Jump to content


Photo

An Appealing Thread!


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 18:36

Those who've been around on ToffeeTalk for a while will remember that the site crashed and burned for a few days around this time last year, and we were all left trying to find some meaning or purpose in our sad lives without it...or was that just me :unsure: .

The details of what happened, for anyone interested, are HERE.

The upshot of it all was that Louis took on running costs of £44.00 a year which are now due again. He obviously makes no money from operating TT, it's a labour of love for him and for the rest of us who contribute toward the running of the site.

So...if you feel able to contribute toward the costs it'd be greatly appreciated, even just a pound or two from twenty or thirty members and it'd be covered.

There's a paypal logo on the top of the page. If you don't know how to use paypal or are unable to for some reason but still feel moved to help then pm Louis and I'm sure some other method can be arranged....used notes/gold bullion...that sort of thing :P .
Many thanks.
  • 0

#2 Madmatt

Madmatt

    Kevin Sheedy

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 447 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 18:45

there you go lads, £4 is a start! i run my own club to (nothing to do with football) so i know how expensive it is! keep up the good work lads
  • 0

#3 Everton_Worshiper

Everton_Worshiper

    David Moyes

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,337 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 18:46

This year is on me :)
Great forum for good Everton discussion, keep up the good work guys.
  • 0

#4 Romey 1878

Romey 1878

    Mildo

  • Cyber Steward
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 44,225 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 18:53

This year is on me :)
Great forum for good Everton discussion, keep up the good work guys.



You've paid it all? :o

If so, that's a cracking thing to do mate.
  • 0

#5 Everton_Worshiper

Everton_Worshiper

    David Moyes

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,337 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:04

Yeah feeling generous today :P
Doesn't mean the rest of you shouldn't donate in anticipation of next years hosting costs :D
  • 0

#6 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:11

Yeah feeling generous today :P
Doesn't mean the rest of you shouldn't donate in anticipation of next years hosting costs :D


That's great EW, you're a star!

Thanks Matt also!!

Like the man said though, any extra donations can go towards next year, so feel free to help :) .
  • 0

#7 The Regulator

The Regulator

    Tim Cahill

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 893 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:11

i feel a bit crap giving £3 now, i thought it was gonna be a big whip round.....

ahh well nice one EW i love this place ;)
  • 0

#8 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:17

i feel a bit crap giving £3 now, i thought it was gonna be a big whip round.....


Not a problem Martyn....you gave more than we asked for. Much appreciated.
  • 0

#9 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:42

EW. You are actually a legend.
  • 0

#10 c1982

c1982

    COYB!!!

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 7,408 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 19:59

E-W, do you want to put some money into Moysies pot?

Fair play lad.
  • 0

#11 jamiemaher85

jamiemaher85

    Those Feet

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,624 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 20:08

E-W, do you want to put some money into Moysies pot?

Fair play lad.

Maybe he could, but it would be on the sole stipulation that it would only be spent on bringing nugent to the club!!! :P
  • 0

#12 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 05 Jan 2009 - 20:42

To be fair, I think Portsmouth would accept a similar amount for him! :)

E-W, It's very much appreciated - thank you :)

Also, a big thank you to everybody else who has made a donation - there's enough in there to renew the domain for another year as well now!!
  • 0

#13 chicagoblue

chicagoblue

    Bubbles

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,174 posts

Posted 06 Jan 2009 - 02:07

Didn't see that EW had paid it up so I dropped a ten spot on it. Another site I visit sometimes adds a "Donator" tag to people who help stump for the site, just a thought.
  • 0

#14 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 06 Jan 2009 - 02:18

If I figure out how to do it, I will do ! Thank you for the donation :)
  • 0

#15 dark

dark

    Pixie Lott <3

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,256 posts

Posted 06 Jan 2009 - 12:06

To be fair, I think Portsmouth would accept a similar amount for him! :)
E-W, It's very much appreciated - thank you :)
Also, a big thank you to everybody else who has made a donation - there's enough in there to renew the domain for another year as well now!!



We could make money by charging £1 every time members log in :P

And thanks Worshiper :)

Edited by dark, 09 Jan 2009 - 20:11.

  • 0

#16 efcgenius

efcgenius

    Tim Howard

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 112 posts

Posted 08 Jan 2009 - 12:46

If you need to raise more cash for anything else, why not sell ToffeeTalk t-shirts, mugs etc.... add a few quid on top of manufacturing cost and that should bring in some cash to put aside for a rainy day, competition to win a match ticket thats another idea

Just a thought

Put me down for coffee mug if you take up the idea
  • 0

#17 Bill

Bill

    Alex. Top player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,508 posts

Posted 08 Jan 2009 - 13:38

How about a couple of Car stickers with our new logo on them efcGenius . ???
  • 0

#18 efcgenius

efcgenius

    Tim Howard

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 112 posts

Posted 08 Jan 2009 - 16:34

erm..not quite

I live in an unsavoury part of town, I wouldnt put it past any red shite fan to put a big long scratch down my car because we bitch slapped em in their own ground on derby day, i've even got one of those EFC teddy mascotts that would look sweet on my dash, but I love my car too much, and yes its blue, all my cars have been and always will be, I draw the line at illuminous yellow though :D
  • 0

#19 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 08 Jan 2009 - 17:04

I've got one of those mini scarves on my back window, plus an EFC number plate :D . I'd certainly put up a TT sticker Bill ;) :lol: .

