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Discussion in 'Announcements' started by SimonV, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. zxspectrum

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    Its a good forum to be fair, it feels good to give something back

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  2. madman045

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    Hi, I thought my membership was set to automatically renew... i guess not, i'll look at why shortly

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    WIP: MCSA 2008, VCP5-DCV, ITIL V3
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  3. SimonV
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    Only the 1 month upgrade is auto renew.
     
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  4. JK2447
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    Hi all, straight to the point, I need your help to keep CF alive in 2018. Hosting costs me more than we earn through google ads. I appreciate your support and I look for ways to repay your loyalty (dogecoin etc), but I need your help to keep the site running and make improvements. Going premium is a huge help to the site and ensures we can keep our doors open to help people on their certification and career journey. Kindest regards, Jim (CF owner)
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
  5. Sparky
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    I’ll see what I have left after the car has been through its service and MOT :)

    One thing though – seems to be difficult to find a link to the Premium Member page – perhaps have a link on the main page? :)
     
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    Thanks Sparky. Exactly the feedback I’m after. I’ll mske it easier to find
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
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    Thank you for the feedback Sparky, I appreciate it. I've added a link to the top of every page now. If anyone has any suggestions for the site please say and I'll do my best, hopefully with a quicker turn around (just started a new job)
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
  8. Jaskasy

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    You are right , My friend was like this.
     
  9. madman045

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    Hi, it's been a while, so i see the website doesn't show me as a premium member anymore, however my Paypal is still paying £2.50 a month... any idea? Thanks
     
    Certifications: 70-270, 70-290, PRINCE2 Foundation, VCA-DCV & VCA-DT
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    HI @madman045 I suspect this could be an error from when I took over the site in November I think it was. I've checked the paypal account I use and it doesn't show any payments from you. Are you able to cancel it on your end? Sorry about this, I was unaware of this
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
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    Hi All

    As you know Certforums is now almost 16 years old, and in order to keep it running I have ads that help to pay for the hosting and other associated costs of running the forum. Unfortunately the advertising revenue no longer covers the hosting costs as traffic to the site has reduced over the years. Premium Membership was created to remove advertisements and allow members to donate towards keeping us going. If traffic increased I'd like to remove Premium Membership altogether but until it does, I've lowered the cost of all Premium Memberships as follows:

    CF Supporter was £1 per month, now £0.50
    Premium Membership (1 month)
    was £2.50, now £1
    Premium Membership (6 months) was £14, now £5
    Premium Membership (1 year)
    was £25, now £10
    Premium Membership (2 years)
    was £40, now £18
    Gold Membership
    was £80, now £30

    Certforums really appreciates your support and all donations go towards the sites hosting, licence costs, and domain costs. We appreciate you dropping by to offer your opinions and experiences on your IT Certification journey, or just to chat with old friends. If you can donate, fantastic and if not, if you're here reading this, also fantastic.

    Thanks
    Jim
     

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    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
  12. dmarsh

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    Try hosting it on the AWS free tier if traffic is low? GCP also has a free tier.
    Plans out there from £2 a month, https://www.bgocloud.com/
     
  13. JK2447
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    Thanks for the suggestions but they're no good for xenforo sadly
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)
  14. dmarsh

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    Just PHP on Linux init?
     
  15. JK2447
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    JK2447 Petabyte Poster Administrator

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    It is mate with MySQL but our DBs being so old are pretty big for all of this text but it’s more the CPU and network bandwidth requirements for this place. Simon used a lesser VPS a while back and the place ground to a halt. Despite the posts dwindling from the glory days we still get tons of lurkers who don’t post
     
    Certifications: VCP4, VCP5, VCP6, VCP6.5, VMConAWS Skill, BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VSP, VTSP
    WIP: VCAP 6.5 DCV (Design)

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