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Old 10-01-2003, 09:25 PM   #1
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New Server

Well after 18 months of fast paced growth on our old server I finally broake down and bought a new server. I got a Dell Power Edge 400SC with a 2.4 Ghz Pentium 4 Chip. Since prices for accesories at Dell are way over priced, I plan on getting them from a the best priced reseller (they will still be top-of-the-line). I plan on buying 2GB more of RAM (PC3200 DDR400, fast stuff!) and four hard drives to run a RAID 1+0 setup (mirrored with 2 hot spares) so we won't ever have to worry about drives crashing like last June.

What I am going to need:
$480 - 4 x 512 MB Ram (@ $120/each)
$400 - 4 x 80 GB Drives (@ $100/each)
$100 - 1 x RAID card (@ $100)

Grand Total = $980

I plan on upgrading the system over the next few months until it meets the above specs. If anyone wants to donate to the cause, you can make a dontation through via PayPal. No more donations are being accpeted!

Our new home will be tremendously faster and will be able to accomodate tons fo growth!

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Old 10-01-2003, 09:30 PM   #2
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Thumbs up get on the bandwagon

Let's all get on the bandwagon and help Andy make this happen!!!!!!!!On to Paypal!!!!
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Old 10-02-2003, 10:27 AM   #3
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Andy, I am having problems accessing PayPal. I will try from home tonight.
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Old 10-02-2003, 10:41 AM   #4
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ABSOLUTELY!

Thanks for all your hard work Andy!

Problem:
we had a terrible experience with PayPal on EBay and swore never to use them again. Can you post alternatives please.
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Old 10-02-2003, 11:39 AM   #5
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I'm with Kimili on this one!

A PM with a P.O. Box would work.
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:12 PM   #6
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Everybody using PayPal or other means -- Post a reply here when you do!!! We need to keep this thread repeating, showing up near the top of thread topics.

Airstreamforums has saved me much more than my contribution!
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Old 10-02-2003, 01:17 PM   #7
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I too have tried to register on Paypal to send some $$, but even after registering etc, etc, and following all the instructions I still get "page not available". Perhaps the site has a problem today, so I'll try again tomorrow. Nick.
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I was able to get right in because I've been registered. I seem to remember they go through a process to verify you and your account identity. Maybe check your personal email? I think they want you to check -- they deposit a small amount in your account, then you log back on to PayPal to report the amount and complete the registration.
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Old 10-02-2003, 03:30 PM   #9
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Bob, thanks. I had done the e-mail bit. To ask for help you have to log in, but I need help to log in! I'll try tomorrow. Nick
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Old 10-02-2003, 05:51 PM   #10
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Thumbs up we support Andy's efforts!

As my earlier post notes let's keep behind this....it only takes 100 at 10 dollars or 200 at 5 dollars...if you can do more we get there quicker.....

This forum has saved me so much and now a few bucks isn the least I can do to say THANKS!!!!
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Old 10-02-2003, 07:44 PM   #11
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Okay... here's my post. FWIW, I've never given PayPal my checking account number to be a "verified user," and never will. They have only a credit card number, which at least gives me some protection in the event of a dispute.

Their website says they'll be down tonight from 12:30AM-2:30AM for maintenance.

Here's to a faster, more reliable site!
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:09 PM   #12
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Thumbs up

What most of you don't know is how much time and money Andy already has put into this.
And to top it of, we (the moderators) had to beat him with an aluminum stick to come forward and ask for some community support on this major upgrade.
Well, I put my money where my mouth is, because I have saved many times over because of this great resource.
Thank you, Andy!
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Old 10-02-2003, 09:10 PM   #13
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ALTERNATIVE TO PAYPAL...PLEASE!

Just to keep this thread at the top I'll share our BAD experience with paypal

We, and 150 other people, bought an item on ebay from a seller who cashed our money through paypal and never delivered the item.
All us unfortunate customers got together on the web, created a specific forum, and tried to get our money or the item back.
We filed all the necessary forms with everyone: paypal, ebay, our credit card companies and even the PD in the seller's home town because the seller had stated to all of us, via email, that she was not able to refund our money for the time being and that she had no product to send us. She was bankrupt and invited us to sue her.
Well, you know what Paypal did? nada! It just kept our money and never refunded any of us!! They didn't even help!
Some of us were lucky and got their money back from their cc after 60 days, others from the redeeming seller and others are still waiting.
Point of the story is that if you read Paypals terms and conditions, the small type, there's very little chances you're ever going to get your money back with them in a case like ours.
THIS IS NOT THE CASE HERE. USE PAYPAL AND HELP ANDY.
(WE HAVE A PERSONAL ISSUE WITH IT AND PREFER TO USE AN ALTERNATIVE METHOD TO HELP)
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I made this thread "sticky", so it will stay on top of the communtiy forums, until Andy decides to "unstick it".
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