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absolutewrite
01-08-2005, 09:51 PM
By the way, I don't think I ever mentioned the specific people who contributed to keep this board active without the pop-ups. Besides me, of course, many people pitched in to renew our Gold community. Thank you to:

euanharvey
writingagain
macalstone
batyler65
selenia692
srhowen
arrowqueen
vstrauss
allion
hollyb
annemarble
ncq13
pthom
elonnat
asianjournals
rtilryarms
valuable
cindy4110

Big hugs to all of you.

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 07:05 AM
Thank you to those who've contributed towards our new forums:

(Now in alphabetical order!)

aadams73
Aconite
aka eraser
All Journey
allenparker
allion
Alphabeter
A.M. Wildman
AmyBA
AncientEagle
angel2blue
Anya Smith
arrowqueen
AspireHigher
AW_amy
bdhs
Betty W101
BiggerBoat
Bird of Prey
Birol
BookCoverDesigner
brinkett
Cabria
CACTUSWENDY
Carrie in PA
Cathy C
cattywampus
Chaoc
changling
Charlotte M. Leslie
ChunkyC
clock_work9
Compton
ColoradoGuy
CurtisCandy
cstring28
cwfgal
Dawno
Debbie
DebbieOhi
dee3
Diana Hignutt
Doc
eighter
eldragon
Elincoln
FeatureWriter
Fictionalizer
finch
firehorse
Foinah
Georgiana
Good Word
Grumpier2
Hermit
HSJRivers
hspinelli
Iggmoe
IndigoBlack
Insomnicole
JAlpha
JanaLanier
JenniferDZ
Jenny
JerseyGirl1962
JIMBOS
John Ravenscroft
jst5150
Kate Nepveu
Kate StAmour
KellyS.
Ken Schneider
Kimmi57
kjh7073
Lady of Prose
LaBell
Lane02
Leyla
LiamJackson
Lingua Pura
lizziepants
lucyishome
MacAllister
maestrowork
Maryn
McGill
MDavis
Medievalist
MeowGirl
miles111
Misschelei
mistri
mkcbunny
mobiledeelight
mommie4a
Moondancer
mreddin
Nann
Nateskate
NCRomanceWriter
Nexusman
NotTooLate
Ol' Fashioned Girl
OneTeamOneDream
orraloon
Patricia
PeeDee
peg
Perks
poetinahat
poppyhullings
ProsperitySue
Pthom
Rane
Rashenbo
Research Guy
rhymegirl
Rich
Richard
robeiae
Roger J Carlson
Rose colored glasses
RoseReifsnyder
Royale With Cheese
rtilryarms
ritinrider
RustyVanReeves
sandymae2000
sassandgroove
Saundra Mitchell
scarlet
scfirenice
Schoolmarm
SeanDSchaffer
sellthepharm
September skies
Shiny_Penguin
Shwebb
Silver King
spacejock2
spookywriter
SRHowen
starr
SueB
Sven the Viking
Terra_Aeterna
the1dsquared
TheWriteTaylor
thistle
threedogpeople
Unique
Vanessa
veinglory
VGrossack
victoriastrauss
Whispering Bard
WordSoup
XThe NavigatorX
Zoe King


:Hail:We appreciate you! (I was especially touched that the first person who contributed hasn't even posted here yet!)

(PLEASE, if you've contributed and your name isn't here, PM me and I'll be glad to add it!)

Kate Nepveu
02-14-2005, 07:08 AM
Query: are the available subscriptions different in any way but price? I wasn't sure if it was a glitch.

[Currently both the $10 and $5 are for 90 days and say,

Voluntary Subscription
We appreciate your help in keeping this board running! (Those who donate to this forum also receive special features available only to "Super Members" and "Benefactor Members.") ]

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 07:19 AM
Hi Kate,

Right, they're the same. I just wanted to give two options-- there wasn't a way for me to leave the amount unspecified so people could donate whatever they wanted. I figured most people would either donate $5 or $10, so that's what I set it for.

Cate
02-14-2005, 07:22 AM
Thank you all for the generous gift!
Cate

sthrnwriter
02-14-2005, 09:40 AM
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. :Hail:

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 09:45 AM
P.S. As someone asked me earlier, there is another way to donate if you don't like those amounts. You can just use the address paypal@absolutewrite.com to send any amount you like-- just specify in the comments field that it's a donation toward the forum and let me know your username. Any amount is more than welcome and will get you into the cool kids' club (a.k.a. Benefactor Members). THANKS!

MacAllister
02-14-2005, 09:50 AM
Ack...you aren't set up to take mastercard. :-)

Off to set up a paypal account. Back shortly.

reph
02-14-2005, 09:53 AM
About how much does it cost, total, to stay free of popups and whatever other curses are visited on nonpaying boards? I'm trying to get at what each person's fair share would be.

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 10:06 AM
Don't know what the norm is. The reason we left ezBoard is that it was costing about $700 a year for us to continue there, based on traffic.

The new board cost me $295 in total (cost of the board license plus installation), and I don't know yet how much it'll increase our monthly hosting fees (because of the extra bandwidth and space on our server). Our hosting fees were more than $200 a month on Absolute Write's main site, but we also switched to a cheaper hosting company when we decided to add the boards to our server, knowing that we couldn't afford to pay even more than that. I'm also going to work on finding a low-cost chat option next week.

I'm not expecting everyone to chip in-- I know it's a lot more "do-able" for some people than for others, and I'll love you all the same no matter what. :LilLove: But it definitely does help me to have people contribute.

sthrnwriter
02-14-2005, 10:23 AM
Sadly right now I don't have any money to donate but I'm making a promise here. The first story I get published at a paying market (which may be next month if i'm lucky) I'll donate it here to the forums.

maestrowork
02-14-2005, 10:26 AM
Done. And I will donate more tomorrow.

Just love this board so much.

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 11:13 AM
I still can't believe you made it to 100 posts before me, Ray. I feel like I've been posting constantly. You truly are the posting master.:Trophy:

South, best of luck with that story! But if the time comes and you feel more like going out for a victory dinner with the money, I will not be mad. :D

triceretops
02-14-2005, 11:19 AM
This is a truly fabulous place and I'm honored to be in such esteemed company.
Why...the colors alone...it's a veritable fruit salad...the board is brighter and easier to read...the options much more expansive. I just came back from walking the halls of the old place, my heel clicks echoing in the corridors. Memories...looks like there's some transients that want to take over the ole' joint. Chased them down but they're very elusive...ghosts....ghosts...that's what it was...doppelgangers in the ole' dump...memories...memories...good bye ole' girl, you did us proud...memories....memories. Sniff...gulp.

Tri

P.S. tried to steal the ole' speckcheck machine but it was anchored to the foundation!

Birol
02-14-2005, 11:28 AM
Dang! I'll go back with you, Trike. We can take a pair of bolt cutters and a crowbar with us.

triceretops
02-14-2005, 12:19 PM
That's the spirit, Byrol! I think two of us can person-handle that dang thing! But you know what...like in Escape from New York, they got "craisies" in there.
A Star Trek fan is taking over the place. But Reph is over there acting as security guard...watching...waiting.
Tri

sthrnwriter
02-14-2005, 12:42 PM
Nah...help keeping these forums up and running is more important than some silly victory dinner. Besides, I doubt I'll get paid enough for it to have a decent victory dinner. So why not put the money to something more important.

maestrowork
02-14-2005, 01:39 PM
What can I say, Jenna? I type really fast.

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 01:44 PM
Just posted this in the Changes board, but will add it here, too. http://www.iespell.com/ is a free spell check program for Internet Explorer users that's meant to work on all bulletin boards, chat rooms, etc. Try it and let me know what you think.

Ray, I'm finally beating you. Catch me if you can!

(Nanny, nanny, boo, boo.)

maestrowork
02-14-2005, 01:46 PM
I will, Jenna... one of these days you're going to go write something. You know, like a writer should.... and this slacker bum will catch up reeeeel fast. Faster than lightning. Faster than bullet... faster than fast.

Just you wait.

Nobody beats the Lord of the Posts.

JennaGlatzer
02-14-2005, 01:55 PM
:roll:

Man, if I were still the title-master, you'd have just earned yourself a new one.

Fine. I'm off to write. But I'll be back. Back, I tell you, and posting more than ever! Ever, you hear? Take that! Mwahahahaha!

Good Word
02-14-2005, 03:34 PM
I'm just posting this to increase my post count.

Why pretend?

Betty W01
02-14-2005, 08:00 PM
as soon as DH goes back to work from lunch, I'll stroll over to Paypal and send a few bucks. I'm a sucker for cliques...

SRHowen
02-14-2005, 09:22 PM
Jenna,

Just to let you know--iespell does not work here. I have it--and the colors on this board are horrible for my issues--but that's beside the point, if you have iespell and you do the right click, check spelling, it acts like it is going to do something, but then you get the pop-up box that says the check is complete--with no errors found.

I can manually find most of my own errors these days, darker backgrounds help me a lot, but I can't just post and run. Oh well. I'm not complaining--I like this place and unless thrown out, I'll be here. LOL

For now I am cutting and pasting. Maybe a good thing--makes me think about what I am saying.

