Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 66

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,691
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,545 Times in 4,919 Posts

    Talking Save VHLinks Campaign For 2018 - DONATE NOW!

    Good morning all,

    Well it's that time of year of again! This will mark the FIFTH year we will do a donation drive to have the VHLinks server paid for by you guys the members for the next year. We will continue using GoFundMe as the vehicle to collect our contributions.

    First of all, as I have said each of the last FIVE years, not having to pay the server is a huge load off of my plate financially, so I really thank all of you who have donated to keep this place going.

    The server bill is due the on October 1st this year, so need to have our $4,000 in donations done by September 30th. We do have some money in the kitty from last year, but the goal is still to get $4,000 again this year so we have some overspill for next year in case something arises and we have issues. Having more in there is better than having less. So watch the donation tally graphic I have on here, as that's what will be accurate for what we've raised for this drive.

    We're looking at needing about 150 people to donate $30 and we'll be there again. That takes into account GoFundMe fees. Again there is NO OBLIGATION for ANYONE to donate, it's purely up to you. Nobody is required to donate to post here, this is completely voluntary! Also if you donated last year, and you're obviously donating a bit under the year time frame, I'll still make sure it doesn't end until next October, so don't worry about that. We're starting a little later than normal this year because I have had a busy summer, but I think in the next 5-6 weeks we should be able to get it done!

    How Do I Donate This Year?
    Go directly to our GoFundMe page (linked below and the donate link at the top goes to it), and directly do your donation from their page. It's super simple, and you DO NOT need to be a GoFundMe member to donate...it's not like PayPal. I have set up three tiers on there like we used to have $30, $50 (can't do the old $51.50 one anymore sadly), and $100. So you can just click on one of those to save yourself some time. You of course can donate less than $30, but that really won't help us get to our goal, and you won't get the premium membership if you do. So I urge you to please donate at least $30 if you can.

    After you donate, you MUST private message me here to let me know you've donated so I can manually update your account here. If you don't, there's no way for me to know who has donated what because the name on your donation won't tell me your username. That's the negative from not having PayPal, but we'll do what we need to.

    What's nice about GoFundMe is it will tell us where we are in terms of donations in real time on our donation page there.

    If you have any questions about this process of using GoFundMe, please just post them in this thread. The link is below.

    2018 VHLinks Server Drive @ GoFundMe!

    Brett I don't want to use GoFundMe, can I send a check or money order?
    Yes of course you can, contact me privately for mailing.

    I will post this his in various places on the site so people don't miss it, and I really would love to get it done early this year and move on from it (I say this every year. )

    I thank you for your continued support of the site, which has served the VH online community since September 1, 1999!

    Brett
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  2. The Following 2 Members Like This Post:


  3. #2
    Atomic Punk RRvh1's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.13.11
    Location
    Ontari-ari-ari-o!
    Posts
    16,398
    Favorite VH Album

    VH, 1984, 5150, F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    A few of Daves, a few of Sams!
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 12:13 PM
    Likes
    6,128
    Liked 6,969 Times in 5,005 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    We got this again this year, Boss.
    Cool that there's a bit of a buffer from last time, yet hope we still meet the full amount this year and not have to rely on it.

    I'm in for the same amount as before.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

  4. The Following Member Likes This Post:


  5. #3
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,691
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,545 Times in 4,919 Posts

    Default

    Yeah I think we have about a $1,000 cushion from last year with all the fees.
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  6. #4
    Atomic Punk rocknblues81's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.11.09
    Posts
    10,505
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 03:23 AM
    Likes
    558
    Liked 1,472 Times in 1,003 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    We're going to do this!
    Michael Caine on Jaws: The Revenge:

    "I have never seen it, but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built and it is terrific."

    Samuel Johnson 1775 : “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel”

    "McDonalds is The Antichrist" - Bill Hicks

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSH6ofHbeUw

  7. #5
    Eruption Brody VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.05.15
    Age
    19
    Location
    Kerbin
    Posts
    862
    Favorite VH Album

    ADKOT/Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    In a Simple Rhyme
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:21 AM
    Likes
    862
    Liked 627 Times in 310 Posts

    Default

    Hopefully this year will mark the first time I properly contribute to this noble cause. I just need to purchase textbooks first.
    I'm just here.

    Hotty Toddy, gosh almighty,
    Who the hell are we? Hey!

    Flim flam, bim bam,
    Ole Miss, by damn!


    "I can't complain but sometimes I still do" - Joe Walsh

  8. The Following 2 Members Like This Post:


  9. #6
    Atomic Punk Get The Show On The Road's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.05.12
    Age
    42
    Location
    6300 feet above sea level
    Posts
    11,041
    Favorite VH Album

    Van Halen
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm The One
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 12:07 PM
    Likes
    16,679
    Liked 10,834 Times in 5,697 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brody VH View Post
    Hopefully this year will mark the first time I properly contribute to this noble cause. I just need to purchase textbooks first.
    I can't think of a better use of your student aid than a donation to keep this place running!

