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Offline TT5 Matt

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #45 on: October 15, 2015, 11:41:55 AM »
im about due to put some in so which bank are you with Graeme so i can make a dirrect deposit with them?

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #46 on: October 15, 2015, 11:57:07 AM »
I don't get on here as much as I used to, but thanks for keeping it going, if it wasn't there one day when I popped in, as I do I would be very dissapointed.
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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #47 on: October 15, 2015, 01:19:41 PM »
TT5 Matt.....

Gee, another year has flown by. I think too it might be the 10 year anniversary of this forum this year? I have a vague recollection I started it in 2004.

Anyways, it's that time of year when my server fees become due.  So... if anyone can spare a few bucks, please send them along to me via Paypal - gmc99 at bigpond.com - or via direct deposit to

Westpac Tuggeranong ACT
BSB: 732-636
A/C No: 555769
Title: Graeme McElligott

Remember, this is not expected of anyone and the site will continue all the same. But if you can help out, it really is very much appreciated.

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #48 on: July 06, 2016, 11:00:01 AM »
Here we are, the middle of 2016 already. And 12 years since I started OzVMX, Who'd have thunk?

Anyways, my various hosting fees are now due, so I am reaching out for financial support.  If you enjoy the forum and the web page and you can spare a few bucks to keep the show on the road then I'd really appreciate your help. 

Please send any donations, no matter how small, to me via Paypal - gmc99 at bigpond.com

or via direct deposit to

Westpac Tuggeranong ACT
BSB: 732-636
A/C No: 555769
Title: Graeme McElligott

And of course, if you don't like this new-fangled electronic stuff, a cheque to Graeme McElligott at
PO Box 1622
Tuggeranong ACT 2901

will work too....

Remember, this is not expected of anyone and the site will continue all the same. But if you can help out, it really is very much appreciated.

Cheers
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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #49 on: July 08, 2016, 01:23:02 PM »
Thank you to those who have sent me donations.

It all helps - my hosting/support costs comes to around $1000 annually so it isn't small change. Most years I get enough in donations to cover much of that but I usually have to dip into my own pocket at some stage. I must admit that Facebook seems a better option to me - easier to manage and no costs at all. But the forum format works better.

Remember, any donation is very welcome!

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #50 on: July 13, 2016, 09:09:31 PM »
An update on donations. I don't want to come across too heavy here, but while I am willing to dip into my own pocket a little to keep this forum up and running, that only goes so far. As I said above, in the past when I put out the call for donations I get enough to almost cover my costs (about $1000 a year). Mostly that's in the form of $10 and $20 donations, though a few larger ones sometimes come through. So really I am not asking for a lot from people and I certainly don't expect every member to donate, especially in this day and age. But... so far this year, I've managed to encourage just $150 from over 1000 members.

I spend a couple of hours most nights keeping the forum sorted, the webpage going, and trying to keep up with the crap on the Facebook page. I don't like doing it THAT much.

Please, if you can spare $10, do send it along using the details above. Thanks so much to those of you who have donated so far.

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #51 on: July 21, 2016, 08:31:31 PM »
Thanks again to those who have donated so far. Today I paid for my server hosting account for another year - $305 of which $290 was provided via donations. Thank you all so much.

Please if you can spare a few dollars to help keep OzVMX up and running, I still need to raise $600 for support and platform fees.

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #52 on: July 22, 2016, 12:23:30 PM »
Just made  small donate Graeme. Thanks for keeping the forum up and running
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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #53 on: July 22, 2016, 12:24:56 PM »
Thanks for that, always appreciated!

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #54 on: July 22, 2016, 04:57:05 PM »
Just chucked in $50 Graeme. Thank you very much for your efforts. Im pretty sure I wouldn't even be involved in the VMX scene without the forum. Thanks mate Jerry

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #55 on: July 24, 2016, 06:35:20 PM »
Tipped in my piece thanks Graeme
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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #56 on: July 24, 2016, 06:43:04 PM »
My budget is in tears, but I garantee I will contribute next week.
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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #57 on: July 24, 2016, 08:59:15 PM »
Here we are, the middle of 2016 already. And 12 years since I started OzVMX, Who'd have thunk?

Weren't you also involved in the Petshop VMX site prior to Ozvmx all those years ago?

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Re: Keeping the show on the road
« Reply #58 on: July 29, 2016, 09:03:33 PM »
Thanks everyone, with your help I've raised the necessary to cover the bills for another year. Fantastic, that's been a great outcome. As I say so often, I really do appreciate it!!

As for the Petshop, yes that was one of mine...

http://web.archive.org/web/20000829074412/http://www.aaa.net.au/petshop/