Shawn (once I pay bills today, I will see what I can coontribute)

biotales
02-14-2005, 10:30 PM
By the way, I don't think I ever mentioned the specific people who contributed to keep this board active without the pop-ups. Besides me, of course, many people pitched in to renew our Gold community. Thank you to:

euanharvey
writingagain
macalstone
batyler65
selenia692
srhowen
arrowqueen
vstrauss
allion
hollyb
annemarble
ncq13
pthom
elonnat
asianjournals
rtilryarms
valuable
cindy4110

Big hugs to all of you.


Jenna, I need to ask this... I paid at the other board and I certainly will pay at this one... but there was sometime left over at the other place... does that transfer over or what... I paid for a year.... I had quite a few days Left I know... please message me... with a address and I will put somehting in the mail to ya...

CaoPaux
02-14-2005, 10:46 PM
Heh, keep this up and you may just guilt me into contributing. In the meantime, much thanks to those who have! :Thumbs:

Liam Jackson
02-14-2005, 10:52 PM
Bhwwawawa!!

MacAllister
02-14-2005, 11:23 PM
!?! Nice sig, Lisa...:Wha:

errr.....is this all because I kicked your butt in our last writing challenge?

SRHowen
02-15-2005, 02:16 AM
I just put in from paypal--it will come through under my hubby's name, but I am sure you will recognize the last name. What's the difference between the $5 or $10 and the $20, other than the market listing thingy?

Bio--On the other board--a year? Are you sure you aren't referring to EZ supporter?

Shawn

Kate Nepveu
02-15-2005, 05:31 AM
I just wanted to give two options-- there wasn't a way for me to leave the amount unspecified so people could donate whatever they wanted. I figured most people would either donate $5 or $10, so that's what I set it for.
Okay, thanks for the information.

rtilryarms
02-15-2005, 07:06 AM
Hmmm,

How does this work. Are you saying we need a paypal account?

Gosh I think I have one, I keep ebay in business. Just have to remember how to work it.

I'm in

SRHowen
02-15-2005, 07:34 AM
Once you get to paypal you have the option of using a credit card--you have type in the little letters to prevent bots from using it--I can't do that can't tell the letters in that weird whatchacallit. But I have paypal.

Shawn

JennaGlatzer
02-15-2005, 11:24 AM
Yep, unfortunately, I think you're talking about ezSupporter. When you pay for that, it eliminates the pop-up ads and other such ugliness for you whenever you visit an ezBoard. It doesn't actually go towards the particular board you're visiting, though. We were able to pay up through about Feb. 20th on the old board, then that board was going to be full of pop-ups, pop-unders, nasty stuff. Was too expensive to renew, so we're over here on our own server now.

JennaGlatzer
02-15-2005, 11:28 AM
We gladly take checks/money orders, if you don't like online payments.

Absolute Write
P.O. Box 93273
Rochester, NY 14692

Again, just please make sure to write your board username (so I know to credit you with a Benefactor membership) and note that it's a donation towards the forums.

Thanks! I'm so happy that so many of you have contributed. It really helps-- and makes me feel great to know that the Water Cooler means that much to you. :kiss:

biotales
02-15-2005, 04:48 PM
Thanks for the info... I just assumed the money was for the site not ezboard... my mistake...
thanks for the address I will have something in the mail to you soon....

JenNipps
02-15-2005, 06:58 PM
Thanks for the address, Jenna. :)

I'll put something to you in the mail by the end of next week at the latest.

CACTUSWENDY
02-15-2005, 09:48 PM
I also paid ... like 2 days before the move.....did you get to take it with you?....

Let me know.....i will kick someones' butt if they took it and screwed you....(is it ok to say screwed in here?)....:Ssh:

I Love you guys.....................~~~~~~~~Wendy~~~~~~~~
:Jump:

ChunkyC
02-15-2005, 10:28 PM
checks/money orders, if you don't like online payments
Perfect! In US funds, of course. A little something will be on the way as soon as my tax refund comes in. Should be here in a couple of weeks.

miles111
02-15-2005, 10:34 PM
Thanks for posting your address, I'd prefer to send a check. I'll get one off in a few days.

I don't care for the subscription model. I'd rather make donations on my own time table. The "Gold Level" and Platinum Level" used by some sites is a major turn off, imo.

Your new board is beautiful. Brighter, easier on the eyes.

JennaGlatzer
02-17-2005, 02:16 PM
>>I'd rather make donations on my own time table.

Totally agree with you. The "subscription" form made me put in certain pre-defined values (payment increments, # of days for the subscription, etc.), but it really doesn't mean anything. Anyone who donates any amount gets the same benefits (except those who opt for the Premium Edition + donation).

Those benefits are--

You get to have 50 saved messages in your private message box instead of 25
You get to have a custom title and avatar immediately instead of waiting until you have 50 posts behind you
You can post events on the calendar
You get message tracking in your PMs, though I don't yet understand what that means :cool:
Still trying to see if I can offer other benefits, too.

John Ravenscroft
02-17-2005, 02:42 PM
You can post events on the calendar

That's useful.

Would it be OK if I posted the closing date of the latest Cadenza Short Story Competition there, Jenna?

JennaGlatzer
02-17-2005, 03:25 PM
Feel free to post anything of interest to writers.

Dawno
02-18-2005, 09:22 AM
>>I'd rather make donations on my own time table.

Totally agree with you. The "subscription" form made me put in certain pre-defined values (payment increments, # of days for the subscription, etc.), but it really doesn't mean anything. Anyone who donates any amount gets the same benefits (except those who opt for the Premium Edition + donation).

Those benefits are--

You get to have 50 saved messages in your private message box instead of 25
You get to have a custom title and avatar immediately instead of waiting until you have 50 posts behind you
You can post events on the calendar
You get message tracking in your PMs, though I don't yet understand what that means :cool:
Still trying to see if I can offer other benefits, too.

I kind of like the benefactor title, but if I wanted a custom one, how would I request it?

oops sorry, one more question -- does the subscription function remind one that their 90 days is up?

SRHowen
02-19-2005, 08:36 AM
Question, my own EZ board is good for another 11 months, but this one does have some good features--how much control do you have over backgrounds and such. I set up a custom area for each writer in my group, their own colors and wallpapers and such--can you do that here? Private forums?

Shawn

Renee
02-20-2005, 01:49 AM
Hey thanks Jenna for the information on making a donation without using Paypal. Expect something from me soon! AW rocks!

bikrpreacher
02-20-2005, 02:20 AM
I'll send a check soon too.

Renee, just saw your website, very nice! You are talented and I know you will go far!

Compton
02-21-2005, 12:07 PM
For my current (drunken) belief in Karma

Moondancer
02-21-2005, 05:10 PM
About how much does it cost, total, to stay free of popups and whatever other curses are visited on nonpaying boards? I'm trying to get at what each person's fair share would be.

There should be no popups whatsoever on this site unless specified by Jenna heself (ie. sell ad space, popup polls or surverys, etc)... this space is hers to use as she will barring bandwidth overages and any extra services she might require that aren't included in her service.

Moondancer
02-21-2005, 05:27 PM
You get to have 50 saved messages in your private message box instead of 25
You get to have a custom title and avatar immediately instead of waiting until you have 50 posts behind you

You can post events on the calendar

You get message tracking in your PMs, though I don't yet understand what that means :cool: This helps the sender of a PM know that a PM has been read or not. Also you can ask for email notifications when a reply has been sent. Incidentally, this is time you'll get a popup. If you are on the board when a PM comes through, you may see a popup notifying you of the event.

Still trying to see if I can offer other benefits, too.
There are 'hacks' for stores and other features that can be added. I don't believe this board or any other I know of has those in the modules by default but they aren't that hard to add if you want. Stores take what is called forum $$ to purchase extra features on your memberships such as different color Username font, change username, adding a glow, and so forth... plus you can add any services you want to add that you might think will benefit the board.

You can also install a php chat as a module. I'm not very fond of php chats myself but perhaps they have improved somewhat since last year. I thought they were clunky and slow to refresh but some people don't mind them at all.

Basically, as long as you have the webspace and bandwidth you can do just anything you want with this site... within your terms of service for the hosting, of course.

Moondancer
02-21-2005, 05:29 PM
Hmmm,

How does this work. Are you saying we need a paypal account?

Gosh I think I have one, I keep ebay in business. Just have to remember how to work it.

I'm in

Paypal used to be set up to require an account but you don't have to have an account anymore.

Betty W01
02-22-2005, 09:48 PM
I'm a cool kid now!!

Renee
02-23-2005, 02:36 AM
I'll send a check soon too.

Renee, just saw your website, very nice! You are talented and I know you will go far!

Thank you Christine. Do you have a website I could venture in to? Thanks for the comment you've made my day!

rtilryarms
02-23-2005, 06:14 AM
Thanks for the help

SRHowen
02-26-2005, 10:41 PM
Anyone know what the little green rectangle is under our post count? Not the green dot that says you are signed in to AW. I notice a few people have more than one.

Shawn

SRHowen
02-26-2005, 10:43 PM
And, LOL how do you find out how many rep points someone has? (I know where to find mine)

Shawn

Betty W01
02-26-2005, 10:55 PM
Shawn, the green squares are rep point thingies and I'm pretty sure only Ray has more than one of them (he has apparently been bribing someone - possibly many someones <ducking, running>).

