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Topic: Contributions
Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Subject: Contributions
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:00
I have been asked so here it is THIS Forum is Free to join and use It has been set up by Brian The Webmaster Whilst the cost is small IF people find it useful and wish to contribute (Look £1 per annum from every member would keep it up running and free) please PM any of the Mods OR the Webmaster for Paypal details .....THERE IS NO PRESSURE TO DO ANYTHING OTHER THAN USE THE FORUM  But people have asked and true to his feelings Brian does not like me posting this BUT Forum Members do ask


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Posted By: Pigford
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:08
Can we have a PAYPAL donation thingy set up?  Then it'd be easy for anyone to contribute Wink


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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:13
for that you have to ask BrianUK the webmaster

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Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:22
If he has a Paypal account linked to his email then if that email is in his profile only forum members could find it so contributions could be sent without putting an email here where it could get picked up by spammers, search engines, etc.



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+ Other Bikes & Projects!


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:53
yes it is linked to the e=mail a/c by the way

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Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:54
It is not uncommon for forums to ask for donations from happy members to help pay running costs, Wild Guzzi and Guzzitech do.

I have asked BRian previously for his paypal address so that i could make a donatioin, but he is uncomfortable with payment.

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 21:56
the one on his profile I know he is uncomfortable with it but hey that is Brian

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Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 22:03
I just did a test payment to see if it was paypal address, it went through. Reckon i will just make a contribution, if he gets offended he can always send it back, not meant maliciously Brian

If you use yourpaypal paying from a debit card or bank account and stateit is a gift then there is no fee to pay

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 22:06
Originally posted by Jim Mac Jim Mac wrote:

I just did a test payment to see if it was paypal address, it went through. Reckon i will just make a contribution, if he gets offended he can always send it back, not meant maliciously Brian

If you use your paypal paying from a debit card or bank account and state it is a gift then there is no fee to pay


It is coming up for the forums first anniversary so i am sure there will be some renewal payment or other.

I have just made a contribution by paypal

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 22:35
Yes, that is the correct email. Thanks Jim, got a note from PayPal.
 
Yes, we are coming up to our first anniversary so the next year's payment will be due, BUT this is expected to be around £70 only, I don't want to be responsible for a surplus.


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 22:44
Brian, I have checked your profile and see no email address only the facility to email you.

Is this address visible only to moderators or am I missing the obvious?

Thanks Darryl


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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 22:57
Interesting, I have it set as public.

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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 23:01
No, definitely cannot see an email address only the ability to send you one.


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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 12 Apr 2015 at 23:23
Brian Buddy no one here is going to bother if there is a surplus , so if there is ...hell get some stickers made with it bud you worry too much

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The Older i Get, The Better I Was


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:16
Can other members ( excluding moderators ) advise please if they can see the email address on Brians Profile as I ceratinly cannot see anything other than an ability to send an email to him?  Thumbs Up

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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: BondEquipe
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:17
No, just the ability to email through the site - hence my comment earlier.

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Stephen
Black & Gold LM2
+ Other Bikes & Projects!


Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:34
Originally posted by Tarquin Tarquin wrote:

Brian, I have checked your profile and see no email address only the facility to email you.

Is this address visible only to moderators or am I missing the obvious?

Thanks Darryl


That's all I can see.


Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:37
PM the mods and they will give you the address

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:44
We had the same situation on another Forum I visit.

People wanted to contribute

The voluntary subscription was set at £3 a year.

The members moaned about this being too low.

So we now have a Subscribe button with a drop down menu with two subscription levels £3 or £10 no more.

Would that be more agreeable to Brian do you think.




Posted By: Barry
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 08:55
Certainly wouldn't wish to cause Brian any embarrassment or discomfort, but I would like to buy him a beer (or equivalent) for his efforts in setting up this forum.

If he chooses to use his beer money to offset running costs, then good for him, and Cheers!


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 09:23
First of all, I'm trying to find out why my email doesn't appear in my profile.
 
Secondly, after some thought and discussion with the other mods, I will be sending any surplus on to a charity. This year it will be the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as they are responsible for me still being here.
 
So I will take money to cover the running costs (I don't charge expenses) and the remainder will go there. I just want to make it clear where the money will go.
 
If stickers were wanted, I have no problem with the idea, but I don't have the time to organise them, which would include sending them out individually.


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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: vendetta761
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 09:38
all sounds good, I will make a contribution for this year tonight and am happy that any surplus goes to a good cause, thanks again to all concerned.
 
Lets keep this row on the shoad ! Confused


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Posted By: Ken-Guzzibear
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 10:22
Fantastic idea Brian why not get a paypal link is that possible? Also Please from and contributions I believe it would be prudent to leave on the account "In hand" so to speak funds to cover 1 future year and a possible amount to cover any increases due to extra traffic.
 
