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    Default IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: It's Time To Start Sharing The Burden...

    Guys - I'm affriad this is the final, I really want to keep this place hosted on it's server, but I am no longer willing to pay for it in full, I get nothing from this place, I don't even visit or post very often anymore...

    I am more than willing to keep the hosting going and as and when needed to sort any technical issues (when I have the time) But I'm really sorry to say that I am not willing to pay for it anymore, at least all on my own.

    So 2020 is a new direction, you guys the active users need to come together yoursleves and between you decide, perhaps have conversations, pm each other or others to help, its either that I will be removing this site and forum's server.

    These are the times we are in and this is the future...

    I'm so so sorry to bring this to you all, but I feel I have been putting it of for a few years now in hope something will come along and your MJ santuary away from all the haters and liars will continue, but its not to be and clearly we as a community need to take the burden or its over.

    Anyways guys, all you got to do is perhaps organise some sort of collective group that manages things between you all to ensure this is actioned, by making steps to get those who use this place, love this place, call this place thier MJ home, help keep it.

    Anyways guys, much love to you all, I really do hope for a collective community outcome to this situation.

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    Default Re: Time To Start Sharing The Burden...

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaz View Post
    Guys - I'm affriad this is the final, I really want to keep this place hosted on it's server, but I am no longer willing to pay for it in full, I get nothing from this place, I don't even visit or post very often anymore...

    I am more than willing to keep the hosting going and as and when needed to sort any technical issues (when I have the time) But I'm really sorry to say that I am not willing to pay for it anymore, at least all on my own.

    So 2020 is a new direction, you guys the active users need to come together yoursleves and between you decide, perhaps have conversations, pm each other or others to help, its either that I will be removing this site and forum's server.

    These are the times we are in and this is the future...

    I'm so so sorry to bring this to you all, but I feel I have been putting it of for a few years now in hope something will come along and your MJ santuary away from all the haters and liars will continue, but its not to be and clearly we as a community need to take the burden or its over.

    Anyways guys, all you got to do is perhaps organise some sort of collective group that manages things between you all to ensure this is actioned, by making steps to get those who use this place, love this place, call this place thier MJ home, help keep it.

    Anyways guys, much love to you all, I really do hope for a collective community outcome to this situation.

    Best,
    Gaz
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    Default Re: Time To Start Sharing The Burden...

    Ok but under donations then I checked earlier it said you had received $80 and the goal for this month was $100 so I donated $20.

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    Hey, I’m fine with making a monthly donation to help keeping this going.
    Maybe you could set up a Patreon to collect the donations automatically? https://www.patreon.com/
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    Default Re: Time To Start Sharing The Burden...

    Gaz,

    I'm happy to help out either from technical side or donation wise.

    Can you give some statistics on how big DB is, where it's currently hosted (type of hosting: shared, VPS etc) and the costs associated with it?

    Just trying to understand what could be done to bring down costs and to improve things.

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    I'm really saying this with love for this place. MJJC does not have to shut down, a facelift is needed. Pride needs to be put aside, peoples talent need to be utilized, and progression with the times must be brought in.

    MJJC has many followers and many people that have a level of distrust. I am openly saying this because I want this place to continue! I have had a number of individuals stop speaking to me because of the fact I've always called mjjc (and prior to that mjjf) 'home'.

    A public 'changing of the guards' with a public announcement revealing the change and campaign would do a lot. There are several things we could be doing to save this.

    * donation of talent
    * A unique paid section with good incentive to actually use it
    * youtube live


    Things could be stripped back, the pressure of the name that comes with mjjc needs to be looked at differently. There are people that love coming to mjjc yet feel obligated to stay away because of social pressure.

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    Default Re: Time To Start Sharing The Burden...

    I think right now in this thread it would be best to focus on solving the financial and hosting situation, and keep other discussions in a separate thread.

    Gaz can’t and shouldn’t have to pay for this out of their own pocket. And if people like Herrie have ideas how to save some money on the hosting costs, even better.

    Let’s focus on that for now, until it’s solved.
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    donated a few times in the past.. just did it again and will always donate when i have money!
    everyone should do.. at least 10 dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kai View Post
    donated a few times in the past.. just did it again and will always donate when i have money!
    everyone should do.. at least 10 dollars.
    A Patreon would make it easy for people to donate on a regular basis, so that Gaz won’t have to worry about it anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Herrie View Post
    Gaz,

    I'm happy to help out either from technical side or donation wise.

    Can you give some statistics on how big DB is, where it's currently hosted (type of hosting: shared, VPS etc) and the costs associated with it?

    Just trying to understand what could be done to bring down costs and to improve things.

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    Herrie can you pm Gaz about this? It sounds like you know what you're talking about and we need a more lasting solution than the waves of donations that are a result of the Gaz asking for help.

    I've donated every now and then and am willing to back up this place financially on a monthly basis but we will only gather enough people to do this if people are informed on the possibilities, on how there money is spent and get insight on what's needed.

    I'm sure there is a solution for this. Let's keep this thing going people and thank you Gaz for all you've done.

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    Greez and as soon i just join a few months ago. i'm gonna be honest. this is a great oldest MJ site i been to so far. this site does need more updates and mods. if the owner planning on leaving we need another well respect older MJ fan.

    this is great site been going for 17-18 years. i don't wanna see it go. and newer fans and older fans alike been joining this site since the fallout early this year march.

    i hope this place get enough donations and a new owner and some more mods. a lot of people from the older gen and new gen are here. so i only wish this site the best as we stand.

    if this end, it's was nice joining this site for a few months. great to see mj fans still around and saving his legacy.

    is there any other sites to recommend if this site close down?



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    Quote Originally Posted by NatureCriminal7896 View Post
    if this site close down?
    We won’t let this happen.
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    I hope so.



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    how money does this site runs on?



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    I am willing to contribute as well.

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