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Title: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Captain DJ on April 01, 2014, 04:05:58 AM
The below feature has now ended. Check back throughout the year to see when we will next be offering such a reward to our donators. Will be back in future or if enough people demand it's return.

Thanks everyone for their support.


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Hi all,

I am running late with the birthday present but it's better late than never.

Digital Comic Museum was 4 years old on the 28th March and this site only exists to provide it's users with free comic books with the goal to get them out to everyone and everywhere. We value every member but personally I think one group of members that go slightly unrewarded are the users who donate money to help support our little project. If it wasn't for them we wouldn't have lasted 4 years. My gift for DCM Birthday is for these users.

So for this month of April every user who donates to the site will be given FTP access as an alternate method to download the files on Digital Comic Museum.

Details are as follows:
For every donation you will be given access to the FTP for a month from the donation date. Due to costs, bandwidth etc download limits will be put in place. For every $1 donated you will be given a download limit of 10GB for that month.

So lets get on to some examples....
* Bob donates $1 to DCM and for 30 days is allowed to download 10GB in total
* Jane donates $25 to DCM and for 30 days is allowed to download 250GB in total
* Barry donates $1 and then $5 at a later date. Barry is given a 10GB limit for his 30 days. When he donates again for $5 his 30 day timer is reset back to 30 days and an extra 50GB 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 - 10 minutes of sending the donation Note: At the moment this is a manual process on my mind 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 sure it fully works.
2. Read the e-mail as this contains all 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 direct at me.
* If you do have any issues please e-mail at: admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com
* 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 not be able to connect to site.
* Anyone found to be breaking these rules will have their access revoked.

Feedback:
I know over the last 4 years, users have asked for alternate means of downloading the files. If we get enough feedback and users think it is a good service / alternate method we might consider making it a more permanent feature. So please let us know what you think.
Title: Re: Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 01, 2014, 04:06:13 AM
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?
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, a high percentage of files on on there but the upload is still taking place so over next day or two the files will be updated to 100%)

Help! I need help?
If you are having any problems please let me know via this thread, using the Contact Us feature on website or by e-mailing: admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com
Title: Re: Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 01, 2014, 09:36:25 AM
A very generous gift Capt!

Ok gang, some of you were asking about this just the other day.  Here's your chance!
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 01, 2014, 05:25:18 PM
The good news is all comics on our website are now on the FTP. The big upload finally finished.

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.

So far all users who have donated have been sent an welcome e-mail with login details. If you have not received your details please e-mail me on admin@digitalcomicmuseum.com after checking your inbox / spam folder etc.

A script for automation of FTP account creation is nearly complete so for the next day please be patient with e-mails as I have to sleep and sometimes work. I am hoping an auto script will be finished tomorrow so there will be no delay between donating and getting log in details.

Day 1 has gone VERY well and we hope everyone who has supported us is enjoying this gift, but we would still love to hear some feedback.....
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Fray on April 01, 2014, 05:50:47 PM
Happy Birthday! I donated today! Thank you for your hard work!  :hug:
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 02, 2014, 04:11:50 PM
I would like to apologise if anyone has any problems connecting today but just noticed had a bad configuration in config file which limited FTP server to 15 users at any one time. This has now been fixed and server rebooted so you should now be able to log in.

Enjoy the comics,
Captain DJ
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 02, 2014, 10:41:35 PM
Thanks Capt.
And a new banner with the FTP offer is now up as well.
:)
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 03, 2014, 08:45:59 AM
Message from one of our members who also happens to be owner / developer of Chunky Comic Reader

Message from klassobanieras
By way of a bonus birthday present for any iPad users out there, here are some freebie iTunes codes for my comic-reader 'Chunky Comic Reader'; it's got a built-in FTP browser so it's a neat way to use that FTP access, and it does a multitude of other cool things too (protip: try turning on 'auto-contrast/tint')

Claim a code from http://codehookup.com/74de01c0 (http://codehookup.com/74de01c0), then redeem it like so: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1574?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US#iOSdev

