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Discussion in 'Information & Updates' started by Sporadic, Jul 4, 2017.

  1. Sporadic Site Dev / Owner

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    Please donate to our new payment option, GoFundMe, or we might not be here next month:

    https://www.gofundme.com/justanimenetwork-justdubs-donation

    Situation is very bad. PayPal locked 2 accounts on us in a matter of a little over a week. Both accounts combined had almost enough to make our current server's payment. PayPal is no longer a valid donation option for us. As of right now we have no money to pay for the server by the 26th of July. We have a Patreon set up but that will not pay out until AFTER the server bill is due.

    I lowered our server plan to something smaller and more affordable. The main thing that took a hit was RAM so you might notice a very small increase on loading times. But that can't be helped as having a server is better than having no server. The price on the plan dropped from almost $100 a month to $69.99 a month.

    How we plan to rectify this in the future:
    JustDubs.org will likely be turned into a redirect for another domain name. The name JustDubs.org has become toxic and must be changed in order for our community to continue. We are now finding it impossible to have ads, a good web reputation, decent Google ranking and even a PayPal account on this domain. Whatever the domain name will be we will still keep the JustAnimeNetwork/JustAnime/JustDubs brand. Once this is done we will be able to sustain ourselves on ads once again. Currently only the forum and sayWut's sites that direct traffic to JD have ads. These pay out infrequently and force us to either seek donations or pay for the server ourselves.

    About GoFundMe:
    GoFundMe is a trusted source for crowdfunding which only accepts bank payments through their secure site. GoFundMe's fee is 5% from each donation we receive. The payment processor fee is 2.9% + $0.30 per donation. This seems to be a pretty common fee and one of the most commonly priced, while still being widely known, brands.

    For instance, if someone makes a $10 donation it would have an initial .50 cents taken by GoFundMe. Giving us $9.50. Then when we withdraw the money that same $9.50 will have another 3% + .30 cents (.45 cents total) taken out. Giving us $9.05 at the end. So a donation of $10.00 will have a total of .95 cents taken out by GoFundMe. A little harsh, yes, considering PayPal was a straight up 2.something percent fee. But this is a drastic time for us and we're almost out of options.
     
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  2. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    Donation has been sent. Were now half way there.​
     
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    Thank you!

    We are currently at $60/$100.

    I made the goal $100 because it will be nice to have us partially reach next months server payment too. However with the way GoFundMe works I can withdraw any amount of the money at any time.
     
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    We have reached our $100 goal in just 4 hours! Thank you JustDubs members! Since we were so successful with our first goal we have expanded our goal to $200 for the remainder of the month in hopes of pulling in even more money for our site.

    Thank you all for contributing!

    @Vladnyx and @Dungeon Master alone pulled in enough for a full server payment. Let's give these guys a big thanks everyone!
     
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  5. Vashnik Reagent Lord and JAN Guard Dog. Woof!

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    All I can do is play this song (well, link this music video) for them:

    Which is also the song that came to mind when I saw the donation amounts on JAN's GoFundMe page.
     
  6. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    Your welcome everyone. Let's see if we can pull off the $200 goal. I know I'll likely contribute a bit more later this week.

    On a side note next weeks work has died way down for me. Might actually get some time off and get back to my regular work flow. ​
     
  7. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    @Sporadic have you considered any domain names yet? Were you planing on keeping the Justdubs portion within the domain name or were you looking to change it entirely? If you were looking to change it entirely Iv'e got a name you may like and that'd be Dubhaven. We'd be the inlet and place of refuge for all who crave Dubbed Anime. I feel the name suites what we strive to achieve and bring to everyone as a whole. If you like it your free to use it provided it hasn't been taken :p. Anyway maybe we'll have to brainstorm with the community on coming up with a new domain name. Maybe even hold a poll to vote for best name change or something. Well anyway I'm just glad we reached the goal required.​
     
  8. Sporadic Site Dev / Owner

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    Yay!

