WebMaster Notes 97-04|
Author: Witchvox Central
Posted: March 30th. 1997
Times Viewed: 18,426
Bright Blessings Witches of The World,
Break out the Mead!... What a month it has been so far! The Witches' Voice has become officially incorporated as the Witches' Voice Inc. in the state of Massachusetts... CyberPagans led by the incredible reporting of the folks at Texas Pagan Awareness Online analyze and rally behind the CyberPatrol issue... East Coast Pagans found out they get to experience P.S.G. in Ohio this year... Gina Smith of Good morning America apologizes (on radio) for her slanderous statement related to Earth based religions and cults. The Witches' Voice racks up 155, 000 hits after only 11 weeks online.
The Sucker Punch... On Thursday we got slapped with a major dose of reality... Our Internet service "provider" (ISP) labeled us a "Super User on Server 7" and is "excited by our growth" (read: they see a goldmine in usage charges). We immediately ran a spreadsheet on our usage charges based on our ISP's daily usage log... Rough calculations indicated that over 8 gigabyte of data will be "hit" or downloaded by those that check us out this month... As with most ISP's, they allow us 1 gig and then charge us 4 cents a meg after that... Anybody got a calculator? The horrifying fact is that we are staring down the barrel of a $350.00+ usage bill for the month of March and it looks like February will be close to $250.00 (we really hope we suck at math). For information as to how you can help keep this ship afloat, check out Join The Witches' Voice
Time to Move and Move Fast... Last week we cleared the Live Feedback forum and made plans to archive it every three days (it alone was eating up over 45 meg. a day). We have been shopping for a better ISP for over a month now and as of 4/14/97, the Witches' Voice will be hosted by TabNet (Thank you Tina at AvatarSearch for this timely tip). Our new ISP will allow us essentially unlimited file transfers per month and they feature some "wicked fast-world class" hardware. This change will take a couple of weeks to implement and will be transparent at your end... Witchvox.com will ALWAYS be at http://www.witchvox.com.
Web Notes 4/19/97
Our Cry for Help... We are officially in financial crisis mode and in order to keep your site that we call the Witches' Voice alive we must ask for your help. Wren and I handed over the entire accountable balance to the WLPA upon our departure this past December and started the Witches' Voice with over 1000 bucks of our own money and we keep feeding it. AND just like with our tenure with the WLPA we do this work for ZERO personal financial gain. Mercury goes retrograde this (Monday 4/14 @ 6:56pm). Even Air Bags are starting to look good to us now. Wren and I have been forced to take most of this past week to evaluate our situation and do some magic for the future of the Witches' Voice.
How You Can Help... Become a Sponsor of the Witches' Voice - by supporting the Witches' Voice you help to keep this website alive, help Witches of the World maintain their right to practice Witchcraft (last year the WLPA gave over $8, 000 bucks to cases like Iron Oak and Kerri Patavino), get deals on HOT WitchVox products (TBA) and a very cool looking sponsorship card. Even a book of stamps or a single dollar really helps. Presently we have 32 paying sponsors and may they be thrice blessed for their support. Send your support to The Witches' Voice, P.O. Box 560157, West Medford, Massachusetts 02156
In conclusion... Thank you all for an incredible opening month and do know that we have a plethura of plans for the next couple of weeks... Including many new pages and the polishing and updating of many that are already up. Feel free to check the Home page and the sub-indexes for the absolute lastest info on victories, protests and networking related the modern Witch community. We CAN do this... but only with you.
Always Remember, this is YOUR web site, we simply do the maintenance. YOU can do some wonderful things for the Witches of the World. We simply can't do this without you... Blessed Be Well - The Witches' Voice Staff
Blessed Be Well!
(WebMaster - The Witches' Voice)
April 19th, 1997
Article Specs |
Article ID: 1981
Age Group: Adult
Days Up: 6,472
Times Read: 18,426
Location: Clearwater¼, Florida
Other Articles: Witchvox Central has posted 407 additional articles- View them?
Other Listings: To view ALL of my listings: Click HERE
Email Witchvox Central... (No, I have NOT opted to receive Pagan Invites! Please do NOT send me anonymous invites to groups, sales and events.)
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2014 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.
of The World
NOTE: The essay on this page contains the writings and opinions of the listed author(s) and is not necessarily shared or endorsed by the Witches' Voice inc.
The Witches' Voice does not verify or attest to the historical accuracy contained in the content of this essay.
All WitchVox essays contain a valid email address, feel free to send your comments, thoughts or concerns directly to the listed author(s).