Saturday, February 9, 2008

save DigiScrapDepot



You are reading this because we NEED donations!! Please read the bottom of this page.
well, it looks like we need to buy a a new server. Im hoping everyone can donate a one time contribution fee so we can keep our beloved DigiScrapDepot.com running.

Please go here to donate if you find it in your hearts or your just a plain addict who like the rest of us sit down with their morning coffee and look at the freebies everyday. That cozy feeling we get is called quality of life. I love to hear your stories on how much you love to see everyones work here. And we are all DigiScrapDepot.com addicts.

Thank you EVERYBODY out there, you are what keeps us volunteering our time to keep this website running. This website really needs your donation to keep it going. I promise i will never beg for money again. -well maybe this time next year we are 3x as large!! awesome.

Everyone has been so gracious to leave beautiful comments here in the Forum today its been about 400 people have read that the server was down. The so many emails from all of our loyal visitors who tell me they need the site back up again. We are counting on you to help.

Please go to the blog here to donate to the Keep DigiScrapDepot Running Fund. Please let your teammates and colleagues know we are running this donation fund to keep the site up.

You will not need to sign up for a PayPal account to donate.



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Even though the NEW server is running we have not met our goal of getting enough funds to pay for through the rest of the year. When we meet that goal, then we will be able to take down the donation request buttons.

It was costing me and my husband 8 dollars per month when we opened in May, 2007 to pay for the old server. The new one we got is 250 dollars a month. (dedicated server, which has actual bandwidth. Everyone knows that DigiScrapDepot hosts primarily images. Im sure everyone here can agree that speed and images do not mix. Everyone will appreciate the speed at which each page will now load. Have you seen lightning?

This server will be able to cope with the 150,000 visitors and 2 Million page views a month and the 6000 visitors we get a day. The server is paid for month by month. Which means.... If i don't receive your donation, we will be paying privately.

I will keep the donation box open until we have enough to cover 1 year. By that time i hope the google ads will cover the cost.

54 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want to thank that person who was the first to donate to keep this site alive. You know who you are!

Vicky

Anonymous said...

Hi! I tried to donate, but when I click make a donation, it just takes me to my PP homepage. is there an email addy somewhere to put in so I can send the donation? I love this site!
diddlebit@hotmail.com

. said...

thank you Debbie,

its working again. Blogger is picky about html. and im no expert hahahah

Michelle said...

Hi, I made a donation..Love your site..((HUGS))
Michelle@Crafty Scraps

Anonymous said...

thank you Michelle! God Bless You

Amy M said...

I made a donation, I hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

bless you amy!

erica922 said...

Hi dear, thank you for your beautiful comments on my blog!!! appreciate them . my email is
pabloyerica@comcast.net
thank you
hugs
erica

carin said...

Hey, you should post this request somehow on the homepage of digiscrapdepot so everyone sees it...I had to go looking to discover the problem--some people might just think it's a glitch that doesn't need "saving." I didn't see anything on any of the home pages of the site--thought it might help your cause...and I'll dontate.

Anonymous said...

ok thank you carin! Thomas is busy working on the server issue though LOL.

LadyRedstone said...

Sent a little something to help out. I too love the freebies and in the process have visited some wonderful sites.
I hope everything gets back on track soon!
Hugs,
Cynthia

KayJay said...

wouldn't want to be without you for too long. So using the motto "every little helps", I have sent a tiny something via paypal. good luck with getting the needed amount! and thanks for all the work you put into it!
Good luck
Kerri

Anonymous said...

Hi Kerri,

I guess asking for money is an ethical question. First I ask myself Is it okay to beg for money for a purpose that is my own mission and somethiing i believe in. I feel bad about that part.

But then I feel that this website has influenced so many designers by people giving them comments on their freebies. And it has been good for the users, because otherwise we wouldnt have 2 million page views a month.

