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Old 02-04-2005, 05:57 PM   #181
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I would like to become a contributing member and keep the newbie-member-senior-...-text under my nickname. Is this possible?
 
Old 02-05-2005, 12:33 AM   #182
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Yes, see mine!
 
Old 02-25-2005, 08:12 AM   #183
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Mmmmmmm........the idea is good and may need to run this type of voluntary web sites. I feel that without moneytary backbone the website development is not possible. In spite of that, I am not leaning to take contribution (or donation) from members with respect to some facilities. If contribution (or donation) is received against some facilities.........it never become a contribution or donation, it becomes trading. I think we should go for advertisements which will give our site money for development and research. Moreover if we start taking money.........then the flavour of FREE will be abolished and we must loose the flavour of Linux. Because Linux and Free are the two compensatory words in the world. If Linux is one straight line of a set of two parallel lines, the other is FREE. So think once more. Do not sell something................Donations and Contribution are always welcome. Please do not hit Linux lovers sentiment.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 08:35 AM   #184
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The Contributing Member program does not bring in significant enough revenue to use it solely to run this site. Please do not think that Jeremy is asking us to pay to run the site.

And I think you have mixed up the "Free/Beer" and "Free/Speech" angle. Linux does not have to be a no-cost operation at any level. Linux lovers are always will ing to give something back to the community, whether it be in terms of cash, hardware, money or whatever. The program is simply a way for members to say "thanks" for the site. It is not compulsory.
 
Old 02-25-2005, 08:53 AM   #185
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................The program is simply a way for members to say "thanks" for the site. It is not compulsory.
Thank you XavierP for this clarification. This type of feedback we need from the site. I only wanted to draw attention only for that we are going to provide something special to them only who will provide this "thanks".
 
Old 03-05-2005, 08:07 AM   #186
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I dont want to pay through available options ... Paypal /2checkout ... Any other option say Amazon / Cheques ...
 
Old 03-05-2005, 10:37 AM   #187
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Amazon is currently a donation option and could be used to become a contributing member.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:46 PM   #188
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thank you jeremy, where do i send transaction details ...
 
Old 03-05-2005, 12:53 PM   #189
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...s=&pg=donation has the Amazon info.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-05-2005, 01:05 PM   #190
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to begin with i paid 10 dollars through amazon ... how would you know transaction details ?
I do not want click on button - "send info"
Any other way you would know transaction details ...
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:03 PM   #191
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Usually Amazon is just for donations, but if you "donate" $35 and send me an email I will verify the transaction and manually upgrade your account.

--jeremy
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:43 AM   #192
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Thank you Jeremy,
I want to contribute 10 dollars [probably two months membership]... thats just for the startup ... and get the feel of the things ...
and sure later on I will go on for $35 annual membership.
 
Old 03-06-2005, 01:53 AM   #193
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jeremy ... i mailed you transaction details ...


asimba

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Old 04-04-2005, 08:23 PM   #194
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Just curious, why would you list the ability to turn of ads as a contributing member benifit when you can kill them with the AdBlock extension in Firefox?
 
Old 04-05-2005, 05:25 AM   #195
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Firefox didn't exist when that functionality was offered. The extra functionality is a by-product and an added benefit of contributing, the real benefit is in helping in a small way to keep this site running.
 
  


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