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Announcement: GIM for the next year 2018-19

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Scorpio

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As most of you know, we have been without a sponsor.
A replacement has not been pursued, nor will it/they.

So, here is the plan.

Come March 1, the paypal buttons will be put back on the site.
We will have a goal of $3000 to reach in donations to cover costs for 1 full year.

Any value achieved less than that goal, will shorten the period GIM remains open. This is my notification that I will no longer be responsible for covering the monthly costs to host/operate/and maintain the site.

No, the paypal link will not be put up prior. The link will remain up until the end of March only, then removed again.

For those that choose not to use paypal, I may provide an address, but don't count on it.

Thanks to all GIM members that have supported the site to date.

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EDIT TO ADD 2018 DONOR LIST
(space gap with - are those that wish to donate and not be recognized as such)

-newmisty
-bigfoot
searcher
glockngold
silvestor
Mujahideen
Son of Gloin
Hystck
arminius
<updated>
Goldhedge
shamash
Silver
Bottom Feeder
Pyramid
Prof Hyde
Merlin
the shootist
gringott
Rusty Shackleford
Irons
edsly48
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chrisflhtc
Stonedywank
mtnman
<SLV>
hoarder
tyrannyfree
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bigjon
lumpOgold
ctrl-z
oldgaranddad
pitw
birddog
Glasgow
Solarion
Mr Lucky
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Someone_else
Ericthecat
davycoppitt
gnome
Scald
abeland
nickndfl
Varmint Hunter
tigerwillow1
Agavegirl1
BigJim#1-8
Carrion Crow
Professor
Silver Art
Hystckndle
Uncle
hammerhead
tazzman
itsamess
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Goldbrix
Traderjoe
sandblaster
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southfork
Founding Fathers
luckabuck
Ensoniq
Lt Dan
Errosion
smooth
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Taezzer
Strawboss
Joe King
 
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GOLDZILLA

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Will it still be the same snail mail address as in past years?
 

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Please wait on that. Didn't renew in Dec, so don't know yet.
 

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Please wait on that. Didn't renew in Dec, so don't know yet.
cryptic.

K, I am actively looking for work that pays because I need filing fees for court So I will send some when able but I just will not do pay-pal. Hell I just might have to join up with the field workers because it is a flippin travesty what people who hire do these days. But?

There is a certain penny I know of that runs at a thousand duckets and pay-pal just won't do for that.
 

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Post on a few other forums where some have charter memberships. Not too expensive on a yearly basis. All have a donate button and a few have ads. Who knows??

Wish we had a bigger active member count. Be a shame to see the lights go out.
 

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What is the active user number / fair share? You could also set it up for monthly, quarterly or annual memberships.
How about a Ebay & Amazon link (or others) where the site gets a cut from sales linked to the site?
Other ideas?
 

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Just curious, how many active members here? Please suggest a donation amount. $10 per member or $20 ? What would be the magic number.

Ready and willing to pay my fair share, I like it here.
Coin of the Realm. Ya think? candie is dandie but if you lickher it is quicker. K, all silliness aside the boys take coin and they take credit er? They take credit for taking coin IDK. Just lay it out there.

Me? It is going to be a while because I do not do the spinning hamster wheel. I know I should get with a or the program but f that shit....if'n I need to I will just go dig it out of the ground.
 

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Shoulda bought bitcoin....
 

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Shoulda bought bitcoin....
think about it: where does a 'bit' go?

Yeah I am down with greasy money and slippery fingers. Cash is like ass "nobody knows who is getting it or accepting it," them personal accounting notes mean something.
 

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You can count on my donations Scorp. There are a great group of core members here who can help quite a bit to close the gap. Let us know what you need and we can help plan how to get us there.
 

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What if you had some porn sites as sponsors? As long as they didn't interfere with browsing who cares?
 

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re whoring ourselves out to any and all,

firstly, the pay per clicks types don't pay squat,
effectively they end up getting free ads, like amazon, et al

as for the trading/porn/viagra sites, really?
I just can't do it, as it isn't gim

Figure if'n we can't handle it then why bother?
 

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My rough figgeration there are less than 100 active members here.
<SWAG>

BF
It's more like an exclusive club then. I don't know about having me as a member though. I will increase my donation this year because it truly is my favorite forum and I belong to 13. I also quit a few because they went liberal. They can suck my dick too.
 

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My rough figgeration there are less than 100 active members here.
<SWAG>

BF
sorry have to doit as I have stared at the screen long enough... wtf is swag? look I have tried all the words and on the average I keep coming up with 'sexy white and gay' I just know I am way off base because I watched a show about this swag bags...oh shit...er, um? is this swag like when a guy gets his balls caught in the girls makeup compact?
 

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you would have to ask dial, he is the one that seems to assign a value to that stuff........
Perhaps Theodore "Andial" Butler could donate some of His newsletter earnings.
 

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I'm getting paid on Monday and will thankfully be in a position to throw a few doll hairs in too.
 

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I'm in. :).. I have 4 or 5 poker tournaments in March plus Jury duty. If I run good in one of the tourneys I will take a nice bite out of this for you.
 

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Perhaps Theodore "Andial" Butler could donate some of His newsletter earnings.
Chauncey, i use the pseudonym “Chauncey” Butler when writing, sir.
 

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SWAG = silly wild ass guess
 

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We could put up a bunch of sjw crap for just one day and get soros to fund it !
Yeah, if we could convince that conniving bastard we're going commie, 3G's would be nothing for him. Maybe we could get him to chip in twice that.
 

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found it on the urban dictionary....

If you got swag, you generally wear those shitty hats side way, and your ass hanging out like a fucking goof cause your pants are half way down your white ass legs. To break down the word, it means (Secretly We Are Gay). It is also a word that means to represent yourself/ the way you represent yourself, baggy clothes,
 

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100ish active members @ $30 each annually? That seems a pittance to pay for the value this site provides.

I despise paypal though.
 

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Scorp - I don't use paypal - but if you PM me an address will help out.
 
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