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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #100 on: 12/10/17 05:04 PM »

I'm brand new here, so take this for what it's worth:

$250 per month seems very steep for an enthusiast web site/forum. I pay $100 a year to Dreamhost for shared hosting of several websites. Looking at the number of new posts a day on here, I don't think there would be a load issue with a shared hosting plan. There might be a database size issue, given the history, but that could be dealt with by placing old posts in a separate archive database.

Someone mentioned the age of the model and limited run. The 91 - 95 GM B-bodies still have a large and enthusiastic following. So do the 81 - 85 Yamaha XJ motorcycles. Just to name two. I don't see why the Avalanche cannot inspire a similar following.

You have already identified problems with new member registration. I can confirm them. I tried numerous times over 5 months before I was suddenly admitted. I tried from several different e-mail accounts and regularly checked the spam filters for any sign of a response. I don't know why or how I was finally registered, but I still didn't receive a confirmation e-mail, it just suddenly worked.

During this time, I could see that there were some new posts appearing. So I tried looking through the website for contact information to plead my case and found a couple of e-mail addresses for potential advertisers. Messages sent to those immediately bounced. That's likely to discourage potential advertisers.

There is a lot of dated info. For example, the "online press kit" was last updated 2005. Many links in the webstore are dead or "for rent". The links page is full of dead wood. Taken together, it does not convey the impression of a dynamic and current webspace.

Again, that's just my 2. Take it for what it's worth.

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #101 on: 12/10/17 05:37 PM »

I'm brand new here, so take this for what it's worth:

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thanks for feedback... and most of what you mention is on our todo list.

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #102 on: 12/13/17 04:40 AM »

I am new to this new site and was only about 3 months on the other before it was shut down. I will be glad to help on a finanical note, but I purchased a few of your decals on the store site and I still have not received them. Just testing the waters before I step in, seems dark and pretty deep. I am a AVY owner, 2007 LTZ, date of manufacter March 2006, titled as 2007, body style 2007 and purchase most parts for 2006. Stranger things have happened in my life.

That's all,

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #103 on: 12/14/17 03:51 PM »

I am new to site as well as a new AV owner.  I think I have had mine 30 days now.  This site has been monumental in resolving issues and answering questions.  I think after four days, I became a paid member.  however, I received no ACK of doing so.  I want to see this site continue (though not at $3000 a year).  I would like to support this site.  I am in favor or annual dues to have the privilege of access to this site. Mandatory dues, I am not sure about that.  However, if I was sent a bill or reminder once a year that my membership was due, I would pay it.  This is a great site and hats off to those who have inveted their heart and soul into.....  Thank you

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #104 on: 12/14/17 11:13 PM »

For what it's worth, I'd say first priority should be to find cheaper hosting, the other issues can be resolved over time.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #105 on: 12/15/17 02:56 AM »

For what it's worth, I'd say first priority should be to find cheaper hosting, the other issues can be resolved over time.

That is the plan...
Working on it now ...
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #106 on: 12/15/17 11:55 AM »

Good news

OUr geek has found a new server host thingy that suits our current needs at a much cheaper price per month.
All we need to survive is net income of $60/month so SHC does not have to come out of pocket anymore.

Today I am asking for those who can afford it to donate or sign up for Supporting or Premium membership for 2018.
Giving more then the minimum is great and hoefully we can generate enough money to cover all next year.


Once this server mess is all sorted then our geek will get to work to fix as much as he can and bring back some things that have been broken for some time and add things you have been clamoring for like MOBILE version.

Remember CAFCNA Email address?
Photo album?

So please give if you can as we have 30 days to move.

Thanks!


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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #107 on: 12/15/17 12:18 PM »

Good news

OUr geek has found a new server host thingy that suits our current needs at a much cheaper price per month.
All we need to survive is net income of $60/month so SHC does not have to come out of pocket anymore.

Today I am asking for those who can afford it to donate or sign up for Supporting or Premium membership for 2018.
Giving more then the minimum is great and hoefully we can generate enough money to cover all next year.


