Thursday December 20th, 2001
We're getting close. After taking a really good look at our logs, we've discovered that we're pushing a lot more down the pipe than any of us realized. The site is at the point where our small ISP can no longer handle the load. We want to thank our current ISP, LocalWeb, for being so gracious in letting us bog down their servers for as long as we have.
The donations so far have been nothing short of amazing. We are deeply in our readers debts, and work working to repay that debt with a site that works. We are getting close to having enough money to allow us to find a good host that can accommodate our growth over the next year. As far as picking that host, we have a couple pretty serious offers, and others who are still thinking about it. Here again, the generosity of folks is amazing, you wouldn't believe how many people have a friend or a relative that works at an ISP.
I'm hoping that we can get the site moved by early January, and get back to regular life around here as soon as possible. We thank you again for all your support, and we'll keep you posted as to what's going on.
#7 Donation alternatives?
Friday December 21st, 2001 6:41 AM
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Do you have any alternative way to donate for people who can't or won't use PayPal? When I tried signing up for PayPal last year, they wouldn't validate my credit card and froze my account for a while with no good reason. Eventually they unfroze the account, but never did accept my credit cards so that the only way I could use the account would be to transfer money in from my bank account. But by then I had read enough horror stories about PayPal, which is widely known for arbitrarily and capriciously locking people out of their own accounts and requiring the navigation of a Kafkaesque bureaucracy to get your money back, all in the name of security, while letting real crooks and con artists run rampant anyway, that I had no desire to trust one cent of my money to those people. I'll contribute to Mozillazine if you provide some method of doing so that doesn't involve giving any business or trust to those jerks.