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NoTaM => arcHELI => Topic started by: Ozzy Mozzy on March 09, 2018, 10:04:31 PM

Title: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: Ozzy Mozzy on March 09, 2018, 10:04:31 PM
This post is a follow on from Wills news he posted up today... Seen here on the home page (

Will and I had a chat this morning about the forum and it's future. So I am here to start up a conversation with whomever wishes to get involved and or add anything to this discussion...

As most of you all know arcHELI has been moved from a VBulletin forum to a SMF forum with great success, which is still on Wills sever and maintained by Will.

First thing on the agenda is the hosting of the forum, Will would like this taken and moved to another server. I am happy to do this and move it to the same Host I am using for my own forum. I chose this host because the owner is a SMF user himself and has a great in depth understanding of the software.

Second is how we fund this forum and keep it online for us all to use. I propose we open up a donation link via PayPal where by anyone can donate any money if they wish. These funds will go towards the payment for the Host.

I would love to see the forum Ad free and no membership fees, everyone has the same access! Although there is a post count base system on SMF. It allows an amount of PM's according to your post count. eg you have 50 or less posts your allowed 30 PM's, next level is if you have 100 or less posts your allowed 50 PM's and so on....

Advertising on the forum, this should be free and open to Heli relevant or community relevant advertising. Ever since we moved to SMF it has been running like this and has been working well. We have had Sponsor giveaways from some Aussie online hobby shops already and I would love to see this continue.

There are many ways we can do things, what I have said is just ideas and open to any input on any of this. So with that all said I'll be interested in hearing your thoughts.....
Title: Re: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: WoodyB on March 10, 2018, 06:43:17 AM
Firstly I would like to say thanks guys for maintaining the site. Arc Heli was where I went for info along with my club when I started flying 4 or so years ago and has been  great resource.

With our club we have a club group on Arc Heli where we used to have day to day discussions. This has changed in the last year or so and we now do this with a private Facebook messenger chat. Perhaps this means Facebook is an option although I’m sure you’ve considered what this means for Arc Heli. Personally I’m not a fan of Facebook but have had to follow the majority.

I believe most Heli flyers at our club still follow what’s happening on Arc Heli and still post for help and items for sale.

I’m not sure if any of this helps or is just my ramblings but thanks again for keeping the site available.

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Title: Re: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: helitone on March 10, 2018, 10:13:21 AM
nice  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: Peter Rieksts on March 10, 2018, 04:35:10 PM
I'm glad that ARCHELI continues. To me it's the go to site for info-asking and providing, seeing what's new, and most importantly events. 
Title: Re: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: Ralph on March 12, 2018, 01:59:55 PM
How much per annum does it cost to keep the board up?
Title: Re: arcHELI New Direction
Post by: Ozzy Mozzy on March 12, 2018, 05:14:14 PM
Thanks for the Feedback guys....

Ralph, with the provider I use it's about $200 a year for my Forum. This could be a little more with the size of the database arcHELI has!