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|01-23-2007, 07:05 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2003
Blog Entries: 3
YorkieTalk NEEDS Your Help - PLEASE READ!
As many of you have noticed in the past couple of weeks, YorkieTalk has been down and unaccessable, at seemingly random times. Our current server simply can not handle the current load of our members and the activity level. We've grown and grown and grown in the past year, but that growth does cause some problems.
Thus, we need a new server for YorkieTalk. However, the new server will be approximately $2500 for what we anticipate will hold us for the next two years. With this new server, we will then be able to double (or even triple) everyone's Photo Gallery storage space, double the amount of PMs we allow, continue to allow unlimited attachments to posts, and be able to perform faster searches. YorkieTalk overall will be a lot faster and easier to use as well. We've already gone through three server upgrades, we're just amazed that we continue to grow so fast. We thank you for that!
This is where we are asking you for help. Donations will help us greatly. If you feel YorkieTalk is a useful resource and can spare a few bucks, we would appreciate it greatly. You can send donations via Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can PM us for the mailing address to send a check or money order. This will help us out tremendously, as YorkieTalk simply can not afford a new server at this time. The ads and donations we currently receive would not be enough to handle the bandwidth costs and server costs, too.
We'd also like to sincerely thank each and every person who has donated to YorkieTalk in the past, as you are the reason that YT is alive. It would be impossible to pay for costs for a community this large without your help!
If we don't get a new server, we may have to limit certain functions on YorkieTalk, such as search, picture attachments, and the Photo Gallery. We've had to remove a few boxes from the main YT page because of this server issue. Any restrictions would be a last resort, and we hope we don't have to do that, but we may have to to be able to serve all Yorkie owners without the server crashing.
Your contributions have helped thousands and thousands of Yorkie owners, and we hope we can continue to be able to be your Yorkshire Terrier community. Thank you for reading this.
-Your YorkieTalk Staff
Last edited by admin; 01-23-2007 at 07:07 PM.
|01-23-2007, 07:16 PM||#2|
Donating YT 2000 Club Member
Join Date: Oct 2006
It's in the mail!
Well -- paypal mail that is. I have been procrastinating long enough -- sent in my donation. I have already got more than my fair share of info from this site -- not to mention the laughs. Thanks for the forum. Appreciate all you do.
Now why did I not do this in time for the Valentine's Gift Exchange? There's always next time. Now please tell me the secret!
FlDebra and her ABCs
Annie, Ben, Candy
Promoting Healthy Breeding to the AKC Yorkshire Terrier Standard
|01-23-2007, 07:22 PM||#3|
Mimi & Gabby too!
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Vineland, NJ
On its way!!
Love this site and will do anything to help keep us going. Come on YT'ers!! Lets see how fast we can get $2500.00.
|01-23-2007, 07:25 PM||#4|
Phantom Queen Morrigan
Join Date: May 2006
Location: with my yorkie baby
Blog Entries: 1
Donation coming at ya from paypal! i don't know what i would do without this site. I was running around the house before playing with all the internet connections screaming about needing my YT. i thought it was my computer. glad and not so glad to hear it is the server.
Kellie and Morgan
|01-23-2007, 07:32 PM||#6|
Donating Senior Yorkie Talker
Join Date: Jan 2006
Mine is in the mail also just as soon as I find the address. I'm still learning to navigate. Thanks Again!!!!
|01-23-2007, 07:46 PM||#10|
Peeka Boo I See You!
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Salt Lake
Blog Entries: 3
I just donated last week thank you admin with out you there would be no us we all need to pitch in here if we can raise over a $1000.00 for someone who needed help we can surely band together for this remember how much YT has helped us all it's time to repay! if everyone just donated $5.00 they would have enough but if you donate $25.00 or more you get spacial surprises lets get donating
|01-23-2007, 08:30 PM||#15|
No Longer a Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
I am a long term member of a doll forum and pay $1 a month, you have to pay to join...so $12 a year which is paid once a year. Has this ever been thought of for this site? It weeds out alot of "bad" members also, or people who come here only to scam...as they wont want to pay just to scam or bother people...just a thought..