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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #75 on: 11/28/17 12:24 PM »

..... sell more (unique) Avalanche stuff.

We really do not sell anything other than stickers and the coin but this is a good idea and something we can discuss...
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #76 on: 11/28/17 12:33 PM »

Again, doing anything else on this site in its currently unsustainable condition is not advisable.

Time spent trying to fix the issues would be wasted if moved to another server and the software updated.

I suspect many of the issues will go away with the newer version of the forum.

As to the Spammer blockers. If you look at the mods there are some that are part of a network of shared spammer IP's. Those won't let known IP's even connect.

Including a captcha type registration requirement to finish the registration and then follow up with required email verification will weed out a vast majority of spammers that aren't denied with the IP blocking. Most sites I use have this type of setup and even when the occasional spammer makes it through it is easy to remove them. or require admin approval of messages initially for the first few messages assuming this forum allows that stuff.

Removes MUCH of the admin duties when looking at new people.



Has CAPTCHA now...but it stinks as bots seem to get by it easily enough or... these spammers are really bored...

Yes there are spam block mods to software but like you said site has to be gone thru updated, cleaned and all our mods re-installed and put back up... so yes this is on the list as well...

but as we are now it is what it is...

For now we are further today then when this first post was published.

but in mean time... if you know anyone with issues signing up have a MEMBER send me a PM with their EMAIL address and we will do what we can to get them signed up...

LAst several new members who followed thru with email had yahoo, google, hotmail, comcast, Roadrunner, msn, live and other email domain thingys..... so it is not email service blocking....

Remember notification is different.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #77 on: 11/29/17 05:43 AM »

THanks to those 2 who sent me a pm about helping.
Please check your PMs.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #78 on: 11/30/17 07:16 AM »

  I sent a $25 pledge on 11/23/2017 to: You sent a payment of $25.00 USD to CAFCNA CAFCNA
(steelheadchaser@hotmail.com) by PayPal and received a receipt from PayPal but nothing from CAFCNA.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #79 on: 12/02/17 09:01 AM »

I'm will to lend a hand. just let me know what I can do to help.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #80 on: 12/02/17 08:52 PM »

Last time SHC signed on was Nov 22nd, I know he has a regular job but 10 days, hmmmm
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #81 on: 12/03/17 04:33 AM »

Last time SHC signed on was Nov 22nd, I know he has a regular job but 10 days, hmmmm
What are you insinuating??

There are 2 of us and I seem to be here every day?
Got any constructive critiscm?

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #82 on: 12/03/17 05:22 AM »

What are you insinuating??

There are 2 of us and I seem to be here every day?
Got any constructive critiscm?



see post #50, just sayin...............
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #83 on: 12/03/17 07:06 AM »

see post #50, just sayin...............
Then why did you not send me a PM, if you were not happy with SHC lack of timely reply?
Or a moderator?

Send me what ever you sent SHC and I can reply to you.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #84 on: 12/04/17 10:27 AM »

I don't think there are any  admins on facebook any longer.

I am an admin on the CAFCNA Facebook Page. As is BigCMich, BoomerX, and CntrySngr72.

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« Reply #85 on: 12/04/17 11:07 AM »

I am an admin on the CAFCNA Facebook Page. As is BigCMich, BoomerX, and CntrySngr72.



I wondered who was the forth one I never knew his name.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #86 on: 12/04/17 07:55 PM »

Then why did you not send me a PM, if you were not happy with SHC lack of timely reply?
Or a moderator?

Send me what ever you sent SHC and I can reply to you.

PM sent and SHC is an admin, thought it would be taken care of, guess I was wrong!
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #87 on: 12/05/17 04:12 AM »

PM sent and SHC is an admin, thought it would be taken care of, guess I was wrong!
your issue is resolved...
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #88 on: 12/05/17 04:31 AM »

lol ty
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #89 on: 12/05/17 04:37 AM »

Now as a suggestion, I can't see the reasoning for waiting until April or so before the announcement for opening of 2018 fee's for the bowtie.  Why is it not Jan 1, ?

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #90 on: 12/05/17 11:25 AM »

Now as a suggestion, I can't see the reasoning for waiting until April or so before the announcement for opening of 2018 fee's for the bowtie.  Why is it not Jan 1, ?

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Should be... heck we used to do it in December...
But a few things have to happen in the background first...

Nothing stopping peeps from paying for 2018 early
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #91 on: 12/05/17 05:28 PM »

I guess it would make it easy to finally make the 2017 coins and ship them with matching number 2018 coins?  :4:
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #92 on: 12/07/17 10:43 PM »

Folks,

It's no secret that we have less Supporting and Premium Supporting Members than in times past. A whole lot less.

We also have virtually no advertising revenue ($75/yr from one vendor).

Our web hosting alone is $1500/6 mo., a figure far in excess of our revenue.

