The Norfolk BroadsThe Norfolk Broads
Username Password
Norfolk Broads Weather

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 7:20 am BST- Light Rain
5 Day Forecast

Wind 2.0 mph @ 40°
48.0°F/8.89°C Humidity 93% Pressure 29.65 (S)

Welcome to The Norfolk Broads Forum
This is THE Worlds Largest Forum devoted to the Norfolk Broads, here you can discuss issues about the Norfolk Broads. Or just somewhere to chat with others interested in the Norfolk Broads area.

Please Help Support The Norfolk Broads Forum
OR

The Norfolk Broads Forum / Forum FAQ / Time to rattle the tin
login
join
Graphics Off
Search
Forum Members - Book your Hoseasons holiday today, Just call 0345 498 6296

This is a moderated forum Reply to this DiscussionReply to Discussion | Start new discussionNew Discussion << previous || next >> 
Posted By Discussion Topic: Time to rattle the tin

Similar Threads That Might Help :
Tin rattling time| Rattling the Tin-Direct Debit| THE TIN NEEDS A RATTLE.| Site Fund / Tin Rattling - Help Needed| BMc engine rattles|

-- Page: 1 2 3 4 5

book mark this topic Printer-friendly Version  send this discussion to a friend  new posts last

Richard
Jul-26-2006 @ 11:26 AM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Administrator
Founding Member
Posts: 9054
Joined: Aug 2004
Richard
          

This is not something I do very often, and certainly something I don't enjoy doing. But the cupboard is looking a bit barren these days.

So I'm asking for your help.

Running this site costs a lot of money, not just in hardware, software and bandwidth, but also my time.

If you feel that the site is worth something to you, why not chip in a couple of quid a month, the price of a couple of beers or a magazine.

Just going through last months books, outgoings $390, income (donations and google revenue) $180.

What will you get out of your donation, well not a lot really, apart from my appreciation.

What will happen if you don't donate, well a piano could land on your head, you might win the lottery, but you'll still be a Broads lover, and that's just fine with me.

A monthly subscription is a real help, as at least I can have a rough idea of what's going on, currently the monthly subscription income is at £42.

To be honest, if you've got a fiver to spare the NSBA is the best value in town for a year.

Swordfish
Jul-26-2006 @ 12:30 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 2335
Joined: Aug 2005
Swordfish
          

Add To Ignore List

quote:"......
What will you get out of your donation, well not a lot really, apart from my appreciation
......."



I'd like to think most members get considerably far more than that from the site Richard, I know we do. Smile

Come on guys, whats a couple of quid a month? far better value than most of todays tabloids..

Paul

romany
Jul-26-2006 @ 12:32 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Been Posting For a Long Time
Posts: 1640
Joined: Nov 2005
romany
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi Richard, well hopefully there will be some money made in September at the WRC meet, with James Knights blessing, i will be offering a Mini Hog Roast on the Saturday tea time, with Large Hot Roast Pork baps with Stuffing and Apple Sauce for £2 each, and breakfast Sunday Bacon or Sausage baps for £1.50 each, or Big Breakfast Baps, sausage+egg+bacon for £2 each, as well as hot soup and hot drinks throughout the meet.

I will donate all the food stuffs i will be using, and EVERY PENNY TAKEN will be divided equilly between SITE FUNDS and RNLI, so come on everyone, sign up and pop down for an hour or two, meet other members, enjoy the food and a few drinks, and help Richard out with site funds, i promise you wont be dissapointed with food quality, and you will be getting something good for your money! Smile

Also there is a possibility of entering in the angling match suggested and being run by Jenny Morgan if we can get enough members intrested, We need a minimum of six entrants to run this one, so please pm either me or JM if you are intrested. Each fiver entrance fee will go to Site Funds, and there will be a good top prize for the winner. Cheers

look forward to meeting you all  Playful Wink

steve
Jul-26-2006 @ 5:00 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Moderator
Posts: 12239
Joined: Jan 2005
steve
          

hi all ,
we get quite a lot of enjoyment from the site , made great friends with members , keeps us all going over the winter monthes ,and get all the boat maitainance tips of the site too .
so richard ,yes it's time to pay a small price for all the enjoyment you've gave us members , will sort it out when we get back after our hols ,
keep up the good work mate    Smile
cheers

steve and vicky

PeteSanders
Jul-26-2006 @ 7:06 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1298
Joined: Jul 2005
PeteSanders
          

Add To Ignore List
How sad that this has needed to be mentioned again, and so soon!

