Reply 940 of 1230, by Horun
SquallStrife wrote on 2020-06-01, 07:50:
I guess I can open up the question to the community, would you see it as acceptable to have a paid tier with, say, FTP access to the archive (in addition to the existing FTP upload system), or something along those lines?
The monthly fee would be something small, a few dollars, but there would need to be enough people onboard to make it viable for me to move to a dedicated host before these things would be possible.
What are your thoughts?
Hmm sure a member access upgrade to FTP that would help pay for some extra BW might be a good idea if that is what you are thinking. Maybe a $20 fee to open a separate FTP account and then a 1 month, 6 month or year type "donation" to continue it ? I would donate to that, but am guessing you would need at least a few dozen to justify upgrading/changing hosts.
cyclone3d wrote on 2020-06-01, 20:48:
What about something like this... You have people volunteer to set up ftp mirrors?
I have a 200Mb up/down symmetrical FTTH connection but cannot really open host (TOS thing) from home or would offer but do have a two other offsite commercial servers, one ran online FPS games for a while. The only issue would be to DL all the current content OR have a way in a driver submitted page to add an external link <- think that might be a better way to go if considering alternate mirrors. just a thought....
Hate posting a reply and then have to edit it because it made no sense 😁 First computer was an IBM 3270 workstation with CGA monitor.