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Due to poor returns in ad revenue, we are having to look at alternative ways to fund server costs.

Would members be prepared to contribute to server costs each month? We are not talking mega money here, we would need 50 to 100 members to donate 50p upwards each month, excess raised would be carried over for the next month, every penny going on server costs.

Would you be willing?
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I'm up for that.
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Count me in.
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I don't have means of paying online
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Seems reasonable
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The actual cost is not the issue. How would we pay? Will the banks be happy to process a standing order of 50p - doubt it. Think there is a minimum you need to transact.
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happyhatter wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:42 am The actual cost is not the issue. How would we pay? Will the banks be happy to process a standing order of 50p - doubt it. Think there is a minimum you need to transact.
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I wonder if a recurring annual payment in advance could overcome this?
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happyhatter wrote: Fri Feb 19, 2021 7:42 am The actual cost is not the issue. How would we pay? Will the banks be happy to process a standing order of 50p - doubt it. Think there is a minimum you need to transact.
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I was thinking of a Go Fund Me page and doing a one off thing to raise the amount needed to cover server costs for the year, 50p was a suggestion, I was trying to put it across that we are not looking for 10, 15, 20 quid donations, 1 or 2 quid a month is fine, the more contribute, the less each needs to pay.

Many forums have died, Superiorpics has recently gone and I can't think of another capping forum left, sure we could use a free forum host but they ALL have the same copyright rules and if they are made aware you are posting screencaps on your forum, they will close it down, so it would be a waste of time.

I am willing to take on some of the cost but at present, I can't afford it all myself.
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within reason yes
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For all these wonderful women! yes.
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Fine by me
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Sounds like a good plan 👍👍
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Yes for me - happy to contribute
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All pledges appreciated but I have to say that out of 7800 members, only 30 have voted for it.

I need more than that or this place will close.
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gaztaylor wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 6:11 pm All pledges appreciated but I have to say that out of 7800 members, only 30 have voted for it.

I need more than that or this place will close.
No one likes ads, certainly not me - but if it helps, is it worth showing ads for registered users as-well.. or if possible showing ads to all members below x posts?
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There's no way ad revenue can cover the server costs. What the host of TSC is receiving is minute compared to the actual cost.
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From your post above it seems you need about £50 a month, which even 30-odd users might be willing to provide.
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WCC wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:48 pm From your post above it seems you need about £50 a month, which even 30-odd users might be willing to provide.
The more people contribute, the more that can be saved for future hosting payments.
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Why not just setup the goFund me page - let’s see what is raised. We might well be surprised.
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WCC wrote: Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:48 pm From your post above it seems you need about £50 a month, which even 30-odd users might be willing to provide.
Over time, people will drop out and stop paying, with only 30 odd contributing, we will quickly find ourselves short every month.

I'm disappointed, I thought more would be interested in keeping this place going but it looks like I will have to close it.
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