Only Admin (Jenna and CC, on this board) can see how many points anyone else has. The rest of us, even supermods, can only see our own point total. Anyone can pass their cursor over someone else's green square to see what their general standing is, and on the member list, if you sort by rep, you can see who's at the top and so on.
(Me, I'm only 17 points from being spectacular :banana: !)

triceretops
02-26-2005, 11:45 PM
Distinguished = 0--50

Well respected = 50--100

Spectacular Aura = 100--150

Is that about how it works? Betty, you be cookin' then! And one to grow on...

Triceratops

JennaGlatzer
03-02-2005, 12:04 AM
The current rep levels are...

User is infamous around these parts -9999
User isn't playing nicely with others -30
User has shown some questionable behavior -10
User is an unknown quantity at this point 0
User is on a distinguished road 10
User is well-respected 50
User has a spectacular aura 80
User is a shiny, shiny jewel 125
User is a glorious beacon of light 175
User is a splendid one to behold 250
User has earned our admiration 300
User should run for President 400
User has a golden reputation 500
(http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/admincp/adminreputation.php?do=edit&reputationlevelid=13)

rtilryarms
03-23-2005, 11:14 PM
How are the funds holding up?

SRHowen
03-24-2005, 01:58 AM
are the ads at the top new?

JennaGlatzer
03-29-2005, 01:41 AM
Hiya! We're covering the expenses, which is great! Yes, my partner (Bob) added the Google ads. It does bring in a little extra revenue (we get a few cents when people click on the links). Hope no one minds.

We're now getting 1.5 million page views per month (not just on the forums, but on the main absolutewrite.com site, too), so our hosting bills do get kind of crazy. But our benefactors make a HUGE difference!

Poppy
03-29-2005, 01:51 AM
I've been making it a point to click 3 or 4 ads per day. I don't "buy" whatever the site's selling, I just click the ad, see where it takes me, then come back here. It only takes a minute or two and it just "makes good sense." ;)

Dawno
03-29-2005, 07:28 AM
The current rep levels are...

User is infamous around these parts -9999
User isn't playing nicely with others -30
User has shown some questionable behavior -10
User is an unknown quantity at this point 0
User is on a distinguished road 10
User is well-respected 50
User has a spectacular aura 80
User is a shiny, shiny jewel 125
User is a glorious beacon of light 175
User is a splendid one to behold 250
User has earned our admiration 300
User should run for President 400
User has a golden reputation 500
(http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/admincp/adminreputation.php?do=edit&reputationlevelid=13)

Awww, and here I was getting excited about being so close to 75! :cry:

JennaGlatzer
03-30-2005, 11:10 AM
Hey guys! I made the list of benefactors alphabetical now so it'll be easier for me to keep track. Did I leave anyone out? Please let me know!

Poppy
03-30-2005, 04:37 PM
Benefactor, eh? That's not anything like Fear Factor, is it? :gone:

SueB
03-31-2005, 02:55 AM
Benefactor, eh? That's not anything like Fear Factor, is it? :gone:


Jenna,
I'm over at Paypal and trying to contribute, but they don't accept this address:
http://www.absolutewrite.com
Am I using the wrong adress for my contribution?
Thanks,
SueB

Poppy
03-31-2005, 03:02 AM
Sue, try using paypal@absolutewrite.com and see if that works. :)

Uncarved
03-31-2005, 03:31 AM
Benefactor, eh? That's not anything like Fear Factor, is it? :gone:

Better that than like Benefiber :)

Poppy
03-31-2005, 03:57 AM
Better that than like Benefiber :)

:roll:

Dawno
03-31-2005, 04:19 AM
Jenna,

:Hug2:

Thank you, you're such a sweetheart!

Dawno

Alphabeter
03-31-2005, 05:06 PM
While the MO is in the mail Jenna (its small but sincere), I would like to add that if I win AW Idol, get accepted by an agent leading to a publisher, and get a nice advance, I hereby promise to donate $500 to keep AW's forum going.

That should last about a month right Jenna?

Of course should I not win AW Idol, but still get agent=>publisher and a nice advance, I promise to do the same thing.

You'll take 8% net of a dollar too Jenna? :ROFL:

Ken Schneider
04-18-2005, 05:07 AM
I'll send another donation next month.

I love the site, people, and informative boards.

And all the girls a purty!

JennaGlatzer
06-11-2005, 11:57 PM
Hey! Just a quick note-- for those who donated by PayPal, please don't be disturbed if you get a rather terse note at the end of the "subscription period." I hear it says something like, "Renew or you'll lose your access!" That's another one of those automatic things that I definitely didn't write, and I'm searching for the language in my admin panel so I can rewrite it. Sorry about that.

Chang, the men here ain't so bad-lookin' either... ;)

reph
06-12-2005, 02:01 AM
Hey! Just a quick note-- for those who donated by PayPal, please don't be disturbed if you get a rather terse note at the end of the "subscription period." I hear it says something like, "Renew or you'll lose your access!"
That reminds me, don't reply to just anything that says it comes from PayPal, or from your ISP, or from a bank. Phishing schemes...

I've received e-mails demanding passwords and such for PayPal and eBay, even though I don't have an account at either place.

JennaGlatzer
07-10-2005, 07:29 AM
I added more people today and I think I'm up to date (let me know, please, if I left you off the list!).

And a reminder: If you contribute by mail, please include your username here and/or your e-mail address so I can thank you and give you "benefactor" status. Thanks!

WriteRead
07-14-2005, 10:43 PM
I lllllllllove this site!!!!! I frequented a few of such critters, but THIS IS THE BEST BY FAR, and I'm not goin' overboard one iota, okay?

There just isn't a thread from which I don't learn something new and useful in every writing concerning field and beyond and for this I am soooooo grateful!

At first I thought not to "declare" my donation, but then the reason for doing so dawned on me clearly: let others know and then, they'll see the light and copycat, he-he!...

So there!

Jena, you childed a wonder! Thank you!

Love, Always and All Ways!

Visit http://danskies.blogspot.com (http://danskies.blogspot.com/) , my, and mine only, blog! About what? About everything under the Sun, which happened to catch my attention, but mainly, oh, well, you'll see for yourselves.

Dan

rtilryarms
07-15-2005, 05:29 PM
There just isn't a thread from which I don't learn something

So you skip my threads?

WriteRead
07-15-2005, 10:04 PM
How could I, Mike? To skip them, means that they're worthless, but to know that, one has to read them, so... Aha, I gotcha! http://absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon12.gif

Dan

rtilryarms
07-15-2005, 10:18 PM
touché

Ray Dillon
09-11-2005, 10:04 PM
Wow. Thanks, everyone! The boards are great! :Clap:

JennaGlatzer
12-29-2005, 03:50 PM
Sorry it's been a while since I updated our list of benefactors! I just updated it-- again, if I accidentally left anyone off, please let me know!

I'd particularly like to thank Sven the Viking for donating that large bushel of mead and herrings.

Mmmm... mead...

Seriously, thank you all so much for helpin'!

OH, and I just added some extras for the current benefactors: larger avatars (100 by 100 pixels max) and a PM capacity of 75 messages. Please let me know if this didn't work for anyone-- there's a setting I'm not sure if I need to tweak.

P.S. Mods, I gave you bigger avatar space, too. (Yes, this DOES mean we can now drool over larger pictures of Sara!) :)

JennaGlatzer
12-29-2005, 08:27 PM
Yup. I messed up somehow. Was afraid of that. I was in the process of extending all the benefactor memberships that had expired, and some of the mods lost their mod-powers... apparently, when I did that, it changed their main usergroup to "benefactor" instead of "moderator." This could also happen with the "Absolute Sage" group. Please let me know if there's any wonkiness or anything else I've managed to mess up. ;)

DanielDives
05-15-2006, 10:47 AM
Hi Jenna,

Why on Earth use PayPal?

Quoting from a Reuters News article (2004):

"PayPal is not a credit-card company and is not required by law to provide "chargebacks" to consumers should a transaction go wrong, a Spitzer [New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer] aide said, but the company's customer service agreement had led consumers to believe they enjoyed such protection. ... PayPal agreed to change its user agreement to more clearly describe consumer rights, and will pay New York $150,000 in penalties and investigation costs, Spitzer's office said."

And again in an AP story (2004):

"The nation's largest online payment service, PayPal, is paying New York $150,000 in penalties after misrepresenting to consumers its policy on repayment when merchandise doesn't arrive, the state attorney general said Monday. ... PayPal, which has 40 million customers worldwide, had specifically stated that it provided the same rights and protections of a traditional credit card transaction, said Attorney General Eliot Spitzer. But consumers were often denied those rights, he said."

PayPal says they will honor claims only filed within 30 days. I know my credit card has a 1 year policy for chargebacks and 90 days for billing disputes. So you still don't get equivalent consumer protection when using PayPal.



March 2006

note: they keep changing their ToS so be sure to check regulalry

THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE TERMS ON WHICH PAYPAL OFFERS YOU ACCESS TO OUR SERVICES.

This User Agreement ("Agreement") is a contract between you and PayPal, Inc. and applies to your use of the PayPal™ payment service and any related products and services available through www.paypal.com (collectively the "Service"). If you do not agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Agreement, please do not use or access our Services.

You must read, agree with, and accept all of the terms and conditions contained in this Agreement and the Privacy Policy, which include those terms and conditions expressly set out below and those incorporated by reference, before you may become a member of PayPal. We strongly recommend that, as you read this Agreement, you also access and read the information contained in the other pages and websites referred to in this document, as they may contain further terms and conditions that apply to you as a PayPal user. Please note: underlined words and phrases are links to these pages and websites. By accepting this Agreement, you also agree that your use of other PayPal websites and Services will be governed by the terms and conditions posted on those websites.

