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Hi there HI loves~
Want to know what the heck is going on here on the HI-Line?
Last week, our server had a power outage that had all sites they host down for almost 48 hours. I think we can all agree that technology is grand. When it works.
This week, there was some malware that was able to penetrate the site, causing it to go down again for the best part of a day.
We don’t want these sort of interruptions as long as the site is still up, so we made the big decision to change servers. Unfortunately, this means we need to hold off on posting new content until that has been completed.
Our site has a huge archive and is over 25GB. (Whatever that means. I just know it’s big–we do have over 1300 articles in our archives!)
Also: We need your help and support!
We recently learned…There are more than 7,500 readers who have visited HistoricIndianapolis.com 200+ times. If one of those readers paid even 25 cents per visit, that would be $50, for a start!

The HI team loves bringing you the wonderful world of all things Indy history, but it takes hundreds of hours and more moolah than you can imagine to keep this site cranking. We also do want to remain open to everyone–no pay wall or forcing of payment. We have elementary school students through CEO’s who visit our site and we want the info we share about our wonderful city to remain open to all.

So! If HI adds any inspiration, spark, zest or interesting info to your life, please consider making a contribution. We really don’t want to have to pull the plug on this operation, but without securing funding, that is a real possibility.

We are very excited that we will soon be creating a ‘membership’ structure for HI. Stay tuned, details will be coming out soon.

Many have requested our logo as a sticker and we would love to be able to offer that or other things in exchange for memberships. Any thoughts on that?

Right now, we’d be tickled pink if you’d click on the banner at the top to make a contribution. Any questions, please feel free to let us know. Keep on loving Indy; we look forward to continuing to quench your thirst for Indy history! Cheers!

P.S. July 19, 2013 – this Friday- HI turns 4 years old! Please stop by our facebook wall or leave a comment here with a comment, a photo or just an anniversary wish!*

5 responses to “HI Indy Lovers- Changes Afoot at HI”

  1. Donna Winsted says:

    My next Social Security check will be in the bank on August 3rd. I will definitely send a donation/order your logo (?) at that time!! I would absolutely HATE to see you pull the plug on this – you’re one of a kind!!!

    Hugs,
    Donna
    😀

  2. Norm Morford says:

    As much as I have enjoyed what I have read, remember that there of some of us who will no longer be involved if it means paying electronically.

    SO, be sure to keep an option for receiving checks. Muchas gracias!

    Norm Morford

  3. Tiffany Benedict Berkson says:

    There is also a P.O. Box listed at the bottom of the site, Norm! Thanks for the reminder. Checks can be made to HistoricIndianapolis.com. Cheers!

  4. Julie Bush says:

    I’d love to become a member of HI! As a member, I’d love to receive a sticker I can proudly put on my car, laptop, or bulletin board at work to share the HI love. Your blog is a blessing to our community, and it would be a huge loss to the city of Indianapolis, and anyone who truly appreciates architecture and history of our great city.

    Count me in!

  5. Karen says:

    Love any kind of history.

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