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UKNerfWar
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Some of you may have already seen this announcement from the people running the MFF platform. They work hard to provide us with a stable platform but it's just not viable anymore. As such, they will be shutting down the system in June.

So what does that mean for us? Well if we sit and do nothing, the forum and all it's content will disappear, destroying the community and everything we've worked hard for. But fear not, we have a plan. Fortunately it is possible for us to migrate to another system and save BritNerf from the ether. There are various options available to us, we just need to choose which best suits the community.

The first option is to transfer to a different free forum service. Whilst being the cheapest option (MFF will charge us £60ish to migrate but the new forum will be free), we will be confined to the format provided by the new provider and will still be subject to adverts for which we receive no revenue.

The other option (our favourite) is to go it alone. Transfer the forum to our own server (or a host provider) and then do whatever we like. This will give us the option to update the back end of the forum, add more features and generally awesomeify everything along with improved mobile support.

Now, if we were to do this, it's going to cost money. Not only to migrate but also costs for the hosting and other shizzle. If we were to go with this option, we would like to do a whip round and ask all of you wonderful people to donate what you can to the cause. After we're all set up, we can then decide whether we want to use advertising to cover the running costs or have a whip round every year to pay for things, but that's a conversation for another day.

So there it is. As ever, we're asking for you guys for input. Tell us what you think and we can move forward as a community.

P.S

If anybody has any specific expertise in interwebs and thinks they can help us migrate then we'd really appreciate the help.

I'll be blowing the dust off the mass email system later so we can get the message out to everyone.

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Mr.Crane
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I've no knowledge of any forum hosting etc, but I'm more than happy to donate some money towards the cause!

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I would gladly throw money your way to help the community. This community has given so much to help me, that i can't let it go down. I would be pretty isolated as the lone dane

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I'd donate what I could to go it alone.  My only concern, not having an interwebs design background, but having had plenty of IT related deployment experience, is whether you'd have enough time to get everything ready to go it alone by June.

If this is going to be a problem, go with option A (again I'd donate to the cause) whilst working on option B.

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nerfshack
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Happy to donate to make the forum better
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Treezy
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I've got a friend who should able to host you. I'll get him to get in touch.

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Yup I'm in for going at it alone and donating.

Britnerf has been good to me, so more than happy to give back.

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I think the general mood is that we're happy to donate and i must say I'm witht them! Everyone's been so much of a help that to be honest I aught to start giving back. (Definatly not my attempt with Zhom.....)

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I propose FDT covering all costs, transferring the forum to a new host platform which I will run, rename it to BritFDTNerf and rename all users. All Nerf War posts would be moderated by me before being allowed to post. Timescale within 2 weeks and I can pay for this now.





Sorry, couldn't resist Wink Why couldn't this have waited til April 1st Wink

Goes without saying I'm happy to donate to the cause Smile

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I almost spat my tea out. Would I have to be UKFDTWar under your regime?

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Yep I'm happy to chip in with our own server, no web experience for me so I cant help on that side of things.

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BofFDT... Doesn't really work does it?

At the risk of the topic getting derailed, I'd like to thank everyone on behalf of the A&M team for their vote of confidence. Further details will be published as and when we go forward. Let's just say the silver lining for all this is to put a boot up our arses and get BritNerf CIC sorted... Very Happy

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More than happy to chuck in some dosh

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Minky
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Payday Friday.. Take my money!

(... Before I spend it on a shiny pink EL panel or something.)

Tell us where and how to donate?

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Sparky2504
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Count me in for a donation
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dabrad89
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I'm still an annual 'supporter' of my original car based forum it taught me so much and I've made great lasting friends even though i don't visit as much anymore (i made 5000+ posts in 3 years) i keep the subscription going because the site holds so much knowledge and advice it would be a tragedy to let it go down.

I'm sure most feel the same about this site I would personally be happy to pay an annual fee, our site made the subscription a requirement for posting for sale threads and access to 'supporters' only areas, we also got a neat little joining bundle with keyrings stickers etc that were site branded this could be a good incentive for more paying members if you decide to go this route.

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Kleggt
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Yeah will definitely lend a hand, the community here is great and will always try and support and help it flourish for the future.

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Zenif
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Stick up a donation target and link on the top of Britnerf, won't be any different from the game killboards and player forums I used to help out on!

I can send some money via paypal, from my Nerf Ebay fund which you all kindly donate to now and then! Wink

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tbr
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Happy to donate but also have no problem with a free forum with adverts. I'm, like most people who spend a lot of time online I'd imagine, pretty advert blind and don't notice them.
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Northwind
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Do you have any idea of how much is involved? I'll chip in my part, but it'd be good to have an idea what the target is


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