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New forum server.

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Buzz, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. Buzz

    Buzz Banned

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    For the benefit of the new members that don't know me and see "administrator" under my name, let me tell you that Andy (the real Administrator) bestowed the title on me as a backup for when he wasn't around and I, together with the team of Super Moderators, try to keep the forum fairly on an even keel. Having said all that, those that do know me will tell you I'm a miserable old git that can't keep out of things that don't concern him!!
    I'm telling you this because I don't want the following to look like I'm planning any personal gain, nor should it be seen as Andy trying to make a million out of the forum either.
    The new server has been neccessary because the features the old forum had got bigger than the server and in order to maintain the quality and good content, a better (and therefore more expensive) server was needed.
    We that have been here a while feel that, although the forum is run by Andy, the forum is actually "Ours" and as such don't feel it's right to expect Andy to foot the bill, especially now the bill has just increased by a significant amount.
    Andy may well be working on a fairer way of speading the costs ultimately, but costs have been incurred already and my view is that it would be nice if those that can were to donate a little to cover the set-up costs and the running cost for a short while.
    If you have PayPal there is a "Donate" button located in the "Extras" menu, those who don't use it will have to ask Andy how he prefers to receive any donation. Any of you that wish to donate larger sums, in the form of cheques, should PM me for MY details !! (Just kidding).
    I would prefer this to be relatively small amounts from a lot of people, but feel free to send what you feel is appropriate.

    I think I ought to start the ball rolling by thanking Andy for all his hard work in swapping the forum to the new server, I know it's been a very harrowing experience he could have well done without.
     
  2. steve410

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    I totally agree with all that Buzz says,Well done Andy and to anyone else who has helped in the change over :up::):up:
     
  3. andyhawkx3

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    Three cheers for Andy:D:up::up::up:
     
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    MOO Keyboard Hero

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    Thank you Andy, big lots :moo:
     
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    I didn't do anything, i got the new hosting support team to do all the work. :D:up:
     
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    Yea right mate!;), if it wasnt for you there would be no forum!!!.
    Youve got my thanks mate
    well done:up::up:
    Ian.
     
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    well done andy mate . i agree 100% and see no problem in donateing to the forum !!! . its ony fair in my oppinion :D:up:
     
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    just three? tight git:D

    well done Andy (the real not fake like buzz said) Admin:D:up:
     
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    £2 and you call me a tight git :p:D
     
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    well done andy
     

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