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    Accounting of CVF

    Dear friends of CVF,

    Please accept my most sincere apology for bringing up the issue of finances, as I find it really uncomfortable to actually bring up. I won't press the issue hard as I firmly believe in keeping the forum "generally free" for the time being.

    As you all are now aware of, we have however lately clocked up a considerable bill, which by the way, I have paid a great part of today at due day.

    The new - and sadly very problematic - vBulletin 5 version cost us 458US$ including the "professional upgrade help" from vBulletin. Sadly, the upgrade didn't go as smooth as I may have wanted, but with an incredible help and support from Steve.B we are now doing a whole lot better than 2 weeks ago. There is however no doubt in my mind that Steve's assistance has been extremely valuable to all of us, and for that I extend my most sincere "thank you".

    The majority of the move from our old server at Servetheworld to Webhuset was also done by people hired in from Webhuset, and the total bill there came to 3484NOK.

    Additionally, our monthly bills have also been covered solely by myself as well. In the future, our monthly rental of server is slightly higher than before.

    The simple version accounting right now is like this:

    vBulletin - upgrade to version 5, including professional upgrade service from vBulletin support = 458US$

    Transfer from Servetheworld to Webhuset servers, including professional assistance = 3484 NOK = 584US$

    We have in the past few weeks received two kind and very generous donations, totaling 560US$.


    Therefore, if there are any other members that wishes to contribute small donations towards the total bill and future costs, please contact me or send me an e-mail.

    Please understand that I won't be pressing this matter further.




    With kind regards,

    Jan-Olav Storli
    Administrator and Owner CaptainsVoyage Forum / CaptainsVoyage.com

    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/

    #2
    Apologies, J.O. I posted in another thread in this section before I had read the above, so unwittingly obscured it, although it is in the side panel. By posting here it will hopefully bring your thread back into view again.
    Ivy

    "To thine own self be true.......
    Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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      #3
      Originally posted by Administrator View Post
      Dear friends of CVF,

      ....but with an incredible help and support from Steve.B we are now doing a whole lot better than 2 weeks ago. There is however no doubt in my mind that Steve's assistance has been extremely valuable to all of us, and for that I extend my most sincere "thank you".
      Not me! I think that should read PoloUK !! Mark's been doing a fantastic job, and working very hard at helping sort out the problems.


      Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.

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      • Administrator
        Administrator commented
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        OPPPSSS..... Naturally .... I was thinking PoloUK but somehow wrote Steve.B and didn't even flinch or do error checking before posting.... a lack of sleep is turning me over. My apologies - not a good day to do any error searching or modifications. Haven't been to bed for nearly 30 hours, so I'm turning in for the night... Good nigth all!

      • Steve.B
        Steve.B commented
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        Yes, go to sleep, and only get up when your body wants you to get up - not when you want it to! You need the rest - 30 hours without sleep is not good, sure way to run yourself down. Sleep well Sir.

      #4
      PS: A kind donation of US$50 has been recieved in addition since post number 1.

      We humbly thank everyone that contributes in any way: by posting, by sharing interesting stories and by helping out at the financial side.

      It is with all your tireless dedication we continue to thrive as a great place to stop by (even though I don't log in, this is indeed my favourite place to read and learn!).

      All kudos to all of you!
      With kind regards,

      Jan-Olav Storli
      Administrator and Owner CaptainsVoyage Forum / CaptainsVoyage.com

      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
      Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/

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        #5
        I assume PayPal is the best way to send funds. If so, please post or PM me the E-mail address where you would like a donation sent.

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          #6
          Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

          I have today paid in full the bill for the next year of operation. Running a large forum such as this ain't no cheap thrill, I have a feeling it's getting more and more expensive each year.

          I'm not going to make so much more fuzz about it as it sometimes can be easily misunderstood, but if there are anyone who wishes to contribute with a symbolic donation, it would be most welcome. To put it this way, our account has never been on the + side.

          Through paypal the e-mail address is forum-donations@captainsvoyage.com

          Through bank transfer (preferred), our account CaptainsVoyage.com has account number (Danske Bank): 8671.11.49408

          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
          Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
          Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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            #7
            We have received 3 donations for the next year of operation.

            As this is completely voluntary, I would like to express my most sincere "THANK YOU" for the donations.
            With kind regards,

            Jan-Olav Storli
            Administrator and Owner CaptainsVoyage Forum / CaptainsVoyage.com

            Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
            Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/

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              #8
              We have received an additional donation for the next year of operation (totaling now four donations).

              As this is completely voluntary, I would like to express my most sincere "THANK YOU" for the additional donation.
              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

              Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
              Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
              Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
              Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

              Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                #9
                The bill for next year of CaptainsVoyage Forum operation to staying online.... all inclusive has arrived as sure as autumn is fast approaching.

                The total bill for the next year is just a few "kroner" shy of 2.400NOK (about US$280)...

                If anyone feels they would like to help out and contribute a small donation, please feel free to send me a personal message here, on Facebook or by e-mail.

                Our bank account, and paypal are still the same as before, but if you would like to have them confirmed, let me know.

                In advance, thank you all very much for your kind support - and understanding.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                  #10
                  So, eventually the bill is here for the next year - I hate to say that they had/found no discounts for us!

                  If anyone wants to pitch in, it would be highly appreciated. In advance, I thank you all very much for everything you have done to make this a great place to be through so many years, and hopefully one more year into the future.

                  I have VIPPS: 92444780

                  We have a Bank Account called CaptainsVoyage.com at DANSKE BANK, Norway: 8671.11.38376

                  I also have a PAY-PAL account if that is preferred: forum-donations@captainsvoyage.com

                  PS: I have paid the bill in full today.

                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                  Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                  Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                  Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                  Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                  Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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                    #11
                    Please accept my ABSOLUTELY MOST SINCERE THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART for the donations we have recieved so far, making us able to continoue the traditions of CaptainsVoyage Forum! It's never been a free journey, and it's never been a money making journey - but with the help of you wonderful supporters, we are able to continue occupying our own corner of the world wide web!
                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                    Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
                    Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
                    Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

                    Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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