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Dreddz
02-11-2006, 06:30 PM
Im not trying to sound rude, but why should I donate.
I have been thinking of, but thus, I would like to know what my money would go towards.
Feedback would be appreciated.

Hawkeye
02-11-2006, 06:32 PM
I had no idea I was the 12624 person to sign up on this site.

The money goes to Cid and the insane parties he throws. He doesn't put any money into the site's bills, infact, he forgets to do it! A real wonder of how this site is still up.

rubah
02-11-2006, 06:43 PM
The reason we're raising money has been very clearly mentioned, I thought.

There is a piece of software that we think would add a fair bit to the site.

It is a gallery software and it is intended to be used for a Fan Art Gallery. I forget what all B0B said it would do, but it would make uploading fanart easy for users, and quicker to see, as they only need be approved, and not necessitating all the trouble uploading and recoding pages would call for.

The catch is that something so insanely cool is also insanely expensive, and it would seem that there is no free [beer or money] alternative, so we're doing this fundraiser:]

I'm surprised all the people who post in the artists forum haven't jumped on this;.; They're obviously all callous fools who hold grudges against the html monkeys we have and want to put them through grueling coding agony!

Shlup
02-11-2006, 10:25 PM
It takes a lot of resources to keep this place up and running. Cid isn't made of money.

Samuraid
02-11-2006, 10:44 PM
The money goes to Cid and the insane parties he throws. He doesn't put any money into the site's bills, infact, he forgets to do it! A real wonder of how this site is still up.
In the past, I've never once seen Cid ask for donations unless the ad banners failed to generate enough income to pay for the site. And even then, he rarely has ever asked for donations. Keeping a site like this running costs a lot; don't write it off so lightly.

Old Manus
02-11-2006, 10:45 PM
:cry:

Setzer Gabianni
02-11-2006, 10:51 PM
I would donate to a good site, like this, but I'm scared of the internet :(

~Setzer Gabianni

Behold the Void
02-11-2006, 11:12 PM
Plus, donation isn't at all required. We're offering a bit of a perk for giving us money so we can boost the art portion of this site. I don't see any problems with that. It's really no obligation at all. Just something you can do if you want to.

Shlup
02-12-2006, 12:39 AM
Cid's parties are paid for by people bringing stuff to contribute. I always at least bring some drinks and games, sometimes chips.

Hawkeye
02-12-2006, 01:03 AM
I thought I was joking Sam :(

Samuraid
02-12-2006, 01:34 AM
I thought I was joking Sam :(
I didn't realize.

Resha
02-12-2006, 06:11 AM
I don't see any problems with that. It's really no obligation at all. Just something you can do if you want to.
He said it.

edczxcvbnm
02-12-2006, 07:05 AM
Art gallery? Couldn't we teach people the wonders of abusing Geocities with .txt extentions?

Doomgaze
02-12-2006, 10:04 AM
important server resources = <img src = "http://www.amazingclubs.com/images/image-beer.jpg">

Nick Schovitz
02-13-2006, 01:08 AM
the fan art, I've seen and all 20 of them aren't any good, I go somewhere else for fan art.

Loony BoB
02-13-2006, 01:47 AM
Hence, we're doing an overhaul. If I understand the software correctly, you'd be able to rate the images and then sort by ratings, or by artist, meaning that you could view only images that are to your standards should you wish to keep it to that. It would be like the Artist's Gallery forum with many improvements.

rubah
02-13-2006, 01:55 AM
the fan art, I've seen and all 20 of them aren't any good, I go somewhere else for fan art.
That's the point. Updating is such a hassle that no one has done it in years.

Samuraid
02-13-2006, 04:01 AM
The "fan art" currently on the frontsite hasn't been updated in an eternity. You might as well consider it dead to us now.

Shoeberto
02-13-2006, 04:07 AM
Just like Jimmy.

Poor Jimmy.

edczxcvbnm
02-13-2006, 04:45 PM
Did anyone here even check source forge?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/apokgallery

That looks like what you are looking for and it is FREE.

Loony BoB
02-13-2006, 04:50 PM
We've live-tested at least 3-4 different free galleries already. I think that might have been one of them, too. Not sure since there's no real examples shown that I can see, also that one looks like it's still in development? And the development started in ...2003?

The software we're intending on using is fully functional, has a huge variety of features and can fully integrate into vBulletin. The details are found here: http://www.photopost.com/

I don't think the one you've mentioned has the support or amount of features we're really looking for.

edczxcvbnm
02-13-2006, 04:59 PM
That one was just an example. There are tons of other ones. Of course anything free isn't going to be as great as something you pay for(or so it would seem in this case) but development of any piece of software never stops. If it did stop then you would only need version 1.0 as your final end all release :D

I was just mainly checking to see if you guys had gone out to see and test free stuff first as I don't recall having that mentioned.

