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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    one good thing about the GoFundMe is, doesn't it give you an updated total as people donate?
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    Brett. Can I send you a company check again?


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    Brett. Can I send you a company check again?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Sure. I don't see why not.
    I figured you wouldn't care but with you trying to do the gofundme I didn't know.


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    Brett I have been accumulating Canadian quarters my entire life from idiots not knowing that we don't take them. Will you accept them as a gratuity?


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    Ok so we're going to go with GoFundMe. Best way to track it, everyone can donate with no hassle, and it'll work great. I will have the page up by Monday and we'll start the push that day and let's see what happens with this. Seems like it should work fine...crossing my fingers.

    Oh and I am going to the tiered donations, it just calls "Reward Levels." Basically it just says donate $30, $51.50, and $100 and you get the premium member features.
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    Brett,

    Since we can't respond in the other thread I just wanted to take a minute and tell you thank you for all you do. I hope everything is ok in your personal life and that your family is ok. I'm sure I can speak for almost all of us when I say that you being so selfless and giving us loonies a place to chat up van Halen and a place to hang out as well is nothing short of awesome. We owe you more than money for the drive but a debt of gratitude in general. So for that, thank you.

    I'll be in LA later this year and want to make it a point just to see you and shake your hand and say thank you. Maybe buy you a fuddruckers hamburger.

    Also, I will be donating this year as always and if there's a shortage come October I will pay the difference. Unless everyone stops buying pizzas and burgers. Lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Hi guys,

    So while I realize it's only the middle of July, the server bill we be upon us soon. The reason I am starting this topic today is because several things have changed since last year, and I think we're going to have a hard time making it, so I don't want to waste any time.

    The server bill is due on October 1st, so that means we need all donations done and in by September 30th. And while that seems like a ways off, it comes up fast and it's not that easy to raise $4,000, especially when VH is dormant. So I have concerns already just because of that.

    The second thing is this...we can't use PayPal anymore as I mentioned several months ago. PayPal deems this site some file sharing site (what a load of bullshit btw there are NO files on this site) and won't allow us to use them anymore to take donations. Fighting PayPal is like yodeling in a canyon...pointless. So that means I can't use the internal subscription functions of the forum and will manually have to set up everyone as premium members after you donate.

    The best way I can figure out to do the donation collection is through Go Fund Me. While they take 8% + $.30 of each donation in US and Canada (Australia is 6.75% + $.30), PayPal took about the same by the way, it seems like safest and best way to go. A $30 donation comes out to around $27.30 for the site. There are NO fees for you to donate. And you also don't need an account like PayPal to donate, so that is also way better. So that means we need to raise somewhere around $4,600 which accounts for all the donation service fees they will take. Everyone will have to donate through the page on there I set up (which I will link from here), and then after you donate, let me know you have via PM and I'll re-up your account for the next year. That's really the only way to do it.

    Now the real bad thing is I can't control what people donate, I can't set up $30, $51.50 and $100 packages like we had before, so someone could donate $5. And while that's great and very much appreciated, we will NEVER get to $4,000 with people donating $5, unless they do it a lot, which of course is possible I guess. The $30 was actually a well-thought out number by the mods and I several years ago as a baseline donation that would get us there easier. For this to work people really need to continue to donate the same they used to, with at least giving $30. I've had the different tiers and if you guys want to donate in the same increments, that would obviously be best and keep it easy for me to update everyone's account like normal.

    So with this big change this year, I am very tempted to start this campaign on Monday and start the push. That will give us a little over 8 weeks and if I have to work out some kinks along the way, we'll have time. I know it's early this year, but I really just want to avoid any issues doing it a totally different way.

    I would like to get some feedback and make sure you guys are all OK with this, and it won't be a big deal to do it on Go Fund Me and let me know afterwards when you have. This will be the 4th year of the donation drive, and I've really appreciated everyone continuing to pitch in to keep this place going. We had a tough time getting there last year and the band was active, so I'm anticipating it's going to be even harder this year with the band doing nothing and our traffic not what it was. That's another reason to start it early.

    Thanks for your support!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I'll be in a better position to donate this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rocknblues81 View Post
    I'll be in a better position to donate this year.
    Count me in as well. It about time I ponied up a little. Just don't let my wife know, she hates that I spend so much time here...
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