The future of c4countdown -- your help wanted!

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The future of c4countdown -- your help wanted!

Post by Charlie Reams » Tue Sep 24, 2013 6:29 pm

As some of you may know, this forum and the wiki has been hosted since 2008 on Cambridge University's student-run computing facility, which basically means it didn't cost anything to run. Alas, I've finally stopped being a student and quite soon we'll have to stop using the SRCF. I've moved the wiki to a new host, the informatively-named 5quidhost.co.uk, and since the wiki is basically part of apterous I'll continue to pay for that myself.

Next up is to move this place. I would like to move it to 5quidhost and keep it free to use and free of ads. So what I propose is that we all chip in and see if we can reach the heady heights of £5 a month. We can pay month-to-month and do this as an on-going thing, but best of all would be if we can reach £150, at which point we can get a massive 50% discount and pay for the next 5 years all at once. So that's the target. In the unlikely event that we actually get a surplus, I'll give everyone pro rata refunds.

So, let's give it a try. If you'd like to donate, click the button!

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Post by Andy Platt » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:05 pm

I'm in. But after Co:Leam if that's cool.

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Post by James Robinson » Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:16 pm

DEFO IN, Put in £10 for good measure. ;) :) :D
CO:WY 2020 CANCELLED :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Post by Ziggy Davidson » Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:12 am

I put in £5.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:16 pm

Awesome start guys, I think we raised £112.57 in the first 24 hours. (I won't name the person that donated a weird amount, but own up if you wish!) Just a few more should get us to the big 150.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:26 pm

Aaand we're done. Amazing work guys! Thanks to everyone who donated. I'll handle the migration ASAP.

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Post by Matt Morrison » Thu Sep 26, 2013 7:12 pm

I haven't even done this yet because of nappies but I will.

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Post by Charlie Reams » Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:39 am

And we're done! We're now hosted with 5quidhost. Hopefully no one will notice the difference, although the site should be fractionally faster and more reliable.

Thanks again for an awesome fundraiser, I can't believe the whole thing took less than 2 days. See you in 5 years for the next one!

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Post by Ziggy Davidson » Fri Sep 27, 2013 4:59 pm

Charlie Reams wrote:Thanks again for an awesome fundraiser, I can't believe the whole thing took less than 2 days. See you in 5 years for the next one!
I've put a note in in my dairy (and the cows ate it) so put it in my diary instead.

Glad we have the security of 5 years.

Thanks DrReams

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Post by Dave Preece » Sat Sep 28, 2013 2:04 am

Great news, if you still need surplus, Id be glad to donate a fiver???

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