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U2Lynne
2015-11-17, 02:27 PM
After 11 years of accepting PayPal donations for our server costs, PayPal has determined that we have violated their User Agreement and Acceptable Use Policy and they have frozen our account. No matter what I said about the legality of our sharing torrent files with the permission of the bands, they don't seem to care about that at all and have stood by their decision to freeze and then close our account in 180 days. After that point, they will return the money in the account and then terminate our account. (I just wanted to also note that we are not the only torrent site that they have done this to recently.)

What does this mean to the future of The Traders' Den server costs? It means that as of right now, the only way we may accept donations is via check or money order. So, if you wish to donate to our server costs, please PM me and I will send my address.

Just to note, our server costs are $88.99 a month. We have survived for 11 years because we have such awesome users and they have always contributed and made sure our server costs are met. I know that our PayPal account had another three months of costs in it, but I will not have access to that money for another five months.

MalFrie
2015-11-17, 05:07 PM
Some of the "Less Honest" sites, have realised that "Bit Coin" is all that`s left to them! So glad of Lynne`s transparency, Thank you!

zeptrade
2015-11-18, 06:31 AM
Sorry to hear. PM sent.

JackDog
2015-11-19, 08:45 AM
PM sent.....and maybe you should set up a Bitcoin wallet for TTD, just in case anyone wants to donate that way.

sonofedg
2015-11-20, 08:57 PM
Saw this coming . . . Debit/credit work way better then Paypal . . . it's the new digital card that shuns the magnetic swipe . . .

oldfan
2015-11-20, 10:46 PM
Sorry about that Lynne, I just found out about this from Pat.
I just removed it from metfuk. Didnt matter I havent had a donation in 2 years :(

Should I be safe thats its no longer on my site? I use my account for business too.

U2Lynne
2015-11-20, 11:09 PM
I think they are looking at all recent transactions. We used to get a few every month - enough to keep us going - and so I guess they got suspicious about them for some reason. I don't know why all of a sudden. One of the things they 'demanded' of my was to remove any links to PayPal on our site, so you should be fine if you removed it, oldfan.

sonofedg, what do you use to take credit/debit cards? (You can PM me about it if you don't want to post here.)

zeptrade
2015-11-21, 01:06 AM
I think they are looking at all recent transactions. We used to get a few every month - enough to keep us going - and so I guess they got suspicious about them for some reason. I don't know why all of a sudden. One of the things they 'demanded' of my was to remove any links to PayPal on our site, so you should be fine if you removed it, oldfan.

sonofedg, what do you use to take credit/debit cards? (You can PM me about it if you don't want to post here.)

Debit card would be the best for me.

Silver Stallion DVDs
2015-11-21, 09:59 PM
Pretty much all online banking accounts allow you to transfer money from one account to another account for free. You just need the account # and routing # of the account to which you're sending the funds. Based on what Lynne said about the amount of money coming in, I am confident that these transactions would fly under the radar because collectively they are only at most a few hundred dollars a month.

U2Lynne
2016-01-26, 12:35 PM
At someone's suggestion, I have set up a TTD GoFundMe Campaign (https://www.gofundme.com/thetradersden) along with a Skrill account (https://www.skrill.com/) (it works like Paypal - you create a Skrill account and transfer funds to our Skrill account via an email addy). There is more information on our Contributions (/forums/contribute.php) page.

dcbullet
2016-01-30, 10:41 AM
GoFundMe is really easy to use, you don't need to set up an account. Just enter your CC info and go!

zeptrade
2016-01-30, 11:36 AM
GoFundMe is really easy to use, you don't need to set up an account. Just enter your CC info and go!

Fast & easy

pmonk
2016-01-30, 02:59 PM
How about selling TTD shirts?

spun2u
2016-02-15, 11:51 AM
PayPal has found U2T. ;) May check out the ones that you're using Lynne. Or might use my Authorize.net merchant account.

dorrcoq
2016-02-16, 02:09 AM
How about selling TTD shirts?

Maybe we could find Gray...he did such a good job with the Sharing The Groove shirts.

thetv
2016-02-16, 06:56 AM
It's election season so he's probably in need of some money from hippies for an all expenses paid trip to the GOP convention.

U2Lynne
2016-02-23, 10:06 PM
Maybe we could find Gray...he did such a good job with the Sharing The Groove shirts.
I sometimes wonder what happened to him and wonder if he knew we started this site after he left.

dorrcoq
2016-02-24, 02:19 AM
I'll say one thing for him...he was ahead of everyone else when it came to torrents and music sharing. Certainly the day I discovered Sharing The Groove was monumental in my life. Of course had I actually spent those thousands of hours on something that paid, I might be a rich man today!:lol4:

rstone5
2017-09-22, 03:28 PM
GoFundMe was really easy as long as you people get to keep a significant proportion of the donation. Never really liked PayPal myself anyhow.

Best wishes to all. I hope the move of the server is a positive thing. Luck!

sonofedg
2017-09-22, 10:03 PM
Genius idea moving the server, to higher ground I hope . . . essentially unplugging it and plugging it back in (advice from a Comcrap Technician)

U2Lynne
2017-09-24, 09:58 PM
Genius idea moving the server, to higher ground I hope . . . essentially unplugging it and plugging it back in (advice from a Comcrap Technician)
I don't know their reason for moving the server. It wasn't just us, but their whole slew of servers. I guess since we are back up, then the move must have gone just fine (at least for us).

Unidecker
2017-09-25, 01:17 PM
And this is why most people including myself have told PayPal and eBay to eat dust
when all their customers use alternatives with none of that garbage involved then they will be begging for customers to come crawling back me I have used and will use alternatives and never use those services again.

Thanks u2Lynne for all your hard work and keeping us updated
<3
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glens
2017-09-25, 05:12 PM
I don't know their reason for moving the server. It wasn't just us, but their whole slew of servers. I guess since we are back up, then the move must have gone just fine (at least for us).

TJ's Yeeshkul! servers also got moved this weekend - so far so good, I guess.....

oldfan
2017-09-26, 11:25 PM
We are also on the same server as TTD, our move took longer but we made it :)

glens
2017-09-27, 12:18 AM
A Quickpacket thing, then.......