2017 forum appeal



  • Hi everyone,

    Just want to check: the “2017 forum appeal” popped up for me for the first time today. I am absolutely happy to contribute but I did want to be that guy who stopped for a second and went “wait, is this legit?”

    Can someone kindly (and briefly) advise where the money goes, who holds it, how they decide to spend money etc? Once we start being contributing members, I would like some rough kind of governance, not just have someone pile up a bit of money and then be subject to their integrity.

    I trust this site insofar as I can trust anyone I’ve never really met or spoken to in real life.

    I couldn’t find a topic about this anywhere.

    Thanks


  • Administrators

    Sure.

    Yes, it’s legit. We’ve run this a couple of times before.
    There are some details on the link, but to answer your questions directly…

    • Money goes into and stays in a Paypal account.
    • The money is then used to pay hosting bills, backup services, etc.

    Any funds raised are pooled with adverting income and used to offset the running and maintenance costs, which always exceed any amount available, therefore the balance has to come out of my back pocket.

    There is no governance structure in place. I’m happy to discuss something, but in the scheme of things I’ve always been of the opinion that something like that would require significant effort for what is otherwise an insignificant amount.

    This appeal is a simple way that people can contribute if they wish.



  • @Kul:

    There is no governance structure in place. I’m happy to discuss something, but in the scheme of things I’ve always been of the opinion that something like that would require significant effort for what is otherwise an insignificant amount.

    Oh I don’t mean anything so drastic as an actual constitution, membership, meeting minutes etc.

    Basically I wanted to know who held the money and if anyone cross-checked its use. I am sure it goes without saying, even a reputable forum member, without any checks, can deceive the level of funding and pocket any difference (or the whole lot). $50 from 200 members (10%) adds up pretty quickly.

    I’ve been on here a long time but I didn’t know, for example, that you Kul had to fork out money to cover running costs. I actually don’t know who ultimately foots the bill and it’s not because I am ignorant, just because I’ve never seen it formally come up.



  • is there another way to contribute. Sorry i don’t use my CC online. Can i send a MO or do a bank transfer?



  • I’m certainly happy to contribute, This place is a daily must for me.



  • Cmon Guys,

    $10 is less than 3 coffees a year.



  • @Spartan117:

    Cmon Guys,

    $10 is less than 3 coffees a year.

    I tried to do it last week but when i put my credit card details in it said you have an Account with Paypal and to do it through there, but the problem is i haven’t used Paypal in about 5 years.
    Then you Login to Paypal and it says will send you a code but it doesn’t let you update the Mobile number as the number they have at the moment was my old mobile number 6 years ago 😠 .
    All those Emails on years gone by to update my Profile with Paypal and i always used to delete them without opening them 😆 .

    Geo help!!!


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    @foreveratiger:

    @Spartan117:

    Cmon Guys,

    $10 is less than 3 coffees a year.

    I tried to do it last week but when i put my credit card details in it said you have an Account with Paypal and to do it through there, but the problem is i haven’t used Paypal in about 5 years.
    Then you Login to Paypal and it says will send you a code but it doesn’t let you update the Mobile number as the number they have at the moment was my old mobile number 6 years ago 😠 .
    All those Emails on years gone by to update my Profile with Paypal and i always used to delete them without opening them 😆 .

    Geo help!!!

    Same thing happened to me FT when I tried to use the CC…hadn’t used paypal for ages… but I fluked the password then it took the CC payment 😮😆

    Only thing I can suggest is create another paypal account or if you know the email you used to set up the original one and it still exists click forgotten password…it should send the code to the email address then you can reset the passwood… 😕



  • @Geo.:

    @foreveratiger:

    @Spartan117:

    Cmon Guys,

    $10 is less than 3 coffees a year.

    I tried to do it last week but when i put my credit card details in it said you have an Account with Paypal and to do it through there, but the problem is i haven’t used Paypal in about 5 years.
    Then you Login to Paypal and it says will send you a code but it doesn’t let you update the Mobile number as the number they have at the moment was my old mobile number 6 years ago 😠 .
    All those Emails on years gone by to update my Profile with Paypal and i always used to delete them without opening them 😆 .

    Geo help!!!

    Same thing happened to me FT when I tried to use the CC…hadn’t used paypal for ages… but I fluked the password then it took the CC payment 😮😆

    Only thing I can suggest is create another paypal account or if you know the email you used to set up the original one and it still exists click forgotten password…it should send the code to the email address then you can reset the passwood… 😕

    It allows me to get in with my Login but then it says it will send me a code to put on my mobile number to verify who i am , but the problem is that it doesn’t allow me to change and update my new mobile number.

    It’s all good i’ve done it using someone i know that doesn’t have a Paypal Account.

    I just got a notification from the Wests Tigers Forum saying it has received my payment and checked my bank Account and it’s gone through .



  • I have donated in the past, but I have not seen any details on how to donate. Please, would someone post the necessary details.


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    @MightyMaggy:

    I have donated in the past, but I have not seen any details on how to donate. Please, would someone post the necessary details.

    At the top of the index page you should see a banner 2017 forum appeal… like an add …click on that and it takes you to the donations page…



  • @foreveratiger:

    @Spartan117:

    Cmon Guys,

    $10 is less than 3 coffees a year.

    I tried to do it last week but when i put my credit card details in it said you have an Account with Paypal and to do it through there, but the problem is i haven’t used Paypal in about 5 years.
    Then you Login to Paypal and it says will send you a code but it doesn’t let you update the Mobile number as the number they have at the moment was my old mobile number 6 years ago 😠 .
    All those Emails on years gone by to update my Profile with Paypal and i always used to delete them without opening them 😆 .

    Geo help!!!

    same thing happened to me. I just donated via the missus.



  • @Kul:

    Sure.

    Yes, it’s legit. We’ve run this a couple of times before.
    There are some details on the link, but to answer your questions directly…

    • Money goes into and stays in a Paypal account.
    • The money is then used to pay hosting bills, backup services, etc.

    Any funds raised are pooled with adverting income and used to offset the running and maintenance costs, which always exceed any amount available, therefore the balance has to come out of my back pocket.

    There is no governance structure in place. I’m happy to discuss something, but in the scheme of things I’ve always been of the opinion that something like that would require significant effort for what is otherwise an insignificant amount.

    This appeal is a simple way that people can contribute if they wish.

    Hey Kul,I will be happy to donate to the forum….I will pay by card in the next few days . cheers mate…



  • My credit card got hacked on the weekend when i get a new one i will make a donation.Should only be a week maximum



  • I’ve been burned before as I explained to Kul a few years ago , anyone know whether The Australia Post credit cards will work ??


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