With the year winding down I wanted to let the people who have donated to this website know that I really do appreciate it. With that said we have had the fewest people donate this year than any in the past. So far this year only 4 have joined the donating members group.
I hate to ever ask for donations and unless it is absolutely necessary I will not put ads on the page. I cannot even think about making parts of the site membership based without cringing.
As of now we are paying for hosting and domain names for three websites:http://WWW.1aTexasFootball.comhttp://WWW.2aTexasFootball.comhttp://WWW.2aTexasFootball.us
Each of these cost $35 for domain name and $120 for hosting a year each. That does not include the software I use and the laptop I bought this year to just keep the websites on and edited. Trying to update the website from my main computer and my work laptop proved to be a huge hassle. When I would work on one and upload new files it would copy over other files I had uploaded from the other. Even when it was set to only change if newer it still messed up post counts and work I had done before.
People who donate $20 or more are put into the "Donating Member" group. (unless you do not want to)
The donation page is: http://www.2atexasfootball.us/Donations.htm
Paypal uses my excite email address and it does have a _ before it. _HueyBryan@Excite.com
If you donate there please make sure you leave a note with your login name so I can ensure you get credit. If you forget please shoot me a message here.
Currently the http://WWW.2aTexasFootball.us
is the main website because I was only able to buy http://WWW.2aTexasFootball.com
this year. I will be converting everything to the .com address this winter as long as it doesn't effect the forum. If there is no way to make the transition without messing up everyone's link to the forum and their logins I will just leave it there and just make the 2A .com site forward people to it.
website currently has a link to send everyone to the new site, but I am thinking about either making it an archive site of the glory days of 1A 11-man football or actually turning it into a current 6-man 1A website with it's own forum. I am actually leaning toward making it a current site and might add an archive section with history of the website plus classic posts and other 1A gems.
Like I said I hate asking and this is more of an information post to let you guys and gals know what goes into the websites. This year I went through some major issues with job situation and travelling the state with my new job and did run behind some on updates. I apologize for that and hope you can forgive me. This next year I do have a lot of updates I am looking forward to and think it will make our website even better.
Please share our website with your friends, family and others who love football. We have something special here and there is a reason this is the oldest high school football forum in Texas.
Good luck to everyone in the Playoffs and to those who will not be playing in the playoffs I hope your school turns it around and kicks tail next season!