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TOPIC: Rattling the Tip Jar once again

Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 18:18 #1

It's been a long time since we did this but i'm asking for donations. Why?

Well you may know that our forum software is way out of date and it's being left behind in technology. Ease of use, mobile access and all sorts of new things have happened to forums since we built this website 10 years ago.

In my travels on the internets I stumbled on a forum software that i really like, very easy to use. It's called Xenforo. xenforo.com/

This is commercial software, not free to use stuff we've been using. It would appear to me that it's much better supported than our current solution. It has everything built in and it's so easy to use. I've been on the Tundras.com website for over a year and they use it. Uploading images is just a manner of cut and past into the forum post. No attachment, no 3rd party hosting. Just drop it in the forum.

I've reached out to a developer who can migrate our website, everyone one of you, all your post, images and even our front page articles. We've been discussing the process with him for about a month and I think we're ready to pull the trigger. He has given us several options on our migration and I think the price will be about $275-350 depending on how much we get him to do.

As you can see on the Xenforo website their licensing is listed. I'm thinking we'll be coming in at about $350.00 usd to fire up the software. This is a one year license. We do not HAVE to renew it but if we want support we do have to purchase a license again.

So all total to upgrade our website, worse case scenario, is $700. This is on top of the $75.00 I pay monthly for our virtual private server (that doesn't get shut down for days on end like it use to).

So I'm sliding the tip jar down the counter my friends. Anything you can contribute please do. All I can offer is maybe a special badge on the new website for your profile?

More about the Tip Jar can be found here..www.modelersalliance.org/forum/modelers-...92-about-the-tip-jar

Again you can use the handy Paypal portal on the front page. www.modelersalliance.org/ or simply send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. via Paypal. (sending to the email as a Gift avoids paypal fees :hmmm )

Just as a reminder, this site is totally private funded. There are no sponsors or advertisers helping to pay the bill.

Thank you all for your support over the years. I plan on getting this completed about March of this year.
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 18:47 #2

I'm in.
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 19:18 #3

Just sent a bit...love MA!
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 19:58 #4

Thanks Mike and Mike. :drinks
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 20:41 #5

Hey Bob, I will send some cash your way next month. Just catching up with some Christmas bills this month.

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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 21:16 #6

You'll see a payment from Golden Era Model Service, that's me.
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 12 Jan 2020 22:26 #7

My wife will be depositing some funds into the bank account I use for PayPal tomorrow. When I get home from work or on Tuesday morning I will send some your way. I enjoy this site when I can find the time to get on and want to support it.

Cheers,
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 13 Jan 2020 07:19 #8

Got it John, I knew who that was. Thanks Warren and James. :drinks
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 13 Jan 2020 08:48 #9

Incoming ! :mpup
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 13 Jan 2020 08:53 #10

Give me a couple of days as I am in a card transition.
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 15 Jan 2020 06:31 #11

Bumping this back to the top, come on guys, we need to get this done.
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Rattling the Tip Jar once again 15 Jan 2020 08:18 #12

I just dropped a few dead presidents into the jar!
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