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Old 08-06-2002, 04:02 PM   #31
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LESS THAN 20.



*sigh*

And yet, upwards of 70 browsing AT ALL TIMES.
I feel your pain Carrie, but give people a chance to get set up on PayPal.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:03 PM   #32
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I voted yes, even though I really hope that it doesn't come to that. I love this place dearly, and would hate to see it go under. I'm going to donate what I can, even being unemployed at the moment, so if I can do it, then I think everyone else can chip in and do the same to save something we all love. Even a few bucks here and there would be greatly appreciated.

I liked someone's suggestion about all of the inactive accounts. If we deleted them, would that increase space and drive down the cost even by a tiny bit? Anything to conserve and make it a little less pricey, I'm just guessing here, I know nothing about computers (just ask Sicy, lol).

WE CAN DO IT PEOPLE!!!

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Old 08-06-2002, 04:16 PM   #33
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Okay...seriously now...

I just ate some beef jerky...this little bag of beef jerky...that cost $3.49.

I just bought a magazine for $3.50 the other day.

If I skip those two things that I really didn't/don't need, that's $7 right there (okay, minus a penny...I don't want technical people jumpin' on my back... ).

If people really love this place, you can find a way to spare some cash.
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I dont remember the last time I bought something I didnt need.
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I dont remember the last time I bought something I didnt need.
EVERYBODY buys stuff they don't need.
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I liked someone's suggestion about all of the inactive accounts. If we deleted them, would that increase space and drive down the cost even by a tiny bit? Anything to conserve and make it a little less pricey, I'm just guessing here, I know nothing about computers (just ask Sicy, lol).


Inactive accounts DO NOT affect bandwidth or space... they just sit there. lol.
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I cant afford to buy things I dont need. My allowance goes into my musical education.

Elvis, do the Alter-egos effect bandwith?
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I cant afford to buy things I dont need. My allowance goes into my musical education.

Elvis, do the Alter-egos effect bandwith?

No... just the normal wear and tear.. and use of the forums is what causes the use of bandwidth... there is no simple solution to cutting bandwidth for a site this busy.
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I cant afford to buy things I dont need. My allowance goes into my musical education.

Elvis, do the Alter-egos effect bandwith?
Do you own any CD's? CD's are something you don't NEED. But we spend money on things like that because we enjoy them. There are many things people have that they don't actually need. Want and need are two different things.

I don't NEED Interference...but I want it very badly, and would be willing to spend money on it. I thought a lot of others felt the same way.
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Old 08-06-2002, 04:47 PM   #40
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I think interference is worth the money, yes, I voted yes because thats what the question asked.

However, to give you some idea of my financial status, I have $20 left to my name that has to last me until my birthday/christmas, thats not enough for a year of service here and would leave me utterly destitute and isolated from the world. I need to get a bass guitar and the otherwise necessary accessories for said guitar so that my cousin and myself can start up a band once Im done school. I need to find a job, I know, and Im trying, but to be quite honest my money isnt even spent on trivial crap, I spend it when Im out with my friends, and Ive had all of maybe $200 to use over the course of the past year and a half, so its spread very very thin already - if you want to be nitty gritty about it, thats an average of about $5 a month, granted that most of it was spent on the Hamilton show (~$100 for that trip when all was said and done) and the Our Lady Peace concert I went to ($30), the rest on pizza w/ my buddies. Sure, I could give up the remaining shred of some form of social life for interference, but I need more time away from the computer not less. At this point, youd be losing me if we were to go pay at the begining of september. But I guess thats just how itd haveta be. Not a big loss Im sure. Believe me I think that $3 a month or $24 a year is worth it, most definitely, but at this point I cant afford it.
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I voted yes, but I don't think that those who can't/won't pay should be excluded. That would drastically cut down on the membership and diversity that make Interference so wonderful and special.

I'm terribly disappointed to see the browbeating and heavy-handedness in this thread. Some people cannot afford it. Deal with that fact. Making them feel bad about it won't make them able to pay; it will just make them feel bad and leave. Or is that the reason behind the cutting remarks?

If it does come to this, I think only Elvis and Sicy should have access to the list of people who pony up and those who don't. We are seeing what may happen if that information is available to others.
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I'm more than aware of all of that, Martha. And currently Elvis and those of us who are busting our asses on this site day in and day out, who are pooling our resources day in and day out for this site and generally consider Interference as a second job are aware of the number of donations.

I have no idea who has donated. Elvis has that information only.

None of us are rich here. And I am more than aware that many cannot afford it. We are appealing to those who possibly can.

Either way, Interference will close if monetary needs are not met. And laying out Plan B is what I've spent my day doing with Elvis.
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I voted yes, but I don't think that those who can't/won't pay should be excluded. That would drastically cut down on the membership and diversity that make Interference so wonderful and special.
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If it does come to this, I think only Elvis and Sicy should have access to the list of people who pony up and those who don't. We are seeing what may happen if that information is available to others.

I don't want anyone to be excluded for financial reasons, thus why I opted to try the donations as a first attempt to support the site. I even set a goal to carry us through the year (or what I think will).

I'm the only one that has access to that list right now. $$$ amounts will not made public.
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awwww

SOMEONE... just donated $2...

Why am I pointing out this specific donation?

Because it's thoughtful and pro-active doantions like this, that can/would make a difference if more people made them.

$20, $30, and $50, etc. donations aren't bad either but every lil bit helps!

Thanks to those that have donated so far, or plan to.

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Like dizzy, I voted for no, but am leaning towards yes. At the moment, I can't afford it, but possibly in September (after my raise), I will be able to.
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