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20 Jun 2014 20:14 - 20 Jun 2014 20:26 #36883 by fats
Hi all,

The title of this forum post is not misleading as it's really is important.

Lfan and I have been in discussion for some time and we are looking to you the membership to solve the problem that has bugged us for some time.

As you all know we have had problems with the hosting of the site and we are looking at moving the site from the current host to a better one, not this is where you come in.

We would like to know what, if anything you would like to contribute to a fund to pay for additional hosting. We are going to call the fund "Help SWM fund", catchy isn't it. We would use the fund to pay for VPS hosting to improve the site, with any left over at the end of the year to pay for cash prize workshop or special content commissioned for SWM (e.g. themed galleries or audio stories).

So what I’m needing from people is how much you are willing to pay, how often and how you would like to pay.

so for example

$5 per month via pay pal

the alternative is to go the advertising route with pop up and pop under adverts and lots and lots of averts.

Lastly what ever you contribute to the site will be for the site, no one will run off with your money.

Please reply to this thread with your answers.

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20 Jun 2014 21:06 #36884 by Dru1076
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How much do you need? I'll pay whatever it takes to keep the site free of ads! 5 bucks a month sounds more than reasonable for something I use every day. PayPal is probably the easiest method of payment for me.

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20 Jun 2014 22:12 - 20 Jun 2014 22:14 #36885 by rueda09
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I agree with $5 per month via pay pal. I really like this site.

The fact is, if we all pay 5$ per month, its more than enough money for your needs... Maybe a rotation?
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20 Jun 2014 23:10 #36887 by Raa
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I'm game.
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20 Jun 2014 23:57 #36888 by Grayface
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While I wish I could bankroll the site for everyone, it is just a wish, but I could and would pay $5 a month.
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21 Jun 2014 00:43 #36889 by Starfurys483
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$5 dollars is more than reasonable for all the content...im game.
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21 Jun 2014 04:30 #36893 by Sarge395
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I would PayPal monthly.

I would also not be against paid advertisement. Anything to keep the board alive.
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21 Jun 2014 04:58 #36894 by italy877
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$5 Paypal, im down also!
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21 Jun 2014 07:28 #36897 by SCOTT R
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5 bucks a month from me too. SWM kicks ass!
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21 Jun 2014 07:59 #36898 by deathgeonous
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Ok, while I'm not much of a poster, I do check out this site at least once a day, if not more. That said, I'm a broke dude, and I'm living off of disability, so I don't think I CAN pay five bucks a month, even though it is a nice a cheep price. I am on a very tight budget, and all the spare money I had just bought me a new computer that I am now using. I wouldn't mind Ads, as they are everywhere, but, if this site goes to pay for, I'm, sadly, not going to be able to be a member anymore, due to the simple fact that I really do not have the spare funds.
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21 Jun 2014 08:12 #36899 by Dru1076
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I don't think it should be compulsory. I'm willing to pay, and judging by the overall response I think a large number of people are. I don't think members should be kicked out if they can't afford to contribute financially. I'm pretty safely employed right now, but what if that were to change? I might need to stop donating for a while, and would hate to think I'd loose access in circumstances like that.

What really interests me is the special commissions that could be generated by this idea. If enough of us support this idea it could lead to some awesome new content.

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21 Jun 2014 08:37 #36900 by Woodclaw
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Oh boy ... this is rather of bad spot for me.
Am I willing to support SWM? Yes.
Do I have the capacity to do it ...? I don't know.
5 $/Month is quite cheap -- especially compared to many other websites -- but my bank avvount reminds me that, being only occasionally employed, I have to manage my money rather carefully. So, I'm definitly willing to support, but I would advise to add some extra options like a yearly membership that runs for 50$ instead of 60$ and so on.

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

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21 Jun 2014 08:40 #36901 by shadar
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Five bucks is a bargain. I'm in.
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21 Jun 2014 08:44 #36902 by Caylane
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I feel the need to bring this up though as Dru mentioned he'd like the site free of ads, now is it just me or are ads such a terrible thing? I mean so long as they are not incredibly distracting that should be fine no?
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21 Jun 2014 08:58 - 21 Jun 2014 09:01 #36903 by Dru1076
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Perhaps do what devianart does. Allow full access to the site with ads for free, and make them disappear for paying members.

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21 Jun 2014 09:18 #36904 by fats
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The amount that people can give should be something that they can afford, for those who can and are willing that's great, for those who can't which includes me as I've been laid off then that's ok as well.

So far with all the people who have said that they can and willing we can move to a VPS server.

One thing that i would like to make clear, if you can not pay you will still be welcome here, we are not going down the route of being a subscription only site.

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21 Jun 2014 09:40 #36905 by oogber
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will contribute
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21 Jun 2014 11:15 #36907 by SHTL
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I'm in personally but i think the forum will lost more regular members then we expect, much more...; on the other hand i think that if paying means tha twe will have much more commissions and special features like videos ecc, itdoes matter !
I repeat, personally I'M IN and if the price was 10 dollars I'M IN the same because i love too much this forum and the story it represent.

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21 Jun 2014 12:01 #36908 by deathgeonous
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Ok, I'm glad to hear that if/when the pay stuff comes, us cheep and or broke guys will still be welcomed. That said, I like the idea of ads and pay for guys get to have them removed, and I also liked the idea of a yearly subscription to the site. As weird as it may sound, if you accept a yearly payment plan, I, personally, am more likely to be able to pay. It's the one lump sum thing. Since I have so very little left in a month after making all my necessary to live and not be homeless payments, taking another five out of that seems bad. But... I could maybe afford a one lump sum once a year better. Weird but true.
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21 Jun 2014 12:39 #36909 by fats
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deathgeonous wrote: Ok, I'm glad to hear that if/when the pay stuff comes, us cheep and or broke guys will still be welcomed. That said, I like the idea of ads and pay for guys get to have them removed, and I also liked the idea of a yearly subscription to the site. As weird as it may sound, if you accept a yearly payment plan, I, personally, am more likely to be able to pay. It's the one lump sum thing. Since I have so very little left in a month after making all my necessary to live and not be homeless payments, taking another five out of that seems bad. But... I could maybe afford a one lump sum once a year better. Weird but true.


the $5 per month was a idea, if someone wants to put in say $50 as a one off payment at say xmas, then go for it.

btw the $50 is suggested amount if someone wants to put in a larger or smaller amount then go for it

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