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Forum donations for upgrades

#1 Post by JaneL » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:01 am

If you've noticed the new maintenance outage announcements, you know that Bill is actively working on upgrading the forum software and fixing the performance issues we've been having. Doing this costs money which comes straight out of Bill's pocket.

Bill doesn't charge us any member fees for the forum, and while he makes a little off the ads at the top, if you can donate even a couple of dollars towards the upgrade effort, it would probably be appreciated. I've donated mine this morning; how about you??

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#2 Post by Harryc » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:09 am

There is a donate button at the top of this page (right underneath the Thinkpads.com banner) in case anyone was wondering how to donate. Thank-you.

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#3 Post by JaneL » Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:17 am

Thanks, Harry - forgot the most important part! ;-)
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Hey, where dit go?

#4 Post by BeeJayEmm » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:24 pm

I would like to make a donation but, since the upgrade, I can't seem to locate the link. Is it right in front of my face and I'm missing it or is it gone? I use Firefox 3.0.4, BTW. I'm guessing it's one more thing to be worked out. Maybe we should move it higher in the queue? :wink:

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#5 Post by truk » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:33 am

It's not firefox, the donate button is gone in IE6 too. If somebody could post a link here, or even get Bill to put the button back, it would be greatly appreciated (I'm sure by more than just me.)
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#6 Post by Harryc » Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:36 am

The button will return soon. It's on a short list of items to be worked on associated with the top banner section of the site. Thanks for considering to donate.

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#7 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun May 03, 2009 5:07 pm

For those people who just can't wait: Donate using PayPal
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#8 Post by JaneL » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:37 am

Please see RBS' message directly above this one for the link to donate for forum maintenance.
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#9 Post by filbert » Fri Aug 09, 2013 3:40 am

Thanks for bumping this thread, Janet. I hadn't seen it before and have never noticed a donate button, maybe I should have looked for one.

The site is not one I use often but it a vey valuable resource when I do need it. (and I must have been using it for many years - maybe someone could update the FAQ with a history of the board, wouldn't that be intersting??)

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#10 Post by GomJabbar » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:56 pm

I put in my 2¢ worth...

A little more actually. :)
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#11 Post by Thinkpaddict » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:55 pm

Even though I'm absolutely broke at the moment, I just donated slightly (just slightly) above the 2 cents that GomJabbar mentioned. ;) As a humble way to say thank you for the best place for Thinkpad discussion (and many other topics actually) in the Internet.

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#12 Post by cside » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:56 am

I also find this site extraordinarily useful, so I've donated using the link provided by RealBlackStuff, as seen below. Kudos to everyone who makes thinkpads.com a great place!
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#13 Post by CeeBee » Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:09 pm

I too donated via the PayPal link provided by RealBlackStuff .. and received an email receipt from PayPal, promptly. But, how do I know for sure that the money ended up in Bill Morrow's account? CBA

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#14 Post by emtee3511 » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:57 pm

Check your PayPal Account Overview -- find your payment in current transactions -- if it has not been received in Bill's account, your transaction will show pending / funds not collected -- if Bill's account has been credited and your funds are in his account, your transaction will show complete. :thumbs-UP:
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#15 Post by CeeBee » Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:08 am

The PayPal side looks good, no problem, but, as I don't have Bill's details, I don't know if he got the money. As I typically get a confirmation of receipt (not just from PayPal) for this kind of transactions .. I was looking for something from the ultimate recipient...! No big deal, so, let's forget the matter. CBA

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#16 Post by emtee3511 » Thu Dec 19, 2013 9:18 am

CeeBee: "No big deal, so, let's forget the matter"

I agree not a big deal, but I do know from experience that Bill absolutely appreciates any Forum donations and usually sends a note -- I'm guessing the Forum transfer to a new server is currently taking up a LOT of Bill's time, and also guessing you'll receive a note after the 'chaos' settles down.

From one Forum Member to another, I appreciate you (and others in this thread) taking your time and $$ to contribute to the Forum -- this place is awesome because of Forum members like you :thumbs-UP:
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#17 Post by filmbuff » Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:29 pm

never really noticed this thread until someone bumped it. made a contribution...last one for 2013! hope others will do the same.
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#18 Post by JaneL » Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:59 pm

Thanks, everyone!
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#19 Post by friedrich-eugen » Sun Jun 15, 2014 4:42 pm

Hello Bill,

stay live and kicking ...

Just a small "thank You" for the troubles You take since a very Long time...

Yours from over the ocean ...
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#20 Post by mikemex » Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:31 am

I can certainly part with two bucks. How do I donate?
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#21 Post by rkawakami » Fri Sep 12, 2014 4:18 am

Just noticed that the PayPal logo at the top of the page does not link to Bill's account. Since that's the case, the best thing to do would be to contact Bill via PM and he should be able to give you his PayPal details. Send the PM to BillMorrow.

EDIT: or use the link that RBS posted above: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 49#p478636

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#22 Post by jedisurfer1 » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:15 am

thanks for the hard work and wonderful community. Somehow it's hard to see this topic and I never noticed it.

I know in some forums we setup local meetups and maybe we can talk about nerdy things and trade hardware.
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#23 Post by tomjrc » Fri Jan 09, 2015 6:09 pm

I know the money went to Bill because I rec,d an email from him thanking me. This forum must be maintained for the good of all who give and receive help with their ThinkPads.

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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#24 Post by BillMorrow » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:50 am

rkawakami wrote:Just noticed that the PayPal logo at the top of the page does not link to Bill's account. Since that's the case, the best thing to do would be to contact Bill via PM and he should be able to give you his PayPal details. Send the PM to BillMorrow.

EDIT: or use the link that RBS posted above: http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.ph ... 49#p478636
the paypal link goes to my paypal account..
I pay the server rental from my CC so it will always get paid on time in full..

any overage/underage(?) I make up or keep for paying for software updates and the like..
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Re: Forum donations for upgrades

#25 Post by MikalE » Wed Sep 16, 2015 5:16 pm

$2 bucks added to the kitty.
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