[mythtv-users] Fwd: TheTVDB needs your help

Anthony Giggins seven at seven.dorksville.net
Mon Sep 3 00:12:21 UTC 2012

Hi All,

Given Mythtv's huge dependance on thetvdb I urge all who can to donate.



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From: TheTVDB <scott at thetvdb.com>

   TheTVDB.com users and developers,

For the past five years our site has been graciously hosted for free by the
employer of one of our administrators. This has allowed us to offer
completely free and unlimited access to all API developers.

Unfortunately he has recently switched companies and his new company will
be unable to host the site for free. Thankfully we've secured a new hosting
solution that delivers our content via a worldwide CDN for faster and more
reliable delivery.  As our content starts getting cached on the CDN, you
should see great speed improvements with the site. There will likely be a
few remaining issues we need to work out, so please be patient with us.

However, while this solution is relatively inexpensive, it is not free.  We
are asking our users and the projects that use our API to consider
donating.  Every little bit adds up and we appreciate the assistance no
matter the amount. Right now we have a handful of loyal donors that cover a
portion of the monthly cost, but we still have a long way to go.  Please
note that donating is completely optional and not required to continue free
use of our API.  We're not going anywhere, but even small donations will
help the long term viability of the site.

I am still working on a rewrite of the site and we do have plans to offer
premium services on the site in the future, while still allowing free
access to the site's current functionality. Anyone that has donated in the
past or donates from this point on will get those premium features free for
one year.  We will announce these premium services once they become

Any projects that are able to donate will be displayed on our new homepage
when it's up and running, including your logo, description, and a link to
your site. If you donate for a specific project, please send an email to
scott at thetvdb.com with this information.

Other ways you can help:

   - Contribute missing series and episode information on the site.
   - Consider donating to the projects that use our API.
   - If you're a business, consider advertising on our site.  Do so using
   the AdBrite link on our banner or emailing me directly at
scott at zsori.comif you want to discuss exclusive advertising rights.
Please note that we
   will not accept intersitals, pop-ups, pop-unders, inline text, or video
   - We need a pro-bono graphic designer (logo) and pro-bono lawyer (TOS,
   privacy policy).  Please email me at scott at zsori.com if you can help.
   - Support our advertisers!
   - Like us <http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheTVDB/236741176040> on
   Facebook (advertisers love this).

 Click here if you wish to donate now. <http://www.thetvdb.com/donate/>

Thank you,
Scott Zsori
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