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Old 13-12-2012, 12:59 PM
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Folks - As you may know, keeping a forum going requires help and cash...!

To ensure we continue to offer a superb forum and database of information for hobby and pro knife makers alike we need to offset cost somehow.

I hear you groaning......subscription....
However! there may be another way provided we can get some technical help

As some of you may know I run a web hosting company, which means I am more than happy to offset costs by hosting the forum for free
This also means that the forum software will be free, a choice of 8 different forum software packages

What I do not have is time , time to migrate the current vBulletin forum running on a SQL back-end to another forum such as phpBB or MyBB which also runs SQL.
If someone has the technical ability to migrate all data and files to the new forum we may be able to alleviate subscription charging for now.

If you know someone, or are someone who can donate some time and have the technical ability to migrate a SQL database and are familiar with forum web structures then please get in touch.


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Old 13-12-2012, 01:05 PM
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As some of you may know I run a web hosting company,

Shameless plug to offset forum hosting costs

Anyone from this forum needing a website / blog / shop / wiki / RSS / music / photo site or other type of web portal hosting, will get half price hosting and a cracking deal on SEO/Marketing, email etc
Full cPanel access and loads of web software/applications.


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Old 14-12-2012, 01:06 PM
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Well folks, an update.

Someone has come forward and offered their technical assistance.
I'll let them decide if they wish to bask in the limelight or lurk behind the curtain

In any case, we are looking at migrating the forum to an open source offering, one which by it;s very definition is open source ergo free, and I'll be providing hosting for free so that should bring the cost down somewhat.

This is nowhere near a done deal but at least we have a roadmap.

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