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We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 4th, 2012, 1:19 pm:

Ladies and Gentlemen of the Christian Crew...

Our community runs all of it's server boxes in a corporate datacenter that normally handles MUCH larger corporate accounts than ours, but we 'grandfathered' our current rate years ago when the datacenter belonged to a different company.

So, we save huge amounts of money by not changing our server locations.

The downside is that we generally pay our server bills all at once, once a year, rather than over a period of time.

Our annual service payment is coming soon, in the fall, and we have a considerable shortfall in donations at this time. We need to put together enough donations before October to keep our current payment/server plan alive.

Our servers benefit us all, and even if you do not play some of our games, if you love our community, it's website, or TeamSpeak, please understand that ALL servers would be affected.

If you feel that the Christian Crew should keep rolling along, as it's done now since 2003, and you have the means, please help us to get this bill paid for another wonderful year!


P.S. I will happily share the pertinent amounts and figures, in the spirit of financial transparency, if requested.
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 4th, 2012, 11:33 pm:

NeoJabez wrote:P.S. I will happily share the pertinent amounts and figures, in the spirit of financial transparency, if requested.


Please do. I'm pretty curious about the cost of it all.
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 4th, 2012, 11:44 pm:

Please do post some figures. I recently started a job and have CC figured into some of my giving. Depending on need, I'd be happy to pray about moving some scheduling around and getting this fantastic community some help with meeting the quota.

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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 5th, 2012, 12:07 am:

Absolutely!

According to our Friendly Neighborhood Super Agent:
Financial break down:Hosting/Colocation costs are $165 per month (paid annually = $1980)
The Colo costs cover:
- Rackspace for all servers
- Bandwidth (unless exceeded, billed as 95th percentile)
- Power (including battery backup, diesel generator, etc)

Current balance: $486.61
Amount due by Oct 15: $1980
Difference: -$1494.00
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 5th, 2012, 3:13 pm:

If anyone would like to donate, but doesn't know how, clicky --> http://ccgaming.com/donate/
Need Something? - .dragonfire20@ccgaming.com

We have a CC Store! - http://store.ccgaming.com

Christian Crew Wiki - http://ccgaming.com/wiki/Main_Page
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 7th, 2012, 7:17 pm:

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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 9th, 2012, 8:44 am:

Is there some sort of limit per month on the donation? Just want to make sure, because paypal has been giving me trouble.

EDIT Nevermind! It worked!
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 12th, 2012, 5:36 pm:

My family appreciates the effort and dedication required to run all of the behind-the-scenes infrastructure. My sons (2Fast4U_FDM and Net_Minder_FDM)spend a lot of time on the CC servers and I am more than happy to donate to continue this ministry.

Thank you for blessing us with a safe place for us to have fun with other believers.

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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 12th, 2012, 6:14 pm:

I would but I'm broke
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Re: We need your help! (Server bills almost due!)

Posted August 14th, 2012, 3:42 pm:

Could we get an update on the numbers? Not sure how much was on the donate page when this was posted, and I'm eager to know about the community's progress on the budget :)
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