It is easy to leave it into a paypal account and if the forum has an e-mail then could we get paypal on that I really believe no one has any issues with this whatsoever no matter what there is not likely to be any massive personal gain worth any worry.
 
This Forum from the very beginning has been based on Trust and Respect and the need to help and assist each other, Long may it be so, I believe anyone who cannot live with that, "hey don't let the door hitcha on the way out!" LOL
 
IF it were called for I can get stickers or badges from the same people who make the Tee Shirt logo happy to post them but no point unless there is a call for at least say 50 of them.
 
After all Ray got Cards done and had Guzziriders Logo Mugs at cost + Postage


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Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 13 Apr 2015 at 12:28
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

First of all, I'm trying to find out why my email doesn't appear in my profile.
 
Secondly, after some thought and discussion with the other mods, I will be sending any surplus on to a charity. This year it will be the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as they are responsible for me still being here.
 
So I will take money to cover the running costs (I don't charge expenses) and the remainder will go there. I just want to make it clear where the money will go.
 
If stickers were wanted, I have no problem with the idea, but I don't have the time to organise them, which would include sending them out individually.



Very happy with that arrangementBig smile


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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 07:34
Originally posted by Ken-Guzzibear Ken-Guzzibear wrote:

  I believe it would be prudent to leave on the account "In hand" so to speak funds to cover 1 future year and a possible amount to cover any increases due to extra traffic.
 
It is easy to leave it into a paypal account and if the forum has an e-mail then could we get paypal on that I really believe no one has any issues with this whatsoever no matter what there is not likely to be any massive personal gain worth any worry.



To me, that is the way forward and whilst I and some others have already made a small contribution to help pay for this wonderful facility, it perhaps should be left as a voluntary, non mandatory thing.

That said, if it is made easier to contribute by using a direct link to paypal, I am sure the vast majority would make their £1 donation.

Just a thoughtThumbs Up


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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 08:35
I don't think it's possible to have a "donate" button with this forum software.
 
The forum does have an email - forum@ - but if setting up with PayPal, do you not have to have a specific bank account or credit card registered specifically for that PayPal email?


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Tarquin
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 09:42
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

I don't think it's possible to have a "donate" button with this forum software.
 
The forum does have an email - forum@ - but if setting up with PayPal, do you not have to have a specific bank account or credit card registered specifically for that PayPal email?


Come to think of it Brian, I think you are correct.

Just need a means of people being made aware of your paypal email address somehow without compromising financial security.Thumbs Up


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California 111 70th Anniversary Model, California 1100i 75th Anniversary Model, Honda ST1300


“Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.”


Posted By: Pigford
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 13:52
I've sent some pennies. Beer

I agree with Ken-GuzziBear, hold back the surplus for the site.


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Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 15:19
Re paypal, it can be any account or card owned by the person setting up the paypal account, doesnt need to be a 'club' or group account

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 17:20
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

First of all, I'm trying to find out why my email doesn't appear in my profile.


This is deliberate to protect you from junk mail and phishing or worse.

"E-mail public" only means (or should) that there is a link that other users can click on to send you an e-mail, the software actually does this, not the user,  because it does not tell them the actual e-mail address to keep it protected.

Bad web robots are trawling web pages all the time looking for e-mail addresses to send advertising junk mail to, or viruses; similarly DO NOT put your private telephone number or postal address on the web.




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Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 17:22
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

I don't think it's possible to have a "donate" button with this forum software.
 
The forum does have an email - forum@ - but if setting up with PayPal, do you not have to have a specific bank account or credit card registered specifically for that PayPal email?


Try adding 'forum@ ...' as one of the PayPal e-mails, see if it accepts it.




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"Chicken nuggets don't dance on a Tuesday."


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 17:40
I didn't realise you could have more than one email to a PayPal account, will look into it.
 
You are right regarding the forum software, it wasn't like that on the other forum - earlier WebWiz. And AFAIK no non registered member can access member profiles.


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 18:42
Even so, actual e-mail addresses still shouldn't be visible to bona-fide members.



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"Chicken nuggets don't dance on a Tuesday."


Posted By: theoneandonly
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 20:01
tell you what .....i will go round and Brian and i will eat/drink the left-over money ! 

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Posted By: Oldrat
Date Posted: 14 Apr 2015 at 21:25
Originally posted by Brian UK Brian UK wrote:

I will be sending any surplus on to a charity. This year it will be the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, as they are responsible for me still being here.
 
So I will take money to cover the running costs (I don't charge expenses) and the remainder will go there. I just want to make it clear where the money will go.
 



I too am happy with that Brian.
Well done matey.


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1980 LM 2, Coburn and Hughes.
2017 BMW R1200 GSA


Posted By: DSL
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 17:36
What about Selling some advertising space?  Other forums are doing it.  I don't mind seeing it as long as its done responsibly.  Particularly if its Guzzi related sites.   

