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s_long
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 5:41 pm  Reply with quote
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It's been a little over 4 years since our beloved founder Doug passed away - I can't believe its actually been that long. It gives me great satisfaction to maintain this site in his honor. He was a great friend and mentor.

While I was able to take over the site and domain from Doug's family, I also inherited the associated costs and have been paying for the hosting out of pocket and donating technical support for the last few years.
A few long-standing members have suggested that I set up a donation page to help cover those costs - so that is the purpose of this post.

The hosting runs about $25/mo. - and while I realize this isn't the "cheapest" hosting we can find, we've had the site hosted with the same company since 2004, and it has served us well over the last 15 years.

Yes, that's right, we loaded up the forum for the first time on June 2nd, 2004 - 15 years ago!

Funds received beyond the hosting fees will help me allocate more time to the site, keeping things secure, registering new users more quickly, etc.

Doug and I discussed early on whether we wanted to host advertisements on the site - and we generally agreed to avoid doing that if we could - so I have tried to honor that instinct, and I think its nice to not have that distraction.

If anyone has a mind to help I would very much appreciate anything you care to contribute.

And a big thank you to everyone for making the 16ga site what feels like one of the last civil communities on the internet!

Thanks,

Smith L.

http://16ga.com/donations.html

- or the direct Paypal donation link:
https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=W99KYAABEL8F8&source=url
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16'er
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:07 pm  Reply with quote
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$25 donation sent via PayPal. Hope that helps, thanks for keeping this great forum up and running. Your efforts are truly appreciated!
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MSM2019
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:16 pm  Reply with quote



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Done. Thank You.

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skeettx
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 6:23 pm  Reply with quote
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Me also Smile

$25 donation sent via PayPal. Hope that helps, thanks for keeping this great forum up and running. Your efforts are truly appreciated!

Thanks for all you do!!

Mike

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Chukar60
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:01 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 31 Jan 2019
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I donít do paypal. Is there another way I can contribute?
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s_long
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:10 pm  Reply with quote
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@Chukar60 - do you use other online payment services? Credit card or some other system? If not maybe via check?
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WyoChukar
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:14 pm  Reply with quote



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Done. Glad to help.

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Chicago
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 8:55 pm  Reply with quote
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Donation made and you should do this again when the piggy bank is empty. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Good Hunting,
Mike
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Beagleman
PostPosted: Mon May 20, 2019 10:16 pm  Reply with quote



Joined: 04 Oct 2015
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$ sent. Hope it helps. Nice place to visit and stay awhile.

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putz463
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:57 am  Reply with quote
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Thanks for your stewardship and now giving members a chance to have a dog in the fight, IMO, long overdue, I'm not fan of free stuff, especially stuff so valuable. MORE SO, thanks for not allowing advertising and the like! Popup's like those on GB are nauseating, many thanks for keeping this clean.

Can short term proceeds of this member funding be used to rekindle the storefront and "profits" from the merchandise be reinvested in the site? OR is managing inventory too much of a chore? Yes, a chore... is a valid answer here.

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wahoo
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:11 am  Reply with quote



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Iím in. Thx for making it easy and thx for your loyalty to this site Mr Long.

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Gordon Disharoon
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:51 am  Reply with quote
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Do you have an address I can send a check to?

Regards. Gordon

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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:31 am  Reply with quote
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Glad to help out! I just sent $25 via PayPal.
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TripleH
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 5:42 am  Reply with quote



Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Done and glad to help, have learned more here in the past few years than I can likely every pay back.
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fn16ga
PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 6:23 am  Reply with quote
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I did the easy part , S Long thanks for all your hard work.

By the way didn't need a Pay Pal account , just click on the first link and chose donate with Credit Card , easy .
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