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Alan
9-22-20, 12:32pm
Well, I've known this was going to happen soon and it finally did. Today we reached the 15GB disk space limit on our Gold level hosting account. That 15GB contains all the forum software files, database and user attachments such as uploaded photos and avatars, etc.

To keep things going, I've upgraded our hosting package to the Platinum level which doubles our disk space to 30GB at an additional immediate expense of $103 and a new annual hosting expense of $499.50 which will be due on June 1st, 2021. There are no additional expenses anticipated until that time.

It took us 10 years to use up the initial space so I'd anticipate no additional upgrades necessary for a very long time.

razz
9-22-20, 1:15pm
So are there sufficient $$ in the donation pot currently to cover the $103?

Jane v2.0
9-22-20, 1:30pm
My new login pushed us over the edge...:|(

Alan
9-22-20, 1:59pm
So are there sufficient $$ in the donation pot currently to cover the $103?Yes, the donation pot is approximately $230.00 at the moment. However I elected to pay the $103 myself and save the donation funds for the next years expenses.

bae
9-22-20, 2:05pm
Yes, the donation pot is approximately $230.00 at the moment. However I elected to pay the $103 myself and save the donation funds for the next years expenses.

Thanks Alan!

Jane v2.0
9-22-20, 2:12pm
Is the next level up Diamond Level? Let's aim for that! :~)

Alan
9-22-20, 2:15pm
Is the next level up Diamond Level? Let's aim for that! :~)Our host only advertises 3 levels, Pro, Gold and Platinum, so we're already at the top!

Tybee
9-22-20, 2:36pm
Thank you, Alan, for taking such good care of us.

rosarugosa
9-22-20, 2:38pm
Thanks, Alan!

KayLR
9-22-20, 3:05pm
Thank you, Alan!

herbgeek
9-22-20, 3:26pm
Thanks Alan. Please let us know when its time to donate again, so I can make sure I'm putting in my share.

Teacher Terry
9-22-20, 7:52pm
Thanks Alan!

early morning
9-22-20, 8:17pm
Thanks for dealing with that side of things, Alan! I just tried to donate, but the site wouldn't let me. I'll try again later....

Tradd
9-22-20, 8:46pm
Thanks, Alan!

SteveinMN
9-22-20, 10:41pm
Thanks for being at the helm, Alan.

Simplemind
9-23-20, 1:02am
Thank you Alan :thankyou:

frugal-one
9-24-20, 7:24pm
Kudos!

jp1
9-25-20, 3:08pm
Yes, the donation pot is approximately $230.00 at the moment. However I elected to pay the $103 myself and save the donation funds for the next years expenses.

Thank you! I will definitely contribute before the June bill comes due since I'm one of the people who has felt free to upload quite a few pictures.

As a related aside I've noticed that the paypal donation link shows up when I view the site on Safari on my ipad, but not when I use Firefox on my windows 10 machine.

catherine
9-25-20, 3:13pm
Thank you, Alan!!

Geila
9-27-20, 11:30am
I enjoy seeing a lot of pictures... I didn't realize it pushes the cost up. :|(

Alan
9-27-20, 12:16pm
I enjoy seeing a lot of pictures... I didn't realize it pushes the cost up. :|(
They just take up storage space, but now we've got plenty. Post away!

Alan
5-27-21, 7:10am
Our next annual hosting expense of $499.50 is due on Tuesday, 6/1/21. Our donation fund currently stands at $437.58.
I'll be making the payment on Tuesday.

bae
5-27-21, 10:26am
Alan - have you been receiving any reports of significant server slowdowns over the past few weeks. SLF has become very very slow on my end, sometimes taking seconds to return a page request. My Internet connection seems to be fine, 1GB and super low latency, and other sites I use respond nearly-instantly, as expected.

Alan
5-27-21, 11:42am
Alan - have you been receiving any reports of significant server slowdowns over the past few weeks. SLF has become very very slow on my end, sometimes taking seconds to return a page request. My Internet connection seems to be fine, 1GB and super low latency, and other sites I use respond nearly-instantly, as expected.
No, I've never received any reports of that kind, although I've noticed the same slowdown from time to time. When that happens I usually jump onto their web portal and open a ticket. That usually takes care of the problem for a day or two.

razz
5-27-21, 11:46am
Just tossed a donation in the bin. Thanks, Alan!

dado potato
5-27-21, 12:38pm
ditto

ditto

Tradd
5-27-21, 1:22pm
Ah so the slowdown isn’t just me!

herbgeek
5-27-21, 1:41pm
small donation from me this morning also

Tradd
5-27-21, 1:52pm
Alan, would you please provide the email for PayPal? I want to do it directly from the app. The PayPal website is working odd. Thank you.

Alan
5-27-21, 2:27pm
Alan, would you please provide the email for PayPal? I want to do it directly from the app. The PayPal website is working odd. Thank you.I have no idea what 'website is working odd' means although I followed our donation link and everything looked fine. I'm also unsure what email you're requesting, is it an email to contact PayPal or do you mean the email used for the SLF PayPal account? I can't find one on the PayPal site to mail them directly although they do have a customer service number, 1-888-221-1161 (tel:1-888-221-1161). The email address associated with the SLF account is alan@simplelivingforum.net.

Tradd
5-27-21, 2:32pm
The email is all I needed. I find PayPal works better on my phone with app rather than the website.

Thanks!

Tradd
5-27-21, 2:34pm
Just donated.

Teacher Terry
5-28-21, 10:17pm
Donated.

SteveinMN
5-30-21, 9:37pm
Yup. I'm in, too.

Alan
6-2-21, 5:21pm
I paid the upcoming year hosting expense of $499.50 yesterday. Our new donation kitty stands at $234.38 which will be held for next year's expenses coming due on June 1st, 2022. Thanks to everyone who donated!