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@  wildfire : (23 June 2019 - 03:30 PM)

That's not too much for something so good honestly. I would pay that if I had it.

@  chief : (23 June 2019 - 12:19 PM)

Yea...Pretty excited to get it. I mean...It apparently went from LA to Kentucky for some reason...But I'm sure it will arrive after its North American tour through the postal service.

@  Wulfsbane : (19 June 2019 - 07:51 AM)

If there's another one I'll try to get it

@  Sunnyfruit : (17 June 2019 - 09:07 AM)

Woah. I'd pay even more.

@  chief : (16 June 2019 - 02:49 PM)

I just spent way too much money for paper with words written on it

 

https://www.ebay.com...ordt=true&rt=nc

@  Wulfsbane : (15 June 2019 - 06:12 PM)

As long as it wasnt GSW or Lebron...

@  Shadow : (13 June 2019 - 09:34 PM)

The Raptors won the NBA!

@  Sunnyfruit : (12 June 2019 - 02:44 PM)

Uh... I like video games too, but this is too much

@  GamemasterAn... : (12 June 2019 - 06:01 AM)

...and everyone is freaking out over that reveal. Dear Gaia...the reaction of the people at the Nintendo Center in NYC. People were actually HUGGING each other over that reveal!

@  Wulfsbane : (11 June 2019 - 07:46 PM)

Banjo-Kazooie is coming home, lads

@  Wulfsbane : (11 June 2019 - 07:17 AM)

The E3 Nintendo Direct starts in 45 minutes

@  chief : (10 June 2019 - 07:30 PM)

Oh we have controversial topic forum..Those have always existed. And I'm for that. Just keep personal user to user shit off the forums.

 

the Controversial topic thing would fall under "debate" now I guess. I had some good times in those forums with a few members.

@  chief : (10 June 2019 - 07:19 PM)

Yeah....I saw that...Blew game 6

@  Wulfsbane : (09 June 2019 - 07:35 PM)

Hey chief, we got a Game 7 on Wednesday

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 June 2019 - 09:28 AM)

Not really pressed about it, so it's no biggie to me. I'm only here for the S3 comic at this point, and maybe continuing to post mine. It's just too dead around here, and people are either too lazy, too occupied, or too afraid to share opinions as if words from feedback or response are going to hop out of the screen and attack them or something.

 

I'm an old ass man.... :(

@  ShenFNWoo : (09 June 2019 - 09:19 AM)

They generally don't last long on forums where management isn't objective about running a forum. People generally don't have the restrain/discipline to not mod it. Someone's going to catch feelings, disregarding the thousand disclaimers on the front post of the section and still hit up the admins whining about the hurty things that mean man x said to them. And the admins will feel obliged to do something about it, when ignoring it is definitely an option.

 

Again, generally speaking, people want the good of things and not the bad or the drawbacks that come with it. It's why facebook and twitter have like buttons, but no dislike button. It's why youtube demonitizes wrongspeak. It's why forums ban people for private disputes between members despite the fact that there's every tool under the sun to stop a person from bothering them available to users. It's anti hate speech is considered a thing to uphold, when hate speech is free speech, no exceptions. It's why politics are a mess. For society, the message is clear, whine until you get your way, and the lowest common denominator being as loud as they are will set the precedent for everyone else despite able bodies. For all this acting like adults thing that society pushes, society at large doesn't expect anyone to actually BE one.

@  Shadow : (09 June 2019 - 07:56 AM)

Didn't we have a controversial/rant rave section of the forum at one point

@  chief : (08 June 2019 - 07:06 AM)

Lets try to keep any personal issues out of the shoutbox. Or forums all together.

@  ShenFNWoo : (07 June 2019 - 05:52 PM)

Nothing much. Just wanted to make sure a certain person didn't get the wrong idea about how it is between us. I don't forget certain details, and things don't change no matter how much time passes unless they show some willingness to want to fix things.

@  furrykef : (07 June 2019 - 05:34 PM)

I have no idea what's going on here.


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#1 FUS News Robot

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:51 PM

Hey guys,

As many of you know FUS is a non profit website (obviously).  The server, Sea3on, and paying other staff here and there comes out of our own pockets.   Which has been mostly fine over the years, but as the site grows upkeep, server costs, Sea3on, and other things just go up in price.   Ive used the server we are on to help start up websites such as http://electricfyinggames.com/ to make their place known on the web at no cost.  As well as for a while the server ran a 24/7 Minecraft world.  I know a good chunk of you visited that.

 

 

With money becoming tighter around here, and come December the full cost will be riding on my wallet there will have to be some cuts.  Now I do have a job, I could pay to keep everything how it is, but that isn't going to get me anywhere.  I have my daughter among a lot of other things and bills my money goes into.   I have said it before, FUS is a money hog.  A pretty one that has a awesome comic on it. . But still a money hog.  Something I won't be able to financially support the way we have been.

I have already chatted with my staff over money issues, as well as letting my S3 staff know whats up and how I will do my best to keep funding the comic, however with no clear answer coming up I am not too sure how that will go.  Granted my guys have been excellent and are going to help me figure this out so it is a win win on both sides.

Now this is the part that I find hard.   Ever since coming into ownership of FUS I wanted to pay my guys properly.  Run a steady server, help up started projects and so on.  Which, I have done to the best of my ability.  I never once wanted to ask for anything in return, just wanted to keep FUS ticking along smoothly.   However with life, bills, and well, mostly life my FUS savings bank is drying up.  Forcing me into seriously considering certain things.
Ive never wanted to ask for this but if you can spare a buck or two that would be amazing. (donation button is on the front page of the website...Or click here)  If not, hey just keep supporting us and what we do like you are.  I have some of the best followers, staff, artists, and friends on this site.   So I'm happy there.

