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If we have to move to a more expensive server, would you guys be OK with:

Ad banners
29 (22.5%)
Google text ads
48 (37.2%)
Annual donation drive
36 (27.9%)
Subscriptions for access to certain features
7 (5.4%)
Refer lots of people to PSMKay's webdesign company
8 (6.2%)
Another idea? Explain below
1 (0.8%)

Total Members Voted: 62

Voting closed: Mar 22, 2011, 07:00 pm

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Re: Too big for our breeches: Server update and poll
« Reply #30 on: Mar 20, 2011, 10:16 pm »
I love PayPal.  I had a balance from who-knows-where that I had forgotten about.  So my donation cost me $7 less out-of-pocket than I was planning on giving anyway.  Nice :)

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Re: Too big for our breeches: Server update and poll
« Reply #31 on: Mar 21, 2011, 04:38 pm »
 Been a way for a while, but just saw this and donated as well.  Kay, thank you so much for all your hard work on the site!  It's truly appreciated.

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Re: Too big for our breeches: Server update and poll
« Reply #32 on: Mar 21, 2011, 07:10 pm »
You're very welcome!  And Thank you to everyone.  I cannot say it enough.

We're 24 hours away from the close of the poll, so I wanted to give everyone a brief status update.

Despite the votes in favor of Google ads, the underground donation movement wound up winning.

At this point 29 very generous stage managers have donated.  We have raised the entire $450 needed for the next 12 months... and $422 of what we'll need for the following year!

I am completely and totally floored by all of this.  Seriously.  You guys are the best membergroup an admin could hope for.

At this point we are completely moved over to the new server.  I'm noticing that it's markedly faster, and have therefore gone ahead and reactivated most of the stuff that I'd suspended last week, like calendar and chat.  If you guys notice any weird behavior let me know.  A few folks in far reaching corners of the world might not be seeing the new site just yet, it can take up to 72 hours for domain moves to take effect globally.  Once we're past that point I'll go ahead and terminate the old hosting plan - with relish.

As I mentioned earlier, I will also be implementing a "Preview of coming attractions" feature that donors will be able to use to promote their shows and charities of choice.  Donors have received PMs explaining how it will work.

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Re: Too big for our breeches: Server update and poll
« Reply #33 on: Mar 22, 2011, 01:52 am »
This transition is the most seamless I have ever experienced.
Great job.
Philip LaDue
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