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Tin Soldier
01-18-2011, 03:07 PM
This free software is limiting in what we can do.
I checked out the other stuff like RCC uses and it's amazing. Calendar for events and things, groups, spam control, news boards, and more. Only trouble is it costs $250 for the software. If everyone pitches in to help we could buy it.

You can gift your donations to ryan@newideascorp.com Make sure when you send money that you choose the gift option and put EPA in the memo.

The new software will have Stars for supporting members just like RCC does. Anyone who helps out now will automatically be a star holder.


Donations:
[################################################## ############] $285

Thanks to:
Eric (Smokin Gun) - $50
Wes (brazwewn) - $20
Rik (rik) - $10
Jamie (Maxwedge) - $40
Rich (losiredcatcrawler) - $30
Adam (StartGateCrasher) - $20
John (jslick) - $40

Tire and T-Shirt Raffle:
To date - $45

Any extra will be put towards the yearly hosting of the site and domain registration and updates to the software package. Thanks to everyone who donated! You may still donate if you want to, it will go towards the other expenses of this site that I currently pay for out my own pocket.

PontiacGT201
01-18-2011, 07:37 PM
Well let me know where to send the money. Spammers are getting old haha.

JSLICK
01-18-2011, 08:41 PM
I'm in too. Darrin, Ryan put the info in the first post.

You can gift your donations to ryan@newideascorp.com

brazwewn
01-18-2011, 09:39 PM
80 committed so far.

Wes

PontiacGT201
01-19-2011, 08:23 AM
Ill be sending in mine on Thursday. So worth it for this site

JSLICK
01-19-2011, 09:50 PM
Talked to Rich and the club will be kicking in some funds also from our account.

Tin Soldier
01-20-2011, 01:33 AM
Talked to Rich and the club will be kicking in some funds also from our account.

Nice!

Ironman19
01-20-2011, 01:34 AM
I'll be pitching in some and so will the club

brazwewn
01-20-2011, 02:07 AM
PayPal gift sent

Wes

rik
01-20-2011, 11:10 PM
Paypal gift sent

take care,
rik

rik
01-21-2011, 02:27 AM
i was just doing the math. as of right now there is $80 ready to go for the software. so $250 - $80 = $170 and there are 104 members (according to the members list) subtract the 3 that already donated and Tin (cuz he'll be using the software) that leaves 100 members.. so $170 / 100 members = $1.70 to just cover the cost of the software. thats less than $2 to get a kick @$$ site. i would say thats reasonable... then again we dont live in a perfect world. juss sayin...

we got a good thing going here and it can only get better. I also believe we have some really good and dedicated people who not only donate their time but there money. (time=money) (admins-mods-ect) i think with this software it would free up some of their time to be with family and/or do some work on the rigs! also if any admins/mods feel that this post is out of line, feel free to delete it.

take care fellow EPA members,
rik

Tin Soldier
01-21-2011, 05:44 AM
yeah so we have $120 turned in so far. SO really we only need another $130 to make this happen. It would be great if it could happen this week while I am on super fast internet, but I think I will have decent internet when I get to Texas next week so it's all good.

Tin Soldier
01-22-2011, 04:58 AM
Up to $150 now turned in. Woohoo. Only $100 more to go. Check first post for list of donaters and progress.

Tin Soldier
01-26-2011, 02:49 AM
So close. Come on fellas. Just a few more $$ and we will have it!

JSLICK
01-26-2011, 02:56 AM
I get paid tomorrow, $$ will be on the way then. How much do we still need??

Tin Soldier
01-26-2011, 03:32 AM
View the first post for the updates. I have been keeping a running tab.

JSLICK
01-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Just sent $40. I think we met the goal. Awesome guys, I am proud to be a part of this club!

PontiacGT201
01-27-2011, 11:19 PM
Ok can post again. Just transfered my check to my bank so hope tomorrow I can send in my donation. But ill have it sent in by sunday I hope.

rik
01-27-2011, 11:43 PM
I am proud to be a part of this club!

me too!

there....i posted again :lol:

adamped92
01-28-2011, 02:24 AM
how much still needed

JSLICK
01-28-2011, 03:10 PM
We have almost reached the goal. Please read Ryan's 1st post for more info. We have to vote as a club, but I feel it would be a good idea to pass some of our reserve money at the end of the season to help Ryan defray the cost of the site. What are your feelings on this?

Thank You everyone that donated out of your own pocket. You make this club great!

John

Tin Soldier
01-28-2011, 03:32 PM
Sorry guys I totally spaced when I was reading up on the new software. An upgrade is $250, the new license is $285. Grr. So we still need $30 more to get it.

Here is what we get though

Vbulletin 4.0 publishing suite

* Indefinite software license
* Includes Forums, Blogs, and CMS modules
* Free updates for this version
* Discounts for next version upgrades
* Free forum and ticket support
* Total value: $495


So the software license shouldn't need upgraded and there is free support included.

brazwewn
01-28-2011, 07:45 PM
I think it is more than apprpriate to pass along the money at the end of the year to help with the site.

Wes


Sorry guys I totally spaced when I was reading up on the new software. An upgrade is $250, the new license is $285. Grr. So we still need $30 more to get it.

Here is what we get though

Vbulletin 4.0 publishing suite

* Indefinite software license
* Includes Forums, Blogs, and CMS modules
* Free updates for this version
* Discounts for next version upgrades
* Free forum and ticket support
* Total value: $495


So the software license shouldn't need upgraded and there is free support included.

rik
01-29-2011, 01:08 AM
I think it is more than apprpriate to pass along the money at the end of the year to help with the site.

Wes



i completely agree. i 2nd the motion..

Tin Soldier
01-29-2011, 04:40 AM
Got $30 more sent just now and ordered the software. Probably won't get it until Tuesday or Wednesday. I will be parked at a campground that has WIFI so hopefully I can get it all up and running.

JSLICK
01-29-2011, 04:43 AM
Sweet, thanks

PontiacGT201
01-29-2011, 09:31 AM
Just sent in $30. Finally got a 3g sig

Tin Soldier
02-04-2011, 04:14 PM
Everyone who paid to help bring the new software automatically got added to the paid supporters group.