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Just Curious...

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by shears20, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. shears20

    shears20 Donator

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    One for the mods really.. just wondering.. as I just noticed that once again the contribution bar has gone above and beyond the target "goal amount for the month" of £60. (Currently at £161)
    Just curious to know where does the excess go?
    I know the initial £60 will cover costs, licensing fees and maintenance etc but surely the ever generous members of this great forum are giving more than is needed?
    Maybe I'm wrong and the forum needs as much funding as possible?
    I am in no way "having a go" just interested :up:
     
  2. Jackroadkill

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    That sixty quid is a fraction of the costs that the forum incurs. Andy very often pays for the forum out of his own pocket, and has done ever since the beginning.
     
  3. mattyts

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    Could it be suggested that the target be raised to the actual cost of the forum? I bet some people think once it's full,the forum dosen't cost Andy any more.
     
  4. shears20

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    Ahh I see.. Cheers for clearing that up Jack.. that's a good idea really mattyts ^^ as you just said since the goal amount is at £60 it leads people to believe that this is the amount needed to sustain the forum.. if actual cost was placed as the goal amount peeps would contribute accordingly. :)
     
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    old and thick i am i thought all this internet mallarkie was free shows what a dumbarse i am give me a name to put on a postal order and ill donate (whats the normal amount given)
     
  6. Barcelona68

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    How are the forum servers so expensive?

    My other regular forum costs the Admin £25. a year.
     
  7. 1961nuffield

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    I think it goes on how much band width you have, and how many optional updates you pay for plus the physical hardware the forum runs from. I wouldn't want to pay for it! If you tally up the total over a bit of time the forum barely covers its costs.

    John
     
  8. jay5488

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    I've not really donated yet, I usually am on tapatalk and didn't realize, probably more like forgot it was there!!!
    Feeling guilty now but once I'm back at work and the funds are rolling I'll make up for it!!!!
    I given away a few bits with donations to the forum so I'm not all bad!!!! Lol
    I'm with Matty, raise the bar so it doesn't cost Andy!!!!!!
     
  9. mattyts

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    It would be good to know how much the forum actually costs,just curious.
     
  10. Grumpyoldman

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    A thought !! from some one who knows nowt about the tinterweb :rolleyes: Seeing as running costs are so high and there are a lot of very clever forum members who understand the 21st Century . How about a heads together to lower the running costs , Andy must have borne a large financial burden for many years and probably been left open to all sorts of hassle in this over PC world . I would like to see Us as a group being in a position to make charitable contributions to chosen causes on a regular basis . I have never made a financial contribution to the forum . As goal amount has all ways been reached I have contributed as best i can in other ways since i joined and have supported every charitable cause that has been brought to our attention as a group . Just Grumpys thoughts
     
  11. Ichabod Armacost

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    Well this is just my two pennarth, (no I gave more than that honest):D I consider a few quid a month towards this as very good value for money, I have been on a few forums in me time, and this must rank as being one of the best. I agree with matty, let everyone know what the real cost is, and I believe that folk will step up. Andy shouldn't be subsidising this forum out of his own pocket, even if he is minted!:)
     
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    I've only donated once but intend to each month that I use the forum. I consider £5 which is what I gave about right, a magazine is almost that much and full of adverts and the same old stuff each month.
    I don't mind if the forum receives more than the target goal. I Hope the Mods all go and have a good night on the pop with any surplus it doesn't matter what it's spent on if we enjoy the benefits of the forum existing.:)
     

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