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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:14 am 
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What about if you make the documentation forum only available to members who have donated?
Also other forums also have different "search" allowances based on membership. eg 1 search per minute for guests, 1 per 10 seconds for members.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 9:43 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:51 am 
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Hi, just read this, I haven't been on the site for ages.
Rennlist.com has sections for members only.( I have a Porsche 928s4)
When you pay you become an 'active' member , so no advertisements & allows access to stuff that I don't really know what, as I've always been a member. 928's are like haflingers, only survive because of the huge user database that helps keep them on the road. Only costs about $20 a year, usually pay for 3 years at a time $50?
I don't think it's in any way unrealistic to ask for payment by users to keep the site going, or you can sell some adverts, but maybe not enough users?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:04 pm 
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It's not unrealistic to charge for membership, but free is much better. Obviously it would be nice if people just donated something towards the running costs as some one has to pay for hosting at the end of the day.
The way I look at it is that the forum has helped me with keeping my Haflinger running, why shouldn't I pay something to keep the forum running as well?

I have seen lots of forums that have gone the "You must pay to view" route and all of them have lost membership numbers.

The cost of hosting when divided between several people is not that much and if everyone of the members put 10 Euros in, that would cover all the cost easily. 10 Euros is not even a night out at the Pub, or a takeaway meal.

This being the first year that members have been asked to pay anything, I think the ADMIN'S will run it and see what happens.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 7:35 pm 
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Chipped in again. Not much, but anything helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:03 am 
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I agree with John that subscriptions are not the way to go. It does put people off and I for one, am not a member of any forums where I HAVE to pay. The way to do it as we have done here - call for donations - I guess the question is how to do it - whether a donate button on the site or just asking members to contribute when funds are needed or maybe some other way or a combination of them all.

I have noticed that each time someone posts up about this, it seems to prompt a fewdonations so maybe a post up here every 3 months or so may be enough to prompt responses.

As Czechsix said - "anything helps".

Garry

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Following the transfer of money from the Paypal account Markus originally setup to run the forum from, that account has now been closed. Until I have setup new "DONATION" buttons pointing to the new paypal account, the current buttons will not work.
If you wish to make a donation in the meantime, please send send money to the following PayPal account:-

thehaflingerforum.com@gmail.com

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 9:44 pm 
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I have now made a replacement DONATIONS button which should now work correctly. I have tested myself, but that does not mean it works for everyone! So I need some donations to be made so I can check it works for everyone....

Apologises to anyone who was on the forum earlier this evening and made a post - please check to see if it is still there, it is possible it has been removed. I made a mistake and had to restore the forum to an earlier time.

Hopefully everything is now working correctly.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:45 pm 
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Just made a small test donation, looks like it went through.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:24 am 
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It did, thanks you!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 2:55 pm 
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Hi guys,

Although renewal of the hosting fees etc is a little way off (Christmas time), I thought I would be brazen and ask people to please make a donation using the DONATE button at the bottom of each page to put a little more into the Paypal account so when I have to make a payment, my contribution isn't for a large proportion of it!

Please donate, even if it is only what you would spend on a drink whilst out and about....

Many thanks,

John

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Hi John - I have flicked you a tenner.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:06 am 
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Ditto

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:16 am 
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garrycol wrote:
Hi John - I have flicked you a tenner.


Well actually $17.83 of good ole aussie plastic money 8-)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:53 am 
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It showed up on the account as £10 - so that's also a plastic note for us!

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My bit done.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:41 am 
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Many thanks for the donations - more are always welcome!

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