First of all, I would just like to thank all of you who have come forward to monetarily help keep the site online. You are greatly appreciated.
Also a thanks goes out to all our members who visit the site frequently to read the new posts and questions to see if they have a particular answer a new Yamaha Virago owner needs help with.
Without both groups mentioned above this site would cease to exist because I would not work so hard trying to keep this site online like I do. Getting to see how many people this site helps is what drives me in my fight to keep Viragoelp.com online and available for new and old visitors to see.
Most all members here know the back story of how this site came to be. If it wasn’t for a great guy named Joe, this website wouldn’t have come to realization. He has been a great guy to know and work with.
We are getting real close to hitting the 50% mark on donations needed to cover our sites next upgrade. I Think I might just make a 2X a year donation drive, once every 6 months, to hopefully make it easier for all of us to put the funding together we need.
I am sending a special thanks out to Joe and a deserved THANK YOU especially since him knowing how hard times have been for me. Well Joe, I know times aren’t easy for you either so that makes the letter you sent even that bigger of a deal. I haven’t bought a new $10 pair of shoes in over 5 years… and as bad as I would like to get another cheap pair I just cannot knowing the site needs the help so badly.
SO MANY THANKS TO YOU JOE YOU ARE AN AMAZING GUY! I only ask that members of our site give him the pat on the back he is due! He is a silent superman NEVER asking for praise but I think he deserves LOTS of Praise!
Here is where we stand in donations:
I am changing amounts to reflect just a 6 month campaign instead of the full yearly campaign:
OK. THE TIME HAS COME.
GOAL $170 -6 Month Goal
TOTAL RECEIVED SO FAR $130
SO CLOSE ONLY $40 TO GO!!
We hit 12.09% CPU usage yesterday. That is wayyy over our allotted 4% average and even with all the streamlining I have done to try to keep it under 4% daily. which I might say was mildly successful, we are still having days spiking up huge CPU numbers that I just can’t get around unless I actually shut down the site once we reach our 4% usage total every day. That would bring the site to its knees in the face of showing up in google search results. I see now why Dr. Piston and the “VOC” Virago Owners Club ended up going offline. We need a massive campaign to put up enough funds to cover a semi dedicated server package for one year. It would allow us 20% average CPU usage time which should be plenty for us with room to grow for the next 2 years if my numbers I crunched are correct. I did manage to get the site a considerable savings of instead of $30 a month I opened up a reseller account allowing us to get it for $25 a month.(The Reseller Discount) We Also need SSL and a dedicated IP while were at it. So in total we need 12 Months X $25 = $300 plus we get the reseller discount on the SSL and IP boughten together for only $35. Thats for 12 months as well. So… Here is the total $335 taxes included. We recently just got a $20 donation plus I have some advertising money and other donation money I put up that hasn’t been used on the site yet.
So what I am asking is for everyone who is a part of this site to help out if they can by donating using the link on the left hand side of the site. (Donate to ViragoHelp) If you have any trouble using this link then instead you can fdollow trhe directions below by going directly to PAYPAL.
If you are familiar with PAYPAL you can easily go there to Paypal.com and log into your account and choose to send money. Add firstname.lastname@example.org as the recipient and the money will go straight to our account. Every dollar counts so even if you are only able to send a buck then please do because it WILL help.
Even if you can only donate one dollar… every bit donated can AND will help! I will keep a running total on this web-page. You can recheck this page to see how close we are to obtaining our goal. Many thanks to those around here who help out and want nothing more than to see this website thrive!
THANK YOU ALL!!!!
Goal = $170 (6 Month Goal)
Totals So Far: $130
$20 random donation
$40 saved in donations and in advertising revenue
$30 from Choppin (Thanks!)
$20 more kicked in by me(I’m doing my best to come up with extra funds for the site)
$20 From Joe! (THANKS FRIEND)