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[merged donation threads] Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Valuethinker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:34 pm

Dear Bogleheads

The time to help a man or woman is when they are down. Or in the case of BH Forum, living on borrowed bandwidth and location.

Many of us found this week how much we missed this Forum. It's time to help BH get back on its feet. our money will matter more to the Forum now.

I am working on a way to give $50 to the Forum (not quite so simple transatlantic, don't get me started on paypal).

I don't wish to imply my gift is generous (it is not). But if each and every one of us gave $10....

It's hands in your pocket time, ladies and gents. Even if only $10.

I can guarantee you none of it will be wasted on pointless TV attack ads in Ohio.... ;-).

[note: multiple donation threads merged here by admin alex]

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by nisiprius » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:11 pm

Well said. I hadn't even thought about it, but you're right, and so I kicked in something.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Tom_T » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:14 pm

I've been out of the loop on this one, since I just got my power back yesterday. Did something happen with the BH forum host? Does BH need $$ to migrate to a better host? I'd be happy to contribute to the pot. Whether it is $10 or $20 or $50, that pales in comparison to the ROI I get from the advice here.

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Post by JW-Retired » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:23 pm

Good idea Valuethinker ..... I'll match your $50.

If you are old fashioned like me and do it by check the http://www.bogleheads.org/support.htm#donate instructions say:

Checks should be made out to "Gostynska Frakt, Ltd." and sent to:

Gostynska Frakt, Ltd.
100 W. Monroe St., Suite 1214
Chicago, IL 60603

Check is in the mail.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by CABob » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:26 pm

Tom_T wrote:I've been out of the loop on this one, since I just got my power back yesterday. Did something happen with the BH forum host? Does BH need $$ to migrate to a better host? I'd be happy to contribute to the pot. Whether it is $10 or $20 or $50, that pales in comparison to the ROI I get from the advice here.
That's funny in a sad sort of way. While your power was down so was the power to the BH servers. And while you were dealing with your power problems the most significant problems some of us were having were withdrawal symptoms from not having the forum. I am just beginning to recover. :D
Bob

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by VictoriaF » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:29 pm

JW Nearly Retired wrote:Good idea Valuethinker ..... I'll match your $50.

If you are old fashioned like me and do it by check the http://www.bogleheads.org/support.htm#donate instructions say:

Checks should be made out to "Gostynska Frakt, Ltd." and sent to:

Gostynska Frakt, Ltd.
100 W. Monroe St., Suite 1214
Chicago, IL 60603

Check is in the mail.
JW
In the past few years I have made some checks to Gostynska, and they have been received by Alex and applied to this site's maintenance. For me, the cost/benefit ratio of the contributions to the value I derive from this site far exceeds any other my expenditures.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by midareff » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:33 pm

$25 sent PayPal ... 8-)

and many thanks to this site for everything it has given me.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by rec7 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:41 pm

With the money could the Bogleheads move the serves away from the coasts to maybe help in the future.

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Post by Curlyq » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:47 pm

I've donated by Paypal. Thank you to all who make this site possible!

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Tom_T » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:49 pm

CABob wrote:
Tom_T wrote:I've been out of the loop on this one, since I just got my power back yesterday. Did something happen with the BH forum host? Does BH need $$ to migrate to a better host? I'd be happy to contribute to the pot. Whether it is $10 or $20 or $50, that pales in comparison to the ROI I get from the advice here.
That's funny in a sad sort of way. While your power was down so was the power to the BH servers. And while you were dealing with your power problems the most significant problems some of us were having were withdrawal symptoms from not having the forum. I am just beginning to recover. :D
For us, it was just a few days of inconvenience, not even a blip in comparison to what many of our fellow NJ residents are dealing with.

So what's a few dollars to help out this forum which has saved me $$$$ over and over? I'm in.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Taylor Larimore » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:10 pm

Valuethinker wrote:Dear Bogleheads

The time to help a man or woman is when they are down. Or in the case of BH Forum, living on borrowed bandwidth and location.

