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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2023, 10:40:04 AM »
Yet another reason why I’m now even MORE gutted I can’t make it to Stafford. Would have been good to have a chin wag about this ere subject. Anyway, please let me know the final outcome of any such discussion and I’ll gladly stump up a couple o quid 😁😉....
 Ok ok.... I’ll stretch it to 50quid if needed 😉
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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2023, 02:21:12 PM »
Hi All,

 I don't comment much on here but I always read what's going on with interest.

 I will be at Stafford and will pop over to the stand and drop some money over to whoever is collecting there.

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« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2023, 08:59:49 AM »
Any news on this? (well) used fivers burning a hole in my pocket....
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« Reply #18 on: October 20, 2023, 06:28:20 PM »
I don't want to pre empt the situation but I believe SteveL was looking into the possibility of opening/using an account for this purpose. I'm sure he will be along to confirm when he has sorted something.
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« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2023, 06:45:33 AM »
I've only just seen this, but more than happy to bung a couple of quid into the pot.
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2023, 04:04:40 PM »
ok, well, here we are post stafford where we had good intentions of discussing this at length, but ... ahem ... we all managed to duck the issue in favour of salivating over erotica oops sorry exotica in Bonhams auction room and various stands. not to mention the obligatory pub crawl/wetherspoons nosh!.

so i will now attempt to put something together to present to members for their approval (or otherwise).
i have already booked a url, and will set it up with an email address should we go ahead, it would be in the form of subs@thumper-club.com, and then attached to a paypal account which in turn would have a standard bank account behind it. well, thats the plan, if you have any other ideas i'm open to suggestions ..
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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2023, 06:53:20 PM »
Thank you Steve.

We are being drowned again!

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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2023, 08:13:48 AM »
Hi Steve, and thanks for setting that up. As soon as you have confirmed everything, I'm sure we will have enough moolah to keep the site going. 👍💰💷🤞
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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2023, 10:05:13 AM »
Hi,
Will you be changing the url ? to add the hyphen? instead of current without?

Do SMF forums not offer a subscription add-on for the forum software? where members pay into said account like the PayPal one your looking to setup?
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.1:Paid_subscriptions

Im a web developer so if I can help in anyway?


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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2023, 08:57:18 PM »
that sounds promising Dave, would be ideal if we could have an add on to the existing site. ideally a discussion between you and SteveH to look at feasability.

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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #25 on: November 01, 2023, 08:58:42 PM »
Hi,
Will you be changing the url ? to add the hyphen? instead of current without?

Do SMF forums not offer a subscription add-on for the forum software? where members pay into said account like the PayPal one your looking to setup?
https://wiki.simplemachines.org/smf/SMF2.1:Paid_subscriptions

Im a web developer so if I can help in anyway?


Thanks

Hi, thanks for that a useful thought and looks likes its available on 2.0.x as well. It would probably work but for me there are a few issues

- It uses the subscription model, whereas what we are looking for a is one off donation to fund the site. Subscription implies you are paying for access and can expect something in return, a donation is different.
- I dont need the aggro of managing the subscriptions, we had a similar system sometime ago and it was a pain in the backside.

I think the domain with the hyphen was to allow Steve to setup an email address. It would be straightforward to configure one for the Thumperclub.com domain

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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #26 on: November 01, 2023, 10:03:56 PM »
thats what i Steve. an email address linked to TC domain ... the address could then be pinned to the chatter headline, or a new 'donations' page. the address would link to a paypal account etc. i'm happy to administer the account & publish accounts as and when required.

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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2023, 10:08:05 PM »
Is there a reason you’re not wanting to use donations@thumperclub.com for PayPal ?


Looks like there is a PayPal donate mod
https://custom.simplemachines.org/index.php?mod=2464

If not you could just use the standard PayPal.me link in the header or footer / donations page ?

Looks like there was a treasury addon but that has since expired but had a good idea of setting yearly targets so users knew how much more was needed etc (so away from subscriptions) but target based.
Similar to JustGiving?
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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2023, 10:35:53 PM »
that could work

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Re: Thumper Club site funding
« Reply #29 on: November 02, 2023, 07:30:28 AM »
Wow this is way above my thought process.
Steve, how long before we have to sort out this issue?
I will help but I'm afraid I don't understand URL s etc 😳
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