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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now ended)
« on: May 04, 2020, 05:24:02 PM »
THE FTP OFFER IS NOW OVER FOR 2020.  OUR MANY, MANY THANKS TO ALL YOU DONORS OUT THERE HELPING DURING THIS OFFERING.

ALL donors, no matter when they made their donation, will have until July 31st - 23:59 to complete their downloads!

BUT ANY NEW DONATIONS WILL ONLY BE GETTING OUR ETERNAL THANKS FOR HELPING KEEP THE LIGHTS BURNING HERE AT DCM!



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NEWS!
We've EXTENDED the FTP Access Month through all of JUNE as well!

ALL donors, no matter when they made their donation, will have until July 31st - 23:59 to complete their downloads!

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Hi Gang,
For the months of May and June 2020 every user who donates will be given FTP access as an alternate method to download files from the 21,000+ Digital Comic Museum collection.

For each dollar donated donors will receive 5 gigs of file downloads.

Click on the Donate link here (or at the top of the page) to contribute to the cause and receive your FTP login info in an email. 

Please be sure your DCM profile email is a working address first if you aren't using an active address.

For the last few years our FTP Access Month has been very popular.  Donations to the site are vital for keeping our server bill covered.  These FTP Access 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 April 8, 2019 for example.

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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://vip.digitalcomicmuseum.com/comiclist.txt


Plus a placeholder page that sums everything up.
http://vip.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 JUNE you will be given a download limit of 5 GB for the following 31 days.

ALL donors, no matter when they made their donation, will have until July 31st - 23:59 to complete their downloads!


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!
-Captain DJ
« Last Edit: July 01, 2020, 10:08:34 AM by Yoc »

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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now ended)
« on: May 04, 2020, 05:24:02 PM »

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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now Extended through JUNE!)
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2020, 05:25:04 PM »
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.
With this method of downloading you can queue up MULTIPLE files for downloading from DCM.  You can queue them up and let the application download them to your machine for future reading.

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

Mac Users FTP app
We are suggesting you try using the CyberDuck app if you are on a Mac computer.

To download CyberDuck: https://cyberduck.io/?l=en
Once downloaded and installed please follow the following guide on how to set up and start downloading Comic Books.

Using CyberDuck link: http://www.elated.com/articles/using-cyberduck/
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 09:02:08 AM by Yoc »

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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now Extended through JUNE!)
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2020, 12:28:37 PM »
Sorry for the delayed yearly FTP offer. The FTP is now live and emails been sent out to all those that donated in April (as a thank you) and May so far.
If you have not received an email, double check your junk folder and if still no email please send me an email on admins@digitalcomicmuseum.com

Any questions let us know.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 09:02:27 AM by Yoc »

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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now Extended through JUNE!)
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2020, 02:17:06 PM »
Thank you! I love having FTP access.
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FTP Access for Donations in May/June 2020 (Now Extended through JUNE!)
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2020, 05:46:52 PM »
Due to the ongoing Covid19 situation I have decided to extend the FTP access and make a few changes as follows:

* Any donations in June will also be rewarded with FTP access.
* 30 day time limit for downloads has been scrapped, everyone who donates/donated has until July 31st 23:59. So if you donated on May 1st 2020, you have until July 31st to use up all your bandwidth.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 09:03:14 AM by Yoc »

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 05:00:47 AM »
P.S. All those with FTP access will see a new folder called; "1 - Monthly Uploads" at the top of the list. In this folder are two folders called May 2020 and June 2020, inside these folders will be all the comics uploaded in May 2020 etc so you don't have to go back through folders looking for new files.
« Last Edit: June 02, 2020, 09:03:25 AM by Yoc »

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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2020, 10:21:40 AM »
Great idea Capt!
I hope everyone out there is doing as well as can be hope and nobody is sick!

Having those new folders for just the latest uploads should be a big help for the earlier ftp downloaders out there.

Stay well everyone!
-Yoc

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Update: The VIP FTP server is currently offline due to a server crash so we are just waiting for it to be rebooted so hopefully that won't take too long.
Server is back up now
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We have been informed that if you download it from the download page without reading closely you will end up with an installer containing "sponsored bundled software" which could trigger AntiVirus software to detect it as suspicious. On this download page is a link called: Show additional download options" which allows you to download the client without any bundled software.

To save you all this hassle, please just go to the following link to download Filezilla FTP Client: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1