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    Hi all,

    It's been a very busy few weeks here, and I've been setting up lots of different features, and am making lots of changes, hopefully for the better. The biggest change is that the web site is now set up on SSL, and is totally secure and encrypted. I've been wanting to do that for years.

    The next change is this...the server cost is dropping!! That's right folks, no more $4,000. We are not switching servers, but I worked a deal to get our cost down. Drum roll please....ok it's down to $2,400 per year, so $1,600 less! Here's the rub though, we need to raise that money on or before July 1st this year. Yes it's quick, I know. We basically have 3 weeks to get there. I know we can do it, but I will need your help of course.

    For about five minutes we were back with PayPal, and then they screwed us again and kicked us off...again!! For some reason, this company seems to think a site dedicated to discussing a 40-year old rock band violates some idiotic policy they have that I still don't understand. I'm just so drained with them I just need to move on from them...forever! So I returned everyone's donations to those who already donated through PayPal. It appears I was at least able to do that, thankfully! With that said, I need you to go now to GoFundMe and put them back in. I'm so sorry. I've already left your accounts on here activated, so don't worry about that. We just need the money put back as we're back to ZERO as of early this morning.

    The VHL Donate link at the top of the site takes you GoFundme.com. Your donation amount should be the cost one of our three packages, $30, $50 or $100. After you donation is confirmed, MAKE SURE you come back here and send me a private message to tell me you've donated, or I won't know whose username to give the Premium Membership package to. I don't know everyone's real names. And sometimes I just forget to do it, and I don't want to!

    Don't worry if you like to send me a check, you can still do that. Just contact me for info. You must donate at least the minimum package of $30 to get the Premium Membership. It's just simple and easy that way. If you can't donate, don't worry about it, it's not a requirement!! To get to the our GoFundMe donate page quickly, go here:
    2022 Campaign Link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/vhlinksdotcom2022

    PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS

    I've also made a lot of the changes to the Premium Membership you receive upon donating. Below is a list of what you receive, and take notice of the new added items in bold. Remember you get all these things no matter which donation package you select.

    1. Your Own Photo Album (see "Albums" link at top / 500 photos and 50 MB of space) **
    2. Points For VHL Life Awards (30 points for each $1 donated / $30 is 900 points)

    3. Custom Avatar - Animated or Normal
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    7. 30 MB Of Upload Space (up from 10 MB)
    8. Larger PM Box (now 2,000 messages)
    9. Access To Member Forums
    10. Set Self To Invisible Forum Mode
    11. Beautiful Premium Member Badge

    ** I'm really happy to offer the Photo Album option. I know people are always looking for places to upload photos and then post here. Well now you can! Please note that you still cannot post porn, so don't.

    I believe that's everything. If you have any questions, feel free to post them here. I tried to simplify this as much as I could, I didn't want you guys to have hours of reading.
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    Well I was about to post how much I dislike PP. Had a bad experience with them a few years back and don't ever want to do business with them again. So Gofundme It is. Cool! In for another round.
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    Brett, the check is officially in the mail! For real!
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    Seems I was not refunded money from PayPal. That's fine if you got the money, if not we need to look into it further. Please let me know.

    Dave

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    Seems I was not refunded money from PayPal. That's fine if you got the money, if not we need to look into it further. Please let me know.

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    No they kicked me off again I will never get the money. Well maybe in like six months or something. Let me look into it today and see if I can get it reversed. I hate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr5115 View Post
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    Seems I was not refunded money from PayPal. That's fine if you got the money, if not we need to look into it further. Please let me know.

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    You did get a notice that they are going to refund it right? I looked in there today and it looks like itíll be anywhere from the 17th to the 22nd to get the money back. But it is in process.
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    Thanks for checking Brett. If it doesnt get put back in I'll call Amex.

    I just checked and do not yet have a notice.

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    Well it does say the 17th to the 22nd so maybe tomorrow.
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    Brett - they DID refund my payment. It came today.

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    Why did all the furniture get moved? Site looks different too. I don't like change, B.

    The donation drive starting early?
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    FYI I have updated the album uploads to 50 megs total, as 20 megs is just not enough. I'm also going to allow regular users to have small albums as well.
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    Halfway there!!
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    Good news....... bad news.

    So I got the money back, well, kind of. Paypal sucks ass is all I can say.

    The money went into my paypal account balance. What the Fuck! I don't have an account with paypal!!!

    Does anyone know how I can get the money put back on my Amex card?

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    I would just call Amex and see what they can do.

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    I called paypal. Due to Covid 19 their customer service call center is closed. I called Amex and they have a dispute claim going.

    This is twice paypal has tried to screw me. Sorry for the rant.

 

 

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