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Old 04-01-2002, 06:48 PM   #46
zLinuxz
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Lightbulb About 40 people so far!


Hi all.
Well check it out, about 40 people have posted a note on this, saying they would most likely contribute to the monetary sum.
That's already $1,500 bucks!!, keep it up all of your guys out there!!, we'll have an even more butt kicking Question forum for Linux!!

zLinuxz

Z it ?, I do!
 
Old 04-02-2002, 04:44 AM   #47
furrie
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Talking That would be a YES!

I would be happy to pay $35 to the forum and continue to get great help and hopefully, one day, be in a position to help others myself

In my book, this site is the best in both layout, design, friendlyness and content.

I am sure to need you in the future (I have had much play-time lately), so keep up the good work!

Cheers,


Chris Phillips (furrie)

Come visit my site if you like...

I would be hosting my site on my LAN but I have yet to find a book that tells me (in plain Engish) exactly how to work with Apache (and the use of Virtual Hosts) :-(
 
Old 04-02-2002, 04:46 AM   #48
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Hey jeremy

this is the coolest site I have seen for linux support, I have learnt a lot and did exchange a lot of info, for me 35$ in Indian currency would be 2000/- bucks which is abt 25% of my income, Though I would like to help I am filled with constraints, is there any other way I could help, any nominal donation or something and also how do I send it to you,

anyway pls keep this site going for universal LINUXhood
 
Old 04-02-2002, 10:37 AM   #49
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Hi, Jeremy
Thanks for this great site
I am not using Linux right now, but will probably be back with Linux when it gets a little less troublesome and arduous to use. I would be glad to donate the $35, as I know the next time I try to install some feature, I will be in trouble and need help.
 
Old 04-02-2002, 02:37 PM   #50
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sounds good but......

So far it all sounds great but one thing i wont do is to let my visa card out on the net.

Dunno if its just me but i trust visa on the net as much as i trust my linuxbox,
and yes im still a newbie in linux.

paypal or similar would be something for me to consider..
 
Old 04-02-2002, 03:43 PM   #51
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I feel this site is one of the top Internet forums, well organized,
fair moderating and very helpful when you have those situations that manuals and FAQ's dont usually hit the target! I feel asking for $ 35.00 is very reasonable and I will certainly contribute. You
appreciate and respect a site of this high caliber. Thank you !
 
Old 04-02-2002, 04:18 PM   #52
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What about a rising thermometer showing how much money has been donated so far? You want to buy a real bomb, but probably not a big server so you need what? Five Thousand dollar? Show how much percent we got so far
 
Old 04-02-2002, 05:01 PM   #53
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good deal

I love linux think we should help free is not free for long with out help you can have my $35.00
 
Old 04-03-2002, 10:42 AM   #54
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From the positive response seen, it would appear that the whole board backs the move.

However, it would be good if anyone who has an opinion on this issue would say speak out (I'm looking for some ppl who have reservations against the move).

The fact that the basics of the site wont change, i.e you can still ask and answer for free, there shouldn't be too much of a problem, and in fact I have already stated that I would join up myself - its just the ppl who are not here all the time that I am curious about. Would they mind?
 
Old 04-03-2002, 11:08 AM   #55
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Re: Contributions

Quote:
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Get real sneaky about it and get some subscribers together that are students and have them ask the "Bill & Melinda Gates" foundation for a donation for their "school" computer equipment.

[/B]
what a brilliant idea, they would probably only donate leftover copys of winME tho.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 09:37 PM   #56
Psycho
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Jeremy,

This is my whole second post, but the activity level looks good and from the little looking I've done it looks like I might just become a regular. $35 for a years support would be no biggie here.

One request though, don't sell it to internet.com if it gets too big for you I'd sure hate to see it go the way of LNO.
 
Old 04-03-2002, 09:47 PM   #57
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Lightbulb i think

it is a great idea
and it may help also
 
Old 04-03-2002, 09:50 PM   #58
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<Q>From the positive response seen, it would appear that the whole board backs the move. However, it would be good if anyone who has an opinion on this issue would say speak out (I'm looking for some ppl who have reservations against the move). The fact that the basics of the site wont change, i.e you can still ask and answer for free, there shouldn't be too much of a problem, and in fact I have already stated that I would join up myself - its just the ppl who are not here all the time that I am curious about. Would they mind?</Q>



I would be more than willing to pay the $35 bucks to keep this site running. Having said that, I have one main reason why it may be a bad idea: while it has been said before, I think that there may start to be the resentment of the people who paid, but didn't "get" anything else. I don't know how true that is, or if it'd happen, but I have seen it happen other places, in situations similar to this one.



G
 
Old 04-03-2002, 10:07 PM   #59
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G011um,
Any specific examples of sites that you have seen this happene to? I have studied very closely a few sites that have done this and I am really trying to learn from others mistakes. A few more sites to look at may help avoid a pitfall I overlooked. I would like this to go smoothly and make sure that we stay the friendly community that we are now. Thanks.

--jeremy
 
Old 04-04-2002, 03:17 PM   #60
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I support the idea and would love to contribute. The problem facing me is foreign currency shortages in my country. How do I work around that?
 
  


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