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Hey there, I'm folder now and again and see that site as a real benefit to the community. Let me know how I can help.

How did you find out about problems? Nvrmnd, I see it at the top...

@NastyHabits @phill @TheoneandonlyMrK @debs3759
 

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@1freedude and I want to help. Anyone else? Bueller, Bueller?
 

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I could probably drop some dollars...

EDIT: ... and now have.
 

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Naturally you can count me in.

I could probably drop some dollars...

EDIT: ... and now have.
I'm hoping to do a group donation OR even better, talk to the Admin and see if there is a monthly bill that we can pay as a group for awhile or something. I registered with the website so I can contact or post, but I never received a confirmation email that allows me to do so. Hmm.
 
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I saw a post asking if Bok ever considered putting it in the cloud. What kind of cost would that be? Is it a traffic based fee, or storage/processor fee? Thats the kind of support i am interested in providing
 
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I'm hoping to do a group donation OR even better, talk to the Admin and see if there is a monthly bill that we can pay as a group for awhile or something. I registered with the website so I can contact or post, but I never received a confirmation email that allows me to do so. Hmm.

Oops. I just pressed the PP button... :oops:
 

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I saw a post asking if Bok ever considered putting it in the cloud. What kind of cost would that be? Is it a traffic based fee, or storage/processor fee? Thats the kind of support i am interested in providing
Agreed. I think this is long term, functional support. We really need to contact Bok.
 
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Hey there, I'm folder now and again and see that site as a real benefit to the community. Let me know how I can help.

How did you find out about problems? Nvrmnd, I see it at the top...

@NastyHabits @phill @TheoneandonlyMrK @debs3759
I'm happy to help, but not sure how, I'll do the obvious shortly, could TPU servers possibly host him?!.

@PaulieG I'll await your confirmation on the group donation actually, let us know.
 
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The best honest mistake


While this is Paul's show, and we are the actors, I never had remotely ever even considered asking W¹z or TPU.
I live by don't ask, don't get?! And no is fine.
 

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I donated last week when I first noticed the banner. Count me in for a group donation. Just let me know @PaulieG
 
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@1freedude and I want to help. Anyone else? Bueller, Bueller?

go over to the crypto threads and ask the miners to help. they got the money and the gear and are also a part of this community, lets see if they want to step up to the plate and help the community or continue to fuel their short term greed 100%
 
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go over to the crypto threads and ask the miners to help. they got the money and the gear and are also a part of this community, lets see if they want to step up to the plate and help the community or continue to fuel their short term greed 100%
Personally I think they were talking more to the crunching team and as a retired miner I would say chill they're hateable but many things in life are, if you get caught up in hate it really does lead to the dark side.
 

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I'll get back to you all in the next 2-3 days. I'm looking into a couple possibilities. I seem to be unable to confirm my registration at Free-DC. Never got the email to confirm after registering. Is anyone already a member over there?
 

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Apologies guys, works been busy and when I've got home, I've been shattered...

I'm really surprised by this and please let me know if I'm just a numpty for thinking like this at this point, but wouldn't something like a datacenter were he could host this be better for him? I mean $600 a month on electric is crazy and commendable at the same time, don't you agree?

What sort of donation are we thinking of doing here? What would anyone like to do? Do a set amount each and then leave it there for now?

Running costs for these sites must be big but surely you'd be telling people what it costs and such right?? Even more so if its a hobby??... Please feed back whatever your thoughts are :)
 
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Apologies guys, works been busy and when I've got home, I've been shattered...

I'm really surprised by this and please let me know if I'm just a numpty for thinking like this at this point, but wouldn't something like a datacenter were he could host this be better for him? I mean $600 a month on electric is crazy and commendable at the same time, don't you agree?

What sort of donation are we thinking of doing here? What would anyone like to do? Do a set amount each and then leave it there for now?

