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Offline Andy

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***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« on: December 07, 2009, 09:52:07 PM »
Hello all!

As you well know - our host pulled the plug on our server today. We have had no choice but to move to a dedicated server. Luckily we had a few spare dollars lying around after our data purchase / webhost renewal last time - and Jerel was kind enough to front the rest of the money for now. This is quickly becoming a very expensive hobby for the members on this team - with the data and hosting we are running into many hundreds of dollars.

We were lucky this time, we may not be so lucky next time. If our host decides not to give us any special treatment when renewal time comes around - our bill is going to run into the thousands of dollars, rather than the hundreds.

So as a group we have decided to ask you - our users, for your help in keeping this place we all call "home" on the web up and running. We can't offer you much in return, perhaps a special "donator" badge if you want to show it. Please know that this is not a compulsary measure, you can all keep using the site for free and enjoy it exactly as you were before. But if you like our plans, models, paints, airport and scenery files, and would like to contribute, then the option is there. If it means that at renewal time, or when we need to access expensive data sources for fleets, flight schedules and Jeppesen charts, we won't have to bear the full brunt of the cost. I know that would be much appreciated by the whole team.  ::cheers::

For now you can donate, if you wish to, via paypal. Any amount, as little or as large as you want - everything will be appreciated.

You can use this link - https://cms.paypal.com/us/cgi-bin/?cmd=_render-content&content_ID=marketing_us/send_money

The email address to use is [donate.alpha.india@googlemail.com]

We wish to thank you for your continued support and for making this place one of the best Flight Simulator communities there is.
The Alpha India Team.
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2009, 12:02:07 PM »
Donated :) Glad I finally could too ;) Hope it helps somewhat  ::cheers::

Nooooo, don't do "donator" badges please, I don't want this happy place turning into the POSKY forums where you're judged by what colour your donator badge happens to be  ::sick::
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2009, 01:18:14 PM »
I think it'll be one single color. Nothing else. And then I also think it'll be an option if you want to show it.
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2009, 01:48:32 PM »
Or just a simple avatar instead of Eg Alpha India Dispatch, they can have Alpha India Fan or Supporter. We are thinking of other ways to say thanks, which I'm sure you will like.  :welcome:
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2009, 02:10:14 PM »
When you become a donator, you have to mail a picture of yourself too.. This will be used as pilot-picture for the next AIG-aircraft.. ;-)
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2009, 02:17:48 PM »
So far we have had contributions from Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Homer Simpson and Osama bin Liner.  ::jerry::
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2009, 02:34:29 PM »
How about some Google ads? I'm nowadays studying to became so rich I can afford paying for my simulator hobby but I'd like to help some other way.
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2009, 03:05:21 PM »
how about special access to what happens behind the scenes at AIG .

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2009, 03:15:33 PM »
how about special access to what happens behind the scenes at AIG .

No, no no! AIG will forever be a secret for all of us who don't 'enjoyed' the group, and makes FP/models/paints in the group!

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2009, 04:06:36 PM »
how about special access to what happens behind the scenes at AIG .

finish your model!
Regards, Philippe

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2009, 04:26:09 PM »
how about special access to what happens behind the scenes at AIG .

finish your model!

that sounds more like back off ! go mind your own business .

i thought a sneak peek would be fun .

guess we'll all be like- whats behind that red curtain, forever

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2009, 04:38:30 PM »
When you become a donator, you have to mail a picture of yourself too.. This will be used as pilot-picture for the next AIG-aircraft.. ;-)

Hehe, a nice one  :)

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2009, 04:40:09 PM »
how about special access to what happens behind the scenes at AIG .

finish your model!

that sounds more like back off ! go mind your own business .

i thought a sneak peek would be fun .

guess we'll all be like- whats behind that red curtain, forever

Nope, that sounded like "finish your model and AIG team will be glad to have a new modeller"  ::evilgrin::

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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2009, 04:43:49 PM »
exactly  :)
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Re: ***PLEASE READ*** ***HELP NEEDED***
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2009, 06:12:19 PM »
Hello,

Beside my donation I have two suggestion to reduce the bandwidth.

- every author who have uploaded textures remove it now (me too  ::ashamed:: ), because Avsim is working again.
- authors who would like to show pictures, load them up to imgaeshack or similar sites and do not upload it to AIG.

What do you think about?