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Future funding for Dyxum

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Printed Date: 20 June 2024 at 16:41


Topic: Future funding for Dyxum
Posted By: Bob J
Subject: Future funding for Dyxum
Date Posted: 16 October 2023 at 14:44
Dyxum was unavailable for a good bit of Sunday 8 October.

Our apologies for this, we hadn't realised that the money brought in by advertising was no longer sufficient to cover our server costs and were taken by surprise a bit more than we really should have been (our apologies for not keeping our eyes fully on the ball). Luckily, we did have sufficient monies from donations by members in previous years (along with a small contribution from the administrators) to pay the hosting fees for the next year.

We can therefore confirm that Dyxum should still be around for its 19th birthday in July 2024

Please note that, because advertising is no longer covering our server costs, we will be more reliant on member contributions in the future.

Details of how to donate can be found on the https://www.dyxum.com/about/index.asp - About Dyxum Page.


We would like to stress that all monies donated by members only go on genuine expenses such as the hosting fees and associated registrations.

We will also be looking to see if there are cheaper ways we can host Dyxum in future and would welcome input and ideas from the membership.

Our thanks to you all for bearing with us, and for making Dyxum the valuable resource it is.


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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 16 October 2023 at 15:05
Out of interest, what are the runnings costs of Dyxum to maintain its existence?

One website I'm on , on its home page has a box saying how much of its funding target has been met by donations .
This is separate from money from sponsorship by two firms .

Showing this information might encourage donations , I certainly have no idea what the running costs are .

I've been on here a while and visit more or less everyday , so I'll be happy to chip in to keep it going .

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 16 October 2023 at 15:23
I guess there may be other one-offs, but the main stuff we had to cover the other week were hosting costs and licence fees for software. I'd expect all-in expenses for a typical year to be somewhere south of 2 grand.
Many years back we moved to a decicated server because traffic was high, we will be getting advice on whether there are reasonable savings to be made by going back to the shared server hosting that we had for Dyxum's early years.

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Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 01:41
Always interesting to have a glimpse behind the curtain


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 09:59
Just tried PayPal, it seems to be insisting I pay in USD, is this correct? I pay my other contacts in GBP.


Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 10:19
Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

Just tried PayPal, it seems to be insisting I pay in USD, is this correct? I pay my other contacts in GBP.


Not sure how it defaults, but we receive money in various currencies - I think you should be able to specify the currency from your end.

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 10:21
Many thanks to all those responding to this - I'm tending to contact back to acknowledge through paypal rather than our PM system as paypal doesn't show email addresses any longer, which is how I always used to match payments coming in to individual members.

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RBJ ~ http://tinyurl.com/h7uhozk - Moderation on Dyxum


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 10:52
Bob, my profile had defaulted to USD, I've changed it to GBP but it still insisted in converting to USD, I sent it anyway.


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 13:20
I tried to send money to "bob.j.dyxum@googlemail.com" for "friends and family" and PayPal is charging $4.99 for the service.
I don't remember having to pay a fee for this kind of transfer before.
Anyone else see this? Is it because it's an international transfer?


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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 13:38
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

I tried to send money to "bob.j.dyxum@googlemail.com" for "friends and family" and PayPal is charging $4.99 for the service.
I don't remember having to pay a fee for this kind of transfer before.
Anyone else see this? Is it because it's an international transfer?


I haven't had chance to look at it yet , I tend to only use PayPal for buying online .
I've only sent money to someone twice when buying off them ( on our sales forum here , one of which was in America from England) and I thought it came up with the option of "gift" which didn't charge .
I presume that option is still there?


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Posted By: Jonas A-R
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 14:28
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

I tried to send money to "bob.j.dyxum@googlemail.com" for "friends and family" and PayPal is charging $4.99 for the service.
I don't remember having to pay a fee for this kind of transfer before.
Anyone else see this? Is it because it's an international transfer?

I also had to pay the fee

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Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 17:27
It didn't charge me a fee but warned me that my credit card company may charge for a cash advance, the same card I've used for years without issue. I used a debit card instead. But it reported that the money I'd sent to Bob had been converted into US dollars, I couldn't see any way to force it to use GBP. Since Bob and I are both in UK, there should be no need to convert currency.


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 19:17
Is there a recommended amount, say per member per month?
Typically about 95% to 99% of people will forego a service rather than pay for it.
That's how most online websites work, anyway.
It'll be interesting to see how many people would be willing to pay so a number can be reached at. Maybe host a poll to gauge interest?

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 21:05
Paypal is the only option to donate? Had a Paypal account for years, used it once....

