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    RevitForum.org’s 2019 Fundraising Drive!

    It’s that time of year again - RevitForum.org’s 2019 Fundraising Drive!


    Revitforum.org is a free and independent Revit forum run entirely by volunteers. They donate their time and knowledge every day to answer questions and help keep you productive. However the website hosting, software and bandwidth for delivering this great Revit resource costs money, and we depend on donations from our members to keep RFO running free of advertising, commercial sponsorship and subscription fees. We depend on you!


    Please consider making a donation to keep it that way. We need to raise $3,000 (US dollars) and any amount you can donate is helpful - $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, $100 or more… whatever you can afford. How much is RFO worth to you? There are thousands of members from all over the world contributing invaluable information, answering questions and participating in great discussions 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


    Think of how much time you save learning from the experiences of others, from this amazing community generously sharing their answers, tips and advice. How much is that worth to you? Maybe you depend on RFO to help develop and maintain the skills that keep you a valuable resource at your job? How many times has RFO made you look like the Revit guru at work? If you’ve even saved yourself a few hours in the past year through the generous help of others, please consider being generous back by donating to keep RFO going!


    Does your whole firm or company benefit from what you and your team learn at RFO? Consider having your firm make a donation… just think, a mere dollar a day, $365 for a year of the best support from the most knowledgeable and talented Revit users on the planet. Seriously! Many of us literally wouldn’t know what to do without RFO. Even $52 a year… just one little dollar a week makes all the difference. You spend thousands on software and support… would you or your office really miss a dollar a week?


    We consider RFO the best forum resource on the internet, and we are here to keep it going for many years to come - but we need your help. We want to keep this membership donation drive as short as possible, so please make a donation today!


    Look for the Donate bar at the top of each page. Thanks!

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    That is of course a no-brainer for me Klaus !
    And let me thank you for all your time and effort setting this up and maintaining it for all these years already.
    I am a 100% sure you made life much easier and happier for many Revit uses throughout the years and judging by the inlux of new members the past year, you will for many more years to come !
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    Much appreciated Robin! And thanks for your help as a moderator

    TO ALL.
    All the past years, we have been avoiding to pay VAT on the hosting bill, but as of January 1st this year, that´s a no go. Meaning that Danish VAT (25%) will be included on the hosting bill. Thanks to our savings, this year we will be fine. But next year, we´ll have to raise the fundraising goal to $3500
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    I do not mind giving some money, and already do so for years, but every year i find the amount of 3000 dollar for hosting this site very high. Maybe you can find a cheaper host, just to save money?

    At Vbulletin you can get a fast and supported cloud forum for less than 500 dollar a year.
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    I know that hosting a forum as large as this is expansive for sure. I was part of a much smaller forum (few 100 users and at most 10 or so at a time) and that was over 100 dollar a month and we ran into a server overload still once in a while. So having this amount of users and data will cost a lot. And we all want is fast as well I guess.

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    You can get superfast forumhosting for 100k users a month for <400 dollars a year @ siteground.
    https://www.siteground.com/shared-hosting-features.htm

    And i don't think this forum even needs this, we get around 100 posts a day max i guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjajansen View Post
    You can get superfast forumhosting for 100k users a month for <400 dollars a year @ siteground.
    https://www.siteground.com/shared-hosting-features.htm

    And i don't think this forum even needs this, we get around 100 posts a day max i guess.
    Jansen. I’m pretty much gonna have to agree with you on this. BUT back in the early days, this forum was sitting at some much cheaper servers, and to be frank, it was a hell, and only causing trouble and slowness.
    That said.... I’ve been looking into vBullitin Cloud.... much cheaper. Any experience anyone?

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    No experience with it, but you can get a 7 day trial https://www.vbulletin.com/en/vb5-trial/

    The biggest downside is you can't upload your own theme, but you have to choose from a list.
    https://www.vbulletin.com/en/themes/ or just adjust the theme on their forum in the lower left corner.
    https://www.vbulletin.com/forum/

    You can edit these with custom CSS tho.

    Other option is just to get managed vbulletin hosting from a company, then you can adjust it the way you want.
    This will still be a lot cheaper than 3000 dollar.
    Something like https://www.rosehosting.com/vbulletin-hosting.html will cost only 550 a year and you get a free migration.
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    I'm wondering Klaus, you do get to the 3000 mark every year right, without to much trouble or do you need to chip in yourself in the end too?

    What I mean to say is this is not some game clan forum with 13 year old kids that needs to be a cheap as possible. This one needs to be online all the time and fast, without adds (which it is right now, so thank you for that). And even though cutting cost, or at least seeing if that is possible is a good thing I would not go and cut cost just for the sake of it if that means a possibility of outage or trouble.

    If we can not get the 3000 or even 4000 a year together with all the users we have that feels wrong. Where would we go without RFO? Support subscription at your re-seller? I looked one up and that was 500 euro a year for their cheapest one and 1450 for the most expansive one and I am a 100% sure you can not get the info from them as you can get here on RFO.

    And sure some other forum will have been there, look at Revitcity, but also look at all the add's on that one.


    About VB Cloud I saw this one "You can't use hacks and add-ons or access the files so if they are important to you then cloud probably isn't for you".
    I'm also always wondering with all those cloud things, who owns my info? If I post something on here when it is hosted by VB Cloud can they sell it or use my post in one of their adds for example?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robin Deurloo View Post
    I'm wondering Klaus, you do get to the 3000 mark every year right, without to much trouble or do you need to chip in yourself in the end too?
    AFAIR we've always met the donation goal. Most years we get to 90 to 95% and the donations stall and we need to prod members to get to the end. That's the reason that for years I would wait until the last minute to donate so I could help get us over the hump. Won't be like that for me any longer as I am now retired and will be donating a lesser sum than previously. Matter of fact I'm off to do that right now...
    Last edited by Dave Jones; April 6th, 2019 at 03:43 PM. Reason: spelling

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