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Little House on Unaka | July 10, 2011 | don-o

Posted on 07/10/2011 9:01:04 AM PDT by don-o

This morning, I was clicking around on this site to see if I could find anything to help a poster who was having trouble with his display. I was looking for the "Preferences" page which is accessed from the "Account" page.

And, at the very top of the "Account" page is this recap of my own account.

You've posted a total of 842 threads and 40,007 replies.

Now, I have been a member here for a while, but any way you slice it, that is a LOT of use.

I'll simply suggest that anyone who reads this, please check your usage. There is a FReepathon (fund raiser) going on. Every one of those 842 threads and 40,007 replies involved cost that has to be paid for.

I could do the math and post resulting fraction of a cent that I have given to cover that cost. It would be very, very tiny.

But, it would not be zero.

Please think about it. Thank you for reading.


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1 posted on 07/10/2011 9:01:07 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o; Jim Robinson; John Robinson
Would it be too much to ask Jim Robinson or John Robinson to give a rough estimate of the cost?

Given my posting volume, I might need to increase my monthly.

Cheers!

2 posted on 07/10/2011 9:05:39 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: don-o

I’ve been here awhile but I do more reading than posting. FR is always on one of my IE tabs.

You’ve posted a total of 5 threads and 517 replies.


3 posted on 07/10/2011 9:08:23 AM PDT by digital-olive
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To: grey_whiskers

https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/budget

Found this. I assume it is current,


4 posted on 07/10/2011 9:09:30 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: grey_whiskers

The cost per view would be small but the largest subtotal amount of the total cost. People who just view need to help also.


5 posted on 07/10/2011 9:11:12 AM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking for that box I am supposed to think out of.)
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To: don-o

Where else could you get this amount of info, enjoyment and discourse for the price? All while helping the conservative cause?


6 posted on 07/10/2011 9:12:05 AM PDT by umgud
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To: don-o
Wow, sweetie, I'm way behind you. I've posted a total of 350 threads and 16,236 replies. That's since I had an account, a little over 7 years.

I agree there's something to be said for looking at your stats and pondering the concept of "fairness".

7 posted on 07/10/2011 9:12:26 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("Justice and judgment are the foundation of His throne." Psalm 89:14)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; All

I want it to be clear that the Mrs was in no way solicited or coerced to support this thread.

She’s just smart, that way.


8 posted on 07/10/2011 9:14:25 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: don-o

If I am correct, look at the URL at the top of your browser. This thread would be thread number 2,746,389. Wow!


9 posted on 07/10/2011 9:17:28 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: umgud
Where else could you get this

There is no place. Consider the many attempts for "alternative" sites. They spring up, flourish for a bit. Then they crash and burn. More than once.

Don't ask me for details. I don't go there. But, I get reliable information from those who do keep up with such.

We need Free Republic. Free and clear.

10 posted on 07/10/2011 9:19:55 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Why?


11 posted on 07/10/2011 9:23:36 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: svcw
To make sure that I defray the costs I incur for the site.

It may be non-profit but it is not intended to be an entitlement program.

Cheers!

12 posted on 07/10/2011 9:24:34 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: grey_whiskers

Well played!


13 posted on 07/10/2011 9:29:38 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: don-o; Admin Moderator
From my Account page: "You've posted a total of 8 threads and 8,999 replies. "

Now an even 9,000.

I donate using automatic credit-card payments monthly.

I wish it was easier to be reminded of my present level of contribution. I would up it by a couple of bucks a month, but I run the risk of inadvertantly reducing my contribution. Is there a way to find this information?

(Mrs. Tell handles the checkbook, so I seldom even have to look at a credit card bill.)

14 posted on 07/10/2011 9:34:56 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: don-o; Mrs. Don-o

Good thread, good advice and posts were ‘sweet’. :)


15 posted on 07/10/2011 9:35:27 AM PDT by presently no screen name ( The Palin Party: The Party of Patriots.)
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To: William Tell; Jim Robinson
I wish it was easier to be reminded of my present level of contribution. I would up it by a couple of bucks a month, but I run the risk of inadvertantly reducing my contribution. Is there a way to find this information?

Let's ask The Boss.

16 posted on 07/10/2011 9:39:57 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: William Tell

>>>(Mrs. Tell handles the checkbook, so I seldom even have to look at a credit card bill.)

Maybe you could just once? Or have Mrs.Tell tell you what it is?? Just a thought... well, two. :)


17 posted on 07/10/2011 9:41:54 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: don-o
You've posted a total of 1 thread and 5,125 replies
I think I wanted to know about a rug one time . .
18 posted on 07/10/2011 9:44:19 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: don-o

Great idea for a freepathon thread!

(59 threads and 6,697 replies)

I do so love this place!


