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 Post subject: Website Down
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:04 am 
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Howdy folks....just wanted to give you the latest on why the website was down at the end of December.

Our website and forum may not be the most active in the world, but they get a ton of page views. People from all over the world look at photos on both the main website and browse the huge amount of information and photos on the forum.

They don't all log in and comment, but they're there....browsing pages and looking.

The good thing about this is that this sort of activity steers a lot of people to the club and it implies that there's a lot of interest in 54 Fords. This version of the website has been around for almost 9 years....and that, combined with the work I've done behind the scenes entering search words, etc has made it very highly ranked on Google and other search engines.

The downside is that big traffic requires big bandwidth and bandwidth costs money. I've made the investment to bump up the club's bandwidth, so I think we'll be good for a while.

It's expensive keeping a club up and running. Other's have folded recently due to increased mailing and web costs, but I'm committed to keeping our 30 year old club alive and kicking.

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 Post subject: Re: Website Down
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:55 am 
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Thanks for all you do, Don! If not everybody is on board w/ bumping up the dues, maybe try to do a kickstarter or something similar so the members who are better off can donate, if they wish.


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 Post subject: Re: Website Down
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:40 pm 
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Can we donate through the paypal account?

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 Post subject: Re: Website Down
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:40 pm 
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paul274854 wrote:
Can we donate through the paypal account?


Yes you can....thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: Website Down
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:59 pm 
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OK, I forgot - what is the email address we use for paypal.

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 Post subject: Re: Website Down
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 5:20 pm 
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