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    Guys, this is a plead of the last - I can't stress how concerned I am now - last month we only managed to raise 50% of our bill we are now half way through this month and up to yesterday we only had 20% (now with a couple more 52% I got in the chat) this is without doubt the worst I've ever known it. I have until June 5th which I have one more full month and a bit more left if we can't scrape the next then thats it I will have no choice but to close MJJC.

    I have seen only one donation (two more tonight that we're in our party chat) in weeks now and we simply can't survive that way.

    So please I can't stress enough - we need your help - or we are done its over.

    We simply just can't just go thinking what ever who cares - I have no interest in giving that little to the site I use daily.

    Please understand this site its hosting is not free - we need you guys to help us or we're done, its over.
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    Donated!

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    Makes my heart heavy that this place may eventually close. Please donate if you can, MJJC.


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    I really hope fans will be able to donate enough for this forum to keep going. But if not, alternatively have you thought about free forums, Gaz? Like Proboards and there are a number of other forums like that. I'm sure they are somewhat more limited than professional forums, but then you would not have to worry all the time about whether fans will or will not donate enough for you to be able to pay next month's bill.

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    Done !
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    Donated! I'm more of a lurker than a poster lol, but it would be a real shame to see a site so integral to the fan community disappear, there's such a wealth of information and discussion on here dating back years

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    Gaz, is there any way you can reach out to Michael's estate to help fund this place? Or even any of Michael's family members? Seeing as this is the largest MJ community online, it does indeed have an impact on preserving MJ's legacy and is a substantial medium for discussions/awareness regarding new MJ-related projects. The fees associated with running this place would be peanut money to them.

    Threads like this really sadden and scare me; I don't want MJJC to close down! If it were to ever close, would you be able to in essence "freeze" the board? So that new posts/threads could not be added, but it remained in an "archive" state and members could still view the threads/posts that were made on here? Is that possible?

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    Threads like this scare me too. I've donated as well and will definitely try to donate regularly. I don't think I could bear it if this place was gone. It kept all the fans together for over 10 years, through all the good times and the bad. It's home.

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    i wrote down some of my thoughts here http://www.mjjcommunity.com/forum/th...ichael-jackson .I couldn´t just tell others to donate, of course I donated too.
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    Donated!

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    I really hope fans will be able to donate enough for this forum to keep going. But if not, alternatively have you thought about free forums, Gaz? Like Proboards and there are a number of other forums like that. I'm sure they are somewhat more limited than professional forums, but then you would not have to worry all the time about whether fans will or will not donate enough for you to be able to pay next month's bill.
    Unfortunately a free board is not an option, for one we would not be able to take our years of archives so all that would be lost plus the 14 years of members none would be able to go plus the starting of a new url on freeforums.net we would also loose our iconic url which is very powerful on the net and brings new members.

    Threads like this really sadden and scare me; I don't want MJJC to close down! If it were to ever close, would you be able to in essence "freeze" the board? So that new posts/threads could not be added, but it remained in an "archive" state and members could still view the threads/posts that were made on here? Is that possible?
    Unfortunately not as you would still need a server to hold such data and have it viewable online in effect like it is now.

    My only option if this continues is to start reducing server size to bring down how much it cost, but this is a double edge sword because when things get busy say for instance the estate announce a major initiative then we would struggle to stay live and keep going offline due to the server not being able to handle the traffic, so with being the largest most active community comes its downsides that to continue we need the resources to do so.

    If I may say I was expecting this once Petrarose left - to make you all aware bar the ones from others she did pretty much keep us going for over two years with huge donations so I just wanted to pay huge gratitude for her doing that for that time but its obvious that could not continue and rightly so although it was beyond more than appreciated it always frustrated me that with so many members only one was all but keeping our community going, now she has left or taking a break we have to look to all or we just simply have to either downscale or shut up shop, its just a fact of life like a store in the shopping centre who can't pay their rents and rates, at the end of the day if money needs to go out it has to come in, our server suppliers wont care we're a non profit community of fans honouring someone they love, its simply for them if the money os not there they shut us down - lets hope it does not come to that eh.

    Anyway huge thank you to everyone who has helped I am more than sure each one of us are thankful for helping keep our community going, please all i ask is don't forget about us this issue will never go away its ongoing and a fact of life

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    Thank you Gaz. Obviously, if it comes to it, I'd hope it could be downgraded rather than disappear. I donate yesterday. At least I think I did. I got a confirmation email before I'd entered my payment information. Is it on some sort of automatic system?
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    Donated!

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    Gaz, is there any way you can reach out to Michael's estate to help fund this place? Or even any of Michael's family members? Seeing as this is the largest MJ community online, it does indeed have an impact on preserving MJ's legacy and is a substantial medium for discussions/awareness regarding new MJ-related projects. The fees associated with running this place would be peanut money to them.
    I am pretty sure the estate have on many occasions stated they do not endorse or support any third party fan clubs - so at a guess it will be pointless in even asking, although in the big wide world of marketing you have to pay for advertising but in this instance it is a touchy subject as they allow us to use Michael's image and name for promoting Michael's legacy which they have a vested interest in but also you guys the fans want to hear about what they have for us the fans and the wider world, but I have to agree taking up some advertising space to promote their products would be so helpful and in keeping with wanting Michael's legacy to continue in an honourable way online with investing into the very sites they benefit from - perhaps rather than me ask maybe one of you guys out of concern for your beloved community be a better option.

    Ok as you ca see by the Bar we have now got this months and 24% of next months which I will now push onto that that month - many thanks to everyone but please don't forget us next month, all we say is if everyone gave just a little we would have no problems.
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