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  1. 13 points
    The Team does not have to decide what to do the Members do its everyone Forum, at the start of this thread the membership were asked for Suggestions on how we could deal with an issue but sadly very few can be bothered to participate / Contribute I don't want any photos to be deleted or archived and nor do i want them hosted off site I don't really want adverts This leave option 2 for me, Well if there was a poll to the membership i would vote for this in a heart beat and let me tell you why i have been a member of this Forum for over 10 year and have supported financially from the start because i believe this is a very important resource, there is info on this site you will not find else ware "FACT" , you state the Forum would die in 5 years, i don't believe that for 1 min, yes membership numbers would drop and frankly would that be a bad thing, i believe with say a backbone of genuine Enthusiasts who all financially support the Forum they would not allow it to just Die, in fact the Forum might even thrive as we would all be like minded members with one goal to make this forum work and without all the BULL sh*t i'm sick to the back teeth of all the moaners / dissenters / Free loaders who just take and never give anything back in return, others take pleasure in knocking the Forum at every chance they get, despite this they continue to be members you have to ask why !! Far to many believe this forum should be totally free just like Facebook, well it cant so get over it, if you can find what you are looking for else ware FREE your free to leave but shut the door on your way out Just for the record i would allow all showmen who we rely on for our hobby, totally free access after any change to a paid up membership as i also believe they play a big part in the Forum & our Hobby and i would be happy to pay more to allow this service to Showmen only Finally As for the Team there dammed if they do and Dammed if they don't, its about time the Membership got behind the Team who are trying there very best to keep this Forum afloat
  2. 9 points
    Let me just get this right you think that we should set up either a FLICKR account or a secret Facebook page to store our photos on ? Do you know just how much work would be involved in moving photos from our storage server to FLICKR or Facebook who is going to do this work let me guess the Team who at present all pay to be Supporters for the privilege of running this Forum in our spare time because you might not realise this but we all have full time jobs. Have you tried finding certain photos on Facebook two hours after they have been posted because you can't do a photo search on Facebook so how would anybody find anything they were looking for. FLICKR is free upto a certain point I think it's 1TB after that you have to pay if Members don't use small file sizes when posting photos that 1TB will be used up in no time. I take it that when you say Members only you mean Members who are happy to Support this Forum. Backward step or not a few adverts isn't going to bring in the income some people think it will this Forum is "All The Fun of The Fair" the only people who have heard of it are people who are involved in or interested in Fairgrounds so the volume of people who visit this Forum is not something that would be on Saatchi & Saatchi's radar. The person who first brought up about adverts on the Forum now says they wouldn't "want pop ups or adverts that scream out at you" well if we have to sell out to get adverts then it's anything that pays the bills. Thank you to the Members who have said that they are willing to increase their subscriptions to help with the costs at least there are people who can see the value of keeping this Forum, it's just a pity that there are others who will do anything rather than pay £5 to support the Forum. The sad face button is below.
  3. 8 points
    the problem is Harry the want to keep all there photo but don't want to pay !!
  4. 6 points
    With all due respect I don't think you have any idea about the British fairground enthusiast movement we have two fully paid up organisation the fairground society and the fairground association of great Britain both have many 100's of members all paying £15 per year and unless you join you cant see what your getting until after you pay We also have a national fairground newspaper which cost £60 a year many houndreds subscribe and pay in advance without knowing what you get Some of us pay our money to be better informed and I just don't think you get that and never will You are correct you can see photos all over the internet (but would say alot get lifted from this site) you can have any number of discussions on Facebook but have to wade thought more bull sh*t than on this site but one thing they can't offer is the historical data that this site contains
  5. 5 points
    Let me make a point regarding this matter. If we could make this a totally free forum, we wouldn't hesitate to do so. If we could have unlimited storage, we'd fill it up and some more. The reality is, we have a fantastic set of pictures that other , younger, enthusiasts may want to see in years to come and indeed current members as well. We DONT want to lose any of those pictures, but the reality is it costs money and if we don't do something about it now, we wont be in the same situation later in the year.
  6. 4 points
    Where do I stand then? I go to the fairs, take photos/videos, ride the rides on occasion, chat at length with showmen about all sorts of things including the history of the fair machines ownership etc, always happy to help be it working on a ride or running to the local shop to get something. BUT ask anyone and they will tell you i hate building up/pulling down and then take the p*** out of me because i'm useless at it. I also have no interest in seeing a ride as a load whatsoever but am always happy if i catch a glimpse of a showman on the road as it's not a common sight around here. Some of us who run round with the camera as you probably see it also have a genuine interest in the history and I wouldn't want to see either the photos section or rides list removed.
  7. 4 points
    Carters this weekend Hammersmith Sat/ Sun22nd/ 23rd
  8. 4 points
    Amazing words Gary & every word is 100% true thank you Gary just wish members would be like you & support this fantastic forum 🙂🙂🙂
  9. 3 points
    Also sorry for gabbling on I find it extremely disappointing there has not been more responsive input by members I dunno what the total member count of the forum is but this topic was started on the 10th its now the 18th and the response is shocking. The way I see it contribute have your voice or your lose the bloody lot and then everyone loses out.
