Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

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Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:21 pm

Happy New Years to all! I'd like to take a brief look at 2018 along with some thoughts for 2019. Over the last year, 105 topics were discussed on the forum. I'd like to welcome the thirty-four members that joined us during the year. We now have 151 users on the board. The Rockman Gear Up Facebook page has 1,254 followers.

The forum software was upgraded to phpBB 3.2 in October after long delay. I made many changes behind the scenes, moving the hosting from Ohio to Oregon and refreshing the operating system and web server software.

That being said, it’s time for the rockman-gearup.com quarterly fund raiser! Our forum exists because of loyal contributors like yourself. There are a lot of ways to contribute. Participation and advocacy are critical.

Another way is financial. Hosting web sites isn’t free. There are costs associated with server hosting, domain registration and purchasing encryption certificates for running a secure web site.

I'm going to do something a little different this quarter. I'm going to set a fund raising target of $71.67 for Q1. That number is the total quarterly cost of the encryption certificate used for rockman-gearup.com and the Amazon instance cost for the t2.small instance that hosts rockman-gearup.com.

I'll report the progress toward the fundraising target on the forum. If the contributions go beyond the fundraising target, the excess will be used to promote the forum on Facebook.

I'll suggest a $3 contribution. You can change that to a different amount. You might consider $5, $10 or $20. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Tell a friend! Here’s the link:

https://paypal.me/rockmangearup/3

Thanks in advance for any and all contributions!

Lastly, thanks for being a member of rockman-gearup.com. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:22 pm

The first contribution already came in. $61.67 to go.
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:21 pm

Another $10 came in. Thank you! $51.67 to go.
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Wed Jan 02, 2019 3:31 am

$3 came in just a few minutes ago. $48.67 to go.
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by mikegiovannucci » Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:28 am

Done!

Thanks for adding me and thanks for keeping her going Bruce.

Mike G.

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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:31 am

Another $20 has come in. $28.67 to go. Thank you!
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:24 pm

Just a bump on the topic. There's still $28.67 to go on the fundraiser. Thank you for any and all contributions!
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:50 am

Another $20 came in. Thanks for the contributions! Only $8.67 to go.
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Re: Rockman Gear Up - A Look Back at 2018 / Q1 Fundraiser

Post by rbc » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:13 pm

A very generous contribution of $40 came in today. That puts us over the mark by $31.33. I'll put it directly into promotion. That closes out this fundraiser, though contributions are always welcome. A big shout-out goes to everyone that contributed to this fundraiser. Thanks for your contributions!
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