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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 1:19 am    Post subject: A Special Note to our Members and Visitors Reply with quote

A Special Note to our Members and Visitors

We started 123Macmini in 2005 in the hopes of connecting Mac mini and Mac users together from all around the world. And that's what we have been doing ever since. It's been a most rewarding website over that time. Our forums and photo gallery have seen millions of visitors. We have also been covering Apple related news on a daily basis since the beginning. In fact, we have now published well over 2000 news articles. We have also had great partners over the years allowing us to expand and grow.

Recently though, the state of North Carolina (the state in which we operate) passed new "affiliate Nexus tax laws" that have made it impossible for us to raise money through affiliate sales. In fact, most of the companies that we have been partners with have already stopped their programs in the state of North Carolina. So, that sort of leaves us with a challenge going forward. We aren't going anywhere, but we'd like to reach out to our members and visitors for some support. We are looking to raise between $1000-$1500 before the end of 2013. This will help us pay for our hosting and licensing fees over the next two calendar years. It basically eliminates all of that financial pressure.

So, please help if you are able to do so. Any amount would be most appreciated. If you cannot, thanks for your consideration!

Please visit here to help: http://www.123macmini.com/donations

Charles, Glenn and Brian
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just donated $10. Good luck with your efforts.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What rocket surgeon came up with that iDea?

Out of curiosity, what are the licensing fees for? Do you have to pay Apple to use an image of the mini, or some stuff like that?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the support Blazer!

The licensing fees are for something called cPanel Smithcraft. It's software that helps you manage your website and server.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cPanel isn't included with the hosting? That's crazy!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. We pay extra for cPanel on top of our VPS. Most VPS plans out there do not include cPanel in the plan. It's not a traditional shared plan, it's more like a dedicated server. The pricing out there for cPanel can range from like $10 to $30 a month. Charles would know the exact number, but I believe ours is right under $20 a month.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guys really are going all out for us! That's really cool!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Count me in for $25.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have always strived for a fast and fluid site Smithcraft. We sort of needed those kind of resources to make it happen. Thanks for your memberships and support!

Thanks for the donation curt!
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2013 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can count me in for a couple.
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