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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Donating to WNFF
« Topic Start: January 27, 2011, 11:14:57 AM »
Is there a donation link to send money Chief's way to help pay for server cost?

Maybe a link to buy a WNFF t-shirt?

Offline mimontero88

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #1: January 27, 2011, 11:15:42 AM »
Is there a donation link to send money Chief's way to help pay for server cost?

Maybe a link to buy a WNFF t-shirt?
I would definitely sport a WNFF tee.

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #2: January 27, 2011, 11:19:37 AM »
It'd have to include 'mindfact' somewhere on there.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #3: January 27, 2011, 11:45:55 AM »
It'd have to include 'mindfact' somewhere on there.

WNFF: The No 1 Nationals Fan Board*
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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #4: January 27, 2011, 11:53:22 AM »
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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #5: January 27, 2011, 12:15:48 PM »
WNFF: The World's No 1 Nationals Fan Board*
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cough cough

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #6: January 27, 2011, 12:40:27 PM »
Now you've moved from the sublime to the ridiculous.
cough cough

Offline HalfSmokes

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #7: January 27, 2011, 12:42:49 PM »
I use the site enough that I'd like to donate, hell add ads to one thread and let people give some click-throughs

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #8: January 27, 2011, 12:42:55 PM »
Now you've moved from the sublime to the ridiculous.

Well, I DO live in a foreign country!

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #9: January 27, 2011, 12:42:59 PM »
But seriously, donation link?

Offline blue911

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #10: January 27, 2011, 12:46:27 PM »
Well, I DO live in a foreign country!

You live in England. Which is basically Appalachia with a Queen.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #11: January 27, 2011, 12:48:30 PM »
You live in England. Which is basically Canada with weird burgers.

fixed

Offline GburgNatsFan

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #12: January 27, 2011, 12:48:54 PM »
Or an address where we could send a check? I imagine setting up a donation link could take a bit of time to set up.
But seriously, donation link?

Offline sportsfan882

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #13: January 27, 2011, 02:31:42 PM »
I've offered Chief money before for upgrades and he declined.

Did get a WNFF t-shirt a number of years ago from one of the old posters.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #14: January 27, 2011, 03:12:13 PM »
WNFF: The No 1 Nationals Fan Board*
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Would purchase.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #15: January 27, 2011, 04:05:55 PM »

Offline tomterp

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #16: January 27, 2011, 06:20:55 PM »
I've offered Chief money before for upgrades and he declined.

Did get a WNFF t-shirt a number of years ago from one of the old posters.

Kimnat.  Still got mine.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #17: January 27, 2011, 10:44:20 PM »
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Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #18: January 27, 2011, 10:45:16 PM »
I keep bugging him about an Amazon affiliate link, but honestly, his time may be more valuable.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #19: January 27, 2011, 11:23:26 PM »
I keep bugging him about an Amazon affiliate link, but honestly, his time may be more valuable.

Haha, I only wish.  To say *I* value my time highly might be more accurate.  Or you could just say I'm lazy...  that's probably the most honest way of putting it :lol:

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #20: January 27, 2011, 11:39:15 PM »
As for the subject of donations and the like - I won't say I've never given it any thought, and the unsolicited support offers are certainly appreciated, but there are a few concerns that have generally held me back in the past:

1) I'm not sure of the potential legal ramifications of selling WNFF merchandise.  I would venture a guess that it'd probably be okay as long as any trademarked MLB symbols/logos/names/etc were avoided, but as I say that's just a guess.  I wouldn't have the first clue where to go about validating that guess.

2) Conflict of interest.  Someone donates, then becomes a huge jackass, gets banned, chews me out for banning them when they donated.  Or even if they don't, I'd still be aware of it and probably feel bad about it.  Or if donations were anonymous, ANYONE could play that card and I'd have no way of knowing the truth.

Right now the annual upkeep is $475.  $39/mo for the server, $7/yr for the domain.  I'm far from being rich or anything, but this place is my baby and 40 bucks a month isn't putting undue financial burden on me or anything.  Most people pay more for their cell phones.

Maybe in the future if traffic escalates to a level where another server upgrade is needed (next step up is 59/mo, and it gets into the triple-digits after that), but right now I think we'll be fine until at least the 2012 season.  I've got the server purring along nicely and we had no load-related issues to speak of in 2010, so I kinda doubt 2011 is going to pose much of a problem.

That said, if you guys wanna make mindfact shirts, I have no objection.  But there's no need to turn it into a fundraiser just yet.  PA's referral link idea is a decent one, and I really should look into it, but there will never be ads on this site.  Just not going to happen.

Offline PANatsFan

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #21: January 27, 2011, 11:44:34 PM »
Plus you get to find out what we buy on Amazon. I buy diapers, horror movies, Kindle games, and potato chips :lol:

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #22: January 28, 2011, 08:47:16 AM »
2) Conflict of interest.  Someone donates, then becomes a huge jackass, gets banned, chews me out for banning them when they donated.  Or even if they don't, I'd still be aware of it and probably feel bad about it.  Or if donations were anonymous, ANYONE could play that card and I'd have no way of knowing the truth.

This.  Money doesn't solve all problems - in fact it often creates other problems.

but right now I think we'll be fine until at least the 2012 season.

:shock:  Chief = Mike Rizzo.

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #23: January 28, 2011, 11:00:49 AM »

2) Conflict of interest.  Someone donates, then becomes a huge jackass, gets banned, chews me out for banning them when they donated.  Or even if they don't, I'd still be aware of it and probably feel bad about it.  Or if donations were anonymous, ANYONE could play that card and I'd have no way of knowing the truth.


First of all I'll donate any way needed (directly or merchandise).    As far as the above post from Chief goes, there's an old saying we use in W. PA for such things,  "freak 'em."

Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: Donating to WNFF
« Reply #24: January 28, 2011, 11:01:42 AM »
2) Conflict of interest.  Someone donates, then becomes a huge jackass, gets banned, chews me out for banning them when they donated.  Or even if they don't, I'd still be aware of it and probably feel bad about it.  Or if donations were anonymous, ANYONE could play that card and I'd have no way of knowing the truth.

On another site I frequent, where donations are accepted, we have this simple rule in the bylines of the site.

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Donations do not guarantee participation in SGN's Leagues or Forums. If you are removed from a league or banned from the forums donations will not be returned.

I had no idea your cost was so high. I definitely feel the need to donate to the site now.