  10. 3 points
    Just for the record the way I see it there are two types of enthusiasts The ones that goes to fairs and do vlogs etc ride the rides etc and don't have any interest in history of the fair machines owners etc And The one that loves everything attached to the fair, the ones I call the old skool hardcore enthusiasts
  11. 3 points
    As per the Topic title, " Photo storage - suggestions please" The fact we asked for your suggestions, which we're grateful for, also implies that we may respond to them. On the basis of allowing the thread to flow to eventually solve an issue that could effect the forum, we've allowed everyone to express opinion. For that reason please allow others to express theirs as well. Obviously normal courtesy rules apply. Thank you. Harry
  12. 3 points
    19th - 22nd Sept, Mid Somerset showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT, Lease Albert Rogers
  13. 3 points
    Fairfield car park Abergaveny 17-23 September Deakins Amusements .
  14. 3 points
    Boston September fair 22-30 Central park Boston Gary Evans
  15. 3 points
    Gary, you have hit the nail well and truly on the head. Recently we have seen newcomers and people of past returning to the forum which I think is fantastic and goes to prove that things are turning a corner. I will continue to support the forum financially as it is more than worth it. I don't think adverts are a good idea for these reasons 1) I don't believe the target audience will be large enough for most prospective adverisers to pay a decent amount to list their ads. 2) Adverts and pop ups are bloody annoying and it is nice that one of the main websites I visit (here) don't have them. As for hosting photos off site on Facebook and Flickr, no! Not everyone has an interest in Facebook and I actively steer clear of it for my own personal reasons. One being the amount of arguments, bullsh#t and drama. Flickr is a wonderful site with lots of fairground pictures but we should have full ownership of our photos and resources. If anyone is reading this who is new here or even a long time memeber, please stop and consider is this place worth a fiver? If I drive into town and park my car it can cost me that just for a few hour. I then spend the same again on coffee, probably more! Finally, I think Gary has a good point with showmen having granted free access. They are the provider of our hobby after all and it also goes towards fostering the good relations we aim for.
  16. 3 points
    Well said Garry Witcomb thank you I 100% agree with everything you have said.
  17. 3 points
    An increase in subscription is fine with me, £10.00 per year is nothing especially when you consider the amount of useful information there is to hand. I imagine that many of the Forum members are also members of FAGB and/or FS both of which have an annual subscription cost of £15.00 and the cost of the Worlds Fair has just gone up to £1.20 per week. I feel the genuine fairground enthusiasts will be happy to pay. Those that aren't can find plenty of sites on Facebook though you have to filter fact from fiction.
  18. 2 points
    Don't panic anyone, the Photo section isn't going or disappearing. It's as relevant to some members as the Rides list is to others.
  19. 2 points
    If we delete the photo section because you don't use it what about all the other Members who do use it they wouldn't be happy with your suggestion. Some of them might not use the Rides List and they would want to delete that Forum which I guess you wouldn't be happy with . We have to find a solution that is agreeable to most Members.
  20. 2 points
  21. 2 points
    A good point that's been raised is What's the point of keeping pictures that haven't been captioned ?. they can't be searched for without a tag or a name to them That in itself was a very good point, as what use exactly is a picture if it doesn't tell you what/where/when it relates to , and how do you find a certain ride if the picture has no information with or on it ? It's probably about as much use as a chocolate watch or an ashtray on a motorbike. it would be easy ( ish) to go and delete EVERY picture that is not captioned and save a fortune on storage costs, but that goes against the whole principle of sharing photos about our hobby with each other.
  22. 2 points
    By trying to manage photo storage you mean to cap posting of photo or deletion of photos to keep within Budget, which is a backward step for me, as it will put members off posting !! I'm not a fan of advertisements but would accept them if there was no other option !! This is not going to be popular with the general Membership,but its has to be said, most off you thinks the whole Forum should be free, like other sites, but the Forum has bills that have to be paid or its bye bye Forum & its time EVERYONE faced up to that FACT (Unless you are one of a few who would love the Forum to fail !!) I would be happy to pay £10 per Year for what I get, in fact i will pay the £10 from my next renewal Frankly the people who moan about the £5, spends more on Costa Coffee& macdonuts a week, than it cost here for a whole year & if more members paid the £5 we would not be in this situation In Hindsight dropping the supporters packages to £5 was a mistake in my opinion and has lead to this issue with income over out goings Having given this some more thought, i think the Forum is to important to lose, i will pledge to pay a donation of £25 at my next renewal in Oct 2018
  23. 1 point
    Let me ask a couple of questions. Suppose I've never visited this forum. Why would I start paying money on something like this? How are you going to promote the existence of this forum and make sure you will get new members? What are you offering, that others don't have? Pictures? If I've never visited you, I won't know what you have in here. A place for discussion? That can be done elsewhere too. I've seen fora who went from free to a subscription which really became a dead place. In the end, you will get substantial costs for photo's almost nobody sees because they don't know what's there and fewer people who will contribute...
  24. 1 point
    I will be honest I don't use this forum for anything bar looking at the rides lists, coming events and ride changes ownership's, everything else is widely available on FB these days we have to remember of course this place has overheads and I happily pay to support this. Maybe you should do a poll to see what sections are in use the most and those that aren't popular do away with them just a thought.
  25. 1 point
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