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#1 Jack

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:03 PM

Ok, we have decided on our plan...thanks to all for the ideas and encouragement. I know some of you had asked about how much it would cost to take the site over and we never gave you information. I apologize for not getting back to you. We did not want this to become a bidding war or even a money-making venture. That was never the purpose. That said, here's the plan:

The Good News:
We will not be selling the domain name.
We will not be closing the site.
We will not be charging any membership fee, this will remain a free site.
We will be making some upgrades to the site and will get things back up to date.
We will probably be installing a newer version of the message board.

The Bad News:
We will be moving the site to a different server, so there may be a few days of downtime down the road. We will make an announcement before that happens so it won't be a surprise.

We will try adding some ads in an attempt to cover the cost of hosting the site. These will probably be just Google text ads, hopefully unobtrusive. If those do not generate enough to cover costs, we may try small banner ads or something. We'll play it by ear.

We will be calling on all of you for more help! Photos, information, content ... we'll try to make this more of a community driven site. Have ideas or critiques? Let me know!

We will add a small voluntary donation button somewhere in case people would like to help with costs. Again, this is voluntary ONLY! We aren't looking to turn a profit.

That's about it. We'll basically see if we can make the site break even. If not, then we'll try plan B. I don't have a plan B yet, but hopefully we won't need it!

Thanks again everyone! biggrin.gif

-Jack & Lisa

#2 cottagecosmetics

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:37 PM

Excellent!

Make sure you make the donation button LARGE and prominently displayed!

I'll be one of the first to contribute!

And...thanks for the email - I haven't checked in for awhile and didn't even know this was going on... laugh.gif

#3 katita

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:55 PM

biggrin.gif Thanks Jack for the info and HAPPY NEWS!! laugh.gif

I'M SO GLAD WE GET TO KEEP OUR "HOME".

YIPPY!!!

#4 Gigi

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 09:56 PM

Yippy Skippy! biggrin.gif

I wish right now everyone who is reading this ...we are all in my backyard celebrating, partying, laughing, having fun, eating and adding more to the Spooky Forest story line! Of course solids are welcome and have a special place on the picnic table! laugh.gif

Jack what you and Lisa have chosen and posted is more good news than bad news. In fact the bad news to me is not really bad news at all. I accept everything you posted and are planning to do.

Gigi

#5 katita

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 10:05 PM

Okay Gigi, I'll bring pie and party hats biggrin.gif I'll be wearing my Party Shoes!!

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 02:52 AM

QUOTE(Jack @ Jul 30 2009, 09:03 PM)
Ok, we have decided on our plan...thanks to all for the ideas and encouragement. I know some of you had asked about how much it would cost to take the site over and we never gave you information. I apologize for not getting back to you. We did not want this to become a bidding war or even a money-making venture. That was never the purpose. That said, here's the plan:

The Good News:
We will not be selling the domain name.
We will not be closing the site.
We will not be charging any membership fee, this will remain a free site.
We will be making some upgrades to the site and will get things back up to date.
We will probably be installing a newer version of the message board.

The Bad News:
We will be moving the site to a different server, so there may be a few days of downtime down the road. We will make an announcement before that happens so it won't be a surprise.

We will try adding some ads in an attempt to cover the cost of hosting the site. These will probably be just Google text ads, hopefully unobtrusive. If those do not generate enough to cover costs, we may try small banner ads or something. We'll play it by ear.

We will be calling on all of you for more help! Photos, information, content ... we'll try to make this more of a community driven site. Have ideas or critiques? Let me know!

We will add a small voluntary donation button somewhere in case people would like to help with costs. Again, this is voluntary ONLY! We aren't looking to turn a profit.

That's about it. We'll basically see if we can make the site break even. If not, then we'll try plan B. I don't have a plan B yet, but hopefully we won't need it!

Thanks again everyone!  :D

-Jack & Lisa

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#7 Petals

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:33 AM

smile.gif Great news!

Thank you Lisa and Jack for all your efforts.......Great News!

Am lost for words as to what to write.



#8 cxconway

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:36 AM

QUOTE(Jack @ Jul 30 2009, 09:03 PM)
Ok, we have decided on our plan...thanks to all for the ideas and encouragement. I know some of you had asked about how much it would cost to take the site over and we never gave you information. I apologize for not getting back to you. We did not want this to become a bidding war or even a money-making venture. That was never the purpose. That said, here's the plan:

The Good News:
We will not be selling the domain name.
We will not be closing the site.
We will not be charging any membership fee, this will remain a free site.
We will be making some upgrades to the site and will get things back up to date.
We will probably be installing a newer version of the message board.

The Bad News:
We will be moving the site to a different server, so there may be a few days of downtime down the road. We will make an announcement before that happens so it won't be a surprise.

We will try adding some ads in an attempt to cover the cost of hosting the site. These will probably be just Google text ads, hopefully unobtrusive. If those do not generate enough to cover costs, we may try small banner ads or something. We'll play it by ear.

We will be calling on all of you for more help! Photos, information, content ... we'll try to make this more of a community driven site. Have ideas or critiques? Let me know!

We will add a small voluntary donation button somewhere in case people would like to help with costs. Again, this is voluntary ONLY! We aren't looking to turn a profit.

That's about it. We'll basically see if we can make the site break even. If not, then we'll try plan B. I don't have a plan B yet, but hopefully we won't need it!

Thanks again everyone!  biggrin.gif

-Jack & Lisa

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#9 cxconway

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:37 AM

i would certainly make the donation- the site is a wonderfl resource- regards cxconway

#10 Sandra

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:44 AM

YIPPEE !!

I LOVE THIS SITE !!

Thanks a million, Jack and Lisa . . . you are very generous souls.

God Bless You Both !

Big Smiles over here.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:25 AM

Thanks so much to Jack & Lisa....I'm on my way to Gigi's with a bottle of Bailey's...make sure that Donation button is BIG! One can only hope that EL comes up with a MAJOR offering....I dream a lot.

What a perfect way to start the weekend!

Thanks so very much for staying the course...I promise to be good. Well, respectful. Ok...civil. laugh.gif laugh.gif

Michele

#12 Ann and Ken

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:47 AM



Thanks Jack and Lisa smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

We will try harder on photos.
Anything we can do to help PLEASE tell us.

Ann


#13 SandyBob

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 09:36 AM

Thank you so much Jack and Lisa! I have only posted once or twice but I do check this site often. I really appreciate all of your hard work. Hi to all of you solid fans, I enjoy all of your posts!

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#14 kferrzz

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:10 PM

Yea! I'm so glad. I will try to contribute more.

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 08:05 PM

Wow this is great news! I have been a member for awhile even if I havent posted much. But I must say I am enjoying participating in the spooky forest story. I missed alot befor I got here but I will be here checking from now on.

I too will make a donation, please make sure to accept paypal for the donations so it will be easy.

Thanks again! biggrin.gif




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