I really like Zac's lists.
Find some dude to call shots.
Find some dude with enough time to figure out spigot.
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And in response to what someone else said, I believe Ray said he would be maintaining these forums indefinitely and the community that would go along with it (Us Sixtygiggers). I don't think we need to worry about that part.
In response to objective 1 can't y'all like figure that out? Us commonfolk don't know what you do in your fancy pants subforum, so I can't imagine how its like. I don't really have any input on this otherwise though.
In response to objective 2, I don't know much about what we would have to do for this.
1. Actually setting up the server, but there's a Spigot Wiki for that, so I can't imagine it possibly being that difficult.
2. Security shenanigans? (DDoS? Hacking? I'm a computer pleb?)
If we could get someone to point us where to look to actually learn this stuff, then I'd likely be willing to find out. I'm just not exactly sure what the scope of hosting a server like SixtyGig is. If its fairly simple that a lot of reading will handle I wouldn't mind investigating. I honestly have no idea how much you need to know in order to setup a server like this. Knowing what you need to know might be a pretty necessary step to help getting Objective 2 underway.
In response to objective 3, I've already volunteered to donate some $$$ ($10 a month is no biggie, really). I believe someone else did in the original thread as well. I'm just hoping that they can remain 100% anonymous and that no rewards are given. (It wouldn't be a donation if we handed out rewards, that would be called a purchase)
But actually, everything humans do intentionally is for a reward, but I don't wanna get all philoslothical like InvisibleCat. Drugs are bad, mkay.