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Donation Link

Please use this link for donating to NWN server fees:

http://layonara.com/donate

Also, you can access this page through the "On Neverwinter Nights" navigation menu.

Please note: The tracker on that page shows the total after PayPal fees have been deducted. As a result, the net effect of your donation will be slightly less than the donation itself.

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Hey all,

I'm writing to explain how this is going to work month to month. This month was huge, we've taken in enough to do five months of fees already. This is pretty par for the course for how we've donate in the past (though I'm not sure if we've ever donated quite so much up front!). What's always been tricky is keeping up the minimum over the long haul. To this end I'm going to keep a monthly tally going and each month still ask for the monthly minimum. I believe there will be months where the community will fall short (for perfectly legit reasons!) and that reserve we have now will keep us covered but we'll want to be sure to have everyone informed on what that reserve is over the months.

To further explain, each month I'm going to reset the monthly need to the $118 we currently use to host NWN. In this thread I'll also notate the overall amount, less the fees paid out. So for instance, in January, we will be asking for the $118 despite the accumulated $604.02. The overall total will actually be the $604.02 less the month's fees of $118, leaving us with the standing balance of $486.02. My goal is to show everyone the reserve balance and hopefully keep us reaching for the $118 each month so that we don't end up with a surprise toward the end of one month of 'meet the goal or we'll have to shut down' sad pandaness. It's pretty clear a enough people would rather not do that!

Thanks for your continued effort and interest!

~row

**Note: These numbers are for December's amounts. January has already seen some donations (thanks!)**

Reserve total for December: $604.02 - $118 = $486.02

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Hi folks,

Was working on a quick script to automatically reset things every month and display the reserve total with the thermometer but I accidentally reset things too early.

Anyway, the monthly total was met plus an additional $5.23 will go to the reserve fund.

Reserve total for January: $486.02 + $5.23 = $491.25

-orth

P.S. Sorry about the 10 minute server outage :/ accidentally proceeded with a security update before I wanted to later in the evening.

 

 

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Reserve Balance at beginning of December          604.02

Fees paid December                                                        (118.00)

Monthly Donations December                                          0      

Reserve Balance at beginning of January              486.02

Fees paid January                                                             (118.00)

Monthly Donations January                                         123.23  

Reserve Balance at beginning of February             491.25

 

Does this look right?  I did the math based on your numbers.  I guess we didn't have any donations in December?

Just trying to help

Davidhoff

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davidhoff wrote:

Reserve Balance at beginning of December          604.02

Fees paid December                                                        (118.00)

Monthly Donations December                                          0      

Reserve Balance at beginning of January              486.02

Fees paid January                                                             (118.00)

Monthly Donations January                                         123.23  

Reserve Balance at beginning of February             491.25

 

Does this look right?  I did the math based on your numbers.  I guess we didn't have any donations in December?

Just trying to help

Davidhoff

There were no reserves at the beginning of December, that's when we began taking all the funds in. A more accurate table like yours would look like this:

Reserve Balance at beginning of December            0.00

Fees paid December                                                        (118.00)

Monthly Donations December                                   604.02

Reserve Balance at beginning of January              486.02

Fees paid January                                                             (118.00)

Monthly Donations January                                         123.23  

Reserve Balance at beginning of February             491.25

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Thanks this makes things much more clear!

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Reserve Balance at beginning of February 491.25

Fees paid February                                            (118.00)

Monthly Donations February                             202.41  

Reserve Balance at beginning of March         575.66

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Let's make that thermometer boil for the month.  $50.00 tossed in the hat.

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Reserve Balance at beginning of March 575.66
 
Fees paid March                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations March                             142.95  
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of April         600.61
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Wow, I'm impressed that the servers have a decent 5 month buffer, unless I'm misunderstanding the data.  Very nice!  :)  I'm glad Layo's still alive.  Wish I had the time and passion I did seven years ago.  But it makes me happy that its still providing fun times for folks.  Keep rocking, Layo!

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Reserve Balance at beginning of April 600.61
 
Fees paid April                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations April                             57.06  
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of May         539.67
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So I was sitting there at the camp in Center when this old man was being accosted by bandits.  Well they looked kind of like bandits, they could have been large raccoons as I had been imbiding the Xeenite wine at the time.  After I sent them running and helped him up, he dusted himself off and I asked him if there was anything else I could do for him.  He looked at me and said, "well you know son, I could use about tree fiddy."  And what do you know, I looked up and it was that darned loch ness monster again!  I said look here I ain't giving you another cent!  But then he said, "come on its for the server bandwidth costs".  I said well alright, I'll give you just one of those fiddies.  So i handed him $50 and bade him good luck as he went on his merry way...

 

($50 added to the gnomish thermometer)

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Reserve Balance at beginning of May 539.67
 
Fees paid May                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations May                             115.12  
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of June         536.79
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Just plunked down mt monthly $10 bucks

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Hey folks,

I'm just giving this a gentle nudge to let you know that we're nearing the end of the month and are not close to our monthly goal. With our current excesse that's not a problem so yay!

