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Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by extrememarine » Tue May 28, 2019 2:42 pm

6/3/19 - Edit - update - donation link created.

I've set up a donation item in the store front - "FJRiders.com Donation". It is set to $1 - you can change the quantity to adjust the amount you wish to donate.


2019 fund raiser thoughts.

I just renewed the hosting plan for the forum with InMotion. Overall, the software seems fairly stable with very few hiccups over the past year. That migration, as suggested by and executed by Designflaw06, was well worth the efforts.

I'm working on pricing for embroidered hats, screen printed shirts (FJRiders.com logo) and embroidered shirts (polo style /w fjriders.com logo).

With the screen printing, there is an order minimum requirement of 12. No minimum for embroidered items. I may end up pushing the screen printed shirts out to combine them with the EOM shirt order, but there will still be the 12 shirt minimum with the screen. I'll add a disclaimer to those shirts that states if the minimum order is not reached, the orders will be refunded.

Also sourcing FJRiders.com stickers locally - searching for a vendor that will allow me to create a sheet that I can add forum names under the logo.

I also still have the FJR key chains available, and we can still produce the licence plate frames as well - have to get a new one completed for Wheaton "threadcrasher" might be appropriate this year...

Any thoughts and input is appreciated...

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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by ionbeam » Tue May 28, 2019 2:48 pm

extrememarine wrote:
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2019 fund raiser thoughts...I'm working on pricing...Any thoughts and input is appreciated...
Possibly acceptance of a straight-up donation with a suggested minimum donation? My wife runs a web site and when she asked for a few small donations she got 5 years worth in a matter of a few days.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue May 28, 2019 2:54 pm

Alan has the right idea.

Oh, and go screw yerself Wayne! Or I'll pull my collarbone out at EOM and pass it around so y'all can sign it. :D
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Post by gixxerjasen » Tue May 28, 2019 2:58 pm

wheatonFJR wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Alan has the right idea.

Oh, and go screw yerself Wayne! Or I'll pull my collarbone out at EOM and pass it around so y'all can sign it. :D
Are you really going to bring up "Pulling out bones" on this site? Really?
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by extrememarine » Tue May 28, 2019 2:59 pm

I was hesitant to accept donations in the past - wanting to ensure there was a tangible item "purchased". What I could do is create an item in the store for "purchasing" a key chain, and leave the amount open. It could be in $1 increments like I do the Jordan's Initiative donations with EOM.

Thanks - good idea...

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ionbeam wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:48 pm
extrememarine wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:42 pm
2019 fund raiser thoughts...I'm working on pricing...Any thoughts and input is appreciated...
Possibly acceptance of a straight-up donation with a suggested minimum donation? My wife runs a web site and when she asked for a few small donations she got 5 years worth in a matter of a few days.
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by extrememarine » Tue May 28, 2019 3:04 pm

The options are limited only by the space on the template - "I-break-bones"; "anotheronebitesthedust" - wait, that one's for JWilly - "Is my bike ok?" - "I like ambulance rides" - "sign.my.bone" - "JWilly.rode.me.home" - and I'm sure there's so many more out there...

What does matter is this - you'll be at EOM, on a bike or not, but you'll be there...

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Alan has the right idea.

Oh, and go screw yerself Wayne! Or I'll pull my collarbone out at EOM and pass it around so y'all can sign it. :D
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Post by extrememarine » Tue May 28, 2019 3:04 pm

The options are limited only by the space on the template - "I-break-bones"; "anotheronebitesthedust" - wait, that one's for JWilly - "Is my bike ok?" - "I like ambulance rides" - "sign.my.bone" - "JWilly.rode.me.home" - and I'm sure there's so many more out there...

What does matter is this - you'll be at EOM, on a bike or not, but you'll be there...

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Tue May 28, 2019 2:54 pm
Alan has the right idea.

Oh, and go screw yerself Wayne! Or I'll pull my collarbone out at EOM and pass it around so y'all can sign it. :D
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by ionbeam » Tue May 28, 2019 3:10 pm

extrememarine wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 2:59 pm
I was hesitant to accept donations in the past - wanting to ensure there was a tangible item "purchased"...
With a donation we would be purchasing a Service and the tangible end product of the Service is a functioning Forum with a minimum of glitches.