For additional information about the Service and how it works, please also consult the PayPal Help Center.

We may amend this Agreement at any time by posting the amended terms on our site. Except as stated below, all amended terms shall be effective 30 days after they are initially posted on our site. Upcoming changes will be posted on the "Policy Updates" page, accessible from "Policy Updates" link on the Account Overview page once you have logged in. In addition, you can set your Preferences to receive email notification of all policy updates. You may review the current Agreement prior to initiating a transaction at any time at our User Agreement page.

In this Agreement, "you" or "your" means any person or entity using the Service ("Users"). Unless otherwise stated, "PayPal," "we" or "our" will refer collectively to PayPal, Inc. and its subsidiaries including PayPal Asset Management Inc. Unless otherwise specified, all references to a "bank" in this Agreement include savings associations and credit unions, and all references to a "credit card" include Visa- and MasterCard-branded debit cards.

This Agreement was last modified on March 17, 2006.
1. Eligibility. In order to use the Service, you must register for a Personal, Premier, or Business account. Users may only hold one Personal account and either one Premier or one Business account. Our Services are only available to individuals or businesses that can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. Without limiting the foregoing, our Service is not available to minors (under 18), persons who are suspended from our Service, or to persons who present an unacceptable level of credit risk. In order to receive credit card funded payments or use the Service to conduct business or in conjunction with a business, you must upgrade to or register for a Premier or Business account.
2. The Legal Relationship between You and PayPal.
2.1 Agency Relationship. PayPal acts as a facilitator to help you accept payments from and make payments to third parties. We act as your agent based upon your direction and your requests to use our Services that require us to perform tasks on your behalf. PayPal will at all times hold your funds separate from its corporate funds, will not use your funds for its operating expenses or any other corporate purposes, and will not voluntarily make funds available to its creditors in the event of bankruptcy or for any other purpose. You acknowledge that (i) PayPal is not a bank and the Service is a payment processing service rather than a banking service, and (ii) PayPal is not acting as a trustee, fiduciary or escrow with respect to your funds, but is acting only as an agent and custodian.

You are not required to carry a balance in your PayPal account in order to use the Service. If you do carry a U.S. Dollar balance in your PayPal account and do not enroll in the PayPal Money Market Fund, PayPal will pool your funds together with funds from other Users, and will place those funds in accounts at one or more FDIC-insured banks ("Pooled Accounts"). Those funds may be eligible for FDIC pass-through insurance. Any balances that you hold in currencies other than U.S. Dollars will also be pooled and placed in bank accounts on your behalf, but will not be eligible for FDIC insurance.

You agree that you will not receive interest or other earnings on the funds that PayPal handles as your agent. PayPal may earn interest on those funds, or may receive a reduction in fees or expenses charged for banking services by the banks that hold your funds.

If you enroll in the Money Market Fund, PayPal's subsidiary PayPal Asset Management Inc. will act as your agent to transfer any U.S. Dollar balance in your PayPal account on a daily basis to purchase shares in the Money Market Fund. Thereafter, payments that you send through PayPal will be funded by a redemption of your shares in the Money Market Fund. For more information on the Money Market Fund, please review the prospectus.

By initiating and sending payments through the Service or adding funds to your balance, you appoint PayPal as your agent to obtain the funds on your behalf and to transfer the funds to the recipient that you designate or to a Pooled Account, subject to the terms and restrictions of this Agreement. When you send a payment, until that payment is accepted by the recipient (which may occur instantly), you remain the owner of those funds and PayPal holds those funds as your agent, but you will not be able to withdraw those funds or send the funds to any other recipient unless the initial transaction is cancelled.

By receiving payments through the Service, you appoint PayPal as your agent to cause the funds to be deposited on your behalf in the Pooled Accounts until you further instruct PayPal with respect to the transmission of your funds. Through the PayPal website, you may provide instructions to withdraw the funds, enroll in an automatic sweep of the funds into the PayPal Money Market Fund or transfer the funds to a third party, in each case subject to the terms and restrictions of this Agreement. If you receive a notice that a payment has been sent to you through PayPal but you have not registered for the Service, PayPal will not become your agent and you will have no claim to those funds unless and until you register for the Service and indicate your acceptance of the payment. If you register for a Premier or Business account and intend to accept credit card payments, you will be receiving services provided by Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. and Wells Fargo Merchant Services, LLC (collectively "Wells Fargo"), and the terms of the Premier and Business Account Policy will govern your rights, obligations and liabilities with respect to such credit card transactions.

2.2 PayPal is only a Payment Service Provider. PayPal acts as a payment service provider by creating, hosting, maintaining and providing our Service to you via the Internet. We do not have any control over the products or services that are paid for with our Service. We cannot ensure that a buyer or a seller you are dealing with will actually complete the transaction.

2.3 Identity Authentication. We use many techniques to identify our users when they register on our site. Verification of Users is only an indication of increased likelihood that a User's identity is correct. You authorize PayPal, directly or through third parties, to make any inquiries we consider necessary to validate your registration. This may include ordering a credit report and performing other credit checks or verifying the information you provide against third party databases. However, because user verification on the Internet is difficult, PayPal cannot and does not guarantee any user's identity.

2.4 Release. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release PayPal (and our officers, directors, agents, subsidiaries, joint ventures and employees) from any and all claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind and nature arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code §1542, which says: "A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his favor at the time of executing the release, which if not known by him must have materially affected his settlement with the debtor."

2.5 No Warranty. WE, OUR PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS PROVIDE OUR SERVICES "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY. WE, OUR PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND OUR SUPPLIERS SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIM ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. PayPal shall make reasonable efforts to ensure that requests for electronic debits and credits involving bank accounts, credit cards, and check issuances are processed in a timely manner and but we make no representations or warranties regarding the amount of time needed to complete processing because our Service is largely dependant upon many factors outside of our control, such as delays in the banking system or the U.S. or international mail service. Some states do not allow the disclaimer of implied warranties, so the foregoing disclaimer may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other legal rights that vary from state to state.

The above clause is completely separate from PayPal's Money Back Guarantee, which you may choose to purchase at the time of an eligible transaction, and which assigns to you certain privileges, as defined in the Money Back Guarantee Policy.

2.6 Limitation of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL WE, OUR PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES OR OUR SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOST PROFITS OR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH OUR WEB SITE, OUR SERVICE, OR THIS AGREEMENT (HOWEVER ARISING, INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE). Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

OUR LIABILITY, AND THE LIABILITY OF OUR PARENT, SUBSIDIARIES, EMPLOYEES AND SUPPLIERS, TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTIES IN ANY CIRCUMSTANCE IS LIMITED TO THE ACTUAL AMOUNT OF DIRECT DAMAGES.

2.7 Indemnification. You agree to indemnify and hold PayPal, its parent, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors and employees harmless from any claim or demand (including attorneys' fees) made or incurred by any third party due to or arising out of your breach of this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference, or your violation of any law or the rights of a third party relating to your use of the Service.

2.8 Liability for Violations of the Acceptable Use Policy. If you engage in the following behavior, PayPal may fine you, as explained below.
i. Using the PayPal service to receive payments for any sexually oriented or obscene materials or services in violation of PayPal’s Mature Audiences Policy.
ii. Using the PayPal service to receive payments for any narcotics, other controlled substances, steroids or prescription drugs in violation of PayPal’s Prescription Drugs and Devices Policy or the Drugs and Drug Paraphernalia Policy.
iii. Using the PayPal service to receive payments for wagers, gambling debts or gambling winnings, regardless of the location or type of gambling activity.

You and PayPal agree that the damages that PayPal will sustain as a result of the behavior outlined above will be substantial, including (without limitation) fines and other related expenses from its payment processors and service providers, but may be extremely difficult and impracticable to ascertain. In the event that you engage in such activities, then PayPal may fine you $500.00 USD and/or PayPal may take legal action against you to recover losses that are in excess of the amount fined. You acknowledge and agree that $500.00 USD is presently a reasonable minimum estimate of PayPal’s damages, considering all currently existing circumstances, including (without limitation) the relationship of the sum to the range of harm to PayPal that reasonably could be anticipated and the anticipation that proof of actual damages may be impractical or extremely difficult. You agree that PayPal is entitled to deduct such fines directly from any existing balance in the offending account, or any other PayPal account owned by you.

If you use the PayPal service in a manner that violates the Acceptable Use Policy, including but not limited to the three categories described above, your account will be subject to limitation or immediate termination, as stated in the Closing Accounts and Limiting Account Access Policy.

You further understand that, if you use the PayPal service in a manner that violates the Acceptable Use Policy, including but not limited to the three categories described above, PayPal may incur substantial liability and/or suffer significant damages, including (without limitation) fines and other related expenses from its payment processors and service providers. By selling goods or services (including access to content) in contravention of the Acceptable Use Policy or the Restricted Activities section of this User Agreement (currently Section 7.2), you acknowledge liability to PayPal for any and all damages suffered by PayPal. Without limiting the foregoing, you agree to reimburse PayPal for any and all costs, expenses, and fines levied on PayPal by its payment processors and/or service providers as a result of your activities.

