SUPPORT YTMND AND GET MORE TRAFFIC!

Friends, I just got a quote on the new content server. $9085 including shipping! So in order to actually purchase this vital piece of hardware, I am going to implement this a new feature; Site Sponsorship!

This will allow us to pool our resources together and get a new content server in no time. If everyone with a registered account donated $1 we could get 9 of these servers, and we only need one, so it should be no problem.

CURRENT STATUS

Read more for all the info.

A brief overview of how this works:
There will be a link on every site profile and on the info bar of every site to allow you to sponsor that site. You will then be brought to the donation page. You can enter any amount of money, and once paypal hits our server back, your donation (after paypal fees) gets added to the pool of whichever site you chose.

There will be a content box on the front page with the sum of donations for the top five sites, so you and your friends can pool money together, get your favorite site on the front page and help YTMND get faster at the same time!

Your username (if you are logged in) will also go on a list. If you donate more than $15 (total across all sponsorships), in the future if YTMND ever offers paid account features, you will be given lifetime membership. Please note that YTMND may or may not offer paid account features, I don't want you to feel like you've been ripped off if I haven't launched a ton of spiffy new things in a months time. If you aren't logged in your donation will be shown as made by "anonymous". So make sure you are logged in if you want credit!

Please note that Paypal has a minimum fee, so if you donate anything under around 70 cents, your donation will be $0.00, donating $1 will yield about $0.30.

Here are the stats of the server:

2x OPTERON 280/DualCore/2.4GHz
8x 1GB RAM/PC3200 (8GB TOTAL)
12x 300GB SATA 2 HDD/SEAGATE/NCQ
12-CHANNEL 3Ware SATA2 RAID
CONTROLLER 2U RACKMOUNT CHASSIS/12x
**12x 300GB SATA HDD/SEAGATE/NCQ
12-CHANNEL 3Ware SATA2 RAID
CONTROLLER 2U RACKMOUNT CHASSIS/12x
2x REDUNDANT 500W POWER SUPPLIES
1xTyan/S2882G3NR-D/Vid/2GbE/SATA


