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1 week ago
#102
Dear All,

Thanks to all our sponsors who helped us collect 4900 EUR until the fundraiser deadline, virtually all of our 5000 EUR goal this summer! :)

This will allow us to continue providing basic support of the site in 2014 and pay the infrastructure bills.

As you know, we reduced staff hours and spending on the development of new features, but hopefully we will still be able to come out with some small new releases every now and then. Next up is reworking the Login and Registration. We want to introduce Facebook Connect to simplify logging in and using the site for first time or casual users. Besides, we're also planning to develop a new "Forgot Password" mechanism to replace the current one, which a lot of users are having issues with.

If you've missed this Fundraiser, you will be able to donate all year round by clicking on the SUPPORT ISL menu. Any further contributions are very much welcome, since they will help us formulate a reserve for unforeseeable expenses, while the rest will be put towards developing new features, e.g. hosting new material formats.

Thank you again, and have a great summer!

Bless up,
Peter
1 day ago
#128
reply to PhilipR's post #14
Well spoken Phillip, i agree!
I do think as well that ISL needs to find a corporate sponsor if they want to keep staff for the running of the site.
I do think its a great site though
1 day ago
#127
reply to ayax's post #124
God i hope your not teaching English!
2 days ago
#126
reply to Kisdobos's post #102
hi peter ,
can u give me ur email adress cause i want to tell u something important about this website really important and thanks !
2 days ago
#125
reply to Kisdobos's post #102
Hi Peter
Is it too late for me to contribute to the fundraiser? Unfortunately time escaped me and I could not teach effectively without your site.
With thanks
MAKC
3 days ago
#124
reply to Kisdobos's post #102

I am agree with your opinion due it site has been a great, wonderful and useful for me and for my students; thanks you for been so smart with teachers.


I am a so proud Panamanian teacher for belonging to this amazing site for profesionals like us.}

God has blessed me! Thanks a lot!
3 days ago
#123
reply to Kisdobos's post #109
Great great thanks to your web site. Thanks to this I've had a lot of useful worksheet for my students! Have a lovely vacation! Wish you and your family with good health and success!
Mss Thuy- Viet Nam
3 days ago
#122
I see the fund raising posts. Have you considered something like: http://www.gofundme.com/

I used GoFundMe to raise enough money for two cataract eye surgeries. Wow, what a life saver.
3 days ago
#121
reply to Kisdobos's post #102
Love this site and have only been a member for a few hours. Had a private lesson this morning at the house and just a few minutes prior to Ss arriving I realized I had failed to make up worksheets for the planned lesson. Registered, found what I needed, downloaded and just did finish printing out as my two Ss were taking their seats! Wew!

If you ever make it to Thailand I owe you a beer at least.

A thought: make the registration process a little easier to find. Specifically I had the devil of a time finding where to go to register.

The thingy didn't register with my mind. I kept looking past it. My mind took it for simply being a logo or something else not important. I figured it out by accident when I, by chance, passed the mouse over it.

Again thanks for saving the day!
4 days ago
#120
reply to debgodoy's post #114
Dear Italian members!

Evci and I are going to Rome on vacation for 3 days from Aug 2 to 5. It would be great to meet some of you while there. Any of you up for that?

Also, we're looking for some cheap place to stay at. Any recommendations? Or if you know someone who has a couch we could surf for the three nights, that would be the best. Please write a PM or an email to info [at] islcollective [dot] com.

Looking forward to meeting you!

Bless up,
Peter


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