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14 October 2008

Metachat Fund Drive It's that time again and we're running a fund driver over the next few days to cover the hosting over the next year or so. [More:]

Where the money is going:

Our Monthly Hosting cost will be $49.00 a month. Previously, this hosting was shared with myself (which is why I costed it at $25.00), but I'm in the process of transitioning all my own personal Hosting onto my own web server. Webspace hosting is provided by rimuHosting.com.

Last time, we collected enough hosting fees for 18 months. The price of the dollar against the pound and my weak accounting skillz has meant that this has stretched out to almost 2 years.

Please note that we're dropping the radio. Nobody really uses it, and it costs about $50.00 a month for streaming and licensing fees.

I said this last time, but I'll say it again.

1) You really don't have to contribute anything if you don't want to. This should be obvious, but if you don't want to send us money, then don't do it.

2) Paypal Only. If you haven't got a paypal account then you can't send us money. I really like taking cheques for nominal amounts to my bank so they can charge me a 5.00 foreign cheque processing fee, but this time I'm just not doing it.

3) I'll try and keep the contributed amount total up to date, but it's not real time. If you sent 10 bucks and the total hasn't gone up, then that is why.

4) We do all this with the support and help of our moderators. These are arse_hat, dg, iconomy and quonsar. Thanks to them & the continued help they provide the site. Please make sure you find and post a sparkling .Gif for them in the comments for this post. They all love sparkling .Gifs

If you have any questions, then ask them here or send seanyboy or taz an email.
Sparkles for everyone who helps keep this great site running...
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ta-da!

But seriously, thanks seanyboy, taz, and all our mods.
posted by BoringPostcards 14 October | 06:13
Thanks to all the mods, and I get paid in two days. Yay!

(I have a sparkly to post, but for some reason the <img> tags aren't playing nice. How do you post images?)
posted by TrishaLynn 14 October | 06:31
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The lines closed on the last fundraiser before I had the chance to chip in, so I'm glad I got to contribute this time around. Thanks to all!
posted by misteraitch 14 October | 06:34
Just use the image button below the comment box, TrishaLynn, and put in the image url - no size info, alt, or that sort of stuff.
posted by taz 14 October | 06:34
hee! sparkles!
posted by taz 14 October | 06:35
I love your bunny, BP!
posted by Specklet 14 October | 06:42
Done!
posted by gomichild 14 October | 07:15
done!
posted by divabat 14 October | 07:49
Great, I missed this last time as well. Thank you all for the great job you do.
posted by gaspode 14 October | 08:20
Half way there!!! W00t!
posted by seanyboy 14 October | 08:23
Done. Thanks for running this place.
posted by octothorpe 14 October | 08:24
Ooh, I don't have anything spare until Friday, but will donate then. Thanks for the reminder.
posted by Miko 14 October | 08:35
Thank you very much, seanyboy, taz, ico, dg, arse_hat and quonsar, for your work on the site.
posted by box 14 October | 08:58
I'm confused-one can paypal over at the Other Site using a credit card even if you don't use a paypal account-am I missing something?
posted by bunnyfire 14 October | 09:05
I think you can.

A lot of the text above is copypasta from the last fund drive. paypal should allow you to send money as long as you've a credit card.
posted by seanyboy 14 October | 09:07
Thank you to everyone. I am on this site everyday, even if I don't also post. Many a time, a omg bunny or silly conversation has cheered me up.

Yay bunnnies!
posted by typewriter 14 October | 09:12
I consider it one of my few contributions to society. Done.
posted by eatdonuts 14 October | 09:17
IT'S THE BUNNYHEAD! YAAAAAAAY!
posted by ThePinkSuperhero 14 October | 09:21
I'm a bit strapped until end of the week, but if you leave it up, I'll chip in then.

L:-(
posted by lonefrontranger 14 October | 09:46
Done.
Mecha Radio, RIP.
posted by Hellbient 14 October | 09:53
I bought a whole month. September 2009, everyone has to call me "Daddy" for thirty days.
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 09:57
Oh goodie! I didn't miss out this year!
Thank you mods for all you do.
posted by jrossi4r 14 October | 10:05
I bought a whole month. September 2009, everyone has to call me "Daddy" for thirty days.

Nuh uh, I ALREADY bought September, ask seanyboy....
posted by jessamyn 14 October | 10:41
/me keeps hitting Ctl-R on the main page to watch the percentage rise.
posted by octothorpe 14 October | 10:58
Me too, octothorpe... we're probably eating up half the bandwidth we just donated towards.
posted by BoringPostcards 14 October | 11:05
Now, now, you can BOTH be the daddy. In fact, I plan on calling everyone "Big Daddy" in my best Blanche Deveraux voice until we reach our goal.
posted by jrossi4r 14 October | 11:07
I am trying to do a credit card contribution and it's not letting me.
posted by danf 14 October | 11:18
Damnit, SassHat said I could be Daddy over two years ago. I ain't giving it up.
posted by mullacc 14 October | 11:25
Well that was very quick! Whatta anti-climax (~_^)
posted by gomichild 14 October | 11:35
Who's your Daddy, now?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 October | 11:36
Wowzer, well over 100% already! Dang. You bunnies sure know how to multiply! must be all these feral daddies running around
posted by taz 14 October | 11:38
omg... it just went up something like $200 while I was typing that last comment. Flodaddy?
posted by taz 14 October | 11:39
One of these days I'm finally going to record that fucking song, too.
posted by cortex 14 October | 11:52
Which fucking song would that be?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 October | 12:11
@ColdChef: If $10 equals one week, can I "co-own" the week of my birthday, please?
posted by TrishaLynn 14 October | 12:25
Then I want black history month. I like a month that ends where it started. And I'm not sharing. Dammit.
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 13:05
Um... I gave at the office.

no, really. I'm at work now.
posted by Triode 14 October | 13:09
Thanks to everybody. Once again, we managed to get the requisite amount plus about 50% more in less than half a day.

