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« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2006, 10:34:24 AM »
In my Goldie-the-fundraiser persona, I'm going to bump this occasionally.

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« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2006, 10:34:24 AM »
In my Goldie-the-fundraiser persona, I'm going to bump this occasionally.

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« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2006, 10:42:23 AM »
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I'm sure we can do that within the next few days, yes?



If there were a couple of weeks I'd be happy to send some money. The next few days? Impossible.

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« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2006, 02:10:39 PM »
I sent something via paypal. Not much but hopefully it will help. :)

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« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2006, 06:32:59 PM »
Okay, wait one minute here. We need a plan first. What is the money going toward? Can we feasibly raise enough money for the goal as a collective? Cause if we can't, I don't know how useful it would be for a few board individuals to send Debra small amounts of money. It would probably help Debra out personally which I have no problem with. But, what is the goal?

If we want a new server, I suspect a good one would cost at least 2-3 grand, and that may be on the low side. Maybe Steve knows more about the cost of these things. I don't think many of us have a lot of money to spend right away, but maybe we can do this over a few months. We could put aside a small amount of money each month, and add up how much money we manage to save after about six months or so.

What do you think?

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« Reply #20 on: August 13, 2006, 07:57:04 PM »
Someone please educate me. The servor? Who/What is that? Is that the phpBB thingy?

I have seen other boards use same, and they run quite effortlessly, so what exactly is the problem?
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« Reply #21 on: August 13, 2006, 08:06:19 PM »
I was sending something so that Debra can get a new compy so she can administer to the site, as I think the second hand one she was using was irreversibly on the fritz. I thought the server problems were with the hosting company. I didn't know there were any plans to get our own server. :?

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2006, 08:52:15 PM »
Oh well, maybe you gals are right. I thought a server needed to be set up to run the site. I thought that because JF set up his computer as a server to run EM, didn't he?

Okay well, if we just need a good new computer, that would be a lot cheaper. A thousand bucks?

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« Reply #23 on: August 13, 2006, 09:12:53 PM »
If she already has monitor and peripherals, it's a lot less.

You can get a decent desktop for $400-$600

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« Reply #24 on: August 13, 2006, 09:28:46 PM »
I'm not sure if this could be helpful until the money is raised.

Debra if you are reading this at library sometime and you dont already belong Freecycle Lindsay, get registered and ask for a Desktop.

Here is Toronto's; http://groups.yahoo.com/group/freecycleto/
Toronto has 2 others as well, Cabbagetown plus Annex/U of T
 So if someone belongs there, please have a look see under the offerings.

I don't think I should put out an ad on Peterborough's under my own e-mail and name, cos it would be kind of disengenous of me. Ya think?

I mean I usually ask for old pieces of interesting furniture I can refinish to make a buck or two and if I asked for a desktop, well I just dunno.

Anyway, Torontonians, take a look at the recycle there to see if a desktop is being offered. Or join and then place ad.
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« Reply #25 on: August 14, 2006, 07:08:58 AM »
And we're back, after our weekend marathon of round-the-clock self-help broadcasts for chronic thread drifters, all grippingly narrated by our very own fern hill, WBNR's answer to Jerry Lewis. Take a bow, fern hill, and shed some photogenic elephant tears of relief and self-congratulation for our viewers.  :)

We'll be bringing you your morning snooker show, direct from Scunthorpe, for the next couple of hours, but we wanted to catch all those working stif ... I mean, people heading back to the office this morning after such a beautiful weekend, to remind you all of this campaign.

Yes, that's right, members: the boss needs to be reconnected, or the show may not be going on all that much longer. Our current goal is about $500, and we'll be back later to report on how much of a draw Goldie Hill has been so far.

In the meantime, enjoy your snooker, and thank you for supporting WBNR.

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« Reply #26 on: August 14, 2006, 07:34:13 AM »
How much time do we have? What have we raised so far?

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« Reply #27 on: August 14, 2006, 07:35:18 AM »
Our gnomes are working on those questions at this very minute, caller. And we'll get back to you.

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« Reply #28 on: August 14, 2006, 12:01:24 PM »
I'd say we're over halfway to our goal. I've heard from the boss, and she is feeling very heartened.

But let's not lose our momentum, fans and members of BNR.

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« Reply #29 on: August 14, 2006, 12:54:17 PM »
Right then. Must nip out to mail box. More than halfway, eh? That's terrific.  

Next, we have to get all those thank-you gifts out. And isn't it wonderful how many BnRers want to improve on their ability to stay on topic? :duck

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