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Due to unforseen circumstances and recent personal events Ive had to make a really hard decision.
As from the end of this month I will not be renewing my hosting service and the forum will have to close due to financial reasons.
Unless someone can come up with a viable solution.

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Hi James, how much does the forum cost to host?
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Due to unforseen circumstances and recent personal events Ive had to make a really hard decision.
As from the end of this month I will not be renewing my hosting service and the forum will have to close due to financial reasons.
Unless someone can come up with a viable solution.

James
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Totally understand the decision James and, much as it must be hard, I know it's been a fight each year for the last few years for you to keep it going at hosting time.

With the advent of Social media it obviously hasn't had the amount of traffic that we used to get so maybe now is the time to say goodbye to an old friend
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I am more than willing to make a contribution to keep it going.
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I too would be happy to donate. An independent, vibrant, open forum is healthy for the club, and all the fans.

How much do we need to raise please ?
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I would contribute...
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I'm guessing that someone would also need to take over ownership and registration from James if he didn't want to continue (with all the potential liabilities that may entail).

We've contributed over the years but James has put a lot of his own funds in. There used to be a method of donation a few years back but that tailed off eventually as people moved away.

Last time round I don't think it was that cheap although I can't remember the cost and there's also the additional bandwidth to pay for if it goes over a certain usage (although, if I recall, that's normally only happened when Lightning have been doing well in a lot of competitions such as last season).
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I can potentially help or build a new one. Depends entirely how much it costs to run.
I have a server too, I'll look into how easy a forum would be to set up.

Alternatively can just use Reddit? I actually just set one up for MKL last week, Still working on the theme though.
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I can potentially help or build a new one. Depends entirely how much it costs to run.
I have a server too, I'll look into how easy a forum would be to set up.

Alternatively can just use Reddit? I actually just set one up for MKL last week, Still working on the theme though.
Sounds very interesting Lawrence, I look forward to seeing an idea of costs when you are ready. I would be happy to contribute as an individual, and might also be interested in advertising my sports business, if that is of interest ?
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Would be interested in knowing the cost too.

I'm also an IT consultant working for a managed service provider, might be able to convince the boss to let me fire up a server in our datacentre and host it for nothing.
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