They're first-come-first-served, but I'll post some more codes if these run out.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: edmandu on April 05, 2014, 07:58:08 AM
Happy Birthday! I donated and then tried out the Chunky Comic Reader app with FTP access on my iPad and it works perfectly. Thanks much for providing FTP and Chunky!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 05, 2014, 12:43:04 PM
Thanks for letting us know Edmandu.
:)
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 05, 2014, 06:01:48 PM
Since starting on the 1st April the FTP has been used to download 815GB of files
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Netasha on April 05, 2014, 07:44:57 PM
Thank you sooo much Captain DJ  and all the hard working admins here at DCM for the great gift I found in my email. It will be so great to be able to DL those I need to add to my collection. 

You will not believe what happened when I downloaded the FTP and had followed the Tutorial at F'Zilla...I thought "ok .. all info downloaded and now I will just reboot my laptop and start my FTP experience all fresh"....I went and got a nice cuppa, and had myself allll ready to retrieve all those I had perviously lost last yr when my external hard-drive blew (and now I wouldnt have to bother anyone to copy their collection to a new external for me). I came back and there was no desktop on my lap...all the other lights and buttons worked but just a black screen! Dang.. what had I done now?? Well it turns out that if you keep your lap on for days (even with a lap-fan and a 2nd fan blowing over the keyboard) it can burn out your video card! So now I am sharing my room-mates until mine is fixed and picked up next Thurs. I cant download anything so it will just be a week of reading and setting up some folders in anticipation of trying out this great surprize present. I will send in some updates as to how I do (fingers, toes and eyes crossed) when I can get started on my DLs.

Tks again for the fantastic B'day gift in reverse and may there be many many more anniversaries to follow. Cheers Net.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 05, 2014, 09:31:16 PM
The script has now been automated so "fingers crossed" you will get an e-mail within 5 minutes with your FTP details etc.

If you have already got an account you will get an e-mail with your updated bandwidth limit amount.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 06, 2014, 12:07:35 AM
Thanks for the update Capt.  Wow, that's a lot of downloading.
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Hi Netasha,
Ouch, sorry to hear about another computer problem for you!  Fingers crossed it comes back happy and healthy and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
I just sent you a PM about this before I read your post here.

Good luck with the pc and the downloads,
-Yoc
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 07, 2014, 04:41:29 PM
FTP now a week old and just hit the 1TB of comic files downloaded which is 40,822 more comic books released to the world.

Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: boox909 on April 10, 2014, 08:52:26 PM
Oh my heavens ... I dreamed about this happening one day ... and me with a new external drive to replace my old one ... I know what I'm doing this weekend.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 10, 2014, 10:41:03 PM
You and apparently several others Boox.  DCM is easily having its best month ever for donations!
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: boox909 on April 12, 2014, 09:15:13 AM
Putting this through its paces ... I cannot drool enough in praise at how well this feature is working on my end. Tears of joy!!!  :'(

Well done folks!  

B.  O0
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 12, 2014, 03:31:41 PM
Happy to hear it's all you hoped for Boox
:D
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 26, 2014, 03:55:22 PM
Last few days to get a donation in for access to the FTP.

At end of the month the access will not be given with any future donations and then end of May server will be shut down.

So if you donate today you will have access to files until 26th May.

We will decide in future if this should be a feature that is made a regular thing or once a year etc. We will keep you all updated when we make a decision.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 26, 2014, 04:52:43 PM
Thanks Capt.
A HUGE thank-you to the donors out there that have made this a WILDLY successful offering!
:D
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: boox909 on April 27, 2014, 07:19:13 PM
Tapped all 200gigs worth!  :D

I was able to get everything I wanted ... but still debating if I want a few more gigs just in case.

I hope you folks make this an annual thing ... and I hope you're getting some useful data regarding what is downloaded.

Thanks again!!!  O0
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Yoc on April 27, 2014, 07:25:04 PM
You are very welcome Boox.
Nothing has been decided yet but we all are happy with the response the FTP has gotten.
:)
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on April 29, 2014, 07:23:37 AM
Just wanted to update the users, we had 6 - 12 hours of downtime today on FTP server but this has now been fixed and users now able to log back in and they can resume their downloads.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: Captain DJ on May 01, 2014, 01:38:47 PM
Time has come and donations will no longer get you FTP access. Hope if you wanted FTP access you got it in time.

