Some may have noticed the crowdfunding notice at the top of our pages:
Please help to prevent the forum from being closed
It is scary wording, not my doing, so let me explain what is happening.
The people that host the hardware and the software used for our site and thousands of others, MYFF, are soliciting donations to upgrade their environment such that they can continue to provide the hardware and software we use at RTI. The MYFF folks provide the basic software we use at the site and assist me when I have issues with the additions and enhancements I make to the site's look and function. They also maintain the web domain name and the computer hardware that runs all the software.
It seems that if MYFF is unable to meet their goals, their services will cease at the end of June 2017. In that case I will be able to get our site's database exported and then would have to find a hosting service on the internet and the associated software to re-establish our web site. I hope and pray that it does not come to this. If it does, however, I think I will be able to make the transition to a new environment with only a few days of downtime for RTI. I would rather not do this, but if it is to be I have some plans for workarounds.
For anyone interested in contributing to the MYFF funding campaign, please see this site:
Donations made at the site are for the site management folks at MYFF. I have nothing to do with this campaign or the funding it receives.
If you decide to donate please indicate in your donation that you are donating on behalf of RTI by including the following link in your donation's notes: http://rti.myfineforum.org It would be helpful for the MYFF folks to know we are supporting their efforts and if the day comes when I need a database export of our entire site, they will give me some extra consideration and assistance.
AMR (a.k.a. Patrick)
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