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You know you have a little extra... --NEW LOTTERY INSIDE!--

Postby Doug » Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:02 am

Hey you, gimme all your money!! :)

I have to pay the ISP and we are getting bandwidth issues AGAIN, so I should raise the limit. :) We're so popular!

But what that need to increase bandwidth means to me is that we have more new people using the site, but I only see two or three memberships coming in a month, generally renewals.

So, all you newcomers, if you like the site and have obtained value from using it, please consider making a donation. I bet you've all received information here that has saved you that $20 or $60 membership cost. Besides looking cool with a member # in your profile, you'll get premiere access to the Member's and Pat's sections where we get to legally make fun of all the non-members and look at porn (Ok to be honest, there's little to no porn, but I figured I'd hook a few guys with that).

Anyway, I really appreciate all the support the lifers and yearly members have shown over the years. This site wouldn't be here without you!

Cheers.
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Postby MikeCam » Mon Jan 28, 2008 6:15 am

Mods,

Who is this Doug asking for my money? Spammer? I'll hope you can take care of it by noon today!

























Doug, Thanks for the heads up. Browsers: send Doug some Paypal love. Keep the site active and solvent!

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Postby Doug » Mon Jan 28, 2008 2:08 pm

{Oops, just realized I somehow posted this twice. I erased the other one.}

BTW, do you all know about the New Enough Leathers thread?
http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=8268&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Yes, we still have $205 in credit over there. I was thinking about auctioning the whole lot off to whoever donates.. that is, set a time period of say two weeks, then at the end, randomly pick one of the people who donated to win the entire amount. What do you think?
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Postby rockstercliff » Mon Jan 28, 2008 5:30 pm

Thats a great idea, count me in. Anyway, a while back I tried to donate, but my computer skills are poor with my daughter away at school. Could you post clear directions, or a link to make donating effortless, thanks, enjoy the site. 8)

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Postby Caroanbill » Tue Jan 29, 2008 12:34 am

I had some difficulty finding "how to" and "how much" :oops: (in fact, last time I tried, I failed) but this time paypal seems to have done the job.
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Postby DSKYZD » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:03 am

JOURNEY JUNKIE #187

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Postby Doug » Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:23 pm

Yup thats the link. Its pretty simple, let me explain. Memberships are either yearly($20) or lifer ($60).

To donate, do this:

1. Follow this link: http://www.r1150r.net/contact.html
2. Click on the white "Make a Donation" button.
3. Choose how much you like us, err how much you can spend.
4. This takes you to the PAYPAL site. Its ok if you dont have an account - look for the "Continue" text link above the credit card icons at the bottom.
5. Then just follow the PAYPAL directions to finish up.

If you have any issues or questions, let me know.

Thanks to the four people that have donated so far (two of whom are already members)! :)

I think we should do that lottery for the New Enough leathers remaining credit ($205). So, I will pick a winner on Friday, Feb 8th and announce it here!
So far we only have FOURdonating members since starting this thread (If you've very recently donated and would also like to be included in the lottery, please send me and email and let me know). That means your odds are REALLY good at winning the lot!

This is a great opportunity to possibly make a great return on your generocity! That $205 will buy a lot of stuff over there!

The site needs the funds for the upcoming ISP renewal, so now is a great time if you've been thinking of joining the gang.

New Enough Leathers site: http://www.newenough.com/[/b]

Guys/Gals, I just also want to add that I hate asking for money, I've always been a firm believer in that the internet should be free. But the reality is that it is not free to run a site with as much traffic as this one, and the money has to come from somewhere. I've spent thousands of my own money over the past 6.5 years to keep this place going, and the members have also put in their share (which is why the site is still here!). The last couple years however we havent seen as many new members and it seems to be a handful of the lifetime members who generously step up to help pay the cost of the site for everyone else. I know we have a lot of new members here these days, so if you feel you have gained value from the site (whether it be information, monetary savings or entertainment), please consider donating. We need you!

Thanks for listening and enjoy the site!

-Doug

ps -moving this from OFFTOPIC to the MAIN section for more traffic.
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Postby snowprick » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:41 am

OK, you caught me, I paid up! :(
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Postby Buckster » Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:53 am

Very worthwhile investment!!
Thanks Doug!
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Postby Boxer04 » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:16 am

I think my membership dollars went through ok.

