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Svip

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« on: 05-02-2009 21:17 »

After some time in the "shadows", I - along with people from the Futurama Madhouse - have been working on a new community related project, namely, the FutraMedia Foundation ("FMF").

FMF will serve as a representation for fan sites and other fan entities, whom wishes to be represented by a common entity towards the public, the press, the legal affairs and the show runners, among others.

The FMF will also allow these organisations to deal with the fan community of Futurama in a much more simplistic and direct way, and a method for more unknown members of the fan community to get their words heard.

For entities who wishes to represented by the Foundation, we offer a full membership and for those who just wishes the Foundation to recognise their existence, we grant you a recognised entity status.  Being a full member does not take away your right to speak what you wish to from your own site or platform.

For those at the other end of the spectrum, we offer an observant membership as they technically cannot be represented by the Foundation, but can also be a recognised entity as well.

To our full members, we also offer hosting, if they want it.

If you wish to contact us, use contact@futramedia.org, we hope to hear from you.

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« Reply #1 on: 05-02-2009 21:29 »

Cool svip. cool
gudbjorg

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« Reply #2 on: 05-02-2009 21:35 »

This is cool, should we all register?
Svip

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« Reply #3 on: 05-02-2009 21:37 »

Well, it isn't a message board or similar per say, it is more of a way for fan sites to be members of a foundation.  While you can as an individual engage in conversation in our soon to open public forum, you won't necessarily be a full member, but the site you often contribute to could be a full member.
Gorky

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« Reply #4 on: 05-03-2009 00:45 »

This is pretty awesome, Svip. I actually read about it at TLZ (er...Futurama Madhouse) the other day; I was considering asking you to elaborate, but I figured you'd start a thread sooner or later.

I think it's a great idea. I extend a big ol' thanks to you Founding Fathers of FutraMedia (who doesn't love alliteration?). I think it's a great opportunity for a lot of lesser-known sites, and just a nice database of sorts for the rest of us fans.

My nose, she is brown. That doesn't make my sentiments any less sincere.
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« Reply #5 on: 05-06-2009 04:12 »

Very neat idea.  I'm pleased to see headroom made towards a more closer knit Futurama community presence on the web.  big grin
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« Reply #6 on: 06-14-2009 21:09 »

I'm doing this without consulting either Leandro or Svip.   Bandwidth and webhosting is cheaper than just a few years ago, but they're not free either.

Years ago (before I watched Futurama for the first time in 2005 - THANK YOU, ADULT SWIM! - and I introduce the lovely Reba 1X to the show) there were very many fansites dedicated to the show.  Today the surviving sites can be counted on one hand.

http://theinfosphere.org/Infosphere:Donation_campaign

Well, the time has come and funds are needed to help pay for The Infosphere & Futurama Madhouse/The Leela Zone's webhosting.

http://theinfosphere.org/Infosphere:Donation_campaign

From FM/TLZ:

And now for a bit of business news. Back in April of 2008 we asked for financial help to keep FM/TLZ alive and people responded, many with surprising generosity (thank you all) and even after we had accumulated plenty, offers were still coming in (thank you all too). So fast forward to a couple of months ago when we outgrew our hosting service and moved in with The Infosphere. All the remaining monies were transfered to The Infosphere to help pay for our mutual hosting. The Infosphere is currently conducting a fund raising campaign to pay for hosting, so if you would like to help and are able to donate, your contribution would help both The Infosphere and Futurama Madhouse.

http://theinfosphere.org/Infosphere:Donation_campaign

I have donated a small amount in Reba's and my names to help out.   The economic times have been tough on all of us but if people can turn down a Starbucks Latte for one day and donate the $5 or equivilant in Euros, Pesos or Rubles could go a long way to keeping these two fantastic sites alive.

Here's the url that is the portal for donating a few bucks.  They're 2/5's of the way to meeting their needs.  Once again, several people raiding the piggy-bank or giving up an overpriced cup of coffee can mean the difference between life or death of these sites.

http://theinfosphere.org/Infosphere:Donation_campaign

If either Leandro or Svip feel I've overstepped my duties as a fan and supporter, just send me an e-mail and I'll delete this post.
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