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#1 Bo Bruce

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Posted Oct 27 2020 - 11:34 AM

this is not going to be good.... i got a call from Bill this morning and his boss has been hospitalized w/ covid.
if that's not bad enough the boss is looking at closing down where Bill works.
that means no income for the man that hosts these places we all know, love and USE on a daily basis.

your financial assistance NOW means these web sites continue uninterrupted.
we've got about 2 weeks to float his boat - failing that he's not sure what will happen.

http://srmz.net/index.php?app=donate

no specific amount - whatever you can - but if we ALL gave just $1 he'd be set for a year....

as we know, not ALL can so PLEASE if you want to see these places continue - show your support!

#2 twinpotter

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Posted Oct 27 2020 - 03:28 PM

Sad news Bo. Thanks for the heads up and I truly hope, that everything works out and changes for the better, regarding Bills situation 🤞

You know something, I've been totally ignorant sometimes on donating. I kind of take it for granted that SRMZ and the related sites will go on forever. So much so that I haven't donated for ages 😠 So I'm truly embarrassed.

So I've just donated and I will gladly try to do it ( if poss) a little more in the future.

Come on everybody. Let's rally behind Bill and rally to Bo's call. If you can donate, it would be absolutely fantastic.

TP: 🏁👍

Edited by twinpotter, Oct 27 2020 - 03:32 PM.


#3 paul_v

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Posted Oct 27 2020 - 03:33 PM

I agree TP, and have just donated.

Thanks Bo for stepping up and letting us all know. Im sure this fabulous bunch will not let Bill down.

All the very best to you Bo, and hoping all turns out fine for Bill.

Paul.

#4 Lalethor

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 12:45 AM

Hope we all answer to this important request

#5 Royale

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 03:08 AM

Done...Spread the word

#6 Paddy the Irishman

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 03:42 AM

Done

#7 Roger_F

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 03:56 AM

Done

#8 Lee200

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 07:45 AM

Done.

As Twinpotter said, we often take for granted that SRMZ (and the Repository) will be here forever.  It won't without our financial support.  Now is the time to help out Bill when he most needs it.

Communication is key to ensure that GPL survives.  Without SRMZ, GPL won't.

#9 Stefan Roess

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 07:48 AM

Done.
Thank you Bill and good luck!

#10 gliebzeit

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 09:13 AM

Done.

Thanks very much, Bill.

#11 paul_v

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 11:11 AM

Just a thought,

Would it be prudent to do full backups of the sites mentioned so if the worst happens we can club together for new servers/domain etc, etc.

I'm probably just panicking, but losing our amazing sites would be a terrible thing.

So many great sites have gone in the past without any archives etc.

But im hoping we are all under control re the data safety etc.

P

#12 GPLaps

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 02:00 PM

Happy to support

I wish Bill and his boss all the best. My grandmother was just diagnosed as well, its a nasty disease.

#13 leon_90

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Posted Oct 28 2020 - 04:05 PM

Done

View PostGPLaps, on Oct 28 2020 - 02:00 PM, said:

My grandmother was just diagnosed as well

Wish you all the best mate, hope everything goes okay :luck:

#14 Tobodestroyer2020

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 04:43 AM

Done!

I bought the game in 1998 for about £10. Turned out to be the best £10 I ever spent and has provided me with a fantastic hobby for all this time. It doesn't matter if it's rain or shine outside and I can race online and offline on hundreds of tracks with dozens of cars 24hrs a day if I wanted to, thanks to sites like this.

Compare this to golf. £901 per year (average annual fee in UK), plus green fees, clubs and clothing. Then there's travel to get there and you can only play when it's not too wet and you can't do it in the dark. I'm not a golfer, but I had I been paying that sort of money for the past 22 years on my hobby, then I would have spent over £20k. I have nothing against golf or golfers, I'm just making a point.

Please, please, please help support Bill.

#15 MLGathome

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 05:37 AM

Done,

Bill, thanks for all the work you have done.

Greetings, Marcel

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 06:07 AM

Done,

Good luck and thanks very much!

Tom

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 07:14 AM

Done!

Thanks for bringing this to our attention and wishing Bill the very best.

Percy

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 08:03 AM

View PostTobodestroyer2020, on Oct 29 2020 - 04:43 AM, said:

.......
Compare this to golf. £901 per year (average annual fee in UK), plus green fees, clubs and clothing. Then there's travel to get there and you can only play when it's not too wet and you can't do it in the dark. I'm not a golfer, but I had I been paying that sort of money for the past 22 years on my hobby, then I would have spent over £20k. I have nothing against golf or golfers, I'm just making a point.
........

Yes, we should all "club" together! :lol: :tomato:

#19 M Needforspeed

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 09:36 AM

We shld exchange our views and then open a sticked topic about a long term solution,because the question will arise again...
And sorry, but everyone that has read this topic shld at least contribute with  some money. Are some of  us such poor that we can't give  1 USD or 1 € ??? ( whatever part of the world we are living, I doubt we come from  Rio de Janeiro favelas, or Bengladesh )  :confused: :think: Compared with the time spent and pleasure we have when coming here, not contributing as no sense :rolleyes:

usually, people interested  in everything around motor racing doesn't come forcibly from  the lower classes

Edited by M Needforspeed, Oct 29 2020 - 09:55 AM.


#20 Tobodestroyer2020

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Posted Oct 29 2020 - 12:43 PM

View PostM Needforspeed, on Oct 29 2020 - 09:36 AM, said:


usually, people interested  in everything around motor racing doesn't come forcibly from  the lower classes

I can hardly afford to put fuel in my road car. I certainly can't afford to attend a motor race as a spectator. With GPL I can drive a Lotus 49 round the Nurburgring. That's got to be worth at least $1 :up:




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