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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #15 on: Monday, 24 January 2022, 11:15 am »
Thank you so much to all who have donated
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 including at least one of our brand new members. :onya:

I have updated forum status so hopefully all who have donated have 'Forum Donor 2022' beside their avatar.

Please let me know if I've been a dick and missed anyone :) 
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday, 02 February 2022, 05:26 am »
Donation and pm sent - thanks for all the hard work  :clapping: :clapping:
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #17 on: Wednesday, 02 February 2022, 10:17 am »
Thank you!  Donor status updated.  :notworthy:
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #18 on: Wednesday, 02 February 2022, 05:09 pm »
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #19 on: Monday, 07 February 2022, 01:28 am »
Some moolah for you from me, keep up the good work :coffeescreen: :onya: :worshippy:

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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #20 on: Monday, 07 February 2022, 12:17 pm »
 :notworthy: Thank you - status updated :)
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 03:57 pm »
I just want to express my appreciation to all who have donated so far.  I've gone back through my records and I haven't reimbursed myself for any of the out-of-pocket expenses since 2020.

Your donations help toward putting  me back in the black, and keep the missus off my back :) (poetic eh)

With the donations people have been making, each year we get pretty close to breaking even. (unlike an un-named owner of an un-named previous gsx1400 forum who was apparently pocketing lots of surplus cash  :angry: )

I am so honoured that people are willing to chip in so we can maintain a great forum without having to resort to having display ads on the site. That's something I very much want to avoid.

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I have not yet 'done the books' for the last couple of years re income and expenses, but I have always considered this YOUR forum. I am happy to answer, in private, and questions that donating members might have regarding forum finances.  So once I've collected all teh relevant info I'll post a precis  after which I'm happy to answer questions on the matter. I've nothing to hide.   I will note, however, that in fairness donor names will be redacted - nobody will be able to find out how much any other person has donated.
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #22 on: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 05:57 pm »
I would donate, but I run my own forum as well & that costs me enough even though it's beginning to break even most of the time. So I totally get where you're coming from Vlad.

I didn't know the story of the old ORG's end before, but I've seen such things on another forum I've used before as well. Never a good thing after members have trusted the owners.

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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #23 on: Thursday, 10 February 2022, 05:59 pm »
Doing a great job Vlad. No Adds please. Lots of members now, just a tiny donation from each would be lots. Come on Fellas, donate cost of just one coffee.

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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #24 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 07:51 am »
Yes mate, I detest ads and based on the generosity members have shown, there's no need for them :)
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #25 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 09:41 am »
Done

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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #26 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:09 pm »
Thanks mate, donor status updated :)

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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #27 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:32 pm »
So are you saying the invoice I paid three months ago for forum subscription of $1000.00us to an account in Nigeria has not got to you yet Vlad ??
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #28 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 12:35 pm »
So are you saying the invoice I paid three months ago for forum subscription of $1000.00us to an account in Nigeria has not got to you yet Vlad ??
it did, I've reinvested it in a deal where a box of $300 million in gold bars is being shipped to me...  :whistling:
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Re: Donations towards cost of maintaining the Owner's ORG 2022
« Reply #29 on: Friday, 11 February 2022, 01:32 pm »
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