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86 MG Lemans 1000
03 Ninja 250


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 17:45
Don't fancy that idea. A while back I was running Google banner ads on my web pages, then got a malware virus as a result. Presumably other users could too. So that was the end of that. Shame as it did in fact just about pay for the hosting. Nowadays I use an ad blocker anyway so it would just look like useless white space.

But anyway IME it has the potential of being more trouble than it's worth. Another forum site I am loosely involved with relies on donations only, and very successfully.




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Posted By: DSL
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 17:52
Under stand,  I use an add blocker as well.  

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76 BMW R90S Hybrid
86 MG Lemans 1000
03 Ninja 250


Posted By: carl
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2017 at 21:19
Where can or how can I make my donation, I have a pay pal account, where is this email address, 
  Well done Brian a great cause, well deserving of any donations, 


Posted By: c13pep
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2017 at 22:03
Yes I only see send email and not the actual address
Chris

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Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 04 Dec 2017 at 22:31
It was all covered in the other topic. http://guzziriders.org/free-to-use-contributions-welcome_topic610.html" rel="nofollow - http://guzziriders.org/free-to-use-contributions-welcome_topic610.html
But it's brianlec at btinternet.com  For obvious reasons you will have to convert this to email format.
 
 


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Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:17
Having just paid out for the next year at £130, small donations would be welcome. But I am happy to always pay a part of this, not intending to make a profit.
 
By the way, if anyone does make a small contribution, it would help me if you could include your forum name too, but thank you to all who have helped anyway.


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 10:58
Small donation made. Better value and more useful than MGOC.......


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1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 12:40
Thank you.

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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: OldJohnboy
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 13:34
Contribution sent.


Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 14:27
Can someone do an idiots guide please like.....

go to pay pal click on do dah etc.


Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 15:02
If you have a paypal account:

go to your account and click on the "Pay or send money"  tab.

choose "send money to friends or family"

enter the email address of the person you're sending to

put in the amount

press continue

..... and that's it.

friends and family means that the recipient doesn't have to pay any fees (and neither do you).


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Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2


Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 15:08
you need to pay by debit card or from your bank account to avoid a fee.  if you have a credit card registered at Paypal that i used as a default they will charge you

if you pay in a foreign currency, Paypal will deduct a conversion charge and pay remainder in £

i dont think the charges are much unless you want to donate a huge sum 


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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: Mike H
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 19:13
Done. Thumbs Up


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"Chicken nuggets don't dance on a Tuesday."


Posted By: David Owen
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 19:26
On behalf of us neo-Luddites who don't do the Paypal thing, is there another way to support the cause, comrade?


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 19:29
Thanks all.


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: red leader one
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 19:38
Originally posted by David Owen David Owen wrote:

On behalf of us neo-Luddites who don't do the Paypal thing, is there another way to support the cause, comrade?


+1


Posted By: Brian UK
Date Posted: 05 Dec 2017 at 20:14
Spread the word? It all helps.
 
Financially there isn't an alternative simple way really.


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Brian.

Better 5 minutes late in this world than years early in the next.


Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 10:46
Originally posted by Jim Mac Jim Mac wrote:

you need to pay by debit card or from your bank account to avoid a fee.  if you have a credit card registered at Paypal that i used as a default they will charge you


That's not quite right. If your credit card is your main source of funds there's no charge. At least there isn't for me......


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Ian
1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2


Posted By: Dukedesmo
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 11:15
Donation sent Thumbs Up

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Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 11:53
Originally posted by iansoady iansoady wrote:

Originally posted by Jim Mac Jim Mac wrote:

you need to pay by debit card or from your bank account to avoid a fee.  if you have a credit card registered at Paypal that i used as a default they will charge you


That's not quite right. If your credit card is your main source of funds there's no charge. At least there isn't for me......

Paypal state:  No fee to use you Bak Balance or Debit Card to send GBP in the UK.   i used my credit card linked to my paypal account to send a test payment - i got charged for it.  as i said unless you send a lot of money any fee will be low



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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young


Posted By: iansoady
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 12:18
I've just checked my credit card and paypal statements. I've made about 8 payments in the last month or so and none have been charged extra.

However..... if you actually use the credit card to make the payment rather than having it as your "source of funds" you possibly will be charged.

Using a credit card as main source of funds does carry a small risk as it is what's called a "continuous payment authority" which can be tricky to rescind. I once had to cancel a credit card because of one of those (not paypal).


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1982 V50
1952 Norton ES2


Posted By: Jim Mac
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2017 at 15:12
You wont get charged for using a credit card to pay for something you have purchased becuase Paypal will pass the charge on to the seller,  but they wont absorb the transaction the payment on a gift

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Norge 1200 GT 8v   T5 Polizia
Too old to die young



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