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Old 25 July 2007, 00:38
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Exclamation 03 Funding for this site...

As many of you are aware, the ownership of this site changed hands several months ago and is now a seperate entity from specialoperations.com. It was purchased by an anonymous former military man (and no, it's not me or any other admin) who wanted to insure that this site remains owned and operated by former SOF personnel. Trust me when I say that it did not come cheap. Notice that there are no banner ads or advertising of any kind on here. There is also no fee to use this site. None of the admins or mods are compensated in any way. As a result, the cost of maintaining this site, while not huge, is still considerable, and is paid directly out of the new owner's pocket, while this site makes zero money. The owner has not asked for assistance, nor will he. He firmly belives this site is worth it, even if that requires him paying for it out of his own pocket. So far, that is exactly what it has required. That, folks, is a damn shame and unacceptable to me.


I would like to encourage all of you to donate as you see fit by utilizing the "Support SOCNET" link at the top of the main forum page. This link is to a Paypal account set up strictly for donations toward the cost of maintaining and operating this site. We do not ask for money lightly here. I do believe however, that the expense of this site should be spread out among those of us who use and enjoy this site daily, rather than expect the one man who stepped up to the plate already by purchasing the site to continue funding it out of his own pocket and then losing money on it every month. It doesn't have to be a big donation. Anything will help and the money will be used only for the maintaining and operation of the site.

I am confident that the membership of this site will step up and make this right.
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Old 25 July 2007, 00:51
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Also, please keep bumping this up so it gets noticed. I could make it a sticky but those go virtually unnoticed. Thanks.
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Old 12 April 2010, 17:49
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Also, please keep bumping this up so it gets noticed. I could make it a sticky but those go virtually unnoticed. Thanks.
Thanks to the owner and all the Admins/Mods for keeping SOCNET going. I get much more out of this site than any donation I have made.
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Old 30 April 2010, 15:30
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Donation made. Prompted by a free book from Markslams. Should have done it way earlier. When I get to going through my storage unit during break, ill have some things to pay forward as well.
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Old 25 July 2007, 00:55
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I do believe however, that the expense of this site should be spread out among those of us who use and enjoy this site daily, rather than expect the one man who stepped up to the plate already by purchasing the site to continue funding it out of his own pocket and then losing money on it every month.
I will be here next Friday.
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Old 25 July 2007, 01:19
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'Nuff said Sharky. I'm ashamed I haven't stepped up before now.

For those who don't know how easy it is to donate to SocNet, perhaps Admin could post a link and/or walk through of the donation options/process here.

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Old 25 July 2007, 01:24
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Roger. Can't believe I haven't donated before now. Consider it done.
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Old 25 July 2007, 01:24
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I don't use paypal, could someone PM me with an address and I'll get them a hard check? S/F....Ken M
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Old 25 July 2007, 08:47
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I don't use paypal, could someone PM me with an address and I'll get them a hard check? S/F....Ken M
Me too if that is possible.
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Old 26 July 2007, 09:37
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I don't use paypal, could someone PM me with an address and I'll get them a hard check? S/F....Ken M
I just sent funds without a paypal account. I filled in the fields and hit review order and then selected pay now. It went right from my credit card to the account.

It looks like you can also do this via electronic check.
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Old 26 July 2007, 09:52
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I just sent funds without a paypal account. I filled in the fields and hit review order and then selected pay now. It went right from my credit card to the account.
That is what I did too.
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Old 26 July 2007, 22:28
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I just sent funds without a paypal account. I filled in the fields and hit review order and then selected pay now. It went right from my credit card to the account.

It looks like you can also do this via electronic check.

Well, I tried it that way. We'll see how well it works. I'm now forwarding all my spam to your account:D S/F....Ken M
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Old 27 July 2007, 00:23
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Done.
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Old 28 July 2007, 23:10
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I just sent funds without a paypal account. I filled in the fields and hit review order and then selected pay now. It went right from my credit card to the account.

It looks like you can also do this via electronic check.



No need to mail it. You can do it this way straight from your credit card. If you cant do that either, send it to Max Power. PM him for his address.
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Old 31 July 2007, 12:50
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I just sent funds without a paypal account. I filled in the fields and hit review order and then selected pay now. It went right from my credit card to the account.
Thanks...I probably would not have taken the time to search this option without the post (at least not before I would have already set up a Paypal account).





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Old 25 July 2007, 07:18
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Same here (no current Paypal account)...what are other options?
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Old 25 July 2007, 08:09
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Right now Paypal is the only option that I am aware of. Let me check on what else we can do and get back to you.
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Old 25 July 2007, 08:10
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Same here. Glad to give a check.
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Old 25 July 2007, 08:17
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I'm sorry it's been so long since I made a donation. I'll do so now.



For those of you without Paypal, I signed up a few years ago and haven't had any problems at all. In fact, I was able to dispute and have a charge refunded easily.
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Old 25 July 2007, 09:08
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I use PayPal quite frequently and love it, there are no reservations I have in my mind when I use it.

With that said, E5M/psyco6/Cold1/The Corporate Guy, if there is no way for you all to mail a check in, I would be more than willing (if you are) to receiving a check from you to me and using my PayPal to then make the donation. Sharky or another admin could then confirm that the donation was in fact made.

Let me know if that is something you all would be willing to do, there are probably quite a few reservations on your part.

Sharky,
Mav and I had been wanting to donate for a while now, its been hard to find a month when we could give what we wanted to. As of right now, it may not be until Aug 21st that we will be able to make the donation we feel this site deserves from us (hell, we wouldn't be married if it weren't for SOCNET).
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