You agree that, if either you or PayPal commence litigation or arbitration in connection with this paragraph, the prevailing party is entitled to recover reasonable attorneys’ fees and any other costs incurred in such proceeding in addition to any other relief to which the prevailing party may be entitled.

3. Fees. All fees are set forth in the Fee Schedule. All fees will be assessed in the currency of the payment. Additional information about PayPal's fees is available in the Fees Policy. Your account and all transactions are made and displayed in U.S. dollars unless otherwise specified and may be subject to exchange rates.

4. Non-U.S. Use. To be eligible for an account, you must be a resident of the United States or one of the approved countries listed below:
o Anguilla
o Argentina
o Australia
o Austria
o Belgium
o Brazil
o Canada
o Chile
o China
o Costa Rica
o Cyprus
o Czech Republic
o Denmark
o Dominican Republic
o Estonia
o Finland
o France
o Germany
o Greece
o Hong Kong
o Hungary
o Iceland
o India
o Ireland
o Israel
o Italy
o Jamaica
o Japan
o Latvia
o Lithuania
o Luxembourg
o Malta
o Mexico
o Netherlands
o New Zealand
o Norway
o Poland
o Portugal
o Singapore
o Slovakia
o Slovenia
o South Africa
o South Korea
o Spain
o Sweden
o Switzerland
o Taiwan
o United Kingdom
o Turkey
o Malaysia
o Thailand
o Venezuela
o Ecuador
o Uruguay

Countries marked with a in the above table may withdraw funds from their PayPal account to a local bank account, either electronically or by bank draft, and are considered "Withdrawal Countries".

Non-U.S. Users in some countries may not use the Service to receive payments, and may only use the Service to send payments. These countries are designated on the PayPal Non-U.S. Accounts page. If you are an Non-U.S. User, you warrant that you are violating no law or regulation by your use of PayPal.

5. Receiving Payments.

5.1 Credit Card Funded Payments. The only accounts that can receive credit card funded payments are Premier and Business Accounts. Personal Accounts that receive credit card funded payments may accept the payment by upgrading to a Premier or Business Account, or they will have to deny the payment. Personal Accounts may receive non-credit card funded payments for free. By accepting a credit card payment, you agree that you are responsible for the payment if it is reversed. If such reversal occurs on a credit card funded payment made to your account, we will reverse the payment and debit your PayPal account balance to pay for the reversal unless the transaction is covered by the Seller Protection Policy. If there are insufficient funds in your PayPal balance, you agree to reimburse PayPal through other means, as described in the Payments (Sending, Receiving, and Withdrawing) Policy.

5.2 Removal of Expired Cards. We will notify you of expired credit cards in your account and provide you the opportunity to update those cards before we remove them as a funding source in your account.

5.3 Withdrawals. In order to withdraw money from your PayPal account we require you to provide PayPal with a number of forms of identification as further described and protected in our Privacy Policy. We require this information to authenticate your identity and to determine how much you may withdraw from your account per month. We may limit withdrawals and require additional information from you depending upon your location (U.S. or international), credit rating, and other factors. Generally, in order to withdraw more than $500.00 USD per month, we require you to complete some authentication procedures, such as confirming: your email address, your bank account, and your social security number. You may withdraw funds by direct deposit to the bank account you have on file with us or you may elect to receive a physical check for a nominal processing fee as disclosed in our Fee Schedule. Generally, checks will only be sent to Confirmed Addresses. Importantly, if you are an Non-U.S. User and do not reside in a Withdrawal Country, please note that you may not be able to withdraw funds from your PayPal Account and should therefore only accept payments if you know you will send payments in equal amounts out of your account. For more details and guidelines about withdrawals, please refer to our Payments Policy.

6. Sending Payments.
6.1 Sending Payments. In order to send payments through our Service we require you to provide PayPal with a number of forms of identification as further described and protected in our Privacy Policy. We require this information to authenticate your identity and to determine how much you may send with your account. We may require additional information from you depending on your location and other factors. Based on the information you provide, we will determine your Sending Limit. Generally, accounts that have a confirmed email address and credit card on file may send up to $2,000.00 USD. Accounts that are Verified by adding and confirming a bank account will receive a higher Sending Limit or no limit at all.

6.2 Enrolling in the Expanded Use Program. Non-U.S. members (and some U.S. members) may be asked to enroll in the Expanded Use Program before they may send any payments. Some accounts, at PayPal's discretion, may have a higher or lower limit before completing enrollment in the Expanded Use Program. Some transactions, at PayPal's discretion, may not apply towards the limit. To obtain your Expanded Use Number, you must pay a

6.3 Refused Payments. When you send a payment to a third party through our Service, the recipient is not required to accept the payment, even if the recipient is already registered with PayPal. The recipient may return the payment or, in some cases, use the PayPal Service to deny payments that you send. Any payments sent through PayPal that are denied or unclaimed by a recipient will be returned to you on the earlier of: (a) the date of such denial, or (b) 30 days after the date the payment is sent. For more details and guidelines about Sending Payments, please refer to our Payments Policy.

6.4 Electronic Transfers. When you make a payment through PayPal that is funded with Instant Transfer or eCheck, and when you initiate an "Add Funds" transaction you are requesting an electronic transfer from your bank account. Upon such request, PayPal will make electronic transfers via the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system from your U.S. bank account in the amount you specify. You agree that such requests constitute your authorization for such transfers. PayPal will never make transfers from your bank account without your authorization. PayPal provides you protection against unauthorized withdrawals from your bank account under the terms of the Electronic Fund Transfer Rights and Error Resolution Policy below.


6.5 Right of Merchant Recipients to Delay Payment Processing. When you authorize a payment to be sent to certain merchant users (who hold Premier or Business Account(s)), your payment instruction will be valid for a variable period of time. Your payment will not be treated as transferred to the merchant until the merchant user chooses to process the payment within the period your payment instruction is valid.

If at the time you authorize the payment you have sufficient balance to make the payment, we will, at this time, debit an amount equal to the payment from your balance and highlight the transaction as pending. You will not be able to access this amount even if the merchant has not yet completed the processing of this payment.

If you do not hold a sufficient amount in your balance at the time you authorize the payment, we will first debit your balance (if any) at the time you make the authorization. We will then perform an authorization for the remaining amount using the funding source which you specified at the time of the authorization as your selected funding source. The transaction will be highlighted as pending and you will not be able to access this amount even if the merchant has not yet completed the processing of this payment.

When the merchant completes processing the payment, we will obtain the funds by using the pending balance first, if available. We will subsequently obtain the remaining funds by debiting the funding source which you had specified at the time of authorization as your selected funding source.

In the event that the payment you make is in a currency other than your balance currency, then at the time the merchant completes processing the payment, we will convert the amount from your balance currency (first in your primary currency, then from any other currency balance you hold up to a total of two different currencies) to the payment currency in accordance with the terms of our Multiple Currencies feature.

If your PayPal balance is insufficient to fund the entire payment amount, then when the payment is processed, we will obtain the remaining funds (after use of your balance) by debiting the backup funding source you specified at the time of the authorization in accordance with the terms of our Multiple Currencies feature. Please note that PayPal will display the current exchange rate at the time the payment is authorized by you (if appropriate); however, the actual exchange rate of the payment will be the prevailing exchange rate at the time the payment is processed. The amount debited from your PayPal balance may therefore be different from the amount held pending at the time the payment was initially authorized by you.

With your consent, the merchant may change your final purchase price if the total amount changes due to taxes, shipping charges, item availability, item additions, or other conditions that you agree upon with your merchant.
7. Your Information and Restricted Activities
7.1 Definition. "Your Information" is defined as any information you provide to us or other users in the registration, payment process, stores or other features of our Service. You are solely responsible for Your Information, as we act as a passive conduit for your online distribution and publication of Your Information.

7.2 Restricted Activities. Your Information and your activities (including your payments and receipt of payments) through our Service shall not: (a) be false, inaccurate or misleading; (b) be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit or stolen items; (c) consist of providing yourself a cash advance from your credit card (or helping others to do so), (d) be related in any way to gambling and/or gaming activities, including but not limited to payment or the acceptance of payments for wagers, gambling debts or gambling winnings, regardless of the location or type of gambling activity (including online and offline casinos, sports wagering and office pools); (e)violate PayPal's Acceptable Use Policy; (f) infringe on any third party's copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other property rights or rights of publicity or privacy; (g) violate any law, statute, ordinance, contract or regulation (including, but not limited to, those governing financial services, consumer protection, unfair competition, antidiscrimination, or false advertising); (h) be defamatory, trade libelous, unlawfully threatening or unlawfully harassing; (i) be obscene or contain child pornography; (j) contain any viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs cancelbots, easter eggs or other computer programming routines that may damage, detrimentally interfere with, surreptitiously intercept or expropriate any system, data or other personal information; or (k) create liability for us or cause us to lose (in whole or in part) the services of our ISP's or other suppliers. If you use, or attempt to use the Service for purposes other than sending and receiving payments and managing your account, including but not limited to tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of Service, your account will be terminated and you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available.

