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Bill Edwards    12,181
Bill Edwards

Dear All

 

We announced late last year that to enable the Forum to be financially self supporting we were restricting access to the Rides List to Forum Supporters - those that contribute financially to our considerable hosting and storage bills. The policy was announced at 

 

 

This policy was voted in by your forum panel, who also felt that it could be seen as unfair if a member who had contributed to the Rides List couldn't access it and a number of exceptions were put in - those who contributed to the Rides List and those who had posted funfair reports. The idea behind this was that the majority of members would make a donation and the number who genuinely felt it unfair and asked for access would be small.

 

Unfortunately this hasn't worked as intended - perhaps we were naive, perhaps it wasn't worded properly, but the "free access" was not intended to be "free access", but a way to placate those who genuinely felt the policy was unfair. Consequently the panel feel that the free access clause has brought the current system into disrepute. We have extensively discussed the free access and voted on it.

 

As of 21st April 2018 free access to the Rides List will be removed. If you wish to access the Rides List you will need to make a donation towards our considerable hosting and storage costs. Members who don't wish to pay will still have free access to the rest of the forum - many, many gigabytes of photos, fair reports, discussions etc - a unique online resource. Those who wish to access the Rides List will have to make a minimum donation of £10 a year. This is far, far lower than a magazine subscription or membership of a club and, in my view and the view of the majority of the Forum Panel represents excellent value for money. It works out at 19.2 PENCE per week and will ensure the forum is available for the foreseeable future.

 

We fully appreciate that the situation isn't ideal - we would love to keep the forum totally free, but I cannot finance the forum myself and voluntary donations were at a level that losing the entire forum was a real and imminent possibility.

 

I personally wish to thank all those members who have donated - you are keeping the forum available - THANK YOU!

 

All the best

 

Bill

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Craig Vincent    367
Craig Vincent

ive not been able to access the rides list since xmas, no change there for me then :mellow:

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Alan Colyer    333
Alan Colyer
Posted (edited)

£5 could change that 👍

Edited by Alan Colyer

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Craig Vincent    367
Craig Vincent
33 minutes ago, Alan Colyer said:

£5 could change that 👍

 

£5 could change a lot of things... point is I’ve been restricted since January but it’s not supposed to come into place till next Saturday

 

 

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Bill Edwards    12,181
Bill Edwards
8 minutes ago, Craig Vincent said:

 

£5 could change a lot of things... point is I’ve been restricted since January but it’s not supposed to come into place till next Saturday

 

 

 

It was extensively announced that as of January the Rides List would be restricted to Supporters and those that had contributed to the Rides List with content. As this was a manual process those members were asked to request access so we could add it. You didn't request access, so didn't get it. Next Saturday the list is further being restricted to just supporters.

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Craig Vincent    367
Craig Vincent

So those that added content loose access aswell from Saturday ?

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Bill Edwards    12,181
Bill Edwards
9 hours ago, Craig Vincent said:

So those that added content loose access aswell from Saturday ?

 

Have you read the first post in this topic ?

 

It explains that, yes they will, along with the reasons why :)

 

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Mark Franks    3,261
Mark Franks

can you send me the link for donations please ?

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Bill Edwards    12,181
Bill Edwards

It's on the top menu of every forum page - http://www.fun-fairs.co.uk/support-how-to/

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