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    license renewals

    On BRnet we use software that is used under licenses (vBulletin, vbwiki-pro)

    In about a week the vBulletin license will expire.
    Unfortunately we'll have to renew the licenses in order to keep the software running.
    The last couple of times a select group of people donated a bit to keep BRnet alive.

    If you feel like contributing to the license, use the paypal address listed here: http://www.birthright.net/brwiki/ind...i:Site_support

    Flip, the owner of the server where BRnet is hosted on recently had to renew the server hardware. He payed for this out of his own pocket. If you feel to contribute a bit to him in means of thanks, use the same paypal address and ill make sure he gets it


    sum of the current expenses:

    $30.00 Owned License Renewal
    Purchasing this will renew your owned license. Doing so will extend your members' area access for 1 year, allowing you to download the latest versions of vBulletin.

    1 x vbWiki Pro License (VBWP-LICENSE) $45.00
    vbWiki Pro, membership expires on Mar 21, 2008.

    thnx

    Arjan

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    Is there a PayPal link we can use straight away?

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    Have you considered moving to a free forum software? Their are at least a couple out there. I've been using Simple Machine Forums http://www.simplemachines.org/download/ for my personal site without problems. It might mean having to re-make the the theme however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluntaxe View Post
    Have you considered moving to a free forum software? Their are at least a couple out there. I've been using Simple Machine Forums http://www.simplemachines.org/download/ for my personal site without problems. It might mean having to re-make the the theme however.
    we have used free forums software for more then 6 years, but there was always something "wrong" or something happened to it. (including that we have been hacked twice)

    This resulted in lots and lots of extra time to fix things or restore things manually.

    Since no one but me is administrating the site (.. i am the only one left to do it) we finally decided to pay the few dollars to get a steady product, with a good support.
    I have never ever regretted the day we switched to vBuleltin. and whats 30$ a year?

    so switching back to opensource. ok with me, but i wont be administrating it
    Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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    Another thing that made the decission easier, was the compatibility with several other programs like the wiki and portal we run.
    I dont have the time and energy (nor skill) to build all kind of bridges between them.
    since vBulletin is imense popular and heavily used, all kind of addons/plugins are rdy for download and simple to implement. and foremost, that all share the same admin panel and stylesheets.

    so basicly, an opensource "free" forum is way more expensive than vBulletin. (difference in maintenance hours)
    Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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    added a thank you list with people that have donated over the last 3 years

    http://www.birthright.net/brwiki/ind...Special_Thanks
    Te audire non possum. Musa sapientum fixa est in aure.

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    Hey,

    I'm about to launch a game with about 10-20 people in it in a few weeks. I think I'll ask for a dollar donation to play in my game. I'll send the money to you. It may be about end of dec or early jan but I'll get it to you.

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    money sent,

    Thanks for access to the site!

    Sin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinister View Post
    money sent,

    Thanks for access to the site!

    Sin
    thnx B, added you and martin to the thank you list
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