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Donations needed to keep LDM website alive

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For a few years the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine website has been without a sponsor. A few persons contacted us over the last year about sponsoring the site but the contacts did not lead to results.

Without a committed sponsor we must rely on donations to keep the site going. Since November 1, 2013 the total donations received up to today (Aug 5, 2014) is $75.00. Our goal is to raise $650 annually. If the goal is not reached the site will be shut down.

If you want to keep the website active please donate whatever amount you think suitable. Donations can be anonymous or you can choose to place your name on the Recognition Wall. The running total of donations is located on the homepage between the Donate Button and the Recognition Wall. You will see the total increase by the amount of your donation.

Donations can be made on the LDM homepage. http://www.thelostdutchmangoldmine.com

Thank you for your support,

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Is there a possibility that if the website is deactivated, that the entire contents can be "archived" in such a way that they can be provided to folks on disc or in some other way?
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Not really practical. This is a dynamic website and the content is in a database so a local web server would be needed to view it. The content is not a series of pages like on a static website.
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count wrote:Not really practical. This is a dynamic website and the content is in a database so a local web server would be needed to view it. The content is not a series of pages like on a static website.
Yeah, I sorta expected that but had to ask just in case. It'll be a shame to see so much discussion and history lost if enough funds aren't collected, but everything runs it's course I guess.

Thanks for the notice.
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Joe,

I have been asked if there is a timeline on the donations. Hope you reach your goal.

Take care,

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The first donation was received 2013-11-01. Since the goal is annual the date by which we need to reach it for this year is October 31, 2014.

Thank you Joe and the anonymous donors for your contributions.
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Count, please contact me at my e-mail address re: sponsor for this site. Thanks, Jim
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