Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

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Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Tryden » Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:32 pm

Hello friends,

Now that we are not a dead guild anymore, we have needs. Financial needs. Our website hosting, Teamspeak server and Vimeo account are all coming up for renewal in September and October.

Not only that, but there is also going to be change. Aesthetic changes. We're going to move the website from phpbb to either Discourse (the hipster option) or Xenforo (a sleeker traditional forum).

If you have any change to spare, please help us out by donating. As always, all the money raised goes to the website and our hosting. I usually chip in $100-$200 of my own money every year. No amount is too small. You can donate by clicking the Paypal button on the front page, which links to our Paypal: http://vindictiveonline.com

Anyone who donates gets an orange forum name and added to the list of supporters: memberlist.php?mode=group&g=8

Now, let's get to what you'll be paying for when you donate.

Our website
A 12-time award-winning gaming forum where erudites gather to discuss the pressing political issues of our time

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Our Teamspeak
A 50-slot Teamspeak with the option to expand to 100, which we'll probably need because everyone is returning for the #fuckboying

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Our Vimeo account
Making dank videos isn't easy but at least Vimeo doesn't make it harder by blocking our copyrighted material

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Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about our new forum software. As I said, it's come down to two choices.

Discourse
A forum software created in 2013 that breaks with the traditional threaded forum structure of platforms like phpbb. Hipsters love it, but it's probably very different from what you're used to. Examples: http://try.discourse.org/ https://talk.turtlerockstudios.com/ http://forums.gearboxsoftware.com/

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Xenforo
This was the original platform we were going to move to when we left Guildportal in 2013. But costs to switch from Guildportal to phpbb to Xenforo were high, because we needed to hire someone to move us in the first place. So we opted not to do it. It's basically a sleeker version of this forum with more features. Example: https://xenforo.com/ http://www.xenfocus.com/skins/aperture/index.php

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby brti » Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:18 am

bump for hipster forum
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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Malietha Lavode » Mon Aug 24, 2015 12:05 pm

I'm going to chip in even though I basically live with Aemon now and can go on hot, sweaty man dates with him whenever I want.
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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Sterling » Thu Aug 27, 2015 5:01 pm

I think you would get more donations if the lowest donor *HAD* to go on a date with Aemon.

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Cyendia » Thu Aug 27, 2015 9:56 pm

Dat conversion rate, doe.

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Tryden » Fri Aug 28, 2015 2:29 am

Thank you Almond, Sterling and Darra for donating

Almond currently is leading the donation amount, which wins him an intimate red wine dinner with Aemon and an overnight stay at Albuqurque's historic Motel 6

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Xairyen » Fri Aug 28, 2015 1:01 pm

Lord Tryden wrote:Almond currently is leading the donation amount


Almond still maintaining that title #1 Vindictive sugar daddy

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Cyendia » Fri Aug 28, 2015 9:11 pm

Lord Tryden wrote:which wins him an intimate red wine dinner with Aemon and an overnight stay at Albuqurque's historic Motel 6


DAMN. If I had known we were going to the Motel 6, I would have donated more.
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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Aemon Algiz » Tue Sep 01, 2015 1:06 pm

I'm DTF, guys.

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Re: Vindictive FUNDRAISER: Top donor gets a date with Aemon

Postby Tryden » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:06 am

Thanks Mal and Zoned for your donations <3

We have the costs of the TS and half of hosting costs covered, so we're almost there. Donate today so we can fund a better tomorrow or whatever

Also, anyone here have any experience with Discourse or want to volunteer to help out with the conversion?

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