State of the Cartel 2015

Edit: As of today, Paypal closed our account. This means any funds in the account at time of closing will be held at their discretion.

As many of you may have noticed, a large amount of shows have been delayed lately.

Most of this is due to the fact that the server we use (aka, the thing that does all the other things) is running some fairly old hardware and breaks rather frequently. Did you know 74.2% of Commie Enterprises is automated and the staff runs around like headless chickens when the server malfunctions? Now you do.

Anyway, the goal is a new server for the new year, but several issues are present:
– Buying (or renting) server parts costs money.
– Getting decent internet costs more money.
– Hosting said server parts on decent internet costs even more money. Monthly money, even.

Meanwhile at the International Bank of Commie…

I don’t like when I have to come on here and explicitly make a post to ask for things, but Gittip goals (now Gratipay, still the preferred source of funding) haven’t been met for months and a grand total of 3 people have donated through PayP. since it was set up again (and could still be shut down at any time ✓). So please, dig into those trust funds and open your duct tape wallets. Commie needs your help.

Posted by RHExcelion under Defend the Motherland, e-begging, Santa's here late, Saving Fansubbing | Permalink

88 Responses to “State of the Cartel 2015”

  1. jdp says:

    gib shekeru kudasai

  2. ジェリー says:

    Will donate for timely release of Tsukimonogatari

  3. Xall says:

    good goyim gib shekels

  4. Nemesis says:

    donated. hope it helps!

  5. Core says:

    How much do you need monthly?

  6. Rachey says:

    Will provide shekles when can afford enough alcohol to live through the month.

    Food. I meant… food. ye…

  7. anna says:

    how much do we need to donate to automate jing?

  8. ramennoodles says:

    I was donating through GitTip for a long time until my Credit Card got replaced. I’ve forgotten that GitTip used that and I haven’t been paying for like 2 months now…. I’ll fix that, but for the other 4000+ people that use Commie Enterprises…. for your shit together.

  9. Anon says:

    So you’re saying the reason you’re months behind on shows is server issues, and not people not doing their jobs?

  10. gingermaster says:

    How much do I need to donate for you to get off your asses and finish Space Dandy and Denki-gai?

  11. Oscar says:

    Donated. Thank you for Monogatari, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, and Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works] releases.

  12. tommas says:

    Donated. Thank you for all the releases the last 2-3 years. Propably the best group when it comes to both speed and quality.

  13. magma says:

    I somehow fail to see how the server can be a critical path in finishing a release.

    You are not encoding the videos on the server, are you?

  14. Ash says:

    Donated ten bucks. Actually can’t really afford to miss it, but your work is much appreciated.

  15. Ali-San says:

    Donated. But why the automated payment for paypal is not working?

  16. Anon says:

    >[…] a large amount of shows have been delayed lately.

    I thought it would be a post about Jing smelling.

  17. Jason says:

    How much do I need to donate to ensure you’re never late on Log Horizon again?

    • Dozo says:

      Well considering we’ve never been late on it… just a little delayed.

      Also We moved some staff around and I’m timing and typesetting it myself now so it probably wont be coming out till Sundays or Mondays.

  18. niggerniggernigger says:

    I will donate so you can go on holidays fucker.

  19. azwald says:

    actually… you can just abandon XDCC and reduce the server cost, no?
    just rely on torrent haha

    • skiddiks says:

      xdcc is hosted by someone else who is paying for it out of his own pocket.

      • Rifty says:

        Jesus, the more you guys talk about this stuff the more dire it seems O_o.

        A lot of us have no idea what goes on behind the scenes for you guys to get the shows out to us. As far as I can see, I see pretty website, I click link, torrent is downloaded and world keeps ticking.

        You said you don’t like to talk about it, but if you explained to us what goes into upkeeping the site I figure people will be more willing to donate.

        Also, the Gitpaymentthing under the tiny ass “Donate” section on the side really doesn’t lend itself to garnering attention. Needs to be in a far more obvious place, I imagine a lot of people are scrolling past it without ever realising it’s there.

        Keep up the good work though. Watched Psycho-Pass yesterday and I was on the edge of my seat.


      • Rifty says:

        Alright, I just tried to use Gratipay. Jesus it hates non-Americans -_-.

  20. Anon says:

    Ayy duplex shitposting on /a/ about this, how fun.

  21. Emiya Shirou says:

    will donating speed-up jojo releases?

  22. anon-kun says:

    can I just suck your dick instead?

  23. Malific says:

    WTF why would paypal close your account?

  24. ayylamog says:

    reproted u fukers for begging for mon3y to ssteling intellectual rpetoperty
    ur all RETatdreded

  25. Coburn says:

    Fuck Paypal. I’ve already had enough stings from them, plus they use crappy exchange rates that’s like a day old (for example, one aussie buck is .78 USD yesterday vs one aussie buck is .81 USD today).

    It’s a shame that they closed your account but well… Looks like gratipay/BTC/LTC is the way to go. At least you can cash out the latter two.

  26. MyHatsOffToYou says:

    Isn’t these kind of post usually under the tag of “Save the Motherland” or something?

    Donated 20 bucks in Paypal some time ago as well; hope you took the money out before they closed it.

  27. Kristen says:

    I’ll donate some money too. Always liked you guys, I’m just tsundere about it.

  28. Tim F. says:

    Lol damn paypal. Just sent you guys money through them.

  29. Anon Sama says:

    No Donation No Monitor

  30. captain67 says:

    Maria+Holic, WHERE IS IT?

  31. wubwubmofo says:

    Did my payment go through, i think i donated 30$ on Gratipay by the name wubwubmofo, could you check if it went through? It’s a pretty wierd site for dotating.

  32. Swifty-T says:

    Hope you faggots got the memo. I don’t want to see my original catchphrases in your subs.

    Thanks, and don’t forget to buy my albums.

  33. Wideface Noodlehands says:

    I’m willing to wait as long as it takes for Tsukimonogatari, I just want to know that it is actually going to happen at some point. Any word?

  34. Gungrave223 says:

    So PayPal is no longer an option?

  35. KannaBlis says:

    Anything I can do to help if I don’t have any extra money to give?
    Life eats all of my moneys.

  36. Takanuva5 says:

    Still holding out that Tsukimonogatari will be released. Its too good to watch with horrible(CR) subs.

  37. Raeven says:

    herkz: What are the requirements for the server that do the encoding?

    • herkz says:

      There’s really no requirement. Better hardware will always result in faster encodes, so if we can afford it, we’re pretty much going to get the best we can.