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Time for all good members to come to the aid of the site

Discussion in 'Site News' started by The_Roadie, Aug 3, 2014.

  1. Ed H

    Ed H Well-Known Member

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    I am now a proud (paid) premium member. :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the subtle prodding. I have mooched long enough.
     
  2. Robbabob

    Robbabob Gold Supporter

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    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! :crackup:

    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 ~
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  3. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    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.....
     
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  4. smokey262

    smokey262 Gold Supporter

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    I am in. Well worth it
     
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  5. IllogicTC

    IllogicTC Well-Known Member

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    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
    4.) ????
    5.) Profit in the form of laughter all around
     
  6. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    Except for that little problem of unjustly enriching the Vertical Scope greedheads by spending a buck there. :tongue:
     
  7. KaRo

    KaRo Active Member

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    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!
     
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  8. Mike w

    Mike w Well-Known Member

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    How many premium members do we have now?
     
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  9. Jman423

    Jman423 Site Owner Administrator

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    As of this post, there are 64 Premium Supporting Members. We sincerely appreaciate the support :tiphat:
     
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  10. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv Active Member

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    64 just seems really sad. I have personally saved thousands of dollars on what I've learned from the people running this place.
     
  11. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  12. Jman423

    Jman423 Site Owner Administrator

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    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.
     
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  13. Mike w

    Mike w Well-Known Member

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    I'm adding an additional donation Friday. You guys help me save$$
     
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  14. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    I just got this T-shirt. Saves time. :biggrin:

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  15. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    It *is* difficult, however, being the point guy in this thread however. :redface: Thanks for proving the GMTN mission still has legs. :thumbsup: :yes:
     
  16. Jman423

    Jman423 Site Owner Administrator

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    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.
     
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  17. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  18. SmokeyMcBlazer

    SmokeyMcBlazer Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  19. linneje

    linneje Silver Supporter

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    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)!
     
  20. Mike w

    Mike w Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  21. JamesL3

    JamesL3 Well-Known Member

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    As promised, I'm in. Ill donate more maybe after I pay some bills.
     
  22. silverunicorn

    silverunicorn Well-Known Member

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    Donated, sorry for the delay.

    Chris
     
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  23. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to all those who support the mission!
     
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  24. RayGumm

    RayGumm Well-Known Member

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    Un mas donaciaon. I will every check that I have a few extra bucks. Like cheap insurance. :smile:
     
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  25. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    Ray, you just wanted to be the Ancient and Honourable Premium Member #69, I bet. Well, you win. :thumbsup:
     
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  26. RayGumm

    RayGumm Well-Known Member

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    Which is odd, because I thought I was already a premium member as of about a month or more ago.. :undecided:

    I was just trying to make another donation on top of that.

    But I'll take the 69! :tongue:
     
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  27. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    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!
     
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  28. BlazingTrails

    BlazingTrails Banned

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    Did you get my pm last week??
     
  29. jrSS

    jrSS Well-Known Member

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    I donated a couple days ago.
     
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  30. mikemas

    mikemas Active Member

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    I'm a little late cause I've been busy, but late is better than never. How are the numbers looking now?
     
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  31. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv Active Member

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    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.
     
  32. reedtchsrv

    reedtchsrv Active Member

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    Sorry. Forgot to include my sad dog.
     

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    IllogicTC Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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  34. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, Mike. I see 71 as of today.
     
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  35. Mark20

    Mark20 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    mubai Gold Supporter

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    3 years!

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  37. JamesL3

    JamesL3 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a little behind on the tally, but we're over the 1% threshold now, correct?
     
  38. The_Roadie

    The_Roadie Well-Known Member

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    72 Premium Supporters :thumbsup: - 6265 total members. :woot: THOUSANDS of freeloading lurkers. :raspberry:
     
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    neohio Well-Known Member

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    Kinda makes us "premium members" feel a little more elite.
     
  40. Robbabob

    Robbabob Gold Supporter

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    Truly, WE... ARE... THE ... 1%! :thumbsup:

    ~in the voice of SNL from the mid '80's~
    "I feel a little more special, now, than before. Spe......cial" :crazy:
     

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