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#1 athlon

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 09:28 AM

It's been 3 years since our last donation run for a server upgrade.

I've been paying the rent with my own money. The ads helped a bit, but our income has slowly declined and the server costs has increased. Even though the hardware is old. If this continues, I might not be able to financially support the site for more than 6 months.

I'd have to chose: stop the site, lose 1 server (and get a really slow site) or move to another hoster.

I've found another reliable hosted which gives much better hardware (12 times the RAM!!) for more than half the cost (100 euro per month).

The thing is, I need to pay one year of rent up front. That's 3x1200 euro's (because we need three servers to keep things running). If we pay monthly, i'd have to pay 3x100 install costs. Not really worth it is it?

So... i need to do a donation run.

If you got any money to spare and want to help out, please donate through paypal.

You can donate with our subscription to get an af-supporter title
http://asianfanatics.../subscriptions/

Or you can donate directly through paypal to the email athlonkmf@asianfanatics.net


(hope to reach at least 50% of the needed 3600 euro)

#2 tamaya

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:03 PM

Hi,athlon: Just donated as AF supporter. I want to take this opportunity to thank you for providing us such a wonderful forum. Thank You!

Edited by tamaya, 15 March 2014 - 03:04 PM.


#3 athlon

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Posted 14 March 2014 - 11:26 PM

thank you for your support!

also, to the other members who donated: thanks!

There was a problem with the settings and it made some donation package recurring. I've changed it already on our system. You need to stop the recurring setting in paypal yourself though... sorry for the trouble...

#4 Epic

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Posted 15 March 2014 - 05:29 AM

Support! Thank you, athlon, for keeping the forum alive and running all these years. It is greatly appreciated.

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 01:24 AM

I am poor today.. so donated small amount only. I will add....though.. if i have the resources.

Thanks for keeping the forum running. Hope you can come out with the desired amount.

#6 athlon

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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:16 AM

Thanks to everybody who donated!

A little update: the current gross amount donated is 330 dollar. It's far from the needed 900 dollar. But it's still a lot!
I think I'd let this page go on till mid-May.

I'll rent the new servers mid/end may and do the migration in the last week. That way I won't have double rental costs. With the amount donated I'd just pay the install fee and pay the rental myself

#7 Ingman

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Posted 29 March 2014 - 03:41 PM

Donated :)

#8 stardust299

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:24 PM

Hi i will like to make a small contribution, but is it ok if my donation is in US dollars?

#9 dorak

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 11:16 PM

holy moly! I still have my account since 05! :D

#10 athlon

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Posted 08 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

It's ok if your donation is in us dollar, paypal will convert it automatically :)

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 01:15 AM

OMG sorry to bother you
but when i sent money to you through paypal

should i select
1.I'm paying for goods or services
2.I'm sending money to family or friends

i don't want to select the wrong thing and it end up not working!

#12 athlon

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Posted 09 April 2014 - 07:08 AM

You can use "services' and then write donation for af. That,d work. Or use the subscription-option on this site. If that's easier

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 03:20 AM

Just donated =)
hope my small contribution helps!
Sorry its not alot
But thanks for all the efforts

#14 athlon

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Posted 14 April 2014 - 09:20 PM

Just donated =)
hope my small contribution helps!
Sorry its not alot
But thanks for all the efforts


Thanks! Every little amount helps ;)
It's weird, i didn't receive an email, but the donation came through!

#15 absurdworld

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:21 PM

Donated under paypal name m*oi0***6@gmail.com

#16 athlon

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Posted 28 April 2014 - 10:37 PM

Just wanted to update: I'm now talking to to hoster, see if we can get some discount. And such. Will plan to move end of may. Need some time to test the new forum software too.

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 08:31 AM

Donated again.. still a small amount but heartily given :)

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 04:41 PM

Hey man, I've been a member since the beginning and I would hate to see this website dies. Maybe you need to alternate your business model a little bit and have a team dedicated to generating traffic and ad revenue.
there must be some things that can do beside continuously pandering for donation.

#19 athlon

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 09:01 PM

Hey man, I've been a member since the beginning and I would hate to see this website dies. Maybe you need to alternate your business model a little bit and have a team dedicated to generating traffic and ad revenue.
there must be some things that can do beside continuously pandering for donation.


I'm always open for suggestions.

#20 DeliriousTea

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 10:16 PM

hmm... do you have statistic data or analytics i can use? i don't want to make random suggestions

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Posted 09 June 2014 - 11:50 PM

i think i'm starting to see the problem. there's aren't much engagement tool for social media. btw the twitter and facebook buttons below doesn't work. i cannot connect to share anything.

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:20 AM

I think redesigning the layout would help.
take a look at this http://www.allkpop.com/
according to website statistics, just when af traffic depletes theirs started going up.
their website literally shouts for engagement, sharing, and starting conversations which is the most important.
and i think that's what we're missing here.

This is what my research have told me.
according to some web statistics, majority of their traffics goes out to social media like facebook and twitter which generates for more traffic returns. af traffics on the other hand goes out to miscellaneous websites and other forums which just ends up giving traffics away.
majority of af and allkpop audiences and demographics are from north america which mean there are some competition and there's some correlations. . of course, allkpop isn't the only website but nonetheless, it's one of the more attractive looking ones i've seen and it's definitely a great example and role model for af.

#23 athlon

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Posted 20 June 2014 - 09:53 AM

Little update. The new servers has been rented and set upped. The newest version of the forum software has been tested on that server.

I'm planning to move servers this weekend. AF will be down for a few hours during the migration. Hopefully it'd be up and running within a day.

Plan is to move tomorrow (saturday)