Heaven knows, Photobucket has shown us that a 'free' service is very expensive and prone to sudden, extreme acts of disservice.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue May 28, 2019 3:14 pm

All I know is that I will hold off on my loud "YES!!!!" when my number is called next EOM. Can't trust you basturds.
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Post by Uncle Hud » Tue May 28, 2019 3:30 pm

First off, that DesignFlow06 dude is pretty cool, isn't he? 8-) A fine gentleman, to be sure.

I have a few long-sleeve tees with motorcycle themes. They work well for riding on chilly days, and you can set up 'FJRiders' versions on Zazzle or SmugMug or some other website that accepts orders whenever someone wants one. Folks could order a tee with the logo, a picture from the FJRiders Calendar, maybe a pic of Jennifer Aniston in a bikini draped across my FJR ...

Most of us would be willing to pay a few extra Loonies for the 2020 calendar. Not sure how many calendars you guys sold this year, but an extra $10 per ... maybe it would make a difference.

And there's always the direct donation. Wouldn't upset any of us.

ANYTHING, sir, to avoid animated/flashing/titillating advertisements in the margins. (And by titillating, I mean helmets, shoes, aux lights, jackets, slip-ons, etc.)
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by DesignFlaw06 » Tue May 28, 2019 3:57 pm

Uncle Hud wrote:
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First off, that DesignFlow06 dude is pretty cool, isn't he? 8-) A fine gentleman, to be sure.
Awww, you're going to make me blush!

One idea that had been floated around was to make a lighted license plate frame. Not sure what the interest level is there. I'm open to creating other printed projects if people have ideas.

I tried modeling wheaty's bike and printing it. This was the result.
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Post by wheatonFJR » Tue May 28, 2019 4:01 pm

DesignFlaw06 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:57 pm
Uncle Hud wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:30 pm
First off, that DesignFlow06 dude is pretty cool, isn't he? 8-) A fine gentleman, to be sure.
Awww, you're going to make me blush!

One idea that had been floated around was to make a lighted license plate frame. Not sure what the interest level is there. I'm open to creating other printed projects if people have ideas.

I tried modeling wheaty's bike and printing it. This was the result.
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According to Ray, that will just "buff out".
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by Intech » Tue May 28, 2019 5:36 pm

I love the logo stuff, but I, too, would be in favor of donating directly. I would call it the same as donating to keep Spotwalla going add free. Give to that every year.
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Post by raYzerman » Tue May 28, 2019 5:44 pm

I love swag of the tasteful kind.... but I'm also in favour of a special licence plate frame at EOM "Been to Cleveland". Then again, I don't know how Wheatie can put two frames on his bike without us making up a special bracketry..
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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by wheatonFJR » Tue May 28, 2019 6:54 pm

raYzerman wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 5:44 pm
I love swag of the tasteful kind.... but I'm also in favour of a special licence plate frame at EOM "Been to Cleveland". Then again, I don't know how Wheatie can put two frames on his bike without us making up a special bracketry..
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Post by extrememarine » Tue May 28, 2019 7:06 pm

raYzerman wrote:I love swag of the tasteful kind.... but I'm also in favour of a special licence plate frame at EOM "Been to Cleveland". Then again, I don't know how Wheatie can put two frames on his bike without us making up a special bracketry..
I think Joe might be in line for the "Been to Cleveland " logo...

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Re: Forum Ops Fund Raiser - input

Post by 0face » Tue May 28, 2019 8:15 pm

As long you don’t start asking for gas cards, or wanting us all to pitch in for new bike, or sitting on a raised dias at EOM. I think you’ll be fine.

Otherwise, I’m gonna make fortune selling tickets to slap the back of your head.

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Post by FjrVfr » Tue May 28, 2019 9:59 pm

I like the idea of embroidered, polo style shirts (my Dad started a garage based embroidery business during the brief time he was retired). Otherwise direct contribution works too. Maybe something tacked on to EOM registration?

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Post by wheatonFJR » Wed May 29, 2019 9:25 am

I can bring a case of your favorite BudLight to EOM...
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Post by spklbuk » Wed May 29, 2019 9:44 am

0face wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:15 pm
Otherwise, I’m gonna make fortune selling tickets to slap the back of your head.
This but with
Wheaton on a stool center of EOM banquet hall. Forum fees taken care of for at least a decade! 😜
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