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Today's Downtime
« on: July 12, 2012, 04:59:25 pm »
I apologize for the downtime today, it was my fault.  I've been having a paycheck dispute with one of the companies I'm a contractor for, and things have been a bit tight, so when the FT account needed to be refilled, I put it off, waiting for my check to arrive.  Unfortunately, the account was depleted before I had the money to renew it.

I took care of it from another source, to get the site back up and running, and I apologize for the brief interruption in service.  I won't let it happen again.
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Re: Today's Downtime
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 06:21:33 pm »
So is money for the server pretty tight right now? Because if it is, I was thinking maybe we, as members of the FT community, could try to hold like a fund raiser or something. Like, I know some of us are artists, and some of us write and stuff. So what if we offered stories or art or whatever for just a little bit of money and then had the proceeds go to like a FT fund so you had leeway when funds got tight?

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Re: Today's Downtime
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 07:58:51 pm »
So is money for the server pretty tight right now? Because if it is, I was thinking maybe we, as members of the FT community, could try to hold like a fund raiser or something. Like, I know some of us are artists, and some of us write and stuff. So what if we offered stories or art or whatever for just a little bit of money and then had the proceeds go to like a FT fund so you had leeway when funds got tight?

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The money that was raised to move us to a new server, along with my own matching contribution, was depleted awhile ago, along with some donations I've received since then.  Considering that those funds lasted almost twice as long as I initially estimated, that's pretty darn awesome.  And this site isn't that expensive to run now, but to put it simply, my personal funds were stretched far more than I expected to have to deal with, and the FT hosting account was depleted during this stretch, at the worst possible time for me.

I'm fine now, I have a large series of paychecks coming in this week and next, I just didn't reload the account as quickly as I should have.

But yes, donations to run the site would help a lot.  They already helped considerably, earlier in the year.
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Re: Today's Downtime
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 10:43:42 pm »
So is money for the server pretty tight right now? Because if it is, I was thinking maybe we, as members of the FT community, could try to hold like a fund raiser or something. Like, I know some of us are artists, and some of us write and stuff. So what if we offered stories or art or whatever for just a little bit of money and then had the proceeds go to like a FT fund so you had leeway when funds got tight?

I was gonna suggest this too c:
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