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  1. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Taking care of business and working overtime Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    It's a fact our owner takes a loss nearly every month so contribute if you can.

    There is about a $2000 nut every month and most month we fall short. If you can help us reach that please do. That include VIP and donations and a running total usually appears at the top of the page.
     
  2. DeeperImage

    DeeperImage FinHeaven VIP

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    I once ran and owned a very large car forum myself (about 80,000 members), and I too struggled to keep it running to the point that I sold it back in 2009 because I was incurring about $500 negative loss each month. That, mixed with the economy crash at the time, my job, etc. I had to let it go :(. As someone already pointed out, these kinds of pleas will generate an initial influx of cash, but then you're right back at it again next month.

    What does the $2,000 a month cost involve? Is it colo hosting costs? like a cage with some racks, internet connectivity, bandwidth costs, firewall costs, etc? I found that a managed hosted cloud option these days is probably a little cheaper, and typically runs smoother, as it they can make them elastic and grow, or shrink based on user demand.

    What I mean by that is that right now you are probably paying $2,000 to handle a max capacity at all times, but you may only need that max capacity on game day, so having an elastic cloud option allows you to pay for max capacity only when you need it. When traffic is low, resource demand shrinks, therefore your cost shrinks. Then during game the opposite happens. Things like IaaS, ITaaS, etc. are the best options in today's market. Just my .02
     
  3. DeeperImage

    DeeperImage FinHeaven VIP

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    Also, have you ever reached out to the actual Dolphins FO? Specifically the marketing teams as they normally have co-op dollars to spend each month. This forum does a lot for the Dolphins community. You could propose direct links to a merchandise store, game-day promos, marketing promos with in-person events, etc. You could get partial funding from their marketing teams to run the site, and in return you offer them ad-space, email campaigns, etc.
     
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  4. finatical

    finatical Scout Team Finheaven VIP

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    Just joined VIP again, Been a fan of Finheaven since 2004. Hope it helps! See you at the Bucs and Denver games! Go Fins!
     
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  5. fishfanmiami

    fishfanmiami Taking care of business and working overtime Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    Good input brother DeeperImage :thumbsup

    I cann't comment on which of your ideas have been tried or are being done now so I'll leave that to Bill and Henrik.

    Thanks for your support of the site.
     
  6. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Good evening brother. Please look around the site and see how many are on here on a daily basis, and how many have a Donated, Finheaven VIP, or Super Donator banner under there name. This needs to be a team effort rather than the same select group.
     
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  7. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Please remember to join VIP if you would like to support the site. You get a great forum to post in, and you are helping keep the doors open and lights on for all to enjoy.
    Thanks very much,
    John
     
  8. fins54

    fins54 Scout Team

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    Dolphins just traded Ajayi to the Eagles for a 4th round pick......WOW!
     
  9. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    so yeah, the dolphins make us miserable, but at least you have a place you can discuss their ineptitude! donate today folks, we need to save the only thing that keeps us sane about this team.
     
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  10. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Just tidied up the thread. If you want to complain about moves the fins are making, that is what FH is here for. But don't do it in this thread, you literally have the entire dolphins forum for that
     
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  11. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Operators are standing by for your VIP memberships!
     
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  12. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Why don't you give yourself a gift by keeping the doors open with a donation, VIP membership, or if you can afford it a super donation. Thanks for your time and your membership. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!
    John
     
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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Good morning Brothers and Sisters! This awesome site has been Tried, Tested and True! It would wonderful to see new VIP memberships for one to help support the site, and for you to have your forum to talk Miami Dolphins football. Many other forums for you to enjoy as well. There are special threads by some of the sites well informed brothers with great conversation, outstanding hotties, and of course a lounge full of music.
     
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  14. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Join VIP and be happy! Beer don't cost nothin'
     
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  15. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Good afternoon Family if you aren't a VIP member already, please be sure to join for the holidays. Have a great weekend!
    John
     
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    Duckfreak Active Member Donator

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    Just donated. Don’t post much. But love this message board. Thank you guys.
     
  17. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Good evening brothers. If you are looking to give why not do it twice. You can help the site and give a VIP membership to a brother who might be going to college or having tough times. Have a great weekend!
    John
     
  19. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Party people please don’t forget to support Finheaven. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas, and Happy Holidays!
     
  20. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Don't forget to join VIP and help support the site this holiday season! Thanks in advance for your support, VIP is a great place to discuss Dolphin football. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

    John
     
  21. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Join VIP! You will be glad that you did. Happy New Year to all!
     
  22. uk_dolfan

    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Think I have chipped in a couple of times over the last few months, but the teams Cutler madness forced me to use up a lot of bandwith showing them the error in their ways. Here is a small donation (and a very accurate note) towards the server costs

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  23. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    You want to up your game along with a free social sparkler and [​IMG]

    Join VIP!
     
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  24. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    If you got your A game and want to help out the site then join VIP! Great conversion and awesome brothers!
     
  25. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    This is your site to enjoy! Please support it if you can. Thank you very much!
    John
     
  26. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Please be a part of the solution and support this great site. Ask yourself this; Where would you go if Finheaven had to shut its doors?
     
  27. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    I've changed the donation bar to reflect our monthly bills of 650. Guys I realize you can point to vip members and say we don't need 650 a month with VIP offset, but there has been a running deficit for a few years, because lets face it, in page ads don't pay crap, and us getting 650 in donations a month would go a long way to paying back the owner.
     
  28. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Bill perhaps the site needs to go to paid membership only. I know it doesn’t want to but it may need to take place.
     
  29. Wildbill3

    Wildbill3 Misery Loves Company Administrator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    that would cut down on bandwidth, but I worry that would be too high of a price to cut back on new members who might bring a passion and conversation worth paying attention to. we can certainly entertain locking down more areas and limiting free to just the main.
     
  30. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Brothers $2.00 a month to join VIP and help support the site. Please do so if you can so the site can keep its doors open for all to enjoy.
     
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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Indigofire11 Active Member

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    If I'm still when the season begins I will sign up for the annual pass! So far so good !
     
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    Indigofire11 Active Member

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    Allow me to get acquainted for a month or so ,,, so far so good, great job guys! Beautiful machine built here @ FH! I'll tell the tribe about this. Cool
     
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  34. Fin Fan in Cali

    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    Operators are standing for your VIP memberships. Enjoy the Superbowl!
     
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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    If you are looking for a way to help support the site then join VIP. You will definitely get your monies worth and have some great insight, conversations, and Brother Lurking's hotties.
     
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    Fin Fan in Cali Joanne Shaw Taylor Super Donator Finheaven VIP Donator

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    VIP is awesome for reading, conversation, and getting some great scoop. Why not support the site today and treat yourself to VIP!
     

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