If you want to keep the ATP Archive up and running - please read this information.
Some of you may know I am an archivist at the Across The Pond QAF Fiction Archive. It's been many years of hard work, but not a little pairing drama...lol (just teasing) - but through it all, there has always been one place that served as an archive for all pairing choices and all versions of the show "Queer As Folk".
Now we all have our own pairing favs, and in some cases, we may also have our pairing specific archives. But all of us know that there is value in diversity, and having a wider selection can yield many rewards.
And now, in the spirit of hope, I'm asking for your help to keep the archive alive. Please read the information below, and know that ANYTHING you can give is greatly appreciated.
Since our last donation drive in 2006, our failsafe backer(s) have quietly slipped out of the fandom, and the Archive has literally been surviving on air for almost a year thanks solely to the generosity of our host provider. But they can no longer let things stand as they are. This has come as news to me, and I'm sure to many of you. So your help is needed, and needed now - if possible. In that spirit - please share this request with your other QAF communities on LiveJournal, Yahoogroups, etc.
Remember - No action = no result. And in this case, that would mean the end of ATP.
Dear Fellow QAF Fans:
ATP needs your help! The last time we actively asked for donations was 2006. And now we need your assistance more than EVER.
We are currently seeking donations to defray the cost of our site hosting, domain name registration, as well as the maintenance of a large site, with even larger traffic.
ATP remains the largest archive for ALL "Queer as Folk" fiction, both UK and US, with all pairings represented.
Our fundraising goal is $500.00 this year.
This will pay for:
- Website Hosting
- Maintenance (both code and system)
- Any Bandwidth overages
All of the money goes directly to the archive.
We do this as a labor of love for everyone who enjoys both of the shows. If you can, please give. We are happy to take any donations.
If you are interested in donating, there is a link on the front of the ATP fiction page.
You may also go directly to the qaf-fic donation page on Paypal's site as well:
Thank you to everyone who has supported us in the past as well as the folks who may give money randomly throughout the year!
If you have any questions, please contact the Administrators of ATP via Xof at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will pass your questions on to the site admin.
The Entire ATP Staff
Please remember - You can make a difference, even if in the short term. Many thanks in advance.