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The forum..please read important message
« on: January 25, 2021, 06:51:47 pm »
As some members are aware the forum got moved to @dazza server and Alex was paying for the upkeep of it but unfortunately Alex is going to  stop paying so either we find another server(if any one knows one or has one) or need voolenteer payment of £10 a month of members (the amount is £60 to keep it going)so the forum stays live or unfortunately the forum will dissappear
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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2021, 06:58:01 pm »
Any suggestions are welcome.
The site is hosted on a low spec dedicated server (outdated now) we can probably find something cheaper as its only for the one site. But hosting is tricky without a recommendation as most cheap server are rubbish.
Also we could migrate the forum to a newer or different forum software.
We could slap banners everywhere  :rolleye:

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2021, 08:31:51 pm »
I think ad banners are not such a stupid idea, but i have no idea how much revenue they would create.

I doubt you'll get people to pay, the problem being that FB is basically the 'go to' platform now, superseding forums.

Sad times, but I hope it can be saved.

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2021, 08:44:20 pm »
Hope so Rich
But hopefully if all the active members put in a £1 a month will keep it going as the information on this forum is to good to be lost

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2021, 09:49:41 pm »
Where do we pay and how much?

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2021, 09:58:30 pm »
Hope so Rich
But hopefully if all the active members put in a £1 a month will keep it going as the information on this forum is to good to be lost

Or get site sponsors back in the game again. That worked quite well when I was taking care of things.

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2021, 10:04:41 pm »
Where do we pay and how much?
All details are yet to be confirmed but the more members on board this the cheaper a month it will be especially in these strange times

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2021, 10:06:41 pm »
Hope so Rich
But hopefully if all the active members put in a £1 a month will keep it going as the information on this forum is to good to be lost

Or get site sponsors back in the game again. That worked quite well when I was taking care of things.
That's the idea Rich hopefully some one or company will step forward to do it

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2021, 10:40:05 pm »
A sponsor would be nice, the backlinks from this site would be very helpful to any car part site.
Maybe we can incorporate the donation pot into the site so everyone knows what we need.


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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2021, 10:50:37 pm »
A sponsor would be nice, the backlinks from this site would be very helpful to any car part site.
Maybe we can incorporate the donation pot into the site so everyone knows what we need.


Yep good idea bout the pot

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2021, 06:30:18 am »
I’m happy to support this forum. I’m in a few Facebook groups for other stuff, but they’re not the same or as good as a forum imho.

Why not go grab a PayPal link and paste it here to get the ball rolling.
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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 08:45:51 am »
I’m happy to support this forum. I’m in a few Facebook groups for other stuff, but they’re not the same or as good as a forum imho.

Why not go grab a PayPal link and paste it here to get the ball rolling.
Thank you for the support Stu..
We as admin team wanted to see what you members thought of a donation each month and it is brilliant to see members want to support this forum..
There will be a PayPal link shortly when @dazza sets it up

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2021, 10:02:44 pm »
If you guys can login and have a look around.

http://gti.daz.co/forum/

Who has access to the www.mk5golfgti.co.uk domain name? We have a few weeks until this hosting expires but we need to switch the nameservers at some point.

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2021, 10:18:22 pm »
If you guys can login and have a look around.

http://gti.daz.co/forum/

Who has access to the www.mk5golfgti.co.uk domain name? We have a few weeks until this hosting expires but we need to switch the nameservers at some point.

I presume Alex does.

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Re: The forum..please read important message
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2021, 10:25:10 pm »

I presume Alex does.

I hope so.

Im going to try and update to the latest version but i suspect it will break everything.

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