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Old 04-22-2000, 12:13 AM   #1
Imprezer
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2011 Impreza WRX STi
Black

Lightbulb Donations Needed! All TRUE Members read.

Hey guys,

When we started the i Club back in May '99, we have never thought about how big we will grow in just a year. Number of members is growing and our website receives more and more hits everyday. That is very good. But, there is always that "but", we cannot keep our website on any regular webhost server due to it's very heavy traffic. On some days we get ~1Gig of data transfered. That is why I have been moving the site from place to place for the past 6 months. Finally, I found our site a good home. Our fellow member and 1/3 of the i Club creators, Nick Catalfamo, aka NickCat, was nice ebough to offer to host the site on his server and T1 connection. That was working out fine until we hit a point break. Nick's server could no longer handle all the traffic and hundereds of simultaneous hits. So, we are trying to buy a server that will provide a nice and comfy home for our website and monstorious message board.

What I am asking from you guys, is if you can, donate some money towards the purchase of the server. We will all benefit from that. With 1500 members, we will be able to come with a good chunk of money that will allow us to buy a good server and maybe some other things needed to run a perfect website.

If you can donate some money, e-mail me at XXX and put DONATIONS in the subject line. I will give you the address to send your donations to. Any amount is welcome.

People who will donate $ to us, will receive a special i Club sticker when they come out.

Thanks a lot,

Alex "Imprezer" Shikh

P.S. You can post here yelling "I am in for $x" or anything like that.

ADDRESS:
Alexander Shikhmuradov


THANKS A LOT, FRIENDS!!!

You can also send us money by www.paypal.com . My e-mail address is XXX. Also, if you put me as your referal, we'll get an additional $5 as a bonus.

[This message has been edited by Imprezer (edited January 30, 2001).]
[edited by remove payment methods, since it's all over. -Nick]
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Last edited by Nick; 10-30-2007 at 03:04 PM.
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Old 04-22-2000, 12:17 AM   #2
rsquire
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1986 Ford RS200 White

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So how much are we talking about

Richard
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Old 04-22-2000, 12:29 AM   #3
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Quote:
Any amount is welcome.
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Old 04-22-2000, 04:53 AM   #4
prezios
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Exclamation

I sent you an e-mail.
Lets keep this board alive people!
Send in anything you can even if its $1.
If 1000 members send just $1. thats $1000 towards the new server to keep this BB alive! So if you are a True member back it up with your donation.

Subie On!
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Old 04-22-2000, 04:58 AM   #5
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Hey Alex, the National I-Club is a not-for-profit org right?

And what kind of server are you planning on getting and what OS?

[This message has been edited by Revision (edited April 22, 2000).]
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Old 04-22-2000, 05:35 AM   #6
HRE | giulio
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(yelling) I am in for $5

You should be able to get a nice server for $5000.

Good luck,
g
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Old 04-22-2000, 05:40 AM   #7
Jarrod Li
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I'm in for $5.

Jay
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Old 04-22-2000, 05:55 AM   #8
chrisj
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Location: Jacksonville, FL
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Aspen White

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I know how much a good server is. I'll put up $20. I'd do more but I just ordered a P1 suspension and I'm getting a bunch of hail damage fixed this week.
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Old 04-22-2000, 05:59 AM   #9
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I'm only a lurker, but have had my RS since 9/16/97. Just tell me where to send the check.

Jim

PS- Hello all.
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Old 04-22-2000, 06:39 AM   #10
Dave Read
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Location: Cambridge/ Waltham/ Hanson, MA, USA
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Black w/ Pink STi's

Cool

Not to be a dick, but you could probably charge $10 a sticker and people would be happy to pay, knowing the extra was going to support the site...

