nail me this month so I wasn't able to chip in either. Thanks everyone!
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