Well I am not more than 105,000 ppl a month but that is how many ppl are surfing over and viewing the website. I hope its those who really love the site that want to see it running step forward.

Thank you truly for your generous donation Kerri.

Bless You woman.

Vicky
Administrator
Proud Owner
DigiScrapDepot.com

fun2educate said...

I sent my donation, can't wait for the site to be up and running again. I NEED a dailh dose of DigiScrapDepot!!
Good luck and God bless,
Grace

Anonymous said...

I dont know who youve chosen as your new host but 250 a month is way over priced.

check out
http://ucwebhost.com/

http://www.hostmonster.com/

http://www.dreamhost.com/

several BIG STORES use these hosts, and they have way more traffic and files then you do.

Kim B said...

Girl you've been here since I started designing- will mention it Sending hugs and hoping to see you up and running in NO TIME.
(left a donation)
Hugs me

sjwrightcreator said...

Hi Vicky! I made a donation and I'm eager to hear how much progress is being made! You are so great for donating your time and talent towards this project. Thank you for all you do!!

Anonymous said...

I have made my donation and was happy to do so! Good luck with contributions! I can't tell you how much I have missed DigiScrapDepot the past week (no previews).
Thank yu for all your hard work.
dotcomma

Anonymous said...

I also think you should check around ... i too believe 250 is too much!
I donated as well! I MISS my digiscrapdepot!

Anonymous said...

Tried to make a donation this morning, but i'm not getting anywhere :oS ... will keep trying ... maybe it's something with the lousy internet services we have in Australia? :o(

Anonymous said...

Hello Australia, its working fine, its just your connection sorry to hear that. Regarding the server, we have raised approx. 500 dollars as of yet.

250 dollars is the cost of a Dedicated Server which is what this site needs to exist without problems or issues like this from happening.

Vicky

Linda Walton aka bobbysgirlforever said...

Vicky darlin', I am just reading about this as I've been entertaining unexpected company all day today and into the night. Everyone is just now going to be and it's after midnight!

I have your e-mail address and am going to send you a message privately, K?

I know ALL the time that goes into running an entire site and bless you and DH for doing ALL that you have done for ALL of this time.

If not for y'all, I certainly know that my blog traffic would not be what it is today and I would not have the opportunity to share with SO many from ALL around the world! THANK YOU again for ALL that you have done and are doing to keep DSD alive and well!

Sorry for all the troubles. I understand the process as when a site's volume increases, upgrades are, indeed, a necessity.

You are LOVED girl and I BELIEVE that the resources shall be made available for DSD to conduct business as usual!

BIG HUGGINS' and check for my e-mail!!!

Linda (Bon Scrapatit Designs)

Nikki1971 said...

I also think $250 is way too much and you could find cheaper if you shop around. However, it's your decision and my only hope is everything goes well and smoothly for you! Thanks for your site! :)

If everyone that visits donates even just a buck or two, you'll be set for at least a year. I left my donation for you.

miyon said...

To all of the people who contribute their sweat, tears, elbow grease, time, and money to DSD, thank you! I'll donate!

I don't have near as huge a site as DSD but I know for a fact that offering 'freebies' often becomes a major time and money vacuum. I went from paying a measly $6/month to $50/3 months just so the server wouldn't shut down after freebie release days.

I'll also post an announcement at my {DIGI}LICIOUS blog and hopefully soon DSD will be up and running again!

(((hugs)))

Casey said...

I've only just found your site in the last two weeks, and felt awful when I read about your troubles, and am also missing the freebies. And I have ended up buying things on several sites after grabbing the freebies. I've left you a donation. The English site artezine asks for a contribution right upfront on the homepage with a suggested amount per year. They give a nice package of images with your donation, just like PBS!

moune said...

I need Digiscrapdepot so I've left you a donation.Good luck.

Scrappin Texas Style said...

If you dont mind me asking...how much do you need to get thru 2008and I will see how much more I have in my Paypal account

scrappin.texas.style@gmail.com said...

