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Matt Derrick

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Hey folks, this month's donations have gone towards paying for a new addon called ElasticSearch. This addon for the forum software will significantly improve website searches. Different kinds of word matching along with advanced algorithms will help bring the most accurate results to your forum searches.

This should include things like the ability to do relatively complex search queries if you want, like "searchterm1 + searchterm2" (i.e. AND) or "searchterm1 | searchterm2" (i.e. OR) and phrases like "mexico city" using quotes. You can even use * as a wildcard to search for everything within a certain forum or thread prefix, etc. In general though, you should notice a big improvement to the results you get when using the search (especially the advanced search).

The cost of this addon was $55 usd, with a yearly license renewal of $10/year to receive updates/technical support. Thank you to everyone who donated this month!
 
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Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount
$55.00
Goal
$100.00

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $55.00 of $75.00
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $55.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $55.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.

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