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Simulation Racing Leagues => Assetto Corsa => Australian Assetto Corsa League, Tuesday nights => Topic started by: Wally on April 12, 2015, 05:57:52 PM

Title: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on April 12, 2015, 05:57:52 PM
The AC servers (Tuesday and practice) are costing me around about $15/month (it fluctuates with usage and exchange rates). I am giving you the opportunity to make VOLUNTARY donations to the server costs, via a PayPal transfer to mastersonwally at gmail com.

It's entirely voluntary  - there is no pressure on anyone to donate or not. And there's no truth to the rumour that the more you pay, the more points you get on the ladder.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on April 12, 2015, 06:50:47 PM
So how do we donate?
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Bird on April 12, 2015, 07:32:50 PM
Actually the XGN site & domain costs a bit of money, too, not much, about $100/year if I'm correct.  It's out of Brit's pocket.
We had an old paypal account (Brit set it up) to gather all donations - we could use that again, and share any money in to bear the costs.

If we're keen, we could bump the server onto Amazon - I'll do the work free - but that means a bit more extra cost again, so we'd probably have to bring the hat around occasionally.  The server can cost about $8/mo computing only + traffic + storage (altho those are tiny) with one-year up front full payment. 

On the plus side; reliability & accessibility would rise greatly.

But I'm really wondering if people are keen or not.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Wally on April 12, 2015, 07:40:06 PM
So how do we donate?

If you have a PayPal account, you can send money to my email address at gmail, from within PayPal.

Here are PayPal's instructions:
https://www.paypal.com/au/webapps/helpcenter/helphub/article/?solutionId=FAQ1684&m=HTQ
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on April 13, 2015, 10:21:05 AM
So just to make sure I don't send a million dollars to someone else, your Paypal email is mastersonwally (at)

.com.au?
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: marty on April 13, 2015, 11:13:24 AM
So just to make sure I don't send a million dollars to someone else, your Paypal email is ---?

I can give you the account on master Wally's behalf, my server costs are $1000 a day so anyone willing to cover that will be exempt from the banlists for as many days as you fund the operation for.
Title: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Gratulin on April 13, 2015, 11:21:29 AM
Perhaps you should delete the email address so Wally doesn't get spammed by every bot in the interverse?
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on April 13, 2015, 11:50:38 AM
Perhaps you should delete the email address so Wally doesn't get spammed by every bot in the interverse?

Fixed, hopefully enough.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Wally on April 13, 2015, 12:45:14 PM
No au.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Freezer on April 13, 2015, 03:44:50 PM
Actually the XGN site & domain costs a bit of money, too, not much, about $100/year if I'm correct.  It's out of Brit's pocket.
We had an old paypal account (Brit set it up) to gather all donations - we could use that again, and share any money in to bear the costs.

If we're keen, we could bump the server onto Amazon - I'll do the work free - but that means a bit more extra cost again, so we'd probably have to bring the hat around occasionally.  The server can cost about $8/mo computing only + traffic + storage (altho those are tiny) with one-year up front full payment. 

On the plus side; reliability & accessibility would rise greatly.

But I'm really wondering if people are keen or not.
If such an upgrade is deemed worthwhile I think the cost is very reasonable split between the amount of people racing here . .
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Guybrush Threepwood on April 13, 2015, 03:59:30 PM
So is what you are saying Bird that the league would have it's own website instead of piggy-backing off XGN?
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Bird on April 13, 2015, 07:22:00 PM
So is what you are saying Bird that the league would have it's own website instead of piggy-backing off XGN?

We're not piggy-backing; we're part of XGN.  So the forum stays as it is.

What I'm saying is that we could host it - and other stuff, like the ts3 install I still haven't fully registered on a tiny amazon instance. They're perfect for a low traffic site and a few other not-too-intensive things.

eg I've chucked the old gt legends site up there for testing - and there's a ts3 server I'm going to properly configure at some point...heh.
http://ts3.xgn.com.au/

But the forums are still here.  It's a free software so we could put it onto there no problems.

The benefit would be increased reliability.  I'm not sure if you guys are noticing it, I certainly do; too often there's some problem, either the database server is down or some other mishap preventing us using the forums.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Wally on April 13, 2015, 09:23:02 PM
I've certainly seen often errors about server errors, database unavailable and what not.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: PC49NZ on April 17, 2015, 06:23:24 PM
Ok, so to sum up where to we send a donation to?
Jim.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to server costs
Post by: Wally on April 17, 2015, 06:46:11 PM
Ok, so to sum up where to we send a donation to?
Jim.

Via PayPal to masterson wally (no space) at Google's email. That's my anti spam measure ;)
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: StanDaam on May 30, 2015, 11:03:05 AM
A pineapple to Wally  :D
Thankyou!!
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Freezer on June 24, 2015, 12:09:02 AM
Check your account Wally . . . a little top up!
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on June 24, 2015, 07:00:34 AM
Thank you very much Freezer (and Stan)!
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on September 15, 2015, 06:16:55 PM
Thank you Simone for your donation.
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on November 23, 2015, 06:20:08 PM
Thank you for your donation! :)
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on July 05, 2017, 07:51:34 AM
Thank you for your recent donation. :)
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on October 05, 2017, 06:11:53 PM
Thank you for the server donation today :)
Title: Re: Voluntary contribution to Tuesday night server costs
Post by: Wally on October 07, 2017, 06:35:16 AM
Thank you too for your donation :)