Renmiri
02-13-2006, 05:02 PM
The reason we're raising money has been very clearly mentioned, I thought.

There is a piece of software that we think would add a fair bit to the site.

It is a gallery software and it is intended to be used for a Fan Art Gallery.
The catch is that something so insanely cool is also insanely expensive, and it would seem that there is no free [beer or money] alternative, so we're doing this fundraiser:]
What's the link to donate ?

Loony BoB
02-13-2006, 05:05 PM
Yeah, we've actually spent the past year (obviously not non-stop) testing various gallery software. Some of them were quickly dumped as they didn't have features we desired and others were dumped after we realised the support for them was crap or the software just wasn't suited for a community rather than a single artist. Sepho, Spatvark, Samuraid, Rye, Unne and myself all worked on the last one we tried and we had it tested by artists, too, such as Doofhull and Unne. Still no luck, though. Looking at how many features this has and the fact that it's designed in the same fashion as vBulletin, I think this is exactly what we're after.

EDIT: Renmiri, please see the announcements for details. The link is in them as well. :)

RSL
02-13-2006, 06:44 PM
We surely wouldn't just jump to buying a 129 dollar piece of software without trying out other alternatives first.

Samuraid
02-13-2006, 07:37 PM
Did anyone here even check source forge?

http://sourceforge.net/projects/apokgallery

That looks like what you are looking for and it is FREE.
It's in stage 1 (development) meaning that they may not even have a single line of code written yet. We would only consider it if it were in RC or Final development stage.

edczxcvbnm
02-13-2006, 07:40 PM
We surely wouldn't just jump to buying a 129 dollar piece of software without trying out other alternatives first.

I am sure you are not surprised at the number of people who wouldn't try alternatives first and because of that I don't give you guys enough credit to look at alternatives first so NAH :tongue:


It's in stage 1 (development) meaning that they may not even have a single line of code written yet. We would only consider it if it were in RC or Final development stage.

I don't feel like edit my other post so...Here is this one.

I honesetly only looked at the features and not much more because it was to be an example. :choc2:

Del Murder
02-14-2006, 04:17 AM
I am sure you are not surprised at the number of people who wouldn't try alternatives first and because of that I don't give you guys enough credit to look at alternatives first so NAH :tongue:

In that case we won't give you enough credit to listen to your suggestions. :)

Hawkeye
02-14-2006, 06:57 AM
Paying for software? Are you guys nuts?

edczxcvbnm
02-14-2006, 08:19 AM
In that case we won't give you enough credit to listen to your suggestions. :)

Don't worry. Its not like I have every really agree with much of what you have done and the same goes vis-versa. It is what makes the relationship so great :kiss:

Madonna
02-14-2006, 03:46 PM
Paying for software? Are you guys nuts?Those nuts paid for the vB license that allow for this forum and your consequential existance upon it.

PhotoPost! Whoo; nice choice!

Loony BoB
02-14-2006, 03:47 PM
We're just $37 away now. :) Thanks, Renmiri!

Psychotic
02-14-2006, 04:07 PM
See BoB? All you needed to do was whine about it. It's the way to get things done on the internet.

This is the comical part of my post where I'd whine about getting something done on EoFF that I'd enjoy, only I can't really think of anything. Oh wait, I know...Sora! for admin!

Loony BoB
02-14-2006, 04:09 PM
I think the main thing I needed to do was let people know that now you can do in a gift kind of way for other users. That got more people interested. That, and the whining.

Hawkeye
02-14-2006, 04:56 PM
Those nuts paid for the vB license that allow for this forum and your consequential existance upon it.

That's it. I'm not saying anymore jokes for the rest of the time I'm at EoFF. Well, hopefully not the same joke.

Old Manus
02-14-2006, 05:15 PM
Hawkman's jokes are so subtle that nobody gets them and mocks him

Psychotic
02-14-2006, 05:39 PM
That's it. I'm not saying anymore jokes for the rest of the time I'm at EoFF. Well, hopefully not the same joke.People still take me seriously from time to time, so you're pretty much screwed.

Meat Puppet
02-14-2006, 06:59 PM
Don't worry Hawkeye. I still get your jokes. Making me 100% not racist. ;)

Rengori
02-16-2006, 02:14 AM
I had no clue Hawkeye or Psy were joking.