Finances Monthly Report: May 2016

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  1. KT Samurai

    KT Samurai The Peacemaker
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    Hey everyone! Welcome to our first monthly report! Thanks for coming, I know how much you all love math. I certainly do(n't).

    Sakuga City is a crowdfunded sort-of-but-not-really-business, and as such we feel it's important to be transparent about what we're taking in and what we're spending our funds on. And so far, I haven't spent a single dime of your money to feed my Bob Marely's Mellow Mood relaxation beverage addiction! I deserve some applause for that. Thank you.

    Anyway, math!

    Expenditures (USD):

    • XenForo License: $140.00
    • Server Fee (monthly): $9.99
    • Email Fee (monthly): $7.83
    • Rekt Theme: $40.00
    Expenditures (CDN):
    • Art Commission: $30.00
    Current Available Funds (CDN): $1,611.30

    There you have it! I know, the USD to CDN thing is confusing but this is where we stand right now. We've got a pretty fair amount of liquidity at the moment, so long as you set aside the obvious monthly expenses ($213.84 for a year, basically). We're also getting a teensy bit more money from the Indiegogo InDemand funds before it;'s closed for good on Saturday. Fingers crossed, we shouldn't need to set up a Patreon or anything for quite a long while thanks to all of your extremely generous support.

    And as for that art commission there, I'm hoping I can share that with you soon. Work in progress!

    Anyway, thanks for coming. See you next month!

    Later!
     
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  2. Xaestalrasz

    Xaestalrasz Splendiferous Wizardess
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    You use so many exclamation marks. Clearly you need more Mellow Mood.
     
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  3. Shadow Fox

    Shadow Fox Enemy of the State
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    *Applause*

    Thanks for the update. It is very nice to see where the money went. I thought at least half of it would had gone to making what we already have right now, nice to see we got quite a bit left over to keep it going for some time.
     
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  4. Dunn x Dolo

    Dunn x Dolo King of the Chatroom
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    Wow. We barely put a dent in the money. I guess that's pretty good.

    What's next as far as adding to the forum?
     
  5. Kakuri

    Kakuri The Disappointment
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    It's awesome that you've decided to do these reports. Thanks for that! Glad to see that there's enough money to keep us going for a few years at the very least.
     
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  6. B_Raiden_

    B_Raiden_ Your local neighbourhood fedora flipping weeaboo

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    Good idea of making a monthly report, keeps everyone up-to-date. Good we have some mula leftover!
     
  7. KT Samurai

    KT Samurai The Peacemaker
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    Right now we're on the hunt for a new host. We're getting reports that sometimes the host we're on buckles under the tiny pressure of our small community every now and then and returns errors when people click around the forum. At present, we're hosted on GoDaddy because I'm new and didn't know any better when I started. It's not terrible or anything, but now I know to expect 100% up time from any host we use.
     
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  8. Zoltor

    Zoltor Well-Known Member
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    Yea, I've had that happen a few times, but didn't mention that, since you guys would've probally assumed it was part of my browser woes anyway.
     
  9. ThisGuy

    ThisGuy Kin of the Cosmos
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    How much bandwidth did we use?

    Gunna need you to come in on Saturday and finish those May reports for me KT.
     
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  10. wastaz

    wastaz Stuffed tiger
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    Good job with the report KT. Transparency is awesome. Keep up the good work, and you may be allowed to treat yourself to a bob marley mellow mood eventually! :)
     
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  11. Karnage

    Karnage Active Member
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    Thanks for the dedication and communication. Well appreciated.
     
  12. yoda313

    yoda313 JEDI MASTER
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    so lets see here if i win the lottery id only need to donate 300 a year to keep sakuga alive indifenitely???? Cool.......
     
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  13. Shannon Apple

    Shannon Apple Sour Apple
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    Maybe not indefinitely haha. We're already looking into another host as the one it's on now is okay, but might not be sufficient when we start bringing in a lot more traffic. It'll cost a little more, but that's okay. ^^
     
  14. yoda313

    yoda313 JEDI MASTER
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    So long as I have the means I'll be sure to contribute regularly. :)
     
  15. Griffmeister

    Griffmeister What the hell are you staring at?
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    We could always do a separate " Go Fund Me " for the Mellow Mood supplement.
     
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  16. käwäii

    käwäii Active Member
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    Great job you guys. You obviously have to do work to make this place roll smooth and nicely, and that whole monthly update thing is nice touch. Thanks for all you people!
     
  17. DEADWAVE

    DEADWAVE Numb

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    Great to see this site is doing so well.

    Proud of you all :')
     
  18. BlackJack

    BlackJack Newbie
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    Your transparency is great. Thanks for posting that.
     

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