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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 pm 
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Hi all
This is Meriel, Mel's friend who is slightly in charge of domain name and the hosting for QO.
So, the domain name is up for renewal and I am wondering if you guys need this forum to continue being here? Are you using it enough to warrant the maintenance and expense?

I need to renew by 17th October so if you can email me at qo@2m.org.uk with your thoughts that would be much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:29 pm 
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Whilst there are only a few regular contributors, there are hundreds of views.

If we are doing some good, it would be nice to keep it running for a while as a memorial.

I'm sure that we regulars would be happy to chip in a few quid should that be of help.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:54 pm 
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I've been hanging around here for quite some time and it will be sad to see it go, however I can understand there is a cost issue and the site does not make money in any way I can see- not enough activity to justify Ads.

I once suggested moving this to a free platform such as Facebook, perhaps under the Quaffers name. If someone wants to create the page and be admin i will partake. There are many benefits to a FB page, uploading photos and videos etc. Of course, that would mean having to come out of the dark for some of us................ 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:45 pm 
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GK wrote:
I once suggested moving this to a free platform such as Facebook, perhaps under the Quaffers name. If someone wants to create the page and be admin i will partake. There are many benefits to a FB page, uploading photos and videos etc.)


WHAT a good idea. I admin a biker's site and would be happy to set this up and admin it.

Is it OK to use the Quaffers name ?

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Seems that there are a few FB pages with 'quaffer' involved. but an apostrophe and 'offers' should make us unique.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:19 pm 
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Thanks for the replies and thoughts. If you would prefer to keep it on the Forum, it costs £14.37 for the domain name for 2 years and at the moment I am hosting it alongside my commercial clients at a rate of £35/year. So it isn't a huge amount, and I am happy to carry on doing that.
If we decide to keep it going, I think a little revamp would be a good idea - suggestions welcome!

However, if you think a Facebook page would give you a bit more leeway with photos and videos etc, then let me know and I will ask Mel's children and David to see if they have any objections about the name - I would mention it to Sandra (Birds with Bottle) as well.

I will renew the domain for now and if we make 31 October the deadline for a decision, that gives everyone some time to think about it.

I am glad to see that you are all keeping in touch with each other and it is a nice memorial.
Meriel


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:45 am 
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Bacchus wrote:
Seems that there are a few FB pages with 'quaffer' involved. but an apostrophe and 'offers' should make us unique.


Indeed B, I took a look the other day, couldnt see a 'Quaffers Offers' page, but even if we're not allowed to use that exact phrase there are plenty to work with, 'Quaffers & Scoffers' etc., bring good food into it, restaurant recco's with decent wine lists.

I run my companies webpage, plus I have several of my own art page's and an e-commerce site to run, don't want to take another one on but if you set the page up I will join, others will follow Im sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:06 pm 
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Happy to go with either option.
Would seem a shame to let this lapse after all the good work Mel had done.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:03 pm 
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Well, if it's only those costs then I am firmly in favour of keeping this web page.

Perhaps some new twists to get more active peeps involved. Yeah Meriel, saving it is good.

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