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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: NB  Reply with quote

Neither Karen or I have a clue what the note at the top of the forum page is about. As in 'Save the forum from closing with Crowd Funding'.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You need to get up to speed because OTG could disappear in June when Mff shuts down for good.

http://overthegate.myfreeforum.org/about34050.html
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:35 am    Post subject: Re: NB Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Neither Karen or I have a clue what the note at the top of the forum page is about. As in 'Save the forum from closing with Crowd Funding'.


Have a look at the bottom of the page.  It now says

Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum

Oh, and this "MyFreeForums" wants 10,000 or else...

"The aim is to raise 10,000 for the initial transfer, and then work off a very low cost subscription model to help us keep on running the service to the standard members have come to expect of us over the years.

If we fail in this target we will have to close down, but forums that have donated or have paid for advert free will get a free forum export."

Blackmail anyone?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having been with them for over ten years, you'd have thought they would have informed us directly.
We've been away this week and I hadn't picked up Gareths post of the 21st.

For years we paid them forty quid a year to avoid the pop up adverts, we'll have to look into this. As well as the good friends we've made on OTG, as a family the forum also contains over ten years of personal memories.

DON'T WORRY FOLKS, THERE'S FAR TOO MANY MEMORIES AND TOO MUCH INFORMATION ON OTG TO LET IT DISAPPEAR. We'll sort it somehow.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bodger wrote:
Having been with them for over ten years, you'd have thought they would have informed us directly.
We've been away this week and I hadn't picked up Gareths post of the 21st.

For years we paid them forty quid a year to avoid the pop up adverts, we'll have to look into this. As well as the good friends we've made on OTG, as a family the forum also contains over ten years of personal memories.


Forty quid a year but now they are asking for ten thousand pounds to keep going?

Sorry, but I think you are being conned, and the fact that you did not know about the note at the top of the forum [or the line at the bottom of each page, says just one thing.

And no, that stink is not my puppy farting.  It smells like a gimmee gimmee or else hack.  How else can someone put headings and footings onto your site if it has not been hacked?

It is up to you.  I will be only too happy to contribute to YOU to keep OTG going, but no way will I give a farthing to Crowd Funding, especially as it is impossible to contact the Free Forum.

Well someone can, and obviously has done.    

Ten thousand pounds sterline?  Or lose your wonderful site?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's not directed at us as individuals, its directed at a whole community of forums. Nothing stinks, we'll sort it. We know the people who own the company and we realise that nothing lasts forever and that  now is not the time to make a mountain out of a molehill. We'll let you know if and when that time ever happens.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 8:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

me too
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We don't know what it is as yet but there's talk of some sort of rescue package for the company.[/b]
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any further news about what is going on?
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like it's carrying on as normal in partnership with Tapatalk.
http://forum.myfreeforum.org/ftopic23380-0-asc-120.php
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Service as normal as far as we know. Now all we need is for people to chip in and make this place a little busier.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



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