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Post by Admin Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:03 am

Hi All

I have just renewed our yearly forum hosting & domain, in recent years our donations have declined considerably & we no longer have the generosity once showed by certain members that are no longer with us, which means I myself have to mainly meet these costs.

I thank those of you who have donated recently, but having said this, in order for the site to continue in its present form I need more assistance to help cover these costs in future. So if you can help, then all donations are gratefully appreciated.

If you do donate help us further by selecting ‘Pay Friend’ to avoid the heavy PayPal fees being taken from what we actually receive. 

Click Link Here To Donate: http://paypal.me/EdWatts

Thank You

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Post by Bilbobaggins Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:22 am

Donation sent with thanks for your efforts in keeping forum going

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Post by IanH Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:38 am

Ed

Donation sent with thanks

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Post by Askit Mon Feb 05, 2024 8:54 am

Thanks for all your work on the forum Ed, donation sent.

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Post by Suppersready Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:36 am

Donation sent, many thanks.

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Post by rogerblack Mon Feb 05, 2024 10:56 am

Thanks for the reminder, happy to donate again but the link in your post seems to require signing up to Paypal, which I won't do (for reasons it's not appropriate to go into here).

I'm sure when I've made donations in the past this hasn't been necessary. I'm happy to make a direct transfer to a bank account, if you can let me have the necessary details - by private message if you prefer not to publish them here.

Really appreciate your work in keeping the forum running.

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Post by arkwright Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:02 am

Donation sent, your efforts are very much appreciated.
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Post by rgermain Mon Feb 05, 2024 11:10 am

Donation sent thanks, great site up!
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Post by Admin Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:07 pm

Thank you everyone that’s donated so far. I hate to have to ask but the reality is members are not as generous as they once were in the past. 

If others find the forum helpful and would like to contribute it’s greatly appreciated. Without these donations the alternative is to have sponsors or many adverts across the site which would be a last resort.

If you do donate please remember to add your username with your payment so I can tie your payment to your account in order to update your forum account to show you are a Donator, Thank you.

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Post by IanH Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:12 pm

I'd pay a hell of a lot more to never see another advert as long as I live Ed!!!! hugegrins
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Post by Admin Mon Feb 05, 2024 12:21 pm

IanH wrote:I'd pay a hell of a lot more to never see another advert as long as I live Ed!!!! hugegrins

Yes indeed Ian hence why we’ve never gone down this route  Forum Donations & Running Costs 1f44d

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Post by MalMonty Mon Feb 05, 2024 1:33 pm

Donation sent!  Found the site very useful since joining last year. Don't know what happened to my original Jakobite profile? So you'll see the donation as from MalMonty.
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Post by Geoff57 Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:21 pm

Donation happily sent.
Many thanks for all your good work and efforts.
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Post by frederic Mon Feb 05, 2024 2:33 pm

Bawbees frae frederic sent. 
As always, thanks for all your efforts
did before I read your Donators name request
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Post by Kdc Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:55 am

Donation sent.  Thanks for your work to provide a great site.
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Post by Cymro Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:16 am

Oooops - I saw the top message, and immediately made a donation. Then I looked at later messages - and found the one from Ed asking donors to add my username. Too late. 

But thanks very much for running the Forum, Ed. Long may it continue to thrive!

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Post by Eltel Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:00 am

Donation sent, hope it helps
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Post by harrysp Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:15 am

Rocky wrote:Ed - I am the same as Roger.  Had a bad experience with Paypal in the past and am not prepared to signup again.  If you are unable to turn guest payments on, please PM me with BACS details and I will happily contribute.

Regards,
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Same for me with problems with PayPal. Will happily contribute if there is another way to pay.

Thanks
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Post by Paulmold Tue Feb 06, 2024 10:45 am

Donation sent.  up!

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Post by Admin Tue Feb 06, 2024 12:18 pm

rogerblack wrote:Attn: Ed (Admin)

Further to my earlier post regarding not wishing to have to create a Paypal account, it seems that there is an option for the account requesting payment to be set to allow Guest Payments - should be something like "Select ON under PayPal Account Optional".

I'd guess this has been disabled at some stage on the forum donation account since I have definitely made donations before but I closed my Paypal account many, many years ago. 

I would love to continue to donate but will not be able to do so if it means creating a new Paypal account - maybe worth checking the Guest Pay setting as this doesn't currently appear on the page linked to for payments?

Hi Roger

Thanks for thinking of us.

As far as I’m aware you don’t need an account with PayPal to send money to someone like you used to, unless it’s changed of course unbeknown to me? You could pay using a debit card or credit card via PayPal without having to create an account. 

Having just looked it appears you can send payments still without creating an account with PayPal here https://www.paypal.com/va/webapps/mpp/send-money-online

I have replied to the message you sent me, sadly PayPal is the only way we accept payments as it just simplifies things for us, it allows us to keep a history of payments all in one place and we use PayPal to pay our expenses like hosting and domain renewals so it just makes things easy for us. 

Best Regards

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Post by PLOUGHLIN Tue Feb 06, 2024 1:21 pm

Admin wrote:

I see what you mean by not going through the link you don’t have the email address, don’t want to publish this publicly so will message you with these details. Thanks Ed

Ed, can you send me an email address too, please.


Donation sent by original link but forgot to say who I was.

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Post by timsurf2021 Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:57 pm

Donation sent, thank you for all the work you do for the forum.

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Post by Bobskate Tue Feb 06, 2024 7:08 pm

I’ve sent a donation but used PayPal. Being a bear of little brain could not see how I could do otherwise. Keep up the good work. This group is by far the friendliest I’m in with no (well very few😂) ‘rows’.
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Post by rogerblack Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:19 pm

Admin wrote:Hi Roger

I’ve tried both the PayPal app (which I use all the time) as well as logging in online via a browser, but can’t see anything like you describe sorry.

Regards

Ed.
Hi Ed

If you private message me with your bank details, I can do an online BACS transfer.  
If you're not happy to do that, then maybe you could let me have your postal address - 
I'd be happier to trust sending cash* in the post rather than using Paypal. 
*I haven't had a chequebook for years!

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Post by Rocky Tue Feb 06, 2024 8:49 pm

rogerblack wrote:Hi Ed

If you private message me with your bank details, I can do an online BACS transfer.  
If you're not happy to do that, then maybe you could let me have your postal address - 
I'd be happier to trust sending cash* in the post rather than using Paypal. 
*I haven't had a chequebook for years!

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