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Old 09-01-2003, 04:57 PM   #91
noclue_menew
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One of the things that I have noticed, (in my very limited experience ) is that finding a post with relevant info can be very difficult... I agree that I have had a lot of help from members, which is much appreciated (truly), however, what about a reference section (possibly by distro / app?) so that searching for help might be a bit easier from previous posts... I sometimes feel guilty asking a question that has probably already been asked, even when I've done a "Google" on it and am still unsure what to search for...

In this way, a true compendium of answers could be built up over time, from our experiences, a Linux Encyclopaedia if you will...

That's my 2 p's worth (2 c's, etc)
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:35 AM   #92
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I would love to donate. Ever since I first stumbled on to this site , I have been impressed with everyone pulling together. But , due to a current legal situation I cant own a checking account . I was wondering If iI could just sent American cash to you with a paper giving you my account name. I dont really care bout the whole contrib. member stuff , I just wanna help out.
 
Old 10-29-2003, 09:03 PM   #93
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I'd like to get a T-shirt and a Certificate of Membership.
A contributing membership honour roll would be cool.
I suggest a $100.00 gets me a T-shirt a cert and listed in the contributing members honour roll.
Can you make that happen?

--El
 
Old 11-10-2003, 10:02 AM   #94
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I tell you what guys, I helped form a clan for bf1942. (my brother and I). If it wasn't for the donations of our members we would never be able to keep our game servers up, affoard the parts for our other servers, etc.

As soon as I have the $35 to spare, you bet I'll donate. Guess why? Not for what I can get, but for what I have already received. Show me another linux forum with this much info in it. These guys don't have to help you. They want to. There is a wealth of knowledge here and I'll donate it becuase I want to see it thrive. Everything cost money. Why not help out?

And btw, they do take paypal. If you have a checking account and spend any amount of time online then you should have a paypal account anyway.
 
Old 01-13-2004, 03:27 PM   #95
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Planning on finally donating, bits at a time. I really don't have the money in the account all the time to do the contributing member thing where it auto-grabs the money from the account, though I could if I had the cash. Just waiting for the money to hit my paypal account!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 01:18 PM   #96
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I've been thinking about donating, but I don't spend enough time here to really make it worthwhile. So I'm going to hold off on donating at the moment. Perhaps later on I will do so.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 02:28 PM   #97
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Originally posted by TheOneKEA
I've been thinking about donating, but I don't spend enough time here to really make it worthwhile. So I'm going to hold off on donating at the moment. Perhaps later on I will do so.
Not that its required or anything but I don't find your reasoning to donate very, well, umm.. valid per se as its like your teasing us.

I've personally donated to places before never even using their service or products, etc just to help support their cause.

Contributing is totally up to you, you get a few more perks if you do donate, it helps support this site which is non-profit and only here to help out members, people who browse and never register even looking for answers.

So if you feel like donating, then donate. Don't use the excuse that you don't come here that often not to donate. We have some contributing members who don't even have any posts.

Just a thought.

PS. I'm not trying to put any pun on you for not donating, I just don't agree with your reasons to not donate to anything for that matter.

Regards.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 04:56 PM   #98
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I understand your attitude about my comment, but for me it's true - sure I'd love to donate and help keep the site running, but since I visit here very rarely, I wouldn't get much renumeration for my donation. If I visited here every single day and was constantly posting in 0-reply threads, then donating and reaping the benefits would be natural.

I'm not trying to tease you or be nasty or anything - I am prepared to say that eventually I will donate to this site.

Just not right now.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:09 PM   #99
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Quote:
Originally posted by TheOneKEA
I understand your attitude about my comment, but for me it's true - sure I'd love to donate and help keep the site running, but since I visit here very rarely, I wouldn't get much renumeration for my donation. If I visited here every single day and was constantly posting in 0-reply threads, then donating and reaping the benefits would be natural.

I'm not trying to tease you or be nasty or anything - I am prepared to say that eventually I will donate to this site.

Just not right now.
But like I said, so those who donate money to raise food for people they most likely will never meet or know, do they reap the benefits of giving to that person? That's why I'm trying to basically say.
You gonna donate, great and thanks, we appreciate the donation. If not, really no need to post saying you will one day.. for whatever reason.

Cheers.

PS. The definition of "donation" and "contribute" is actually stating that your willing to help support a cause or give with no benefits expected back on your behalf. Your definition is coming off as your expecting to get something out of it, which is buying something, not contributing. Just another thought on actual terms and the meaning of our Contributing Membership program. No one is required to donate as this site will always be free to use, but this site isn't definitely free either for those who run it.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:10 PM   #100
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Unhappy

OK, you win. You're right. Sorry for being so hypocritical.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:15 PM   #101
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Originally posted by TheOneKEA
OK, you win. You're right. Sorry for being so hypocritical.
I don't think you understand my comments I've made, I'm not trying to win anything, I'm just clarifying to others who are thinking about contributing to our site in the actual reason we set this up. Sure we add the extra small benefits when you do contribute, but its really for the support of this site.

Even the machines have been donated by the company ASL Labs in which they asked for nothing in return. I don't even think the owner who donated the machines worth thousands of dollars even has a login name to the site.

I just want others to know what it means when your contributing to this site and how much it helps us. But again, I'm not trying to win or fight, just clarify.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 05:44 PM   #102
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Lightbulb

OK.

Now I understand.
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:04 PM   #103
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid

Even the machines have been donated by the company ASL Labs in which they asked for nothing in return. I don't even think the owner who donated the machines worth thousands of dollars even has a login name to the site.

WOW!

That is freakin' really cool.

That's a nice large donation.
 
Old 02-14-2004, 01:50 PM   #104
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How is it that one turns off the banner ad's once subscribed? : |
 
Old 02-18-2004, 09:25 AM   #105
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Has anyone considered the donation as tax deductable. Any person directly related to the IT feild can probably write the donation off on their taxes.

Also, do you need a mirror or load sharing site?
 
  


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