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Offline Cafe_to_go

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #15 on: Oct 18, 2012, 14:39:35 »
How do I renew again?  I lost my banner a while ago.

Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #16 on: Oct 18, 2012, 14:46:53 »
As discussed in those cleansing rains, I absolutely love this idea.

I got some help getting to Barber this year, and I love the idea of my site support going to help someone else.

I love this site. And if you were close by, Tim, I'd give you another huge hug.
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Offline Tim

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #17 on: Oct 18, 2012, 14:50:33 »
How do I renew again?  I lost my banner a while ago.

The link is in the first post, and in your Profile under Actions you should see Paid Subscriptions on the menu.  You can manage it there as well.
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Offline cyclefreak

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Re: Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #18 on: Oct 18, 2012, 15:29:17 »


I love this site. And if you were close by, Tim, I'd give you another huge hug.
Give Tim a hug? Justin you do realize that Tim is NOT someone else's wife don't you?
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Offline JustinLonghorn

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #19 on: Oct 18, 2012, 15:45:11 »
Ha!
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Offline JohnGoFast

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #20 on: Oct 18, 2012, 15:50:37 »
I've been meaning to do this for a while and Tim did add a sidecar section for us.. Signed up. Thanks Tim and everyone else that keeps this site going so well.

Offline Clutch48

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Re: Re: Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #21 on: Oct 18, 2012, 17:52:33 »
Give Tim a hug? Justin you do realize that Tim is NOT someone else's wife don't you?
great stuff jared

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Offline Ringo

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #22 on: Oct 18, 2012, 18:02:52 »
That's a really cool idea, Tim.  I like it, as long as you're not paying the hosting fees out of pocket.  ;)
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Offline Tim

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #23 on: Oct 18, 2012, 21:32:52 »
We're good for hosting fees now thankfully.  Although you guys move a LOT of data.  We're topping 600GB a month which will push us into another tier of hosting fees :)  But I look at that as good news.  It's been a long time coming (almost 6 years now) but we're on good solid hosting ground with a scalable service.  It's a Virtual Private Server which means I had to learn Linux, Apache, MySQL etc. to set up the server and keep it maintained.

We can even relocate the site to different points around the world if need be, and add load-balancing sites when we get to the point that a single server isn't big enough.
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Offline MotoMadness

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #24 on: Oct 19, 2012, 09:56:41 »
Sounds awesome.  We are glad to support DTT.

Offline VonYinzer

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #25 on: Oct 19, 2012, 10:29:55 »
LONG LIVE DTT!
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Offline djelliott

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #26 on: Oct 19, 2012, 11:43:06 »
Cool. Fixed it. I am now a supporter again.
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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #27 on: Oct 22, 2012, 11:06:15 »
I have learned a bunch thus far from the site and everyone on it. Glad to see this post so I can give back to Tim and help keep it running.
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Offline ronnie

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #28 on: Oct 22, 2012, 11:23:45 »
How is the money allocated to the different areas(getting guys to meetups, parts, site maint., etc.) are there different "accounts" for those? The reason I ask is in my mind it could be like at church(tithe, missoins, etc). You could specify general(so the site uses desgression(sp?) on where to put money), or I could say just for meetup account, or if I just want to donate money to parts or site maint. or whatever it would go to those.  Just a thought.. I know that makes things more complicated, but its an idea if/when this gets big enough to support that.

Either way it is a great idea, and I didn't realize it went to more than just site/server dues.. Awesome and thoughtful idea!
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Offline Tim

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Re: Important change to the Site Supporter program
« Reply #29 on: Nov 05, 2012, 20:20:40 »
How is the money allocated to the different areas(getting guys to meetups, parts, site maint., etc.) are there different "accounts" for those? The reason I ask is in my mind it could be like at church(tithe, missoins, etc). You could specify general(so the site uses desgression(sp?) on where to put money), or I could say just for meetup account, or if I just want to donate money to parts or site maint. or whatever it would go to those.  Just a thought.. I know that makes things more complicated, but its an idea if/when this gets big enough to support that.

Either way it is a great idea, and I didn't realize it went to more than just site/server dues.. Awesome and thoughtful idea!

Sorry, meant to respond to this a while ago.

Honestly the idea of using the Site Supporter funds for the 'greater good' was about as far as the thought process went :)  It will get complicated as you suggest trying to segment the funds and take direction from each Site Supporter on how they would like their $10 used.

I'd estimate we're talking about maybe $800-$1000 per year in funds.  So while not a trivial sum of money, it becomes much less meaningful the more it gets divided up.

In my mind the most appropriate and universally acceptable use of the money would be for charitable donations that reflect our values as a group.  No political or religious groups - think along the lines of Children's Hospitals, UNICEF, Red Cross, Cancer research etc.

As we progress and encounter situations where a particular member is in need, I'm confident all of us, myself included, will reach out and do what we can to help.  And if there's a particular initiative that there is clear and unanimous support for, we can use Site Supporter funds towards that as well.  I just want to be transparent about the use of the funds where possible, without jeopardizing the anonymity of a member we're trying to help.
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