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Old 02-06-2019, 11:01 AM   #1
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Default Turbobricks Fund Drive! 2019 (Completed!)

Back in 2017 we did our second big fund raiser and really did a great job of pulling in a lot of new members to the 'contributor' group. We also received a lot of support from our existing contributors as well and far surpassed our goal.

Since our last drive we have made some significant back-end changes to set us up for being able to roll out the next rendition of Turbobricks as well as clear up some problems we were having. After many years (over a decade in fact) we decided to leave our hosting company that although had treated us well, was unable to provide us the server capabilities we required at a price we could justify. Our new hosting company was able to set us up with a custom dedicated server that was superior at nearly half the cost! The move gave us the opportunity to upgrade some of the server software which allowed us to make some changes to the board itself to help things run quite a bit more smoothly as well.

Over the last few months I've been covering the hosting until I had a better idea of what we were going to be doing for future changes and funding. However I was recently offered an incredible deal as one of the new companies top clients and pre-paid our hosting out of pocket. As you know, we remain user funded by contributions rather than advertisement or sponsorship. I would like to raise $2000 by the end of the month to cover our expenses for the next 3 years!

I know that sounds like a lot to come up with but i'm confident we can do this together and keep our grassroots community self sufficient. So many of us are passionate about our online family and are willing to chip in whatever is necessary, I'm hoping we can encourage many new contributors to donate this round as well. Here are some updated 2019 stats for you:
  • If everyone who has over 1,000 posts chipped in $10 we would have: $8,930
  • If everyone over 10,000 posts doubled down and chipped in $20 we would have an additional: $2,012
  • If everyone over 100 posts thats currently not a contributor gave just $5 we would have $5,525 more!

Donate here: http://www.turbobricks.com/donate.php

Thanks guys. I know we can do it!
* if you are needing contributor status for the first time, please PM me!
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:02 AM   #2
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Fund Fun #1:

**Sticker orders currently being processed and mailed out.
https://goo.gl/forms/KFuhJHcPw1jQyFpf2





Fund Fun #2:

By recommendation from 240240, I understand a few of you want to ban some mods? Deal. Anyone who donates $50+ can choose a mod to ban for 24 hours. PM me with your requests!




Fund Fun #3:

C&M 2019...full of failure

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:47 PM   #3
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By recommendation from 240240, I understand a few of you want to ban some mods? Deal. Anyone who donates $50+ can choose a mod to ban for 24 hours. PM me with your requests!


ooooo I'll have to ponder that
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:07 PM   #4
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sent $25, thanks for keeping this forum going...Hope you are doing well!
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Old 02-13-2019, 06:25 PM   #5
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Fund Fun #2:

By recommendation from 240240, I understand a few of you want to ban some mods? Deal. Anyone who donates $50+ can choose a mod to ban for 24 hours. PM me with your requests!

I just want to change someone's username for a week, would $50 do it?

Its not dirty/offensive or whatnot.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thermometer-o-cash, v.2019.

$50 sent.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:00 PM   #7
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:21 PM   #8
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$50 donation sent on behalf of myself and Gwen850. Been meaning to send funds for a while, just kept slipping my mind.

Thanks for all the behind the scenes, thankless work you do Dana!
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:38 PM   #9
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Thanks guys, we're off to a great start!

Finalizing some ideas here for some fun bonus stuff. I'll start off by saying any donation of $25+ gets a free turbobricks sticker + username sticker. I'll be setting up a form for that shortly.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:33 PM   #10
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wasn't able to donate much this time around but you own my $11.69 paypal balance now, lol
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:43 PM   #11
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Donated $27 CDN = $20 USD.
Darn exchange!
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:01 PM   #12
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:21 PM   #13
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Donated some dough.
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Old 02-06-2019, 02:44 PM   #14
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Let's do this!
I donated some Deutsche Mark
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Sending shortly, had been meaning to do so but kept getting sidetracked.
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:10 PM   #16
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:23 PM   #17
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Emptied out the $12 in my paypal balance
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:46 PM   #18
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Done. I have gained so much invaluable knowledge from here, so I'm always happy to support whenever needed!
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:55 PM   #19
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If I donate $3.50 how many M cams do I get
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Old 02-06-2019, 03:58 PM   #20
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If I donate $3.50 how many M cams do I get
For $5.30 you get an ultra-rare Sigma cam.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:18 PM   #21
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you guys are awesome, thanks again for helping out!
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Old 02-06-2019, 05:13 PM   #22
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:37 PM   #23
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Done. I can help with decals and such if needed, Gary may vouch for me.

Thanks for everything Dana and co., this site has helped me possibly save an old car or two, and make a bunch of friends along the way.
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:37 PM   #24
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Old 02-06-2019, 04:49 PM   #25
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