    We have a bunch of domain names parked on our registrar so I'll have to go through and see what we have. There's a good 120+ domains on @sayWut's account.
     
  9. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    Well sounds like your more than ready then. 120+ dang​
     
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    At this stage, Vladnyx seems to own half this site with how much he's contributed. MVP when it comes to consistent donations right there. Workaholic yet still somehow has more time to post walls of text than I do in his free time.
     
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    Do we still need to donate? Or has the crisis been averted?
     
  12. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    As of right now we're in the clear. However, it's unclear how the following month will go. Patron won't pay out until after this months server payment. As it stands from looking at it currently it won't be enough for the payment following this one due to PayPal still being locked. At least that's how I'm interpreting it all. @Sporadic correct me if I'm wrong.​
     
  13. Vladnyx Everyone is the main character of their own life.

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    Well if that's true shouldn't I get some royalties? Nah that's not all it's cracked and cut out to be. But ya Iv'e been trying to make and find time to post when I can. ​
     
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    $71 dollar done. :k_happy:

    (seriously considering just taken over this problem and making it vanish) :k_huh?:
     
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    Done, I have pledged 100 a month! https://www.patreon.com/JustAnimeNetwork :k_huh?:

    I shall hold up my end of the deal. :kami::arisu:And I see gofundme will be around monthly which is great cuss that will allow me to donate more Throughout the months. :k_happy:
     
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    ^Can we give this guy a medal?
     
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    No thanks. :kami:
    But like if someone could move the thread I started in Information & updates to Feedback & Suggestions... That'd be great.:arisu:

    (Thought, I love that Lil green emoji that Lince has I would love to have it as a mascot in my collection...) :k_huh?:
     
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    Yes. Yes we can. I have no way to verify it though since Patreon doesn't display current patrons. Sporadic will have to verify names most likely.

    You're actually eligible for several forum perks, though if you don't want any, that's fine too. Let us know what perks you would like if you change your mind. Also, you do actually get a donor's badge. As for the little green emoji, that's actually a custom Font Awesome featuring Midori that Crazy made. We do need to add Midori to our emoji/emoticon list... But Crazy needs to finish up his work queue first.

    *hint hint, wink wink, nudge nudge, kick kick* @Crazy Potato lol
     
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    Haha, wait! I want all the MASCOT EMojies! Please... I shall be so very happy I may faint..:k_happy::k_happy::k_happy:. And as for proof that it was me I shall make a youtube vid and post it here so you may see with ya eyes.
    As seeing is believing, at least from what I have speculated in animes... :arisu::kami::k_happy:

    Huehue gives me a few min I'ma about to post the recorded video I just uploaded to youtube. BLAM :k_huh?::k_happy::kami::arisu::k_happy::k_huh?:

    I shall lurk no more! I will become an open book! With a few missing pages, I mean come on we all got skeletons in our closets right..? :k_huh?:



    Fast forward to 21 sec in the GPU was still buffering for some reason...
     
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  20. Vashnik Reagent Lord and JAN Guard Dog. Woof!

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    It's not just you though, it's all patrons that will need to be verified especially if they use different details that can't otherwise be compared on the forum. It's similar to how we verified paypal donors and typically handled privately. Proof was verified by providing the email address that a donor used, however patron has real names and we try to keep private information handled between the person it concerns and the staff that is handling the verification, which is almost always Sporadic since he's the site director (I must insist on this being changed to "network director"). Patreon will likely be handled in a similar fashion. It just ensures people who did donate are actually credited.

    I'll go ahead and add your donor badge, but Crazy will have create the Midori emoji and create more mascot-themed emoji. I can't guarantee all emoji though as those aren't part of the donor perks; they're available for use to anyone who can post on the forum. We also have a few projects going on at the moment, especially with the download section content transfer. So it could be a while (relatively speaking).

    Never mind on the donor badge. You've already got it. lol Someone either beat me to it or you've previously donated before.
     
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