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Forum : E-Bel News : 2 Million downloads

ZARk [be]
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Well
tonight we passed over the 2.000.000 mp3 downloads since launch.
as the average mp3 size is 6mb thats an estimated 12TeraBytes of data.
Sure, it's not as much as youtube or other websites ...

but i don't think any of those have what we have here.

It took us 4years to reach that number, but i'm sure the 3rd million will be hit in a year !!

I'd like to thank all the artists and members who believe in electrobel and have helped in someway or another to make what it is today.




Anyway, here's some news:

I'm working quite hard on the new electrobelV3, which is a complete re-write of the website. I hope to have it completed for electrobel's 5th anniversary, on 7th march 2008. I've been working on it since beginning of this year, so as you can see, it's not an easy task.
This time i'm helped by my good friend s-cape, and hopefully some others will come in and give me hand with the different aspects (especially looking for someone to re-write the flash player and make it better based on my latest source-code).


On another note, some of you will have noticed the "Server Upgrade Donation" link in the top banner. I haven't had a chance to mention this before, so i'll take the opportunity now to talk about it.
Basically, the server is getting close to being maxed out. (harddisk space and ram). As you know, hardware isn't cheap, so i've setup a donation center, where you can donate as much as you wish. The donation is managed by paypal, meaning you can use a paypal account or a creditcard. Once donated, your name will appear automatically on the website, and the total updated.
I've decided to put the donation center, after receiving feedback from a couple of visitors saying they'd like to give a little something, but weren't necessarily interested by a teeshirt.

Dark Contest Compilations are starting to sell, don't hesitate to promote it anyway you can.
You can put the following code in your myspace/website etc...
<a href="http://www.electrobel.be/dcc"><img
src="http://www.electrobel.be/media/36805.jpg" border="0" /></a>


::dcc_promo::
 
 
 
rat [be]
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congratulations and thanks for the opportunity!!!
 
 
 
dtr [be]
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2.000.000? up to the 2.000.000.000! :D
 
 
 
aphone [be]
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when i read dis post ( zark's one) i feel really honoreddd to be a part of this adventure, and yes ZARk thank you, and all artists and users...
Bout the donation you should make just a small thing: think to thoose who ave not got credit card or pay pal...
i dont have a credit card but im willin to help for the upgrade so... how can i do...??? no i wont give you my ferrari, but i can give some cheques repas or een dikke kusje  lol  ;)  
ANYWAY, EBEL IS WONDERFULL, LETS ROCK THIS BOAT MORE N MORE !!! 
 
 
 
Funky [be]
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wow.. Impressive... 2.000.000 downloads :) Is that for all the electrobel sites? (All hosted on the same server?) Good thinking about those donations! I'll contribute, one of the following days... Do I get a fiscal attest for tax deduction? :) Hope this story may continue for a long while... Thanks Zark & Thanks Electrobel!
 
 
 
Skip [be]
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indeed...if I would have to pay each month for Ebel I think I would.
This site brings so much richness.Richness that you couldnt/cant get with money.

So...ultra super big thanks and respect to ZARK.
(anyone knows if paypal is 100% reliable?)
 
 
 
ZARk [be]
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only for the belgian portal.
:)


sorry for the paypal only, it's the cheapest solution to put up :) otherwise you need to work with guys like ogone, and they take 30euro's a month :)
Or allopass that only give you 45% of the money ...
 
 
 
mrMute [be]
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only for the belgian portal.
:)


sorry for the paypal only, it's the cheapest solution to put up :) otherwise you need to work with guys like ogone, and they take 30euro's a month :)
Or allopass that only give you 45% of the money ...

 
and a regular bank transfer? 
 
 
 
RedVade [be]
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indeed impressive !
anyway.. I said it allready few times here
Ebel really changed my life ... I wouldn't be where I am right now without ebel !
so thx Zark and thx Electrobel !

peace! 
 
 
 
Akwalek [be]
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word, fucking word god dam
 
 
 
Distreality [be]
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Fantastic !!!!
Electrobel truly is the coolest website around for musicians and music lovers....
Here you are given the opportunity to spread your music and discover other music, for free, interactive,....
Very proud to be part of this !
And a  million thx to our Zarkman !!!! 

And yes Zark, what about regular bank transfer? 
 
 
 
reaman [be]
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I was in a very very deep crisis about my musicmaking...
I started making tunes in 95 with fasttracker, stopped from 97 till 99 and then I found FLStudio and made some 30 tracks in 4 years.
None of these songs (1 or 2 exceptions) figure on my ebel page because since I'm a member I made some 75 songs, got massively productive because of the interaction and the comments and the feel of community.

I owe Ebel so much fun that I will contribute... Check your account next week Zark!
 
 
 
Skip [be]
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sorry for the paypal only, it's the cheapest solution to put up :)


about paypal
they ask for a three digit code at back of card,but on a maestro card(mine)
there is no code.And I couldnt click maestro or visa for the payment method,so thats a big crapper...what to do,what to do?
Or do we have to register first on the paypalbuddy first?
 
 
 
Jemenfish [be]
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Originally posted by : mrMuteand a regular bank transfer? 


Bank transfers would pay notice to one user suddenly receiving hundreds of euro's in small amounts with explanations like 'donations'. Paypal is relatively non-traceable. They could do it but they wouldn't bother.

Electrobel is still one-man and thus a one-man bank account, you'd be amazed how many more rules there are for organisations' bank accounts.

Besides in the end if there would be any hassle ever, you could just say you sold your cat on ebay then took the paypal money on your account, problem solved.
 
 
 
Distreality [be]
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you can say that for bank transfer as well....
on ebay for example a looot of transactions are handled by classic bank transfer ( all of mine are ) , and that's no problem at all....

i'm not getting a paypall account, i dislike that kinda stuff, but i'd like to give some cash for the server, but in person or with bank transfer... 
 
 
 
Funky [be]
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I prefer banktransfer also... Do you have to get a paypal member to be able to donate? I'm not really into paypall ... Prefer not to use it...
 
 
 
mrMute [be]
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Originally posted by : mrMuteand a regular bank transfer?

 

Bank transfers would pay notice to one user suddenly receiving hundreds of euro's in small amounts with explanations like 'donations'. Paypal is relatively non-traceable. They could do it but they wouldn't bother.

Electrobel is still one-man and thus a one-man bank account, you'd be amazed how many more rules there are for organisations' bank accounts.

Besides in the end if there would be any hassle ever, you could just say you sold your cat on ebay then took the paypal money on your account, problem solved.

is this really such a big problem? can't you consider e-bel as a "feitelijke vereniging" which can reveive donations that are used to contribute to it? 
 
 
 
Distreality [be]
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pm zark about it, it's not problem...
 
 
 
dontwakemeup [be]
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i'm also waiting for more info about bank transfert... something new about that?
 
 
 
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and a regular bank transfer?

 

That works too.