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    LPAssociation.com Administrator Derek's Avatar
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    The LPA Needs Your Help!

    Attention All Members/Visitors To The LPA,

    As many of you may have noticed over the last two to three weeks, we here at the LPA have been experiencing severe difficulties with our server that has lead to frequent downtimes that sometimes make the site inaccessible for periods of 10 minutes up to a full hour. These issues have been of high concern to us, and we have tried numerous free alternatives (server tweaks, CloudFlare etc) to see if we could resolve the situation without incurring any more costs on our end.

    Unfortunately it has become extremely apparent in the last couple of days that such an option is no longer viable. Our website has grown in traffic substantially the last couple of months (setting records in the process) and our server, as great as it may be, has found it's resources repeatedly exhausted to the breaking point on more than one occasion. Unfortunately, being people who still owe college debt and work regular paying jobs, LPA's costs are beginning to become excessive which makes upgrading our servers difficult due to prior financial obligations. The current hosting bill is approximately 109.00 a month, and any upgrade is going to see that price jump into the 150-200's if not possibly more depending on what we need to withstand the traffic.

    This is where we require your help, as such a jump in monthly costs will prove to be difficult for us to take on in addition to what we already pay out of pocket. As of this time, due to the size of the site we are left with no other choice but to upgrade and ask you our valuable members for donations. We understand that many of you also have your own financial worries to be concerned about, and donating out of pocket is not financially viable for some of you, but for those of you who can help, it would go a long way towards making sure we provide you with same quality website, with a lot less of the downtimes.

    There is no minimum limit for donations that we ask for. Anything can help. Even if you can only donate 5 dollars out of pocket, 20 of you donating 5.00 monthly would mean we would have an extra 100.00 towards hosting which would more than cover the costs needed to keep running smoothly. A little bit goes a long way, and we appreciate anything you guys can do to help. Starting later this week, we will be putting a "donations so far this month" tab which will help you guys track how much we need that month to cover our higher hosting costs. Thank you in advance for any help you can give. You may all donate through the link in my signature if you so desire.

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    I will do what I can

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    Same here!


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    Me to!!

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    LPAssociation.com Administrator Derek's Avatar
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    Well all of your help already has resulted in us upgrading to a new server which has completely eliminated our downtimes. YOU guys made this possible and we appreciate it.

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    I'll help out a little bit more as well. You guys are awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Derek The Infamous View Post
    Well all of your help already has resulted in us upgrading to a new server which has completely eliminated our downtimes. YOU guys made this possible and we appreciate it.
    Yaaaaaaaay!!!!!!!!
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    I did my part today i chucked some your way LPA

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    LPAssociation.com Administrator Derek's Avatar
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    Thanks! Any donation goes a long way. Much appreciation to all who help!

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    After hearing that the LPA had 3.3 million hits on the day of the LIES GREED MISERY debut I felt inclined to do my part in keeping this site on the right track.

    Just threw a little donation your way, LPA

    Keep up the amazing job.



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    Derek check your Pm.

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    "A Seraph's Gift" Rahat's Avatar
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    Won some change playing numbers today decided to donate some to the site. Hope my contribution helps, you guys rock!

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    Huge donation Rahat! Ty!

    TY to the others too! Going to upgrade you all to VIP shortly.

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    NP! Time to go back to counting my winnings xD I love tax free lotto winnings.

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    I can never win shit. You're lucky .

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    Thanks, Derek. Hope it helps!

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    A Pattern To Be Followed. Kevin's Avatar
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    I just donated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinksi View Post
    I just donated.
    Enjoy your VIP status. Thank you for your gracious donation!

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    I just donated as well.
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    Thanks Niklas! We appreciate the donation. If you haven't been given VIP status yet I'lll take care of that tonight.

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