Specktra conversion- COMPLETED TY

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Hi, my name is Janice James and in 2004 I founded Specktra.net, a fan based cosmetics community. For 10 years Specktra has shared information and beauty news as well as offered a home for those who wished to be passionate about a shared hobby. In 2011 Specktra transitioned to a custom forum platform with a technology partner. Now, in 2015, the custom forum platform we are on will no longer be hosting our little corner of the web. Specktra is faced with moving off this custom platform under a very short deadline.

There has been so much going on behind the scenes here for the past 4 weeks. We've come up against several roadblocks, the most difficult challenge being there is no conversion tool to export the forum data to a new forum platform. Specktra's technology partner is only providing a database dump of the forum and is otherwise not assisting with the transition of the site. In addition to that challenge we also have a very short time frame to complete the migration, until the end September 2015. Essentially what this means is if we do not overcome these hurdles in our path we could potentially have to close our doors for good. This is not something I want to consider so I am doing everything in my power to continue to move forward. This campaign is the last step needed in ensuring the continued health and success of the Specktra.net site.

After several weeks of searching for a company or developer who would take this challenge (yes, we were actually turned down by several people who had completed this work before for other sites on the custom platform and will not touch it again) on we finally found someone who has successfully completed a conversion from the proprietary platform to vBulletin and would take Specktra's conversion on. Unfortunately, as you can expect with something this complex and unique the cost is extremely high. The total conversion will cost at minimum $10,000.00 USD just to preserve the existing site. I have committed as much of my own funds to this effort as possible leveraging my personal savings and 401K to ensure the site continues on for everyone who enjoys the time they spend there.

I need your help with the gap between what I can personally come up with and the final amount billed for the work. I am stretching myself as thin as possible to continue covering my personal living expenses. Literally every dollar this campaign raises ensures Specktra stays online for years to come.

Thank you for your support,

The gofundme website will not send me your username. If you donate to this fundraiser PLEASE send a email to feedback [at] specktra [dot] net with the name your donation was under and your Specktra forum username. I apologize for any inconvience but we want to make sure you receive your reward.
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE TREMENDOUS SUPPORT! Your donations, your messages of love and encouragement, your sharing of our fundraiser on your own social media accounts, etc it ALL means so much to us here @ Specktra HQ. We've made an initial payment to the developer to get the work started on the forum conversion, we've purchased our vBulletin license, and everything is moving forward for a late October launch. We've raised $3,046 in ONE month!! You all are AMAZING! Please continue to share our message so that we continue this wonderful forward momentum. THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR ENSURING WE GET THROUGH THIS! We're a community of intelligent, strong, and supportive people. You're all in my heart. <3 -Janice
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Your continued support is AMAZING! We're 40% of the way to our goal in a week. Your love and support for Specktra is beyond what I could have ever hoped for. Thank you to each and every one of you who has contributed, please don't ever apologize for it "not being much" every single cent raised is vitally important. You're all in my hearts. <3
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WOW!! $1000 raised to save Specktra! What an incredible milestone. Thank you so much for the support. We are going to make this happen. The love and dedication to Specktra is amazing. You're all in my heart. <3
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A sincere thank you to all of our Day 1 supporters. Our first day of donations raised just over $500 towards our goal. Every. single. one. of your donations is ensuring we're moving forward, staying on track to fund the forum conversion. Please share this with your friends who also may be on Specktra. Let's spread the word! Have a wonderful week, talk soon.

-Janice
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Raised by 133 people in 47 months
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