HOw about adding a donate using paypal button?

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HOw about adding a donate using paypal button?

I dont know if sb has a paypal account but if he did then people can donate for site maintenance and costs.

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Thanks very much for the idea, I really do appreciate everybody's willingness to help! But as I mentioned in the site move announcement, we are now on a really unique host that offers top notch performance and features at a near-budget price. So it's not breaking the bank yet. And the Adsense ads I run here also help considerably.

Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!

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If ever you do feel the squeeze from hosting this website (thank you again btw), one idea I liked from an automotive forum I used to frequent was that anytime anyone sold an item through the forum they donated 5% of the selling price to the owner of the site.  It seemed to work quite well.

The new host seems to be quite fast.

Cheers!

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   The Advice & Info  on this Forum has saved Me many $.  Pay-Pal will work for Me.

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Mr. Admin!

I'm delighted by your policy choices. But please, please do let us know if you need a few bucks to keep it running. Speaking for me alone, I'd be delighted to help. The cinema here costs a fortune, you have provided many, many hours of fun for me. Way more than the cinemas here have.

 

So I'd be delighted to put in more than a few cinema tickets worth. 

 

The numbers from my light tests are always to be found here.

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Good point! I've got many a good hour here already so I´d pitch in too. Although the cinemas here are unbelievable expensive so we only go once a year! (20-35 usd/person depending on the movie!)

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sb56637 wrote:

Thanks very much for the idea, I really do appreciate everybody's willingness to help! But as I mentioned in the site move announcement, we are now on a really unique host that offers top notch performance and features at a near-budget price. So it's not breaking the bank yet. And the Adsense ads I run here also help considerably.

Thanks so much for your thoughtfulness!

Confucius say - Never look a gift horse in the mouth - Meaning, when someone gives you a free horse, don't look in it's mouth to see if it has good teeth, just take the dammed thing and go. (It's a Texas thang).

If you did accept gifts from members, then the budget server would be paid for from members. I for one, would feel more a part of the community, if I were to put in a few bucks. It would make me feel more useful.

I know there's two sides to every story, or 3 or 4 dimensions, and I could see some people that might "do it wrong", by giving and then expecting something in return.

I am sure you have your reasons. We have ours. Maybe if the donations were taken and used to purchase lights that could be given away... It's a thought.

Some of us feel, always have, always will, that saying "thank you" is not much more than lip service and has little meaning, where a donation has more meaning, since it comes from the pocket instead of the mouth...

 

Justin

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I've gotten information, fun, advice, and much much more from this site. I'm on site two + hours a day! I like the open self regulated style of the members and the views on flashlights and other things. 

If this site needs a PayPal donation or me to over bid on a site run auction or carry BLF's water in any way I'm willing.

The new server is faster.  I really enjoy BLF and the members I find here.