Many of us found this week how much we missed this Forum. It's time to help BH get back on its feet. our money will matter more to the Forum now.

I am working on a way to give $50 to the Forum (not quite so simple transatlantic, don't get me started on paypal).

I don't wish to imply my gift is generous (it is not). But if each and every one of us gave $10....

It's hands in your pocket time, ladies and gents. Even if only $10.

I can guarantee you none of it will be wasted on pointless TV attack ads in Ohio.... ;-).
Valuethinker:

This is a wonderful and timely idea to show appreciation to Alex Frakt and Larry Auton for giving us this forum, free of commercials and free of conflict-of-interest--and contributing their own time and expense.

Our check is in the mail.

Best wishes
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Sam I Am » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:14 pm

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by FRANK2009 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Done. I could never repay what I've learned here. Yes, I did miss the site and found myself checking to see if the site was up every few hours. Thank you Taylor and administrators for the taking the time for making this site first rate.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Lee Saage » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:25 pm

I'm in. Site makes it easy peasy to donate.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by xrw1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:45 pm

I'm in! This site has helped me so much and answered so many of my questions even though they have been already covered many times.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by wilpat » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:16 pm

Me too!! Just sent 25.00 via Paypal.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by ram » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:17 pm

I just sent my contribution by paypal.
Ram

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by femur » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:01 pm

I just chipped in over paypal.

Considering that the bogleheads have contributed so much to the well being of myself and my family, I can think of no cause more deserving of my money.

I hope others will continue to donate!

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by BTDT » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:08 pm

I agree and using Paypal
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Calm Man » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:10 pm

I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by femur » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:12 pm

Calm Man wrote:I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?
Yes. As listed in the link that was posted above: http://www.bogleheads.org/support.htm#donate


Checks should be made out to "Gostynska Frakt, Ltd." and sent to:
Gostynska Frakt, Ltd.
100 W. Monroe St., Suite 1214
Chicago, IL 60603

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by praxis » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:14 pm

I am glad to help too, and grateful for the forum.
thanks to all
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Valuethinker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:36 pm

Calm Man wrote:I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?
In my case (transatlantic paypal issues) I have found a kind soul to make a paypal donation on your side of the drink, and I shall recompense them via amazon.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by nisiprius » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:37 pm

Calm Man wrote:I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?
Just to be clear, using the link it is possible to contribute from a PayPal account if you have one, but you don't need to have one. You can also use the link to contribute using a credit card without having, creating, or using a PayPal account; PayPal merely processes the credit card transaction.

I don't know whether you regard that as getting "involved" with PayPal.

A sane person could choose not to have anything at all to do with PayPal. Still, the main PayPal evils, IMHO, have to do with having a PayPal account; in my opinion they are not only an unregulated bank, but have issued their own currency.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by LadyGeek » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:37 pm

FYI - This thread is now in the Forum Issues and Administration forum.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Calm Man » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:42 pm

nisiprius wrote:
Calm Man wrote:I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?
Just to be clear, using the link it is possible to contribute from a PayPal account if you have one, but you don't need to have one. You can also us the link to contribute using a credit card without having, creating, or using a PayPal account; PayPal merely processes the credit card transaction.

I don't know whether you regard that as getting "involved" with PayPal.

A sane person could choose not to have anything at all to do with PayPal. Still, the main PayPal evils, IMHO, have to do with having a PayPal account; in my opinion they are not only an unregulated bank, but have issued their own currency.
Thank you for the clarification. I don't object to it being a processor. I simply do not want a paypal account. After the Notre Dame game, I will look into the contribution.

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Post by VictoriaF » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:43 pm

LadyGeek wrote:FYI - This thread is now in the Forum Issues and Administration forum.
Logically, it may belong here, but it was far more visible in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. We have a couple of "welcome back" threads in this Forum Issues and Administration forum with suggestions to make donations, but these have not been even nearly as impactful as Valuethinker's thread.