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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 17 October 2023 at 23:41
Just paid by paypal , set it up as friends and family , payment by UK £ to Bob in UK £ .
Used my debit card , no additional charges were made .

I agree a poll should be set up to gauge how many people would be willing to donate , and averaged across that number , including sponsors or advertising revenue etc , how much needs to be donated in total so a figure needs to be donated ( on average ) per person for the site to continue .
Obviously how much money people have to spare will vary greatly whether it's 50p or £50 it all adds up .

A running total would also be good to be visible , so it can be seen where the forums at .

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 18 October 2023 at 08:34
Bob, IMHO one of the most popular forum models is that for a free account you get lots of adverts and you are limited to what you can do, I.e. cannot buy/sell, cannot post images, cannot access certain areas etc. For an annual “membership” fee you have a better experience without all or so many restrictions.

A good example is Grey Arrows, a UK based drone enthusiast forum who have recently moved to a membership model very successfully.



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Posted By: Michael Johansson
Date Posted: 18 October 2023 at 09:03
Very interesting thread. I am willing to make a donation but first I would like to get some kind of figure of an average and appropriate size of such donation related to the total cost for Dyxum.

I am a member of a club in Sweden with a very popular forum. We have three different levels for users:

1. Guest, can only read public parts of the forum, no registration
2. "Interested" registered user that can write up to 300 posts in public parts of our forum, no pictures, free of charge.
3. "Member", can write unlimited amount of posts including unlimited number of pictures etc. Pictures uploaded and stored on our own server. Access to the whole forum, annual fee of 7.50 GBP.

Today we have roughly 35 000 registered users including 16 000 paying members.

It would be interesting to know how much it would cost per paying member if Dyxum could store uploaded pictures. Today I donīt post any pictures at all as I am fed up with the hassle to upload to a different site, copy link and then go to Dyxum to paste link only to find that links are broken after a couple of years or even months. Boring to look at threads one or two years old or older with so many posts with broken links.

I understand that it all comes down to number of users willing to make donations so a poll makes sense.

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 18 October 2023 at 10:26
My personal inclination is not to follow a subscription model - partly because I'd be concerned that we would be discouraging younger members, or those whose circumstances are not great.

I'd rather that people were able to contribute financially as and when they feel they can. Any contribution is appreciated, of whatever size, and if people are unable or do not wish to contribute financially, a contribution through posting in the forums is still valuable..

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RBJ ~ http://tinyurl.com/h7uhozk - Moderation on Dyxum


Posted By: Phil Wood
Date Posted: 18 October 2023 at 11:59
I would seriously consider a move to shared hosting - I suspect the cost would be dramatically lower. I pay about £300 a year for multiple websites, loads of databases, storage, email, backups, etc. and am looking at cheaper options. The Ad income may cover it.



Posted By: angora
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 04:58
glad you finally get the word out, Bob. often wondered who is paying the bills?
some one has to do it?? ;) it didn't seem fair, so I, for one, would be happy to pay a fair share. since I practically live here, Dyxum being my hangout on the WWW. (hoping for a joined effort, I'm not as rich as I 'look'? but it would def. be coming from a good heart!).

last week I had to pay for something and there were 2 options; either credit card, no fee or PayPal + an extra $2 fee.
something 'new'! waiting for 'instructions'. as I would like to make a payment to Dyxum, not PayPal.



Posted By: Michael Johansson
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 08:41
PayPal fee when sending GBP to Dyxum seem to be 2.4%.

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Posted By: KoBra64
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 09:56
Transfer by Paypal, stated to family, was €2. Didn't see the %rate, maybe it depends on the amount? Anyway, it would be sad if Dyxum would stop.

Maybe it is an option to open up to other brands in a sub-section to create more traffic?


Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 10:07
https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees#:~:text=Its%20free%20to%20use%20PayPal,it%20involves%20a%20currency%20conversion. - PayPal costs are complicated...

Like I said, I do not have PayPal - are there other options to contribute?

Maybe a yearly donation drive is an idea?
I doubt a "different mount cameras" section will improve the number of visitors much. A lot of photographers use Sony but most of them aren't here.....



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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 10:16
Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Transfer by Paypal, stated to family, was €2. Didn't see the %rate, maybe it depends on the amount? Anyway, it would be sad if Dyxum would stop.
Found the Dutch information: https://www.paypal.com/nl/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees#sending-paypal - https://www.paypal.com/nl/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees#sending-paypal

It is €1,99 to send money to the UK from the EER. Really annoying cost structure. There are additional costs for changing currency, if you use a credit card etc. The "market" you're in makes a difference.

