Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bolter & Chainsword Needs Help!



Bolter and Chainsword, the premier Space Marine forum, went down due to a hardware failure. The owner is having health problems and has put out a call for finacial assistance to get the forum back online. 


Here are the details:


On Friday 12th the Bolter & Chainsword appeared to suffer a hard drive failure, replacement drives were purchased but failed to re-mirror correctly when added to the server. Eventually after much testing it was discovered the server hardware was causing the problem and it appears we will need to purchase a new server. Given the age of the server (10yrs – it was installed in 2003) this was expected to some degree and we have some funds from previous donation drives saved for this.
However the timing for this event is not good, Brother Argos who pays for the B&C and is also the technical admin has for the last 6-9 months been fighting severe proliferative diabetic retinopathy, had numerous operations on his eyes and unfortunately has lost a significant amount of his sight. We had hoped he would be recovered enough after his last operation to help us move to the planned new server, however given the timing of the current scenario this will not happen.

We have found a technical resource, who can rebuild and move the B&C to a new home, however this will be chargeable. As it currently stands the Bolter & Chainsword needs to raise around $800 – $1000 in addition to the funds we currently have put by to make this happen.

Brother Argos has funded the B&C to the tune of $18,000 dollars over the last 10 years, so that we could all enjoy our community, he is not in a position given his illness to rescue us now.

It is your community, if you wish it to survive you need to raise around a $1000, if we raise more it will all help get a better server for our new home.


Bolter and Chainsword is one of the oldest 40K communities, so go and help them out!  You can find more info on their Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Bolter-and-Chainsword-Official/183326605076051?fref=ts

And you can donate to them by sending a donation via PayPal to this address:

donations@bolterandchainsword.com


Loken

2 comments:

Drake Poldragon said...

Personally I dropped $10 i to the pot. It's a good community with so much Space Marine goodness.

Tim Sijben said...

From their Facebook:
"However as I was just about to go to bed I decided to check the donations@bolterandchainsword Paypal account to see how we were doing and was completely amazed / stunned.

We have raised just over $4000 in less than 18 hrs or so."

So it's kind to repost that, but I think they don't need it anymore ;)
Nevertheless, any additional funding is probably always welcome to those people.

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