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Discussion in 'Site News & Important Notices' started by PeterT, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. PeterT

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    That time of year for me is fast approaching when I have to pay the server fees for UKDivers.com.

    I am as most of you know, living and working in Thailand for peanuts, thats my choice it's a lifesyle issue.

    I have decided to add Google AdWords to some of the pages of UKDivers.com to generate a little income solely to pay the website overheads.

    I will at some time also add them to the forums for non or non logged in members.

    Members logged in to the forums will not see ads. If you do see ads in the next week or so it's only me trying to get the coding correct, they will soon be gone.

    I hope you guys understand the need for this. UKDivers.com will remain a not for profit website.
     
  2. Polly

    Polly Active Member

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    Well, I don't understand how it all works but it gets the thumbs up from me if it helps you out. Thanks also for everything you do on here (not that I quite understand what that is either!)
     
  3. Sakara Drinker

    Sakara Drinker Posting Sh*te since 2005

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    Not a problem Peter. you do whatever you need to do to keep it running. If, in the future, that involves this becoming a full advert forum like YD then so be it. It has been very good of you to finance this yourself for all the years. Cheers. :thumbup:

    Phil
     
  4. Ian

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    Sounds OK to me...

    You might like to consider putting something like a paypal donate button. If all those of us who used the website regularly put in a pound ro two.... I'd certainly be happy to donate!

    Maybe those who donate could get a little star in their profile too ;)

    Ian
     
  5. marks61

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    Excellent idea put a paypal button on I am sure you would get plenty of support Thumbs Up
     
  6. Polly

    Polly Active Member

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    Or charge us a few pence for every post we make (double if it's utter bollocks)...

    Now that might shut Baz up for a while...!
     
  7. Sakara Drinker

    Sakara Drinker Posting Sh*te since 2005

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    There are some on here who don't earn enough to pay for the utter bollox they post :lol:
     
  8. horses45

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    sounds good to me :tongue:
     
  9. Badknees

    Badknees Meg Pilot (retired) and Forum KGB

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    OH CRAP! thats me broke for a while then! :(

     
  10. Bobco

    Bobco Active Member

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    Not a problem at all Peter, as above with the paypal idea it may be a way to pay that many will find easy and simple to use
     
  11. camelweed

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    The simple ideas are often the best, paypal gets my vote
     
  12. Tom

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    Hi Peter, the paypal idea gets my vote, I really never thought about the funding of the UKD, just thought it was a free site, thanks for the work you put in, its a great site for divers at all levels, for me just do whatever it takes to keep the forum going.

    Thanks

    Tom
     
  13. rick

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    Hi Peter,
    Ads and/or paypal sound like fine ideas to me :)
    ... and thanks for running and funding the site.
    Cheers,
    Rick
     
  14. Baz

    Baz Active Member

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    Do we donate in Baht, singha, kloster or tiger?:)

    No issues here, don't mind sticking something in a kitty...
     
  15. Stix

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    I'm OK with it as well - insert the button!
     
  16. Timbo16565

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    I have no problem with ads as long as it keeps this great site open for all us UK divers!
     
  17. miniman

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    No worries Peter Just do what you need to.
     
  18. Jason

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    I don't mind chucking in a few quid either, i use a lot of other forum who generally give donators a VIP status or a donated symbol for their avatar, what's everyones thoughts on that..?
     
  19. Angry Dan

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    I have donated to a lot worse sites in the past
     
  20. Shoka

    Shoka Stripy Fish Specialist

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    Me too.

    I'd happily contribute to a fund to cover the UKD operating costs, and paypal is easy.

    Harry
     

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