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 10:50
Regarding the unexpected currency conversions - it turned out I had the primary currency as dollars previously.

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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 11:39
Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

Originally posted by KoBra64 KoBra64 wrote:

Transfer by Paypal, stated to family, was €2. Didn't see the %rate, maybe it depends on the amount? Anyway, it would be sad if Dyxum would stop.
Found the Dutch information: https://www.paypal.com/nl/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees#sending-paypal - https://www.paypal.com/nl/webapps/mpp/paypal-fees#sending-paypal

It is €1,99 to send money to the UK from the EER. Really annoying cost structure. There are additional costs for changing currency, if you use a credit card etc. The "market" you're in makes a difference.


It seems to avoid paying to transfer money it could be set up with several mods collecting the payments .
Bob collecting U.K payments , a European Mod collection EU payments, and a American Mod collecting US payments.

As the bills are paid out of one pot , these mods could then just do a bank transfer into the one central account .

Sound reasonable?

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C & C welcome.


Posted By: alanfrombangor
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 12:42
Bob, I found my primary currency was USD also, something within paypal must have switched it as it was certainly GBP before. I changed it back but your setting must have forced the conversion when I made the payment.


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 20 October 2023 at 12:47
Originally posted by neilt3 neilt3 wrote:


It seems to avoid paying to transfer money it could be set up with several mods collecting the payments .
Bob collecting U.K payments , a European Mod collection EU payments, and a American Mod collecting US payments.

As the bills are paid out of one pot , these mods could then just do a bank transfer into the one central account .

Sound reasonable?




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Posted By: Fred_S
Date Posted: 21 October 2023 at 12:59
Like most other reactions so far, I am happy to donate to keep this great forum in the air. In my erlay days I offered a donation which wasn't necessary at the time then, but I will make my contribution this weekend too.
I like the idea about collection via geograpichal regions.

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Posted By: Michael Johansson
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 18:03
I still wish Dyxum could host the pictures that are posted in the forums. It is really annoying to find posts only a couple of weeks old lacking the submitted photographs and onlu getting an icon of some kind that. Like this one:

Posted: 2023 September 10 at 01:54
winter is coming

[an icon]

winter is coming II

[an icon]

Macro Mondays Theme: "Leaf"

Sony ILCA-99M2 + Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
f/8.0
50.0 mm
1/125
100


As I donīt post any pics here anymore because of this issue and havenīt done so for a long time I canīt submit a screenshot. Sorry about that!


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Posted By: Harm vb
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 19:47
Without Paypal, how can I donate? And what would be a reasonable donation?

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Posted By: addy landzaat
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 20:21
Originally posted by Michael Johansson Michael Johansson wrote:

I still wish Dyxum could host the pictures that are posted in the forums. It is really annoying to find posts only a couple of weeks old lacking the submitted photographs and onlu getting an icon of some kind that. Like this one:

Posted: 2023 September 10 at 01:54
winter is coming

[an icon]

winter is coming II

[an icon]

Macro Mondays Theme: "Leaf"

Sony ILCA-99M2 + Sony 50mm F2.8 Macro
f/8.0
50.0 mm
1/125
100


As I donīt post any pics here anymore because of this issue and havenīt done so for a long time I canīt submit a screenshot. Sorry about that!
Did a search and it is this thread: https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=140927&PID=1726822&title=leaf-peeping-3#1726822 - https://www.dyxum.com/dforum/forum_posts.asp?TID=140927&PID=1726822&title=leaf-peeping-3#1726822
There probably something wrong with Flickr, Lee has older posts that are fine.

Hosting pictures is expensive and there are several free hosting sites. It might make posting easier for newbies but the regulars have there galleries set up.

Anyway, have the same question as Harm.

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Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 20:34
As far as I go, my Flickr posts are a compromise. I don't watermark my images for artistic reasons and Flickr only allows 1000 or less images in a "free" account. I only have a Flickr account to share here on Dyxum and my wife directs the odd potential client there to get an idea of my work. I cull regularly to stay in the 700-800 image range. The culling usually coincides with a long challenge, then a month or two later I will remove 90% or so of the challenge posts. For themed post I try to maintain the current page series but sometimes forget. People rarely venture below the top 3 pages of a search and I'm not interested in creating a perpetual permanent record photographically. "Always keep moving forward; circle around if you want to look at something again but never reverse." - Me


Posted By: pegelli
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 20:47
For the Dutchies (or other Europeans who can make IBAN bank transfers) who want to donate but don't have PayPal.

