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January 25
One of the options we were considering for a new fundraising campaign was raising money for Vladimir's continuing efforts on the forums. He's been maintaining them, and covering the server, without any compensation since the beginning. The recent thread about forum outages pushed all other considerations aside: it's time to support Vladimir.

However, being the awesome guy he is, he insisted we only help out in covering the server costs. So that's what we're setting out to do with the new campaign.

He has a list of options to improve the forum performance, one of which he recently implemented (moving the database to a new partition). A new server with more resources and an SSD should show an even bigger win. Then he can take the time to do his other optimizations at his leisure.

We're asking the community to contribute $2000 to cover the new server for one year, with a little bit extra for any incidentals that arise. This is a campaign we want to make an annual event so that Vladimir never has to pay out of pocket for the server again.

The campaign is available from the menu on the Donate page, but you can go straight to it here:

https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDkzNjc=

And if you also want to support Vladimir in the broader work he does on all the open source software he puts out, he has a Patreon page that is looking pretty empty right now:

https://www.patreon.com/cybershadow

Next month, I'll be launching Round 2 of the PR Manager campaign for another three months of PR trimming goodness. We pulled in $3,124 from Round 1, so the extra $124 will be used for a head start on Round 2.

I'll put all of this in a blog post in the next few days, along with some other info.
January 25
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 17:01:31 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> ...

Nice I'd like to help but I'm foreigner. It's possible to set a PayPal account for this too?

Matheus.
January 25
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 18:26:26 UTC, Matheus wrote:
>> ...
>
> Nice I'd like to help but I'm foreigner. It's possible to set a PayPal account for this too?
>

They accept credit cards from around the world. Many of our Flipcause donors are not American. Did you have trouble? If so, you can go to the donation page and use the PayPal link. Be sure to leave a note that it’s for the new server and I will update the campaign total. But we would prefer if you try Flipcause first.


January 25
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 19:11:59 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:

> Flipcause donors are not American. Did you have trouble? If so, you can go to the donation page and use the PayPal link.

Sorry:

https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html
January 25
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 19:11:59 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> Did you have trouble?

No, the main problem is the person who usually lend his International Card to me only have PayPal account, and I do not want to bother him asking to register in the other options.

I'll go with PayPal later and put a note about this.

Thanks,

Matheus.

January 25
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 19:14:31 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 19:11:59 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
>
>> Flipcause donors are not American. Did you have trouble? If so, you can go to the donation page and use the PayPal link.
>
> Sorry:
>
> https://dlang.org/foundation/donate.html

For anyone else donating via Paypal, it didn't go through the first two times and just spit out some generic error message (using Paypal One Touch; not sure if that matters).

If you get an error when trying to donate through the link on the donation page, just keep trying until it succeeds. Only the successful payment will actually be charged to your Paypal account, so there's no worry of making multiple payments by mistake.
January 28
On Friday, 25 January 2019 at 17:01:31 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> One of the options we were considering for a new fundraising campaign was raising money for Vladimir's continuing efforts on the forums. He's been maintaining them, and covering the server, without any compensation since the beginning. The recent thread about forum outages pushed all other considerations aside: it's time to support Vladimir.
[...]
> The campaign is available from the menu on the Donate page, but you can go straight to it here:
>
> https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NDkzNjc=
>
[...]
I tried it twice via flipcause but it ended with:

   Looks like your session has expired!

   You will be redirected to the Home page.

Please take a look!


Regards mt.
January 28
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 09:22:33 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:

> I tried it twice via flipcause but it ended with:
>
>    Looks like your session has expired!
>
>    You will be redirected to the Home page.
>
> Please take a look!
>
>

Sorry, Martin, but I'm unable to reproduce this at all. I've tried from three different browsers on Windows, both logged in and out of Flipcause. I'll keep checking on my other devices and see if I can reproduce it at all.

If it keeps up, please let me know. See if there's anything in your JS console (just in case they log things there) and email that to me along with any other details you think relevant (date & time, etc.) and I'll check with their support.
January 28
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 13:37:39 UTC, Mike Parker wrote:
> On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 09:22:33 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:
>
>> I tried it twice via flipcause but it ended with:
>>
>>    Looks like your session has expired!
>>
>>    You will be redirected to the Home page.
>>
>> Please take a look!
>>
>>
>
> Sorry, Martin, but I'm unable to reproduce this at all. I've tried from three different browsers on Windows, both logged in and out of Flipcause. I'll keep checking on my other devices and see if I can reproduce it at all.
>
> If it keeps up, please let me know. See if there's anything in your JS console (just in case they log things there) and email that to me along with any other details you think relevant (date & time, etc.) and I'll check with their support.

I just retried and it seams to work, did I checked the anonymous flag?
Seams so, or will the update here:
https://www.flipcause.com/widget/widget_home/NDkzNjc=#/activity/NDkzNjc=
Take a while?

Regards mt.
January 28
On Monday, 28 January 2019 at 14:28:52 UTC, Martin Tschierschke wrote:

> I just retried and it seams to work, did I checked the anonymous flag?
> Seams so, or will the update here:
> https://www.flipcause.com/widget/widget_home/NDkzNjc=#/activity/NDkzNjc=
> Take a while?
>
> Regards mt.

I haven't received notification of your payment yet, so I assume it hasn't been processed yet.
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