_Dave_
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Old 04-22-2000, 06:57 AM   #11
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Location: Centerport(L.I.),NY,USA
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2000 Silverado

Thumbs up

I'm in for $10. This site has saved me money on mods and helped me make the right ones. Although, if it wasn't for this site I probably never would've bought my RS. I'd still be happily plodding along in a 2.2l Legacy. Damn you Alex, you cost me $22000 and counting .
I think dave might be on to something. Personally I don't want any stickers on my car but maybe I'd put it on the fairing for my Thule rack.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:02 AM   #12
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00/+ RS/OBS
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Cool

I am in for twenty and will give it to you at the BAM beatdown.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:10 AM   #13
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Maybe you get get some T-shirts made up with Subie or STi logos and sell them. I bet lots o people would be interested, especially to support our new home.

I'm in for $20.

-john

[This message has been edited by JAH (edited April 22, 2000).]
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:15 AM   #14
ownly
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2000 WRX STi 6 wagon
Mellow Yellow

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i'm in, i'll contact you when i get back from my trip...

O...
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:20 AM   #15
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Imprezer, I am in for $5. Just let us know where to send the check.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:23 AM   #16
Frey
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I'm in for $25. This board has saved me a bunch of money as well, and I've received lots of good advice. This is a no-brainer to me.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:41 AM   #17
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Thumbs up

Mr. Imprezident,

I spend $15 on a single movie and popcorn, and usually don't get as much entertainment and education value as I do in my hours (uhh, make that days ) of free time on this board. So just let me know where to send the check. I'd love to have an i-Club sticker, too.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:42 AM   #18
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Thumbs up

Mr. Imprezident,

I spend $15 on a single movie and popcorn, and usually don't get as much entertainment and education value as I do in my hours (uhh, make that days ) of free time on this board. So just let me know where to send the check. I'd love to have an i-Club sticker, too.
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:47 AM   #19
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Hey Guys/Gals,

I am really pleased to see such a positive response from our request for help.

For those who asked a few technical questions... the operating system that we are going to go with is Linux, it's by far the most stable and reliable of the server OSs. Machine... well that's up to the amount of money we receive. I want to get a beast however. The more money the better the server we get.

Just to give you guys who are familiar with linux an idea of how hard we were getting hit yesterday... the load average was at a sustained 200+ for 2 hours. Until it finally peaked over 300 and the server just couldn't handle it anymore and I had to reboot.

You guys are hammering the site... which is great... and what I am sure Alex, Robert, and myself were hoping to happen one day... but I think we just grew so fast that we weren't expecting such a large machine upgrade so soon.

Please be generous in your donations... I know for how much we all use this site and the valuable information, not to mention the fellow Subaru nut compantionship, a little scraped together cash shouldn't be to hard to come by.

Thanks again... and I will keep you all updated as to what's happening with the server.

Currently today, I am borrowing, from a really good friend, another machine to handle the load until we get our permanent server in place. Which I hope is quickly.

Later
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Old 04-22-2000, 07:50 AM   #20
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i'm in for $5 or $10. keep us posted on where to send money to.
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Old 04-22-2000, 08:03 AM   #21
tom@kartboy
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Location: San Diego, CA
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1999 Outlasting
the competition.

Cool

Alex
Throw Kartboy Kustoms down for $50.00!
If it wasnt for this site i wouldnt have started making parts for subarus.
Now buy some kartboy parts so i can send alex his check

thanks
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Old 04-22-2000, 08:13 AM   #22
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Wink

I'm still new to the site, but I'd love to donate $20. I don't plan on doing any mods to my car(saving for WRX!), but I still like reading all the posts.
Let me know where to send it, and who to make it out to.

Dustin Blundell
Seattle, WA
'00 RS owner since 1/27/00 1500mi
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Old 04-22-2000, 08:14 AM   #23
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Cool

Definitely count me in; I always get a decent response to anything I have post (though not that many) but we must stick together.

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(CJ)
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Old 04-22-2000, 08:22 AM   #24
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Talking

Hey I think RRinDC hit the nail on the head. Instead of taking your girl to see that really bad chick flick, send in a check to keep this alive. It gives endless hours of enjoyment and think of all the useful info you've gotten here. It's worth it. Hey all you imprezidents,how about coming up with a t-shirt? But you can put me down for sticker for now.
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Old 04-22-2000, 08:29 AM   #25
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I'm in... I'll email you this week...

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