The server will now remain online till end of May and then be turned off so make sure you use all of your months supply of bandwidth.

Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Yoc on May 01, 2014, 04:44:59 PM
Our thanks to all the donors out there this past month.  It was easily our most successful month ever for donations!

Seems Capt here hit on something very popular.  I'm sure it will be happing again down the road.
:D
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - FTP Access
Post by: boox909 on May 01, 2014, 07:57:53 PM
Time has come and donations will no longer get you FTP access. Hope if you wanted FTP access you got it in time.

The server will now remain online till end of May and then be turned off so make sure you use all of your months supply of bandwidth.



HAIL CaptainDJ!!! Hail DCM!!!!   O0

B.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: CBpop on May 28, 2014, 11:54:47 AM
My thanks to the Capt and the DCM crew for the FTP opportunity provided.  It has been a most beneficial time for this ole comics reader.  I had no problems with the FTP server,  the only problem I experienced came from my computerís new and improved Windows 8 OS!!

The FTP server allowed me to download, organize and rename files for both reading and research.  I hope to accomplish a number of projects with this download and daily downloads.

1-Provide some classic comics  for my grand children's I pads, I phones and smart-phones.  If it isn't on a digital device, they aren't interested. 

2-Organized comic series and standardize file names for a better digital read.  Using a standard naming format for comic file helps my comic reader organize files better and cause less stress on me. I'm a little OCD about organization on the computer.  :D

3-Allow for a portable library to take to some of my comic collector friends who aren't connected to the Internet (yep, still a few around) .  I hope to use the portable library as a guide to what is needed and to enlist help from fellow collectors.

4-The joy of re-discovering the old comics (some which I have only read about but never read) and getting new insights about the old comic series.  As an example.  As you may have guessed, I am a big fan of the 1950s science fiction TV series- Tom Corbett, Space Patrol etc.   A running joke with Space Patrol fans revolves around Cadet Happy being hit on the head by the bad guys in almost every episode.  While reading several series from the 40s and early 50s ( Exciting, Fighting Yank etc), I found that the hero was almost invincible except when they were hit on the head!!

I've also donated again this month in hopes that it will help keep the site on-line for a long time.  As finances allow ( taxes, bills etc) I will be donating on a regular schedule. It may not be much each month, but I hope to continue support both with money and scans.

Again, my thanks for a job well done
Ed (CBpop)
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Yoc on May 28, 2014, 01:39:25 PM
Hi Ed,
Thanks for all your kind words about the site.  As I just said to Blaasty, it's all a group effort and together we've made DCM a wonderful resource to all out there.
We are lucky to have great and generous members such as yourself as part of the family.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: David_GA on September 03, 2014, 02:39:18 PM
I was just curious if there are any plans to bring this back at any point? I'd gladly pay extra for FTP access.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Yoc on September 03, 2014, 03:34:45 PM
I'd say there is a very good chance we will do it again.  It was an amazing success.

-Yoc
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Captain DJ on September 05, 2014, 04:15:54 PM
I was just curious if there are any plans to bring this back at any point? I'd gladly pay extra for FTP access.

Next month good for you?
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: David_GA on September 09, 2014, 08:09:18 AM
Glad to hear that it will be returning.
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Captain DJ on September 09, 2014, 11:21:23 AM
It will be back, not firm date yet but it will be back. We will announce it fully when we are 100% sure when
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Yoc on April 30, 2015, 10:55:41 PM
A second FTP Access month will be starting in a matter of minutes!
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: JacobsToyland on June 27, 2015, 08:10:24 PM
Hi, When will be the next FTP access?

Thanks, and LOVE the site. 
Title: Re: 4th Birthday Gift from CaptainDJ - APRIL FTP Access (Now Ended)
Post by: Yoc on June 27, 2015, 09:55:27 PM
Hi J,
We are glad you are enjoying the site.
The next ftp access month wont be until after March of 2016 though that may change.

-Yoc