Upgrades to our platform and fundraising needed to do it.
I am going to make an unusual request that you boost this thread to make sure it reaches as many people on FreeAtlantis as possible.
"I would like to thank you for your generosity - our monthly operating costs are approximately $200 per month and between one-time contributions and subscriptions, we are at the point where about 80% of this amount is now covered by recurring contributions and we have received sufficient one-time contributions to have covered all of our expenses to date and to be solvent for the next few years."
That is the good news and I echo his deep thanks to all who have provided support. He continues:
"Now for the challenge - as we have been steadily growing, I believe most of you have noticed that our servers have been bogging down and this is a sign that we have outgrown the resources allocated to us in our shared server hosted solution, so we now face the technical and financial hurdle of an upgrade to a more robust platform."
I have personally noticed this bogging down, especially with photos I am trying to upload.
Back to @Bryan :
"his upgrade will carry a one-time cost of approximately $1,000 and then will add approximately $150 per month to our monthly expenses. We have about a month to prepare for this financially as our provider won't have time for this project until September, so we are hoping that those of you who are able can help us to fund this expansion. We have enough saved up to cover the one-time cost, but this will clean us out completely,..."
"...so we need to raise at least $500 in one-time contributions and increase our monthly pledges by $150 per month in order to make this upgrade possible."
I note that our current and proposed expenses reveal the truth of the costs of running certain 'other' instances!
But I digress and back to @Bryan
I do wish to make clear my strong feeling that those who are on a limited budget should feel no compulsion or coercion to give any money that is properly needed elsewhere.
If there is room in your budget for a contribution, I will say yes please.
But if a contribution will cause distress or difficulty, I would feel terrible in accepting it.
Thank you for your consideration of all of the above.
Did what I could sir. My monthly will stau the same for now but I did make a one time donation for now and hope to be able to again soon. Im a grateful citizen of this place, its founders and its content. I've met many folks here that fit in my catagory of "special". Best of luck to the future endeavors of FA.👍❤
True, but I've had Paypal for 20 years and use it exclusively for online purchases. Maybe I should look into another platform where I could transfer some of the money in Paypal to the other platform. Of course, it wouldn't help if GSG doesn't accept that platform. Are they strictly pay by credit card?
Can't tell yall how happy I am to be here.
Your threads alone are worth my little contribution to this place but the added bonus is the amount of input from so many others. Maybe yall should named this place magic atlantis! Just kidding, I really like the sound of free atlantis but it does have magic in the air. Yall built this place and the citizens that populated it have helped make this place what it is. I look forward to the future free atlantis.👍
I really value and enjoy FA!
I haven't worked since February so I can't be as generous as I would like to be but I'm honored to offer support.
Thanks for all you do to keep things running smoothly. 🇺🇸
I gave y'all my Shoe Fund....I am here errday and I need y'all MUCH MORE than I need those hot shoes I've been saving for !
You know my sense of humor!!
In my family, everything is about knowing lines from old movies. I got six of these funny storage tins from the UK. I WAS saving them to use for stocking stuffers for Xmas, but with my brother being 4x vaxxed and sick recently, I was led to give his to him TODAY.
Can you or anyone else tell me what famous 80s movie "the family jewels" were mentioned in??!!
He looked better today but we know how the effects can strike. May your dear sisters memory be blessed forever.
@MMA Thank you sweetie. Not one day goes by that I don’t miss her. I know she’s frolicking in Heaven with my parents! The heat is almost as bad here as in Texas.
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