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This is my first post. I had to do something to get the "Our records indicate that you've never posted to our site before" off my account. I have added to the Wiki . . . I guess that doesn't count. Also, I've been labeled a "newbie". I have been using Linux since around November of 1996.
Hi, I'm wondering if there is a sticky or something somewhere with just the current situation for contributing: what means of payment accepted, autobilling or nay, what the rules are, etc. I know a few things have changed over the years, and I'm just wondering if there's a spot that has just the current information. Thanks!
P.S. I tried running a search under donate, donation, and I think contribution but I got a lot of irrelevant posts; I tried visiting the site map but there aren't any links on that page. A list of places on the site, but I couldn't actually connect to them through a link.
To Jeremy and the Mod Team - thanks. This forum has been a godsend for me. I came here as a total newb, and if not for this site I'd be back to Windows by now. I really appreciate what you guys (and gals? I suppose I don't actually know anyone's gender for sure) do here.
An off the wall idea sort of as another way that LQ might be able to raise funds. You see those credit cards that go around with some charity/organization/university's slogan on it and there's some deal with the banks that the organization gets like a .5% take on purchases in exchange for having brought in the customers. It's a good way we could all support LQ - in the long run it may net LQ more money for servers/HW/etc. I'd love to have a LQ credit card.
That said, I have no idea what quantity of paperwork/legal/other jumping through hoops this would require, and it may or may not require additional work to get working internationally. Perhaps not such a good idea, but it sounded good at first shot.
Distribution: Mac OS X Leopard 10.6.2, Windows 2003 Server/Vista/7/XP/2000/NT/98, Ubuntux64, CentOS4.8/5.4
I forget if this was the place to ask, but my "contributing member" payment got auto renewed yesterday, but somehow my "contributing member" tag disappeared today. Will I get the tag back soon under my name?
I just have several things to say on this matter, I am sure Jeremy will have some as well but here goes:
The contributions you make to have these extra services aren't really for the extra services. Its more of a contribution to the site since the main focus of the site is free. Anyone can sign up, post and answer others for free.
One reason there is no PM or Chat for mainstream helping of others is that we like to keep most or the majority of the questions on the forums as it serves as backup and can make it easier for members to search for answers that might already be answered with their specific problems they may have.
We wouldn't want everyone PM'ing each other to solve problems as it wouldn't be accessible to everyone else.
Chatroom, the machine can't handle one and again, then if everyone solved their problems that way, then the forums would be pointless, plus anyone can answer on the forums, even from days ago or years. With chat they could only answer if that person was online chatting in real time.
Plus, the contributing member is going to a good cause to help this site stay alive and its really not that much if you think about it. Some even donated money before the contribution option, just because they support the site and its cause.
I guess that is all I have to say.
I know this was posted long ago but....
Just had to say I agree with this - PMing just makes it so others cannot see what the solution was - and I hate when I go to a forum and its just a question....and the rules here about posting are not strict, meaning its nice I do not have to worry about being told not to "bump" because it is really never needed and I know I can post as many replys as I want - as it should be - never change -
I will be contributing soon and not because of any of the features - I would do it just cause -