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Why isn't there Australian currency? Is our money so worthless to you!!!!? Kidding. Just curious. - M.J

I'm not sure why Joey didn't include it in the first place, but rest assured we have nothing against Aussies. FYI, PayPal will take donations in most any currency, if you just change the currency_code at the end of the URL. The currency code for Australian dollars is AUD, so you can make an AUD donation by going to the following URL:
https://www.paypal.com/xclick/business=donations%40hrwiki.org&no_note=1&tax=0&currency_code=AUD
I hope that's helpful! — InterruptorJones[[]] 20:17, 19 Jan 2005 (MST)

Because when I made this page on December 24th, PayPal didn't accept Australian dollars. They only started accepting them as of January 4th, 2005 [1][2]. I'll make a graphic the next chance I get. -- Tom 20:28, 19 Jan 2005 (MST)

Thanks fellow Homestar fans. - M.J

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[edit] Suggestion

$600 a year seems a lot for hosting this wiki. Have you considered moving to Wikia which offers free wiki hosting? There would be Google ads, like the ones you see at Uncyclopedia.org. Would this be seen as too much of a problem? If not, please let me know, since it would be great to see this wiki as a sister project of Wikicities. Angela 12:05, 28 May 2005 (UTC)

What about bandwidth? We are experences bandwidth problems on this good server. Wouldn't moving to a worse, cheaper server make those problems bigger? Plus, ads = blech. - Joshua
Bandwidth isn't a problem for Wikicities. You'd certainly not run out at the end of the month like you do currently. I'm not sure why you think the servers would be worse. They wouldn't. We currently have 3 servers dedicated to Wikicities, and a fourth that is shared with another site. We're aiming to get a new one this week, and over the next few months (once we get some financing sorted out), we hope to majorly expand this by buying around 20 new servers. Waiting until we have those would be best to avoid any overload on our current ones. We're also interested in exploring alternate financing models for our wikis. Currently, they all rely on Google ads, but we're open to suggestions such as runnnig a donations model like the one here if the community did want to migrate to Wikia. Please get in touch if you're interested. My contact details are at Wikicities. Angela 20:55, 20 Aug 2005 (UTC)
I think that Joey is wary of having any ads at all (even Google ads) on the site, because we have a lot of material here that is copyrighted by TBC. Right now we're clearly not making any profit off of it so it should not be an issue... but there could be trouble if we were making money off of TBC's work. Homestar Coderhomestar-coder-sig.gif 15:25, 24 October 2005 (UTC)

[edit] US$

There are many instances on this page of just "$" instead of "US$". Because this page is protected, can an admin please change all "$" to "US$", to clear up what currency we're using? After all, "US$" is used everywhere on HRWiki:2005 Fall Pledge Drive. «Rob» 05:17, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

Done. — It's dot com 05:20, 9 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Paypal surcharge

The paypal surcharge is only applicable to Credit Card transactions. If someone has a Paypal account with a balance, or has it linked to their bank account, there is no surcharge for the receiver. Let me know if you were fined for my donation -- it came from a Paypal balance that I had transferred from my bank account about a month ago. — nbuz.gifBuz(talk)

PayPal fees are charged to the receiver regardless of the source. Please see the "Fees per transaction (USD)" section. -- Tom 18:16, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
Unfortunately, Buz, your donation did have a fee attached, bringing it down to US$9.41. The only transactions I've seen that don't have fees are eChecks. The drawback to eChecks is they aren't immediate, taking up to a week to clear. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 19:09, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
eChecks are also charged the same fee as regular transactions, but only up to $5.00. -- Tom 19:12, 11 November 2005 (UTC)
Actually, yes, now that I'm looking at my history, the eChecks do get a fee. I forgot Tom and I talked about this recently. The reason I always forget they have fees is because I get two notices about eChecks — one when the check is posted and another when the check clears. The first notice never shows me the fee, so for a while I assumed there wasn't one. The fee is shown on the second notice because it is assessed when the check clears. Sorry for the misinformation, and thanks, Tom, for clearing that up. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 19:34, 11 November 2005 (UTC)

[edit] Sir Loodabert Comma would be disappointed

Rhetorical question: Ain't there supposed to be a comma between cities and states in an American address? I'm pretty sure that and not typing two full spaces setween state and zip (Zone Improvement Plan) code are the USPS's biggest pet peeves. — User:ACupOfCoffee@ 04:57, 21 March 2006 (UTC)

The USPS prefers that there be no punctuation at all, lest there be more letters to be manually processed. And there are two full spaces between the state and ZIP. —BazookaJoe 05:00, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
See [3] and [4] for additional info. -- Tom 10:44, 21 March 2006 (UTC)
I should've known this, as I'm a stickler for proper postal addressing myself. The address was already 99% of the way there. I had already uppercased the whole thing and removed the other punctuation (e.g. the periods after "RD" and "APT"). that comma was an oversight on my part made long ago. Glad to see we're finally up to snuff. Good work, fellas. — wikisig.gif Joey (talk·edits) 03:36, 22 March 2006 (UTC)

[edit] plainlinks

We should use the plainlinks for the links. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:34, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

Why? The links point to external sites. That's what the arrows are intended for. — It's dot com 21:36, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Tampo: Uh, that would be nice but, there's really no raeson for it. it's not bad. But it's not good. --TheThin 21:37, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Yeah, but the arrows are for links, like this. Those are images. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:40, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Well, I guess you could do it. --TheThin 21:45, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
A sysop must do it because it's a protected page. NO!!! PLEASE... DON'T SHOOT!!! Tampo (T/C) AND SOMEONE GET THiS FREAKiN CURSOR AWAY FROM ME!!!!! 21:48, 25 April 2006 (UTC)
Those images are external links. They're fine. — It's dot com 21:52, 25 April 2006 (UTC)

[edit] Hosting Cost

I noticed that the hosting cost for the site is unreasonably high (listed as $240 US a month), so I went and checked the ledger to see where the money is going. The ledger's expenses don't match up with the hosting cost. Or am I not reading the ledger correctly? --DENNIS 21:16, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

No, Dennis, you're not reading it correctly. The ledger lists the expenditures TO-DATE, meaning future costs haven't been added.
In closing, go away. --DENNIS 22:27, 29 August 2010 (UTC)
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