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Tony Gallagher
Australia
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Dogs 11924 / Races 40187

19 Feb 2021 07:40


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Due to increased running costs Greyhound-Data Limited needs to secure the websites future by generating more income.

As of the 2nd April 2021 test matings will only be available to members with Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze membership.

Thank you for your understanding and support.



Jack Ogilvie
Australia
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Dogs 0 / Races 1

19 Feb 2021 08:45


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Thatís more than fair Tony. When I come to your place for dinner I will bring a nice red.lol
If there is 6 genuine people who canít afford a bronze membership
Email me and Greyhound performance products will pay your member ship for 12month
Cheers jack.
Ps Tony put it on my account which I think is due next week.


Rod Hampton
Australia

Posts 1431
Dogs 2606 / Races 7370

19 Feb 2021 09:07


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The only thing that's free these days is air in your tyres (atm)
this week the daily Harvey Norman ( previously Telegraph ) went up 10% for the Mon - Fri editions, the Sat edition went up 20% & the Sunday 17%
$ 5 a month for all members would be fair enough


Ashley Paul Craven
Australia
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Posts 165
Dogs 0 / Races 0

19 Feb 2021 09:12


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How would you recommend people sign up? Iíve found the current setup average.


Robert Conway
Australia
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Posts 329
Dogs 2 / Races 0

19 Feb 2021 10:04


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agree



Tony Gallagher
Australia
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Posts 5452
Dogs 11924 / Races 40187

19 Feb 2021 10:06


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Hi Ashley and Robert, please go to the membership page:

https:/ CLICK HERE

The fact you are approved by PayPal automatically verifies your account.

We have over 600 new members per month with many supplying verification documentation. As a limited company we have a duty of care to do what we can to make sure the person joining is real. Unfortunately all this takes time. If we only had a forum and did not have a classified section joining would be easy.

I agree with you both that we need to change the current system and once the website is upgraded it will be possible to set up a more efficient method.


Gerard O Neill
Ireland
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Posts 132
Dogs 24 / Races 0

19 Feb 2021 11:47


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Air in your tyres is no longer free you have to pay to pump your tyres up in Ireland has been for years



Kevin Lindsay
United Kingdom
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Posts 1416
Dogs 10 / Races 7

19 Feb 2021 12:49


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Tony Gallagher wrote:

Due to increased running costs Greyhound-Data Limited needs to secure the websites future by generating more income.

As of the 2nd April 2021 test matings will only be available to members with Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze membership.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


It was the nudge I needed to renew my Gold Membership. For those of us old enough to remember trawling through hard copies of The Greyhound Stud Book trust me it's worth every penny! Thanks Tony.


Robert Conway
Australia
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Posts 329
Dogs 2 / Races 0

19 Feb 2021 20:51


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thanks tony will try it



Steven Martin
Australia
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Posts 7672
Dogs 180 / Races 66

20 Feb 2021 00:28


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Kevin Lindsay wrote:

For those of us old enough to remember trawling through hard copies of The Greyhound Stud Book trust me it's worth every penny! Thanks Tony.


Total agree Kev.

When this site first started, I remember filling in thousands of the Australian pedigrees, as I have a full set of Stud-Books. The late Sue Burley would send me requests when she hit a "roadblock" in a pedigree & I'd fill in the blank spots.

There was also plenty of errors that I corrected too which included "Same-Named-Dogs" from other countries that were matched up to the wrong off-spring.

Don't wont to go back to those days.

Well done Tony & team. This announcement should secure the future of Greyhound-Data for generations to come.


Rod Hampton
Australia

Posts 1431
Dogs 2606 / Races 7370

20 Feb 2021 01:19


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Gerard O Neill wrote:

Air in your tyres is no longer free you have to pay to pump your tyres up in Ireland has been for years


They have cars in Ireland now ?


Michael Barry
Australia
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Posts 7312
Dogs 26 / Races 9

20 Feb 2021 09:03


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Tony Gallagher wrote:

Due to increased running costs Greyhound-Data Limited needs to secure the websites future by generating more income.

As of the 2nd April 2021 test matings will only be available to members with Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze membership.

Thank you for your understanding and support.


i dont think thats a good idea , every millametre of the site is already covered in advertising ,we already have many many paid members , and all it will do is drive people away not gain more/new members

remember the down fall of global greyhounds ? paid subscriptions put it to Sleep permanently ,



Jack Ogilvie
Australia
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20 Feb 2021 09:51


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Mick ,I donít think a dollar a day will drive any one away.The cost of technology these days is very expensive some minor changes to my web site cost $800.
Cheers jack.



