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I hate the idea of 'begging for money', but the truth is... my economy is not doing so well right now, and I fear I do not have the money to pay for the server the next couple of months. While I may hate the idea of asking for your donations, I like the idea of the server going down due to my pride even less. You can use the Infosphere:Site support if you wish to help. I am not looking for a big amount, only around 60 to 100 EUR (ca. 52 to 88GBP or 84 to 141USD).

Thanks in advance. Remember, I shan't hold anything against you if you cannot or choose not to donate. Not all are capable of that. --Sviptalk 23:40, 16 July 2011 (CEST)

I was trying to get to this with this table topic, but I never got a response. I'm certainly willing to help donate to keep the Infosphere alive, and I hope others can make a sacrifice as well. We should all pull together for this. - akitalk 13:33, 18 July 2011 (CEST)
Sadly, I am between funds right now. But that should change soon and I'll be able to make regular contributions. I hope we are able to pull together enough funds to help for now --Buddy 07:50, 19 July 2011 (CEST)
Is it a good idea to make it a Kickstarter like kind of deal (but not Kickstarter itself), i.e. with a countdown and such? I think it's a good way of encouraging people to donate. Just have it in the top of the screen with the countdown, encouraging visitors to throw in a buck or two. My point is, only a few people are visiting the conference table, but I think there's a potential for others as well to help. - akitalk 16:49, 19 July 2011 (CEST)
We did that once. And it worked pretty well. Some of the code is still saved somewhere. Maybe I should set it up again, but then I would set the goal at 500EUR. --Sviptalk 17:47, 19 July 2011 (CEST)
Sounds like a good idea. I don't know how much the Infosphere costs to run, but obviously there's no harm in getting too much either - it can easily be saved for future payments. - akitalk 19:07, 19 July 2011 (CEST)
There we go. When the cache is up, the style should look good as well. --Sviptalk 13:37, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
I also re-created this page. --Sviptalk 13:38, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
lol, editing the campaign page made the sitenotice's cache get stuck. --Sviptalk 16:40, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
Hurrah, I'm helping! I donated €10, and I'll wait and see how many others will donate, so that I'll start giving more if necessary. Ofcourse the preferable situation is if 60 people all donate €10, instead of having six people donate €100. For some reason most people who believe in Bigfoot the Infosphere are poor.
Different note: The top thingie countdown is good and all, but it doesn't link to a donation page. Shouldn't "donate to the project" be a link? - akitalk 16:46, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
Nevermind, it was fixed. - akitalk 16:46, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
Well, the sitenotice is cached at times when people edits pages. And you edited the very article it linked to, so it behaved like it was part of that article. The only way to fix it was simply eating other articles. :P --Sviptalk 16:53, 20 July 2011 (CEST)
And of course, thank you for your donation. :) --Sviptalk 16:56, 20 July 2011 (CEST)

Break: Slightly different purpose

I just want to let you know that I am slightly changing the purpose of the money; I want to purchase a new server for the Infosphere, because the current server is reaching its limits. The old server will eventually die. The reason I mention this, is that I don't know how long the 500EUR will last for with the new server. But it will be faster, more powerful and all that. --Sviptalk 14:00, 29 July 2011 (CEST)

Are you comfortable with changing the goal amount? That seems to be the only solution to me. Sanfazer 19:54, 29 July 2011 (CEST)