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[–] Atko 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago 

Realtime update is difficult as we do both bitcoin and Voat store donations. The store could be integrated eventually but we are currently working on launching Voat merchandise in time for Christmas and this takes a ton of work. So far we have received enough to cover hosting cost for about 2 months (take this with a grain of salt, we will compile an accurate report asap), but our hosting cost is not constant as we adjust resources based on traffic volume. I hope this sheds some light and I promise to provide more info asap.

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[–] Animaillian 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

That is why I set up a $5/month donation. The costs are ongoing so the donations have to be also.

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Yeah I understood the part of the bitcoin and being busy I imagine it's tough to handle everything at once, anyway thanks for the update on the money raised I am really glad to hear the call for donations has worked for now!

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[–] jaceame 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

We used to have that. I think it had to be manually updated so Atko eventually gave up on it.

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Oh wow, really didn't know (I'd imagine most people don't know) What sort of solution do you think would fix the current money issues?

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[–] tanukihat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Donating more.

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[–] Dark_Shroud 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

p2p based hosting is probably the only technical way to really cut costs.

Brave's ad system eventually might help give Voat some money. http://www.networkworld.com/article/3024890/internet/brave-is-the-name-ad-blocking-the-game-of-new-browser.html

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[–] pembo210 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

i suggested something like this to putt, and he called me his second favorite user for it.

then, nothing.

good luck with that.

oh @jaceame someone could easily automate it and put a lil gui to it for them to make alterations to the basic numbers....

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yeah that's what I was thinking, make it super simple to manage. Instead of a daily thing make it monthly spend 5 minutes a day updating it, make a ton of people happy and hopefully increase donations!

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[–] SaneGoatiSwear 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

not even, like 5 minutes a month! hey coders help us out here!! atko and putt don't have time to do this, but you might!!

it's like the one thing that could really keep voat floating better in the future..

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[–] EndDrugAndOtherWars 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

We should have a bar that sells drinks and gets people laid and the proceeds go to the operating costs of voat.

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's secretly what this post was asking ;)

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Quarterly or annual might make more sense, but sure.

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well I was thinking more automatic, in realtime (or close to it)

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[–] Broc_Lia 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Quarterly or annual in the sense that the goal is for a longer time period, not that it updates that infrequently.

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[–] 7048311? 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

The thing is, in order to make something automatic, you have to spend more time than you would to manually update it (since you have to figure out how to have the amount for the hosting fees get turned into the monthly goal, and you have to turn the various kinds of donations {Bitcoin, credit card, and merchandise purchase} into values equal to how much money from those purchases/sales goes directly towards hosting fees), and with the launch of the Voat merchandise in time for Christmas and the admins' full-time jobs, they don't even have time to manually update.

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[–] dtshady 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I donated but never got the badge for it. So I'm not sure if they are even keeping track of donations correctly on their end.

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[–] Siedge [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Aww that's sad to hear, hopefully they get that worked out! Maybe they are but it's just a bug or something? But yeah I realize there are a lot of issues currently.