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Announcement: GIM for the next year 2018-19

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Ensoniq

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It doesn’t feel like 100 active members to me

I agree this looks more like 30 x $100
 

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Active membership and supporting members are two different things. You may be onto something Ensoniq.
 

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Active membership and supporting members are two different things. You may be onto something Ensoniq.

I’m thinking we should have a pledge thread or maybe a blind poll so we can see where we are (either in g team or cigar room)

I’m grateful for the forum and don’t want to spend March hoping enough of our membership base stepped up

I do appreciate that Scorpio is giving us a chance. It’s no secret patience wears thin
 

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I’m thinking we should have a pledge thread or maybe a blind poll so we can see where we are (either in g team or cigar room)

I’m grateful for the forum and don’t want to spend March hoping enough of our membership base stepped up

I do appreciate that Scorpio is giving us a chance. It’s no secret patience wears thin

:beer:

Makes good sense.
 

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PM me as well. I think I have the old address.
 

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I would be willing to contribute...anonymously. Got a solution for that?

Also...$3k to host for a year seems awful expensive. Is there a cheaper solution? Surely someone else here has a suggestion.
 

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I'm in. Hope the floodgates open...
 

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I was thinking about the user population here thinking about what would be a reasonable amount per person and just noticed on the home page that there is a Total: 207 (members: 12, guests: 127, robots: 68) on this site. What are the robots?
Sign me as "confused"
 

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I’m thinking we should have a pledge thread or maybe a blind poll so we can see where we are (either in g team or cigar room)

I’m grateful for the forum and don’t want to spend March hoping enough of our membership base stepped up

I do appreciate that Scorpio is giving us a chance. It’s no secret patience wears thin

OK kids, I have a poll going now (Who wants GIM2 to survive?) in the Cigar Room so could y'all please go over there and vote? Hope I'm not upsetting any bears...

BF
 
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If the paypal address is the same, we don't need not stinking button.
 

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I will be donating the equivalent of 10 ounces of silver.

I’ve learned a lot from my years here.

I usually don’t give to anyone so you guys should feel special.
 

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I will be donating the equivalent of 10 ounces of silver.

I’ve learned a lot from my years here.

I usually don’t give to anyone so you guys should feel special.

Ok, then go over there and change yer vote.

:winks2::winks2:
 

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I will be donating the equivalent of 10 ounces of silver.

I’ve learned a lot from my years here.

I usually don’t give to anyone so you guys should feel special.
Oh just blow it out the doors and send the metal.
 

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You guys are alright. :holding hands:
 

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As most of you know, we have been without a sponsor.
A replacement has not been pursued, nor will it/they.

So, here is the plan.

Come March 1, the paypal buttons will be put back on the site.
We will have a goal of $3000 to reach in donations to cover costs for 1 full year.

Any value achieved less than that goal, will shorten the period GIM remains open. This is my notification that I will no longer be responsible for covering the monthly costs to host/operate/and maintain the site.

No, the paypal link will not be put up prior. The link will remain up until the end of March only, then removed again.

For those that choose not to use paypal, I may provide an address, but don't count on it.

Thanks to all GIM members that have supported the site to date.

On the (increasingly obvious) event that the $3k goal is acheived before the end of the month, will the button be left up or will it get yanked a la vintage GIM? Forcing those pitiful few to struggle on for the next year without the prized yellow ribbon? I presume that all ribbons will be reset as the button goes active?
 

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On the (increasingly obvious) event that the $3k goal is acheived before the end of the month, will the button be left up or will it get yanked a la vintage GIM? Forcing those pitiful few to struggle on for the next year without the prized yellow ribbon? I presume that all ribbons will be reset as the button goes active?
I am going to lose my gold star? Shucks.
 

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I'm glad the button is going to reappear because by the last time I was ready to drop some coin here, it vanished. Will be ready for it mid March.

I say that Scorpio goes to visit the indians with anything over and above collected. Have a good time on us. I know there are many others here like Hedge and search and Irons that contribute a great deal. This place wouldn't be the same without them so if Blue Tounge wants to invite them, that's cool too.
 

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Dang I missed out donating somewhere, I don't have any plus marks but I thought I donated when needed.
I'll have to "up" my contribution.

Just as an aside, I like no site sponsor. The only thing I want from "sponsors" is cheap PMs. Nothing else.
A couple of forums I am on charge vendors to list products for sale and on sale in vendor threads.
Don't know if that is feasible here or not. Or if the bear even wants to bother with that.

I have mentioned this forum to Provident several times.
 

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I have an old router and server that might help bunch of wiring harnesses also.

I got a few stacks of 1 to 4 TB HDDs laying around.
 

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Dang I missed out donating somewhere, I don't have any plus marks but I thought I donated when needed.
I'll have to "up" my contribution.

Just as an aside, I like no site sponsor. The only thing I want from "sponsors" is cheap PMs. Nothing else.
A couple of forums I am on charge vendors to list products for sale and on sale in vendor threads.
Don't know if that is feasible here or not. Or if the bear even wants to bother with that.

I have mentioned this forum to Provident several times.
Exactly! We should be able to be self supporting! We all have and are friends here and it would appear that most of us truly value being able to chill with our buds, have a few laughs and vent our frustrations. That's worth a few shekels to keep the doors open and the lights on, ain't it?
 

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Where is that Bold Precious Metals member? Or any of the other company posters on the various deal threads? Seems like one of them might step up and make a nice gesture to the community.
 

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Just need to hold on until the next economic crisis. I'm in for $20.
 

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I got's a Tandy 20 mb IDE Drive and controller card that cost me $300 back in the day.

Actually the sucker IS prolly worth something to a Tandy collector.
 

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I got's a Tandy 20 mb IDE Drive and controller card that cost me $300 back in the day.

Actually the sucker IS prolly worth something to a Tandy collector.

Load one of them Sierra games to make use of the Tandy graphics....they were much better than regular EGA.
 

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I think we put a great deal of trust in Scorpio's abilities and willingness. What would ever become of this forum without him?
 

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paypal link is now up,

please refer to post #1 for current list of donors if interested,
 
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