The 2008 LakersGround Donation Drive - $4,065 Raised! New Server Ordered!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:55 pm    Post subject: The 2008 LakersGround Donation Drive - $4,065 Raised! New Server Ordered!

As you all are painfully aware, LG has outgrown its server. While the current server has helped us handle double the traffic we were previously able to support, it obviously can't handle the load we have now.

When I took over the site a few weeks back, my first goal was to raise the ad revenues so that we could upgrade our server and fine tune the back end. I've put a lot of work in trying to optimize the ad side and we also have a redesign coming up that will help.

But the day that the Gasol trade went down, it was clear we couldn't wait any longer. On off days we are seeing double the traffic we previously were.

So, we've done some research into the type of new server we would like and are asking the LG community to help out with donations. We've hooked up with the Amazon Honor System -- a longtime web service that allows users to donate to web sites that they enjoy. We have set a goal to raise $3,500 for the server and associated costs with shipping and set up.

The max amount you can contribute is $50 per donation. If you'd like to contribute more, contact me. However, it would be nice to spread the donations among many of us instead of a few. Anything you can contribute will be much appreciated.

We've got some exciting times ahead and we would like to have a site and a server that can be there for you when you want to get on LG the most.

Through this system, you have the option of donating anonymously or letting us know. Contribute to LG here:

http://www.amazon.com/paypage/P2RVRGD8BSHUD2

Thank you for your support!


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 3:59 pm    Post subject:

I'm planning on donating $200 sometime in the next few weeks I will let you guys know.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:04 pm    Post subject:

Thanks, 2.0.

Hopefully, we can get a bunch of people to chip in here so we can get a kick-ass set up finally.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:10 pm    Post subject:

I owe a couple bets (on the "charity" thread) - I'll pay them right now.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:29 pm    Post subject:

I like this site, I plan on donating in a few weeks.

There are 261 people on this site right now, if each person donated $15 bucks. We would reach our goal!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:31 pm    Post subject:

Sorry I can't donate, otherwise I would. Perhaps when I get a job this summer?

Anyways, 50 bucks in 30 minutes.. pretty good but that's a LONG way from 3,500.

How many members do we have on here? And is there a way to know how many of those are active?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:02 pm    Post subject: Re: The 2008 LakersGround Donation Drive

DancingBarry wrote:
We've got some exciting times ahead and we would like to have a site and a server that can be there for you when you want to get on LG the most.

Through this system, you have the option of donating anonymously or letting us know. Contribute to LG here:

http://www.amazon.com/paypage/P2RVRGD8BSHUD2

Thank you for your support!


Cool deal!

Considering I was on that was vocally complaining about the state of the current server in User Forum, I should nut up and donate . . . and I will . . . GLADLY!

Come on LGers! . . . let's get 'er done!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:20 pm    Post subject:

I'm in. I enjoy this site so much, happy to help out. And I want LG to be up and running smoothly when the Lakers go all the way...
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:21 pm    Post subject:

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I owe a couple bets (on the "charity" thread) - I'll pay them right now.


Just paid. My 25.00 took it up to 276.00
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:28 pm    Post subject:

I will kick in another 25.00 if you will ban the user I designate for three days.

(That could turn into a great fundraiser - Buy A Ban and Ban Insurance).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:44 pm    Post subject:

Why do I get the feeling pokoy and Larry Coon are just piling up the cash so they can go out on an all-night bender in Mexico?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 5:56 pm    Post subject:

I will gladly donate.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:02 pm    Post subject:

Dr. Laker wrote:
I will kick in another 25.00 if you will ban the user I designate for three days.

(That could turn into a great fundraiser - Buy A Ban and Ban Insurance).


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject:

Happy to donate $50 to the site. Your great recaps alone are more than worth it DB. Thanks for all your hard work. - Dennis S.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:07 pm    Post subject:

KOBE 2.0 wrote:
I'm planning on donating $200 sometime in the next few weeks I will let you guys know.


When Mom calls Visa, she's going to say, "I have a $200 payment here to a Dancing Barry. Who the hell is Dancing Barry?"
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject:

Alpha wrote:
Dr. Laker wrote:
I will kick in another 25.00 if you will ban the user I designate for three days.

(That could turn into a great fundraiser - Buy A Ban and Ban Insurance).




How about I donate $100 to be mod for a day? That'd definitely be an interesting day!

I'll toss in my $50 when I get a chance in the next few days. Thanks for all your time and hard work, DB!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject:

Done.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Looks like we are closing in on 15% of our goal after a couple of hours.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:40 pm    Post subject:

If there's anyway, you may want to get the running total on the top of LG.

People are always more inspired to donate when others have, and they can visually see that.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject:

Count me in.

Thanks to all the staff and all the contributing members for your time and dedication.

I hope this new server kicks ass because we are about to be riding high as NBA champs and the bandwagon will be busting at the seams.



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:45 pm    Post subject:

$3500 for a new server? That's a lot of server. What are we running on right now?

I recently had a donation drive for my site... someone ended up donating a whole new server.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject:

lakez34 wrote:
If there's anyway, you may want to get the running total on the top of LG.

People are always more inspired to donate when others have, and they can visually see that.


Agreed. That would be cool and would likely help raise awareness in case people don't bother to read the sticky.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 6:47 pm    Post subject:

Hal wrote:
$3500 for a new server? That's a lot of server. What are we running on right now?

I recently had a donation drive for my site... someone ended up donating a whole new server.


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