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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:05 AM
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Thumbs up Sharing the cost to run this site?

BhaYa ... before I call it a day and it has been a long day ... something on my chest all day ... like to lighten meself.

Other day I went to watch two hours of nonsense ... ticket cost Rs.24, popcorn and bottle of water set me back another Rs. 8.

Daily lunch in my favorite Ram Barsoe Hindu Hotel ... average of Rs. 20 to 24

Weekend Golf ... Rs. 40

For all the fun and good time I have had at this site ... contribute to meet your expenses is least I can do to pay back my debt. I think I have had enough of free trip. As Landyabhai will say ... pay your debts in this life so you are re-born with clean slate. Last thing I want is your goondas following me for collection in my next birth.

Please tell me ... what does it cost to run this site and how much you expect me to contribute every month. This is no favor ... strictly paying back to you a debt.


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Old March 30th, 2007, 09:58 AM
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Re: Sutradarji ... what does it cost to run this site?

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BhaYa ... before I call it a day and it has been a long day ... something on my chest all day ... like to lighten meself.

Other day I went to watch two hours of nonsense ... ticket cost Rs.24, popcorn and bottle of water set me back another Rs. 8.

Daily lunch in my favorite Ram Barsoe Hindu Hotel ... average of Rs. 20 to 24

Weekend Golf ... Rs. 40

For all the fun and good time I have had at this site ... contribute to meet your expenses is least I can do to pay back my debt. I think I have had enough of free trip. As Landyabhai will say ... pay your debts in this life so you are re-born with clean slate. Last thing I want is your goondas following me for collection in my next birth.

Please tell me ... what does it cost to run this site and how much you expect me to contribute every month. This is no favor ... strictly paying back to you a debt.


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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:18 AM
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Re: Sutradarji ... what does it cost to run this site?

Tantu and landya I really thank you for your concerns. However, I have NEVER and will NEVER demand donations for sake of running this site. Those of you who contributed on your own. Its a great thing. It helped and it does help. As recent as last week I got two separate donations of 150 and 50 bucks! I thank those two members and dont mind sharing their names if they agree.

Even if I were not to sell this site, I would have kept the participation the same as before - FREE! The reason I put up the donation icons (PayPal, Amazon) is to see if some folks would like to help. Believe me I dont make a penny from this site. Whatever I get is a small amount which is definitely helpful in running this site.

If I was going to ask you for money, I would not sell the site. I dont want money for sake of mercy, pity or anything. Its like this - if you feel you can contribute, then good, if you dont then also its as good. If this were a commercial venture with money making in mind, I think you would have seen a different format already.

So many folks ask me, why dont you start ads like craigslist and charge folks, why dont you sell tickets to movies and make money, etc,. etc. Well, if I wanted to do that then I would not have created echarcha.com for our regular timepass.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 11:59 AM
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To answer your questions in dollar amounts.

Hosting -- http://www.ultrawebsitehosting.com/h...-dedicated.php check the 1.3Ghz Dedicated ($149.95)

vBulletin - http://www.vbulletin.com/order/ Check the Leased License ($85)

GoDaddy - www.godaddy.com I think 9 dollars a year (earlier with register.com it was 35 dollars a year)
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 07:16 PM
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

In response to Cha's wonderful decision to continue with our site, we all should come forward and come up with a scheme for sharing the financial as well as administrative responsibilities?

Let's make this thread sticky ...
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 08:50 PM
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

Sunit,

Here is what I understand your expenses are. Please feel free to advise me if I have missed something? Thanks.

For the year 2007
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(1) Hosting Fee: 149.95$ (per month) => 1799.4 $
(2) VBulletin Fee: 85$ (per year)
(3) GoDaddy: 9$ (per year)

Total (per year): 1893.4 $ (per year)

Assuming that we have 15 dedicated members, it will cost per person: 158 $ per year or 13 $ per month

Please PM me or any mod or to our ChaPai, about your support. We can pay bimonthly or trimonthly ...

Thanks.

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Old April 2nd, 2007, 10:10 PM
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 11:54 PM
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

Bhai log.. Once again .. see this http://www.echarcha.com/forum/showpo...96&postcount=3

Please do not misunderstand the recent sale business as an attempt to make anyone feel that they owe the site something monetarily. Donations have been coming in the past at irregular intervals and amounts and I am content with whatever anyone donates.

If you remember, long ago, an old timer member (who is not active now here and .. well you know who) had said he will pay for complete hosting etc, but I wanted to remain independent and did not take the obligation.

I am a bit of a unconventional person or whatever, that if someone does anything for me then I feel sort of .. I mean uneasy.
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

Instead of VBulletin 85USD yearly you can have VBulletin owned in 160 USD, so you need not pay it every year (if i understood properly their licencing policy). If you want to upgrade then you can purchase updates in future. (around 30USD). However they will allow free updates for one year.
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you can count me as well. donating to this site wa my wish since many years.
i could not do that due to many reasons. now that i can, i would like to.

suggestion....jo jo donate karega sabke pass se ek promise lena padega.

he/she will have no say on anything which is related to site. he/she should continue as a regular member without asking for privileges like moderator, partner,owner, tolerate his/her non-sense posts, ban/un-ban at mod's discretion only..etc.
i understand charcha bhai's concern that when accepting donations it becomes little messy to manage things/member's.

these days....charcha bhai bahut disturbed lagtha hain .
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

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I am a bit of a unconventional person or whatever, that if someone does anything for me then I feel sort of .. I mean uneasy.
Please Don't feel that way.........Just give us clearance so that we can start sending donations.
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Instead of VBulletin 85USD yearly you can have VBulletin owned in 160 USD, so you need not pay it every year (if i understood properly their licencing policy). If you want to upgrade then you can purchase updates in future. (around 30USD). However they will allow free updates for one year.
This seems to be a good idea. Right now our license is already renewed so next time I should think of this option.
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you can count me as well. donating to this site wa my wish since many years.
i could not do that due to many reasons. now that i can, i would like to.

suggestion....jo jo donate karega sabke pass se ek promise lena padega.

he/she will have no say on anything which is related to site. he/she should continue as a regular member without asking for privileges like moderator, partner,owner, tolerate his/her non-sense posts, ban/un-ban at mod's discretion only..etc.
i understand charcha bhai's concern that when accepting donations it becomes little messy to manage things/member's.

these days....charcha bhai bahut disturbed lagtha hain .
Its like being in a state outside a operation theater where you wait for the doctor to say something.... Then the doc says all is fine, but the stress you feel is still there.

Thanks for understanding..
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Re: Sharing the cost to run this site?

I dont know why, but sometime I feel doing things in unplanned manner is better than doing it planned fashion. I think this donation thing falls in that category.

To me donations should be anonymous and should be in give-it-when-you-can-and-when-you-wish manner. I can understand uneasiness cha pai mentioned. Though we dont have such people in here, somebody can think this move of sharing cost of this site as consortium buying or leasing a site. Other thing is inability of some persons (especially people living in India because of conversion rate) to donate. This would give them sense that they are less important to site than people who donate regularly. I agree we should share some of his burden, but to me this has to be completely anonymous to give all members a feeling of equality.

If he cha-pai feels too much heat financially or time-wise to manage this site, I think he has devloped lot of relations over the years and knows better whom to ask for help.

Tantuji baki ap bade log decide karo. Though I oppose of publicly discussing this idea, if it goes thorough dont forget to count me in.

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