Tony Gallagher
Australia
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Posts 5452
Dogs 11924 / Races 40187

20 Feb 2021 10:39


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Hi Michael, without additional income the website will close. I am open to any better suggestions if there are any.

While it may appear we have many many paid members as a thank you to all that helped build greyhound-data by adding dogs, races, content etc. Jason and I gave over 100 members Gold membership for life when it was introduced. Since then we have continued to reward via membership, adoption members and those that have contributed to the website in modern times.

Over the 10 years we have had the website membership had doubled as has the number of dogs, videos, race results, servers size etc. The costs have also doubled.



Terry Jordan
Australia
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Posts 4618
Dogs 0 / Races 0

20 Feb 2021 21:38


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Tony Gallagher wrote:

Due to increased running costs Greyhound-Data Limited needs to secure the websites future by generating more income.

As of the 2nd April 2021 test matings will only be available to members with Diamond, Gold, Silver and Bronze membership.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Greyhound Data is a GREAT site, and a must for all Greyhound enthusiasts.
You all "Pay" for Foxtell, Internet, Electricity, Rates, Motor Rego, Road Tolls etc. WHY SHOULDN'T YOU PAY TO USE GREY DATA?

User Pays should be the norm, not the exception here.
Support it or lose it. $25 bucks a year minimal payment for "Bronze " membership is terrific value.




Ricky Hassall
Australia
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Posts 176
Dogs 15 / Races 2

20 Feb 2021 21:51


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It should never have been free.

I'm happy to pay for a service.

Mick......you're a tight ass :)


Michael Barry
Australia
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Posts 7312
Dogs 26 / Races 9

20 Feb 2021 23:41


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Ricky Hassall wrote:

It should never have been free.

I'm happy to pay for a service.

Mick......you're a tight ass :)

Mick has been a gold member for many many years , and is also paid up for another few years in advance ,

having an opinion dosen't make one a tight ass or a spendthrift




Steven Martin
Australia
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Posts 7672
Dogs 180 / Races 66

21 Feb 2021 05:17


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Michael Barry wrote:

remember the down fall of global greyhounds ? paid subscriptions put it to Sleep permanently ,

Yes I remember what happen to Global Greyhounds Mick but it didn't have a full pedigree-family-tree etc, so paying for the privileged to talk on a forum was always doomed from the start.

G-D has nothing to worried about by introducing years fees imo.




Daryl Barrett
Australia
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Posts 1173
Dogs 0 / Races 0

21 Feb 2021 06:54


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G'day Michael,be careful mate...you might get told your'e opinion is WRONG....WRONG....yep,WRONG,WRONG,WRONG...because your'e opinion is WRONG...How dare you !!!,that's just so rude...& WRONG mate,lol.
Michael Barry wrote:

Ricky Hassall wrote:

It should never have been free.

I'm happy to pay for a service.

Mick......you're a tight ass :)

Mick has been a gold member for many many years , and is also paid up for another few years in advance ,

having an opinion dosen't make one a tight ass or a spendthrift





Michael Barry
Australia
(Verified User)
Posts 7312
Dogs 26 / Races 9

21 Feb 2021 08:39


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Tony Gallagher wrote:

Hi Michael, without additional income the website will close. I am open to any better suggestions if there are any.

While it may appear we have many many paid members as a thank you to all that helped build greyhound-data by adding dogs, races, content etc. Jason and I gave over 100 members Gold membership for life when it was introduced. Since then we have continued to reward via membership, adoption members and those that have contributed to the website in modern times.

Over the 10 years we have had the website membership had doubled as has the number of dogs, videos, race results, servers size etc. The costs have also doubled.


Tony i think the site is becoming over complex , and getting away from what the average jo needs in relation to information
its obvious the more complex the more cost ,

obviously the team has looked at the numbers of people looking at test matings , my opinion is lots of these test matings are just fun test matings

and id suggest a lot of people doing these test matings are already paid members ,

Scrap all gold,silver, bronze memberships ,, and make the site subscription only ,, pay for what you use ? and id bet revenue would drop big time ,

if the site can only survive by charging for test matings , to people who arnt already members , then id say the site is in trouble

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