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Let's Put this Freepathon to Rest
My own thoughts... | 05/01/08 | DoughtyOne

Posted on 05/01/2008 11:41:37 AM PDT by DoughtyOne

Hello Folks:

It's May 1st and I'd like to ask you for a little help. The current Freepathon started on April 1st. Here we are a month later and the total given or pledged is sputtering toward the finish line. I appreciate everyone's constributions to date. It's impressive that we come together like this to support the forum. Despite the great job that has been done, I still think we can do better.

We are still thousands from the goal. I'd like to put a big dent in the amount remaining to be covered. Will some of you please join me to end this today.

As soon as I hit the post key, I am going to contribute $100 more to the Freepathon. I would appreciate it if others would join me, and we could retire this Freepathon by late this afternoon.

Those who can, please join me with $100. Those who can't, how about $50 or $25.

We're not that far from the goal. A little over Fifty of us could end this thing. Are there fifty of you out there willing to join me?

How about it?

Thanks in advance to those who do join me. I appreciate it and I know Jim and John will also.


TOPICS: Free Republic
KEYWORDS: donations; forum; freepathon; support
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1 posted on 05/01/2008 11:41:38 AM PDT by DoughtyOne
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I’ve given a couple of times in the past, but am starting to wonder about the high $$ amount shown as spending on monthly “administration and programming expenses”. Perhaps others would be more generous if they better understood where their money was going.


2 posted on 05/01/2008 11:44:18 AM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DoughtyOne

Just returned from making the additional donation.

Let’s put this sucker to rest. How about it folks?


3 posted on 05/01/2008 11:45:48 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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To: Cementjungle

Bud, if you have doubts, don’t support the forum.

Folks, I’m not here to explain why it costs what it doest to run the forum.

I’m here to ask for some help.

If you value the forum and wish to help out, that would be nice.

If you have concerns about things and don’t want to support the forum, please move on.


4 posted on 05/01/2008 11:48:17 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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To: Cementjungle
but am starting to wonder about the high $$ amount shown as spending on monthly “administration and programming expenses”.

The big problem is the legal threat from users posting copywrited material. Those users don't have legal exposure, but JimRob and FR are devastatingly exposed to it. They receive constant "cease and desist" warnings over the posting of such material, inadvertent or otherwise. It's been an ongoing battle to constantly monitor content in order to prevent further litigation.

It's kind of like funding a disaster-response team.

Needless to say they have to watch posts like a hawk to keep on top of things. I'm surprised "administration" expenses aren't higher.

I'm a monthly myself.

5 posted on 05/01/2008 11:50:58 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Cementjungle

If you appreciate what the site stands for and what it has to offer in the way of up to date news, troop support, conversation with like-minded people and prayer support and comfort, it’s easy to see that a couple dollars per person per month is little to pay for what you get in return.

Cheaper than a daily, liberal-rag newspaper.


6 posted on 05/01/2008 11:52:59 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: DoughtyOne

I’ve been here since before the fundraising threads started. Heck, I helped get them started.

Simple math shows that if we had 800 donors who gave a dollar a day, we wouldn’t even need to run fundraising threads.

Right now we’re just a few signups shy of 300,000 members. Granted, some of those have left and others have been banned, but we should be able to end this thing today.


7 posted on 05/01/2008 11:54:33 AM PDT by Vermonter
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To: DoughtyOne

ditto.


8 posted on 05/01/2008 11:54:43 AM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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To: DoughtyOne

BTW...please see this post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2009800/posts

Jim Robinson is in surgery today


9 posted on 05/01/2008 11:55:30 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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i’m a monthly, but I’ll throw another $20 into the kitty.

Seriously folks, we’re talking about the price of a sixpack or a carton of smokes and you get to keep FR around so we can all keep up with the stuff which is important in society. Is it really that hard to do? Or do we have to force JimRob to start putting banner ads on the site and annoying everybody?


10 posted on 05/01/2008 11:56:52 AM PDT by bpjam (Drill For Oil or Lose Your Job!! Vote Nov 3, 2008)
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Just added to my previous donation in order to help put this baby to rest, oh, and also to bump Utah up past Minnesota and Arkansas on the list of donations by state!! Challenge to other states...... (see who can catch up with CA and TX, ha ha)..... :^)

C’mon folks, it’s a good time to help put the Freepathon total over the top!


11 posted on 05/01/2008 11:59:10 AM PDT by Enchante (Obama: My 1930s Foreign Policy Goes Well With My 1960s Social Policy!)
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Oh drat. I was hoping folks wouldn’t mention Texas. I’m in California and I had hoped we could do this without them, so my state could remain number one.

Come on California. Texas... nevermind... ;-)


12 posted on 05/01/2008 12:01:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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To: DoughtyOne
If you have concerns about things and don’t want to support the forum, please move on.

I didn't say I don't want to support the forum, and I have indeed given support and will again. I simply state that's it's helpful to sometimes explain to folks where their money goes... it's the Democrats who always want more and refuse to tell you why.

13 posted on 05/01/2008 12:04:12 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: DoughtyOne

Just donated the equivalent of a dollar a day.

Every little bit helps, folks. If you can only do 10 bucks, then do 10 bucks. Something really is better than nothing.

Just imagine having to endure the reign of Obama or Hillary (or... *shudder* both) without this site.


14 posted on 05/01/2008 12:07:10 PM PDT by NinoFan
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To: Cementjungle

If you would like to find out what these funds support, please start here.

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/freepathon/index?tab=articles

I don’t have a problem with telling you, but that isn’t what this thread is about.

This thread is about one Freeper asking other Freepers to help him with a specific request.

If you need more info, please check out the normal Freepathon threads. There’s information related to your request on them.


15 posted on 05/01/2008 12:08:53 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain is a poison pill. Accept it! http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2006492/posts)
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Just donated fifty...from California. :-)


16 posted on 05/01/2008 12:09:46 PM PDT by ChowChowFace
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I threw in $50 to push Tennessee ahead of Washington. Where are Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas? Come on guys, dig deep!

TnGop


17 posted on 05/01/2008 12:13:38 PM PDT by TnGOP (Petey the dog is my foriegn policy advisor. He's really quite good!)
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Okay. $100 for me. I guess I have to give up that new majolica pitcher on Williams-Sonoma....


18 posted on 05/01/2008 12:18:20 PM PDT by squarebarb
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To: DoughtyOne

I’m a monthy donor and just kicked in a little extra.

C’mon folks, let’s wrap this up.


19 posted on 05/01/2008 12:20:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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Ha ha Texas is ahead of California by about $25, take that you lotus-land folks!


20 posted on 05/01/2008 12:22:36 PM PDT by squarebarb
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