UGN Security needs your assistance...

Posted by: Gremelin

UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/06/03 04:52 AM

When setting up every part of the new system here in the past years we were hoping for a site which could support itself. Yet when we look back at the amount that we've had to spend on site licenses, updates, hosting, etc. we are far from reaching this...

In order for us to make updates and have full time staff requires the funds to at least break even; we're not out to make a proffit, we're just out to make a place for everyone, not a hole in a wallet as we have been lately.

If every member of UGN Security donated even $5 per year we'd have $9480 which would cover every part of our bandwidth requirements, servers, events, licenses, etc.

We're not asking you to pay us to visit, we're asking that if you appreciate the site to make a small $10 donation when you can so we can stay around... The store and banners on the site don't bring in even $50 a year, which won't even cover an extension of the BBS software's license.

We accept paypal donations to Gizmo[at]undergroundnews[dot]com or mailed donations of hardware/software/cash to:

James Corthell
C/O UGN Security
11705 SE 63RD Ave Suite 2
Milwaukie, OR 97222

Thank you for your ear, your traffic, and your assictance,
Gizmo
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/06/03 12:48 PM

You just got $10 from me. I damn sure hope I'm not the only one.

Dude, WTF?

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You should do something to fix this so donating isn't a pain in the ass. I hope you get the email.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/07/03 12:03 AM

actually that notification is something setup at my home pop/smtp server, spam protection and all heh... I set an auto allow for paypal donations heh...

Yeh, people don't seem to want to donate to things they like to visit, I'm hoping that some people will give half a crap for once, but we'll see :/...

UGN's my baby, has been since the beginning, I loved this site so much that I ended up buying it because I didn't want to see it turned into one of those "popular search engines" :/...

but the price has gotten kinda heavy... $4000 for the site, hosting, license costs, server costs, etc... Thank god for SilentRage, Sin, and Infinite donating their BW for the IRC servers...
Posted by: ?

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/07/03 11:56 AM

I made a small donation too cause I've been wit UGN for so long. if UBB is costin too much, maybe you should switch to open source, http://www.phpbb.com/downloads.php. That's a great board rite there, IMO it's better than UBB. well, good luck wit the site.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/07/03 11:29 PM

The BBS suite we have is the best out there, i've been helping at the project for some time and won't go to anyone. The BBS isn't the hassle, it's the majority of everything else...

For the BBS we can keep the same version for as long as we want; if you looked at the feature lists in each new version that are *stock* you'd probably end up creaming yourself...
Posted by: Red Mage

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 04:01 AM

Hey, you can grab that ducky-girl-perg pic (from the "Photoshop your heart out" thread)and send it to some bleeding-hearts save the kids association with the message "Remember, every minute I spend reading about crime is a minute that I'm not actively ingaged in it."
Posted by: pyromaniac

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 06:13 AM

If i had a credit card i would donate. i have been going to this site for a while now. joined recently. and it has helped in a lot of ways, i believe this site to be the best on the net.
Posted by: Ice

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 09:40 AM

Gizmo, i will donate $10 tommorow
Its going to be about 15 Canadian for me = (

Owell, i can sacrafice my XBox live for couple of weeks

I will donate tommorow
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 12:20 PM

Cool, thanks ice.

Remember everyone, we also accept check/money order/cash/hardware
Posted by: Micro:User1.0

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 12:37 PM

I have a ton of stuff to donate all kinds of hardware that i got from a D.I.T computers place that was closing and had a huge sale. So i got like a grand worth of stuff for like 150 bucks and i got plenty of cash. But I'm not going to donate anything because i get no respect from anyone in here just because everyone thinks I'm ignorant I'm sorry but no. (Ice, Infinite) I liked this site to why does every one half to be so disrespectful. I'm sorry Gizmo really i am. Maby under different circumstances.
Posted by: Micro:User1.0

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 12:56 PM

Hey sorry for that last post i will donate, where do i send the hardware and money. Tell me and ill get some stuff together what do you need. I'm like a black market you need it and in some way or another ill get it no charge to you ok I'm turning over a new leaf.
Posted by: Micro:User1.0

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/17/03 12:59 PM

ok i got the address just give me a list of things needed or cash ammount ???
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/18/03 04:12 AM

Whatever you can send, cash or hardware wise it'd be greatly appreciated. I have the need for a few pc's around the house for differant projects (plus sharing a laptop between 4 people = bitch), also the $ wise always goes up, for instance extra bandwidth, licensing, etc, etc, etc :
Posted by: Red Mage

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/19/03 02:30 AM

I would donate, but unfortunatly, I'm one of those annoying teenagers with no money. You have an awsome site tho
Posted by: HighLander

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/19/03 10:26 AM

Well since I have been here so long...........

