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Old 2013-07-24, 12:36 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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How come some torrent sites need money to live while others never even mention a need for cash? Rich benefactors that sponsor some sites privately? Someone has an "in" with someone that owns a server? Someone's got t-shirt money? What? I don't get it...

sometimes people are a bunch of broke asses, i guess.


TTD costs $150/mo to run + probably 100 or so man-hours of staff work. Of course, that can vary. We've been around nearly 9 years and usually manage to run a bit of a surplus each year which can be spent on things like oh-shit support issues, server moves, ram, etc, without having to post giant MS-Word messages in place of the homepage.

Just a guess, but I thnik Hunger City should be able to to be run a bit cheaper than TTD.


Also, some sites are just run by flaky motherfuckers. In our case, we have Lynne, who is about as solid as it gets. For the 'oh fuck' problems, we have Wolf. Also, very solid.
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Old 2013-07-24, 07:05 AM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

I sure understand being broke-ass! But I ain't really a flaky motherfucker! haha

Well, I am sort of, but that's different!




Maybe they should look at moving servers to someone that *could* do it all for less money? I sort of think they're getting ripped off, too!

Here's to hoping that something good work out for them...
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TTD costs $150/mo to run
Just out of curiosity, who pays that? Does Lynne pay the whole bill? Do admins/mods contribute? Do some users contribute? Hunger City is always asking for contributions but I've never seen any requests here.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Just out of curiosity, who pays that? Does Lynne pay the whole bill? Do admins/mods contribute? Do some users contribute? Hunger City is always asking for contributions but I've never seen any requests here.
there has always been a 'Contributions" link on TTD, look up under where it reads "Welcome, JackDog" on the upper right and click it and give a few $ if you can
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Old 2013-07-24, 11:32 AM
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TTD costs $150/mo to run
Just out of curiosity, who pays that? Does Lynne pay the whole bill? Do admins/mods contribute? Do some users contribute? Hunger City is always asking for contributions but I've never seen any requests here.
The hardware / bandwidth / software license costs are user-funded.
Labor is 100% volunteer (except for the server host company, of course).
Feel free to chip in, but it is never required.


We're here to help other music fans share live music experiences.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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Just out of curiosity, who pays that? Does Lynne pay the whole bill? Do admins/mods contribute? Do some users contribute? Hunger City is always asking for contributions but I've never seen any requests here.
Luckily, we have great users here and, other than the first couple of months, all the bills have been paid by contributions. I have always resisted posting messages about the bill, or sending PMs about it, but sometimes I have changed the color of the Contributions link in the hopes that it gets noticed more.

I've also talked to our host when our contributions are down and they have worked with me to either reduce the rates, or in the last case, we moved servers to a cheaper, but more powerful, one.
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Old 2013-07-24, 12:45 PM
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

Contributions are always appreciated, and recognized by the staff here. The tracker is always appreciated, and recognized by those who are able to feed the beast, with money, fresh content, or other kind deeds.

Great job by the staff here as usual! ...always willing to help out.
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{snip}... but sometimes I have changed the color of the Contributions link in the hopes that it gets noticed more. {snip}

Right now, the brownish-red color I see is bleeding into the grey background to the point that I can't really read the word anymore! I would go with a slightly brighter shade of red or something - ANYTHING else (almost!) haha

BTW, thanks, folks, for doing what you do here!

Now, let's hope Shareef can get the help he needs. I don't go to HC very often, but it would kinda suck to lose another torrent site! Does he know that there *might* be cheaper alternatives for servers than what they've got? I wonder if reaching out with some money-saving info for them is something worth doing?
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there has always been a 'Contributions" link on TTD
Geez....I guess that shows how attentive I am. But now that I look at it the burnt orange on dark grey kinda screws with my eyes.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

I wonder how much of the money they need is because of the re-connection charges? I haven't visited their site in years. With TTD, DIME, & bt.etree who really needs it?
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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I wonder how much of the money they need is because of the re-connection charges? I haven't visited their site in years. With TTD, DIME, & bt.etree who really needs it?
"I wonder how much of the money they need is because of the re-connection charges?"

I'll give you three guesses, and the first two don't count.

BTW - HC's "private" tracker "sacredtown" for special HC VIPs is also defunct.

I'm gonna miss the Dylan videos and the nice BBC vids, but I agree - Plenty out there to fill the void. Karma points not valid at other trackers.....
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With TTD, DIME, & bt.etree who really needs it?
They have a lot of European stuff that the others don't have.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

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They have a lot of European stuff that the others don't have.
Ditto

If someones musical tastes haven't exposed the holes that HC fills in what dime, bt.etree and ttd offer, than likely HC's loss won't affect you much.

If HC doesn't return, some may find that planetrock fills some of the same holes, but has less activity.
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Re: What's with Hungercity again?

searching planet rock is a bitch though
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searching planet rock is a bitch though
off topic, but what tracker have you found that has a "good" search engine? To me, that does seem to be a common problem with the trackers I've experienced.
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