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GIK
02-15-2006, 12:00 PM
It's February, pitchers and catchers are set to report, and it is again time for your faithful admins to rattle the tip jar for support in 2006.

If you haven't noticed, we placed a Donate (http://www.redszone.com/donate.html) link in the upper left-hand corner of the forum header roughly two weeks ago (thank you to one member who sniffed this out! :thumbup:).

PayPal, like previous years, is our current and only way to make a donation to the site.

Many improvements were made to the site in 2005, we think. Thanks in advance to all who decide to toss a few bucks into the jar.

:beerme:

KittyDuran
02-15-2006, 01:53 PM
What might be kind of nice is to have a tally like biddingfortravel has on their website:

Make a Contribution :: Direct Payment -or- Accept Offer | View Contributors | (?) We currently have $1875.00 in our chest.

Heath
02-15-2006, 07:46 PM
Make a Contribution :: Direct Payment -or- Accept Offer | View Contributors | (?) We currently have $1875.00 in our chest.

wow - that's a lot of money in a chest......

Ron Madden
02-16-2006, 05:04 AM
Sorry, I'm ignorant. How does PayPal work?

MrCinatit
02-16-2006, 08:48 AM
Sorry, I'm ignorant. How does PayPal work?

PayPal is basically a peer-to-peer payment service.
you may sign up using you credit card, debit card or bank account. some payees prefer bank accounts, as it is "easy money".
there are several ways to send a payment through the website via PayPal, but the easiest would be to click on the donation's link GIK provided - the only thing you will have to provide is an amount to donate.
i've used it for several years, and have had absolutely no problem - it seems to be quite secure. it is a very user-friendly site, and they have made many improvements in the years to make things even easier.
hopefully, this helps you out.

now for my own question, and please beat me senseless with a Mike Vail model bat if it has already been answered:
how long will the donations box be open? some of us get paid bi-weekly, and are in the middle of that pay period.

GIK
02-16-2006, 09:19 AM
This thread will be open through Feb and into March. The "Donate" link in the header will always remain active.

Jpup
02-16-2006, 11:53 AM
This thread will be open through Feb and into March. The "Donate" link in the header will always remain active.

If there is another way, other than pay pal, I will contribute.

GIK
02-16-2006, 12:07 PM
REDREAD has offered to accept personal checks/money orders, etc written to him, which then he will PayPal that sum to us. Please PM him for additional info. Thanks!

Team Clark
02-16-2006, 09:49 PM
I just so happen to have a balance in my Pay Pal account. Coming your way.

RBA
02-17-2006, 10:34 PM
Kind sir, I'm am an exile prince frum Nigeria. I have a bank accont that is locked up do to Nigeria taxes owed. The amount I owe is exactly $1,875.00. If you transfer me the amount I require I will be verry, verry grateful. I will split the $795,874 with you. Plese transfer $1,875 America Dollars via Western Union Bidpay and you will be rewarded.

GIK
02-18-2006, 12:10 AM
Sounds too sweet to pass up! ;)

wally post
02-18-2006, 12:37 AM
butt weight there's more. No Ginsu knife... but I'm in. I'm not talking much lately but dishing hopefully my fair share. go Reds!

GIK
02-18-2006, 12:41 AM
Thanks again to all who have donated thus far.

I do want to say to all members, though, that we should not rely on those who typically donate to "fulfill the quota" so to speak. If you honestly enjoy the site, please think about chipping in a buck or two and spread the cost a bit more equally among all members. Just my 2 cents. :)

Krusty
02-18-2006, 01:46 PM
Donation has been made. Does that mean my rating points go up too?

fourrunhomer
02-21-2006, 10:59 AM
I'm fairly new here. What's the tip jar all about?

Redsland
02-21-2006, 11:53 AM
This site is funded by its members and guests through occasional, voluntary pledge drives. Like this one.

Imagine a guy in a tux standing in front of rows of people pretending to talk on phones while you wait for "Wild Kingdom" to come back on.

:)

zombie-a-go-go
02-22-2006, 09:03 AM
wow - that's a lot of money in a chest......

If you're a pornstar, it's a pittance.

KronoRed
02-22-2006, 12:35 PM
Zombie lives! :D

Heath
03-02-2006, 10:00 AM
Everytime I read this I'm slightly reminded of the Gary Burbank bit where the big fat balding guy, with a stubby cigar in his mouth, with his pants half-zipped, saying "This time I'm being honest wich you." appearing on this site.

GIK - how is the fund drive going?

GIK
03-02-2006, 07:01 PM
Heath, it's doing well and Boss and I thank all who have donated thus far. We did send a little bit over to the GAC fund (I didn't think anyone would mind) and overall it's been just fine. We won't leave this up for too much longer, and those that wish to donate in the future will always be able to do so through the permanent link in the left-hand corner of the header ("Donate"). Thanks!

Boss-Hog
03-02-2006, 09:19 PM
As GIK said, I want to sincerely thank everyone who donated for doing their part to keep this site up and running. Kudos.

redsmetz
03-03-2006, 10:02 AM
Since I'm new around here, what is the GAC fund?

Chip R
03-03-2006, 10:15 AM
Since I'm new around here, what is the GAC fund?

http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=43155