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10-16-18 until 11-16-18
Yappi Yappi is offline
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Join Date: 04-15-01
Location: Ohio
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I wish you would have said something...

How many times do you hear that after something goes away?

I really hate putting this out here this way but there is a great need to upgrade the software to keep it going.

This site is stuck on software from almost 15 years ago. I've worked hard to keep it functioning but it's just not feasible anymore. We've never charged a fee to post on this site and never will. Asking for donations is a very rare thing on here and is only being done because of the great need.

If every person donated a $1 that visited the site today, this fundraiser would be completed.

GoFundMe Account:
https://www.gofundme.com/yappi-sport...ftware-upgrade

Test Forum:
http://yappi.info/index.php

A big "Thank You!" to all that have already donated. It allowed me to take the first step and buy the software. Other steps to come include migration of the forum and creation of the APP in the Spring/Summer of 2019.
 
10-09-18 until 11-09-18
Yappi Yappi is offline
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Join Date: 04-15-01
Location: Ohio
Posts: 51,744
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UPDATE!! Upgrade and GoFundMe

Thanks to the people that donated to help upgrade the site's software. I was able to make the first purchase for the upgrades that I'm planning on making to the site.

The test forum is up and running here:

http://yappi.info/index.php

All posts on this test forum will not be saved. I will be testing and learning this new software too. Please be patient while it is in the testing phase.

Here is the timeline that I am planning on using for the upgrades:

Now: Testing software

Late Spring 2019: Upgrading Yappi.com to the new software (do not want to upgrade during sport seasons)

Spring/Summer 2019: Installing APP and uploading it to Google Play and Apple Store

The goal in $2000 to cover all the costs necessary. I'm very excited about these upgrades. The GoFundMe page is located here:

https://www.gofundme.com/yappi-sport...ftware-upgrade
 
10-03-18 until 11-03-18
Yappi Yappi is offline
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Join Date: 04-15-01
Location: Ohio
Posts: 51,744
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Help upgrading software and developing app for Yappi.com

This is something that is tough to ask for but I feel is important to the long-term growth and success of this site. It's been over a decade since asking for help on here, so I hope that some of you have found it's worth it.

Quote:
https://www.gofundme.com/yappi-sport...ftware-upgrade

Yappi Sports is the leading sports message board for Ohio High School sports. The site has been online for 17+ years and has had 73,000 registered users and over 7,000,000 posts.

Over this time, the internet has changed from only desktop users to a majority of mobile users. Our software is outdated and in desperate need of a true APP for the mobile users.

I have selected new software that will perform better on a desktop and on a phone. In addition, there is an APP that can be purchased that will make it a better experience for all mobile users. There are multiple costs for this new software. Some are one time costs. Others will be ongoing monthly costs.

I would like to buy the software as soon as possible to begin the back-end work on the site. To avoid any disruptions to the site, the transfer to the new software would not take place until the Spring of 2019.

Unfortunately, the move to mobile has created a sharp drop in revenue from advertisements under the current software. This makes it very difficult to make these purchases and make the site the best it can be.

It's been almost a decade since last asking for help upgrading the site. Hopefully these last 10 years have been entertaining enough that you could help out and ensure another decade of entertainment and community. Yappi.com will always be FREE to all users including any APPS that are created for our community.

 
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