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Hosting Q&A / Donations
« on: December 04, 2008, 01:12:30 am »
Through reading some of the forum here, I've discovered that there's some policy surrounding donations.  However, I can't seem to find any definitive rules or discussion on this topic - the most recent thread on this was created over a year and a half ago and talks about stuff that doesn't look like it's relevant anymore.

Since I've recently migrated my old site from my previous host nearly 100% intact, I need to know what to do about the existing donations link on my site.  Do I keep it?  Do I modify it?  Do I get rid of it?

For reference, here's the site:  http://bristled.xepher.net

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Applications / Bristled
« on: November 30, 2008, 06:32:07 am »
Hello!  I've been hosting a webcomic through a different service, but well ... their service plans just keep getting more and more costly and ridiculous after each year, and essentially I'm paying for a bunch of things I don't really need (who ever needs 60,000 email accounts?).  All I want to do is run one flippin' webcomic.

Anyway, the comic's name is "Bristled" and you can currently find it hosted at www.bristled-comic.com but I can't guarantee it will be available there for much longer - my subscription is almost expired.  There are both HTML and PHP elements therein - I don't know much about PHP but I do have access to a frontend scripting system that is freely-downloadable from enisoc.com that is specifically geared for webcomics, and it seems to work very well (requires PHP and MySQL version 4 or later, only using one database so looks like we're cool there).  I do know a fair bit of HTML, so I'm able to customize the pre-built templates to suit my needs and visual identity.  Basically everything you see on the site was either done completely by me or is the result of the frontend - I've never needed anyone else to help me get my site working (yet).  I also create my own graphics, images, icons, etc.  I don't do vacuuming or windows.

The comic itself is an anthro slice-of-life comic (with some oogy-boogy thrown in for taste) revolving around the lives of three roommates, their co-workers, and the occasional ethereal presence.  The comic has received a moderate amount of attention, being a finalist for an Ursa Major award for 2007.  I've been doing the comic since Halloween of 2006, though real life does tend to interfere and thus a regular update schedule is something of a prickly pear - I started off updating once a week, then tried going to twice a week, and things sort of unraveled.  When I can get my site back up and running I do intend to get back to at least a once-a-week schedule.

I do have other samples of my art, including comic-related and -inspired images at http://azraellewormser.deviantart.com. My e-mail address is mebek19 AT yahoo DAHT com.

As for a username, either "azraelle" or "bristled" (being probably better-suited for the task).  I am currently looking into exactly how I might be able to transfer my purchased domain name to a different host, but we'll cross that bridge when the tide comes in.

Feel free to shoot any questions at me, anything you'd like to know that I haven't included here I'll be happy to follow up.

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