7.3 License. Solely to enable PayPal to use the information you supply us with, so that we are not violating any rights you might have in that information, you agree to grant us a non-exclusive, worldwide, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, sublicensible (through multiple tiers) right to exercise the copyright, publicity, and database rights (but no other rights) you have in Your Information, in any media now known or not currently known, with respect to Your Information. PayPal will use and protect Your Information in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

7.4 Trademarks. PayPal.com, PayPal, and all related logos, products and services described in this website are either trademarks or registered trademarks of PayPal, Inc., or its licensors, and (aside from the circumstances described below) may not be copied, imitated or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of PayPal. In addition, all page headers, custom graphics, button icons, and scripts are service marks, trademarks, and/or trade dress of PayPal and may not be copied, imitated, or used, in whole or in part, without the prior written permission of PayPal.

Notwithstanding the above, HTML logos provided by PayPal through its Affiliate Program, Website Payments features, or Auctions Tools features ("Logos"), may be used without prior written consent for the purpose of directing web traffic to the Service. These Logos may not be altered, modified, or changed in any way, or used in a manner that is disparaging to PayPal or the Service. Logos may not be displayed in any manner that implies sponsorship or endorsement by PayPal. PayPal is a payment service, and no partnership, joint venture, employee-employer or franchiser-franchisee relationship is intended or created by this Agreement.

8. Access and Interference. Our web site contains robot exclusion headers and you agree that you will not use any robot, spider, other automatic device, or manual process to monitor or copy our web pages or the content contained herein without our prior expressed written permission. You agree that you will not use any device, software or routine to bypass our robot exclusion headers, or to interfere or attempt to interfere with the proper working of the PayPal site or any activities conducted on our site. You agree that you will not take any action that imposes an unreasonable or disproportionately large load on our infrastructure. Much of the information on our site is proprietary or is licensed to PayPal by our users or third parties. You agree that you will not copy, reproduce, alter, modify, create derivative works, publicly display or frame any content (except for Your Information) from our web site without the prior expressed written permission of PayPal or the appropriate third party. If you use, or attempt to use the Service for purposes other than sending and receiving payments and managing your account, including but not limited to tampering, hacking, modifying or otherwise corrupting the security or functionality of Service, your account will be terminated and you will be subject to damages and other penalties, including criminal prosecution where available.

9. Privacy and Security. We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes without your consent and we only use Your Information as described in the Privacy Policy. We view protection of users' privacy as a very important principle. We understand clearly that you and Your Information are one of our most important assets. We store and process Your Information on computers located in the United States that are protected by physical as well as technological security devices. You should only log in to your PayPal account on a page which begins with https://www.paypal.com/. All of our pages begin with https://www.paypal.com/ and therefore you should not use any other site that does not begin as such. We use third parties to verify and certify our privacy principles. Our current Privacy Policy is available at https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/privacy-outside. If you object to your information being transferred or used in this way, please do not use our Services.

10. Termination or Closing Your Account. You may close your account at any time by clicking the Close Account link in your Profile on the PayPal website. Upon closure of an account, any pending transactions will be cancelled and any balances associated with Redemption Codes (for programs such as eBay Anything Points, Gift Certificates, or Coupons) will be forfeited. Any funds that we are holding in custody for you at the time of closure, less any applicable fees, will be paid to you by check, assuming all withdrawal related authentication requirements have been fulfilled (for example, you may not use closure of your account as a means of evading withdrawal limits on new Unverified users). You may not use closure of your account as a means of evading investigation - if an investigation is pending at the time you close your account, PayPal may continue to hold your funds for up to 180 days as appropriate to protect PayPal against the risk of reversals. If you are later determined to be entitled to some or all of the funds in dispute, PayPal will release those funds to you. You will remain liable for all obligations related to your account even after such account is closed. If you do not access your account for a period of three years, it will be terminated. After the date of termination, we will use the information you provided to try to send you any funds that we are holding in custody for you. If that information is not correct, and we are unable to complete the payment to you, your funds will be subject to applicable state laws regarding escheat of unclaimed property.

11. Remedies and PayPal's Right to Collect From You. Without limiting other remedies, we may update inaccurate or incorrect information you provide to us, contact you by means other than electronically, immediately warn our community of your actions, place a hold on funds in your account, limit funding sources and payments, limit access to an account and any or all of the account's functions (including but not limited to the ability to send money or making withdrawals from an the account), limit withdrawals, indefinitely suspend or close your account and refuse to provide our Services to you if: (a) you breach this Agreement or the documents it incorporates by reference; (b) we are unable to verify or authenticate any information you provide to us; (c) we believe that your account or activities pose a significant credit or fraud risk to us; (d) we believe that your actions may cause financial loss or legal liability for you, our users or us; or (e) your use of your PayPal account is deemed by PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover to constitute abuse of the credit card system or a violation of credit card rules, including (without limitation), using the PayPal system to test credit card behaviors. Even if they have been recorded as completed in the Recent Activity or History Transaction Log of your PayPal account, transactions are not considered completed until the funds have been charged to the customer's funding source (for payments) or posted to the customer's bank account (for withdrawals). In addition, PayPal reserves the right to hold funds beyond the normal distribution periods for transactions it deems suspicious or for accounts conducting high transaction volumes to ensure integrity of the funds. If we close your account, we will provide you notice and pay you all of the unrestricted funds held in your PayPal account. Additionally, to secure your performance of this Agreement, you grant to PayPal a lien on and security interest in your account. In addition, you acknowledge that PayPal may setoff against any PayPal accounts you own for any negative balance in your other PayPal accounts, at any time and for any reason allowed by law. Further, PayPal may setoff against any PayPal accounts you own for any obligation you owe eBay Inc. that is 180 days or greater past due. These obligations include both secured and unsecured debts, and debts you owe individually or together with someone else.

12. Assignability. You may not transfer any rights or obligations you may have under this Agreement without the prior written consent of PayPal. PayPal reserves the right to transfer this Agreement or any right or obligation under this Agreement without your consent.

13. Legal Compliance. You shall comply with all applicable U.S. and international laws, statutes, ordinances, regulations, contracts and applicable licenses regarding your use of our Services.

14. Notices.

14.1 Electronic Communications. You agree that this Agreement constitutes "a writing signed by You" under any applicable law or regulation. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, this Agreement and any other agreements, notices or other communications regarding your account and/or your use of the Service ("Communications"), may be provided to you electronically and you agree to receive all Communications from PayPal in electronic form. Electronic Communications may be posted on the pages within the PayPal website and/or delivered to your e-mail address. You may print a copy of any Communications and retain it for your records. All Communications in either electronic or paper format will be considered to be in "writing," and to have been received no later than five (5) business days after posting or dissemination, whether or not you have received or retrieved the Communication. PayPal reserves the right but assumes no obligation to provide Communications in paper format.

14.2 Credit Report. You agree that PayPal may order and review your credit report with the sole purpose of assessing your fitness to hold a PayPal account and/or your ability to use the Service or features thereof.

14.3 Procedure. Except as explicitly stated otherwise, any notices shall be given by postal mail to PayPal Inc., Attn: Legal Department, 2211 North First Street, San Jose, California 95131 (in the case of PayPal) or to our online message center or the email address you provide to PayPal during the registration process (in your case). Notice shall be deemed given 24 hours after posted or email is sent, unless the sending party is aware that the electronic communication was not received. Alternatively, we may give you notice by mail to the address provided to PayPal during the registration process. In such case, notice shall be deemed given 3 days after the date of mailing.

15. Legal Disputes. In the event a dispute arises between you and PayPal, our goal is to provide you with a neutral and cost effective means of resolving the dispute quickly. Accordingly, you and PayPal agree that any controversy or claim at law or equity that arises out of this Agreement or PayPal's services ("Claims") shall be resolved in accordance with one of the subsections below, or as otherwise mutually agreed upon in writing by the parties. Before resorting to these alternatives, PayPal strongly encourages users first to contact PayPal directly to seek a resolution. PayPal will consider reasonable requests to resolve the dispute through alternative dispute resolution procedures, such as mediation, as an alternative to litigation.
15.1 Arbitration. For any Claim (excluding Claims for injunctive or other equitable relief) where the total amount of the award sought is less than $10,000.00 USD, you or PayPal may elect to resolve the dispute through binding arbitration conducted by telephone, on-line, and/or based solely upon written submissions where no in-person appearance is required. In such cases, the arbitration shall be administered by the American Arbitration Association or JAMS, in accordance with their applicable rules, or any other established ADR provider mutually agreed upon by the parties. Any judgment on the award rendered by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction thereof.

15.2 Court. Alternatively, any Claim may be adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction located in Santa Clara County, California or where the defendant is located (in PayPal's case, San Jose, California, and in your case, your home address or principal place of business). You and PayPal agree to submit to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located within the county of Santa Clara, California.

15.3 Alternative Dispute Resolution. PayPal will consider use of other alternative forms of dispute resolution, such as binding arbitration to be held in Santa Clara County, California or another location mutually agreed upon by the parties.

15.4 Violations of Section 15. All Claims (excluding requests for injunctive or equitable relief) between the parties must be resolved using the dispute resolution mechanism that is selected in accordance with this Section by the party first to assert a Claim, either through a court filing or commencement of arbitration. Should either party file an action contrary to this Section 15, the other party may recover attorneys' fees and costs up to $1,000.00 USD, provided that the party seeking the award has notified the other party in writing of the improperly filed Claim, and the other party has failed to withdraw the Claim.

