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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
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cindy4110

Big hugs to all of you.
 

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Thank you to our new benefactors!

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!)
 
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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,

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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.") ]
 

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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.
 

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Another way

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 [email protected] 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!
 

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Ack...you aren't set up to take mastercard. :)

Off to set up a paypal account. Back shortly.
 

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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.
 

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Reph

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.
 

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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.
 

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And we love you

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
 

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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.

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

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The elusive spell check

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.)
 

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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.
 

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: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!
 

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Hi from Sugarmuffin

I'm just posting this to increase my post count.

Why pretend?
 

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OK, I'm in

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...
 

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iespell

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)
 

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absolutewrite said:
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...