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    Funding for continuing VFTT

    Hello Members!

    It's been six years now since Darren 'retired' and I took over. The initial fund drive, plus residual donations have carried the board for that entire period, despite a continued decline in traffic. The bank account, however, is approaching empty, and so I am requesting people press the donate button and make a contribution via PayPal. Annual costs ran $493.95 for the last 12 months - $40/month for the servers ($20 each for a web server and database server) and $13.95 for the domain renewal. All it takes is about 55 members to make a $10 donation (PayPal takes their %) to cover it for a year, or 26 members at $20.

    There are a handful of people who make a much more sizeable donation annually (you know who you are) which I continue to appreciate.



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    Thanks to you and the other moderators for your time spent. My donation just went in

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    Quote Originally Posted by peakbagger View Post
    Thanks to you and the other moderators for your time spent. My donation just went in
    Agreed.

    And, my contribution has been submitted, as well.

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    Done. And thanks, I visit this site at least once a day.

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    Done. Thanks for all of your work maintaining the site.
    Sure. Why not.

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    How do I complete a donation? Is there a link somewhere I can click? Happy to contribute if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DayTrip View Post
    How do I complete a donation? Is there a link somewhere I can click? Happy to contribute if someone can point me in the right direction. Thanks.
    The orange donate button will take you to the PayPal donation page. It’s in the menu bar in the desktop/web view but doesn’t appear in the mobile view.

    Tim

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    Upper left hand corner, look for yellow donate button, click on it.

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    Thanks Tim. Love this site.

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    Done.

    Very valuable site. Thanks for all your hard work.
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    Thanks for keeping this site up.

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    Done.

    This was the very first URL I ever bookmarked 20+ years ago. A bit of nostalgia for me....

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    Thanks for the update and details. I've added to the pot.

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    Ditto, the 'echeck' is in the mail!
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    Done Thanks. I find this site a valuable resource

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