Cycle Chat Funding

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by domtyler, 27 Mar 2008.

  1. domtyler

    domtyler Über Member

    While it is nice that Shaun provides his services for free, I sometimes feel that there should be a way that we can make a donation or something. After all, these things don't cost nothing to keep going.
  2. tdr1nka

    tdr1nka Taking the biscuit

    Having 'bought the t-shirt', I am already both a free and a friedly mobile advertisment for this most erstwhile forum, and would like that taken into consideration please.:wacko:
  3. Maz

    Maz Guru

    Shaun is 'admin' I take it?
    We could all chip in and buy him a present or something.
  4. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    is there a sudden paranoia that he's going to bugger off in a huff and start talking to sheep?

    i can't speak for shaun, but if he was after cash he could have taken a small cut from the jerseys, and i doubt anyone would have minded at all. the fact that i'm pretty sure that wasn't the case is a testament to the bloke's good character.
  5. Arch

    Arch Married to Night Train

    Salford, UK
    I'll buy him tea and cake when we meet up to swap the jersey...:wacko:
  6. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    Or could we all club together to pay for some advertising to attract more members (assuming we want them).

    I've always thought it would be good to see if C+ would accept a regular small ad from us on their Web Directory page.
  7. QuickDraw

    QuickDraw Senior Member

    I've been thinking about this for a while. I was going to try and do something by PM to keep it a secret but it's out now so here goes.

    I thought that we should mark the anniversary of The Great Migration from C+ and show our appreciation of Shaun at the same time.

    I've no idea how you organise a whipround in cyberspace though so it might be tricky but assuming we can raise some funds I had a few ideas for you to think about and add to:

    A present for Shaun - although he obviously isn't doing this for the money it doesn't mean he wouldn't like us to buy him, say, a brand new bike.

    Make a donation to a cycling charity.

    Make a donation to a charity of Shaun's choice.

    Pay for a full page advert in C+ or similar.

    Any combination of the above.

    A lot would depend on how much we collected of course but Shaun deserves a lot more than our gratitude.

    What do you all think?
  8. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    I've always wondered about us placing an ad in C+.
  9. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Legendary Member

    What's the sudden discussion about giving Shaun money? Does he want a camper van?
  10. Dave5N

    Dave5N Über Member

    Isn't his current one camp enough then?
  11. simonali

    simonali Über Member

    Just set up a paypal account with voluntary donations. Someone is paying server fees for this place and I wouldn't mind helping out with that now and then.
  12. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Moderator


    Thanks for the thought - I'll let you all know if it ever becomes a financial burden, we'll cross that bridge when we get to it! :biggrin:

    I'm interested in the idea of placing an advert in C+ though - could be fun.

    We need someone to get the prices for the various styles and sizes of ads, someone to design the ad/s, and then we can set-up a donation page where people can drop a few pennies into the CC Paypal account. When we've collected enough we can book the ad.


    (See what I did there - delegated the whole thing onto everyone else - how's that for management .... :biggrin:)
  13. OP

    domtyler Über Member

    If you post your address on here then we could all start ordering pizzas and stuff for you! :biggrin:
  14. Danny

    Danny Legendary Member

    I'm happy to phone up C+ and ask them what the price of a small ad would be - whether they would take it is another question.
  15. postman

    postman Legendary Member

    Meanwood ,Leeds
    Tell them the story of the CC jersey not the wrong one.How quick it was from idea to the final thing and then give them a picture.This is a superb site.
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