Donation complete..........

370$ US - Don't spend it all in one place
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/19/03 11:51 AM

Thank you Highlander, I may have to apply that towards the ubb upgrade heh...
Posted by: HighLander

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/19/03 09:36 PM

Well 9 days till your next 370$ donation

Then thats it till Jan, consider them ur Christmas pres. for UGN
Posted by: Ice

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/19/03 11:40 PM

wowow a 370 donation

Wish i had money like that.
That would be like 500 dollors for me = (
Posted by: unreal

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/20/03 01:02 AM

It was $500 for Highlander too. Damn canucks. :x
Posted by: HighLander

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/20/03 09:57 AM

lol, yeah always seems disapointing to see 500 suddenly turn into 370
Posted by: Disgruntled

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/21/03 05:23 AM

I can't make a donation right now cause money is really tight. I'm in the middle of a lawsuit right now.
I try and send you something as soon as I can.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/26/03 10:21 PM

yey 2 days till highlander's donation and ice is sending one in tonight . Thanks to everyone who's donated so far!

So far we've managed to get extensions on a few of our site licenses as well as get some hardware built up!

We still have a lot to do but we're getting there!

Thanks .
Posted by: Ghost

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/27/03 02:12 AM

i would donate if i had some money
Posted by: Killswitch_J

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/28/03 12:55 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Ghost:
i would donate if i had some money
Dude, same here. It's a total bummer not having any money.
Posted by: HighLander

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/29/03 01:51 PM

Well tommorow you get your 2nd donation (370$) lol YAY for u
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 12/29/03 08:16 PM

yey for me, i can get a current license for jIRC and a few others! lol..
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 01/03/04 02:23 AM

Highlander's donation was recieved last night for $370 USD ($500 CAD).

I'd like to thank everyone for their recent support, better late than never... We've been able to get the majority of our licenses updated (minus the jIRC which I'm awaiting a response from the author).
Posted by: §intå×

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 01/03/04 03:34 AM

jIRC.... ummm Gizzy, Is that even needed? I mean honestly take jIRC down and put links up to mIRC, bitch-X and what ever other IRC clients you think are good.

I know it would be nice to have, but why drive yourself crazy if money is tight.


Quote:
Originally posted by HighLander:
Well since I have been here so long...........

Donation complete..........

370$ US - Don't spend it all in one place
I rember you, I liked you back when beard ran this joint. You are one supporting member! Hey gizzy, He should get something for that much of a donation. heh, Jesus.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 01/03/04 04:39 AM

heh he does :x... I'm contemplating droppin jIRC all together; I mean, I like the sript and all, but yeh you're right it is a pain in the ass, i can think of other things we need more...
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 01/09/04 01:27 AM

You should drop jIRC and go with a free one man, The free ones may not be as pretty but who cares? The heavy users don't use the java applet anyway. Save some money, which is always good
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 01/09/04 06:30 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Shinobi:
You should drop jIRC and go with a free one man, The free ones may not be as pretty but who cares? The heavy users don't use the java applet anyway. Save some money, which is always good
Yeh, i found a nice looking one, I've been doing some tests on it; it add's more features anyway... Multi channels is the main one lol... Stay tuned...
Posted by: CRED

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 02/14/04 08:55 AM

大家好,
不知道这里是干什么的
所以就乱发一下了
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 02/14/04 08:58 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by CRED:
大家好,
不知道这里是干什么的
所以就乱发一下了
Speak english
Posted by: EndGame

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 07/15/05 12:39 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by CRED:
大家好,
不知道这里是干什么的
所以就乱发一下了
used TRANSLATOR .

He said Hello, did not know
Posted by: EndGame

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 08/01/05 10:22 AM

oi giz
how come we cant see his chinese characters anymore?
or can we see it, but my computer isnt equipped with the tools to recognise?

(i was able to read it previously)
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 08/01/05 06:14 PM

'eh I found that our charset definition was missing, so i added it back to what it's supposed to be
Posted by: EndGame

Re: UGN Security needs your assistance... - 08/04/05 05:08 AM

i can see it again!
not that its impacted on my day to day life, but its a problem solved none the less!

*thinks: geez, my life really is the pits if something as mundane as UGNs charset definition being updated excites me *