16. General. This Agreement is governed by and interpreted under the laws of the state of California, U.S. as such laws are applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within California by California residents. Notwithstanding the foregoing sentence, the Federal Arbitration Act ("FAA"), and all of its rules and procedures, shall govern Section 16 hereof, to the extent that the FAA is inconsistent with California law. We do not guarantee continuous, uninterrupted or secure access to our service, and operation of our site may be interfered with by numerous factors outside of our control. If any provision of this Agreement is held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remaining provisions shall be enforced. You agree that this Agreement and all incorporated agreements may be automatically assigned by PayPal, in our sole discretion, to a third party in the event of a merger or acquisition. Headings are for reference purposes only and in no way define, limit, construe or describe the scope or extent of such section. Our failure to act with respect to a breach by you or others does not waive our right to act with respect to subsequent or similar breaches. This Agreement and the documents it incorporates set forth the entire understanding between us with respect to the subject matter hereof. Sections (3) Fees, (2.4) Release, (8) Access and Interference, (2.6) Limitation of Liability, (2.7) Indemnity, and (16) Legal Disputes shall survive any termination or expiration of this Agreement.
17. Disclosures. The Services are offered by PayPal Inc., located at 2211 North First Street, San Jose, California 95131. If you are a California resident, you may have this same information emailed to you by sending a letter to the address above with your email address and a request for this information. Fees for our services are described in our Fees Policy.

Disputes between you and PayPal regarding our Services may be reported to Customer Support online through the PayPal Help Center at any time, or by calling (402) 935-2050 from 6 AM to midnight Central Time. Additionally, you may report complaints to the Complaint Assistance Unit of the Division of Consumer Services of the Department of Consumer Affairs by contacting them in writing at 400 R Street, Sacramento, California 95814, or by telephone at (800) 952-5210. Florida residents may report any disputes with PayPal to the PayPal Help Center, or you may wish to contact the Florida Department of Financial Services in writing at 200 East Gaines Street, Tallahassee, Florida, 32399, or by telephone at 1-800-342-2762.





PayPal’s - The Buyer Complaint Policy


General.

PayPal’s Buyer Complaint Policy provides a method for buyers to issue formal complaints regarding goods paid for through PayPal but never received, and regarding goods purchased on eBay and paid for through PayPal that the buyer receives but that are significantly not as described by the seller. The availability of this system as a back-up to direct communication between the buyer and the seller, and as a way to encourage such communication, helps maintain a safe trading community.

Eligibility.

Buyer complaints must be filed within 45 days of the payment. Even if the buyer’s claim is justified, the buyer will receive a recovery only if there are funds in the seller’s account. <<< RECOVERY OF YOUR CLAIM IS NOT GUARANTEED. >>>

The Buyer Complaint Policy only applies to payments for tangible, physical goods which can be shipped, and excludes all other payments, including but not limited to payments for intangibles, for services or for licenses and other access to digital content. In addition, items prohibited in the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy are ineligible for coverage.

An eBay item is 'significantly not as described' if the seller clearly misrepresented the details of the item in a way that affects its value or usability. Please note that this does not include cases where the buyer is merely disappointed with the item or where the item did not meet all the buyer's expectations. If you file a claim for a 'significantly not as described' item, you will generally be required to return the item to the seller at your expense.

For eligible eBay transactions, PayPal automatically applies eBay’s Standard Purchase Protection Program. A separate eBay claim is not needed. See eBay for details and eligibility.


If you file a Buyer Complaint claim for an eBay transaction that is eligible for either the PayPal Buyer Protection Policy or the eBay Standard Purchase Protection Program, PayPal will automatically process your claim under these programs. You do not need to file a separate claim with eBay.

If your purchase is made with PayPal Buyer Credit, you may be eligible for additional coverage beyond what the Buyer Complaint Policy covers. To review the PayPal Buyer Credit Policy, click here.

Filing a Claim. Before filing a claim, you should contact the seller and attempt to resolve the dispute. If you are unable to resolve the dispute in this manner, you can file a claim in PayPal’s Resolution Center. You can access the Resolution Center through the Account Overview page that is presented to you when you log in to your PayPal account.

PayPal will contact the seller and investigate your claim. If the claim involves non-delivery of goods, the seller must present appropriate proof of shipment to the buyer’s specified address. If the claim is granted, PayPal will seek to collect from the seller by debiting the seller’s PayPal account. PayPal may also limit the seller's access to his or her PayPal account. If there is more than one claim against the same account, we will process the claims in the order they are received, and will pay out on each granted claim up to the amount of funds in the seller’s account at the time the claim is awarded, but not more than the amount of the claim. However, there may not be sufficient funds in the seller’s account to pay any of your claim. RECOVERY OF YOUR CLAIM IS NOT GUARANTEED.

Claims must be filed no later than 45 days from the date of payment. Only one claim may be filed per PayPal transaction. PayPal will seek to resolve the claim within 30 days of the date the claim is filed, though such time frame may be extended at PayPal’s discretion to accommodate the investigation.

Relationship between Buyer Complaint Policy and Credit Card Chargeback Rights. If you used a credit card to fund a purchase of goods or services through PayPal, you may have chargeback rights granted by your credit card issuer. Credit card chargebacks, if they apply, can be filed more than 45 days after the transaction, are not limited to funds in the seller’s balance, and cover cases where the goods are not as described by the seller as well as cases of non-delivery.

You can choose to pursue the Buyer Complaint process or your credit card chargeback rights; however, you cannot pursue both at the same time or seek a double recovery. If you initiate a Buyer Complaint claim and, while the claim is pending, you file a credit card chargeback, PayPal will cancel your Buyer Complaint claim, and you will have to rely solely on your credit card chargeback rights.

If you cancel your Buyer Complaint claim or it is denied or results in no refund, you may still be able to pursue credit card chargeback rights. In many cases, your credit card company will allow you to file a chargeback for 90 days or more after the date of the payment. If PayPal resolves a Buyer Complaint claim in the buyer’s favor but the buyer does not receive a full recovery of their payment, and if the time for processing of the claim results in the buyer’s loss of credit card chargeback rights, then PayPal will provide a full recovery to the buyer.

PayPal encourages all buyer purchase disputes that cannot be resolved directly with the seller to be filed and resolved through the Resolution Center. PayPal reserves the right to terminate or limit account access privileges of buyers who misuse the credit card chargeback process to get their money back and keep the goods, or to recover payment twice for the same dispute, or who file three or more chargebacks per 12-month period that are ruled invalid by the applicable card association or card issuer. PayPal reserves the right to contest credit card chargebacks, in accordance with the rules of the applicable card issuer or card association.

If a chargeback claim is initiated by a buyer, whether as a result of a dispute with the seller or for any other reason, the buyer and seller agree to provide to any requesting party on a timely basis any and all necessary documentation to resolve the dispute. PayPal DOES NOT act as the agent of either party in any transaction or resulting dispute, though PayPal does decide the outcome of disputes initiated through the Buyer Complaint process.

Seller Responsibilities. If the buyer claims that the item was not received, you must be able to prove that the item was delivered by providing PayPal with an online-tracking number that shows evidence of delivery.

<<< If a buyer files a claim against you under the Buyer Complaint Policy, PayPal will place the disputed amount on hold until the claim is resolved, and you will not be able to withdraw this amount. In the event that PayPal grants the buyer's claim against you, PayPal will reimburse the buyer from any balance or funds on hold in your PayPal account. In addition, your PayPal account access may be limited if you fail to deliver promised items to buyers. >>>

<<< Jenna, this means that if there’s one clown out there who wants to pull your leg, the only thing s/he has to do is file a complaint and you won’t have any access to your money. PayPal can and will freeze your money/account. Be warned >>>

You can avoid liability for buyer claims of non-delivery by qualifying for PayPal’s Seller Protection Policy. To qualify, you must follow the guidelines for the Policy, accessible from two primary locations; a link located on the main page of PayPal’s User Agreement and a link titled Protection for Sellers located in the Security Center portion of PayPal’s website. You agree to respond to any PayPal inquiries regarding a claim filed against you within a timely manner or the time frame specified if applicable. If you fail to respond to PayPal's request for more information, you understand that you may forfeit your qualification to receive coverage under PayPal’s Seller Protection Policy.

The Seller Protection Policy does not protect you against claims that an item you sold on eBay was significantly not as described in the listing PayPal recommends that you provide thorough descriptions and photos of the actual item in the eBay listing to protect yourself against 'significantly not-as-described' claims.


http://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=p/gen/ua/ua-outside


Possible alternative:

http://www.995merchantaccounts.com/

With a Merchant Account, your funds are directly deposited into your personal or business bank account, which you control and which is also protected by Federal Banking Regulations.

With PayPal, your money is deposited into a PayPal Account, which PayPal Fully Controls. Since PayPal is NOT a bank, they do not need to follow federal banking regulations. These regulations are designed to help the "Average Joe" avoid issues like having their bank account frozen for weeks or months with no explanation.

Hope this info helps.

Most sincerely,

Daniel

P.S.

Absolute write payment

Receipt ID: 2042-1810-3737-5338

Business Name: AbsoluteWrite.com

JennaGlatzer
05-18-2006, 10:56 AM
Hey Daniel!

You're right-- PayPal is far from perfect, and I got the short end of the stick once when PayPal did exactly what you described and refunded someone's money for something I sold on eBay... the clown lived in another country and when the item (supposedly) didn't arrive in 10 days, he began complaining every day until he managed to get PayPal to refund him the $200 or so, because I couldn't get a tracking number on an international package without upgrading the shipping to something cost-prohibitive. So this guy undoubtedly got his item a week later and I'm out $200. Grr!

