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My webhosting company which was runned by a friend has now threated to take down b15sentra.net within 2 weeks if not moved sooner. We have gone way over our bandwidth limit and our time with them. I can't afford the $250 a month he is requesting to keep this site running. Me and David are trying to find a solution asap, but we are down to where sentra.net and b15sentra.net using one forums is gonna have to be split. As well as finding us a new provider.

If anyone has any input, we need it now. Thanks guys

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Not to be a jerk, or funny about it, but
we have 998 memembers now...

That's about 25 cents per member to make
up the $250.

Just a thought.

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I agree. A little contribution wouldn't hurt... anyone else agree? How could we set this up?

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This is horrible news!!

I wish I had some constructive input as far as other servers we could move to. But the idea that UtahJ submitted has merit. I just wonder if all 1000 members would actually take the time to send money in. I don't know, I'd hate to see this site go, its one of the only ones that I come to everyday to check up on. We have a great group of people here.
I know some other sites that I have visited took donations from members, and the donators were given a "special status" on the website. For example they were allowed to have pictures beneath their names, added titles beneath their names, etc. I also beleive they were allowed special access to certain "members-only" forums. This may be an option you could check into, although I suspect it would only increase the bandwidth problem you're already encountering.
I know I would donate money but then again it seems unfair that those who do not donate leech off of those that do.
Well keep us up-to-date on what's happening.

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it sounds like were back in the same boat that sentra.net was in last year.

I guess we could always go back to one of those free BB's that we were using during the transition over to this one.

I would say you could host the BB portion where i work for free on one of my machines, but I dont know how much longer I'll be working here and I'm not sure of the amount of bandwidth I could grab for you guys.

I'm sure someone will think of something.

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The amount of bandwidth this site does is a 16 gig transfer a month, basically 1 FULL T1 being used all the time. The donations are a great idea, but will it be enough to last 12 months a year? I mean 250 a month is what we need......to keep her running as is.

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Darkside... That's probably the suggestion that crossed the minds of most B15 owners here, but no one would say it aloud.


Nitelife... Good point about the "people who don't contribute" thing though. Maybe like you said, those who pay could get extra perks and access. That could be a little incentive to contribute.

Russ... If we do the contribution thing, then just up the fees to like a few bucks or something to account for the growth (and increasing cost) of the site. Any extra cash would be a tip for keeping this site up and updating even though you're selling your b15.


I don't know. Maybe we should look at other UBBs and see how they're staying up. Anyone have any other ideas?

The other solution is for all the SR20s here (sorry GA16s and GA18s) to jump on the SE-R mailing list if this site goes down, and eat up their boards.


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I'd be more than willing to make a donation. If nothing else, it would buy us some more time until we found a permanent solution.

The problem is that not all 998 members frequent the board, nor would they all pay the fee. We might get 100 to 200 that would actually participate. This would mean that the contributions would need to be in the 1 dollar to 10 dollar range to buy us a couple of months.

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Damn Maxx, I didn't think of that. Out of the 998 registered members, how many would actually be willing to throw in some money? How many are actually active posters here? It seems to me that most people here just read the posts and that's it. But I dunno. Somehow we'll come up with a solution...

Oh by the way... I'm willing to contribute too if we need to.


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you could also loose some of the non car related forums. There are some people on this bb that spend their lives posting in the off topic section. But i still think it'd cool if it was an all b15 site...But hey there is always se-r forum thats in the works.

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It would be a good idea to make it a B15 only site. But i'm down to put in some money to keep it up. I think we should have membership Fee's. I think if we charge 25 dollars a year X 998 = 24,700 a year. You figure that everyone would not want to be members, then lets subtract about 500 people.. Tha would still give us 12,450 a year. If this website is 250 a month then X that by 12 to give us 3,000 for the site. The rest of the money can go to Car shows, stickers, performence parts, expansion of B15sentra.net... I mean there is alot of possibilities Russ, lets get on the good foot and make sure we don't get closed down cuz then i won't have nothing to do!


Guys, let me know what you think..

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News like this hurts...not going against what anyone's saying but in a situation like this I think it would be better to stick to together, just my opinion, I don't own sentra or a 200sx or even a nissan at that(well I have a infiniti, close enough, but I used to have a b13) but I come here all the time so I'm willing to contribute.
Also, I'm wondering how many people are willing to donate, maybe someone can change the "quickpoll" just to get an idea of how many people have the means to help.

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I agree with the money, but 25$US is almost 50$Can for us. Yeah Yeah, I know we're not a lot form the north, but I'm willing to pay something. What about the others canucks????


You don't want to have auto parts advertisers
to be on the site?

What about selling the auto-sticker B15 for financing?

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I've lurked here for over 6 months, but this is my first post. I love reading this site.

As someone who knows a bit about web development, the first step in reducing bandwidth should be disabling images. Judging from the amount of picture files in signatures and the big SE-R picture in the background that is loaded constantly, I would estimate that over %50 of your bandwidth is being used on images. If the site were to disable all graphical files on the bulletin board and the background wallpaper, that may reduce costs considerably.


Back to lurking (for now!)


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Guys, I am not really sure what to do. This is what the conclusion has come down too. Scott basically can't do anything as of now. So here is what i have to offer.

1) Switch back to EZ BOARD, lose alot of looks, features but its free...may even be speed.

2) Go fee based, to pay for our ISP, this will keep her going, and help pay for items.

3) Let the page die.

We have 2 weeks at the most to move...

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Well, I don't think anyone wants the page to die. I think we can muster enough support to keep things going.

What the suggestion on limiting Graphics and pictures help us out at all?

If we need to get some money together, maybe a paypal account could be set up or something. We are kinda short on time, but there has to be something we can do.

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I agree that not all 998 people would pay.
Like someone said, we'd be lucky to get
100.

I'm up for donating, but honestly I would
feel like I was supporting the other 898
leeches if the donation was too large.

I'd also be interested in hearing what reducing the graphics down to almost nothing
would do to the bandwidth and cost.

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The graphics suggestion won't help much at all period. We do 16gigs of traffic, we need to lower it to less than 4 gigs a month to be safe.... you guys figure that out. But to still HOST the html files, we still need a place to resite that, and that at the min will cost 50 a month if we use ezboard.

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Well, I don't think anyone wants the page to die. I think we can muster enough support to keep things going.

What the suggestion on limiting Graphics and pictures help us out at all?

If we need to get some money together, maybe a paypal account could be set up or something. We are kinda short on time, but there has to be something we can do.

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