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Old 07-30-2002, 04:31 PM   #31
jeremy
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Unfortunately I have not found a good solution for those of you outside the US (although I do continue to look). For other ways to contribute see the following post:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...2518#post82518

--jeremy
 
Old 08-03-2002, 06:04 AM   #32
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Hi. I just signed up today at this site. I am new to linux and have lots of questions and learning. I think this is a great site and would hate to see it go away. I have looked hard for good linux support and FAQ's. This site has made it easy for me to look at other peoples problems and in turn... learn. I will contribute what I can as soon as possible! =)
 
Old 08-04-2002, 03:38 PM   #33
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I've written a message over in Ziff Davis Media's Extreme Tech Forum in the Linux and UNIX section about joining this forum. I also encourage people to look at the OS discussions over at http://discuss.extremetech.com/extre...es?msg=17219.1 and in the forums around that location.
 
Old 08-05-2002, 06:33 AM   #34
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I don't think people really mind the ads .
 
Old 08-06-2002, 02:50 AM   #35
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contributing membership?

NGraphiX is probably correct, most of the members aren't fussed about the ad's. I am amongst the lucky percentage that enjoys an adsl connection, and hence the ad's represent minimal loss of bandwidth (i think thats right ??). On reading the posts about the adverts, I had to scroll back up to the top of the page to see what ad's were being refered too. " oh, those ad's", was the thought that came to mind.

I (for the blokes amongst you) have a bigger draw to becoming a contributing member. That drawback is called

She who shall be obeyed, aka 'er indoors!!!!!

I have every intention of trying to get a contribution in, though I will have to pick my time carefully to be able to slip it passed her on a credit card statement (it should be soon as I am planning a diversion by boxing in the boiler, hardboarding the floor, tiling the bathroom from floor to ceiling and re-installing the bath/shower. That should blind her temporarily - good ploy eh!).

As Jeremy points out the relative difficulty of handling the non US donations/contributions. It's a shame that the forum status couldn't become that of a registered charity - for under priviledged computer enthusiasts or somesuch. Not sure about the US but in the UK that would probably attract some government funding i.e. every pound donated can attract an additional 20% from gov for the charity. Though there has to be total accounting/assets etc etc so such a scheme could also not necessarily be worthwhile! (yes I know that the idea is a little "tounge in cheek" but you never know, even idiots like me can have good idea's sometimes).

keep up the good work

John
 
Old 08-11-2002, 05:57 AM   #36
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i would really LOVE to contribute to LQ, but 1. yes im outside of the US (australia) and i'm 14 so i don't think i can donate any money thorugh credit card and stuff, i got a key card with savings and stuff but will that work, but again i am outside of the U.S, but jeremy, when you have found a way for us out of the U.S and maybe even younger guys like me, i don't know if there is anyone else under 18 or so but if you do find a way i would love to contribute in any way shape or form...
 
Old 08-11-2002, 11:44 AM   #37
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It looks like paypal is now setup for countries outside the US.

Quote:
In addition to the U.S., PayPal is now available in the following countries:

Anguilla
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Costa Rica
Denmark
Dominican Republic
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hong Kong
Iceland
India
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Jamaica
Japan
Luxembourg
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
Singapore
South Korea
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Taiwan
United Kingdom
http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr...ntries-outside
Hope this helps some.

--jeremy
 
Old 11-21-2002, 03:07 PM   #38
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Forgive me for not searching the details, im at work at pretty busy... but i need to ask...

I've used this site for a while now and FINALLY have some extra cash (im a $8.50hr sysadmin/software engineer .. sucks) but ya, i would like to donate some money.

Do you have a paypal account? or... can I send you a check? bkeating@digitalsimplicity.com please get back to me jeremy!
 
Old 11-21-2002, 03:57 PM   #39
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If you go to the very first link on this thread or click on the donations link at the bottom of every page, it'll take you to the page where it links you to paypal to pay that way if you prefer.
 
Old 12-01-2002, 08:14 PM   #40
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I support this site by telling everyone this is the best forum ever (which I think is true) but still I'm not sure about donating money... I think it is a great resource and I would love to help, but in other ways... like answering questions and asking questions in an understandable way so it can be easyer to find the answers. anyway I'm underage and I have no incommings so I can't donate yet... I hope to be able when the time comes.
 
Old 12-03-2002, 12:53 PM   #41
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Re: You can now become a contributing member of LinuxQuestions.org

Quote:
Originally posted by jeremy
Based on the feedback I received in this thread I am going to implement the contributing member idea. For $35 a year you will receive the following:
- Contributing Member will be added to your user title
- You will have the ability to turn the 468x60 banner ads on and off
- Private messaging will be enabled
- Most importantly you will get the warm and fuzzy feeling from knowing that you have helped what I hope you consider a great cause

There was some concern that adding contributing member to the users title may negatively impact the community spirit that we have achieved. If this becomes the case I will remove it. For now I think it is important to acknowledge those that have helped.

I would also like to reiterate a few things.
- Becoming a contributing member will in NO WAY entitle you to priority support.
- Anything you were able to do for free before this was implement you can still do for free!
- The majority of development on this site will remain focused on all users. Some additional contributing members only benefits may be added, but most new features will be for all.

I hope I have avoided the pitfalls that other sites have hit. As always your suggestions and opinions are not only welcome, they are encouraged. Let us know what you think - this is your site.

All that being said you can contribute via Credit Card or PayPal here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/member/

Thanks again!
--jeremy
 
Old 12-03-2002, 12:57 PM   #42
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hi mate looking for help u seam to no your stuf.i am a new user to linux and haveing loads of trouble getting linux to load.when installing it gets has far as probing hardwere and just lock up.
can u help
 
Old 12-25-2002, 06:26 PM   #43
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Turn off banner ads? What ads? I don't think in the entire time i've been visiting this site (4-5 months) I have ever seen an ad. What gives?
 
Old 12-25-2002, 11:38 PM   #44
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What browser/OS do you use?

--jeremy
 
Old 12-26-2002, 10:09 AM   #45
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I'm using XP with IE6... the king of ads/banners... and I havent seen anyone... I've entered with netscape (both, for linux and windows) and mozilla and still didnt get banners or adds.
 
  


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