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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 Staff Member

    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

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

    Danny Legendary Member

    Location:
    York
    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

    Location:
    Glasgow
    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 Honky

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

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    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

    Location:
    Wiltshire
    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 Staff Member

    :biggrin:

    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.

    Cheers,
    Shaun

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

    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

    Location:
    York
    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

    Location:
    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.