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I was being lazy for a few days there, but I sent in my rent a few minutes ago.

I've been putting back $5/month for a few years now for the annual OO fund, but I think I'm going to double that. $10/month is still less than a streaming service, and OO is far more important to me than those are.
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I have donated! I want a plaque in General Gaming that reads "Hepcat: A Golden God".
Now depoliticized.
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hepcat wrote: Mon Apr 24, 2023 11:38 am I have donated! I want a plaque in General Gaming that reads "Hepcat: A Golden God".
You can have a brick outside the OO HQ (IE - somewhere near Fishpants' house.) It won't actually say anything on it, but it is your brick.
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Sent! Can I have a Fishpants brick too?
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Donation sent in.
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Looking like we need a “whale” to hit the target on this. Who’s the resident whale again?
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I wouldn't call myself a whale, but I will admit I have never helped out the site before. I just sent something to help close that gap.
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Just sent my donation in. Thanks for the work in keeping this up and running.
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Funds sent.
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I'll keep an eye, if we need to throw some more moola in, I will later in May.
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RMC wrote: Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:22 pm I'll keep an eye, if we need to throw some more moola in, I will later in May.
+1 though I can't break the bank top put us over the top. Money got unexpectedly very tight after I got hit.
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I've got >$9.000 in accounts receivable and $200 on hand. Those numbers will reverse in a couple of weeks. I figure I owe 2 cents a post because every post is my 2 cents worth.
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I'm watching the gap close slowly, I'll contribute again if needed next month.
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Donation made and righteousness achieved.
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Same.
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We are pretty close to target, sorry I haven't updated it in a week or so - life has been hectic to say the least.
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Done and done.
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Thanks guys, raised $2055 of $2000 target; appreciate everyone pitching in. I will renew this weekend with our hosting provider.
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Minor request, if possible.

Now that we're done with the Octopus Overlords annual pledge drive, can we remove the banner? I use a dark theme because I find pure white on a monitor to be fairly painful - it's essentially staring into a light bulb for me. The forum themes don't apply to the banner, so now every page is nice and dark - except for a bright, bright strip across it.
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For sure, I'll do that now.
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Thanks!

I don't mind it being there, I just wish it would match the themes.
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Page says
This organization can't accept donations right now.
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Odd not sure why it is saying that? I’ll check my links but it’s the same one I’ve used forever.
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Fixed
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Blackhawk wrote: Thu Apr 20, 2023 12:25 pm I was being lazy for a few days there, but I sent in my rent a few minutes ago.

I've been putting back $5/month for a few years now for the annual OO fund, but I think I'm going to double that. $10/month is still less than a streaming service, and OO is far more important to me than those are.
I just sent in this year's rent.
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Just submitted some bills.
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Thanks for the remider. Submitted some moola.

Looks like we are still a little low, since we need 2k, and only have 500, is that accurate?
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RMC wrote: Wed May 22, 2024 9:05 am Thanks for the remider. Submitted some moola.

Looks like we are still a little low, since we need 2k, and only have 500, is that accurate?
I believe the total is updated manually, so it's only going to be accurate right after TunaTrousers updates it.
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I extracted my kilogram of flesh. If you guys don't step up your games, I expect a refund.
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done
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Donated. Don't know how I missed it up until this point. Chipped in about a month earlier last year.
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Donation made!
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Just noticed the funds are in CAD after I donated in USD, which will probably result in 2 conversions and whatever they skim off the top. Oh well.
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Sorry guys, I can only donate a pittance this year, as I am currently unemployed. Not that I have ever been a big donor, but it will be less this year. I will post proportionally less. :D
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Appeased. So long, and thanks for all the fishpants!
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Thanks everyone - yes the donation total is updated manually so not real time. We are almost there though, I'll update again when I am back from a business trip this week.

My plan this time around is to look at what is "on sale" with our provider and get more bang for the buck (either a newer server with better capabilities for the same price, or something more affordable and extend out the renewal over a year). To do the migration I will likely get the new server online in the month of June so I can ensure I have the environment ready the way I want it and avoid the pain points I have with this one currently under the default OVH install (namely the damn root partition being far too small considering the amount of disk space on the array, and running a supported kernel on OVH - currently we are on Rocky Linux as Centos Stream was not what I wanted to maintain but I am rethinking that).

Anyhow more to come, I'll make sure you guys are updated on where we are at - I still think it's crazy that we all spend as much time on this board in the world of Internetz. Having a month of overlap between old/new will allow me to plink away at this as time allows without crunching on a weekend to make it all work.
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