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    We're In For 2015! A Thank You To All!

    Good evening,

    I would have posted a little earlier, but I was at a work function and had no way to calculate everything and get on the site to post. Sorry for that. We did update the banner while I was making this post.

    I'll keep this fairly short, but thanks to your very kind and generous donations (some people donating more than once or even twice!), we have made our goal again for 2015. And in fact because people went nuts today to get us to the goal, we're $310 ahead for next year!

    I wish I could thank each and every one of you in person, and that I hadn't run out of the stickers (I'm going to see if I can get them made again somehow), which at least acknowledged that I appreciated your contributions and enjoyment of the site beyond me just making a comment on here.

    When we were sitting at 65% or so a week ago, I really was a little concerned we were going to have a tough time getting there, because it was so much faster last year. But man did everyone pull through, and I doubt there are many web sites in the Van Halen community that actually could raise this kind of money other than the VHND or the Army. It proves again this place is just more than a site to talk about VH, but a community of people. It's hard to believe we're able to do this, but thank you all again!

    Maybe for next year I can figure out some better method to do this so it's not some countdown again, but in some way it does put some urgency into it, and maybe that's the right way to do a donation drive, I don't know. I'm open to ideas.

    Ok here's to a merry 2015 and maybe some new VH music or something.

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    I really did think we were closing shop. Spent time over the weekend saving some things from threads before it was too late.



    Great job by Daisy and Fontcow really working hard to rally the troops.
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    Daisy and Fontcow did an amazing job keep this place focused. I honestly don't know if we get there without them driving this this year. I was a little worried a few weeks ago for sure. I guess I shouldn't have been.
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    Oh also to those that sent me checks via mail, I will be putting them in the bank probably tomorrow FYI. And I have updated your accounts appropriately here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Daisy and Fontcow did an amazing job keep this place focused. I honestly don't know if we get there without them driving this this year. I was a little worried a few weeks ago for sure. I guess I shouldn't have been.

    Fontcow really earns his paycheck. First he kicked ass with the 2012 tour threads that got him the gig in the first place and now he was huge in driving the fundraiser and creating the banner. Dude's vying for one of those SuperMod spots.
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    Thanks Brett.

    Just wanted to say thanks specifically to you. You've been very transparent about expectations and then specifically about the donations. It feels good to have the community keep the doors open for another year, but you've been a stand-up guy. I don't think a lot of other website proprietors would be trustworthy enough for "strangerish" people to start writing checks to.

    I, like everyone I'm sure, am really grateful that you've all let this little corner of the internet keep on keepin' on. But don't discount your role in all this as well.

    Here's to '15!

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    " On a scale that ranges from deep dark depression to rip roaring fun ... most people idle between pissed off ...and not too pissed off " DLR 1997

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    Thanks to everyone who donated, and thanks to the mods and Brett. We've been through "blood and fire" and we're still here, standing, fifteen years later! Longer than any relationship I've ever been in.
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    Default We're In For 2015! A Thank You To All!

    Shit I wasn't even married when this site started. And thanks guys for the comments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Oh also to those that sent me checks via mail, I will be putting them in the bank probably tomorrow FYI. And I have updated your accounts appropriately here.
    Congrats , brother !!! Whew ....
    Thanks for everything . This site rocks . Count me in for next year , the year after that , and ....

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    Very cool !!! Cheers
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    Way to go everyone! I've been here almost 15 years as well. I was 18 when I joined!!! Here's to another good year at the Links!!!!
    WHOAOH! Hey you! Who said that? Baby how you been?

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    Royals and the Links live on. Fanfuckintastic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hagarfn View Post
    Royals and the Links live on. Fanfuckintastic!

    And ND is better than USC. Good times for you.
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    That's not saying much. And we'll see if ND can beat Stanford.
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    Got up, took a shower, had some coffee and saw the full donation bar.
    Now, all is good and I can go to work with a big smile.

    Thanks again especially to Brett, but also to Daisy, Fontcow and all the others that keep this site alive and kicking!

 

 

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