Maritime Organization of Land Rover Enthusiast

M.O.R.E. Forum Topics => General => Topic started by: Todd Jackson on September 24, 2019, 12:25:09 PM

Title: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 24, 2019, 12:25:09 PM
Hello everyone,
3 years have passed since the last time both the forum hosting & domain have been renewed. The renewal is a short 3 weeks away, therefore this post from me seeking support with the costs of maintaining this site and forum.

The figure that I'm presented with today is nearly $300 USD, with searching the internet I think that can lower that to the 200ish range by moving to another host. But still the question that needs answering is where does those monies come from?

At one time there was a yearly membership fee which hasn't been collected for several years. I'm not asking or suggesting anyone to "pay-up" for the past few years but rather if we can get enough people together to share the load of the renewals?

Is there enough interest within the LR community in the Maritimes to support a one time contribution to save and maintain this site and forum?  It would be a shame to lose this gem of a site and forum.

PLEASE do not think or suggest that I'm demanding anything from anyone but rather I'm asking you if you want to keep this site and forum? Are your interested and willing to help to cover the running costs? I can and will do my best to find the best possible price for us.

This post is open to discussion and debate, please spread the word and lets do our best to keep M.O.R.E running.

Many thanks,
Todd.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Roving Teacher on September 24, 2019, 01:19:30 PM
I registered in 2008 and have never paid a penny.  Although I don't post often, the expertise and great conversation is a wonderful resource.  Like minded people with a good sense of community is what Rovering is all about in my mind.  I would be happy to help cost share this expense and thank all members for keeping this great forum active.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Agsflund on September 24, 2019, 05:17:49 PM
Todd, I would certainly have no issue with supporting the group hosting etc. I must admit I have been away from the group for several years due to work commitments but am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I seem to remember there used to be $25 subscription which seems awfully cheap for the knowledge base out there!

Andrew
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: davep on September 24, 2019, 06:31:02 PM
 Hi Todd , I'm with Ben and Andrew . You have my support .
 DAVE
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: BenP on September 24, 2019, 07:36:27 PM
Count me in too. 
BenP
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: jamie on September 24, 2019, 10:11:28 PM
Count me in
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 24, 2019, 11:02:55 PM
HI guys,
my sincere thanks to you all for your support. In the coming days I hope that we have more members joining us to keeping the forum going. Tomorrow I'll be exploring a few other avenues to see how we can keep the costs down all the while maintaining the same quality service.

Thank you  :twothumbs

Todd.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Adam and Kristina on September 25, 2019, 10:36:28 PM
I'm in if required.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Julie & Peter Rosvall on September 26, 2019, 10:47:27 AM
Todd and all,

My understanding is that there is still a bank balance in the MORE account from past membership dues and event registrations.  Rhonda has the bank account in Yarmouth, and I believe Gerald is also a signing authority.  I don't look at the forum often, if at all, but I know it is still in use, and is a good asset.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 26, 2019, 10:53:13 AM
In the recent days I've received a few tips on our clubs hosting and domain renewals. I've been able to secure a great deal of $145.20 CND for a further 3 years with that hosting moving from Hostgator (USA) into Nova Scotia.   

Fingers crossed that we can get a few more people interested and willing to support our club's site & forum. The more people who do get involved, the lower the cost per individual.

Today I also created a PayPal account: maritimerovers@gmail.com
All contributions can be made to that account, but lets wait and see till the end of the month before doing so.  :fing02

Any and all suggestions/tips are greatly welcomed, please get involved.

Thank you all,
Todd. 
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Julie & Peter Rosvall on September 26, 2019, 11:01:26 AM
Todd and all,

An addition to my last post, in addition to to the bank account, I believe there is also already a Paypal account for MORE too, which Rhonda and Gerald also have access to, I believe.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 26, 2019, 11:02:06 AM
Todd and all,

My understanding is that there is still a bank balance in the MORE account from past membership dues and event registrations.  Rhonda has the bank account in Yarmouth, and I believe Gerald is also a signing authority.  I don't look at the forum often, if at all, but I know it is still in use, and is a good asset.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS

Hi Julie,
I'm just as guilty of poor attendance to.  :doh2
But it's nice to be reminded of a great gem we have here and I would like to see it continue.