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December 14th, 2005
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Very good, I cant wait because I am sure money will come flooding in! (No sarcasm)
May 1st, 2007
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Nested Lucky Numbah Seven.
December 14th, 2005
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I don't know if I want my site(s) sponsored, but if this helps get your new servers it's all good.
December 14th, 2005
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Happy to donate!
December 14th, 2005
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I love YTMND and will be happy to donate - I only wish the "Sponsor this Site" hadn't replaced the Site Description on the site banner - often the Description is sort of the punch-line, or tag-line, at the end of the joke.
December 14th, 2005
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and of course by "site banner" i mean the frame that pops up when you click the logo in the corner
December 14th, 2005
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This is a very nice idea, I just hope someone doesn't donate a stupid ammount to get a bad site up there. I'd donate but I don't have the means to.
December 14th, 2005
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I donated the first time and will donate this time! Great site max!
December 14th, 2005
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I'd love to donate, but don't have Paypal. Where do you get it?
December 14th, 2005
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sounds jolly to me
December 14th, 2005
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www.paypal.com
December 14th, 2005
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youngbull!!!!
December 14th, 2005
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Well... Have fun with that.
December 14th, 2005
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^ banned.
December 14th, 2005
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i wish you were a little more liberal with the ban stick. free up server space one sh*tstick at a time.
December 14th, 2005
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yea thats right, $25 donated
December 14th, 2005
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Max, will making 20 (ONE DOLLAR) donations to 20 sites net you the same amount of money as a single $20 donation to ONE site? in other words, does my spreading it out cost you more in fees and netting you less?
December 14th, 2005
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2) if I have a credited sponsership, and I realize later how embarrassing it is being associatied with a lame site, can I change it to anonymous later?
December 14th, 2005
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^ That's a great question All the laughs I've gotten here are certainly worth a few bucks.
December 14th, 2005
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3) I can't for the life of me remember a site that I was raving about a few weeks ago. Can you add something to help us search what we saw or voted on? or a favorite sites list that we can edit?
December 14th, 2005
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I'm serious. I've gone back and changed 5 star votes to 4, just so they wouldnt appear on my favorites list anymore...
December 14th, 2005
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money-hat: my favorites are the mod favorites, so don't think i dont know what you mean! it's in the works. and to answer your other question, spreading donations around will cost way more in fees due to the high minimum, spending $20 across four sites wouldnt be too bad though. i suppose if you choose later on to go back on it, you can email me and ill make it anonymous.
December 15th, 2005
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Just donated some $$$ max. Here's hoping for enough $$$ to purchase the new server.
December 15th, 2005
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Max, for some reason the sponsorship link doesn't appear if Norton Internet Security is running. (Had to turn mine off before I could see it.) Just a head's up. Donation on the way!
December 15th, 2005
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Happy to throw a few bucks your way to help the site along.
December 15th, 2005
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Anything what i can do to help max :) Lets get ytmnd better then ever.
December 15th, 2005
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5/5
December 15th, 2005
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2005-12-15 07:04:49 Niatona - With the new server will I finally be able to stay logged in after I close the browser? ... I would like to know this also, to me it's the most ridiculous reoccuring problem we have.
December 15th, 2005
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I can't count the number of times I've lost a comment because I was too lazy to retype it after I forgot to log in. That almost happened in this case too.
December 15th, 2005
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I'll donate. What happens if the site gets deleted? You still get the money, I'm sure.
December 15th, 2005
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Hey Max. You could also five vote the sites that donated a decent amount of $$ so that they get some front page time as well.
December 15th, 2005
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Donated $35.00 just to see my favorite site on the top 5. DO YOU LOVE ME YET INTERNET!?
December 15th, 2005
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Max, It's a great idea, unless of course you just pocket the $10,000 and take off to Mexico...
December 15th, 2005
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Good grief, talk about going balls out with the hardware, Max. But that's the way to do it. Donations are comin', dogz!
December 15th, 2005
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It needs to scale, and this will take us well into the future.
December 15th, 2005
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I kinda prefer like we had it ages ago with the "donator" sites, so you can see who's contributing, but I may be in the minority.
December 15th, 2005
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The $300 Dollar YTMND - http://threehundreddollar.ytmnd.com/
December 15th, 2005
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Awesome idea, Max. I say take the $9000 and go to Bermuda. To hell with this server idea. ;)
December 15th, 2005
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sh*t quick, put me in the closet.
December 15th, 2005
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This is nice and all but when I am going to start getting my t-shirt and all?
December 15th, 2005
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Great Idea and the more people who try to captialise this idea or trying to out donate eachother will only benefit you more to get many more servers (or even your own island)
December 15th, 2005
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Go to Mexico with Moot.
December 15th, 2005
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i am seriously considering registering with paypal to help YTMND out. In the mean time i created this propaganda for the cause http://ytmndserver.ytmnd.com/
December 15th, 2005
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Good luck on the funds Max. You may want to remove the Moderator favorites so that more donators hitters $$$ can get front page exposure. Also you may want to have them rotate so that a 14 year old who gives 5 bucks will also get some page time.
December 16th, 2005
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I want the f*cking "Last 5 searches" section back god dammit!
December 16th, 2005
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"Total raised: $672.48 Total needed: $9,085 Percentage there: 7.402% Total Paypal Fees: $43.74" That adds up to a 16 percentage in fees. Those paypal folks are f*cking thieves...
December 16th, 2005
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max has my payment gone through?
December 16th, 2005
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Why don't you just sell the old server and get like 1000 dollars right there? Also, 90% of YTMND is 12 year olds who'd rather spend 50 dollars on Inuyasha posters than help out a worthy cause, so good luck
December 16th, 2005
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I'll give you some of the money the government gave me for school.
December 16th, 2005
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I'm always happy to give 20 bucks, This site always cheers me up when I'm down.
December 16th, 2005
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max you're a genius, srsly
December 16th, 2005
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Speaking of content boxes, I liked last 5 forum posts. Sure, you may not have enjoyed 'DEAD n****rS' on the front page every day, but perhaps a 'best 5 forum posts' would be better.
December 16th, 2005
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dead n****rs would still appear in the content box
December 16th, 2005
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seriously though max, its gotta happen some time. just shut it down.
December 16th, 2005
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If you mean the forums ashwmk you can shut the f*ck up.
December 17th, 2005
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this is good news
December 17th, 2005
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Sent some cash your way max. You guys are worth the effort, unlike other sites. Cheers.
December 17th, 2005
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Forums aren't up so: PLEASE cure the viewhaxxing problem, old YTMNDs shouldn't be showing up in the "Up & Coming" list. I love YTMND and put a lot of work into my sites. I'll send $$$
December 17th, 2005
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the forums are dead, the drive that hosted the forums is completely dead.
December 17th, 2005
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I expect to see a ytmnd about this within 10 minutes, complete with the Price is Right failure horns and/or the Vader NOOOOO sound.
December 17th, 2005
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Wow...I can't believe what I'm witnessing. This is the end of ytmnd. It's now possible to buy your way onto the front page. At least the old system had some consistency and weeded out bad ytmnds. The results of this are going to be hilarious.
December 17th, 2005
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Can I get an advanced ruling on this one, Max? Assuming I sent in enough money would you put this on the front page or is it too offensive? http://jesusrapesababy.ytmnd.com
December 17th, 2005
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Cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!
December 17th, 2005
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does this mean the forums are disqualified from the internets forever?
December 17th, 2005
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lets all use my forums at www.nathanbent.net because I get paid by the visitor not really i wonder if all these enters show up this will really be annoyings
December 17th, 2005
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yeah.. this is all well and good.. any idea when i'll be getting my shirt though? that would be great thx.
December 17th, 2005
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HEY----SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&OMFG
December 17th, 2005
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anyone else can't see the current status / sponsored.html with firefox?
December 17th, 2005
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1/5
December 18th, 2005
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The forums are dead? What am I going to do with my life now?
December 18th, 2005
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I'll be glad when you get this stuff. The site is b0rken at the moment. Forums are down and I can't upload audio. I just get: error /var/php/phpNqci3Z text/plain doesnt match any mime types i have.
December 18th, 2005
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Forums dead? In a way that is good, alot of idiots on there.
December 18th, 2005
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So, Max, are you going to bring back forums or just screw paying for all that B&witdh?
January 6th, 2006
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MATT DAMON
November 27th, 2007
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That Fourest kid, heh. Isn't he something?