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Old 04-16-2022, 10:50 AM   #1
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Hey guys, this is Andrew Pakula and I am looking for some help to keep the Netphoria Message Board Forums continue running through 2022-2024. I am asking for some donations solely to pay for the web hosting costs for the next 2 years.

Donation link - https://gofund.me/c2dcbee9

Many are probably wondering why am I keeping this going?

Netphoria is sort of a relic of message board culture, something that has faded away from the internet with the prominence social media, reddit, discord, etc. It is something I created and when I was much younger and always liked and been proud of the community that it became, I am happy to see there is still some of us on here and I’d like to still preserve the site.

For a long time it did not cost me extra to keep Netphoria running, I had my own dedicated server which I used for freelance purposes so having an extra site on it did not matter. However once I gave up freelance work several years ago I have basically been out of pocket for Netphoria’s web hosting costs ever since.

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Previous hosting was with IBM Cloud and costing me approx. $130/month, without my freelance work subsidizing the cost this was obviously unsustainable.

The New hosting as of this year is with Namecheap and utilizes a VPS server for $38/month which is much more reasonable and so far appears to perform just as great.

The exact cost
  • Namecheap VPS Quasar - $19.88/month
  • Cpanel Control Panel addon - $18.88/month
  • Total - $38.76 (USD)

So that translates to $930.24 (USD) for 24 months, plus approx. $27 for the Gofundme fee, we get a total of $957 (USD) or $1200 (in my Canadian dollars) I’d like to aim for.

I should also mention there is no other revenue streams available for Netphoria, at one time Advertising could be utilized to generate something but due to Netphoria’s uncensored nature the site is basically blackballed on Google Ads.

So I leave it up to all of you guys, if you wish to donate it would be greatly appreciated, Netphoria will continue to live on, if not then that’s ok too, I am sure some like Monte would be happy to see it go away.

To Donate - https://gofund.me/c2dcbee9

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 03:20 PM   #2
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Is anyone going to help? I'll pitch in some but I can't even begin to pay for it all myself, so I don't wanna spend anything if we aren't going to make the goal.

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 03:35 PM   #3
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Eh, fuck it I'll donate anyway. Apparently I can't handle the thought of not contributing to a message board where no one answers me and 90% of users I enjoyed left years ago. Hope it helps.

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 03:35 PM   #4
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Is anyone going to help? I'll pitch in some but I can't even begin to pay for it all myself, so I don't wanna spend anything if we aren't going to make the goal.
I think we can make it, it's up to $90, I just started it this morning, I don't think too many have seen it yet.

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 04:32 PM   #5
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I just donated $100. Don't let a little glitch be the top donator.

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 04:54 PM   #6
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I just donated $100. Don't let a little glitch be the top donator.
Thank you, you are awesome

 
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Old 04-16-2022, 08:10 PM   #7
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just pitched in some

 
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Old 04-17-2022, 08:55 AM   #8
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just pitched in some
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Old 04-17-2022, 03:48 PM   #9
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Old 04-17-2022, 03:59 PM   #10
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Gawwwwd damn look at this big money Satanist we got over here.

Amazing. Thank you.

 
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:14 PM   #11
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is this the reward for donation, a puzzling new name picked @ random?

 
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Old 04-17-2022, 04:18 PM   #12
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Thanks, friend! I definitely think we can scrape up the last little bit now!

 
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Old 04-17-2022, 10:42 PM   #13
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Thank you, I took a double take on that one, thanks for single handily paying for a years worth of Netphoria.

 
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Old 04-17-2022, 11:49 PM   #14
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Thank you, I took a double take on that one, thanks for single handily paying for a years worth of Netphoria.

of course. thank you for creating it and paying for it and keeping it alive for over 2 decades!!

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 03:15 AM   #15
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Old 04-18-2022, 04:35 AM   #16
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I just saw this and made a donation. I'm glad to see the goal already met.

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 08:28 AM   #17
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I just saw this and made a donation. I'm glad to see the goal already met.
Thank you, anything extra donated at this point I will continue to add to extra time beyond the 24 months I originally was asking for. There is already another 2-3 months worth of web hosting added.

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 10:01 AM   #18
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Okay, when I donated for the Christmas special, I got a double-size avatar. By my calculations I should now be able to use this:



Thanks for your quick attention to this matter.

Also, thanks very much for keeping this place alive; it rules that you've allowed us all to stick around so long on your dime. Happy to keep throwing money at it from now on.

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 01:45 PM   #19
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Andrew, thank you for keeping this place up through all these years.

I'll be donating as well for sure, happy to see the goal has been met.

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 05:37 PM   #20
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is paypal also a possibility?

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 07:05 PM   #21
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Andrew, thank you for keeping this place up through all these years.

I'll be donating as well for sure, happy to see the goal has been met.
Admittedly I have neglected it, like the software is so old now but I still like that it is going after all this time, there is like 20 years of posts here now.

 
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Old 04-18-2022, 07:08 PM   #22
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Yes, if you want to send through Paypal the email is: [email protected]

The main reason I did it through Gofundme was so there was complete transparency about what was raised for this.

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 05:25 AM   #23
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I'll send some rubles!

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 03:41 PM   #24
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this feels creepy. you must be dumb as shit to think people want to hand over their money to you whenever you ask--omg, this is like some sort of sad appeal to line your pocket.

net4ia is cool for boring times but i aint giving you shit, dawg.

how much does it cost to pay a website to keep nethphoria up per year? let us know

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 03:42 PM   #25
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i, too, will send some rubles if u pm me your address

actually, i can't even joke or pretend to give you money. it's super wild how no one has picked up on this dude as some scan artist coming back to his watering hole

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 04:06 PM   #26
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u have so much hate in ur heart

listen to some Zwan & smoke a bongy

then maybe you'll have a fresh perspective on giving copious coin to Andy P

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 04:32 PM   #27
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how much does it cost to pay a website to keep nethphoria up per year? let us know

he listed it out in the post

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 04:49 PM   #28
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oh, my bad. i didn't bother reading that cause i was automatically annoyed at pakula coming back to only ask for moolah.

if i had to choose between donating and finding somewhere else to go when the internet road comes to a deadend, i say, adieu, netphoria!

 
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Old 04-19-2022, 04:54 PM   #29
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this feels creepy. you must be dumb as shit to think people want to hand over their money to you whenever you ask--omg, this is like some sort of sad appeal to line your pocket.

net4ia is cool for boring times but i aint giving you shit, dawg.

how much does it cost to pay a website to keep nethphoria up per year? let us know
I haven't asked for anything from anyone here in many many years. There is a real cost to keeping this site or any site for that matter running. In the past many years ago Advertising or Amazon referrals would help offset the web hosting cost. Those revenue streams are not viable any more. I've actually been out of pocket on this site for a few years now. The new cost was detailed in my original post, the previous cost was way higher.

If you don't want to give anything that's fine and cool, that's your choice, if you don't feel it is a worthy thing then just move on nobody is forcing to stay here either.

 
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oh, my bad. i didn't bother reading that cause i was automatically annoyed at pakula coming back to only ask for moolah.

if i had to choose between donating and finding somewhere else to go when the internet road comes to a deadend, i say, adieu, netphoria!
lol

websites cost money to run, news at 11

 
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