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Kiwi Server Donations

Post by Moneydork » 19 October 08 9:12 pm

In recognition of the level of customisation that has been made to suit New Zealand users (mainly by our friend Caught at Work) the New Zealand Recreational GPS Society has decided to donate AUD$500 towards your server fund raising effort.

Whats more, we're inviting users of our web site to donate as well.

Regards,
Moneydork.
President of The New Zealand Recreational GPS Society Incorporated.

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 19 October 08 10:08 pm

Onyer, Kiwis!

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Post by Richary » 19 October 08 11:03 pm

Excellent news, thanks to all of you from over the pond as we put it :? Glad you love the site as well.

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Post by Mischief's Crew » 20 October 08 2:48 pm

Makes you proud to be a Kiwi. We maybe a little country but we are all of big heart!

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Post by ideology » 20 October 08 6:16 pm

wow, that is extremely kind. we are glad that the site is useful and hope that it will grow to be bigger and better for you!

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Post by Moneydork » 20 October 08 9:38 pm

No worries. I'm sure you'll remember it if we ever need a hand.

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Post by gmj3191 » 21 October 08 3:43 pm

Maybe the site should be
Geocaching Australasia or
A/NZ Geocaching.

We could replace one of the flies in the logo with a sheep or a kiwi

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Post by ideology » 21 October 08 5:08 pm

technically it is easy to host (say) geocaching.co.nz and geocaching.com.au on the same codebase on the same server.

the server would just pick up what domain name is being referenced and skin the page accordingly. in fact the codebase already has support for multiple skins so that when it is run on a developer's home computer, the skin changes to something to remind them that they're not on the production server

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Post by Guest » 22 October 08 9:15 pm

gmj3191 wrote:A/NZ Geocaching.


Suddenly those stupid ANZ bank commercals come to mind about how they support local businesses, although they show the same ad/person on the ad everywhere they change the business names read out, isn't that false/misleading advertising? :)

We could replace one of the flies in the logo with a sheep or a kiwi


Mountain goat? :)

*ducks and runs*

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Post by Moneydork » 07 November 08 9:30 pm

I'm happy to consider shared hosting of our two sites www.gps.org.nz and geocaching.com.au It's not such a silly idea.

Our members are donating a bit as well - we have another $100 odd so far, so its all good. I guess its only fair after our trip to Adelaide last year to steal your "most caches in a day" record that we do something to support your site.

A group of us are planning a trip over in about a month time (Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and what! Sydney again (well, the Blue Mountains the last time). So there may be a chance to catch up with some of you and potentially even hand-deliver our payment!

Cheers,
Wayne.

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Post by BrentC » 28 November 08 10:31 am

Donation from New Zealand Recreational GPS Society http://www.gps.org.nz of AU$672 made today - AU$500 from GPS.ORG.NZ and extra from our members Rediguana and ADV

- Thanks for all your hard work :D

Brent - Treasurer - New Zealand Recreational GPS Society

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Post by mtrax » 28 November 08 1:06 pm

well done, hope to see you when you hit Canberra.

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Post by Swampy » 28 November 08 1:36 pm

BrentC wrote:Donation from New Zealand Recreational GPS Society http://www.gps.org.nz of AU$672 made today - AU$500 from GPS.ORG.NZ and extra from our members Rediguana and ADV


Thank you to our Kiwi brethren for their outstanding contribution to the server fund.

I'm sure all those people that use GCA from both sides of the Tasman will appreciate your donation. Well done!

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Post by rediguana » 28 November 08 2:40 pm

mtrax wrote:well done, hope to see you when you hit Canberra.


On that note, we've got a couple of events already in the system, and hoping to organise some more in Sydney and Melbourne.

16 or 17 DEC Melbourne - aiming for an event on either of these days
21 DEC Canberra GC1J9R2 Cachers from across the ditch
27 DEC Brisbane GC1JEJH Santa's Sack

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