Help Fundraising Campaign - Donation Request

Jo

Jo

Administrator
Master Penguin
Hello Guys,

This year will mark the Orange Room's 15 years anniversary.

For most of those years, this forum has been self-funded with the help of its moderators, ORS & donors. My goal this year is to try and reach around USD 1,000 - This will help to pay part of the:
  • Server cost
  • Licenses cost
  • Plugins cost
By donation to the Orange Room, your account will also be upgraded to ORS. You can use the link below:


I appreciate all of your support! This forum wouldn't be online without you.

With love/Sincerely,
Jo
 
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  • IsaBells

    IsaBells

    All the jingle ladies, put your hands up!
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    Let's make it 2020, got the holidays coming up ?
     
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    The_FPMer

    The_FPMer

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    On average, yes. This year it will cost more.
    Not trying to be a jerk, I'm genuinely curious how is this possible? I'm no way an expert in IT so bare with me, but web hosting costs are extremely cheap and XenForo isn't expensive at all. Is it Cloudflare that's hiking up the bill?
     
    Jo

    Jo

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    Not trying to be a jerk, I'm genuinely curious how is this possible? I'm no way an expert in IT so bare with me, but web hosting costs are extremely cheap and XenForo isn't expensive at all. Is it Cloudflare that's hiking up the bill?
    Shared web hosting is cheap - Cloud and Dedicated servers are actually expensive.

    For example, this was my Server's October invoice.

    Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 3.07.32 PM.png

    And this is November's so far.

    Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 3.07.43 PM.png

    Excluding Cloudflare, plugins & software license.
     
    loubnaniTO

    loubnaniTO

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    Staff member
    Super Penguin
    no @Jo promised the staff and moderation team a nice end of year bonus

    yala donate ?
    law badda tshatte kenit ghayyamit... i;ve been part of the forum and staff for almost 15 years, wala marra ken fi bonus. There is always a reason to avoid paying it. Good we get those comprehensive benefits though eh? dental, free massages, fitness account, pension, etc. yalla ahsan men balesh..
    PLEASE DONATE!
     
    Jo

    Jo

    Administrator
    Master Penguin
    Well I was asking about bandwidth, but if you can provide both it would great ^__^
    This is a breakdown of the cost this month so far. Ideally, Everything will double by the end of the month.

    Screen Shot 2019-11-14 at 3.27.48 PM.png

    Note:

    . Data Transfer is the cost of bandwith --> 725 GB so far.
    . EC2 is the resources fees (CPU & RAM) --> 316 hour so far including backup.
    . Relational Database Service is the database handling fee
    . Simple Email Service is the cost of emails sent --> 133,484 email so far
    . Simple Storage Service is the storage cost & Number of Requests to the stored files --> 448 GB & 9,866,144 Request so far
     
    The_FPMer

    The_FPMer

    Active Member
    This is a breakdown of the cost this month so far. Ideally, Everything will double by the end of the month.

    View attachment 14908

    Note:

    . Data Transfer is the cost of bandwith --> 725 GB so far.
    . EC2 is the resources fees (CPU & RAM) --> 316 hour so far including backup.
    . Relational Database Service is the database handling fee
    . Simple Email Service is the cost of emails sent --> 133,484 email so far
    . Simple Storage Service is the storage cost & Number of Requests to the stored files --> 448 GB & 9,866,144 Request so far
    Thank you for the information. I'm currently unemployed, but when I get a job, I will surely donate.
     
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    loubnaniTO

    loubnaniTO

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    Staff member
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    This is a breakdown of the cost this month so far. Ideally, Everything will double by the end of the month.

    View attachment 14908

    Note:

    . Data Transfer is the cost of bandwith --> 725 GB so far.
    . EC2 is the resources fees (CPU & RAM) --> 316 hour so far including backup.
    . Relational Database Service is the database handling fee
    . Simple Email Service is the cost of emails sent --> 133,484 email so far
    . Simple Storage Service is the storage cost & Number of Requests to the stored files --> 448 GB & 9,866,144 Request so far
    thank you for being more transparent than our government.
     
    Mrsrxmas

    Mrsrxmas

    Somehow a Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    Most of you reading this spend more time on this forum than watching a movie or drinking a beer with your friends....
    Paying 10 or 15$ to watch a movie for 2 hours is worth the money
    Paying 30$ to have a beer with friends for 3 hours is worth the money

    Hundreds of hours spent here is not worth 10, 20 or 50$?

    (i understand some people cannot.... not looking at you)
     
    Leb_Rebel

    Leb_Rebel

    Legendary Member
    Orange Room Supporter
    This is a breakdown of the cost this month so far. Ideally, Everything will double by the end of the month.

    View attachment 14908

    Note:

    . Data Transfer is the cost of bandwith --> 725 GB so far.
    . EC2 is the resources fees (CPU & RAM) --> 316 hour so far including backup.
    . Relational Database Service is the database handling fee
    . Simple Email Service is the cost of emails sent --> 133,484 email so far
    . Simple Storage Service is the storage cost & Number of Requests to the stored files --> 448 GB & 9,866,144 Request so far
    The database handling fee seems like a rip-off.
    Have you considered moving to another platform ?
     
    Danny Z

    Danny Z

    Legendary Member
    This is a breakdown of the cost this month so far. Ideally, Everything will double by the end of the month.

    View attachment 14908

    Note:

    . Data Transfer is the cost of bandwith --> 725 GB so far.
    . EC2 is the resources fees (CPU & RAM) --> 316 hour so far including backup.
    . Relational Database Service is the database handling fee
    . Simple Email Service is the cost of emails sent --> 133,484 email so far
    . Simple Storage Service is the storage cost & Number of Requests to the stored files --> 448 GB & 9,866,144 Request so far
    Ban Resign, Muki & loss w noss and you will drop your bandwidth by half, anyway nobody reads or replies to them as they are on the ignore list of most people.
     
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