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The Ice Cream Machine is still broke.

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  4. [Optional] Recieve the Donor role in Ponybooru Discord Community. Grants access to a private channel for updates and behind the scenes things.
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  • Continued upkeep of the Z+ network, The Pony Archive.
  • Support for other sites and projects including Ponybooru, Brony Bash, The Furchive, and Project Vinyl.
  • Progress forward with new features, services and hardware.

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ThePonyArchive
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It's been 6 years!   More importantly, YouTube is removing all unlisted videos from 2017 and before and they will become inaccessible after July 23rd.  
What a non-gift for our 6 year anniversary!
It has been 6 awesome years though, and there are dozens of active users with TPA that make sure we can archive as much as we can find in our limited time.

I wanted to thank all of my supporters through the years for the fun times.  It means a lot not only to myself, but to so many people who stumble upon The Pony Archive and the other sites that are now hosted under Z+.  We've gotten a lot of chances already to raise awareness about archives and their importance.  A thanks goes out to all of the conventions out there, even the ones TPA hasn't had a presence at. 

Going forward is going to take a lot of patience and hard work now that TPA and Z+ have grown.  We've done it before and we'll keep on doing it. 

Some important updates with The Pony Archive:
  • The Pony Archive's "new" server (it's almost 3 years old now?) is actually filling up.  We've got another 5TB of space before it's completely filled.  This means that we're actually going to need a bigger server sooner rather than later.
  • This means that eventually I'll have to do a fundraiser to get enough money to afford HDD's to rack.  There'll be more info about this fundraiser in August.   With the price of hard drives this is going to hurt my personal wallet too most likely.
  • We'll need some other parts for the new server, but I already have quite a bit prepared for the next unit unless I find something that works really well in-budget.

Some important updates for Spikebot:
  • Spikebot has been updated once again to a newer version with a few new features and tricks.
  • Spikebot needs another refactor eventually but right now works just fine, a refactor would improve speeds further but... it's not exactly needed yet.

Some important updates for Z+:
  • Several code bases in-use in the Z+ network have been updated.
  • Several Z+ network sites have had their anniversaries recently, with Project Vinyl just behind TPA in age at 5 years.  
  • Z+ VPS hosting is in closed beta with 10 private clients!  Progress!
  • Z+ Now has a matrix server, available from the discord right now.
  • Lots of automation scripts have been made.
  • There are a few upcoming projects for Z+

New project? NEW PROJECT?!
Introducing Qroxy, a Quest Compatible media proxy for use with VRChat.
  • Media request caching.
  • Headset restriction bypass.
  • High reliability redirection.
  • Low bandwidth for host server.

Qroxy is expected to be publicly available by the 21st of July in an open beta.  Qroxy is fully open source.

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New server has been put in place for Z+  a few weeks ago.
The migration has been happening slowly but has progressed.  Much of two previously leased dedicated servers have been migrated.  Removing those old servers from the network soon.
This will help offset the cost of the newly colocated server.

All systems should be operational, if something isn't working let me know.
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I found a waifu and brought her home.  She's very pretty.
There's more pics in the Z+ and PB discord servers. <3
The hard drives arrived for the new server.
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Today is a big day for The Pony Archive / Z+


I have edited all reward tiers, and have added a few new tiers including a follower tier.
I wanted to thank you guys for the support over the years. I hope 2021 at least has some good moments and I plan to try to make many of those with you.

As some of you may know Z+  manages the network behind The Pony Archive, Ponybooru, Project Vinyl, (few other smaller sites) and also runs the online convention, Brony Bash. 
These projects have taken a lot of work, time and money to make them into what they are today.   There have been some changes structure wise, and some clarifications on things.   We'll start with what's changed,  some quick clarification(s), and a what's next.

What's changed?

The $5 tier and over now offer requests for physical printed badges.  Some of you may have seen these in previews for when I was beginning a run of them for The Pony Archive.  These are printed on hard plastic cards similar in size to a credit card or hotel room key.  A picture of a few badges will be posted in a week or so when I have more time to tweak them.

Once I've perfected a few badges to choose from, users can submit a request to get a badge from me from the pool of badges.  I'd love to do a "meme of the month" badge but I'm going to be honest when I say I don't think I'll be that active in printing out badges.

There are now very clear descriptions of the discord roles you can optionally receive and what they offer.

Tiers now also give Ponybooru badges, not to be confused with the physical badge rewards.  There's a few different tiers of them.  The length of subscription required to have badge permanence has not yet been determined.

Some clarification:

I thought it would be important to make the distinction that while Z+ may be the umbrella under which these all reside, the policies for each site and project are managed separately.  I get asked this question more often than I really anticipated , and it never really changes.

Another important clarification about another question I get asked often. "Can I support one site and not the other(s)?"  Well, depending on the site, absolutely.  But unfortunately that doesn't extend to monetary support as everything is mostly contained within the network and separation of income is extremely hard when it's just me managing everything.   Your support goes towards the network, and that ensures *everything* stays up.

Non-monetary support can come in many forms.  The Pony Archive always accepts donations of files for archival, even paid content that will not be shared publicly.  You can also help by giving us links to things that need archiving or asking to help out some of the coding projects that arise.

Ponybooru loves active users, making some jokes on the forums or contributing tags, uploading content or just generally hanging out.


What's next?

Well we're putting up a new server soon for the Z+ network.

We're still in need of about $950 worth of hard drives (8, 8TB disks) and $350 worth of DDR4 server memory (8x 16GB rdimms).  I've been slowly building up the server past few months and am close to getting the ram leaving just the hard drives as needed.

This will not raise overall monthly operational expenses by more than about $5 as we're recouping the cost of colocation by discontinuing the last rented servers in the Z+/ TPA network.   
With this new server in place, the Z+ network will be entirely self-owned.  It is also expected that Z+ will begin being able to offer VPS services officially about a month after deployment of the server and migration of running services to determine the amount of resources free.

I can't magically expect 2021 to be better, but we can try together.  Thank you for reading, thanks for the support.  Look to see you again sometime soon!

PS: If you are still on the Patreon you should migrate over to the Subscribe Star here.

PM me for rewards, I'll need your discord username / ponybooru username / username you'd like to be credited with on TPA if desired.
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What do YOU know about good fruit punch?!

Well, I know the rum usually disappears in the suite.  F for our 151

Hopefully cons will be a thing again soon eh?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzOihlrhaNo
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For Nightmare Night, we have found the proper place to store all of that data.
The Hole.  It's there.  Forever.

Happy Nightmare Night everypony!
Thank you for your continued support of archiving and the progression forward from here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNLDV6-ocgQ
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