19 posted on 07/10/2011 9:45:07 AM PDT by MaryFromMichigan
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To: CodeToad
If I am correct, look at the URL at the top of your browser. This thread would be thread number 2,746,389. Wow!

If memory serves me correctly, there was a server change around 2002/2003 that reset this number also so it may be far, far larger than that.

20 posted on 07/10/2011 9:45:30 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: Keith in Iowa
Keith in Iowa said: "Or have Mrs.Tell tell you what it is?? "

I so appreciate Mrs. Tell handling this chore that I try to keep my expectations low. I will save HER energy for something more important.

21 posted on 07/10/2011 9:54:06 AM PDT by William Tell
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To: grey_whiskers

Free Republic is the single best source of news and information anywhere today. We are able to get information from an infinite number of sources, posted by thousands of Freepers all trying to put up the most interesting tidbit the quickest. You know that many times we’ll see a breaking news story here on Free Republic before you’ll see it anywhere else. I am very thankful for this forum and hope it will continue for many years.


22 posted on 07/10/2011 9:59:09 AM PDT by woofer2425 (You will all be using Macs within 5 years)
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To: HonCitizen; Girlene; livius; stephenjohnbanker; Son House; ABQHispConservative; Lexinom; okie01; ...

One time “off topic” use of the Honduras list (the only one I keep) for something to think about, and, as needed, act upon.

Other list keepers are urged to do the same. We have a lot of ping lists out there.


23 posted on 07/10/2011 10:01:00 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: don-o
I got some grief awhile back for saying something that I'll say again. And that is that if AOL bought out Huff-And-Puffington post for $315,000,000 then FreeRepublic has substantial economic value. Because of that and because I see no reason why the Robinsons should not profit from this fantastic site I'd have no problem with some sensible advertising here. By conservative companies.

One poster gave me heck because Jim does not want to monitize the site. That's Jim and this is his baby but I'd really like to see the Robinsons make a few bucks more than what they have to ask for now. Just an thought.

24 posted on 07/10/2011 10:02:13 AM PDT by isthisnickcool (Sharia? No thanks.)
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A sponsoring FReeper will give $10 for each new monthly donor

25 posted on 07/10/2011 10:09:04 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: don-o
Wow.

I've only posted a total of 73 threads and 7,724 replies. But then I have only been here 1 1/3 years.

FR is an awesome site. I couldn't live without it very well. That's why everyone needs to donate. :-)

26 posted on 07/10/2011 10:15:19 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: isthisnickcool

Jim has been very clear on all that.

The more relevant question is why the majority of users give zero, zip, nada $$. If the users were doing the right thing in decent numbers, first, there would never be a FReepathon; and secondly, the owner would be doing quite well w/o catering to advertisers.


27 posted on 07/10/2011 10:15:35 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

That’s all? I could swear you’ve been pestering folks longer than that. ;)


28 posted on 07/10/2011 10:18:27 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

A n00b I am. :-)


29 posted on 07/10/2011 10:24:26 AM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: don-o

Well Said!
Great Post!


Go Ahead: Click It!



Click The Link Above To View Budget Page

Once we get our monthly donations to the point where they will cover all of our expenses, we will not need to have fundraisers.

Est. Recurring Monthly Contributions $11,058

Monthly Expenses
  Bandwidth and Colocation $2,430  
  System Administation and Programming 7,000  
  Administrative and Taxes 10,500  
  Legal and Accounting 1,000  
  Bank Fees, Credit Card Fees, Processing Fees 800  
  Equip, Maintenance and Repairs 300  
  Office Expenses, Rents, Insurance, Telephone, ISP, Supplies, Misc. 2,500  
  Travel Expenses 800 25,330
 

Est. Monthly Shortfall ($14,272)


Est. Recurring Monthly Contributions

This is the amount contributed by the monthly donors only. It does not include one-time donations.

Est. Monthly Shortfall

Amount needed in one-time donations per month or additional monthlies need to meet budget needs.


30 posted on 07/10/2011 10:27:17 AM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: don-o

I donate every Freep-a-Thon but my name never shows up. It used to but not anymore. I use the PayPal feature. They had my old e-mail address and I changed it this time to my curerent one AFTER I donated so maybe that was it. Or am I supposed to put my nick in the comment box?


31 posted on 07/10/2011 10:28:02 AM PDT by BipolarBob (Beer? That's the reason I get up in the afternoon.)
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To: don-o
You've posted a total of 134 threads and 3,520 replies. (since 3/3/2003)

FR is sometimes my news site because it does what Drudge does, there are articles pulled from other sites that the MSM would never report on. Plus, our posters are much smarter than the average news reader(Humblegunner completely excluded).

32 posted on 07/10/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT by submarinerswife (Insanity is doing the same thing over and over, while expecting different results~Einstein)
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To: don-o
Is don-o a misspelling of donor?
I don't post much but read daily and donate monthly!
Viva la FRevolucion!
33 posted on 07/10/2011 10:30:57 AM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: don-o; onyx; TheOldLady; RedMDer

Great way to put it ~ link to FReepathon thread maybe???? Someone? Ideas?