Last time this was discussed:

http://www.the-norfolk-broads.co.uk/viewmessages.cfm?Forum=22&Topic=4850

I had no idea what a site like this would cost to run, and prior to this I had (foolishly) been reluctant to contribute as I thought the ammount that I could spare would be seen as too small to be significant.  I am not a prolific poster on this site, but I do get a great deal of pleasure from reading it every day, so felt that I ought to be contributing at least something.

So I asked what I thought was a very embarassing question about the site costs, and then having done some simple calculations, could see that what I could contribute would be ok if most of the regular site users did about the same.  I was very pleased to set up a subscription for this ammount, and to contiue enjoying the site (guilt free!!).  I just feel that it`s a bit disappointing that more have not done the same.

If everyone who gets enjoyment either from posting or reading this site was to contribute just a little bit, it needn`t be costing Richard anything, and lets face it it SHOULDN`T be costing him anything!

Please think about it!

Pete

roya
Jul-26-2006 @ 7:10 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Mudplug Juggler
Founding Member
Posts: 9398
Joined: Aug 2004
roya
          

Add To Ignore List
Rattle away mate.
My bit will roll in as usual,So come on folks what would we do if we lost this site.
A little goes a long way. Smile
My bit is not a donation
its Therapy cheaper than my red pills. Evil Grin

roya

A Day without a smile is a wasted day

Ps if any of you do not like pay pal please PM me,and i can send Richard direct any thing you care to donate,un opened so it between you and him only. and i pay the postage .

This message was edited by roya on Jul-26-06 @ 6:16 PM

Torty
Jul-26-2006 @ 7:37 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1331
Joined: Jun 2005
Torty
          

Add To Ignore List
I just did a quick calculation dividing my total contribution, so far, by my number of posts. I won't embarass myself or anyone else by saying what the answer was, but it was chastening - well short of the cost of a second class stamp per post, no stationery costs and the message got to hundreds of people (most times!) and my wit and wisdom has, so far been preserved for posterity.

No charge for the fun obtained or results achieved.

All in all, a bargain. But don't let's risk losing it by asking Richard to subsidise the site out of his holiday fund.

Phil

Tarmacsoftee
Jul-26-2006 @ 8:08 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Lives to Post
Posts: 1120
Joined: Mar 2006
Tarmacsoftee
          

Add To Ignore List
Hi Richard

Just taken the first step and set up a paypal account Smile
I will make a donation as soon as verification has taken place!

Nige Cheers

_____________________________
Norfolk Broads Forum...
..What the internet was invented for.

matty
Jul-26-2006 @ 10:06 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Knows Their Stuff
Posts: 146
Joined: Aug 2005
          

Add To Ignore List
hi richard, me and my side kick victor Playful Wink  dont have  a problem with a fiver a month. more then worth it. how do we set it up mate. thanks matty

Tuppence
Jul-26-2006 @ 11:53 PM                           Permalink
reply
edit
profile
send p.m.
Forum Regular
Posts: 585
Joined: Dec 2004
Tuppence
          

Add To Ignore List
There are so many reasons to why we should do this....Well done Richard for bringing it to light again...

I have made so many friends, who some I have never met, some who I have and some who have become one way or another very dear and close to me...that is just so priceless...

Leigh and I could be floating about friendless without any of you lot...you may say that would be better...!!!

My contribution today is a gesture before my other bills need to be paid...Richard, (darn, there was a lovely pair of heels in Roys!!!)

It does not reflect how I feel about the site and what you have done, and about all the fantastic people I have come to know and love here..

If I could offer what it meant to me then I would be so bankrupt...

Thats what I reckon anyway...long overdue for me so my apologies for not doing it sooner.... Smile



PAGE: 1 2 3 4 5

Home Photo Gallery Days Afloat Contact Us
Chat Room Downloads Norfolk Broads @ Amazon Make My Logo
Shops & Businesses Members Gear Norfolk Broads @ EBay Holiday Calendar
Pub Guide Tide Tables SOS List Popular Threads
2017 Calendar Contest Make A Donation Links Hireboat Info
Norfolk Broads @ CafePress FAQ Broads Quiz Forum Events
Advertise With Us Forum Shop Boating Bits Stickys and FAQs Boating Bits Hirecraft List

 

 

 



Copyright © 2005 Y2KInternet, All Rights Reserved.