Thanks Doug.

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Postby towerworker » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:26 am

I want to strongly urge all you guys and gals who spend some time here but are not members to join and support the site.

I hung around here gaining alot of useful and money saving information for many years before I realized fully how selfish I was. The friends I have made here, the help I have gladly received here from all those here is worth far more money than I even have invested in my bike.

The friendships alone have made me thankful that I bought a BMW.

So please go ahead and take a few minutes and join----you will never regret it!!

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Postby R4R&R » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:31 am

Money sent.
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Postby snowprick » Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:40 pm

towerworker wrote:I want to strongly urge all you guys and gals who spend some time here but are not members to join and support the site.

I hung around here gaining alot of useful and money saving information for many years before I realized fully how selfish I was. The friends I have made here, the help I have gladly received here from all those here is worth far more money than I even have invested in my bike.

The friendships alone have made me thankful that I bought a BMW.

So please go ahead and take a few minutes and join----you will never regret it!!

Wayne
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Re: You know you have a little extra... --NEW LOTTERY INSID

Postby gaijin » Sat Feb 02, 2008 3:12 am

Money sent.

Doug wrote:Hey you, gimme all your money!! :)

I have to pay the ISP and we are getting bandwidth issues AGAIN, so I should raise the limit. :) We're so popular!

But what that need to increase bandwidth means to me is that we have more new people using the site, but I only see two or three memberships coming in a month, generally renewals.

So, all you newcomers, if you like the site and have obtained value from using it, please consider making a donation. I bet you've all received information here that has saved you that $20 or $60 membership cost. Besides looking cool with a member # in your profile, you'll get premiere access to the Member's and Pat's sections where we get to legally make fun of all the non-members and look at porn (Ok to be honest, there's little to no porn, but I figured I'd hook a few guys with that).

Anyway, I really appreciate all the support the lifers and yearly members have shown over the years. This site wouldn't be here without you!

Cheers.
-Doug
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Postby allanj255 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 9:54 am

Hey Doug, great post you got 3 months worth of new membership in 3 days.
As you said the information and general friendship on this site is priceless.
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Postby OU812 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 12:07 pm

I want to be in the lottery! I will send more $ if nec. and I win of course. :wink: :lol:
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Postby sweatmark » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:34 pm

OK, folks... ante up!

This board remains an important resource for R1150R owners.

Mrs. Sweatmark and I plan to keep our beloved Rockster and Roadster until the gasahol dries up.

Please do your part to keep this board alive & well. And that means me: need to post more with tech tidbits!

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Postby Robert_winter_1000 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:37 pm

snowprick wrote:
towerworker wrote:I want to strongly urge all you guys and gals who spend some time here but are not members to join and support the site.

I hung around here gaining alot of useful and money saving information for many years before I realized fully how selfish I was. The friends I have made here, the help I have gladly received here from all those here is worth far more money than I even have invested in my bike.

The friendships alone have made me thankful that I bought a BMW.

So please go ahead and take a few minutes and join----you will never regret it!!

Wayne
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+1



+1 I agree completely..
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Postby Doug » Tue Feb 05, 2008 12:31 am

Wow the response has been really great. We are all set for the ISP renewal, thanks so much. I've been thinking about getting another backup hard drive (I do weekly backups of the site) so if more funds come in, I'll go grab one.

Remember, Friday I chose the winner! To make things absolutely fair, I will be entering in the names of all the doanters into this little java applet I found on the internet:

http://www.neiu.edu/~rspatema/randapp/randapp2.html
(Try it, its pretty neat)

There will be one winner chosen at random to receive the $205 credit to NEL! Good luck everyone!

Ps- I haven't gotten to everyone's membership yet. Please be patient; work has been hell for me lately. I will get to them in the next day or so.
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Postby Sunbeemer » Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:11 pm

Doug - great job keep everything above board!

I hadn't realized what a rush I got from this site until my internet connection went out the other night and I felt kind of deprived! Wonderful camraderie and knowledge base! I hope to meet some other members in person some day, and wish I could send more $$$ your way, but not with 2 kids in college...
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