20 Years of A-M-V.Org

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by seasons » Sat Jun 12, 2021 1:02 pm

Bahamut God wrote:
Wed Jun 09, 2021 4:08 am
I don't think I've hit 20 just yet...
Get alternababe to edit again!

You as well although I'll be honest, I have not watched any of your AMVs yet. But I love Gorillaz so that will change very soon.

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by ngsilver » Mon Jun 14, 2021 8:22 am

Perhaps if I was a little more savy I might have found the org around the same time you did Kio. But alas I didn't realize it was a thing till summer of 2003 when someone from the game club at college told me about it.

Still, it's been quite some time eh? I think my first ever video (not an AMV) is about 20 years old now.
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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by Castor Troy » Fri Jun 25, 2021 11:38 am

Came here looking for hosting in 2001 after getting booted off the site that was hosting my stuff. Didn't really get that till the donut opened in 2003, but man, how time flies.
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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by seasons » Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:53 pm

why did they call it The Donut?

It doesn't matter anymore but I want to know.

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by Zarxrax » Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:30 pm

seasons wrote:
Tue Jun 29, 2021 10:53 pm
why did they call it The Donut?

It doesn't matter anymore but I want to know.
Wow, so long ago I don't even remember anymore. It was just the name of the local download server, and I guess it was supposed to sound kind of funny. The original server was the 'dangling carrot'. It was a smaller, cheaper server that was sort of a trial to see if the crazy idea of donations could actually support the site and fund the full 'golden donut'.

It's unfortunate that much of this site was never archived. I did find this thread where Phade mentioned actually switching over from the carrot to the donut: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18371

I also found a post that Phade made on the yahoo group:
Hey All,

I know you haven’t heard much about it recently, but it’s time for the
Golden Donut to actually become a reality!!

In case you haven’t heard of (or just plain forgot) what the Golden Donut
is, here’s the skinny: it’s video hosting at www.AnimeMusicVideos.org. You
get to upload your videos. You get to download other member’s videos. The
server will have a storage capacity of around 1 terabyte connected by a
100Mb/s line to the internet (virtually unlimited storage and downloading).
You donate what you think this service is worth.

All the scripts for uploading, downloading, and tracking donations have been
written and tested. Exact server configurations and collocation centers are
currently being priced.

There is a dedicated forum at the org that explains more in detail what
everything is, as well as some good information in the old hosting survey.
There will also be an extra incentive for those who donate early to get the
project off the ground. You can also read up on the exact conditions for
hosting videos as well as the exact rules for pledges and donations at the
org forums. Please be sure to read all sections before asking questions
(most questions are already answered).

Pledges and donations for the Golden Donut will start Jan. 1, 2003. At a
minimum, enough donations must be collected to cover the cost of the
servers, colo center startup, any other startup costs, and 3 months of
hosting before the service can start. If things go well, the service should
be live in February. Between now and Jan. 1, I will be answering whatever
questions need to be cleared up before it starts.

Thanks again and have fun!! ^_^

Phade.
[Fixed the broken link in the message - Kireblue]

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by Zarxrax » Wed Jun 30, 2021 6:36 pm

Not sure what happened to the link I tried to post, here it is again: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18371

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by Paul Kievits » Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:54 am

Wow, almost there :P
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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by guilherme_1988 » Thu Aug 19, 2021 2:36 pm

20 years is a long time. I remember myself 20 years ago: Going to the college, just a little teenager at 13, internet was slow, but awesome at the same time. Foruns was a mania for sure. Good times.

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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by OmniStrata » Thu Jan 27, 2022 4:43 pm

Hello again
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Re: 20 Years of A-M-V.Org

Post by TritioAFB » Fri Jan 28, 2022 9:18 pm

Good to see a lot of legends here
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