I hope you have been doing well Sir. I actually attempted to shot a PayPal donation into the forum Sat evening.
I was getting error message saying “Opps something went wrong “ noting I had not selected a currency.
I did refreshed page several times, starting over but I continued to get the message.
Possibly I was overlooking something but if so, I’m not sure what that was.
If anyone knows what I was doing wrong please let me know, this forum has been the most valuable resource for me over the last 25 years and I would love to support it, to help ensure it’s place in our community. I also feel that this forum was/has been the backbone of our community throughout the last 25 yrs and can be that go to resource again, if user inaction is a priority, so folks are coming back w/ more frequency.
I frequent other forums and have seen some thrive, while others have not done so, with many groups splintering, due to the influx of FB Groups.
A very thriving forum that I would suggest possibly looking at, is….
Firearm Discussion and Resources from AR-15, AK-47, Handguns and more! Buy, Sell, and Trade your Firearms and Gear.
They use a 4 tier membership, that maybe should be evaluated for something like that here. Also they do a very good job with their sub-forums to help clean up the clutter of their platform. With today’s culture, the users are wanting their search fast & cluttered free.
Not to ramble but just a couple more thoughts…if the possibility of a membership is not in the near future of the board, get the donation process to the Top of Page so everyone can find it easily. I’m a little ashamed to say that I wasn’t aware we even had that until this past weekend.
Also folks are looking for a great General Discussion Area, where they have a place that creates a Sense of Belonging for them, a place to hangout, a place for their news, a place for them to laugh or a place for them to unload their emotions.
Lastly the content/resources/pictures that has been contributed to this forum over the past years will be the driving factor in the forum’s success. There is so much history and content here, currently there is no other place even close with that amount of amazing resources & what has been captured here though the years.
I’m very hopeful that nothing I said was offensive, as that is truly not my intentions Sir. I have nothing but respect for You & this Forum.