    You'll probably learn more here than in half your classes anyway...
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

  10. #7
    Atomic Punk RRvh1's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.13.11
    Location
    Ontari-ari-ari-o!
    Posts
    16,398
    Favorite VH Album

    VH, 1984, 5150, F.U.C.K.
    Favorite VH Song

    A few of Daves, a few of Sams!
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 12:13 PM
    Likes
    6,128
    Liked 6,969 Times in 5,005 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Just tried to donate via GoFundMe.
    Never done it before.... Hope it went through ok?

    Same $$$ as last year, Mr. Norton.
    Any problems, let me know.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - a very wise fan.
    "Embrace the past. Live in the moment but keep your eyes on the future, and keep on moving forward..." - Richie Sambora

  11. #8
    ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ Number 47's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.08.06
    Posts
    29,801
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,874
    Liked 6,823 Times in 3,568 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default


  12. #9
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,691
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,545 Times in 4,919 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RRvh1 View Post
    Just tried to donate via GoFundMe.
    Never done it before.... Hope it went through ok?

    Same $$$ as last year, Mr. Norton.
    Any problems, let me know.
    If went through man thanks much!!!
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  13. The Following Member Likes This Post:


  14. #10
    Good Enough jeff spicoli's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.09.03
    Age
    47
    Location
    LI, NY
    Posts
    2,558
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Atomic Punk
    Last Online

    12.11.17 @ 08:33 PM
    Likes
    60
    Liked 146 Times in 83 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    Donation made. As in years past, I am protecting my "Official VHLinks Brewmaster" title.
    ^
    ^
    ^---See that beer in my av? Brewed it myself.

    VHLinks Official Brewmaster (title bought)
    Angry Turtle Brewing

  15. The Following Member Likes This Post:


  16. #11
    Good Enough BlindtotheWorld's Avatar
    Join Date
    05.18.09
    Age
    44
    Location
    Philadelphia
    Posts
    2,059
    Favorite VH Album

    OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    Romeo Delight/Mine All Mine
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 08:49 AM
    Likes
    850
    Liked 1,034 Times in 505 Posts

    Default

    Donation submitted! Let's do this!
    "...it's steak and whiskey time in America." - bklynboy68

  17. #12
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,691
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,545 Times in 4,919 Posts

    Default

    I saw we got a lot of donations the last couple days I'll get everything updated tomorrow. I've just been slammed with work. Thanks to everyone who has been so generous to donate so far!!
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  18. #13
    Emperor of VHLinks.com Brett's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.02.99
    Age
    46
    Location
    Somewhere Near LA
    Posts
    68,691
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair Warning
    Favorite VH Song

    Unchained
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 11:52 AM
    Likes
    1,263
    Liked 11,545 Times in 4,919 Posts

    Default

    All right so I think I got EVERYTHING updated and everyone updated. We're at about 33%. I know it looks higher on GoFundMe but that's because we had some overspill for last year and I'd like to have some again for this year. But we're getting closer, we got about 3 weeks left!

    Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! You know I appreciate it!!

    If I missed updating your account let me know, but I think I got everyone.
    Webmaster
    VHLinks.com - Your Van Halen Internet Resource Guide
    http://www.vhlinks.com

    JamToThis.com
    Audio/Video Trading Community
    Tons of Van Halen!

  19. #14
    Forum Frontman fudd's Avatar
    Join Date
    02.22.08
    Age
    38
    Location
    Earth
    Posts
    14,260
    Favorite VH Album

    Fair warning, 5150
    Favorite VH Song

    HAIL, love walks in, 5150
    Last Online

    @
    Likes
    1,316
    Liked 6,302 Times in 3,170 Posts


    Premium Member

    Donor

    Default

    We got this guys. Every bit counts. LET'S DO THIS!!!!!!

    Sent from my iphone using Tapatalk

  20. The Following 2 Members Like This Post:


  21. #15
    Master Bluesman Elwood P.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    01.11.02
    Location
    1060 W. Addison, Chicago
    Posts
    6,040
    Favorite VH Album

    ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    Soul Kitchen
    Last Online

    12.12.17 @ 09:36 AM
    Likes
    1,757
    Liked 1,083 Times in 725 Posts


    Premium Member

    Default

    In for another year, Brett. Thanks!!

    Rest of you deadbeats, get moving!!
    "I'm the opposite of Bill Cosby. Diamond Dave always gets your approval." (DLR)

    "Kids, just say NO to marriage". (Al Bundy)

    Rawhide in "A"

    OAA

  22. The Following 2 Members Like This Post:


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Save VHLinks Campaign For 2018 - DONATE NOW!
    By Brett in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 10.20.17, 07:33 AM
  2. Save VHLinks Campaign For 2017 - DONATE NOW!
    By Brett in forum VHL Forum Announcements
    Replies: 256
    Last Post: 08.09.17, 10:52 PM
  3. Save VHLinks Campaign For 2017 - DONATE NOW!
    By Brett in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 08.23.16, 09:50 AM
  4. Save VHLinks Campaign For 2016 - DONATE NOW!
    By Brett in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 46
    Last Post: 10.06.15, 06:40 PM
  5. Save VHLinks.com Campaign for 2015! - DONATE NOW
    By Brett in forum VHL Forum Announcements
    Replies: 263
    Last Post: 10.01.14, 05:08 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •