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Old 07-27-2018, 11:08 AM   #301
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I have been trying to donate for 3 days now, paypal won't let me link a card.
I hope another method becomes available soon.

Don
 
Old 07-27-2018, 11:10 AM   #302
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Rent a post office box and let us know the address.

I want Volkerd to continue.
A post office box would mean that Pat travels to the box, picks up the check, and deposits check in bank. Seems like a lot of needless work for Pat. I am fine with PayPal. And I will be donating to any other system he chooses.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:19 AM   #303
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Originally Posted by volkerdi View Post
Another side note - the ownership of the 60% portion of the store changed hands behind my back. Nobody thought they needed to tell me about this. At that point I'd say things got considerably worse for me.
And...

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One person who wrote me from the shop also replies for a classic *BSD Unix shop and I'm wondering if *BSD has similar unfortunate situation as well.
Looks like times are hard for selling swag and DVDs and the market is consolidating. I put my offering on the plate yesterday and like many others I look forward to the establishment of a way of making small recurrent contributions.

PS [off topic] @dchmelik: My Dell Optiplex 7010 cost me 100 refurbished, has a DVD r/w drive and runs Slackware like a champ, intel graphics, VGA and Display Port. I put it in Legacy boot mode in the bios as a precaution. Changing the hard drives was a bit of a 3d puzzle toy (very tight case).
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:34 AM   #304
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IMHO, the OP (upnort) needs to maintain this thread such that the _real_ financial support links (for want of a better term) are up to date and reach the _real_ person that requires the support. Failing that, and I do realise that the OP may not be able to do that for various real life reasons, the mods should step in and make a sticky with Pat's up to date support link(s).
I have been very busy with life. I updated the original post. Please let me know (PM) if I am missing links.

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A post office box would mean that Pat travels to the box, picks up the check, and deposits check in bank. Seems like a lot of needless work for Pat.
Cash does not have to be deposited anywhere. Straight into the pocket. No paper trail. Doesn't sound like "needless work" to me And not everybody has online access to donate. For example, I cannot donate through PayPal and am using another person to do that.

Last edited by upnort; 07-27-2018 at 11:48 AM.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:42 AM   #305
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sorry the "store" got my donations as that's what I was doing.

have been the "guy" who had to ask to be paid and mostly still worked for gratis cause I liked it.
Pat, (never met) is our guy.
show support! not just for Pat, but for whole effort through Pat!

sent some canadian money just now. paypal
i advise all - do same

glenallansmith canada retired from fulltime job but still curler-icemaker(for curling)in winter - and crofter in summer. Sometimes rescue machines from other OSs for friends and neighbors.

Support Slackware: https://paypal.me/volkerdi
 
Old 07-27-2018, 11:45 AM   #306
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.....Cash does not have to be deposited anywhere. Straight into the pocket. No paper trail. Doesn't sound like "needless work" to me
Sending cash through the mail is not a good idea. I'm sure most postal employee are good, honest, hard working people, but there is always that 10% who spoil it for everyone else.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:52 AM   #307
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Sending cash through the mail is not a good idea. I'm sure most postal employee are good, honest, hard working people, but there is always that 10% who spoil it for everyone else.
Never had a problem. Nor have all those grandmas who send money to the grandkids.
 
Old 07-27-2018, 11:58 AM   #308
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Never had a problem. Nor have all those grandmas who send money to the grandkids.
It has become a real problem. A twenty year plus postal employee has told me he has seen it with his own eyes and, sadly, the people doing it don't think they are doing anything wrong, i.e., this is just "business as usual" and if people are naive enough to send cash through the mail, they get what they deserve.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 11:59 AM   #309
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Never had a problem. Nor have all those grandmas who send money to the grandkids.
I was about to say the exact same thing: I'm glad nobody told my grandfather not to send cash in the mail! But yes, it's not an ideal way to send funds. Things can, and do, get 'lost in the post'.

upnort: it may be worth linking to the post where PV gives his PP in your OP, just to make it more official.

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Old 07-27-2018, 12:03 PM   #310
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upnort: it may be worth linking to the post where PV gives his PP in your OP, just to make it more official..
What link is missing on the OP?

How do I tag this thread as sticky?
 
Old 07-27-2018, 12:16 PM   #311
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How do I tag this thread as sticky?
Only a moderator can make sticky threads.
 
Old 07-27-2018, 12:16 PM   #312
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@upnort if possible, please edit your first post to include links and information (Pat's paypal link) to Pat's post, so people could easily found donation link.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:17 PM   #313
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A very important thing is to establish some tenable model for supporting Patrick's work on Slackware. I'm glad to see this many people donating, but we need to keep this in future.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:21 PM   #314
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A very important thing is to establish some tenable model for supporting Patrick's work on Slackware. I'm glad to see this many people donating, but we need to keep this in future.
One thing I like about Patreon is people can keep track of how many are supporting a project and how much they are making.
 
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Old 07-27-2018, 12:34 PM   #315
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@upnort if possible, please edit your first post to include links and information (Pat's paypal link) to Pat's post, so people could easily found donation link.
I thought I did!?
 
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