Support Westeros.org 2014

$2,615 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 94 people in 30 months
Elio Miguel Garcia Jr  44934
Hello! Traditionally, we've run these in the summer, but it's a special occasion this time around: Westeros.org preparing for the launch of season 4 by moving to a more spacious, powerful server (twice the RAM, _four_ times the bandwidth)! And not just that, but during this show period, we'll be running a two-server setup which will hopefully keep everything running steady even when we're flooded with traffic. It's already implemented in fact, and so far it seems to be running very smoothly.

At the end of the season we plan to retire the trusty old warhorse that is the previous server (named segfault). Previous fundraisers have basically covered the previous year's running cost of that server, and we thought it'd be best if we hold that fundraiser now to cover the last 9 months plus the upcoming 3. When all is said and done, everything will be paid for... and going forward, we believe no more fundraisers are going to be needed to keep things going as we're looking to the cloud for extra processing power by the time next year goes around.

The Westeros.org community has been and remains the largest community on the web dedicated to George R.R. Martin's work and all things that have sprung from it. It's the community that's made the forums and the wiki what they are, and it's the community that has supported our efforts over the years to share the love we all have for A Song of Ice and Fire.

If you've ever used the resources of Westeros.org, discussed a theory on the forum, browsed the wiki please consider chipping in a bit of money for the fundraiser! The funds raised will go directly to our wonderful server admin Sparks, who has done yeoman's work keeping things together even as it became more and more difficult to keep abreast of the traffic.

Many thanks for your time, consideration, and (we hope) your donation! GoFundMe allows payments through credit card or Paypal; sorry, we can't take money orders, cheques, or cash, but we do appreciate the thought!
+ Read More
Update 1
29 months ago

Many thanks to all who contributed! The server's now well and truly paid for. For those who regularly visit us, you'll have noticed a _lot_ less down time... though the absolutely enormous traffic after episode 2 actually proved a little too much for even this new setup. We're working on a way to scale the servers to handle even that outrageous amount of load... but until then, we've still reduced down time by a very significant amount, and all thanks to your support!
+ Read More
Help spread the word!
 62 total shares
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.

$2,615 of $2,500 goal

Raised by 94 people in 30 months
Created April 3, 2014
Elio Miguel Garcia Jr  
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
RH
$30
Rose Marie Holt
29 months ago
$25
Marty Spinner
29 months ago
$15
Anonymous
29 months ago
$50
Anonymous
29 months ago
$10
Anonymous
29 months ago
$15
Anonymous
29 months ago
NL
$30
Natalie Lowden
29 months ago
$20
Anonymous
29 months ago
Be the first to leave a comment on this campaign.
  Use My Facebook Account
or
Or, use your email…
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now
 Share on Facebook