Discussion in 'Site News' started by The_Roadie, Aug 3, 2014.
I am now a proud (paid) premium member.
Thanks for the subtle prodding. I have mooched long enough.
The 1% fact struck me as quite odd. I just assumed there were many more paying than that. We know everyone saves a ton after learning the DIY from here. ME INCLUDED!
It's the one percenters that make the NATION go around!
The wife just lost her job, but I'll chip in a bonus now for the quick need ~ and WHEN we get to 2%~. You'll have to keep me posted.
~ $1.00 FROM EACH AND WE GET GRAVY ~
If we had a dollar from EVERY registered member, it would indeed be gravy. And the lurkers are even more numerous than that. It's the way of open-source software as well. And Public Broadcasting.
Some of the reasons for the 1% is non-renewal. But for FOUNDING members who joined up during the Great Trailvoy Exodus, and knew very well the non-profit mission we were on, to not renew is just plain forgetful, IMHO.
Thanks to all the recent joiners! It doesn't go to line the pockets of the staff - or corporate parasites in Toronto - it goes to the site hosting and licenses to keep the resource going to save fellow OWNER'S money.
I read about your wife - sorry.....
I am in. Well worth it
1.) Get a dollar for every member
2.) Tally up dollars, plan a small ad campaign
3.) Use the ad money to buy a slot on Trailvoy's sponsors bar
5.) Profit in the form of laughter all around
Except for that little problem of unjustly enriching the Vertical Scope greedheads by spending a buck there.
Got so many support from that site that helped me to do my own repairs. Time for give some support back, done my donation. Thank´s a lot!
How many premium members do we have now?
As of this post, there are 64 Premium Supporting Members. We sincerely appreaciate the support
64 just seems really sad. I have personally saved thousands of dollars on what I've learned from the people running this place.
There have been some donations by folks not jumping to the Premium Member threshold, and their support is also appreciated! And extra generous donations by folks who are ALREADY Premium Members. Thanks everyone for stepping up and recognizing this site would not EXIST except for wanting to help owners save money and keep their trucks on the road.
Roadie is correct, i did forget to include those that dontated outside of the Premum Supporting Memberships. There were 11 additional donations to fit in that category. Thank you to everyone that supports this community, whether you donate financially or contribue to the resources we offer.
I'm adding an additional donation Friday. You guys help me save$$
I just got this T-shirt. Saves time.
It *is* difficult, however, being the point guy in this thread however. Thanks for proving the GMTN mission still has legs.
TIme is scarce these days... There isn't enough time in my day to come home from work and then starting working on the websites and still have time to rally and woo the members (as only you can do). Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Drag Ghoster into this, he's much better with the witty come-backs.
Oh, I didn't mean it was hard time-wise ..... I just meant I haven't been a phone volunteer on an NPR beg-a-thon since the 70's in Boston. It's the admitting the site needs continuing support for the mission that's a bit out of my comfort zone.
Of all the forums that I am (or was) on, this is the first one I've ever felt was worth paying for. You guys got a great thing going on here so I ponied up for a membership. Great work everyone, thanks.
This site has saved me thousands and has had a ripple effect, as things I have learned here have helped me on my other GM vehicles as well.
So I did donate again. But no, you are not going to get the thousands (cause I don't have it)!
you got that right bro. I have NEVER paid for a sub before until I met GMT you guys make this site worth my dollar. GMTN all the way.
As promised, I'm in. Ill donate more maybe after I pay some bills.
Donated, sorry for the delay.
Thanks to all those who support the mission!
Un mas donaciaon. I will every check that I have a few extra bucks. Like cheap insurance.
Ray, you just wanted to be the Ancient and Honourable Premium Member #69, I bet. Well, you win.
Which is odd, because I thought I was already a premium member as of about a month or more ago..
I was just trying to make another donation on top of that.
But I'll take the 69!
Ahhhhhh, I was confused about what the payments data base was showing me....anyway - for extra donations, I missed a bet by not AUCTIONING off some desirable numbers. Enjoy!
Did you get my pm last week??
I donated a couple days ago.
I'm a little late cause I've been busy, but late is better than never. How are the numbers looking now?
Just kicked in a little coin.
If anyone has ever saved some dimes from the information on this site, I challenge you to donate some nickels.
Sorry. Forgot to include my sad dog.
Even just having access to the manuals in our Technical Discussion area rather than going out and buying them is an instant-savings that esteemed member Mooseman provides at absolutely no charge.
Corrected by the Roadie - Mooseman hosts them and pays for the bandwidth to save the burden being on the site, although we would gladly pick them up if he ever can't continue for whatever reason.
Thanks, Mike. I see 71 as of today.
Heck this site has even helped me on the Ford Exploder we picked up for the kids to use. Unfortunately it looks like it has a left rear axle seal leak. Don't know if I'll get to fixing it myself but I did top off the differential today.
I'm a little behind on the tally, but we're over the 1% threshold now, correct?
72 Premium Supporters - 6265 total members. :woot: THOUSANDS of freeloading lurkers.
Kinda makes us "premium members" feel a little more elite.
Truly, WE... ARE... THE ... 1%!
~in the voice of SNL from the mid '80's~
"I feel a little more special, now, than before. Spe......cial"
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