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Old 11-11-2009, 02:15 AM   #1
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Hi All, we are looking at upgrading our forum software to vBulletin. I feel that we have outgrown phpBB and vBulletin is more robust and has a ton more features that will make this site even better. The cost of the software is $235. I am asking the community here to donate anything they can towards this cost. Once we have enough funds we will purchase the software and install and migrate over the Database and then test and configure. This should take a week or two.

If you could donate anything it would be greatly appreciated and it will be noted under your profile on the new board.

Please send any donations to jhabers@gmail.com or click on the "donate now" button in the forum here.

Please also post below once you donate!

Thanks! We are excited in bringing this forum to the next level!

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Old 11-11-2009, 04:25 AM   #2
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Challenge to all users!! :hello:

Count me in John. $30 bones.

Funny, never even got the hull wet this season (dislocated temporary in Texass). Never even got to summerize it even. Back in storage, next season will be better!

Thanks for keeping this forum alive. I know its helped a lot of boaters besides myself.

Full sails to all, ski season is on. :mrgreen:
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Old 11-11-2009, 08:03 AM   #3
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$ 10 donation 11/11/09. Let me know if you need more than that.
Thanks for all you do.

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Old 11-11-2009, 04:31 PM   #4
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$25 donation made on 11/11/09. Thanks for all you do.

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Old 11-11-2009, 09:47 PM   #5
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Paypal sent.

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Old 11-11-2009, 10:10 PM   #6
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Thanks so much everyone who has donated so far. Hopefully we will have enough funds by the 16th to get in on vBulletin's pre order special. I'm very excited!

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Old 11-11-2009, 11:33 PM   #7
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love this site hope this helps $$$
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Old 11-12-2009, 04:34 PM   #8
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Just made my contribution. Thanks for the great forum here.
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Old 11-12-2009, 05:10 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone! :hello: , there is about $120 in the paypal account, so a little over $100 more and we are there!
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Old 11-12-2009, 09:21 PM   #10
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DANG...how'd I miss this one!!....send me your address..I'll shoot a check over this week...


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Old 11-13-2009, 12:21 AM   #11
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I sent you a 25 buck donation. Thanks for the board!
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:34 AM   #12
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Can you message me an address for a check?

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Old 11-13-2009, 08:48 PM   #13
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Done via Paypal. Nobody cares how much money they saved when they're all alone with a problem and nobody to get advice from. Think of it as the money you save by doing the work you would have otherwise had to pay a professional to do.

Let's not be quick to seek advice and slow to support the resources. Especially you site members with a Lt Commander status or higher. We participate in one of the most exepensive recreational hobbies out there........we can ALL afford a couple of dollars. :mrgreen:
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Old 11-16-2009, 06:57 PM   #14
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What's the magic number to put us over the top?
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Old 11-17-2009, 05:42 PM   #15
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We are good, software purchased. I will be making a post soon to detail some features and a time lime to get it up and running.

Also looking for a (graphic artist / designer / all around good guy) member to join seapuppy and myself with running the new board. If anyone is interested please PM me

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Old 12-01-2009, 02:44 AM   #16
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Just want to give a small update, Like I posted previously the new forum software has been purchased, it is currently in the beta4 stage. vBulletin 4 beta 4, We have installed it and have a test forum set up that seapuppy and I are currently in the process of learning and working on customizing the layout. There will be a bunch of new features:

Some include a new

Article-based CMS Publishing (Content Managment System) - I would love to fill this with How-To's, reviews ect. Get thinking guys! Do you have any tips or tricks that you can post that would be helpfull?

Blogs - Users can have their own blogs on the site...Have a nice day out on the boat and want to post about it with some pics? Go to a boat show and want to talk about it? ect....Blogs can also be promoted into the CMS which is pretty cool....threads can too!

Built in photo gallery for users, very nice and easy to use!

A very nice UI (User Interface)

A few downsides:

Your current passwords will not convert over, you will need to reset your password the first time you try to login to the new board (you will need to click on "forgot password")

Currently IE6 doesnt not work (or looks horrible) with the new software, they say that they will fix this but currently it does not look pretty

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More updates to come once we make more progress

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