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  • The Spuffy Realm is asking for donations

    They are save through 2019 and are asking now for donations to keep TSR going through 2020. Their goal is to get 2.800 $ and I am a bit surprised it should cost that much to simply keep a website online. But whatever. It´s one of the last remaining Spuffy archives. Sadly there aren`t that many around anymore. As far as I know Spuffy only fanfic sites ar nowadays just Elysian Fields, The Spuffy Realm and The Bloodshedverse. Did I miss one?

    The Spuffy Realm also has a great fic finder forum, which imho is unique in Spuffy fanfiction.

    http://spikeluver.com/SpuffyRealm/index.php

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    I saw a comment on another BtVS related site that said the cost of the domain name had risen by about 800% in the last five years. Perhaps this is the reason rather than the day-to-day running cost? The rise in interest in the new comics and the possible re-boot might have made the name more valuable.
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    • #3
      Yes they do this each year and I tend to contribute a bit because so many sites are closing. I don't know if it is on the same premise as last year but the person that runs it used to take on any unraised costs but last year said she couldn't any longer so would have to close the site if the target wasn't reached through donations. It was achieved of course, but only just I think.

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      • #4
        I will definitely contribute, but it will have to wait till next month.

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        • #5
          Yes I think she said she was affected by a hurricane last year and lost nearly everything she owned.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by flow View Post
            Yes I think she said she was affected by a hurricane last year and lost nearly everything she owned.

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            I remember that. I do think if everyone who read/wrote Spuffy fanfic contributed a few dollars, the site would be safe for another year.

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            • #7
              Ah yes flow, I think you're right. I'd be surprised if the community isn't large enough to support it, it's just whether people will cough up. Do you know how Elysian Fields is run? I don't think I can remember ever donating there off the top of my head.

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              • #8
                Elysian Fields is financed by their mods. They have a lot more mods running the site than TSR has. That probably makes it easier because they can share the costs. You can also donate for Elysian Fields but the button is rather well hidden and they state that they are not soliciting for donations. It is similar to this site which also has a donate button but so far (at least to my knowledge) has never openly asked for donations.

                https://dark-solace.org/elysian/view...hp?page=donate

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                • #9
                  Sadly The Spuffy Realm is down again. There has been talk in the shoutbox at EF that Pari, the owner of the site, is very ill. We might brace ourselves for the loss of another Spuffy fanfic archive. Also the loss of the find-a-fic forum which is unique and an endless source for fic recommendations.

                  All my best wishes go out to Pari. Hope she is better soon.

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                  • #10
                    I noticed it was down the other day, but I thought it was a one off. I'd not checked it since. This would be a great loss. Best wishes to the owner, hope she has a speedy recovery.

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                    • #11
                      Spuffy Realm is back online.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Stoney View Post
                        Spuffy Realm is back online.
                        That's really good news. I'd miss Spuffy Realm if it did go down permanently

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                        • #13
                          I am glad too but it’s probably wise to download every fic you want to keep.

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