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I’ve always been wary of donating to a message board that I thought I’d be booted from at any given moment, and where I was hated by most members (bed made, and uncomfortably slept on). 

But Jim Alfredson always showed me friendship, and welcomed me, even in my worst of days. Many apologies for not donating earlier. 

Though, respectfully, even though I just earned the honor, could we shitcan the ‘donor’ tag? There are other very respected members that have not, or cannot, donate. It just seems belittling, IMO.  

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23 minutes ago, Scott Dolan said:

 There are other very respected members that have not, or cannot, donate...

Possibly, but another side of that coin is that a contributor/donor/sponsor/patron/sucker/etc. has the option to donate anonymously, in name and/or amount.

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7 minutes ago, JSngry said:

Possibly, but another side of that coin is that a contributor/donor/sponsor/patron/sucker/etc. has the option to donate anonymously, in name and/or amount.

*smacks head* I coulda had a V8!

Fair rebuttal. But it still strikes me as a Scarlet Letter, nonetheless. 

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AFAIK, an anonymous donation is indeed anonymous in the "Latest Donation" panel, but the donor's posts still get labeled underneath the avatar as "$ Donor".

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1 minute ago, T.D. said:

AFAIK, an anonymous donation is indeed anonymous in the "Latest Donation" panel, but the donor's posts still get labeled underneath the avatar as "$ Donor".

OK, that’s what I was thinking, too. 

poundsignthetagmustgo! 

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There is no minimum donation, btw. so that little $ Donor thing could mean anything.

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And what does it mean if you don’t have that little $ Donor thing under your name? 

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The reality is, it takes money to run this place.  All of us here love music, which means we pay for it in one way or another.  Forego buying a CD or two, and put that money here instead.  Jim A. doesn't give it a hard sell, but if you love this place, put some skin in the game.

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I donated today. ;)

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13 hours ago, Scott Dolan said:

And what does it mean if you don’t have that little $ Donor thing under your name? 

I'd say set up a poll and find out how people interpret that.

But the reality is that no one can draw any conclusion because you can donate off-line and it won't show.

The only thing I'd change about the board-centric donate system is to eliminate the amount donated.  No need for that info. We're all in this together, right?

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We certainly are. That’s why I wouldn’t want anyone thinking they are an outsider. 

Perhaps it’s just me. 

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Does it really matter whether you're listed as a donor or not as the point is to keep this Board going. 

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Truthfully, I hadn't even noticed that little donor thingy until it was pointed out here. It's not where my eye goes, ever.

Well, now it is, now that it's been pointed out. But...just sayin' my eye is on the posts and maybe an avatar for a few times if it's new.

If your words are on the page, you're in. You can't buy anything, no special posting privileges or anything like that. The only outsiders are ones who don't post. Otherwise, it's life as per BAU - you go into a room and there you are. Take it from there.

For the record, only Jim A. can change that setting, so...

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Mailed a check to Jim today.

I never look at the donor icon either. But since others have brought it up, it seems odd that if you contribute by check, the icon isn't placed under your name. Hope that doesn't make me look like a deadbeat who posts but never contributes.

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2 hours ago, paul secor said:

Mailed a check to Jim today.

I never look at the donor icon either. But since others have brought it up, it seems odd that if you contribute by check, the icon isn't placed under your name. Hope that doesn't make me look like a deadbeat who posts but never contributes.

I think it’s the money that matters.  I always start with the “Show Unread Content” page, so I never even see that donor stuff.

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If anyone's using the PayPal link for the first time, don't type a $-sign onto the indicated line on the Organissimo page--just a numeral, including a decimal point followed by zeroes. I kept getting error messages until I figured that out.

 

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