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Forum running costs

Postby tebee » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:14 am

The ol' cash flow is flowing the wrong way again. Any donations to help with the running costs of the forum would be greatly appreciated.

Please send by paypal in any currency to donations@gn15.info

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Thorness » Thu Jun 30, 2016 7:45 pm

Donation sent.

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby NotHarryPotter » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:29 pm

Donation sent
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby chris stockdale » Fri Jul 08, 2016 9:53 am

It is possible to send two moths and a bent ha'penny via PayPal, so I have... :wink:

Hopefully this will encourage others to dig deep too.

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Re: Forum running costs

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Done.
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby RoGNer » Sat Jul 09, 2016 10:57 am

Its money well spent - donation just sent!

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby tebee » Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:45 pm

Just to say thanks to everyone who has donated - I've received enough to pay for about 9 months hosting so far. I'll leave the appeal running a little longer and see if we can manage a year or 18 months then I won't have to worry about it for a while.

Unfortunately the forum is currently have to bare the full cost of my hosting. My online shop which used to share it got broken by an upgrade is isn't going to be fixed anytime soon - I will probably restart from scratch. My last 3 sites I used to host for old customers have gone recently too. One retired and closed his business down as he could not find a buyer, one found someone else to maintain his website who moved that site to his own hosting and one dropped dead suddenly!

Added to which I pay for the site in US $ and earn most of my money in UK £ so the cost has just gone up 14%.

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:23 pm

Tom, roughly what does a month of operation cost?
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby tebee » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:31 pm

$19.50
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Nevadablue » Sat Jul 23, 2016 10:41 pm

$ for another month sent Tom. 8)
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Grum » Tue Aug 02, 2016 10:49 am

Donation sent, well worth it.
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby docnjoj » Tue Aug 02, 2016 7:56 pm

Donation sent.
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Gnu Bee » Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:12 pm

I have just sent a donation. I thought it might help as I can't get on your server.
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Re: Forum running costs

Postby lesmond » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:37 pm

Just seen this one - few quid on the way in the morning.

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby Thorness » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:16 pm

Tom,
Have the running costs been covered?

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby tebee » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:07 am

We are covered for about a year in advance now with todays donation.

Thanks again to all that have contributed.

Bad personal news too I'm afraid - I'm now officially unemployed as I've had to shut down the retail of my model business, although my models will still be available through Shapeways and I have some existing stock I will be selling off soon.

Not sure if I should leave this running to remind people or shut it down now and launch a new appeal when the money starts to run out - what do you folks think ?

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby chris stockdale » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:30 pm

Hi Tom,

I'd suggest removing this thread for now and dropping in a new one when funds are running down. That way you keep it fresh and it hopefully gets us revved up to put hand in pocket to ensure we keep the show on the road.

Cheers,

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby tebee » Tue Dec 06, 2016 1:31 pm

OK will leave it up for a week or so, then people will understand what has happened, then will pull it down.

Once again thanks to everyone who's contributed financially and thanks to all who keep posting on this forum - who knows - next year I might have some time for modeling so I can post something myself.

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Re: Forum running costs

Postby NotHarryPotter » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:24 pm

Thanks for keeping the forum going Tom,
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