If you trust me (and I'm sure you do ) I don't mind a Bank transfer to my account and then I'll pass the money on to Dyxum for you via my PayPal account and send you the proof I did.

When you're interested just send me a PM to work out the exact details and account numbers.

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Posted By: Basil
Date Posted: 27 October 2023 at 21:28
I'm happy to donate to the cause. This forum has been the source of an amazing amount of learning and enjoyment for me over the years.

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Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 28 October 2023 at 04:31
Originally posted by Michael Johansson Michael Johansson wrote:



As I donīt post any pics here anymore because of this issue and havenīt done so for a long time I canīt submit a screenshot. Sorry about that!

Why would my broken link or deleted image prevent you from posting?


Posted By: Michael Johansson
Date Posted: 28 October 2023 at 09:43
Who said that it is your posting that has stopped me from posting pics here? I used Photobucket years ago but something happened and pics where missing or showing with a huge watermark over the entire picture. Thatīs when I stopped posting pictures.

Sometimes I look into old threads in e.g. Themed Views or other treads and find lots and lots of missing pictures. I doubt that is only temporary problems with the different hosting sites. I hold it for more than likely that those free hosting sites suddenly start to charge for their service and some users simply will not pay. In some cases the hosted pictures are then deleted and the linked pictures here on Dyxum are replaced with a boring icon.

If the images had instead been uploaded directly to Dyxum I think this would work flawlessly. It would be very interesting to know how much it would cost for Dyxum to store our uploaded pictures posted in all threads.

As I have said earlier I am a member in a club for motorhome owners here in Sweden. We have about 33000 registered users of our forum. Out of those 17000 are paying members with an annual fee of 7 GBP. Registered users are free of charge and can post up to 300 posts. Paying members can post unlimited amount and we store all submitted files like pdf and other documents as well as photographs. We have no other income than members annual fees and are totally free from any advertising what so ever. Notice that the fee has not changed since the start 17 years ago.

I presume that uploading pictures to Dyxum probably is much larger than to the forum of a motorhome club. Question is how big the difference is and how much that would affect the cost. Bear in mind that the 7 GBP fee to the club could have been reduced by half. Instead we use the margin for sponsoring, club events etc.

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Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 28 October 2023 at 10:40
Unfortunately I don't think we are in a position to offer a hosting service. I was also bitten by photobucket and now pay a small fee (that I resent) to them to avoid the watermark. I also pay a subscription to smugmug.

I'm guessing there must be some free hosting services out there, but I'm a bit out of touch with them.

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Posted By: LAbernethy
Date Posted: 28 October 2023 at 12:43
Originally posted by Michael Johansson Michael Johansson wrote:

Who said that it is your posting that has stopped me from posting pics here? I used Photobucket years ago but something happened and pics where missing or showing with a huge watermark over the entire picture. Thatīs when I stopped posting pictures.

Sometimes I look into old threads in e.g. Themed Views or other treads and find lots and lots of missing pictures. I doubt that is only temporary problems with the different hosting sites. I hold it for more than likely that those free hosting sites suddenly start to charge for their service and some users simply will not pay. In some cases the hosted pictures are then deleted and the linked pictures here on Dyxum are replaced with a boring icon.

If the images had instead been uploaded directly to Dyxum I think this would work flawlessly. It would be very interesting to know how much it would cost for Dyxum to store our uploaded pictures posted in all threads.

As I have said earlier I am a member in a club for motorhome owners here in Sweden. We have about 33000 registered users of our forum. Out of those 17000 are paying members with an annual fee of 7 GBP. Registered users are free of charge and can post up to 300 posts. Paying members can post unlimited amount and we store all submitted files like pdf and other documents as well as photographs. We have no other income than members annual fees and are totally free from any advertising what so ever. Notice that the fee has not changed since the start 17 years ago.

I presume that uploading pictures to Dyxum probably is much larger than to the forum of a motorhome club. Question is how big the difference is and how much that would affect the cost. Bear in mind that the 7 GBP fee to the club could have been reduced by half. Instead we use the margin for sponsoring, club events etc.

I was mentioned, could have been the inference, but I stand corrected as "why would any broken link or deleted image keep you from posting?". Still a valid question.
I do believe "what happened" was hosting sites offered "unlimited" on startup, later looked to monetize by bringing in limits and pay walls, links broken.
We all have our own reasons for being here.


Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 29 October 2023 at 14:55
I've always put my photos on Google photos and linked to them on Dyxum.
Working well so far.

