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Ryan_Miller
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 11:16 am    Post subject: Website Probems Reply with quote

To all,

We are reviving hundreds of spam applications a day again, I have checked and the captcha is still working so the spammers have found a way around it.

Our website program is 15 years old and needs to be upgraded to be a viable tool to keep up with the technology those that intend to interfere are using.

That is going to cost $2,000-5,000. Combine that with the dramatically increasing fees just to keep the website on the internet - at close to $600 a year now, I am considering closing the website down.

Other forums like the CJ3B have fallen to similar assaults over the last few years. All forums I have been on - Model A, mustangs, etc. are seeing dramatic decrease in traffic due to Facebook and twitter groups now being a big thing.

I am opening this up to anyone that wants to run the forum and take over, but Wes and I just don't have the time and money to keep it going.

Thanks to technology ever changing and spammers I really hate to do this.

Ryan
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very sad to have it come to this. I understand the frustrations as I ran a couple of very small websites years ago. I do not like F/B but that is where tons of people seem to be headed.

I wish the best for you and this awesome site. There just isn't much I can/could do to help.

Mark
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man. Sad times.

I come here first with my first cup of coffee every morning.

I understand where you guys are coming from.
The loss of information and information sharing will be devastating.

If we were to throw money at it as in fees, would that help at all?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guys, I appreciate the offers, but we need to probably spend several thousand to get the website updated to not get all the spam membership applications.

The website program we are using is from 2005 and I have not had much luck finding anyone to work on it - they all want to update the system and that is probably going to run as much as $3,000 last time I checked a couple years ago.

The old days were there were lots of people out there dabbling in website forums seems to be fading away with Facebook, Twitter, etc. taking over.

Just having a website went from $100 per year 15 years ago to now $600 per year.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2021 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Id give you guys 60 bucks a year right now just for a talking point.

Could me more. Just starting the conversation.

Anyone else in?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 3:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. In. Mentioned the same on the Announcement page.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like many others have suggested that we all pay in a membership like fee to keep this going, even if it is in a maintenance mode to preserve what is here now.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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reddog
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2021 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about a go fund me page?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dont give to go fund me and let them take a percentage. If I decide to donate to a cause I do so directly to make sure that the whole amount goes to the purpose for which I donated it and not to some third party to provide them a profit.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks RG I was not aware of the fees.
Do you know how we can donate to get this done?
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Ryan_Miller
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am still in contact with John Bizal at Midwest Military about partnering to help get things done/maybe some funding.

Let's see if he is interested in helping take some on and then we can figure out about donations, etc.

I have been using the book money, but over the years the sales have declined and the funds are drying up.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in for a membership fee too, you guys have saved my bacon more than once! I'm also in for the book too!!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm in!
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