Help Support ThePhotoForum.com

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  1. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Ok, so here we go...

    As the regular visitors to the site have probably noticed, there have been quite a few struggles with availability and speed lately. I've been working to resolve the issues, but it looks like it is now time for a different approach and I am considering purchasing some upgrades. If purchased, you should immediately notice increased speeds and extremely little (if any) downtime.

    Now, comes the sob story. As most of you know, this is a personal site that I run, and although the banner ads help offset some of the cost, they don't cover everything. So, I'd like to ask for donations for the upgrade from anyone who would be interested and willing to chip in on the cause. As the site grows, I believe the advertising will offset more and more of the cost, but it will be quite some time before a break-even point is reached (assuming that point does arrive).

    If you would like to help, I have created a pay pal account for donations. You will find a Pay Pal Donate button down at the bottom of the page.

    Thanks for your support!
     
  2. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    arrrghh!

    i tried to donate a bit but i forgot my paypal password, to get it - i have to call the states. will try to figure this thing out. Paypal is foreigner unfriendly :(

    by the way, we're behind ya 100.179% chase!
     
  3. oriecat

    oriecat work in progress

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    Happy to help! Now who the heck is Amber?!
     
  4. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My alter ego, sort of like how Mdowdey is Trish :eyebrows:

    Thank you!!! :)
     
  5. Geronimo

    Geronimo TPF Noob!

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    Well i guess i need to see if my paypal account is still active. I would gladly help this site out.
     
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    Dew TPF Noob!

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    we'll transfer some money to paypal from our bank account ... it may take a few days :)
     
  7. vonnagy

    vonnagy have kiwi, will travel...

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    is there an alternative donation to paypal? just curious.
     
  8. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Haven't really thought about it, but I'm obviously open to suggestions. Pay Pal was just an easy option.
     
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    Chase, just a suggestion but maybe you should rearrange things a bit and move the "pay pal" and "adorama" buttons toward the top of the page. If one doesn't know they are there they are likely to not see them. I personally rarely scroll down that far. (I did, however, make a donation!)

    I really like The Photo Forum and want you to get help offsetting the expenses.
     
  10. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions and thanks for the donation!

    Both are very much appreciated!
     
  11. terri

    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I don't have a paypal acct, so I used my husband's. :twisted:

    I'm sure I'll be hearing from him shortly when he gets his notification email. He'll be overjoyed to know we donated to the Cause!!! :cheer:
     
  12. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Don't try to implicate me in any family disputes! :lol:
     

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