Once this server mess is all sorted then our geek will get to work to fix as much as he can and bring back some things that have been broken for some time and add things you have been clamoring for like MOBILE version.

Remember CAFCNA Email address?
Photo album?

So please give if you can as we have 30 days to move.

Thanks!




That is extremely great to hear. I am sadly with out work right now and can not help. Once I am back at work and caught up on some bills I will pay.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #108 on: 12/15/17 02:17 PM »

Good news

OUr geek has found a new server host thingy that suits our current needs at a much cheaper price per month.
All we need to survive is net income of $60/month so SHC does not have to come out of pocket anymore.

Today I am asking for those who can afford it to donate or sign up for Supporting or Premium membership for 2018.
Giving more then the minimum is great and hoefully we can generate enough money to cover all next year.


Once this server mess is all sorted then our geek will get to work to fix as much as he can and bring back some things that have been broken for some time and add things you have been clamoring for like MOBILE version.

Remember CAFCNA Email address?
Photo album?

So please give if you can as we have 30 days to move.

Thanks!




Great news  :thumbsup:
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #109 on: 12/15/17 02:46 PM »

Great news... I'll send you my dues for 17 & 18... but you guys have to help me with my avatar picture!  :thumbsup:
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #110 on: 12/15/17 04:56 PM »

Great news and thanks for the efforts of all involved!

I just sent in my PayPal payment for my 2018 Premium Level Membership.

Let's get this thing funded!

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #111 on: 12/15/17 06:19 PM »

Is this address still correct  if sending a check or money order


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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #112 on: 12/15/17 07:27 PM »

Good news

OUr geek has found a new server host thingy that suits our current needs at a much cheaper price per month.
All we need to survive is net income of $60/month so SHC does not have to come out of pocket anymore.

Today I am asking for those who can afford it to donate or sign up for Supporting or Premium membership for 2018.
Giving more then the minimum is great and hoefully we can generate enough money to cover all next year.


Once this server mess is all sorted then our geek will get to work to fix as much as he can and bring back some things that have been broken for some time and add things you have been clamoring for like MOBILE version.

Remember CAFCNA Email address?
Photo album?

So please give if you can as we have 30 days to move.

Thanks!




Fantastic news!!!!  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #113 on: 12/15/17 08:59 PM »

 :thumbsup: LOL
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« Reply #114 on: 12/16/17 03:24 AM »

Great news... I'll send you my dues for 17 & 18... but you guys have to help me with my avatar picture!  :thumbsup:
Wait on avatar until after move... and I will help you.
Plus once software updated and things fixed it should work no issues.
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« Reply #115 on: 12/16/17 03:25 AM »

Is this address still correct  if sending a check or money order


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Let SHC confirm this please.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #116 on: 12/16/17 08:27 AM »

Sent yesterday, + some
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #117 on: 12/16/17 08:54 AM »

Fantastic news!! Glad to hear changes are starting to take place. $60/month should be easily attainable.
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« Reply #118 on: 12/26/17 12:05 PM »

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #119 on: 12/28/17 11:08 PM »

I'll do mine after January 15 LOL
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« Reply #120 on: 12/29/17 07:36 PM »

Let SHC confirm this please.
Is this address still correct  if sending a check or money order


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Let SHC confirm this please.

Yes, this is current, and thank you!
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« Reply #121 on: 12/29/17 07:39 PM »

Thanks to all that have stepped up to help keep this thing afloat. I am having some health issues that have slowed me way down. I haven;t been able to spend much time at the compute desk but hope to be able to put some time into catching up in the next few days. Again. thank you all for your continued patience.  :A:
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #122 on: 12/30/17 04:57 AM »

Get well soon, SHC.
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« Reply #123 on: 12/30/17 07:08 AM »

Get well soon, SHC.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #124 on: 12/30/17 08:26 PM »

$25 posted for 2017. Will try to donate for 2018 shortly.

Make sure the $25 I sent gets posted for 2017 please.


Glad to hear new host has been found at a lower price and moving to it. $720 is still a little steep for the year for the traffic we get here but still a huge reduction over what was being paid.
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