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Posted By: SPcze
Date Posted: 30 October 2023 at 13:38
Thanks for the update. Good to know Dyxum will be here for its 19th birthday in 2024. If you're looking for cheaper hosting, cloud services like AWS or DigitalOcean could be worth exploring.


Posted By: Bob J
Date Posted: 31 October 2023 at 09:03
I've been trying to acknowledge donations via paypal or Dyxum PM where the donations have come in via Pieter, but I've just had one donation where paypal says I can't message and the email used doesn't match to an account here on Dyxum, so I'm guessing that this person has succeeded in maintaining their anonymity...

...Just wanted to assure that person that their contribution is much appreciated, despite my failure to send an individual acknowledgement.

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Posted By: neilt3
Date Posted: 31 October 2023 at 11:15
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

I've been trying to acknowledge donations via paypal or Dyxum PM where the donations have come in via Pieter, but I've just had one donation where paypal says I can't message and the email used doesn't match to an account here on Dyxum, so I'm guessing that this person has succeeded in maintaining their anonymity...

...Just wanted to assure that person that their contribution is much appreciated, despite my failure to send an individual acknowledgement.


Quite possibly a long time lurker who values the forum , but has never joined up .
But anyway .

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C & C welcome.


Posted By: Steve-S
Date Posted: 28 November 2023 at 18:50

I have been much more sporadic than I used to be... just now (end of Nov) saw this thread for the 1st time.

Count me as among the members who would like to donate... but not if PayPal is involved.


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Posted By: adhox
Date Posted: 29 November 2023 at 11:20
Hi Bob, my PayPal uses a different email account, but it has a connection to my real name as shown in my profile here. Not sure if I’m one of your anonymous donors.

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Posted By: mstaben
Date Posted: 30 December 2023 at 20:23

Sent a donation in just now. Happy New Year everyone.



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Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 01 January 2024 at 17:26
Pitched in with my share.

Happy new year to all Dyxumers!

Regards
Sashi

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Posted By: SPcze
Date Posted: 07 February 2024 at 18:07
I'll make sure to check out the donation details and see how I can help.


Posted By: Saratoga
Date Posted: 08 February 2024 at 16:19
I have used a lot of forums over the years that have slowly ceased to be for various reasons. Dyxum is a great place for us and I am pleased to see it still going.

I am on limited funds at the moment so can't pay anything large but I think I can do something small on paypal as a regular payment. I would certainly like to do my bit to support this place as I don't often come here.

This may change, but for now I'll do what I can.

Do you have an additional title for them in the forum such as 'forum supporter'. I have done this on a few of the forums I have run over the years. They're also getting some of my time and effort still but their hosting costs are co shared with a fellow admin and its total is under £100 a year.

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Posted By: Saratoga
Date Posted: 08 February 2024 at 16:43
So what I've discovered is Paypal is fine for one off payments but you (the sender of money) can't set up a continious/repeat payment.

I've tried it with both the setting of 'business' and the 'friends and family' option with no joy.

I've got other 'automatic' payments running for other things I subscribe too but I can't find a way to make Bob J into one of those.

I have tested with 3 payments so far. I suspect at this point my technological skills will take a back burner here and I'll have to put a note in my diary to repeat once a month to make the payment.

I do so prefer the fire and forget option.

Bob. Thank you for your patience.

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Posted By: bonneville
Date Posted: 08 February 2024 at 17:56
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

My personal inclination is not to follow a subscription model - partly because I'd be concerned that we would be discouraging younger members, or those whose circumstances are not great.

Bob, I don’t think I have ever met a more egalitarian person. And of course you are right. And without Dyxum I would never have met you.


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Posted By: skm.sa100
Date Posted: 28 March 2024 at 03:53
As part of my profession, I work with AWS pretty regularly. They've made it incredibly easy to be a tenant.
Not sure if I can help but if the admin team ever decides to try out moving into the cloud I could perhaps of be assistance.
Sashi

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More Dyxumer, less photographer.


Posted By: ifreedman
Date Posted: 29 March 2024 at 03:02
Bob, I just sent a donation. Wish I had more time to post and to post pics on the site. But even though I don't, I still visit regularly and think it's the most awesome international community!!!

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A77ii, A6000 + various alpha, homemade and adapted lenses
Articles: http://dyxum.com/dforum/topic94520.html - Tilt-Shift Lenses


Posted By: Coast
Date Posted: 03 April 2024 at 06:38
Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

As part of my profession, I work with AWS pretty regularly. They've made it incredibly easy to be a tenant.
Not sure if I can help but if the admin team ever decides to try out moving into the cloud I could perhaps of be assistance.
Sashi


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