Running costs for these sites must be big but surely you'd be telling people what it costs and such right?? Even more so if its a hobby??... Please feed back whatever your thoughts are :)
He is a few hours drive south of me, and in a hot part of the country. Not Florida hot, but enough that cooling costs can get into the hundreds. Not to mention cooling the rigs too.

He says he want to back out by the end of the year, so I see this discussion as a first step to taking it over. Of course, that wont help him now.
 

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He is a few hours drive south of me, and in a hot part of the country. Not Florida hot, but enough that cooling costs can get into the hundreds. Not to mention cooling the rigs too.

He says he want to back out by the end of the year, so I see this discussion as a first step to taking it over. Of course, that wont help him now.
This was one of the options I was thinking about. If I was able to have an actual discussion with him, I'd like to find out if he really wants out or not and what it would take for someone to take it over if he wants out, If he really just needs helps but wants to keep it going, I'd like us to troubleshoot, come up with a plan to help him reduce costs, increase sustainability and maybe have a monthly group contribution to help him pay the bills.
 

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This was one of the options I was thinking about. If I was able to have an actual discussion with him, I'd like to find out if he really wants out or not and what it would take for someone to take it over if he wants out, If he really just needs helps but wants to keep it going, I'd like us to troubleshoot, come up with a plan to help him reduce costs, increase sustainability and maybe have a monthly group contribution to help him pay the bills.
I'm quite honestly surprised he's running it from his home... Surely having something in a datacenter or something like that where it's built and maintained would be a better and much cheaper option for him? I mean the hardware costs alone and electric could surely be reduced in that regard maybe? I've honestly no idea about the costs of that side of it but would that be a start??

I guess and can understand the reason he's done it for himself is everything under one roof, easy to get to, maintain etc. but sometimes money gets in the way of it all... This hobby ain't damn cheap at all!!
 
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IIRC, about a year ago, he was talking to someone about hosting it, that is, someone offered to host it somewhere.
 

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Does anyone have alternative contact info for Bok? I'd really like to talk to him and see if he wants out and if he would like to "pass the torch". If he was interested in parting with the site, who would be interested in contributing time, effort and some cash to obtain and maintain the site?
 

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Memory 32 GB Ballistix Elite/32 GB TridentZ/16GB Mushkin Redline Black/16 GB Dominator
Video Card(s) Asus Strix RTX3060/EVGA 970(2)/Asus 750 ti/Old Quadros
Storage Samsung 970 EVO M.2 NVMe 500GB/WD Black M.2 NVMe 500GB/Adata 500gb NVMe
Display(s) Acer 1080p 22"/ (3) Samsung 22" 1080p
Case (2) Lian Li Lancool II Mesh/Corsair 4000D /Phanteks Eclipse 500a/Be Quiet Pure Base 500/Bones of HAF
Power Supply EVGA Supernova 850G(2)/EVGA Supernova GT 650w/Phantek Amps 750w/Seasonic Focus 750w
Mouse Generic Black wireless (5)
Keyboard Generic Black wireless (5)
Software Win 10/Ubuntu
TPU can provide hosting. Anyone talking to him yet and can ask in interested?
I've hit dead ends since the site won't confirm my registration and therefore I can't post or send him a PM. It feels like he's just maintaining the very basics right now.
 
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Location
Hillsboro, OR
System Name Main/DC
Processor i7-3770K/i7-2600K
Motherboard MSI Z77A-GD55/GA-P67A-UD4-B3
Cooling Phanteks PH-TC14CS/H80
Memory Crucial Ballistix Sport 16GB (2 x 8GB) LP /4GB Kingston DDR3 1600
Video Card(s) Asus GTX 660 Ti/MSI HD7770
Storage Crucial MX100 256GB/120GB Samsung 830 & Seagate 2TB(died)
Display(s) Asus 24' LED/Samsung SyncMaster B1940
Case P100/Antec P280 It's huge!
Audio Device(s) on board
Power Supply SeaSonic SS-660XP2/Seasonic SS-760XP2
Software Win 7 Home Premiun 64 Bit
Maybe send him money with Paypal and attach a note????
 
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