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It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:30 pm
by tebee
It the time of year again where we need pay for the bill to host the forum.

It's $215.46 and due in about a week - but don't panic, I'll pay for the moment.

As usual send paypal donations to donations@gn15.info

It's good to see we have a few new people interested in the forum - I prefer this format to Facebook, but I thought that was maybe just me getting old...

I'll hopefully have time soon to stating investigating what anti-bot registration techniques work these days and we can re-enable easy registration.

A happy and Gn15 fruitful new year to you all.

Tom

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:50 am
by chris stockdale
Hi Tom,

Happy New Year.

Money sent! :D

I too prefer the ease of accessing threads in this forum format to Facebook where it can be done but is much trickier. Alas the world is leaning FB way - and me with it for my Minimal group, see the link in my signature.

The advantage with FB is that it's both 'free' and the software is looked after by someone other than me.

But please don't let this enclave go unless we really have to. Lots of great memories even if currently not so busy.

Cheers,

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:15 pm
by Steve Holland
Contribution sent. A small price to pay for the wealth of information and inspiration to be found here.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:09 pm
by docnjoj
Sent something. Wish it could be more.
otherDoc

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:41 pm
by PeterH
I’m arranging a payment.

Facebook may be simple and convenient, but after the recent privacy and user data scandals I would never use it.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:04 pm
by trev
Hi Tom, how much do we usually contribute ?

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:13 pm
by Gnu Bee
I have just sent an email to the address you have given but it bounces back.
I think we need more details to make a paypal donation.

Facebook is great for a quick look at what people are doing but there is no way of looking back at what has been said over the years.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 1:35 pm
by chris stockdale
Geoff,

To use Paypal you use the ‘email’ given as the recipient for the payment once you’ve signed in there.


Trev

Donations are, of course, any amount you you feel comfortable with. I’m extremely fond of the Gnatterbox so I pop in £20. I’d not expect you do to the same, but it’s your call. I’m sure Tom would be happy with anything to help us keep going.

Cheers,

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 4:50 pm
by Gnu Bee
Thanks for the hint. I have now sent my contribution via paypal.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:02 pm
by tebee
Yes any contribution is welcome - however much you can afford.

Currency is unimportant too, It's no problem if you send in Pounds, $ or Euros.

Thanks to everyone who's contributed so far, we are about 40% of the way there already

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:01 pm
by Rgillies
A contribution from a long time lurker has been sent. FB exists but this has always been a much less frustrating platform

Ron Gillies
Alberta, Canada

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:01 pm
by DCRFAN 3
donation sent via Paypal.

Paul

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:49 am
by PeterH
Done. Thanks for all your work on the forum Tom.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:50 am
by backwaterscotland
Done.

Andy 8)

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 1:57 pm
by Jon Randall
Thanks Tom

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:26 am
by PeterH
How is this going Tom? Have we covered the costs for this year?

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:17 pm
by trev
Hi Tom,
Donation sent

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:43 pm
by tebee
OK I paid the bill last week, so we are here for another year.

So far donations have totaled $187 of the $215 we need to raise so we are nearly there.

Thanks to all that have contributed so far

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:03 pm
by Ulysse
Hello,
I tried several times to use the link "donations@gn15.info" without any result. How can I make a little donation ? Thanks.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:41 pm
by chris stockdale
Chris,


Even if you’re not a Paypal user you can go on their website and make the payment using the ‘donations...’ address as the person to pay.

Cheers,

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:34 am
by lesmond
Done :)

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:32 pm
by Ulÿsse
Do I need a Paypal account to donate ? I'm a little bit lost... :oops: Thanks.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:45 pm
by Thorness
Donation sent!

Thanks Tom.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:19 am
by PeterH
Ulÿsse wrote:Do I need a Paypal account to donate ? I'm a little bit lost... :oops: Thanks.


Stockers: I don’t have a PayPal account. I went to their website but there wasn’t an obvious way of making a donation.

Re: It's time to pay our hosting bill again

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 6:54 am
by chris stockdale
Peter, Chris,

Yes, I took a look at the Paypal site and couldn’t see how it could be used without an account.

I think we might be able to turn it on it’s head. If you were each to send a message to Tom (Tebee) saying how much you would like to contribute he can send you a Paypal invoice that you can pay without needing to set up an account.

Cheers,