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Escribano

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From: England, living in Italy

Closure is postponed 

We have received some serious offers of investment and help that need to be considered. It is clear that the forum is of great value to the many who don't post a lot, which distorts the engagement statistics i.e. meaningful traffic is high but content generation is low.

Like running an online newspaper for free. It's an overhead without other revenue channels, which we don't have. Members add value by creating content.

However, if this help is to be invested, then it is logical to consider keeping the forum running but only if it can do so without significant costs, maintenance and time overheads. The software and server platform are getting old and need complete replacement.

I have postponed closing until I have explored the options. Please register with the FaceBook page in case the forum is attacked again. Any updates will be posted there as well.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 6:47:34
 
estebanana

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Fantastic job.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 7:30:03
 
pundi64

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

This sounds positive



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edguerin

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From: Siegburg, Alemania

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Great news!
I would contribue a lump-sum to save the foro, and would happily pay a yearly membership fee afterwards.
I could also contribute time, if that helps (I'm somewhat IT-savvy, although it's been a while since I've worked with databases).

PM me, if I can be of help.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 8:39:29
 
tele

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

You can maybe put a "donate" paypal button on top of the page like so many other websites have

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 10:02:41
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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 13:26:19
 
jshelton5040

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Have you considered using Patreon? It's simple and gives you a automatic monthly payment. I'd donate.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 13:30:40
 
Escribano

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to jshelton5040

quote:

Have you considered using Patreon? It's simple and gives you a automatic monthly payment. I'd donate.


I'll check it out, thanks!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 13:35:40
 
Piwin

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Olé!!!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 14:06:07
 
Argaith

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From: Iran (living in London)

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

quote:

I would also gladly donate some money to keep this place going. It is too much of a jewel to lose. Not only as a resource but as a place to congregate and truly be our "flamenco selves".


ditto

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 14:49:35
 
Gary Schaecher

 

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Count me in for financial support. Donation or annual fee if fine.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 3 2017 16:26:10
 
Richard Jernigan

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Joined: Jan. 20 2004
From: Austin, Texas USA

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Wonderful! Let us know when you come up with requirements for financial support, and a means to provide it. I'm a member of one very good forum on another subject that has annual membership fees. This one would certainly be worth it to me.

The forum I mentioned doesn't have a hard paywall. There is some free access, even allowing posting. The distinctions among the vaious paid levels are unimportant to me, I just pay what I think it's worth (which is more than the minimum level).

Many thanks for taking another look, Simon.

RNJ
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 2:31:19
 
12850bd

 

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

An annual fee sounds good...I dont see how anyone could balk at the idea.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 3:14:20
 
Oliver

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From: Germany

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

That's good news indeed! I wouldn't mind to donate or to pay an annual fee.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 7:32:18
 
gbv1158

 

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Joined: May 29 2009
From: Italy

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Good news! Great Simon !
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 12:43:14
 
joselito_fletan

 

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Joined: Jan. 24 2017
 

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Great!!! I have been lurking for years and finally signed some months ago. Hope to be able to contribute in any way possible.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 15:52:06
 
BarkellWH

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Joined: Jul. 12 2009
From: Washington, DC

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Simon, my wife and I just returned to Washington from a few days celebrating her birthday at a lodge in Shenandoah National Park. We deliberately avoided computers and E-mail, so I was surprised when I returned today and read about the possible demise of the Foro. I would gladly contribute an annual fee if you come up with a way to forward it to you. I would prefer something like a bank-to-bank transfer, as I don't like posting my credit card information on the internet, even when it supposedly (but never really is) secure.

Hope something can be worked out to keep the Foro going.

Cheers,

Bill

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 4 2017 18:07:53
 
Haithamflamenco

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From: Bahrain

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

happy and ready to donate

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2017 9:17:24
 
Haithamflamenco

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From: Bahrain

RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

quote:

I'll check it out, thanks!


Maestro ... its time to make money from this forum

you deserve it , its been free since 2003,

its time now for you to rest and get paid

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 5 2017 9:22:00
 
RobF

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Count me in for a donation or organized regular contribution. I’ve been lurking here for ten years and it would be a shame to lose the Foro. I’ll happily contribute towards its continuation. :)

Rob
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 6 2017 0:21:06
 
David Aragon

 

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Thanks Simon for the closure postponement and also thank you for keeping the forum alive for these many years.

I'm not an active poster but I can say I'm an active lurker. It's the only forum I visit and to see it disappear would be difficult to bear. I am with so many others that express their determination to keep this forum going (or a brand new one altogether) by donating startup funding and agreeing to a subscription fee of some sort.

The vast majority of us don't live in Andalusia but I find this forum keeps me in touch and up to date with the world of Flamenco; after all Flamenco has reached the global stage. And the discussions (some would refer to them as BS) can be downright entertaining, the mud slinging alone would be worth the price. As said earlier, I don't post hardly ever but I've become familiar with the active posters both players and luthiers and their sharing of information is extremely appreciated and that also is worth the price.

So again Simon, a very grateful thank you for all your time, effort, and financial resources for keeping alive this very unique forum and count me in financially to help with any needed funding.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 8 2017 4:10:13
 
Anders Eliasson

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to David Aragon

quote:

And the discussions (some would refer to them as BS) can be downright entertaining, the mud slinging alone would be worth the price.


ehem... Maybe its about time that we, the mudslingers, get payed as well. It could be that the foro would live up a little bit.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 9 2017 9:45:40
 
rodrigovalt

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

Happy to read this! I wouldn’t mind donating.
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Nov. 9 2017 22:39:29
 
Sr. Martins

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RE: Closure is postponed (in reply to Escribano

I wouldn't mind getting paid

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