If the purpose is to have as many people as possible to see this thread, I recommend moving it back.

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Post by HueyLD » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:48 pm

VictoriaF wrote:Logically, it may belong here, but it was far more visible in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum. We have a couple of "welcome back" threads in this Forum Issues and Administration forum with suggestions to make donations, but these have not been even nearly as impactful as Valuethinker's thread.

If the purpose is to have as many people as possible to see this thread, I recommend moving it back.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Valuethinker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:55 pm

Moving it back would be my preference as well.

I often don't visit this sub board for weeks. Many others may not visit it at all.

Most of us visit the investing sub board.

We need to get maximal impact when this is salient in the minds of readers, we can all see the devastation of NJ right on our TV screens.

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Post by Valuethinker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:56 pm

I think this the moment for us all to cry (in an homage to Kirk Douglas and 'Spartacus')

'No I am Alex Frakt'
'No I am Alex Frakt'
'No I am Alex Frakt'

;-).

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Post by Valuethinker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:58 pm

rec7 wrote:With the money could the Bogleheads move the serves away from the coasts to maybe help in the future.
Tornadoes ;-).

And of course, the worst recorded earthquake in US history was in the early 1800s outside of Memphis, I believe. ;-).

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Post by femur » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Valuethinker wrote:Moving it back would be my preference as well.

I often don't visit this sub board for weeks. Many others may not visit it at all.

Most of us visit the investing sub board.

We need to get maximal impact when this is salient in the minds of readers, we can all see the devastation of NJ right on our TV screens.
I also think that if were in the original forum, it would get more notice and thus more donations.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:04 pm

OK, it's back in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by femur » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:29 pm

LadyGeek wrote:OK, it's back in the Investing - Theory, News & General forum.
Thanks! :)

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Post by umfundi » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:34 pm

After all, I can always post my two cents. I made a contribution somewhat more than that!

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by AustinJohn » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:41 pm

Done. Thanks for the suggestion and all the time graciously spent.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Padlin » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:54 pm

Thanks for the heads up Valuethinker.
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Post by pjshen » Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:57 pm

Done -- great idea. Thank you all for the timely information, advice and edutainment!

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Post by bluelight » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:03 pm

Done and wish I could have done more. This site and it's contributors have been invaluable to me.

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Post by tomd37 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:31 pm

Just sent in my contribution via PayPal.

Thanks to LadyGeek for moving the original post back to this forum where I think it will get more attention and hopefully more :moneybag generous contributions. I sure did miss the site all week and never thought about how often I use it.
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Post by tfb » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:11 pm

Calm Man wrote:I do not use paypal and have no wish to get involved with it. Are there alternative mechanisms of providing support?
If people have problems with PayPal (I never had any), did Alex consider adding Amazon Payments as an alternative? The pricing is identical to PayPal's. I use both Amazon Payments and PayPal when I sell my ebook. About half choose Amazon Payments and half choose PayPal.

https://payments.amazon.com/
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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Rager1 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:51 pm

Thanks for the reminder. My check is in the mail.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Jazzman » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:58 pm

My check is in the mail.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by mickens16 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:37 pm

I had no problem with paypal. It took all of 2 minutes.

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Post by fx24 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:14 pm

Im in

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Post by norookie » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:30 pm

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by More Please » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:54 pm

Zee check is in zee mail. Thanks for all you do.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by NAVigator » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:06 pm

The absence of the forum for a few days made me realize how valuable it is. PayPal makes it easy to contribute. Thanks for everything.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by Sheepdog » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:16 pm

Already sent $50 in early September. I send something each year for the last 3, I think, maybe more,...it is on my calendar to do so. I use PayPal with a credit card.
Thanks again.

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Re: Dear Bogleheads - time to pony up

Post by sage_joch » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:29 pm

Money well spent. :D

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