Site maintenance fee ?

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Site maintenance fee ?

Post by sentinel » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:59 am

Just wondering does this site need any fees to operate ? forum apps need to be paid ?

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Re: Site maintenance fee ?

Post by DNS » Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:05 am

Site fees are nominal, very small; just domain registration and web hosting. Web hosting goes up with usage, so we're at only a few thousand USD per year, so still no need for setting up any donations yet from members. However, perhaps at some future time, if we get bigger.

Here is a thread set up for discussing other dana possibilities:

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Re: Site maintenance fee ?

Post by Pulsar » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:34 am

DNS wrote
Web hosting goes up with usage, so we're at only a few thousand USD per year
What is the range like? $2000-$3000? or $5000-$6000. Few can be either of the above or another
Is there a possibility that you might shut the site if it becomes too pricy? Once Google shut a network site called Google Plus, perhaps it became too pricy for them?
I would rather you requested donations, before that happens.
On aug 13/2009 DNS wrote
Hi Mawk

Thank you for the offer, very much appreciated. But the costs to run this site are very small. There is domain name registration which is only about $10 USD per year and there is web hosting, which is more, but right now that is not very much either, until we reach something like 1 million posts or more. At that time, the web hosting will need to be upgraded to allow for more storage of information and more monthly bandwith. Even at that time I have no problem incurring the cost or if it should be too much, we could take up a collection as needed
Has it become too much? It is OCT. 20/2019
ten years have gone by. Thank you for bearing the financial burden so
far. Much merit for being that "Bearer of Burden"

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