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AVEN budget 2015 - updated

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Okay guys, so following on from the last meeting, here's what we took down:

(Remember, we've had to cut down on a bit of spending this year, which is unfortunate, but the upgrade had to happen...)

  • Gold-plated Boeing 777 (ermine leather seats?)
  • Pacific island paradise mortgage (EDIT: with Quokka petting zoo)
  • Open bar (we should also think about restocking the wine cellar)
  • Admod/PT mansion
  • New swimming pool, filled with pure mountain water from the Alps
  • Sets of individual monogrammed silk pyjamas (in both white and your admod colour)
  • New laptops, budget capped at $2600 each
  • EDIT: Engraved gold Apple watches
  • Bones, to throw the members (chicken ones will do)
  • Site costs, I guess, if we really have to...

I think the consensus was that individual dungeons were out of our price range for the moment, so we'll all have to make do with the main one for now (don't forget that Pheonix's is open to everyone, so you can use that one too, don't be shy).

Remember to update this if I've forgotten anything.

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Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Latte

What about the quokka petting zoo?

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Oh yes, I totally forgot :O

Fixed

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.Lia

Didn't we agree to brand new laptops for all Admods/PT? I thought we did...

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Damn, I've really messed up in my note-taking, added now.

Go ahead and update the original OP if I've forgotten anything else.

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Robin L

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

Too early to tell, it might, but it depends of course on whether or not traffic increases with the revamp. I wove a bit of marketing voodoo into the code though, so if all works as it should we should increase sales 270% by June.

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littlepersonparadox

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

Too early to tell, it might, but it depends of course on whether or not traffic increases with the revamp. I wove a bit of marketing voodoo into the code though, so if all works as it should we should increase sales 270% by June.

I don't do mac. I do PC or Linux for programming related reasons. So a dell with a SSD and 8GB ram should do it.

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.Lia

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

Too early to tell, it might, but it depends of course on whether or not traffic increases with the revamp. I wove a bit of marketing voodoo into the code though, so if all works as it should we should increase sales 270% by June.

I don't do mac. I do PC or Linux for programming related reasons. So a dell with a SSD and 8GB ram should do it.

It was my understanding that we each get a $2600 check so that we can pick out our own? Or was I misreading something?

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Steph Ace

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

Too early to tell, it might, but it depends of course on whether or not traffic increases with the revamp. I wove a bit of marketing voodoo into the code though, so if all works as it should we should increase sales 270% by June.

I don't do mac. I do PC or Linux for programming related reasons. So a dell with a SSD and 8GB ram should do it.

It was my understanding that we each get a $2600 check so that we can pick out our own? Or was I misreading something?

I thought we were buying all the same type in bulk? That way we can have no currency exchange costs, a discount price (Hey 28 laptops at a little over $2000 each. We should try to be frugal here) and just ship them around the world. I think we should just standardize the ones we get. Could save us a few thousand.

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.Lia

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

Too early to tell, it might, but it depends of course on whether or not traffic increases with the revamp. I wove a bit of marketing voodoo into the code though, so if all works as it should we should increase sales 270% by June.

I don't do mac. I do PC or Linux for programming related reasons. So a dell with a SSD and 8GB ram should do it.

It was my understanding that we each get a $2600 check so that we can pick out our own? Or was I misreading something?

I thought we were buying all the same type in bulk? That way we can have no currency exchange costs, a discount price (Hey 28 laptops at a little over $2000 each. We should try to be frugal here) and just ship them around the world. I think we should just standardize the ones we get. Could save us a few thousand.

Then I did misunderstand! I remember this discussion now. Thanks, Steph!!

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Lady Girl

Curse the server upgrade, I thought we were all getting Mac Pros before :(

Are you sure the AVEN store income would not cover that?

I think the cake tax will help cover the extra expense and really, I think we should go with Lia's misunderstanding and all get the one we like best. The savings in shipping will help balance what we lose from not buying in bulk.

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.Lia

Why don't we just take a list of who wants a Mac and who wants a PC? We will still get steep discounts for ordering multiples, especially considering we're ordering their top of the line models, with all the bells and whistles. We can then order in bulk together and redistribute to the appropriate Admods/PT.

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Good idea Lia :)

I've already got a couple of PCs, so I'll take a Mac this time!

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.Lia

I'll add you to the list, Mycroft :) I definitely want a PC, personally!

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Pumpkin Spice Eggnog Latte

The additions to computers were considered a separate cost right?

Because I need

  • A second screen
  • Drawing board that connects to my online software
  • New software for drawing
  • the extra keyboard for the touchscreen computer that flips itself around
  • Platinum stylus

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.Lia

Yes, that's considered additional, Tea.

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littlepersonparadox

I won't be needing the additional costs like tea. I have a 28 inch screen already so i'm good. Although i'll have to get a copy of Zoomtext put on it.

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.Lia

I won't be needing the additional costs like tea. I have a 28 inch screen already so i'm good. Although i'll have to get a copy of Zoomtext put on it.

We can reallocate your part of the budget from the monitor into the software :)

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michaeld

Shouldn't we have both a mac and a PC just to be safe? I'm sure the members won't mind doubling their contributions. It's all for the cause of asexual vis/ed after all.

Oh yeah and what about the jacuzzis? And the viagra? And our "sundry personal expenditure allowance"?

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

Anything for asexual visibility! :D *waves PT flag*

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Lady Girl

Shouldn't we have both a mac and a PC just to be safe? I'm sure the members won't mind doubling their contributions. It's all for the cause of asexual vis/ed after all.

Oh yeah and what about the jacuzzis? And the viagra? And our "sundry personal expenditure allowance"?

I agree with this proposal as I mentioned in the other thread...we should have both.

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michaeld

Seems to be a consensus. See how easy it is to resolve things when we all work together! :cake:

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Heart

WAIT WAIT WAIT WHERE'S MY BARN?!!? I was promised a solid gold and silver barn for my horses. Where will I ever keep them? They NEED caviar in their hay too. No negotiations, server updates will just have to wait.

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michaeld

Do we even need a server anyway? Think of how much we could save each month if we moved over to a free hoster. Or maybe we should convert AVEN into a Myspace page?

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Heart

Do we even need a server anyway? Think of how much we could save each month if we moved over to a free hoster. Or maybe we should convert AVEN into a Myspace page?

How about that thing called Facebook? I never go on there anyways, so my modding duties wouldn't bother me when I'm just trying to relax.

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.Lia

Do we even need a server anyway? Think of how much we could save each month if we moved over to a free hoster. Or maybe we should convert AVEN into a Myspace page?

How about that thing called Facebook? I never go on there anyways, so my modding duties wouldn't bother me when I'm just trying to relax.

I think if we're talking about making AVEN compatible with only IE, then we should go with MySpace. It has more features.

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michaeld

Also my understanding is that Facebook does not have as many pop up adverts. This may limit our revenue raising ability somewhat.

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.Lia

And Facebook is less customizable. We can implement AVEN's new theme over to MySpace much more easily.

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Mycroft is Yourcroft

I think if we're talking about making AVEN compatible with only IE, then we should go with MySpace. It has more features.

I think this is a fabulous idea. From a visibility perspective too, as we will be known as 'that organisation that uses MySpace', instead of getting lost among all the the other Facebook groups.

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