 

Over the coming months I'm going to try my hardest to keep FUS the same.  I will continue to work with my Sea3on staff and also working on Sea3on Animated.  The support we have on those 2 projects is massive, and I love them just as much as you.

Thanks again,

Cheers,

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 07:54 PM

Gee guys, I really wish I could, but I can't use Paypal, and I'd barley have cash to spend anyway. Sorry.
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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:20 PM

Have you try Kickstarer.com?? It's a great web site for donations! Give it a shot:

 

http://www.kickstarter.com/



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 08:57 PM

What kind of cuts are you referring to?



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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:42 PM

If you had another way other than Paypal I'd contribute for sure.



#6 TheRedStranger

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 09:50 PM

Give us a goal number we need to reach. Then one we want to reach, within reason.

 

Then, let's think of various ways those goals could be met. And discuss which are the most apt.

 

 I have a Pay-Pal. I will donate what I can.



#7 chief

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:16 PM

There is no goal number.  FUS is just a on going monthly expense.  From server costs to S3, renewing the forum licence every 6 months, other things.  It isn't something to just put a mark on and call it a day.  Nor am I after a big lump of donations instantly.  This is just something that needs the occasional buck or two tossed into it by those who can,

Roughly speaking if you were to toss everything into a monthly rate..Its anywhere from 100 to 130 USD a month.  A bit hard to calculate cause some things are monthly charges some are every 6 months..Then staff costs and ..Well the list goes on.  



#8 Captain Sorzo

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

Once Sea3on Animated is unveiled, do you anticipate enough of a long-term increase in site traffic for ad revenue to increase appreciably?


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#9 chief

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:53 PM

Oh the adds give me next to nothing.  Unless site traffic increases 10 fold would it really amount to much.  You are looking at like 10 cents a day as a max currently. 

Sea3on animated I'm not even counting as cost right now.  That's a separate issue all together that has its own separate goals and so on.   Where as the S3 comic its self is a site related issue.   Although I guess the two do tie in together.   



#10 John Roberts

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 11:58 PM

Paul was kind enough to not mention this, but basically this is my fault. Since taking over as co-owner with Paul I have been fortunate enough to have a crazy steady income and was sble to cover all server costs (and the other little expences that popped up with these kinds of things).

Long story short: I'll be leaving the Army (and the crazy steady income) behind me, and taking on a pretty huge home renovation bank loan, and will no longer be able to carry on my role as the finance supporter of FUS. I feel like shit about it, honestly. Like I am letting our little community down just as it is coming into its prime. The choice was simple enough, just not very easy to make - but life and family must always come first.

I am sorry.
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#11 TheRedStranger

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Posted 08 October 2013 - 11:26 AM

Paul was kind enough to not mention this, but basically this is my fault. Since taking over as co-owner with Paul I have been fortunate enough to have a crazy steady income and was sble to cover all server costs (and the other little expences that popped up with these kinds of things).

Long story short: I'll be leaving the Army (and the crazy steady income) behind me, and taking on a pretty huge home renovation bank loan, and will no longer be able to carry on my role as the finance supporter of FUS. I feel like shit about it, honestly. Like I am letting our little community down just as it is coming into its prime. The choice was simple enough, just not very easy to make - but life and family must always come first.

I am sorry.

 

 There is no need to be, John. You have priorities, your family being most important. When my paycheck comes in next week (and I get a 1000$ I loaned out with intrest to a trusted friend and get some GD commision money for a big photography shoot), I am going to give up some dough. Now that I know how much, I think I can help. The way I see it people fork 60$ a month for crap like the next COD game and such, the least we can do is give something to support an actual community.



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Posted 12 October 2013 - 03:50 PM

When I'm working again I might be able to contribute something. But right now that's very unlikely.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:23 PM

There, I gave as promised. I hope my donation helps. 



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 06:57 PM

Hmm... I may be able to help some in late December or early January, depending on how much Christmas money I get. Winter months, I tend to not have such high bills and can kinda squirrel away some extra money for stuff like this.


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 07:17 PM

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:12 PM

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?


We are actually discussing a scheme where FUSers can donate a kidney for us to sell on the black market. Watch this space!
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Posted 13 October 2013 - 10:50 PM

 

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?


We are actually discussing a scheme where FUSers can donate a kidney for us to sell on the black market. Watch this space!

 

Also if anyone is willing to be sold into slave labor we're accepting applications. 



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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:46 PM

 

 

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?


We are actually discussing a scheme where FUSers can donate a kidney for us to sell on the black market. Watch this space!

 

Also if anyone is willing to be sold into slave labor we're accepting applications. 

 

 

We can nominate other users for this, right?


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Posted 13 October 2013 - 11:47 PM

 

 

 

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?


We are actually discussing a scheme where FUSers can donate a kidney for us to sell on the black market. Watch this space!

 

Also if anyone is willing to be sold into slave labor we're accepting applications. 

 

 

We can nominate other users for this, right?

 

Sure.  Why not? xD



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 05:01 AM

 

 

 

 

Some of us might not be able to help monetarily, but mayhap there are other ways we can help out the website?


We are actually discussing a scheme where FUSers can donate a kidney for us to sell on the black market. Watch this space!

 

Also if anyone is willing to be sold into slave labor we're accepting applications. 

 

 

We can nominate other users for this, right?

 

Sure.  Why not? xD

 

 

I nominate RedAuthar


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