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« on: Aug 04, 2017, 08:20AM »

Tried to use the latest donation site, couldn't get it to work...
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« Reply #1 on: Aug 04, 2017, 09:06AM »

I have no idea what Richard has been doing.  The donation site goes right to him to help defray the costs of hosting the Site.  Maybe he doesn't need money now (but I really doubt that)?  Hosting TTF is a small part of his business.
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« Reply #2 on: Aug 04, 2017, 09:41AM »

I used it today. It stalled out the first time I tried, but the second time it worked fine and went straight to Paypal.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 01, 2017, 03:20PM »

I'm surprised he has not raised the $3500 yet.  If everyone that came on here in the last 2 days gave $25, he'd have more than enough.

Maybe folks are just so used to it being broken they don't even notice anymore.
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« Reply #4 on: Sep 01, 2017, 03:39PM »

I wish I could know there was some mechanism in place for a generally available person, in addition to Richard, to do the sort of fixes and upkeep about which the current mods always "we have to wait for Richard to fix that" during the stretches when Richard is not able to do those things.
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« Reply #5 on: Sep 01, 2017, 04:11PM »

I wish I could know there was some mechanism in place for a generally available person, in addition to Richard, to do the sort of fixes and upkeep about which the current mods always "we have to wait for Richard to fix that" during the stretches when Richard is not able to do those things.

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« Reply #6 on: Sep 01, 2017, 06:47PM »

And me 3 since Ive actually managed backends to similar projects professionally.  ;-)
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« Reply #7 on: Sep 01, 2017, 09:01PM »


There have been numerous offers over the years from numerous qualified individuals to either assist or assume full responsibility for keeping things running, but the proprietor prefers to provide a bare minimum of support to an eleven year old beta test version of a bug infested, highly vulnerable, occasionally hacked software platform.  What a swell guy!


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« Reply #8 on: Sep 07, 2017, 03:12PM »

I'm surprised he has not raised the $3500 yet.  If everyone that came on here in the last 2 days gave $25, he'd have more than enough.

Maybe folks are just so used to it being broken they don't even notice anymore.

Uh, no.  Fool me once...  Lengthy rant about catching up for the years of donations first, poor support, poor management, and the number of trolls that don't get dealt with deleted.

But I will leave in that I understand health issues, all too well.  If you can't do it yourself but are asking for and accepting money for it's operation, then get some people involved who can handle it for you.
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« Reply #9 on: Sep 08, 2017, 01:18AM »

I donated and the process worked first time. Would be interested to know how much has been raised.
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« Reply #10 on: Oct 22, 2017, 01:30PM »

Has any of the mods asked Richard to be more transparent regarding this issue?
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« Reply #11 on: Oct 22, 2017, 01:54PM »

I was able to make a donation yesterday.
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« Reply #12 on: Oct 22, 2017, 02:35PM »

Has any of the mods asked Richard to be more transparent regarding this issue?

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« Reply #13 on: Oct 22, 2017, 05:11PM »

I know he's probably not reading this, but if you were to set it up as a GoFundMe, then people could actually track how their contributions move toward a goal.
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« Reply #14 on: Oct 22, 2017, 07:25PM »

I donated, but I am very skeptical about the use of this fund raising effort.  The lack of transparency and communication by the creator of the forum is a major concern.  I don't want this to fail, and that is why I ultimately coughed up some cash.  I don't understand why he is on one hand so vested into this site, but on the other so withdrawn.
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« Reply #15 on: Oct 22, 2017, 07:36PM »

That's something that has me scratching my head too. I have some professional experience working with backend/frontend technologies and have offered to help with some of the more technical aspects of managing the site but I haven't heard anything back!

The 'bot' that I made to manage the classifieds would be a lot more efficient if I could get it to run inside the server instead of from my own. One of the reason it's broken right now. Right now it basically acts as a human and clicks the button to remove posts if they are older than 60 days. (Although Chrome updated recently and broke it so I'm in the process of fixing it... grad school isn't helping at the moment but I think I finally found a workaround and have to code it maybe sometime this week.)
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« Reply #16 on: Oct 23, 2017, 12:54AM »

Richard only mails one of the Admins..... and that seems to be a one way process.

The rest of us are as much in the dark as ordinary members.

We have no idea of what money has come in and what it is used for.

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« Reply #17 on: Oct 23, 2017, 06:41AM »


Euphanasia writes:

> if you were to set it up as a GoFundMe, then people
> could actually track how their contributions move
> toward a goal.

But that would allow everyone to see how much money had been collected, information the proprietor has NEVER shared with anyone, not even the staff.  Only the proprietor knows the actual cost of operating this site, which some have suggested is far less than is collected in donations.  If this is, in fact, the case, it should be clear why the proprietor doesn't want to disclose donation totals.


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« Reply #18 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07:33AM »

I kicked in $25 last night. Hope it helps, as I spend way too much time on this site.
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« Reply #19 on: Oct 23, 2017, 07:48AM »

I see nothing wrong with the owner collecting more than what is required to keep this site up and running. I'm sure he needs income like the rest of us.

Heck, I would be in favor of all the moderators and volunteers receiving some cash too.
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