I forgot something. I made a donation already but if you need a kit for a giveaway then you got it. You just tell me the month or theme and Ill be glad to make you one just for digiscrap depot! Just holler at this old Texan!

Country Liv . . . said...

Hope this helps! How about other sites to broadcast the need?

Nore said...

Just a little something... I hope this helps... Now I understand why I couldn't view the pictures... Vicky I hope that you meet the goal for the year by the end of the month... I'll post a link to this site on my blog... I have over 300 Feedblitz registrants that I will also send a Nore's Nice-ities Newsflash to with the link... I hope that this helps...
Hugs

HarleyGirl said...

If not for you and the work you do giving us a site to find freebies I would not have all the wonderful kits, elements, papers, etc that I have to scrapbook with. I left a donation and hope you meet your goal. I sure would miss you.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about the troubles. I will spread the word to my digital scrapping buddies. I don't design for profit, but feel free to snag one of my kits if it will help! http://sonyasstudio1.blogspot.com

Alicia said...

I love this site. I check it everyday! I left a donation and I hope you are up and running again soon... I need my fix :)

Kimberly said...

I am so sorry that you are having so many problems! I will be making a donation this Fri. or Sat. when I get some money in my account!

Thank you to all of you that have donated so far! Not only are there those that depend on the site for freebies, but there also designers that love to share! We so depend on the wonderful traffic that we get from DSD! A great big HUG for DSD!!

Iris said...

I made a donation a few days ago...hope it helps. Good luck and I look forward to see you up and running again:) I love your site!

. said...

thank you everybody!!! This means alot to us.

Anonymous said...

I just found this site today and I hope and pray that you get your site back up and running. I sent a donation and hope it helps.

Anonymous said...

that was very kind! Thank you every little bit helps.

Kimberly said...

Hope that helps! I cant wait to see that bar all the way up to Dec!

Anonymous said...

Tried to find updates on the website ... how's it going, Vicky? Hope the total's mounting up!

debdenewbie said...

Finally got my donation to go through; put in a liddle more than the dollar :oD ... Hope it helps!

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jmejojan said...

Just stopping by to say THANKS for all the hard work you put into this site for the benefit of others. A donation is the easiest thing we can do to keep it up & running!. THANKS again!

Anonymous said...

Vicky: Just wanted you know that I made a donation after reading your posts. Just hope it helps! I visit your site often and would miss it terribly.

Vickie

Mandy said...

I hope my small donation helps at least a little. Thank you for such a great site! I hope to see you around for a long time!

Melody Drayer said...

I Love this site and visit it daily. Hope my donation can contribute to getting your needs accomplished.

Amy aka Mistifaery said...

I love your site and I am on it everyday!! I hope my small doantions (today and last month) have helped!!

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Anonymous said...

You have a wonderful site. I have only been digiscrapping for about 2 weeks but your site has helped me get so excited about it. I come to it several times a day..EVERYDAY! I gave what I could and will again if I can. Please continue what you do and know that it is very much appreciated.

MisticaDesigns said...

hello,

my name is monja and i´m from misticadesigns - i often use your site to host my designs and get pretty much attention from it. i would love to help, also in future as i know how difficult it can be to handle the expenses for servers... 250 dollars are a lot and a lot of money. my suggestion: i´ll make a kit for you you can host exclusively here and give each of the nice girls who keeps the site alive with their donation. so you get something from your money. if you are interested just email me: mistica@hotmail.de

hugs monja

Crzylis89 said...

I love this site and would be lost without it. Thanks for having this site for us to come to and enjoy all the beautiful works from artists all over the world.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!

CherrishTreasures aka Crzylis89

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Amy aka Mistifaery said...

Hi Vicky,

As always thank you for everything!! I hope it helps!
Have a great day!!

Anonymous said...

Thak you for making this wonderful resource available!!!! My little donation should be in your email box by now :)

WyvernWench