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*State of the Website July 2018*

Discussion in 'Website Discussion' started by jar546, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. jar546

    jar546 *****istrator

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    Stardate July 2018
    We have been cruising through the internet now almost 9 years without stopping. This October will be the anniversary of our launch. At this time the fuel probes are being depleted, down to 57 Sawhorses as of this morning. Rather than stop until we refuel, I would prefer to have inflight fueling to see if we could add more Sawhorses to our supply which will allow us to maintain course and even gain some speed.

    Many of you have been enjoying the ride here on the Starship TBCF and we are happy to accommodate you as we know this journey is important to you. I am now asking those that have been traveling with us for years and those that recently docked to consider upgrading from free to the Sawhorse class which allows access to other parts of the mothership and gives you a greater sense of community.

    Starship TBCF has been a great vehicle for thousands and thousands of people to help you get where you are going as we travel through this complicated maze of the black hole known as "construction codes." As we take on more passengers, however, it is a greater strain on our fuel so the time has come once again to ask you to pitch in and give us some fuel.

    For those that have already paid for an upgrade to the Sawhorse cabin and have not been seated, please contact me via PM and let me know when you upgraded. Our communication lines with the Paypal transport vehicle was broken and has since been restored.

    Please click on this link to be teleported to the account upgrade solarium where you can help to fuel the mothership: https://www.thebuildingcodeforum.com/forum/account/upgrades

    Thank you,

    Captain Jerk
     
  2. ICE

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    Maybe free is just not a viable option.
     
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    yes but it is a double edge sword. Growth is based on activity and activity decreases severely when you can't access without paying. I totally get you and agree but, ughhhh, this is never an easy fix nor is there a simple answer.
     
  4. ICE

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    The thread an average day has been viewed over 225K times in seven years. Other threads get plenty of action. Perhaps letting people see the first 50 pages will get them to pay for the next 93.
     
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    I will see what limitations the platform allows me to put in place.
     
  6. cda

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    Or how about a donation button

    So for one timers

    They hit the button and do a one time donation???
     
  7. jar546

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    I have been trying to figure out how to implement this for a long time but running into problems. My IT guy is currently away. I have to get the right code that works inside this platform and find the best place to put it.
     
  8. cda

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    Or a link to an ongoing go fund me account?????

    Not into that IT stuff either.
     
  9. jar546

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    That is a thought but we already made it to where we need to be. I think that is for a project.
     
  10. Inspector Gift

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    Jeff, I tried so see when my 2-yr subscription expires, but I couldn't find it. Do you have a link to show when our membership expires?
    I went ahead and renewed for another 2 years. If there is an overlap of subscriptions, will it be added to the new one?
     
  11. cda

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    If you click on the picture top right of the page

    Go down to account upgrades

    It will show either you have expired or expectation date.

    If expired I can’t help you
     
  12. jar546

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    Bumping the thread up.
     
  13. Keystone

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    I do not agree with the idea of limiting viewership in any manner, I believe it would be counterproductive as you want to encourage people to scour the site and view the content to see its value.

    I'm not an IT guy and I do not know associated costs of setting anything up but its IT so it cant be cheap living in a basement wearing pajamas but here is my suggestion, when individuals sign up to post and respond they provide an email so what about something that generates an automatic email say about 3 days after they post that offers subscription or donation? A reminder of sorts.

    What do the IT folks suggest, I'm sure you've spoken with your IT guy do they offer any suggestions?
     
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