Hey Mayberry fan,
My name is Allan Newsome and I'm the "owner/maintainer/etc" of the iMayberry Community. Over the years since this site started, the actual host ( a service called "Ning") has upgraded their services from version 2.0 (which we use here at iMayberry Community) to their latest version which is Ning 3.0.
They have been pushing communities like ours to move to Version 3.0 in order to receive an updated version of the site that will work better because it is updated and modern. The iMayberry Community site was created in December 2011 and a LOT has changed on the internet in the almost 8 years since. Use of "mobile" devices (phones) is now a major part of using sites like this one and honestly it doesn't work well on a phone/tablet.
There are several things that moving to Ning 3.0 *should* give us BUT the problem is the price per year basically doubles going from ~$280 per/year to ~$600 per/year.
I hate to do this but if you enjoy the iMayberry Community and want it to survive and continue to grow, I'm going to need help paying for the cost. I really can't afford to do this without the help of the community.
There are currently 1130 members of the iMayberry Community but only 130 have logged in 2019 and 232 if I go back to 2018. I need everyone, active and non-active alike, to agree to help pay for the cost of the community.
I need to hear from you all. Do you want to keep this site going or should we give up and close the doors?
I'm broadcasting this to you and I'll create a "Forum" entry with this same topic. I'd love to hear from you with your thoughts and, if you want to keep things going, a pledge of financial support.
Let's hear your thoughts because we're all in this manhunt together.
Allan "Floyd" Newsome
Thank you to all who have already donated.
We're up to ~$360 in donations so far. We're over half way to the goal.
Please keep in mind that this will be a yearly cost/expense.
I just sent some via PayPal. I was just going to pledge and wait for everybody else’s pledge but I remembered how we almost lost the organ by relying on pledges so I thought I’d better send it while I had it!
Done and done!
We are getting closer.
We need ~$200 more and we'll have it covered.
We're up to $388 donated (not just pledged but donated) so far.
I feel pretty good that we can meet the goal if folks continue to donate $5, $10, or more to the cause. Please consider donating just a little so everybody shares the burden of the cost. Only 16 community members have donated so far so the average is almost $25 each with the median donation being $10. Some have given much more than their fair share ($100, $50, $25) and I'm thankful for them...you know who you are. Let's try not to let them have to carry the load.
Again, if we go over...I'll apply the 'extra' toward next years expenses.
Let’s do it...JUST DO IT...Go home...take a nap. Go over to Thelma Lou’s and watch a little TV...then DONATE to the page before you eat ANY cashew fudge!
I heard that Ben Weaver donated, so I figured I’d better, too.
I contributed.....and I'm a salaried man. Come on Jim...give till it hurts.
I gave several of my nickels with the buffalo facing the wrong way. Very rare.
Go ahead, you can say it. “MY that was big of ya Diamond Jim!”
Allan, give us a status report on the donations, please.
“According to the computation machines down at the bank- and they’re gooooooood machines, we, that is the town of Mayberry, we owe.....” uh yeah. Good question Col. Here here! We would like an update on that. Not only is Frank Meyers wanting to donate, I heard that Parnell Rigsby was even willin to throw in some.
Frank is sitting pretty. I heard women’s hat berries are back in vogue.