I just sent SYNRG a paypal payment for $1500. It is mostly on my visa. I had to use the money earmarked for the production of the 2017 PSP Challenge Coins, which I will end up putting on my credit card as well.

Bottom line is that I can no longer subsidize the club with my bankcard as I have been doing for some time now. We have a bit less than four months of hosting left before they send me another bill for $1500. At that point I will have to let the site go dark unless something drastically changes, such as a combination of more revenue and less hosting costs.

I am open to ideas, including the sale of the site to someone that would like to have a go at it. 

If anyone has some ideas please contact me at steelheadchaser@hotmail.com

Thanks,

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #93 on: 12/07/17 11:31 PM »

Well hopefully we will have a more sustainable solution in place and in operation before then so we can insure a better likelihood of this place sticking around.

Just paid my Winter tuition so I will be sending in my donation shortly.

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #94 on: 12/08/17 01:59 AM »

Well, this difficult to write, but here it goes......

As a member of the Club since 2004, and an owner of 3 (going on 4) Avalanches, I have only supported this organization for one year.

The reasons are many, but there's one that really stands out:

This is a "club," that has always been dominated by 3 or 4 shrill members.  Ever noticed that?

Theres a reason why some of us don't post here anymore. For example, how would a reasonable individual be expected to compete with 37,000 + posts.

Often, when some of the site bullies respond to questions, they really don't seem to know much about the issue, at hand.

Take a hard look at some of the posts on this thread, alone.  Difficult to tell whether one of them has an issue with cans-of-courage, or some sort of early-onset brain disorder.

Some of the newer members have expressed genuine concern.  I have PM'd them, with an explanation of my well-known position on this sad stare of affairs.

Most technical issues can be resolved on other GMT-800 & GMT-900 sites.

Please, stop pressuring the remaining admins into supporting something that should be allowed a naturaL death.

Some time ago, I decided to end my posting count at 500.  Thanks to this thread, I guess I will have to settle for 501.

Thanks for listening, and have a nice day.   Nick


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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #95 on: 12/08/17 04:08 AM »

Well bummer Nick..............
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #96 on: 12/08/17 02:20 PM »

Well Nick, I do agree with most of what you said.
I too have only supported for one year and purposely left the system for a period of time because certain people on here are jerks and I didn't want to deal with their arrogant attitudes. I probably am somewhat guilty of some of the same due to feeling like I sometimes get attacked and have to defend myself.

I am here to share what I know (And look forward to respectful correction when I am wrong) and to learn more. I have been a member on other groups and I have never removed myself from them due to lack of respect.

Do I think this site should die? No. There is a lot of useful information on this site that would be forever gone if the site were to die. The same reason I offered to host MP3CAR's website. Do I think the disrespect some show others on a consistent basis chase people off?  Yes.

Will I help support this system and try to help keep it alive? I will do what I can because I want to help others and this is one of the things I am passionate about. I am a lot more willing to help out when I know we have a more sustainable presence and would hope that people are more respectful of others.

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« Reply #97 on: 12/08/17 04:39 PM »

So we have until to May pay the next tab, no worries I promised sperry I would try my best to get the site going.

The site was going just fine when he passed away. No reason to try to be a hero in your own mind.



I've avoided posting in this thread until now. FWIW, here's my two cents.

Its' decline in interest can be attributed to social media more than anything.
$4 a gallon gas didn't help either when it came to trying to get the big National Meets a huge deal like it used to be.
Lack of follow up details from GTGs like a picture thread or anything like that makes it hard for a newbie or even a long time member to realize how much fun can be had. It's been that way for a very long time. Even before Photobucket decided to get stupid.
There was a very active core group of members a few years back that have moved on and for the most part, the members that are still active are fairly quiet. When's the last time you saw a GTG thread threadjacked into a 30 page party?
Some people's idea of help without some sort of explanation in an answer sure doesn't bode well to a newer member that might not understand the lingo.
People's interest change. Mine did. It doesn't mean I don't check in here once or twice a day.
There's still plenty of answers on this site, as DougD would say "Search" for it. Although, that turned off quite a few people also. Especially newbies.

I'm sure I'll add more to this as I think on it a little more.

Worst case scenario, and I do mean worst case. Sell the site to Vertical Scope or Internet Brands. They'll pollute it with ads but the info will still be available.
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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #98 on: 12/08/17 11:51 PM »

Good Feedback....
Both Positive and Negative...

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Re: Club Funding, or Rather the Lack of It...
« Reply #99 on: 12/09/17 07:09 AM »

I am a newbie and am not very computer literate-bought a 2003 Chevy Avy 1500 WBH earlier this year and have been helped from members on this site. It is hard to navigate at times but a wealth of information. I do believe the social media thing has hurt not only here but many other sites, the genealogy I was one died because some wanted it on Facebook. I don't know the answer and am on limited funds at the age of 75 and medical bills rising every day so I hope the leaders can find a cheaper site and things can continue. I wish I could contribute more.
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