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Old 03-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #1
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As many of you know, our dedicated servers (yes, two of them) and large database, as well as our dedicated bandwidth all add up to a princely sum each month. Our Site Owner, Jeff Keacher, has been bearing the brunt (all) of this for the 5 years our site has existed, dating back from the time our server lived in a closet in his frat house.

No kidding.

In spite of the advertising that was added to the site recently, the average monthly expenses that are not covered are still significant. Jeff feels a great pride in ownership, and has been reluctant to resort to voluntary donations so far. The GOOD news is that he'* approved an idea.

Our Site Store Manager/Treasurer (Mike1995) and Recruiter (Harofreak00) have also agreed to the idea, which was a requirement from Jeff Keacher before moving forward with the idea. Our plan is to make the Site pay for itself, at least in part.

In the near future, each promotional item (Tshirt, hat, decal, etc) and each Store item will each have a $1 up-charge attached to help support the site. This is a VERY small amount. Even the most destitute of us won't be affected by an extra dollar for a coffee mug or G-string. And we'll have the pride in knowing we're supporting the Site we all have come to love.

In the next week or so, Mike and Andrew will get all the planning and logistics taken care of, and we hope that in the near future, these sales can help ease the burden on Jeff Keacher'* wallet. I'll be starting a new sticky topic in General Chat if any of you would like to share your comments or ideas. I'm sure Mike and Andrew (as well as Jeff) would appreciate your comments and ideas.
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