The Suburbs - Dire Straits

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Offline Andy

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The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« on: April 13, 2005, 02:44:57 AM »
I'm not in the habit of begging, so apologies that I'm not very good at it.

Basically, this site has been popular, which is fantastic for me.
I have also been putting up as much media as I possibly can with the wonderful help of many people from around the world, which has been fantastic for all of us.

Unfortunately I didn't do the maths between those two factors, and we've hit a bit of a problem.

Without disclosing too much, I'm in over a hundred dollars into the red with my host and climbing. US$155 to be exact at the time of writing. We've averaged 4GB of download traffic a day so far. With not being even halfway through the month, and this extra bandwidth charged at $5 per GB, you can see how we've got where we are.

So anyway, I'm sorry to say that I've had to remove all the media content on the site to try and stem this. It will be back, refreshed and linked in the Media section, but for now it's gone. I've managed to keep some of it up like the Landed video by using some other webspace, but that's reaching its maximum and won't be there for long.

Secondly, I could really do with some donations. Damn, I hate begging, but there's a donate button on the main news page of the site. Click it if you want. $5 gets me an extra gig of bandwidth. Think of it as "Sponsor a Downloader".

Thanks to all those who send me media. Please continue to do so and I'll find ways to get them out there. I have little bits of hosting here and there that I can use if it's something special.

THE BURBS WILL NOT GO DOWN. I just don't want to be updating the news from a cardboard box. ;)

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Offline Andy

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Re: The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 02:48:27 AM »
I'll update this post with all those who have helped the cause thus far (if you want to donate and don't want to be named, then let me know):

Pete (unkie on the org)
James H
Sean (The Director)
Drew (from Minneapolis)
Sébastien (Bezley)
Eric Lange (herbs donuts)
Arne (from the Netherlands!)
Jason Lockart Band (
Doug Kaplan (Slk24kgj)
Smoking Panda
Dean Love
Chris (Horgz)
Simon Thornton
Martin Voss
Jonelle Lonergan
John Hardcastle
William Fleming
Philipp Offermann
Jennifer Lee
Anthony Leung
Adam Knapp (eccojedi)
Robert James
N C Damski

These people rock. If you see them around, give them a hug.
So smooth you can hear the beard.


Offline jmhard

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Re: The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2005, 05:52:22 AM »
John Hardcastle

hey, that's jmhard to you, pal  ;D

Seriously, don't let anyone off the hook.  In another month or so, start bugging the crap put of us again.  I'm glad to do my part.


Offline Eccojedi

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Re: The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2005, 04:48:24 AM »
DAMMIT ANDY... You make it so... URGENT!...

--- Update---

I gave 5 bucks. Sorry I don't have more, I'm poor too you know!


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Re: The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2005, 09:44:39 AM »
As soon as I get the pin number to my card, I'll donate some funds.


Offline melanor_rigby

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Re: The Suburbs - Dire Straits
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2005, 07:03:04 AM »
Hmmm ... will have to see what I can do come payday.

(Seeing as I rather suspect I shall be posting here more often n'stuff...)
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