Incidentally, and old car of mine got vandalised (twice) because it had a League Against Cruel Sports sticker in the window. Rural Devon, urban Liverpool, there's always someone <_< .
  • 0

#20 Rubecula

Rubecula

    COFFIN DODGER

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 6,336 posts

Posted 08 Jan 2009 - 17:36

Since I put an Everton sticker in my back window, my car has been bricked, had brake fluid sprayed on it and been vandalised in a car park.

The sticker is still there though.

By the way I live in a very desolate part of North Wales.

(Maybe it isn't the sticker then, maybe it is because I am not Welsh? Hmmmm)
  • 0

#21 dark

dark

    Pixie Lott <3

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,256 posts

Posted 09 Jan 2009 - 20:13

If you need to raise more cash for anything else, why not sell ToffeeTalk t-shirts, mugs etc.... add a few quid on top of manufacturing cost and that should bring in some cash to put aside for a rainy day, competition to win a match ticket thats another idea

Just a thought

Put me down for coffee mug if you take up the idea


Tee's would be cool. Bluekipper seems to be selling enough of them so why can't ToffeeTalk? I think we should invest, so long as they're awesome. How about some ToffeeTalk Converse/VANS? B) :rolleyes: :P
On a serious note - TShirts, Mugs and Stickers would be awesome. So long as they are at a reasonable price they would sell to everyone. Because its all for a good cause so why not?
  • 0

#22 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 30 Dec 2009 - 20:10

If anyone would like to donate to TT's hosting cost for this year, then please feel free to do so !

Invoice Items
Premier Package - toffeetalk.com (26/01/2010 - 25/01/2011) £38.25
------------------------------ ------------------------
Sub Total: £38.25
15.00% VAT: £5.74
Credit: £0.00
Total: £43.99

If anyone would be so kind as to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated:

Paypal - admin@toffeetalk.com

[paypal]admin@toffeetalk.com[/paypal]

The eagle eyed amongst you will have noticed that there would have been money left over from donations last year. There was and I introduced two other services to the site using that money and my own which I thought will improve the site:

IP Blog - users can create their own blogs (sadly no one took the option up other than Jamie)
IP Content - to be used in conjunction with the site relaunch which is taking a while to get started, for now I've put up a few player profiles until I get to work scripting the site properly. It will allow people to comment on and rate articles using their TT login. You should see the benefits of this in the near future - I've got some plans but they will take a while to organise and implement (I say this every year!).

The combined cost of those two features was around £60.
  • 0

#23 Bill

Bill

    Alex. Top player

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 15,508 posts

Posted 30 Dec 2009 - 20:49

A cheque will be in the post in the new year Louis, i still have your address from last year. :)

PS .... Unless you've moved house. :D
  • 0

#24 American Evertonian

American Evertonian

    The Biggest Blue Nose West of the Atlantic

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 369 posts

Posted 30 Dec 2009 - 21:26

wish i could donate, but unfortunately i'm a broke university student. can we donate all year long? cause i'd definitely donate whenever i get some sort of income. love the site, great work. how long has TT been running for?
  • 0

#25 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 30 Dec 2009 - 22:09

Since November 2001 under the guise of efc-online or since April 2003 as standalone ToffeeTalk - choose whatever you want ;)

Donate whenever you like ;)

Not moved yet Bill!
  • 0

#26 craigb

craigb

    King Louis

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 632 posts

Posted 31 Dec 2009 - 10:14

I have just donated 5.00 just now also

E.W thats a brilliant thing to do, very generous at this time of year! Sadly all the other donators now despise you as you blew us all out of the water. You are the man city of donators haha

Just joking :) haha!

Edited by craigb, 31 Dec 2009 - 10:15.

  • 0

#27 CraccerC

CraccerC

    Simão Sabrosa

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,251 posts

Posted 31 Dec 2009 - 11:26

played EW youve come along way since your nugent loving, smith bashing days
  • 0

#28 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 31 Dec 2009 - 14:29

EW very kindly paid for 2009.

This is now a second appeal for 2010 :)
  • 0

#29 Louis

Louis

    Dixie Dean

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,612 posts

Posted 20 Aug 2012 - 22:10

If anybody wants to chip in for this month, it'd be appreciated.

I've upgraded the service twice this month to tide us over the transfer deadline. The site was offline for a few minutes the other day and just now because people are visiting following the Man Utd result. I've had to upgrade the package on both occasions to keep the site active.


It'll be restored to the normal package once the window has closed.
  • 0

#30 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 20 Aug 2012 - 22:22

Getting...


This web page is not available


...when I click on the donate button Louis.
  • 0

#31 MikeO

MikeO

    Scars are tattoos with better stories.

  • Admin
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 39,489 posts

Posted 20 Aug 2012 - 22:40

OK nowPosted Image .
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users