Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

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Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by bekateen » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:07 pm

According to the counter at the bottom of the Forums main page, PC reached 10,000 members today.

Hats off to Jools and everyone else who takes care of this site! You folks deserve a pint (or two) today! Hooray! :YMPARTY: :YMPARTY:

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by jp11biod » Sun Nov 23, 2014 3:47 pm

Salut! All that appreciate what Jools does with PC should donate today and say 'thanks.' This is an excellent resource.

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:32 pm

Thanks for noticing and thanks again to jp11biod for the real world donation - much appreciated.

We prune user accounts with no posts, so this is more or less 10,000 users who have posted and of course many regulars who have posted many more times.

However, it's not a metric I really track. I tend to look more at overall unique visitors, where they come from and what they do. It's all very interesting!

Cheers,

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by TwoTankAmin » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:17 pm

Not to be a nudge, but since this is a UK based site, should we not be stating it has reached a kilometerstone? :d

And I will second, third and fourth what is said above. If you use this site regularly, if the information, advice and help you have gotten here have helped you, then donate. Every $, £ or EUR helps to insure this great resource will remain available for many years to come. Just think, if every one of those 10,000 members donated $1.00 a month (.63£ or .80EUR)), a measly $12/year (7.6£ or 9.62EUR), the site would have $120,000. If you cannot afford $1 a month, you probably should not be keeping fish anyway. :-p

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by racoll » Wed Nov 26, 2014 4:06 pm

since this is a UK based site, should we not be stating it has reached a kilometerstone?
Actually, we do use miles rather than kilometres. We have a haphazard mix of metric and imperial measurement systems. Most people understand both systems.

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Post by Dave Rinaldo » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:40 pm

With Christmas coming around the corner, consider adding PlanetCatfish to your Xmas gift list.
Also, consider using one of the two Amazon links (UK, US) listed here.
Contribute to Planet Catfish!

Use this Amazon.com link to benefit Planet Catfish!!

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Post by Tanganyikafreak » Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Congrats :d b-)

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Post by TwoTankAmin » Thu Nov 27, 2014 3:47 pm

Dave- I found no links on the page to which you linked us?
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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:29 am

Just wondering if there would be any support for a subscription based donation model. Something like $1 a month? I don't think it would give anything in particular except a warm fuzzy feeling. I would likely update the amount donated yearly or perhaps build something automatic to show it on the forum pages.

Good or bad idea?

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Post by jp11biod » Mon Mar 09, 2015 12:40 pm

This is such a good resource, I think you could pull that off but I would suggest a grace period where viewers can make several visits to learn all that is available to them. Or can you add a tool that would serve as a tour through the site?

Is Planet Catfish worth $12 a year to me? Hell, yeah!

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Post by kvnbyl » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:55 am

I find it so informative that
I'ts been my home page for a long time now, I would consider 15.00 an absolute bargain when I think about all the info I get from it. this site gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me. the amount of knowledge contained in these pages is astonishing!!

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:22 pm

I have now added subscription (i.e. $x a month) donations to the donor page.

If some of you would like to get the ball rolling (testing purposes ??!?! :-) ) that would be great.

Just to be clear, being a subscription based donor doesn't get you any different content, access or treatment. Just that you know you are helping towards keeping the site going.

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Thu Dec 24, 2015 10:58 am

Jools wrote:I have now added subscription (i.e. $x a month) donations to the donor page.

Just to be clear, being a subscription based donor doesn't get you any different content, access or treatment. Just that you know you are helping towards keeping the site going.
Hello all,

If any of you would like to consider donating\via PayPal, it would be much appreciated! Even $1 a month adds up and help towards offseting our running costs of about $150 a month at present. Click on the subscribe or one-time donation buttons on this page.

Thank you again to all those who have donated in 2015 - you're all top catfish keepers! Have a great Christmas!

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by pleconut » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:44 am

I'm more than happy to make a monthly donation, i have found all aspects of the site to be a great resource. It would be fitting though not sure what others may think, I'd go as far to say, that not only the costs of Internet hosting are covered, but contribution into a kitty towards those individuals running the site who are participating in research, and then presenting it to us members.
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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:53 am

Just a note to all to say Merry Christmas and to re-emphasise to anyone thinking about help out PlanetCatfish that regular donations really do help. While we get a lot of donations and support (especially from Amazonas Magazine and Swiss Tropicals), I must also mention the evergreen @twotankamin, but the site still costs me real cash each month to run and keep updated and secure.

There appears to be continued use for the site with new members, more content and a surprisinly upturn in forum traffic; so either one time or recurring, please do consider how you can help out.


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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by TwoTankAmin » Thu Dec 27, 2018 9:33 pm

I only donated money, most of which was the result of selling fish born in my tanks. I was able to get those spawns because of the excellent knowledge I gained from this site and its members. Moreover, I was able to sell some of those offspring because people found me on this site.

As far as I am concerned I have gotten the better end of things by a long shot.
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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:19 am

And thank you @Mol_PMB for your recent donation too!

Hope everyone's having a great Christmas - Rob Graham (zebrapleco.com) and family are with us for New Year, so much fish chat expected in the Dignall household!

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:28 am

Another donation in from @syorksaquarist, many thanks! It might not seem a lot. Not everyone has that kind of money available, so I would also like to mention the $1 or $2 per month regular donations (@kvnbyl for example!) all do help and if I could get a few more of them they would get ever closer to taking care of the monthly costs.

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by Jools » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:39 am

As 2019 draws to a close, I'd like to say a special thank you to all who supported us financially this year. Long time supporters @swisstropicals and @twotankamin continue to dig deep but also this year @Kostas, @TomSerious, Spencer Holst, @Aqua_Bankie, @Reindas and @pointpleco too have all provided donations - thank you all!

It's also really encouraging to have regular support and so I would also like to mention the various folks who put their hands in the pockets every month for a donation which helps offset the costs of the site month to month. Thank you @mexnotex, @KeXx, @MarcW, @jp11biod, Jerry Leong, @Jodilynn, @Iamfish, Vadims Krjuckovs, @xiaoshenxian92 and @kastokke. You are all most excellent!

Hope you all have a great Christmas, holiday and rest and relax and spend some time with family and fishes.

Cheers indeed,

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Re: Congratulations Planet Catfish on reaching a milestone!

Post by pointpleco » Wed Dec 25, 2019 2:11 pm

Thanks for the mention Jools and it's no problem at all to do that.
Merry Xmas to you and your family and everyone else on Planet catfish.

Hope everyones end of year celebrations are good and safe and that next year brings another good year of fish keeping and also plenty of spawns.

Thanks to this page for helping me learn about various L numbers.

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