So a new journal has been posted!http://www.furaffinity.net/journal/6311970/
Dragoneer had been exploring options to provide users with a way to donate to the website since this option had been unavailable for about 3 years. // Soon after the GoFundMe was created in preparation, Fur Affinity was DDoS’d by unverifiable assailants which resulted in loss of access to the site.
So within 3 years, it just so happens that they get DDOSed mere hours after creating the GoFundMe. What timing...
There were also unfounded conspiracies posted about the timing of the DDoS and the creation of the donation page, falsely leading patrons to believe that Dragoneer had paid to attack his own site and other furry art communities in an attempt to collect money for his own personal gain.
"Donation Money Uses"
My favourite part.
-252.72 (Pingdom: 2014/10) [Yearly]
Awesome use of $250, it is not like they offer a free service or could EASILY set their own up off a reliable VPS provider....
-14.99 (OVH VPS: 2014/10) [Monthly]
OVH VPS (Monthly Expense):
An email host system that provides the site with separate bandwidth for staff communication.
Oh yes, this system is so important it is worth spending 5x as much as you really need...
This would be more than fine on the $3 a month option OVH provide... No need to high powered ESXi VM, OpenVZ would be fine and is only 0.05 less garmented uptime..
Furthermore, we are discussing pruning notifications that are old to further augment the system being put into place to increase performance further. In the meantime, we apologize for any inconvenience and will keep you updated.
I suggested this multiple times to Neer and he said no... Great to know that he is finally changing his mind after 6 months...
Dragoneer is looking into the possibility of purchasing additional servers so that we can increase content upload sizes for all users. This will also come with new coding to properly provide site resizing in addition to being able to download the full resolution.
It wouldn't be a real downtime experience without at least 1 new server being bought and never implemented...
Fur Affinity is a massive website home to 1.15 million accounts
Yea and YouTube has billions of users yet only half actually upload content.. Same here. Get off ya high horse
due to my own incompetence or due to roadblocks outside of my control that I am unable to overcome, then I will resign
Here is the door, just walk right on through.. Save us the time and effort.
Fur Affinity will be transparent with all donations made to the website and how those donations are used.
Well it does not take long to create a document on Google Docs that lists already what you have spent. Surly you lot are logging what you are doing already?
Yes because it is so hard to train someone to ignore the ticket section...