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FTP access for donations in May 2016 (Now Ended)
« on: May 01, 2016, 10:58:01 AM »
http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/images/DCM banner35-FTP-offering.gif
THE FTP OFFER IS NOW OVER.  IT WAS ANOTHER RESOUNDING SUCCESS!  
OUR MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL YOU DONORS OUT THERE HELPING DURING THIS OFFERING.
LAST MINUTE DONORS WILL STILL GET THEIR 31 DAYS OF FTP ACCESS BUT ANY NEW DONATIONS WILL ONLY BE GETTING OUR ETERNAL THANKS FOR HELPING KEEP THE LIGHTS BURNING HERE AT DCM!



Hi Gang,
For this month of May 2016 every user who donates will be given FTP access as an alternate method to download files from the 19,000+ Digital Comic Museum collection.
For each dollar donated donors will receive 5 gigs of file downloads over the next 31 days from the day the donation was made.


Click on the Donate link here  to contribute to the cause and receive your FTP login info in an email.  Please be sure your DCM profile email address is working first if you aren't using an active address.

For the last two years our FTP Access Month has been remarkably popular.  Donors to the site are vital for keeping our server bill covered.  These FTP Months help DCM build a reserve fund for those months we come up short in our monthly goal of $288 or if there is an emergency such as a hard drive that needs replacing in our servers like last April 8th.

DCM is a built on four pillars.  The physical comics and those that buy and share them, the scanners/editors of those comics working many hours to share their scans, the staff working hard behind the scenes and the financial donors who give their money to keep our servers running.  Those financial donors don't get nearly the recognition that the other groups do but are easily as vital to keeping DCM a healthy site!  As a thank-you to donors this month we are offering our third FTP Access month!

A simple list of all comics on the FTP and their locations:
http://ftp.digitalcomicmuseum.com/comiclist.txt

Plus a placeholder page that sums everything up.
http://ftp.digitalcomicmuseum.com/

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Here are the specifics -
For every donation you will be given access to the FTP from the donation date. Due to costs, bandwidth etc download limits will be put in place.
For every $1 donated during May you will be given a download limit of 5 GB for the following 31 days.

So lets get on to some examples....
* Bob donates $1 to DCM and for the next 31 days is allowed to download 5GB in total.
* Jane donates $10 to DCM and for the next 31 days is allowed to download 50GB in total
* Barry donates $1 and then $5 at a later date. Barry is given a 5GB limit for 31 days. When he donates again for $5 his 31 day timer is reset back to 31 days and an extra 25GB is added to his current download count.

How to get set-up:
1. Once you have donated to the site you will receive an e-mail with the FTP details, username and password. This e-mail will arrive within 5 to 10 minutes of sending the donation.
Note: At the moment this is a manual process so please allow 24 hours for this e-mail, thou hoping to get most turned around in 1 - 2 hours and this will be automated once everything been tested and we are sure it fully works.
2. Read the e-mail as this contains all the important information you will require.
3. Enter these details into your FTP client and start downloading the files.

Rules / Information / Terms:
* Your donation to DCM is a donation to the site, it is not a payment for FTP access. FTP access is given as a gift to you for helping us out.
* Do not share your account details with anyone else.
* Do not be naughty or abuse the system.
* You must enjoy the comics that come from the FTP.  ;)
* This service is provided by Captain DJ and not Digital Comic Museum, any hate or problems please let him know.
* There is a user limit on the server currently so please think of others and don't stay logged in 24 / 7
* Once you use up your download limit you will no longer be able to connect to site via ftp.
* Anyone found to be breaking these rules will have their access revoked.
* If you do have any issues please e-mail us at: admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com



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For common questions on just what is FTP access see the next post in this topic.

A big thank-you to all you donors out there.  Those to come and those that have helped in the past.  And especially to those with repeating donations.  You guys are amazing!
-Yoc

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FTP access for donations in May 2016 (Now Ended)
« on: May 01, 2016, 10:58:01 AM »

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FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2016, 10:58:49 AM »
Frequent Questions

What is FTP?
FTP is an acronym for File Transfer Protocol. As the name suggests, FTP is used to transfer files between computers.

How do I use a FTP Client?
I did consider writing my own guide but instead I am going to be lazy and ask you to take a look at the Filezilla tutorial at: https://wiki.filezilla-project.org/Documentation
Filezilla is a free open source FTP client

How do I donate to the site?
Use this link - http://digitalcomicmuseum.com/forum/index.php?action=treasury

Are all comic files on the FTP server?
Yes all files are on the server (or will be, once a day the FTP will sync up with the website so don't expect newly uploaded files to the website to appear instantly on the FTP.)

Help! I need help?
If you are having any problems please let us know please e-mail us at: admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2016, 01:39:40 PM »
Just wanted to thank everyone who has so far taken part in this FTP event and hopefulyl everyone enjoying it.

Just few statistics, as Yoc loves them

In the last 10 days
907 GB downloaded
31,126 Comics downloaded

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2016, 01:58:38 PM »
Wow, thanks Capt!
You know me well.
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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2016, 07:12:00 AM »
Hey, Signed up,  FTP works great. I happen to use FileZilla for FTP but you can use whatever you desire.  Very easy quick and fully AUTOMATED reply after Paypal payment. Really couldn't ask for a better no nonsense more reliable service because your not going to find one. I'm new here so I'll leave my comments to the above  Thank You  DC

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2016, 09:14:12 AM »
Thanks for your thoughts J and happy to hear you had such a smooth experience!

Enjoy all the goodies!
-Yoc

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2016, 04:28:30 PM »
This was a great idea, guys. I hope the fundraising drive was a big success (and that it wasn't offset by the sudden spike in downloads from those of us giddy with FTP access.)

I donated last week, and the FTP access was quick and simple for me. The confirmation email went to my paypal address instead of the address I use for the forums, which wasn't a problem except for an overeager spam filter keeping me from seeing the confirmations right away.

Really loved the convenience of the FTP access. Made it easy to quickly fill the gaps in my favorite titles by a quick drag-and-drop, and also do some bulk downloads of long-running series I've been interested in but that  had always seemed like it would take too long to download them a single issue at a time.

Only drawback to all this? Way too easy to burn through my bandwidth quota. Seriously considering doubling up my donation in the next couple days before the month is over, just so I can grab another batch of titles.  ;D

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2016, 08:21:00 PM »
Hi Kevin,
Thanks for the review.  Sure glad it worked pretty much the way we always hoped it would.
We've done quite well with the offering.  It does come in handy when something like a HD drive dies in the server like this past April.
Thanks as well for all you've done for the site over the years.

Take care,
-Yoc

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 04:36:06 PM »
Final day for any donators to get FTP access.

FTP server will be up for a month but will not accept any new members.

If any existing users encounter any issues or not received the e-mail, e-mail me at admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com ASAP

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Re: FTP access for donations in May 2016
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2016, 08:55:25 AM »
Thanks very, very much to everyone who donated this month.
It's been another smashing success!
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