I didn't know that there might be a balance avail to us, if there is that is great news. All contributions that we can secure plus any possible balance will be helpful in maintaining M.O.R.E

Thank you for letting us know.

Todd.   
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 26, 2019, 11:04:39 AM
Todd and all,

An addition to my last post, in addition to to the bank account, I believe there is also already a Paypal account for MORE too, which Rhonda and Gerald also have access to, I believe.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS

Thanks for ringing my bell, I do remember that now. Maybe we can arrange access for me as well ??
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Lucky on September 26, 2019, 11:07:01 AM
Count me in also!

Let us know when we can make the payment.  :-)
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Julie & Peter Rosvall on September 26, 2019, 11:11:59 AM
Todd and all,

I've tried contacting Rhonda via another social media account I have for her, hopefully she will respond, I suspect your emails have gone into her junk folder, or she's using a new email address.  I'll try again from my end, and cc Gerald (although he's got limited Internet where is he is right now and for a couple of weeks).  I do not have any access to any of the accounts, but I know they can get things straightened out.

Julie Rosvall
Wolfville, NS
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: dspencer on September 26, 2019, 11:56:47 PM
Where does the MORE store link go now?

maritimerovers.org/M.O.R.E.Store.htm

This was the  way payments were transfered to  the account in the past. The link was down during our admin transition a few years ago. There seems to be a Pay Pay account active again. Can we contribute this way again? -David
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on September 27, 2019, 11:00:36 AM
Where does the MORE store link go now?

maritimerovers.org/M.O.R.E.Store.htm

This was the  way payments were transfered to  the account in the past. The link was down during our admin transition a few years ago. There seems to be a Pay Pay account active again. Can we contribute this way again? -David

David,
eventually yes that would be the plan. So with that said please ignore the PayPal account that I posted earlier. Once we get a few things sorted out on this end I hope to relay that info to you all so that we all know exactly where we sit and what we shall do.

At the month's end I wish to get the transfer going and renewals finalized so that there is a smooth transition from our present provider to the new one. 

Once again I want to express my sincere thanks to everyone who's read and gotten involved with securing our clubs site & forum.  :thanx

Todd.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: oliver on September 28, 2019, 12:26:04 PM
Happy to contribute to keep the forum going. A lot of knowledge and expertise here!
When looking for Rover info or procedure I've often searched the forum archives here first before the normal google search. Usually the forum search will give a much more direct and satisfactory answer!

Oliver
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Cchase on September 29, 2019, 09:04:44 PM
I am happy to contribute  also.
Colin
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: windowguy on September 29, 2019, 10:26:34 PM
Hopefully not too late to the party!! Been out of the loop for a couple of years but happy to contribute if needed.

Paul
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: gregb on October 01, 2019, 03:52:59 PM
Count me in.

Greg
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: ex_mod_110 on October 05, 2019, 01:54:16 AM
Iíll help out as needed as well.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Todd Jackson on October 09, 2019, 07:43:28 AM
Hello everyone,

UPDATE:

There was enough funds in the club's PayPal account to cover the renewal costs for the next 3 years of hosting in Nova Scotia. The domain will need to be renewed yearly, we did it this way so that M.O.R.E received a greater discount.
At this point we have started the transfer process, which can take anywhere's from 24 hours to several days, so there "might" be the possibility of an outage here on the homepage and forum. If there is an outage, it will not be for a long period of time, hours if that.

More info coming in the following days.....

Todd.
Title: Re: Forum Financing
Post by: Griffin on December 03, 2019, 07:33:31 PM
Hi Todd, this club has been a huge to me and Iíve come across some great people, so you can also count on me for support.