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Post by corsair Wed Mar 11, 2020 5:57 am

Barry and I would like to thank those who've contributed funds to the upkeep of the .info site very much indeed; no good reminding y'all that this is a user defined site with all of the information therein being donated by you, the interweb people one way or another!!

However, it does seem that traffic here in the forums has slowed right down and thus, it falls - for the most part - on those who've been in here a long time and who have contributed before to put their hands in their pockets and frankly, that's just not fair when the site still gets a fair amount of views per day.

I'm not quite sure what to do about that and any and all suggestions from the floor will be considered....

I will state here and now, too, that I am not going to remain as an admin for very much longer - I've been doing this now for 14 years and am getting a little jaded, and my input these days is not really much cop; I have a feeling that Barry is coming to the end of his tenure as general IT wonk and behind-the-scenes fixer-upperer so that's something else that needs to be taken into consideration.

Priority-wise, my feeling is that the forums really are of no great loss if they quietly disappear, but that the ongoing maintenance of the .info site is paramount and if at all possible should be continued...

I have a couple of options that I'm exploring currently that I'll keep on the down-low just for the time being; but look, fellas - I need ideas!!

Keep on a-rocking,

John

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Post by challpa Thu Mar 12, 2020 3:56 am

If I can help mate I will 
Im about as handy as a rag dick when it comes to IT stuff and due to the nature of my work my time here tends to be all then nothing but I would hate for this to disappear
I checked my registration date and Ive been visiting here since 2008  affraid
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Post by AK350MA Sat May 16, 2020 1:54 pm

Hate to be pesty,
But could you post the acct string for Pay Pal, I'd like to donate.
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Post by Barry Sat May 16, 2020 2:57 pm

That's very generous and considerate. Thank you! sunny

You can contribute via our PayPal account:
westoneinfosite at gmail dot com


You can also read the original fundraising thread from 4 years ago (now locked) HERE

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Post by BearCuda Thu Jun 04, 2020 7:37 pm

Just sent you guys some money.
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Post by Barry Thu Jun 04, 2020 10:45 pm

Very much appreciated! king

It will be added to whatever small balance remained in the account after having paid for this year's expenses in April and make next year's renewal easier.

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Post by grogg Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:00 pm

Just chipped in.
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Post by Barry Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:37 pm

Hey Greg, thank you! Dance 1

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Post by grogg Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:44 pm

Hey Barry, no probs. Can I be upgraded from Senior to Elderly member now?
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Post by Barry Tue Jul 14, 2020 11:51 pm

Our corsair wolud be the man in charge of promotions, perks and bonuses.  Roll on Floor Laff

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Post by NeilH Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:03 pm

This forum has helped me far more than I’ve helped it, so if I can help just let me know. I’ll donate as well, of course.

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Post by corsair Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:38 pm

Good on you  Neil!! Even though traffic in here is way down, there's still interest, according to the numbers of browsers!!

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Post by NeilH Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:58 pm

corsair wrote:Good on you  Neil!! Even though traffic in here is way down, there's still interest, according to the numbers of browsers!!

I didn't know how much is needed, so I threw in $50USD.

I'm useless at coding (barely passed the SQL segment of my web dev classes in college 20 years ago because I don't have the brain for it), and I don't know what help I could be on the admin side, but let I'd be willing to try. 

Neil


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Post by Barry Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:24 am

NeilH wrote:
I didn't know how much is needed, so I threw in $5USD.
Thanks for that Neil! Every little bit helps.
If we received a similar amount from all our regular members we'd be golden for a long while.

I'm useless at coding (barely passed the SQL segment of my web dev classes in college 20 years ago because I don't have the brain for it), and I don't know what help I could be on the admin side, but let I'd be willing to try.

Neil if you (or any other member for that matter) are at all interested in eventually taking over the technical maintenance of the website and the forums, drop me a PM and we can have a chat. Wink

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Post by knicelyr Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:03 am

Hey guys,
Have not been on here for a while.
Just noticed this and sent some $unshine your way Smile
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Post by Barry Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:54 am

Much appreciated Rick! Coffee Drinker

These continuous donations from supporters like you will make next year's renewal much easier.

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Post by Drizzit Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:05 pm

Times are difficult for many people right now, especially musicians. Websites like yours keep the passion for music going, keep up the good work. I am honored to be able to contribute

Cheers - Drizzit
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Post by Barry Tue Dec 29, 2020 12:13 pm

Much appreciated! Wink

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Post by hobster Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:44 pm

Damn, been quite a while since I’ve been here. Been a member of this forum for many a year, sad to hear the news. How do I donate? I would like to help out
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Post by Barry Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:16 am

hobster wrote:Damn, been quite a while since I’ve been here. Been a member of this forum for many a year, sad to hear the news. How do I donate?  I would like to help out
Hey man, good to see you!
Check post #4 above for info. Wink


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Post by theClootch Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:45 pm

Brand new to the site and ownership. How can I donate?
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Post by Barry Sun Jan 24, 2021 5:59 pm

Welcome Clootch and thank you very much for your support offer!

We have recently changed Administrators and there should be some news coming in the next week or two about a change in our hosting platform situation.

This may mean that our expenses will go down and that the main cost will be for the Domain Name only (WestoneGuitars.net). I'll leave it to DreamRaven to make the announcement at the appropriate time.

Thanks again!  Smile

edit Feb 1/21

First, sincere thanks to all who have contributed to the website support fund.

Second, as mentioned we have a new Administrator (DreamRaven) who is working on an alternative hosting situation for us.

We hope that will be resolved before the current contract is due for renewal on Feb 19.

In the meantime I have LOCKED this topic to suspend any further donations.

Again, many thanks for your support!

-Barry


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Post by DreamRaven Thu Feb 18, 2021 5:03 am

Just for a quick update:

Myself and Barry have worked through the transfer of the hosting of WestoneGuitars.Net website, and it is now live on my hosting service, and under my control, all very smoothly, to ensure that it will live on!

I am looking into options that will keep the site self-running, but it's all good for now. The 'hosting account' is now info at westoneguitars dot net if you feel like you wanna help!

Thank you again to the previous leaders Corsair and Barry.
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