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  1. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Hi everyone,

    You might not know or remember me, but I'm James, I set up this site back in the distant past. I got an email this morning telling me that our site hosting costs have come up for renewal ..the cost is $144 US dollars for two years hosting (that's pretty much exactly $200 Australian).

    I'm sorry to have to ask, but we've fundraised through here before for it and got a great response. The last four or five years, Jekk has paid the money herself. So to avoid that, this year I'm going to ask for donations. If anyone has a spare few bucks that they wouldn't miss, then that would be fantastic. Paying for the hosting like this removes the needs for advertising, which I never want to see on here. :)

    So if you are able to help, me and the other admin and mods would really appreciate it! The link is below, or you can log into paypay and send it to the email address: marathonstadium@yahoo.co.nz

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    Oh and if you can't donate, that's cool ... no pressure at all, keep enjoying the site.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hi James.

    Is that meant to be PayPal? I can see it is now and donation made. Keep us posted re balance please.
     
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    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

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    Hi James, thanks for the heads up. Just tipped in $10, let us know if we end up a little short and we'll figure it out :newcastle:
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Thanks to the donations so far! :) We’re at $21.78 at the moment. And yep, it’s done through PayPal, so all fully secure and everything.
     
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    Lefty Mick Jenkins

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    I’ve just donated $10USD.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Thank you to all! We’ve had some very generous donations and reached $126.90 US! So all but there! :D

    If anyone wants to get us there then go for it. The other thing we could go for is an upgrade of the forum software, that would cost $55 US for another year’s license (which we’d need to upgrade). There’s a 2.1 version out now and we’re on 1.4 here (I think, 1.-something anyway). So it would be good to upgrade and it would provide a bit better security against hackers etc too, who have probably worked out version 1 by now.

    But that’s more of a nice to have, the main thing is the hosting and we’ve pretty much done it! You lot are legends! :)
     
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    Still_Nutty Tea Ropati

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    Happy to contribute
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Will throw some money in tonight when I get home.
     
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    josh2010 Up The Knights!!!!! Staff Member Moderator

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    Ill happily throw some on tomorrow when i get payed
     
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    cowboyman Steve Simpson

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    I’ll throw some in and with that vote that I can never be banned no matter how bad my sh*t stirring might be:dude:
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Donated :)
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Not exactly how it works :lol:
     
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    The Artist Formerly Known as Aku'd Jason Edwards

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    Hi @jamesgould Good to see you back. What’s the balance that’s required?
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    We've hit the target for the hosting and I've renewed it for another two years! Thanks everyone! :)

    If we go for the new forum software, there's $40 US to go ... and I can install it over the weekend in time for the new season.
     
  15. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Hey James hope you stop by more regularly would be good to see those smokey eyes more often, just donated $10USD.
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I'm starting to feel disturbed with those eye comments! :lol:
     
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    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Not as disturbed as your friends and family reading them no doubt hahaha!
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    $32 US donated for the forum upgrade, $23 to go. :)
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    88Knight4life Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    @jamesgould just donated the $23

    Didnt notice it was $23 US.. lucky paypal sorted it out hahaha
     
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