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Server information: FAQ/Behind the scene

Discussion in 'Banter' started by StarScore, 24 Jun 2012.

  1. StarScore

    StarScore Owner Staff Member

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    Hello, so once in a while we get questions regarding the server and stuff around it and i thought that i could give those questions some answers.

    A question that comes pretty often is.
    • Who owns the server. Its a simple question and here it goes.
    - Pawned owns Pawncraft community (members, the name pawncraft and the minecraft servers)​
    - StarScore owns the server hardware (Im the host) I also own the forum software and have full rights to the pictures that are used in the Pawncraft Logo.​
    - Seidr was the former host of the minecraft server and now hosts the IRC chat and the voice chat mumble.​

    • another question that are pretty common is What does it cost to host the MC server.

    - The Server hardware had a cost of 2000 pound (giver or take some)​
    - The monthly costs are 40pound for 100/100 Fiber Lan connection and then comes the electricity bill. Server itself are using around 150-350W 24/7
    - The forum software was not free not even the logo picture that we are using ​

    • Are the donation covering the costs?
      yes and no, sometimes it covers the monthly costs but not always.
      I recently put up some banners and stuff on the forum but it doesnt bring that much money maube a 1-4pound a month in the beginning. And please, if you find the banner interesting dont be afraid of clicking it.

      The small banner on the right sidebar will in the most cases have links to webcomics and everyone loves webcomics, right? :D
    I will try to fill this page up when new questions come in and i have time.
     
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  2. Miralynn

    Miralynn Kitten with Claws VIP RAINBRO

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    A click a day will take the server costs away?
     
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  3. StarScore

    StarScore Owner Staff Member

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    Only click on them if you feel like it is for you :)
    But i can recomend the small banner on the right sidebar, most of the times it is interresting stuff like wecomics or gaming news, im tryin to choose the once that has with a gaming community todo :D
     
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  4. Miralynn

    Miralynn Kitten with Claws VIP RAINBRO

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  5. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    I'm not seeing any sidebar on the right. It might be my shitty laptop though.
     
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  6. Pawned

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    I assume you have ads blocked.
     
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  7. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    I thought so, but I'm seeing the banner ads.
     
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  8. Pawned

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    I could previously see the rainbro package ad even with ad block enabled, however Star seems to of changed something which now makes it get blocked by my ad-blocker (or perhaps my ad-blocker updated and become more pro?). Taking my ad-block off showed an ad at the bottom of the sidebar on the right (the sidebar that shows members and statistics and what-not, it's not visible whilst in a thread) as well as the banners at the top and bottom of the page.
     
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  9. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    Took off my ad blocker, and I still can't see anything except the Skytap and Terremark ads at the bottom of the page. WEIRD. I'll try a different browser. I had a similar issue with Hobbits' top 100 page, though that was on a completely different computer.
     
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  10. Pawned

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  11. the_amber_trap

    the_amber_trap Calm down so I can be the angry one. Staff Member

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    I don't have ANY of that sidebar.

    edit:
    Holy shit, it just appeared after I posted that. WHAT THE EFF?
     
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  12. StarScore

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    ah yeah first it was a local picture from the server, but now it goes through an AD company, that banner is special since its so good place the minimum bid to place an ad there is $1 and i must first approve it. ^^

    the one on the sidebar has no minimum bid :)
     
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  13. Vork Moin

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    So, what if we changed the title banner of the website every now and then for special occasions? Maybe sometimes have screen shots from the server to act as a background? It'd probably just make things more complicated but I always thought it would be sorta neat. Maybe even have competitions for who can make the best banner.
     
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  14. Miralynn

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    Hmm. Beg for fanart?
     
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  15. Vork Moin

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    Well, when you put it that way...
     
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