PCIM Bible Forum Upgrade

Discussion in 'Board Suggestions and Comments' started by Timothy, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    For sometime now, the admins, moderators, and myself, have been trying to figure out a way to upgrade the software for the forum so that the search engines will give us more credence in their search results. We're wanting our community to grow in numbers, giving us a more of a chance to fulfill the great commission. Most Christian forums that I know of have turned into either a one sided dictatorship or simply a social club. Wouldn't you like even more an opportunity to witness for Christ online? Not to mention the chance for even greater fellowship.

    After quite a bit of research, we've decided to upgrade PCIM to VBulletin software because software like the one we're using, SMF, just doesn't seen to be to Google's, Bing's, & the others liking.

    What we're needing are contributions to take care of the expense of the VBulletin software, any add ons that may be needed, plus any SEO that may be required to gain the popularity we need. The Parsons Corner itself, has a limited amount of funds, but not the extra monies needed to pay this plus continue to take care of the local ministry expenses.

    If you would like to help us out, it would be appreciated. Donation totals will be posted in this thread, and later on a separate page on the "Ask The Preacher" site so there's full disclosure. Please feel free to ask any questions or suggestions here in this thread.

    PayPal donations of any amount can be made through the donate@parsonscorner.org email address.

    Your servant in Christ Jesus folks,
    The Parson
     
  2. TrustGzus

    TrustGzus Don't make me hangry Staff Member

    So questions that people will probably have (myself included).....

    Is the need a one time thing or something that will be on going?

    If it's one time, what is the number we are trying to reach?

    If it's on going, any idea what kind of number. X/month or X/year?
     
  3. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    This initial will probably be a one time thing.
    Software, around $250.00
    Add Ons, ??? - Can't get access to those prices
    Internet space for a year, $100.00
    SEO and Advertising, 300.00 + or - yearly. Thinking of using Google Adwords mainly.

    Afterwards, I'll set up a donate button for continual support. I have hopes though that the drafting courses I sell for supporting the ministry will pick up some steam so that the entire site is self sufficient. That's the way I'd rather have it.
     
  4. DaniH

    DaniH You're probably fine.

    Can we share the drafting courses on social media to give exposure??
     
  5. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

  6. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Is the hope that we'll each donate a set amount, or is it a whatever-we-donate kind of thing?
     
  7. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    It's the whatever you can sort of thingy.
     
  8. DaniH

    DaniH You're probably fine.

  9. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    Thank you Dani. that's great.
     
  10. Kierkegaard

    Kierkegaard Life is not a problem to be solved Staff Member

    Sounds good. I can send funds along the first week of April, due to taxes and what not (here).
     
  11. IMINXTC

    IMINXTC Time Bandit

    Presently undetermined. Will get back.
     
  12. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    I will likewise have to have a discussion here.
     
  13. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    Discuss away my. What's on your mind?
     
  14. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    I just meant I'll need to have a discussion with the significant other.
     
  15. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    Oh, Sorry Teddy. I misunderstood.

    Migration fund as of 03-14-2016
    $0.00
     
  16. teddyv

    teddyv The horse is in the barn. Staff Member

    No problem. I see how that would have been confusing.
     
  17. tango

    tango ... and you shall live ... Staff Member

    We're looking for a total of about $4-500, to give a bit of slack for any add-ons we find we need?

    I'll also need to have a talk at this end (with Mrs Tango).
     
  18. פNIʞƎƎS

    פNIʞƎƎS Connoisseur of Memes Staff Member

    We can definitely help out. I'll talk to my MUCH better half and let you know what we can give.
     
  19. William

    William New Member

    Vbulletin is offering a $50 dollar discount at the moment. The offer is only good for a week:


    $50 vBulletin discount:

     
  20. Timothy

    Timothy Administrator Staff Member

    Thanks William. We really haven't had any donations as of yet so we haven't moved forward.
     

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