Well said don-o and thanks, you speak for a lot of us.


34 posted on 07/10/2011 10:35:08 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: BipolarBob

Couple of things, Bob.

The specific amounts are not disclosed; but donors can, if they wish, announce their own donation. For example, you could post on the FReepathon thread. “I’m sending a cashier’s check for $25,000” and everyone would know.

If you simply sent it in, when received Jim would note:

“We have incoming:
$25,000 from...whatever state you identified.”

Now, another way donors are self identified is by two lists - The Monthly Donor and the Dollar a Day.

Those lists are posted on the Freepathon along with how they work.

Monthly donors receive an e-mail notification each month.


35 posted on 07/10/2011 10:38:08 AM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: BipolarBob

Bob ~ you can choose to have your name on the monthly donor lists and/or the dollar a day club, you just have to let them know.

FReepmail Jim Rob or Onyx and it will be sorted out.


36 posted on 07/10/2011 10:38:27 AM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: don-o
This is a good thread.
Thank you for posting it.
37 posted on 07/10/2011 10:49:48 AM PDT by Bockscar (Thanks to the Freeper dogcaller for this tag line: --Muslims do not immigrate; they colonize--)
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To: don-o

You’ve posted a total of 19 threads and 3,717 replies. And I donate $20 a month. Get on board you lurkers! Thanks


38 posted on 07/10/2011 10:58:18 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: don-o
You've posted a total of 263 threads and 23,307 replies.

I feel like such a piker. ;^(

39 posted on 07/10/2011 11:14:21 AM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: BipolarBob; John Robinson

We rewrote that donor list program a few months ago but looks like it still has lingering problems. Will have to ask John to tinker with it some more.

Thank you very much, BipolarBob!!


40 posted on 07/10/2011 11:44:31 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: don-o

I’m a monthly - $25. Get about 95% of my news from here. Well worth it not to have to depend on the MSM or even Fox news in these times. This is an important forum, folks. Help us out.


41 posted on 07/10/2011 11:57:50 AM PDT by RatRipper (I'll ride a turtle to work every day before I buy anything from Government Motors.)
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To: BipolarBob

After you submit your info a page asks if you want your name posted or anonymous. The default is anonymous. You have to check the box to be posted.


42 posted on 07/10/2011 11:59:30 AM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: don-o

You’ve posted a total of 2 threads and 47,077 replies.

I’m surprised that mine is so low.


43 posted on 07/10/2011 12:03:24 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: William Tell

Thank you very much, William Tell!!

Yes, that’s another deficiency of our current system. It was written as and add-on to our system and is lacking in design. We didn’t use our freeper ID/password as an access key because many of our donations come in from lurkers and we didn’t want to make them have to register to donate. We did have a special user access tool for awhile, but discontinued it. John says he wants to redesign and rewrite the entire donor system, but that’s going to take some time.

By the way, if your listed email address is current, you should receive a reminder message each month about a week before we process your monthly.

Meanwhile, you have freepmail (or will have in a couple minutes).


44 posted on 07/10/2011 12:05:57 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: don-o

You’ve posted a total of 14 threads and 87,450 replies.

I donate $15 a month, plus extras if we have income. “Pay to play.”


45 posted on 07/10/2011 12:40:15 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is a revolution, damn it! We're going to have to offend somebody!" ~ John Adams)
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To: US_MilitaryRules

I don’t recall it asking me that information. It used to but the last two times I donated, it did not. It may be my computer. I’ve had things go wrong and mysteriously start working again for no reason.


46 posted on 07/10/2011 12:59:25 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Beer? That's the reason I get up in the afternoon.)
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To: Tax-chick; All
87,450 replies.

Folks, we have a new name at the top of the leader board.

47 posted on 07/10/2011 1:18:55 PM PDT by don-o (Abolish FReepathons. Be a monthly donor.)
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To: Springman; sergeantdave; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; ...
MICHIGAN PING LIST

Please freepmail me if you wish to be added or dropped from the mitten ping.

48 posted on 07/10/2011 2:17:50 PM PDT by grellis (I am Jill's overwhelming sense of disgust.)
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To: don-o

THANKS FOR YOUR ALERT to some of the raw facts of FR life.

May folks prayerfully consider what they can do.


49 posted on 07/10/2011 2:18:05 PM PDT by Quix (Times are a changin' INSURE you have believed in your heart & confessed Jesus as Lord Come NtheFlesh)
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To: Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; Tennessee Nana; ...

Ping for a great cause.


50 posted on 07/10/2011 2:20:34 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (My God can't be bribed by money or good works or bound by manmade "covenants". Romney's can.)
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