Thanks for all you've done so far!
~row

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Tossed in a bit. Thanks for the bump.

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Reserve Balance at beginning of June 536.79
 
Fees paid May                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations June                             47.35
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of July         466.14
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Added some for July

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Yep! Another month another $10.00 Seem's like a god deal to me!

 

 

A friendly note to anyone who might be reading this. Any small donation will help. ;  )

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Good morning/afternoon/evenin' folks,

Just a gentle nudge that the end of the month draws near and we are only at 37 dollars (USD) and some change. We'll be fine for next month of course but it does eat into the reserve.

Thanks for all you do,

~row

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Reserve Balance at beginning of July 466.14
 
Fees paid May                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations July                             46.47
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of August         394.61
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Added a little something for August

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*Tosses a $10.00 bill in to the pot*

Lets break that thermometer for August!

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I also donated. 

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Reserve Balance at beginning of August 394.61
 
Fees paid May                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations August                             66.21
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of September         342.82
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Oops! What just happened there? A ten dollor bill just leaped out of my hand and zaped itself right on in to the Layo donation thermometer!

Wow!

That felt good!

YES!

I'll have to do that again next month!

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Reserve Balance at beginning of September 342.82
 
Fees paid September                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations September                             125.33
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of October         350.15
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Reserve Balance at beginning of October 350.15
 
Fees paid October                                            (118.00)
 
Monthly Donations October                             144.45
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of November         376.60
 
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Also be advised I lowered the monthly donation level to $100.00 since the CAD/USD exchange has dropped significantly over the last while so your USD donations go further.
 

 

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Reserve Balance at beginning of November 376.60
 
Fees paid November                                            (100.00)
 
Monthly Donations November                             38.24
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of December         314.84
 
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Been scurrying around Layo for a bit since the break, so $25.oo donated.

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I've been active since October again, so 25$ into the pot as well.

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50$ in the pot.  First month's on me boys and girls! :P Happy New Year Layo!

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Reserve Balance at beginning of December 314.84
 
Fees paid December                                            (100.00)
 
Monthly Donations December                             115.31
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of January         330.15
 
A reminder fees have now dropped to $40.00 a month. So right now there's over 8 months of reserve balance.
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Reserve Balance at beginning of January 330.15
 
Fees paid January                                            (40.00)
 
Monthly Donations January                             0.00
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of February         290.15
 
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Forgot to update this earlier this month. There was a donation already in February though. :)
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Reserve Balance at beginning of February 290.15
 
Fees paid February                                            (40.00)
 
Monthly Donations February                             47.65
 
Reserve Balance at beginning of March         297.80
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So I felt bad that I've never donated before. So I did.

Thank you for all you guys do here!

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Ten bucks in the pot, Orth.  Have a beverage of choice on me, you earned it!

 

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$50 from the Hoffboys!  Gota have some wings n fries with those cold ones and have money to tip if she's cute!

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Reserve Balance at beginning of March  297.80
Fees paid March                                  (40.00)
Monthly Donations March                     105.91
Reserve Balance at beginning of April    363.71

I appreciate all the fun and jokes with buying orth beers and wings but I'm happy to code away when I can :). Your contributions continue to offset any costs to the server. Our new nwn linux server is cheaper once more and now the cost to the community is down to $35.00 a month. So there's 10 months plus in reserves.

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Reserve Balance at beginning of April  363.71
Fees paid April                                  (35.00)
Monthly Donations April                     0.00
Reserve Balance at beginning of May    328.71
Reserve Balance at beginning of May  328.71
Fees paid May                                  (35.00)
Monthly Donations May                     0.00
Reserve Balance at beginning of June    293.71
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Hello,

Just catching up with some bookkeeping. Here are the records over the summer. Thank you as always.

-orth

Reserve Balance at beginning of June      328.71
Fees paid June                            (35.00)
Monthly Donations June                    9.41
Reserve Balance at beginning of July      303.12
Reserve Balance at beginning of July      303.12
Fees paid July                            (35.00)
Monthly Donations July                    0.00
Reserve Balance at beginning of August    268.12
Reserve Balance at beginning of August    268.12
Fees paid August                          (35.00)
Monthly Donations August                  0.00
Reserve Balance at beginning of September 233.12
Reserve Balance at beginning of September 233.12
Fees paid September                       (35.00)
Monthly Donations September               0.00
Reserve Balance at beginning of October   198.12
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Thank you!
Reserve Balance at beginning of October 198.12
Fees paid October                       (35.00)
Monthly Donations October               125.33
Reserve Balance at beginning of November   288.45
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Hello old friends and new! I hope you and your loved ones are doing well, it's been a long time since I've updated things and I'm sorry for that but a little coin would be appreciated if you can spare it!

I'm currently trying to work on user registration and anti spam efforts to keep the forums cleaner. I'm always here on the periphery thinking of this wonderful world and never letting go! 

Reserve Balance at beginning of November 2015 288.45
Fees paid November-July                       (315.00)
Monthly Donations November-July               28.45
Reserve Balance at beginning of August 2016   1.90
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$20 in the prayer bucket!

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