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Where are the Donations?

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avatar DoctorWoo
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
The downtime of this site has been something that has bugged me from the get go. Not enough for me to stop using the site, of course, but enough it raises concern in me.

We all know (or at least, I hope we know) that a site takes money to run. Even more so for a site of this nature as there needs to be storage space for all the uploads. The ads themselves are able to run the site I'm sure. But this is where I get into my bread and butter of this mini rant of mine:

Donations. Just about every community based site and game server has some form of donation. Those donations (if the people running the site/server are doing the right thing) go to keep the site/server running, and to upgrade if the donations allow it.
With that said, I'm shocked that out of the almost 900,000 users PMC has, no one (or at least, from my jont through the search was able to find) has suggested sending some money to the site to allow for a better server (which, if I'm not mistaken, would help with the random down times we get).

Now I'm not expecting anything to come from this rant of mine, so I've still got my check book pocketed. But I would hope this sparks an idea in the staff that will allow the site to prosper from it.

02/18/2013 11:44 pm
Level 71 : Legendary Button Pusher
We've gotten this suggestion before, but money is not the issue. We already make a profit through advertising. As of now, the problem is with our site's host.
02/20/2013 3:48 pm
Level 53 : Grandmaster Nerd
First off, thank you! This is honestly the first time a member of staff has actually acknowledged me for anything relating to the operations of this site. Cheesy sounding as it may be, it's nice to see someone does talk.

Second off, thank you for explaining the issue. I personally have never set up a site, and just go off of some basic knowledge to try and make sense of it all.

And finally, if this isn't dipping my hand too far in, just what is the plan/issue in regards to the site host issue?
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