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Old 03-08-2020, 01:56 AM   #31
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But, of course, Tadgy may not want to do that. There are some "little ol' ladies" out here on the Internets who quite possibly may be serial killers, actually.
Some systems administrators too.. *shuffles conspicuously*

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Old 03-08-2020, 07:15 AM   #32
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Would you prefer to send a cheque, or a direct bank transfer?

I'm happy to supply details for either..

Thanks
OK, PM me. I think a monthly standing order would be quite nice. That would enable me to give a small amount each month, which is what I already do for my favorite charities. And you can decide whether to pass it on to Pat or use it for your site.
 
Old 03-08-2020, 08:03 PM   #33
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OK, PM me. I think a monthly standing order would be quite nice.
Well, I would love to PM you my details, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to PM on this site! Anyone have any idea?

Maybe you can drop me an email to: mirrors (at) slackware.uk - I can reply to that with bank account info

Thanks hazel.
 
Old 03-08-2020, 09:41 PM   #34
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Well, I would love to PM you my details, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to PM on this site! Anyone have any idea?
Select hazel in the left margin in one of her posts then scroll down to "Send a private message to hazel"

I've also selected a member name in the same left margin and then been brought to a page about the member where an email or private message could be sent. There are probably other ways. However members can configure their profile to allow or disallow this stuff.

I just tried it and it looks like a private message to hazel should work.
 
Old 03-08-2020, 10:47 PM   #35
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Select hazel in the left margin in one of her posts then scroll down to "Send a private message to hazel"
That's a negative. No sign of any PM option on either the left pop-up panel, or in the profile page

It'll probably be best for hazel to email me anyway.
 
Old 03-08-2020, 10:50 PM   #36
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You mean this is your own personal bank account? Doesn't Slackware.uk have an account?
I've just applied for a Social/Club account with a high street bank. I should hear back in a few days and can then pass on details of how to donate via bank transfer.

That should help keep my finances completely separate from the donations slackware.uk receives
 
Old 03-09-2020, 04:38 AM   #37
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I definitely approve of that. OK, there's an email waiting for you.
 
Old 05-05-2020, 07:00 AM   #38
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I know it's been a little while since I said I was getting a community account for slackware.uk; well, it's finally come through! It took them *weeks* to process the application, but they've just informed me that the account is open.

It'll take a few days for paperwork to come through - specifically the internet banking details, but once that has happened, I can get details from them to allow international bank transfers for donations

I'd also like to thank the people who have signed up for Patreon - your regular support is hugely appreciated, and it's helped me bring online a new service for slackware.uk that is going to help around release day... more details on that to come once set up is complete!

Once again, if anyone who uses the slackware.uk service would like to make a continuing donation, please see the Patreon page. For one time Paypal donations, please use this link. Any donations will be gratefully received
 
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Old 05-05-2020, 08:51 AM   #39
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This is OUTSTANDING, @Tadgy! Good news! Thank you for creating/maintaining this helpful Slackware presence in the UK!

#Stay_Healthy!

~Eric
 
Old 05-08-2020, 06:38 AM   #40
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Okey dokey - all the banking details have come through now, so I'm all set up to accept international donations from anyone who would prefer direct donations, rather than using PayPal or Patreon

If you have the means to donate to slackware.uk, and would like the IBAN and BIC numbers, drop me an email to darren (at) slackware (dot) uk.

I'm not sure how 'secure' I'm supposed to keep the numbers, so would prefer to give them out individually rather than in a public post on LQ

Again, my personal thanks to anyone who donates to slackware.uk, no matter what method you elect - every penny is appreciated, no matter how small or large.

Cheers!
 
Old 07-02-2020, 04:11 PM   #41
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Just thought I'd give a quick update on things in slackware.uk land!

As a result of the donations received so far, I've been able to have the HDD in the slackware.uk server upgraded - many thanks to everyone who has chosen to donate to the project to make that possible!

Since the HDD was upgraded, I've been able to implement GlusterFS mirroring across the two servers to improve reliability and redundancy. Obviously this provides some security and reliability to the service, and will allow me to configure some fail over - where the website will display a informative message, rather than just refuse the connection, when the main server is down for maintenance.

So, thanks again to everyone that is a patron, or donates via Paypal

If you have the means and use the slackware.uk services, please consider becoming a patron using the Patreon page: https://patreon.com/slackwareUK or a one off donation via Paypal: https://paypal.me/slackwareUK. All donations are gratefully received.
 
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Old 07-13-2020, 12:30 PM   #42
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So, has anyone noticed the fresh new look to the pages on slackware.uk?

I spent some time with CSS and PHP over the last week or so to bring the new look to the website.
Aside from the front page (which has the new style to the index) each sub-page has a set of breadcrumbs at the top for quick navigation back to any point along your trail to that directory.

Obviously you may not notice any of this if you just point slackpkg at the repos on the site and never vist the pages to browse, but I thought I would let people know

I'm quite chuffed with the new look and think it brings a new freshness to the site - hope you guys like it too.

Just another plug... If you have the means and use the slackware.uk services, please consider becoming a patron using the Patreon page: https://patreon.com/slackwareUK or a one off donation via Paypal: https://paypal.me/slackwareUK. All donations are gratefully received.

Thanks to everyone who has become a regular patron - I have quite a few cups of coffee or beers to buy for people should we ever have the chance to meet!
 
  


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