I'm really touched at everyones generosity. As with last time, we got a fair few $50.00 donations and a couple of $100.00 donations. That amazes me. It really does.

So - thank you.
posted by seanyboy 14 October | 13:29
Oh and ColdChef's request for september got to me first.
Although I'm tempted to ask for some kind of cage match.

posted by seanyboy 14 October | 13:34
Done!
posted by goo 14 October | 13:35
On non-preview - err, not the cage match. Although next time I'm in the same hemisphere as ColdChef maybe we could work something out. I'm certainly not answering on behalf of TrishaLynn!
posted by goo 14 October | 13:38
Damn - that was fast! I was waiting for my PayPal password reset email and bam - the goal is hit already? MeChas are fast on the draw!
posted by Slack-a-gogo 14 October | 14:22
Y'all rock.

Count me in as another who will donate later in the week if the opportunity is still available.

And here's an explicit thanks to the mods.
posted by mudpuppie 14 October | 14:26
Although I'm tempted to ask for some kind of cage match.

TWO BUNNIES ENTER! ONE BUNNY LEAVES!

Or wait, was that "eats leaves"? I forget.
posted by stilicho 14 October | 14:27
Which fucking song would that be?

This one. Shaaaaaaame on me.
posted by cortex 14 October | 15:17
How could you possibly record that fucking song when you're already so busy not updating Mulder's Big Adventure?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 October | 15:28
Wow, I'm impressed with you guys! I have a lot of respect for people who are prepared to put their hand in their pocket without hesitation for whatever they can afford (you don't get more respect from me for paying more - it's a principle thing). I feel a bit embarrassed about all the thanks for moderators, because I really do bugger all here, apart from the occasional double-comment-delete here and there.

If it wasn't for all the rest of the members here, the site would have nothing but a few people of dubious character sitting in a circle wondering what to do next. Thanks to all of you for making this place what it is - the real credit goes to all of you.
posted by dg 14 October | 15:33
I feel a bit embarrassed about all the thanks for moderators, because I really do bugger all here

That was you? Next time, leave a note or something. Call me.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson 14 October | 15:44
Congrats to all who make this site work. Votes of support from all of us who enjoy the time spent here is well-deserved.
Kudos!
posted by mightshould 14 October | 15:49
Also, it's great to see Bunnyhead back, even if it's just for a cameo appearance.
posted by dg 14 October | 15:53
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What a difference a day makes. Missed the whole thing. Still not caught up.
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posted by ethylene 14 October | 16:18
My love, whuffles, kind thoughts, and other good things go to all of you who help here in whatever way you do. xxoo stew
posted by Stewriffic 14 October | 19:57
Fine. Jessamyn can have September, 2009.

But I want the following weeks: April 12-18, 2009, April 4-10, 2010, April 10-16, 2011, plus a week to be named later. Oh yeah. I went there.
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 21:20
I would prefer a cage match.
posted by jessamyn 14 October | 21:29
I'm too dainty. Please don't hurt me.
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 21:33
We could do tag team; your wife could KILL my boyfriend.
posted by jessamyn 14 October | 21:39
OOooh. I like THOSE odds. She's from New Orleans. She'll cut ya!
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 21:42
We get to sell tickets and watch, right?

"Daddy and "good girl" just sound weird outside of sexual context.

But if you reserve tables under "Daddy" it's pretty funny. More if you're paying.
Eh, Daddy's pretty funny. Being called a good girl raises my hackles.
For cage match team names, go for it.
posted by ethylene 14 October | 21:55
I bought a whole month. September 2009, everyone has to call me "Daddy" for thirty days.

I bought half a month. I think that entitles to me to be called "Daddy's boy" for the same period of time.

Hi, Daddy. I've been a bad bunny. *wink wink*
posted by treepour 15 October | 00:47
Wait, so is Cold Chef my Daddy, or is jessamyn my Mommy for the week of September 20 to 26, 2009???
posted by TrishaLynn 15 October | 12:33
No, no, Jessamyn is "Daddy" and Cold Chef is the "Good Girl" and the match is when they get partners to stop laughingly refusing, which may take a while, and we've constructed Thunderdome on land we've staked out with the bones of our enemies.
i'm low on enemies right now, but i'm sure there are a few that are disposable available. It's not vigilante justice if they never catch you.
posted by ethylene 15 October | 12:45
I really want to see a cage match. Thunderdome stylee.
posted by goo 15 October | 14:13
We could do tag team; your wife could KILL my boyfriend.
posted by jessamyn 14 October | 21:39
OOooh. I like THOSE odds. She's from New Orleans. She'll cut ya!
posted by ColdChef 14 October | 21:42


RAAAAR! I'll make you ALL my daddy! IN THE CAGE! WHATCHA GONNA DOOO when the N-O-D and TEH JESSAMATOR go all dadaist on you, bruthaaaah?
posted by not_on_display 15 October | 22:46
aw! You guys, how awesome. I've been banned from pauypal years ago and can not play - but I do bring sparkling gifs for ALL ye mods 'cuz you make this a fluffy glittery, cage-fighting room for kittens like these. :)
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posted by dabitch 16 October | 11:21
My Life As A OMG Bunny || I had a bus race...

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