Site Administrator's Update 10.16.20

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Doug and I are ironing out some final issues, but I have assumed the Administrator’s duties.

I feel honored to undertake the stewardship of this fine board. Keeping up with the daily posts is mostly a joy, due to our users’ passion and dedication to canoes and canoetripping. Thank you all for your contributions to our community.

I am taking a proactive approach in an effort to ensure that the board will run safely and efficiently.

We are currently updating to the most recent Vbulletin version. This seems to be a rather common occurrence nowadays.

We have engaged our IT guy a lot more lately, which will of course incur more costs, but I do not see that we have a choice. I am also planning to update and flesh out our terms of service, and revise the introductory email to new users, among other actions.
 
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With the increased costs if IT consultation, it is time for another fund raiser.

Please let us know how we can contribute to help offset the increased costs of operating this extraordinary resource.
 
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Thank you for your stated willingness to support the site financially.

I would prefer to get donations all at once during the fundraiser, which I am tentatively planning for early next year. We have enough funds remaining to get us through until then, barring something unforeseen happening.
 
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Thank you for your stated willingness to support the site financially.

I would prefer to get donations all at once during the fundraiser, which I am tentatively planning for early next year. We have enough funds remaining to get us through until then, barring something unforeseen happening.

Dave, if you intended to have a raffle as part of the fundraiser, similar to the past couple years – folks offer raffle prizes with photos and descriptions, and are responsible for shipping the prize to the winner, so the admin isn’t doing it and prizes aren’t being mailed twice – I will happily offer to coordinate/update the list of prizes/contributors.

And put my thinking cap on for some easily mail-able prize. Might even get started making something soon; I thought the handmade stuff people offered was special.

Hopefully there will be the usual video of the raffle draw. Practice pronouncing “anonymous” first.
 
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Mike, all sounds great. I am sure you can add your usual fanciful fun to the proceedings, like suspect shipping labels, as appropriate. Looking forward to it.
 
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Mike, all sounds great. I am sure you can add your usual fanciful fun to the proceedings, like suspect shipping labels, as appropriate. Looking forward to it.

I promise, no suspect shipping labels unless DougD wins whatever I make as a prize.

The raffle drawing video is a highlight of the year, one of the times when we are all drawn together as a watchful community.

Maybe you could have a special guest draw the winning tickets. Perhaps DaveOOOO ;-)
 
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