Hey everyone. As all of you know we transferred to a new server a couple of weeks ago which has done the job we needed in ending game day issues. Aside for a couple of hiccups here and there all-in-all we've eliminated the server slowdowns and errors that used to creep up, and it's also allowed me to enable many more features of vBulletin to enhance forum viewing.
However, as a result of our growth the cost per month has doubled for me from where it was a year ago (it's more than a car payment) which is why I added the option back in June for those of you who wanted to donate. Many of you have, and I appreciate it as it's helped me cover the costs to this point. With this new server now in place it's forced me to need to run a "fund drive" to try and raise some money to try and pay for things going forward.
We currently have 86 people who have donated, which I'm very thankful for and greatly appreciate it. However, to pay for a full year of hosting, we're going to need approximately 300 people in total to contribute. The good news is we're already almost one third of the way there, so hopefully it won't take long to reach our goal.
For those who do contribute, you do get some things in return and there are some benefits will be added to your account. You can find the information in the thread below:
For Those Who Would Like to Donate to PatsFans.com
I have to be honest, I'm not thrilled about having to do this. But unfortunately this site isn't a money making endeavor and with internet advertising dropping off almost on cue with the stock market, it's now become a bit more necessary. This site is something I've continued with simply because I'm just glad to be a part of such an incredible group of people. Quite honestly I really appreciate all the support and considering the season we're having, I know that this isn't exactly high on anyone's list of things to contribute to. But for those of you who do donate I do want to say thank you, and I hope this place is one that you enjoy being a part of. Rest assured I'll never stop trying to make it better, and you'll continue to see impovements. Hopefully all of you also know that you can PM me if I can ever help with anything or if you ever have any suggestions. This board is here for all of you, and as I mentioned without you it wouldn't be worth coming to. I remember the days many years ago when there were no members...and it's definitely much more fun now
In the meantime thanks again to all of you, and hopefully we can reach our goal. For those who would prefer to use "snail mail" (the post office) let me know and I'll PM you with the details. Please bump this thread as you see fit to help keep it going, as I'd rather not have it get lost in the "stickies" at the top of the forum.