But anyway.

We do have a merchant account system, but it isn't tied into the subscription system on vBulletin. In other words, when people buy courses or subscribe to the Premium Edition from our storefront, that goes straight into our account. But vBulletin interfaces with PayPal, so if I want an automated process where the message board automatically gives benefactors extra privileges, I need to work it through their system.

But people can always make contributions by check/money order if they prefer.

Ken Schneider
07-09-2006, 09:42 PM
5$-10$, I just send 25 when I think I should. If I need to send more I'm easily influenced.http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

SpookyWriter
08-06-2006, 08:56 PM
Oh boy, this page sure could use an update. Jenna, maybe you could list the more recent individuals who have contributed (exclude me please) and/or made contributions through the auctions in OP.

Thanks,

Spooky

Rashenbo
11-11-2006, 02:34 AM
Hi, with the transfer from Jenna to the new lovely leader, is the paypal account still on record the same? I sent in a contribution like the day of the announcement and I just want to make sure that the procedure didn't change.

JennaGlatzer
11-11-2006, 02:47 AM
Yes, still the same. Mac's just taking over the account. And thanks, Rashenbo!

Spooky, the main problem is that I had just updated the list again when we got booted offline about 2 months ago, and it wiped out the additions I made. After I added them, I deleted the e-mails. And I don't have records of most of the people who donated by mail during our Giant Crisis. But you're right that the list definitely needs an update. We'll have to work on it to the best of our ability and ask people to help us fill in the gaps!

SpookyWriter
11-11-2006, 05:08 AM
Yes, still the same. Mac's just taking over the account. And thanks, Rashenbo!

Spooky, the main problem is that I had just updated the list again when we got booted offline about 2 months ago, and it wiped out the additions I made. After I added them, I deleted the e-mails. And I don't have records of most of the people who donated by mail during our Giant Crisis. But you're right that the list definitely needs an update. We'll have to work on it to the best of our ability and ask people to help us fill in the gaps!Hi Jenna,

I guess you can tell by the date of my OP that I wasn't pressing this issue too hard. :D You had way too much happening in your life at the time. Besides, the people who gave did so from their hearts and are truely blessed.

Thanks Jenna for everything, I'll be thinking good thoughts and wishes for your new baby and Anthony.

Take care of yourself, okay.

Jon

ETA: You're choice of successor was well deserved and already a respected member of this family.

MacAllister
04-19-2007, 09:22 PM
A huge thank you to the members who've contributed, and continue to contribute, to the upkeep of the forums. You guys and gals are very much at the heart of AW, and your generosity is overwhelming. Thank you.

In alphabetical order:

III
aadams73
aka eraser
allenparker
allion
A.M. Wildman
AmyBA
AncientEagle
angel2blue
Anita M Shaw
Anya Smith
arrowqueen
AspireHigher
Auntybug
Avocadodesperado
AW_amy
bdhs
Bird of Prey
Birol
BookCoverDesigner
Cabria
CACTUSWENDY
callalily61
Carrie in PA
Cassiopeia
Cathy C
cattywampus
Chaoc
changling
Charlotte M. Leslie
ChunkyC
clock_work9
Compton
ColoradoGuy
Cranky
CurtisCandy
cstring28
cwfgal
Czjaba (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=13515)
Dawno
Debbie
DebbieOhi
dee3
Diana Hignutt
Doc
eighter
eldragon
Elincoln
FeatureWriter
Festus
Fictionalizer
finch
Foinah
Gehanna
Georgiana
GeorgieB
Good Word
Grumpier2
Haggis
Hermit
HSJRivers
hspinelli
IceCreamEmpress
Iggmoe
IndigoBlack
Insomnicole
JAlpha
JanaLanier
Jenna Glatzer
JenniferDZ
Jenny
jerrywaxler (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=15192)
JerseyGirl1962
JIMBOS
John Ravenscroft
jst5150
kalel32
Kate Nepveu
Kate StAmour
Kathleen F.
KellyS.
Ken Schneider
Kimmi
kjh7073
Lady of Prose
LaBell
Lane02
Leyla
LiamJackson
Lingua Pura
lizziepants
lucyishome
maestrowork
Maryn
McGill
MDavis
Medievalist
Meerkat
MeowGirl
miles111
Misschelei
mistri
mkcbunny
mobiledeelight
mommie4a
Moondancer
mreddin
Nann
Nateskate
NCRomanceWriter
Nexusman
NotTooLate
Ol' Fashioned Girl
OneTeamOneDream
orraloon
Pat
Patricia
PeeDee
peg
Perks
poetinahat
pollykahl
poppyhullings
ProsperitySue
Pthom
Rane
Rashenbo
reigningcatsndogs
Research Guy
rhymegirl
Rich
Richard
ritinrider
rllngthunder
robeiae
Roger J Carlson
Rose colored glasses
RoseReifsnyder
Royale With Cheese
rtilryarms
Rumpletumbler
RustyVanReeves
sandymae2000
sandyn
sassandgroove
Saundra Mitchell
scarlet
scfirenice
Schoolmarm
SeanDSchaffer
sellthepharm
September skies
Shiny_Penguin
Shwebb
Silver King
spacejock2
spookywriter
SRHowen
starr
Stormie
SueB
Sven the Viking
Terra_Aeterna
the1dsquared
TheWriteTaylor
thistle
threedogpeople
Tika
Unique
Vanessa
veinglory
VGrossack
victoriastrauss
Whispering Bard
WordSoup
WriterInChains
Wyntermoon
XThe NavigatorX
Zoe King


If I've inadvertently missed your name, please do PM me and I'll add you!

Jaycinth
04-19-2007, 10:26 PM
What about posting an address...again...for those members who do not have PayPal accounts......????

Rich
04-19-2007, 10:43 PM
My name's listed and I haven't contributed for two years now. If you keep it there I'll bask in the glory and not contribute another farthing.

MacAllister
04-19-2007, 10:55 PM
Thanks, Jaycinth!

Absolute Write
8911 Vernon Rd M#15
Lake Stevens, WA 98258

And Rich, I can correct that... :D

donroc
05-16-2008, 08:12 PM
YOU OMITTED donroc.


A huge thank you to the members who've contributed, and continue to contribute, to the upkeep of the forums. You guys and gals are very much at the heart of AW, and your generosity is overwhelming. Thank you.

In alphabetical order:

III
aadams73
aka eraser
allenparker
allion
A.M. Wildman
AmyBA
AncientEagle
angel2blue
Anita M Shaw
Anya Smith
arrowqueen
AspireHigher
Auntybug
Avocadodesperado
AW_amy
bdhs
Bird of Prey
Birol
BookCoverDesigner
Cabria
CACTUSWENDY
Carrie in PA
Cassiopeia
Cathy C
cattywampus
Chaoc
changling
Charlotte M. Leslie
ChunkyC
clock_work9
Compton
ColoradoGuy
CurtisCandy
cstring28
cwfgal
Czjaba (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=13515)
Dawno
Debbie
DebbieOhi
dee3
Diana Hignutt
Doc
eighter
eldragon
Elincoln
FeatureWriter
Festus
Fictionalizer
finch
Foinah
Gehanna
Georgiana
GeorgieB
Good Word
Grumpier2
Haggis
Hermit
HSJRivers
hspinelli
IceCreamEmpress
Iggmoe
IndigoBlack
Insomnicole
JAlpha
JanaLanier
Jenna Glatzer
JenniferDZ
Jenny
jerrywaxler (http://absolutewrite.com/forums/member.php?u=15192)
JerseyGirl1962
JIMBOS
johhnysannie
John Ravenscroft
jst5150
kalel32
Kate Nepveu
Kate StAmour
Kathleen F.
KellyS.
Ken Schneider
Kimmi
kjh7073
Lady of Prose
LaBell
Lane02
Leyla
LiamJackson
Lingua Pura
lizziepants
lucyishome
maestrowork
Maryn
McGill
MDavis
Medievalist
Meerkat
MeowGirl
miles111
Misschelei
mistri
mkcbunny
mobiledeelight
mommie4a
Moondancer
mreddin
Nann
Nateskate
NCRomanceWriter
Nexusman
NotTooLate
Ol' Fashioned Girl
OneTeamOneDream
orraloon
Patricia
PeeDee
peg
Perks
poetinahat
pollykahl
poppyhullings
ProsperitySue
Pthom
Rane
Rashenbo
reigningcatsndogs
Research Guy
rhymegirl
Rich
Richard
ritinrider
rllngthunder
robeiae
Roger J Carlson
Rose colored glasses
RoseReifsnyder
Royale With Cheese
rtilryarms
Rumpletumbler
RustyVanReeves
sandymae2000
sandyn
sassandgroove
Saundra Mitchell
scarlet
scfirenice
Schoolmarm
SeanDSchaffer
sellthepharm
September skies
Shiny_Penguin
Shwebb
Silver King
spacejock2
spookywriter
SRHowen
starr
Stormie
SueB
Sven the Viking
Terra_Aeterna
the1dsquared
TheWriteTaylor
thistle
threedogpeople
Tika
Unique
Vanessa
veinglory
VGrossack
victoriastrauss
Whispering Bard
WordSoup
WriterInChains
Wyntermoon
XThe NavigatorX
Zoe King


If I've inadvertently missed your name, please do PM me and I'll add you!