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Re: In support of PW...
Nealsan #1816560 01/01/12 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Nealsan
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What is PM. Another forum?

Neal


"PM"s are private messages, Nealsan. It's like a private email service inside PW. Some people don't allow them, but many do. It's a way of chatting with another PW member about things you don't think the others would be interested in. To send a PM, go to "My Stuff" and then click on "Messages."

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Re: In support of PW...
starbug #1816564 01/01/12 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by starbug
This forum and membership levels could be really overhauled.

A super forum, great domain name.. but the overall experience and design could do with lots of work. Much more $$$ could be derived from the (in general) financially and intellectual superior members of this forum and subsections.

Anyone teaching or offering services like this, or spamming their "learn piano" services should be required to pay.

Perhaps I should turn the business brain off, and get back to the music.

but, to the guy who owns this domain.. you could be making bucketloads, but probably don't have the energy, time or coding skills to make this website a retirement nest egg frown

Look at the niche site (BASENOTES.NET) for an idea of how an overhaul can change the fortunes of the admin team.

My 2 euros smile...


Thanks for your input starbug.

Unlike some of my competitors who's only interest is in how much money they can make, I'd actually be content with making a decent living.

My primary objective with Piano World is and always was to connect with people who enjoy the piano, and bring new people into the fold.

As for changing the forums, the software driving the forums is licensed and is the culmination of many years of work by a number of people.

It could no doubt use improvement, but I'm not going under the hood.

Piano World overall could use certainly use an upgrade, I built all 1000+ pages myself, mostly in HTML and php. I would definitely have done it differently had I known then what I know now.

And you are correct, it would be above my coding skills. However if I had the funds I could assuredly manage the project as I spent years managing web development projects that ran from hundreds of dollars to millions of dollars.

And energy? I'm often accused of being hyper, with a bit of attention deficit disorder thrown in.

So yes, I do agree it would be nice to spruce the place up, add some features, and make it more manageable. And yes I'd like to see it generate more revenue, but not at the expense of bringing the joy of piano to as many people as possible.

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Re: In support of PW...
6070sMusic #1816572 01/01/12 07:03 PM
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Ah, thanks Monica. I was looking at Edit Profile and it doesn't seem to be there at all. And I've only just found View Profile.


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Piano World #1816606 01/01/12 07:46 PM
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Thanks for the "badge", Frank!

I think an even bigger thanks is due 6070sMusic for reminding us all that even though the forum is free for all of us to use, it does not run on goodwill alone. (And, I think it's great the way it is). smile


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Re: In support of PW...
6070sMusic #1816705 01/01/12 10:20 PM
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Frank, Thanks for your efforts, you've done well!!

I'm glad this post appeared. Otherwise I wouldn't have seen the need to donate. This sight is a tremendously valuable place to learn. I have no problem making a donation of support.


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6070sMusic #1816839 01/02/12 02:49 AM
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Thanks for the donation link; I'm glad I can do a little bit to help out. Also, the advertisement link for Sweetwater showed me a price for the FP-7F that was less than all the nearby stores, so that was very helpful too. (please dont tell my teacher that I'm looking at a digital!)

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6070sMusic #1816860 01/02/12 03:46 AM
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PW needs to make their "donate" link a little bit bigger. Had I not read this thread, I would have never known donations are needed.


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Re: In support of PW...
6070sMusic #1816881 01/02/12 05:48 AM
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I just completed my order as well. I don't know how the medal will show up. I am looking forward to it:) Thanks for the thread. Otherwise I had no idea how to donate.

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6070sMusic #1816928 01/02/12 09:57 AM
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I don't know if you all realize. The more times you click on this site. The more he can charge for advertising. Buying from advertising on this site is (most likely) tracked also. So he can make more from advertising.
Donations are good too. Wish Piano World the best. I have lotsa fun here.


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Re: In support of PW...
6070sMusic #1822556 01/11/12 04:46 AM
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Well, I click on the site quite a bit lol.... but I've also made a contribution. Looking forward to seeing my badge show up.

Frank I can understand your reluctance to ask for money when there are a lot of worthies seeking funds - however in these stressful times, having a refuge from what raises the blood pressure is also appreciated.

The idea of small subscriptions is super - as is the incremental bronze, silver, gold, platinum option.

Another idea, which is great fun and not a lot out of pocket is to have mini-fundraisers at special times of the year - with a theme. There can also be images you buy for other people - one site I belonged to had "you're an angel" emblems you could buy for someone who had been especially kind and helpful. None of these were expensive and people liked to collect them. It all adds up.



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6070sMusic #1823428 01/12/12 03:34 PM
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I'm in; made my contribution! I heard all the cool kids are doing it :P


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Re: In support of PW...
6070sMusic #1830827 01/24/12 08:09 AM
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I would like to subscribe too, but the online form doesn't allow for europe as a billing address. Is there a trick to doing it? confused

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tnew #1830841 01/24/12 09:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tnew
I would like to subscribe too, but the online form doesn't allow for europe as a billing address. Is there a trick to doing it? confused


I did it. I just put my real street address and city, but put Ontario, Canada and a Canadian postal code.
As the invoice isn't important, and there is no delivery, I figured it didn't matter.

It worked.


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Re: In support of PW...
jotur #1831030 01/24/12 03:02 PM
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Jotur: Thanks for posting the info! Did it.

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6070sMusic #1832270 01/26/12 12:57 PM
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I have just donated from Europe by PayPal – quickly and no problem.

Frank,

possessing a little badge as a remainder of my next donation would be nice and very helpful.

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6070sMusic #1832283 01/26/12 01:22 PM
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Thank you Mar_red, and my thanks to everyone else who has stepped up to help.
Much appreciated.

I will catch up with your badges soon. I've been away, and then ill. I'm back and I'm feeling better, now I just have to catch up on about two weeks of work.

Again, many thanks everyone.



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6070sMusic #1835875 01/31/12 07:10 PM
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thanks for the reminder.

nothing is free and those of us who do use this site should be willing to kick in occasionally.

and thanks for the link again..

http://www.pianosupplies.com/pianos/Forums_Subscriber.html

Frank you are just the world's biggest sweetheart.. Hope you are feeling better much better, soon.


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6070sMusic #1836355 02/01/12 11:01 AM
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I am still having trouble finding paypal and also donating without a shipping charge..

I think you need an easy to find link Frank.. so many people derive enjoyment and info from this sight. It's high time i donated.


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Originally Posted by apple*
I am still having trouble finding paypal and also donating without a shipping charge..

I think you need an easy to find link Frank.. so many people derive enjoyment and info from this sight. It's high time i donated.


Thanks Apple,

The options on this page include PayPal buttons without shipping charges
(it's more complicated going through our store because you have to purposely choose the no shipping option, but the store provides the option of telling us your member number and if you want the badge displayed).

http://www.pianoworld.com/support.html



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6070sMusic #1837083 02/02/12 10:27 AM
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thank you Frank.. tht was easy.


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