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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:49 am

In case you hadn't noticed there's a sign or two about encouraging you to contribute a bit towards the Gnatterbox running costs.

I've checked with Emrys (who runs this show for those who don't know) and we are way behind in terms of contributions vs. what it costs.

So, if, like me, you love the the Gnatterbox and what it offers please give a little something.

Cheers,

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Postby demaine22 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 6:44 pm

Can't seem to convince my paypal to pay through my phone! But ill be making my donation no matter what. The internet would be a darker place without the Gnatterbox...and Gnine!
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Postby Thorness » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:35 pm

This may be a silly question but:
How do I contribute?
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Re: Contribution

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:53 pm

Thorness wrote:This may be a silly question but:
How do I contribute?


Not a silly question Don, I had to think about it. You can find the PayPal link to make a donation on the Gn15 info webpage

Hope this helps.
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Postby Thorness » Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:56 pm

Great help, thanks.
Donation sent.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:11 pm

Red face here! :oops: :oops: :oops:

I've just scrolled down to the bottom of the page from the front page of the Forum.................

I'll keep taking the tablets.......

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Postby Thorness » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:05 pm

Barry,
I had noticed the same just after my reply!!

Still at least people will now know how to do it!
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Re: Contribution

Postby Emrys » Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:36 pm

Thorness wrote:This may be a silly question but:
How do I contribute?


That's my fault for being too subtle, I suspect. I've changed the Image image (which should appear at the top of every page) so that it acts as a "Make a donation" button (in case anyone was clicking on that and wondering why nothing was happening).

I'd just like to say how much I appreciate the recent spike in emails from Paypal.
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:02 am

donation sent. let us know when you reached "break even" ..

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Postby chris stockdale » Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:20 am

henrix72se wrote:donation sent. let us know when you reached "break even" ..

/Henrik


All you need to do is watch the bar at the bottom of the main page.

It already shows some progress, but more needed please!

Cheers,

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:56 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:
henrix72se wrote:donation sent. let us know when you reached "break even" ..

/Henrik


All you need to do is watch the bar at the bottom of the main page.

It already shows some progress, but more needed please!

Cheers,


Perhaps it should be emphasised that both 2011 & 2012 failed to cover costs from donations :!: :?
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Postby henrix72se » Wed Aug 07, 2013 11:59 am

Gerry Bullock wrote:
Chris Stockdale wrote:
henrix72se wrote:donation sent. let us know when you reached "break even" ..

/Henrik


All you need to do is watch the bar at the bottom of the main page.

It already shows some progress, but more needed please!

Cheers,


Perhaps it should be emphasised that both 2011 & 2012 failed to cover costs from donations :!: :?


what is the actual cost / year ? My sites costs about 100 euro / year and that include 30gb disk space.

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Postby Emrys » Wed Aug 07, 2013 2:57 pm

henrix72se wrote:what is the actual cost / year ? My sites costs about 100 euro / year and that include 30gb disk space.

I host twenty two different websites with the company that hosts Gn15.info/MinimumGauge.info at a cost of £40/month.

In the 12 months to July 2012 all 22 sites used 1,251.55 Gigabytes of bandwidth (i.e. an average of 115.88GB per month). Gn15.info used 90% of this (an average of 104.3GB/month - individual months vary between 41.5GB in May 2013 and 163.3GB in September 2012).

When I set up the progress bar I set the target for Gn15.info at £400 (rather than £432) partly because I'm not looking to recoup all the running costs but mostly because the round number makes the maths a lot easier when I update the image (because it means that every £1 donated = 1 pixel).

In hindsight I could have just made the progress bar 432 pixels wide instead of 400, of course. :-)
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Postby henrix72se » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:28 pm

glad we got a way bit into this years cost!

I really want the gnatterbox to remain on the net for many years to come!

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Postby Nige » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:07 pm

Just think - if 10% of the membership of this forum contributed a fiver each, it'd be more than enough. Let's face it, £5 is a bit of a bargain given the inspiration and advice that's forthcoming from the members.

What helped me was understanding the costs involved - £432 is a lot to expect one person to find but, equally, shows that a donation of a few pounds will help, providing enough people do it. Otherwise the risk is always that people won't donate due to either not knowing how much is expected or worry that what they do send will appear derisory. I also don't think there's anything wrong in being proactive in asking for it either - my local residents association comes round for their three pounds every year and I always pay it even though, if I'm honest, I can't see the point of it (and this site most certainly doesn't fall into that category)!

Judging by the totaliser, there's about another £150 to go or about 3% of the membership paying a fiver each so come on folks!
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Postby henrix72se » Thu Aug 08, 2013 8:54 pm

just off curiosity, why 22 different sites instead of one big ?

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Postby fatmac » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:10 am

Nige wrote: Let's face it, £5 is a bit of a bargain given the inspiration and advice that's forthcoming from the members.

That was well put, fiver sent.
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Postby Heywood Fan » Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:19 am

*grin* I'm glad this thread came out just after I'd made a donation ;)
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Postby lococoal » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:06 am

henrix72se wrote:just off curiosity, why 22 different sites instead of one big ?

/Henrik


That is just the number of sites Emrys hosts on his account. One of the 22 would be this one the others could be anything, personal blog, websites for family/friends etc. this one just uses up most of the resources.

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Postby Emrys » Fri Aug 09, 2013 10:47 am

Nige wrote:Judging by the totaliser, there's about another £150 to go or about 3% of the membership paying a fiver each so come on folks!

As I type this the 2013 total stands at £295.50 (£250.50 of which has been donated in the last 10 days).
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Postby Kevin » Fri Aug 09, 2013 11:39 am

Donation sent. Glad to help.
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Postby celebdoc » Fri Aug 09, 2013 4:59 pm

Dosh duly despatched. Dontcha love Paypal?
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Sat Aug 10, 2013 10:55 pm

Paypal and my bank haven't seen eye to eye since 2008: I gave up on that and eBay both last month.
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Postby stoke_ferry » Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:51 am

Hi

Donation sent. Well worth it for the inspiration and advice that this site continues to produce.

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Postby dingbat2d » Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:58 pm

Glad I could help, the medal idea certainly raised the profile of donations on this highly inspirational board. Keep up the good work.


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